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Reddit user Caressing_Carrots created a proportional version the Azeroth map where everything is evenly spread out.

The new map provides more space for boats and overall looks better, what do you think? Do you prefer the old version of the map or this one?

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In my opinion Zandalar, Broken Isles and Kul Tiras could be "small" Islands on the World Map. Why even bother having one island be the size of 3-4 zones and almost as large as the top half of the Eastern Kingdoms.

Make them small on the map and make it look cleaner like Caressing_Carrots  tried doing.

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I'm curious though. How big is Azeroth in comparison to our Earth? I heard somewhere that Kalimdor is the same size as Africa

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51 minutes ago, Dejo93 said:

I'm curious though. How big is Azeroth in comparison to our Earth? I heard somewhere that Kalimdor is the same size as Africa

If you calculate based on walking distance not that big. you made me curious so I checked what could be found:

https://www.quora.com/How-big-is-the-map-of-World-of-Warcraft-in-real-life-scale

https://www.reddit.com/r/warcraftlore/comments/2hvfiq/size_of_azeroth/

 

edit, look like the lore size is big but ingame is not. make sense else it would not be the same game!!

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1 hour ago, Hoods said:

In my opinion Zandalar, Broken Isles and Kul Tiras could be "small" Islands on the World Map. Why even bother having one island be the size of 3-4 zones and almost as large as the top half of the Eastern Kingdoms.

Make them small on the map and make it look cleaner like Caressing_Carrots  tried doing.

If you look at their size relative to Pandaria, and then look at Pandaria compared to EK and Kalimdor, it seems to add up. 

I'm not a cartographer but the modified map does appears to be more accurate.

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2 hours ago, Dejo93 said:

I'm curious though. How big is Azeroth in comparison to our Earth? I heard somewhere that Kalimdor is the same size as Africa

Yeah, it's not that big if you look at the ingame one. There are a lot of things that actually don't really work that well due to the scaling. The desert in Vol'dun for example, there are quests and diaries telling of people wandering the wastes for days. Just by walking/running you can reach the other side of the desert and back again in 10-15 minutes (might be even less). How are people lost in the desert for days when it takes 10 minutes to cross it? I mean, walking to the grocery store and back again IRL takes me about the same time.

It might be as big as Africa in the lore and books, but if you look to the ingame Kalimdor it's not even the size of an average county/province. I'll keep in mind that we're used to be running all the time and we wouldn't keep that up IRL, but the RP-walk speed is also a lot slower than the average walking speed of a real person so it's definitely faster than that.

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looks much better and have to remember people, the zones we play in aren't the real size of the zone they're all scaled way way down. you can't actually just fly straight up in org and see almost half of Kalimdor so trying to compare islands to zones based on size is inheirently flawed.

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Tel'Abim comes from very old sources, might not be canon as well (at least it's location and shape). Even in canon material Kul Tiras and Zandalar have changed their place, size and shape.

  

1 hour ago, Grumar said:

looks much better and have to remember people, the zones we play in aren't the real size of the zone they're all scaled way way down. you can't actually just fly straight up in org and see almost half of Kalimdor so trying to compare islands to zones based on size is inheirently flawed.

Indeed, EK and Kalimdor are large continents. Kalimdor is probably the size of Americas, while EK is around the size of Africa (or close to it). Pandaria and Northrend possibly around the sizes of Europe or Australia.

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