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2-23-2012 @ 11:11AM
Anyone else miss Dalaran as the central hangout? I love the art design and thought it was cool to share a neutral city with "the enemy".I know Shat was also a neutral city but Dal just has that amazing art.
2-23-2012 @ 11:26AM
I don't miss Daralan because I've bound all my toons' hearthstones there ever since the portals to Org/SW came back.
I do ... but not as much as I don't miss a deserted Stormwind or Ironforge.
2-23-2012 @ 11:36AM
No. Because I still hang out there sometimes. I do miss easy opp faction tags for holiday events. I do miss the portals to IF. Exo, Dar, and especially Shatt. I do miss making raids to do Wintergrasp.
2-23-2012 @ 11:41AM
I do. The first and most obvious reason is that it made some of the holidays where you have to find a female rogue tauren wearing pink horns (not an actual thing) a little easierBut it was also nice to just hang in front of the horde section and look at the differences or similarities in armor and mounts.Plus, being on a PVE server and not doing much PVP, sharing the neutral city reminded me that there is in fact another faction.As it is now, the horde isn't much more than an afterthought to me. Except when the occasional Blood Elf DK shows up in Stormwind and kills all the auctioneers
2-23-2012 @ 11:47AM
I miss an IF where people actually did stuff in. Back in wrath, that was the city to hang out in, but it's basically deserted now..
2-23-2012 @ 12:02PM
I still use Dalaran as my home city. As a mage it's easy for me to get to, is a lot less crowded, looks great, and has just about everything I'd want to do in Orgrimmar (Justice/Valor vendor is about the only exception).Plus, since they added the portals, I don't have to put up a DND tag or explain to every alt that whispers me that there's a quest that will take them back to Orgrimmar.
2-23-2012 @ 12:03PM
Ironforge was where all the cool people hung out :p Kind of like the Dwarven district in SW before people realized there was a bank and AH there.
2-23-2012 @ 12:09PM
What Shinae said. I keep my hearthstone in Dalaran. I love the look of the place. Thanks to the portal, if I need to do something in SW it's only a minute or two longer to get there than if I set it to SW in the first place. And when I hearth there after questing, dungeons or anything else, I have a nice lag-free place to sell grays and repair.Ironic, no? Choosing Dalaran because it's lag-free?
2-23-2012 @ 12:10PM
IF's layout is terrible, however - you have to run halfway across the city to get from trainers to a mailbox. Seriously - I'd consider setting a hearth in IF, but the lack of mailboxes is just untenable.
2-23-2012 @ 12:15PM
@ChillTroll rogue. Greatest thing ever was when you would just see a comment in trade pointing out where one was, and they would try to run away while being covered in snowflakes / flowers / turkeys.
2-23-2012 @ 12:32PM
I also have my hearth set in Dalaran. Dalaran at night is one of the best single pieces of art in the game.
2-23-2012 @ 3:24PM
As soon as it was possible, I moved most of my toons back to Dalaran. There are still a few that use the Hyjal Inn but having easy access to Northrend, the Caverns of Time, the Portal to the Dark Portal make it worth staying there for the most part. And judging from the number of people I see there these days, many other people have opted to do the same thing. Taking my main to the Exodar during Love is in the Air was time-consuming no matter where his hearthstone was.And frankly, Blizzard is going to have to do something really compelling during Mists to stay in Pandaria once my toons hit 90.
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