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Is this one of the largest cities in a mmorpg?

bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,276Member Uncommon

Jingling, I'm asking because I haven't seen one bigger than this. I wasn't thinking anything about it until I got about 3/4 of the way through the wall gate. It may have taken 15-20 secs.

 

I turned around and decided to time my run. There's a street that runs straight through, from end to end. It took just about 10 minutes. There's a point width wise that may be just a little longer. The city is almost square, minus the lower SW side, about 10%.

                                                 

The cool thing about the towns is that they are real stuctures, if you see it you can get there. Lot's of open doors and such.

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,659Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Jingling, I'm asking because I haven't seen one bigger than this. I wasn't thinking anything about it until I got about 3/4 of the way through the wall gate. It may have taken 15-20 secs.

    I turned around and decided to time my run. There's a street that runs straight through, from end to end. It took just about 10 minutes. There's a point width wise that may be just a little longer. The city is almost square, minus the lower SW side, about 10%.                                  

    The cool thing about the towns is that they are real stuctures, if you see it you can get there. Lot's of open doors and such.

    Holy cow, that's huge!

     

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  • samuraislyr4samuraislyr4 san jose, CAPosts: 72Member
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Jingling, I'm asking because I haven't seen one bigger than this. I wasn't thinking anything about it until I got about 3/4 of the way through the wall gate. It may have taken 15-20 secs.

     

    I turned around and decided to time my run. There's a street that runs straight through, from end to end. It took just about 10 minutes. There's a point width wise that may be just a little longer. The city is almost square, minus the lower SW side, about 10%.

     

    Could you maybe post some photos of what the city actually looks like? All I see is the wall, which gives me the impression that the city is big, but only big for the sack of being big. Is there shops? NPC? anything to do in the city? Is it at least artistically cool or interesting? Is searching through the buildings fun? Do we see cool statues that are only in a few houses, that sort of thing. What makes this city unique and big? Or is it just big? I'm a fan of large cities but this one sounds like a big square for the sack of being a big square.

    Hmm, actually closer inspection I notice a few details of the city. Some nice looking buildings and a big pond it looks like, but beyond that is there anything? Just curious. 

  • WizGamerWizGamer Evansville, WVPosts: 403Member

    Cities provide a variety of functions and nearly every alley and street is useful in some way. Some streets are filled with players vending their wares. If you are looking for a specific item, you'll have to read their signposts to see which ones are selling weapons and which ones are selling food. The alleys are constantly filled with wandering offline player characters (in AoW when you logout your character persists and NPC --> might be sweeping the floor of and inn, or serving lunch at a restaurant). Many players use the alleys as escape routes to ferry their kidnapped victims without getting caught. It's really very exciting, but nearly everything in the city is useful.

     

    In list form cities are where:

    PVP arena challenges and duels occur in great frequency (challenge summons)

    Mass player-player economy flow

    Quests (tons and they are mostly story-based even if the translation is janked)

    Kidnapping occurs

    Competing in NPC life skill minigames (used to level up life skills)

    Training with life skill NPCs

    You begin caravan escort missions

    Sacred centers of Team Practice (accelerated cultivation-xp conversion--> allows you to speed your skill leveling)

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,276Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by samuraislyr4

     

    Could you maybe post some photos of what the city actually looks like? All I see is the wall, which gives me the impression that the city is big, but only big for the sack of being big. Is there shops? NPC? anything to do in the city? Is it at least artistically cool or interesting? Is searching through the buildings fun? Do we see cool statues that are only in a few houses, that sort of thing. What makes this city unique and big? Or is it just big? I'm a fan of large cities but this one sounds like a big square for the sack of being a big square.

    Hmm, actually closer inspection I notice a few details of the city. Some nice looking buildings and a big pond it looks like, but beyond that is there anything? Just curious. 

     

  • Dantae87Dantae87 Camloops, ABPosts: 166Member

    pic r broken at top

     

    image

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,276Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dantae87

    pic r broken at top

     

    top of my last post?

  • corpusccorpusc Chattanooga, TNPosts: 1,330Member
    ALL pictures are broken.  or at least not loading up for me.

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,276Member Uncommon
    Hmm not sure. They worked on my desktop, also on my tablet. Will try to correct in the morning.
  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCPosts: 1,059Member

    Yeah, all of your pictures are broken bully.

     

    You can see a brief clip of every faction starting area as part of the character introduction in the school vs. school fight videos on the Age of Wushu YouTube channel.

  • mistmakermistmaker viennaPosts: 232Member Uncommon
    yes, broken on my ipad. perhaps working on a desktop....
  • BiskopBiskop AvalonPosts: 709Member
    What's great about AoW's cities is that they're not just static backdrops, but bustling with life and activities.

    They're also good for some awesome parcour once you've got your flying skills - same goes for some school castles btw. I love darting around rooftops and jumping between bridges high above waterfalls or busy city streets.
  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,351Member

    I think the author is speaking about Nankin (dunno how it spelled right in english). It is indeed possibly the largest city in MMORPGs to date, if you dont count DDO's Stormreach with all its underground levels and dungeons. Its just enormous.

