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“Google Maps for WoW” or “Someone Went a Tad Nuts With the Colors Palette”

Via Kotaku, this is what Azeroth looks like from the top-down!

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  1. Syl
    April 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm | #1

    Remarkable how the strong zone borders and radical theme breaks stand out here – and how they bespeak the whole themepark experience further for a game like WoW.

    as opposed to the Skyrim experience where you get a more consistent, authentic feeling of an open world with a more realistic geology and climatical conditions (flora, fauna etc.).

    • April 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm | #2

      It is a little crazy. I mean I know the original intent was to never really let you see it altogether, but the flight paths initially, and then the ability to fly in vanilla zones sort of took all of that away.

  2. April 13, 2012 at 2:21 am | #3

    That is all kinds of amazing. I barely even notice how stark the transitions are when I’m close to the ground.

    Syl is right, the aerial view does highlight the theme park nature of the world. Aerial shots of DIsneyland look very similar. It’s funny to think that they both use the same tricks.

    • April 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm | #4

      Yup, full of flavor and on invisible rails, hahaha!

  3. April 14, 2012 at 4:36 am | #5

    Very cool pics, that is pretty awesome :)

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