As of now Both Stormwind and Shrine of the Seven stars both have all the portals and Refroge/Transmogrification and more are available in both places !
Shrine has Dalaran and Shat portals as well making it the best Option out there BUT the only problem is that there is no AH available in the Shrine of the seven stars for none-engineers
Stormwind doesn't have all the portals right?
- It has a portal to the "provinces" from Cata
- It has a portal to the portal of Outland
- It has boat to Northrend and Elfcountry
- It has a portal to Pandaria
- has AH's
The Shrine has:
- portals to all major cities
- doesn't have any portals to anywhere else
- doesn't have an AH
The confusion caused when one's mind
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desire to choke the living shit out of
some jerk who desperately needs it
Portals in Cataclysm changed it all.
However, I recall players duelling in both SW and IF in the old days.
I only think IF was so popular back in vanilla because it was very easy to get to blackrock mountain.
SW got inhabited right after blizzard introduced the change faction, alot of hordes changed faction, and with them used to hang out in durotar outside orgrimmar which is the capital city of the horde, they thought the alliance players were the same, and hanged out in elwynn forest instead.
Would be awesome to see some unique in each city. Spread out the "important" stuff. Like ships in SW, portals in Dalaran, mining and bs trainers in IF, herb in Darna... you get the point! For me that makes perfect sense.
And while this meant a lot of travelling that I liked very much, when Blizzard changed this it was met with a big "Hooray" from the playerbase. And sure I like that I don't have to do much effort. But the immersion (sorry to people who don't agree with me, but it is how I feel, suck it up) was better for me.
That wasn't a problem in Shattrath or Dalaran. However, both those cities were much larger, had profession trainers, dailies, and had PvP and PvE armor merchants.Originally Posted by Raeion
It's mainly a convenience thing. Since Classic, we'd have always been on another planet or continent, and based ourselves there (Outland & Northrend). When the Cataclysm struck, Stormwind became the main city of the Alliance, due to the services that it offered, mainly the portals.
Since Pandaria, that has remained, as access to other parts of the world is still easier through Stormwind.
In other words, I was truly immersed in the game. Perhaps to a unhealthy degree... but I did enjoy myself.
I hate running the same path over and over and over again just to see the same worn ground pass beneath my feet. And if I have to do it, I want there to be an end in sight.
If blizzard wants to get us out into the world, it should be to different locations, not just the same ones. And if I have to run somewhere, I want to DO something there, not travel halfway across the map to click on the "train" tab of some NPC.
Don't go asserting that I don't like the aesthetics of an immersive world, I can probably get more anal about such things than anyone on these forums (and I have in the past.)
Because Stormwind got all the perks.
Howay the lads!
SW Became the main city when they moved the AH to SW back in Wrath. The only pull Ironforge ever had was that it had the AH. SW was always a better city, since IF was too hard to get to. It would have been the same if the only AH for Horde back in Vanilla and BC was in Thunder Bluff.
Originally Posted by Zarhym
But it was placed slightly different. In IF you could run in a straight line from AH over a bridge to get to a mailbox and the bank behind that. In Stormwind you had to run around a corner and dodge a fountain to get to the bank.
Surrounded by idiots
i play horde now and ironforge is my most missed city, ah the days of tbc/wrath.
I remember when Ironforge was the natural main capital of the Alliance, but Blizzard decided humans ought to have the honor, and so everything new that would appear did so in Stormwind, while Ironforge has remained as it is. It's a shame, but thankfully present day Stormwind isn't a bad city by any means.
Now you see it. Now you don't.