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    Epic! Pakheth's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    No, players are not being seamlessly teleported to somewhere else like in Portal. Zalarek cavern is indeed right where it appears to be. The only difference is that when you are inside Zalarek Caverns, most of the Dragon Isles stuff (trees, buildings, rocks, etc) above is not being rendered by your computer. WoW already does this with the Caverns of Time in Kalimdor. On the 10.1 PTR, while inside Zalarek, you can use a shaman's Farsight to see Zalarek's ceiling clipping through the surface terrain of the Ohn'ahran Plains ( You normally wouldn't see this while flying outside over the Dragon Isles, because Zalarek would be turned off. Blizzard can separate where the player icons show up on the minimap (Zalarek Caverns minimap appearing divorced from the rest of the Dragon Isles) from the actual ingame space that the player inhabits (Zalarek is directly underneath the Dragon Isles).

    Video of the Dragon Isles surface being turned on/off as you cross a certain threshold in the cave:
    That literally contradicts what the Devs said when they explained the tech before the release of the patch.
    They said that Zaralek Caverns are placed not underneath, but to the side of Dragon Isles.

    I quote: "The new tech is a very fancy zone transfer, and clever players will notice that the Zaralek Caverns aren't directly under the Dragon Isles but off to the side, but you're moving to a map off the side."

    Where do you get your information from?

  2. #42
    The Patient Igzorn's Avatar
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    i like that the transit is nothing more than a cell preloading (like they used on the overworlds between the zones ), only that it gives the illusion of a z axis movement. a nifty trick indeed. i wonder if i can do the same in skyrim... (urge to open up Creation kit intensifies) .
    Last edited by Igzorn; 2023-06-05 at 05:19 PM.

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