Presumably the portal in Shattrath will remain, which requires some level of KoT rep, I forget what exactly.
No teleport to either Ironforge or Thunder Bluff in the room
I don’t think there ever has been in the capitals, the portals to all your faction’s cities reside in the current content hub, i.e. Boralus and Dazar’alor.
There’s no way to get to Karazhan/Blasted Lands/Hellfire Peninsula
There is an NPC to take you to the Blasted Lands, and it’s just a hop through the portal to Hellfire. The Kara portal was just to facilitate Legion Class quests, since that is no longer current, it’s not really needed.
The teleports to Pandaria are in a much worse location (Shrine>Forest)
The portal in SW/Org-to-MoP already took you to the Jade Forest. This is just lining up with that.
Other portal hubs have basically become obsolete due to lacking any portals
Cool, but not all my characters I use the portals on are level 110. All my characters had their hearths in the shrine and those portals got removed. I use the Dalaran portals, but now they’re being removed lmao.
I missed that NPC being mentioned, ty. I combined Kara/Blasted since they’re very close to eachother anyways.
Which is why all my toons had their hearths set to shrine the moment they hit level 87. The shrine is a great/central location compared to the Jade Forest.
Would be fantastic if we could change where the portal goes after completing the quest that unlocks the Vale.
I understand that changes can throw people off a bit at first, but I also think they help keep the world of Azeroth feeling alive. When there are fewer portals, does the world feel a bit bigger to you? Do you like that? How difficult is it to get to the locations you mentioned without a direct portal (talking to everybody who isn’t a mage here ) ?
In my own opinion… No. They don’t make the world feel bigger, they make the world feel longer. I think the current live portals are fair.
I may not be a mage, but I think I have just a little less portal power as them currently. Engineer portals + portal access from hubs (Dal / Org), Org portal shirt, the toy that ports me to Black Temple, and I have the scroll to port me to Hillsbrad. (I might have more I am forgetting)
This is akin to the removal of flight to make the world bigger. I remember playing the game without flight. I remember playing the game without portals everywhere. I personally enjoyed that game and see how it can be fun… I’m no where close to the majority of players…
You opened numerous pandora’s boxes of convenience throughout various portions of the game and have built a community that relies on that convenience. Taking it away now is akin to shooting your own foot.
Build on what you’ve built… don’t tear out the base and expect the rest of the building to just… figure out how to stand up on its own. It’ll fall. As will your community.
How difficult is it to get to the locations you mentioned without a direct portal (talking to everybody who isn’t a mage here ) ?
Difficult enough that I don’t want to do the content. Without the Dalaran Crater portal, I absolutely would not have done the Love Is In The Air dailies in Silverpine. Making travel less convenient does not make the world feel more alive, it just makes it feel tedious.