    Every single city in game has unique and beautiful design. And they dont feel empty. Lots of NPCs, scenes, offline characters working and doing stuff. 

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,276Member Uncommon
    Switched to imageshack. Hope they work now. Someone yell at me if they don't.
  • FdzzaiglFdzzaigl Somewhere in nowherePosts: 2,322Member Uncommon
    Works for me, looks impressive!

    Feel free to use my referral link for SW:TOR if you want to test out the game. You'll get some special unlocks!

  • EtherignisEtherignis philadelphia, PAPosts: 246Member
    Lol pvper paradise:-)
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,276Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Fdzzaigl
    Works for me, looks impressive!

    Awesome! Yeah I was blown away lastnight.

  • CnameCname KinabaluPosts: 125Member Uncommon

    Jinling was a very old name for present day Nanjing.

    That first picture posted by the OP is the Southern Gate of Jinling (Jubao gate).  These are actual pictures of the gate in the 1930s.

    At the time of AoW, the city has 13 gates - some of the gates measured higher than 20 meters and 10 meters deep.

    Eventually the city gates were increased to 19, two of them just  for railways  - but during the siege of Nanjing in 1937 the invading Japanese army destroyed the some of gates and the city  wall using heavy artillery.

    South Gate in ruins:

    Finally, here's a link to a photo of the same gate reconstructed (now known as Zhonghua Gate) taken a few years ago:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2004_0928_Nanjing_ZhongHuaGate.jpg

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,276Member Uncommon
    Too cool. Thank you.
  • PanthienPanthien ZaandamPosts: 559Member
    Looks like Omni-one finally has a city that may be larger. That said I still have the feeling Omni-one is bigger.
  • CnameCname KinabaluPosts: 125Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Panthien
    Looks like Omni-one finally has a city that may be larger. That said I still have the feeling Omni-one is bigger.

    Is that the city of Omni-one in Anarchy Online?

    Haven't play it for a long time (never bought  the expansions) - has the city grown? ;)

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  • PanthienPanthien ZaandamPosts: 559Member
    Originally posted by Cname
    Originally posted by Panthien
    Looks like Omni-one finally has a city that may be larger. That said I still have the feeling Omni-one is bigger.

    Is that the city of Omni-one in Anarchy Online?

    Haven't play it for a long time (never bought  the expansions) - has the city grown? ;)

    Yes it is, not sure if the city has grown. But one of the reasons why the city ended feeling smaller was due to the rather high runspeed and.. everyone used their yalmaha's to get around.

  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,058Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Panthien
    Originally posted by Cname
    Originally posted by Panthien
    Looks like Omni-one finally has a city that may be larger. That said I still have the feeling Omni-one is bigger.

    Is that the city of Omni-one in Anarchy Online?

    Haven't play it for a long time (never bought  the expansions) - has the city grown? ;)

    Yes it is, not sure if the city has grown. But one of the reasons why the city ended feeling smaller was due to the rather high runspeed and.. everyone used their yalmaha's to get around.

    It isn't large. It's just empty of life and needlessly confusing

  • PanthienPanthien ZaandamPosts: 559Member
    Originally posted by Grunty
    Originally posted by Panthien
    Originally posted by Cname
    Originally posted by Panthien
    Looks like Omni-one finally has a city that may be larger. That said I still have the feeling Omni-one is bigger.

    Is that the city of Omni-one in Anarchy Online?

    Haven't play it for a long time (never bought  the expansions) - has the city grown? ;)

    Yes it is, not sure if the city has grown. But one of the reasons why the city ended feeling smaller was due to the rather high runspeed and.. everyone used their yalmaha's to get around.

    It isn't large. It's just empty of life and needlessly confusing

    Im not debating the high amount of dead space in that city, but it IS rather large, the screenshots shown by the OP shows the same thing, the cify is large but most "seems"to be decorative.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,276Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Panthien
    Originally posted by Grunty
    Originally posted by Panthien
    Originally posted by Cname
    Originally posted by Panthien
    Looks like Omni-one finally has a city that may be larger. That said I still have the feeling Omni-one is bigger.

    Is that the city of Omni-one in Anarchy Online?

    Haven't play it for a long time (never bought  the expansions) - has the city grown? ;)

    Yes it is, not sure if the city has grown. But one of the reasons why the city ended feeling smaller was due to the rather high runspeed and.. everyone used their yalmaha's to get around.

    It isn't large. It's just empty of life and needlessly confusing

    Im not debating the high amount of dead space in that city, but it IS rather large, the screenshots shown by the OP shows the same thing, the cify is large but most "seems"to be decorative.

    Everything you see, you can touch. Ther're not just painted boxes. Lots of open doors. That's the cool part.

  • IIIcurrierIIIcurrier Kalispell, MTPosts: 88Member

    Pick up the game and look for yourself :)

     

    You'll be pleasantly surprised.

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