Shared Topic: The Best & Worst: Cities/Towns

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At the suggestion of Windsoar of Jaded Alt last week’s Shared Topic was all about the cities and towns of Azeroth, the good, the bad and the in-between.

After a long day of adventuring, where’s your favorite town to hang up your weapon, take off your boots or slippers and curl up with a glass of wine? (Or a skin of whatever swill you undead people drink.. how does that work anyway? I wouldn’t think you’d need food and water, but I see you nomming as much as the rest of us.)

What town makes you want to turn your charger around and race for the next outpost? Where you know the bedbugs WILL bite, and the slop on your plate will likely leave you with indigestion?

Be as flexible as you like! Capital cities, towns or outposts–even that little wayside moonwell in on the edge of Ferelas is fair game!

Participating last week were:

Elkagorasa from Elkagorasa the Casual

Windsoar from Jaded Alt

Shodaran from Shodaran’s Law

pndrev from Primetime Casual

Manroth from @runtime

Anslym from Totem Tossing

Eryns from Harpy’s Nest

Larisa from The Pink Pigtail Inn (another post of hers on the topic can be found here)

Amaranth608 from Love and War in Azeroth

Khraden from Illumination

Nenunial from The Rambling Draenei Death Knight

Redhawks from Redhawks’ Gaze

Jaedia from The Lazy Sniper

Anexxia from Bible of Dreams

This week, our Shared Topic remains on the geographical side of things, but encourages us to step out of the Azeroth’s beaten paths. Explore Azeroth, take some pictures and share your discoveries on your blog! Then report back to the thread at Blog Azeroth with a link so we can all read about your adventures.

Want to take part in another Shared Topic? Here’s a sample of the next upcoming topics.
Helping New Players
Getting Ready for Cataclysm… or Are You?
List your favorites!

Our pool of upcoming topics is getting smaller, so if you’ve been toying with the idea of suggesting a new Shared Topic, now’s a great time! (Of course, it’s always a great time to suggest a new Shared Topic, but now is especially a great time.) Just post your idea in the Shared Topics forum on Blog Azeroth and one of the moderators will add it to the queue.

5 comments to Shared Topic: The Best & Worst: Cities/Towns

  • Epownya

    When I first started playing wow I was strictly Alliance, took a while to get used to the layout of Ironforge and Exodar. Stormwind was never a problem neither was Darnassus.

    Then I started playing toons on the Horde side, and while it took a while to get used to Orgrimmar and Silvermoon they are actually pretty easy. Undercity on the other hand I just can’t seem to get the hang of, the layout isn’t complex, but there are so many restrictions that it can be difficult to get around.

    My favorite Horde city is Thunder Bluff, it’s quiet has everything you need in a fairly small area and it’s where my Horde banker hangs out.

    My favorite Alliance city is Exodar, for same reasons as Thunder Bluff.

  • Arthemystia

    Good topic. Couldn’t help but muse on the question myself:
    Orgrimmar has PvP vendors, the other Horde towns don’t. So it’s the ONLY choice for one-stop shopping on my toons. My heart resides in Silvermoon, however.

    Tranquillien elicits fond memories of learning to play and discovering the game. And I’ve always enjoyed the austere beauty and easy leveling of the Shimmering Flats and the raceway there. A shame it’s getting flooded in Cataclysm.

    Least Favorite: Desolace, no contest. Anywhere in that zone is awful.

  • I enjoy Dalaran as my base of operations. True, the Alliance presence there irks me but I’ve yet to encounter outright rudeness from anyone of that faction. For the most part the bustle and commerce seem to keep everyone occupied and polite, if not friendly.

    My butler (he prefers the term, majordomo) generally remains in the Undercity, as he has since the days of Lorderon. I believe he has actually grown to favor the sickly sweet stench of the ooze, not to mention the Auction House which, apparently, tends to leave him too busy to return any of the messages I’ve left for him recently.

    When I’m travelling in Azeroth I would rather make my stop in Thunder Bluff, for the clear air and relative lack of crowds, though I often find Orgrimmar to be where my duties call me. Conveniences such as shopping, banking, and lodging all seem a bit closer in the Tauren capitol.

    Travelling for pleasure, of which I do far too little, will see me enjoying the elements in Nagrand, and Garadar is quite remote feeling for a larger settlement. The Mag’har have some decent restaurants there. I might also be found hunting stag in the crispness of Grizzly Hills. It’s beautiful there and the stag with their silvery coats are a sportsman’s delight. Camp Oneqwah is outfitted with everything one might need for a weekend of roughing it.

  • Stormwind is my favorite city for appearance but I prefer to work in Iron Forge as its easier to get around.

    Outside of that I like Elwynn Forest. Quiet and peaceful:)