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12-16-2011 @ 8:14AM
Remove Outland and close the Dark Portal. Revamp Northrend storyline and squeeze all of 60-80 leveling into it (so that people actually see Icecrown and Storm Peaks while leveling). Eventually reintroduce Outland as the starting zone for the inevitable Burning Legion Returns expansion. it could also serve as a starting zone for new outland races (Arakoa, Etherals, Broken, etc).There, problem solved :P
12-16-2011 @ 8:32AM
Too much wishful thinking... I too would love to see some new playable races like the Ethereals, but I highly doubt Blizzard would just ditch the entire zone. Remaking all quests sounds more probable.
12-16-2011 @ 8:45AM
I'd propose something similar--do it with Cataclysm, instead. Close off the ships to Northrend, and the Dark Portal. Give access via the Caverns of Time for nostalgic people who would like to "go back in time and revisit it".But instead of revamping Outland or Northrend, revamp Cataclysm to support 60-80. I mean, it only makes sense, right? We have plenty of quests in Catalcysm to support it, and plenty of room. We have more than the odd zone that isn't really "used" and could really use the attention (Arathi Highlands and Silithus, anyone?).This way when we have to "revamp" again because content is "too old", we can repeat this process and just make all leveling up to the current content within the same expansion, so we don't get any time issues or aging issues ever again, until the next five or so years.
12-16-2011 @ 9:48AM
Wishful thinking it may be, but that's about the best idea regarding Outland I've heard in ages!
12-16-2011 @ 10:05AM
Good idea, but one change: instead of making it the starting area for outland races, make it the starting zone for the new Demon Hunter hero class. Illidan returns, bringing playable Demon Hunters with him, it write itself :D
12-16-2011 @ 2:40PM
I'm sorry, but to me personally, that sounds horrifying. Azeroth is so boring and dull. If they did something like that... just... ew. And while there are a few zones not used, I don't think it could support 20 levels.Outlands needs an update. Not a closing of an expansion.
12-16-2011 @ 8:20PM
@razion The Battle for Stromgarde. It could either be the new 60-70 or 70-80 if they reworked Northrend for 60-70. Ashenvale is contested Level 20-25. Duskwood, Wetlands and Hillsbrad are currently safe Level 20-25 zones. Take Dun Modr for the Alliance hub, Durnholde as the Horde Hub. Thandol Span and Throadin's Wall make natural barriers. Quests or PVP can be done for control over Southshore, Hammerfall, Refuge Point, Menethil Harbor and Stromgarde.It would only be 10 levels (or possibly 20) to rework, not 60 plus two new starting zones.
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