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Just been thinking, with what we have seen from Cataclysm many of the comming zones will be e.g. 'Egypt inspired' or Old England inspired, and i realised that many zones ingame were noticably inspired by real world locations or times, or from other fantasies (e.g. Stranglethorn is obviously Mesoamerican inspired, The Barrens was likely inspired ingame by the Sahael, the Hinterlands by the rockies, Dustwallow by louisiana etc). . I really think adding an inspiration section to all zone pages might be an interesting way to show this to the casual viewer. Thoughts? gadget (talk) 01:24, September 17, 2009 (UTC)

--gadget (talk) 22:44, October 11, 2009 (UTC)

Without sources, I wouldn't advise it on the articles themselves - but I don't have objections to a well-reasoned separate page for it. Kirkburn  talk  contr 16:05, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
Without being stated by Blizzard, it is only speculation. There is a difference between a real place that was the inspiration for a zone, and a real place that looks like the zone and was probably the inspiration. Also, Netherstorm.--SWM2448 20:09, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, specific Earth areas as inspiration would be speculation (especially since a lot of places on Earth are similar in some ways to other places). But classifying zones (in the navbox as well as addressed in the article itself) by types of terrain (e.g., tropical forest, desert, steppe) might be nice. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C58,926 contributions and counting) 20:23, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
There is Category:Geography and Category:World of Warcraft geography. Will they and their subcategories work for that?--SWM2448 21:25, October 13, 2009 (UTC)
It won't really work for architectural things, since they aren't really geographical per se. We could start some categories like Category:Architecture and Category:World of Warcraft architecture, though. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 6:45 PM PST 14 Oct 2009
Why do we need categories for speculative commentary? I think a few trivia sections with a not on what things look like will suffice.--SWM2448 19:56, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

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