If the gnomes get Gnomeregan back again (which they should after we've killed the damn things in there for ages), the trolls should get Echo Isles back. I don't really think the cities will be used by players (like Darnassus or Silvermoon) but it would still mess it up a little if the alliance had an extra capital.
Wouldn't that make for the largest city then? Which would really be ridicules considering it's proximity to IF. And wouldn't that reduce the number of 5mans?
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Since both Gnomeregan and Echo Isles are so close to the major capital of Alliance/Horde, the introduction of them could ease the lag in both cities. If Blizzard was to make them, that would probably be the reason why. Plus that it would be pretty cool.
Seems pretty cool though as others have said its immediate proximity to Ironforge may reduce its value. I think it would be nice to have an alliance capital in southern Kalimdor personally.On the other hand I imagine Blizzard doesnt really want to put in a lot of effort to make unused cities again (Exodar + Silevermoon) so maybe they will do something clever to make it worthwhile.
Just another city to raid.I dont mind at all.EDIT: Cata will take place in Azeroth, Im not afraid of it being unpopulated. No more "sanctuary" cities, please.
As long as horde can still teleport there from Booty Bay, I'll be happy.
What I'm thinking on is if alliance get another major city, what about the horde?A major city for the Trolls! (Pretty please :x)
I would love an Island style capital for Trolls. Have all the Echo Isles connected by bridges or maybe sea turtles that will carry you from island to island :p.
I think people may be missing the point, or possibly jumping to conclusions. If Gnomer is retaken by the gnomes, it just means that they can leave IronForge. It Doesnt mean that the Actual Gnomer as we know it becomes a City. It just means that the gnomes get to go home. If anything, We can have Gnomer reps in IF to give quests, but i dont see it being a "City".It would be cool is it was a waystation like Tanaris, with a few guys and some "offerings" but with the "rest of the city" Under repair from all the crap thats gone on there. Either way, I would have more respect for us gnomes if we had our own place. At Least over the expansions, Our King is'nt a 36 level Goober any more. He's Finally a "Boss" =)Oh, and As for Trolls... Dont Feed 'em!
If it is indeed phasing, I doubt that it will be a capital city, after all, the horde need to raid there.