Blizzard Community Manager Bashiok commented today on a thread talking about some features of Azeroth (and Outland) past. Unlike other recent discussions on the forums, though, this doesn't relate to players bemoaning some removed aspect of a long-passed expansion. No, this relates to the World of Warcraft
website, and its manifold features. The thread
begins with a reference to the above map, which was part of the main site, and can still be found online
. It's a pretty interactive map of what was, then, the world, allowing players to see various bits of information about the world, such as profession trainers, dungeon entrances, zone levels and the like. Why doesn't the same exist now?
Yeah! That map was cool. I don't think it got much traffic though. Having an updated map is one of those wishlist items, but the info is already out there on fansites and such, and even a lot of that info is in-game now compared to back then, not to mention quest flow and getting around is far more intuitive, so it's not a particularly high priority.
Would you like to see more maps and other items such as this? Or do fan sites and addons pretty much have it covered?
While we're here on the old WoW
site, there are a couple more pages highlighted in the same thread that are worth a look. The world dungeons
, for example, had a page
which gave a brief insight into the zone and the lore, and a map location. Note the limit on player numbers!
And lastly, there's the old forums
. The links don't work, it seems, but there is one fun thread title. The poster was obviously a seer of some sort...