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World of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » Do you think there are parts of Azeroth that were made to resemble locations in the real world?

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OP  4/22/13 6:24:20 PM#1

Do you think there are parts of Azeroth that were made to resemble locations in the real world? I am looking for help to see if places of Azeroth resemble locations that are around you or places that you have visited. I want to see if the creators of World of Warcraft wanted to make certain areas of Azeroth resemble places of the world to make the game seem more memorable to people.



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4/25/13 12:00:53 AM#2
Yes I do believe so.

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4/28/13 2:43:27 PM#3

interesting thought, any examples?

I live in Maine which most of the year resembles Northrend :)


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5/01/13 2:11:49 AM#4



Ntional stereotypes yes - actual real world locations no.



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5/02/13 4:03:14 AM#5
Not exactly resembling the real world, but some say the Ungoro Crater is based on the Ngorongoro Crater.



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5/02/13 4:11:57 AM#6

Resemble?  Yes.  Shimmering Flats pre-Cata modeled after the salt flats in the US.


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5/02/13 4:23:25 AM#7
I read somewhere that South Shore, the Alliance hub is based on Lake Tahoe.

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5/03/13 9:49:46 AM#8
I've heard of different things in WoW relating to real life a couple times but not specific zones.

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OP  5/12/13 4:02:03 PM#9
I have been looking around and so far I have found that the northern barrens resemble the serengeti but other thant that i have yet to find areas that are very similar to other places.