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2-08-2012 @ 2:31PM
Ive never understood why Orcs from Nagrand would call themselves "Frostwolf" when there is neither frost nor wolf in that region . . .
2-08-2012 @ 2:33PM
Nagrand's ecosystem used to be more diverse because there was more of it. It didn't always just stop and fall off into black infinite voids. Similarly, Blade's Edge wasn't always terraced, and Shadowmoon was once livable and not swarming with fel energy. Outland is just a chunk of Draneor, not the whole world. Much of her is gone.
2-08-2012 @ 2:58PM
pretty sure thats just simple retcon.they were frostwolf in azeroth, and retconned to have also been frostwolf in draenor as well.
2-08-2012 @ 3:10PM
Like Mr. Rossi said, Outland is just a chunk of Dranor. Immagine, if you will, that the region was a MASSIVE world, about the size of our own, or azeroth. Blade's Edge likely didn't directly boarder Zangermarsh with their diverse ecosystems, they were likely miles and miles apart. Thunderlord and Laughing Skull orcs probably hardly ever met under normal circumstances. How we got from a full and diverse world to a tiny and absurdly diverse world is that Nehr'zul inadvertently split the world in his mad bid for power and freedom from Kil'jaeden. In doing so he also drew the surviving fragments, which included the dark portal, together to form modern outland. This way, think of Nagrand as the orc's paradise, a fertile, perfect hunting ground where they could meet, trade, play, play-fight, and commune while feeling no want. It's quite possible that the Frostwolves were simply the closest clan. Garadar was simply formed as a refuge for the sickly and most elderly, and only came into its own as a village and settlement once the Horde left, and they weren't being raided for their supplies and most-able warriors. The only reason nagrand is so hale and hearty now is that it's had several years of being the only part of outland relatively unravaged by the legion or the Fel-Horde, and K'ure's energy is restoring it. Presumably with the death of Murmer in the Shadow Labyrinth as well as the death of Exarch Maladar, the region around Auchendoun will also begin to return to health. That is, assuming the sand-gnomes can be kept in check...
2-08-2012 @ 9:00PM
It's supposed tob e something like an 88 day journey from the sunwell to Booty bay via Zeppelin, according to the RPG books.Now, I don't mean to say all RPG stuff is Cannon, but I'd hope the geography is much larger than it's represented in the game. I like to think that the world of warcrat is just shrunk down to the relevant bits for this chapter of the story, and in reality Elwynn has dozens of little goldshire like communities, crossing the ocean to kalimdor is an arduous months long journey, and Stormwinds 5 districts are innumerably larger than shown.The logistics jsut don't make sense otherwise. There's nowheres near enough arable land to provide food for people, the total population of the whole world is less than medieval dublin, and provided this is the entirety of Azeroth, the presence of gravity suggests a completely differing set of laws governing physics!But, I don't wanna fly for 88 days to go from the Sunwell to Booty Bay, so it's fine they shrunk down the game world, and left the unimportant bits out for me. Taking 12 minutes is MUCH better, and just fine with me.Though anyone who flies for 12 minutes instead of using portals and hearthstones and teleports is either really into scenery, or just silly. ;)I hope the world gets MUCH bigger in WoW 2, should it ever be made.
2-08-2012 @ 10:17PM
You also have to take into account that the in-game worlds are FAR smaller than the "real" version of their worlds are. I remember one of the devs saying that in-game Kalimdor is about the size of Manhattan island, but that's only because having a game world that was true to size would mean you'd never get out of Durotar. Kalimdor is actually a full-size continent in the setting, what we see when we play is a very very condensed version.In reality (well, fantasy-world reality) the shattered remains of outlands, floating there in the nether, would probably be about the size of Asia or North America. You just can't show that, or it would take you weeks in real-time to ride from the Dark Portal to Zangarmarsh.
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