View Poll Results: Could we still she ships to Pandaria?

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  • Yes, bring on the boats!

    76 80.85%
  • No, I'm fine teleporting everywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    ...except for the boat that took us from azuremyst to darkshore.
    lol I hope that was a failed attempt at humor

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    lol I hope that was a failed attempt at humor
    It's still completely relevant. They could easily have added portals from azuremyst to darkshore, but they didn't until cataclysm rolled around and they wanted to shepherd everyone into Stormwind via Darnassus. They decided that using a boat was the best way to bridge the gap between the two areas. And more importantly, as someone pointed out earlier, it'd be quite the feat to ride a boat to Outland. Using the dark portal made sense because frankly, nothing else would. Now, we've discovered Pandaria, and people know where it is. With armies clamoring to get there, it'd make quite a bit of sense to start running boats back and forth.
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Togarox View Post
    Boats don't make sense atm as you just found the place. They would make more sense in 5.1 as that is when the armies are supposed to join in the fight over Pandaria.
    Wouldn't make sense? The entire lore doesn't make sense (well, parts of it).

    Personally, I do think that portals are lazy, BUT it's not a huge deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    It's still completely relevant. They could easily have added portals from azuremyst to darkshore, but they didn't until cataclysm rolled around and they wanted to shepherd everyone into Stormwind via Darnassus. They decided that using a boat was the best way to bridge the gap between the two areas. And more importantly, as someone pointed out earlier, it'd be quite the feat to ride a boat to Outland. Using the dark portal made sense because frankly, nothing else would. Now, we've discovered Pandaria, and people know where it is. With armies clamoring to get there, it'd make quite a bit of sense to start running boats back and forth.
    1. Nobody cares how your level 10 made it from his next quest hub to the next; the topic of discussion is the way of getting to the high-level new expansion content.
    2. I agree it would be a helluva feat to use a boat to get to Outland considering it's an entirely different planet.

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    The storyline is that you find Pandaria by shipwreck. Obviously this is before shipping routes are opened up to the zone.

    So the solution might be to have something like Twilight Highlands initially, where you are personally using a portal to go back and forth while waiting for a base to be built.

    But I think the best option would be to just do what they do in TH and have some initial quests which end with a small dock being built and repairs to a ship/zeppelin so you can get back. And then in 5.1, those little bases are turned into fortresses and harbors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    1. Nobody cares how your level 10 made it from his next quest hub to the next; the topic of discussion is the way of getting to the high-level new expansion content.
    The fact still stands. It made sense to get a level 10 from an island to the mainland and back using a boat. It made sense to get a level 80 from the mainland to an island and back using a boat. And it damn well makes sense to get a level 90 from the mainland to an island and back... you guessed it, using a boat.
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  7. #27
    If you lived in a world where you could instantaneously teleport anywhere, why would you ever take a boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    The fact still stands. It made sense to get a level 10 from an island to the mainland and back using a boat. It made sense to get a level 80 from the mainland to an island and back using a boat. And it damn well makes sense to get a level 90 from the mainland to an island and back... you guessed it, using a boat.
    Difference is that the story for how you get to pandaria is that you accidentally shipwreck on it.

    It's an island that doesn't have ports and has been closed off from the rest of the world. There are no shipping routes. The ship/zeppelin you got there on is destroyed.

    So if you get there via shipwreck, how are you just going to find a boat back home right away?

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    While boats might be better suited, just think about launch day. Everyone cramming onto the boat and we know what can happen with so many people on those transports... just think back to opening of AQ gates. A detour under stonetalon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autopsy View Post
    While boats might be better suited, just think about launch day. Everyone cramming onto the boat and we know what can happen with so many people on those transports... just think back to opening of AQ gates. A detour under stonetalon.
    isn't that much worse than people crowding portals with mammoths now a days :P

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    There prbly be portals until 5.1 than the Ship & Zepplins come in.

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