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What is your personal favorite zone/area of all-time in an mmo?

EpicentEpicent Pierre Part, LAPosts: 647Member
Some of you may laugh at me but my personal favorite was  Ashenvale from WoW (pre-cata). It  may be because I was younger but it gave me a feeling of awe and wonder that I have not often gotten from an mmo. What about  you guys? What is your favorite place in an mmo. Could be a dungeon or zone  or town or whatever. I'm just curious to see what answers I'll get.
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  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    Theed in Star Wars Galaxies

  • DashiDMVDashiDMV Not Saying, QCPosts: 362Member

    Atlas Park. The zone didn't stand out design wise but much like everything in City of Heroes, the players really made that zone. There was always something going on there. At any time under the statue there could be contests, player gatherings, or some kind of silliness. Most dev summonings of npc attacks would start at Atlas Park.

    Probably will never see that again unless the game gets revived, but maybe one of these fan made projects can emulate at least a little bit of that feel.

     

  • AbimorAbimor phoenix, AZPosts: 329Member Uncommon
    My Favorite zone is Forochel in Lotro it is a great zone.
  • Jxb1aJxb1a Diamond Bar, CAPosts: 41Member
    Annuminas - lotro
  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,654Member Uncommon

    The Direlands in Asheron's Call.

     

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  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Greencastle, INPosts: 2,594Member Uncommon

    EQ, 2000 on a Dial-up connection the first few times logging in and falling to my death and then finding the lifts and going down and getting killed by a mosiqto. The Tree City of Kelethin.

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  • EpicentEpicent Pierre Part, LAPosts: 647Member
    Originally posted by DashiDMV

    Atlas Park. The zone didn't stand out design wise but much like everything in City of Heroes, the players really made that zone. There was always something going on there. At any time under the statue there could be contests, player gatherings, or some kind of silliness. Most dev summonings of npc attacks would start at Atlas Park.

    Probably will never see that again unless the game gets revived, but maybe one of these fan made projects can emulate at least a little bit of that feel.

     

    I remember Atlas Park. I did like that zone.

  • EpicentEpicent Pierre Part, LAPosts: 647Member
    Originally posted by Elsabolts

    EQ, 2000 on a Dial-up connection the first few times logging in and falling to my death and then finding the lifts and going down and getting killed by a mosiqto. The Tree City of Kelethin.

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    lmmfao. I so remember that!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WebferretWebferret AdelaidePosts: 82Member

    East Commonlands in EQ1 in the early days  - Loved sitting there listening to the trade chat, and doing some myself.

    Made some great friends from all the socialising/selling items etc.

  • MagnetiaMagnetia SydneyPosts: 1,029Member Uncommon
    Pre-searing Guild Wars. Best tutorial ever.

    Play for fun. Play to win. Play for perfection. Play with friends. Play in another world. Why do you play?

  • VidirVidir GothenburgPosts: 944Member Uncommon
    Ancient port warehouse
  • 7thRankedNoob7thRankedNoob NDIP, QCPosts: 4Member Uncommon

    Not so much my favorite as just the idea of the zone: Kithicor Forest in EQ1 ... if my memory is correct.

     

    This zone was death for a young charcter at night ... all kinds of Undead would populate it and make running to other zones (cities) pure hell for newbies.

     

    Much like the Giants that populated Oasis or the Griffons in the Karanas, etc, running though the zone unaware and slamming into an undead mob could really trip you up. Nothing from "today's" games compares. I remember many runs through the zone going "Oh sh*t, of sh*t!!!" the entire way :)

     

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingPosts: 1,720Member
    Originally posted by Magnetia
    Pre-searing Guild Wars. Best tutorial ever.

    +1

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  • Defines83Defines83 Toledo, OHPosts: 14Member
    Elephant Graveyard -In EverQuest Online Adventures.
  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Greencastle, INPosts: 2,594Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tanvaras

    East Commonlands in EQ1 in the early days  - Loved sitting there listening to the trade chat, and doing some myself.

    Made some great friends from all the socialising/selling items etc.

    I love the tunnel and the player merchants sigh im getting old and it sucks.

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  • aspekxaspekx Brandon, FLPosts: 2,167Member

    Corellia, SWG.

     

    i always felt at home in the world of eternal autumn.

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  • aspekxaspekx Brandon, FLPosts: 2,167Member
    Originally posted by stragen001
    Originally posted by Magnetia
    Pre-searing Guild Wars. Best tutorial ever.

    +1

    i knew nothing of the lore when i started playing GW. i remember talking to someone who had rerolled and i asked them what pre-Searing meant as i'd heard it in chat. all he would say was: Everything changes.

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    One could be called finite, the other infinite.
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  • EpicentEpicent Pierre Part, LAPosts: 647Member
    Originally posted by Magnetia
    Pre-searing Guild Wars. Best tutorial ever.

    +1

  • LorgarnLorgarn SwedenPosts: 371Member Uncommon

    #1 - Mulgore, WoW Vanilla

    #2 - Vashj'ir, WoW Cata

    #3 - Nagrand, WoW TBC

     

     

    For some reason those three specifically, together with their amazing soundtracks, left a distinct mark in my soul.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member

    I'll throw in a dungeon to the mix, since it is technically an area.

     

    Blackrock Spire in WoW, including both lower and upper, which were still 1 zone.  Pretty epic non-linear design, open ended, alternate routes, complex layout.

     

    That was back in the day though, when dungeon design was about expanding someones mind through 3D orientation, instead of the current toothpaste squirter style; linear <yawn>.

     

    Plane of Fear in EQ was pretty good too.  As the title suggests, what other zone could wipe an entire raid to the last person, with no exit once entered, all within the first 2 minutes of entering?  Add to that the potential to not be able to retrieve gear any time soon (or ever) .. Be afraid ..

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  • aspekxaspekx Brandon, FLPosts: 2,167Member
    Originally posted by Lorgarn

    #1 - Mulgore, WoW Vanilla

    #2 - Vashj'ir, WoW Cata

    #3 - Nagrand, WoW TBC

     

     

    For some reason those three specifically, together with their amazing soundtracks, left a distinct mark in my soul.

    Nagrad really left an impression on me as well.

     

    i will admit, much to many WoW players chagrin, that i enjoyed the outback of Northrend. that nordic style music really struck a chord.

    "There are at least two kinds of games.
    One could be called finite, the other infinite.
    A finite game is played for the purpose of winning,
    an infinite game for the purpose of continuing play."
    Finite and Infinite Games, James Carse

  • MyriaMyria Lowell, MAPosts: 570Member Uncommon

    Nagrand in BC WoW. I would so love to build a house on one of those big floating rocks.

     

    Pre-searing GW1 would be a close runner up, if not for the impending searing...

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    The music in terrokkar forest (wow tbc) made that zone very memorable. I'd just fish there for hours watching the water and trees, and listening to those trakcs loop over and over.

  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Common
    The Shire - LoTRO.
  • NobleNerdNobleNerd Wolcott, NYPosts: 671Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Karteli

    I'll throw in a dungeon to the mix, since it is technically an area. 

    Blackrock Spire in WoW, including both lower and upper, which were still 1 zone.  Pretty epic non-linear design, open ended, alternate routes, complex layout.

    Leeeeeerooooy Jenkins!

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