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I found this really wierd WoW Map made in 1999.

Kalimdor looks incredibly small.
Ulduar huge and uninstanced.
Also, it also looks like they had plans for 3 factions (Blue, Red, Green).

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Oh how things have changed lmao.

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Havent ever seen that one, interesting.

They claimed I didn't but I did...
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Also, it also looks like they had plans for 3 factions (Blue, Red, Green).
Maybe third faction was the ‘scourge’ like in warcraft 3, in which scourhe/burning legion were not in the horde and were just an external factiom entirely that both ally/horde had to fight.

Maybe they decided after that to just change undead to horde to simplify or save dev time, or to make the factions binary.

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I don’t think this is from anyone on the dev team tbh - maps of kalimdor and eastern kingdoms existed already on warcraft 3 loading screens and were the same proportions as they are in wow...

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Tol0th wrote:
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I don’t think this is from anyone on the dev team tbh - maps of kalimdor and eastern kingdoms existed already on warcraft 3 loading screens and were the same proportions as they are in wow...
Warcraft 3 came out in 2002 if iam not mistaken.
This map is from 3 years before that.

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Interesting idea to have Northrend in there at the start.

I remember hearing somewhere that they intended to have three factions originally, but logistically it didn't work out as well as two, so they scrapped it.

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Blue is Alliance
Green is Horde (green for Orcs)
Red is Enemy Territory

For the Alliance:
H means Human
D means Dwarf
HE means High Elf

For the Horde:
O means Orc
T means Troll
G means Goblin
NE means Night Elf (imagined to be an edgy/evil race at this time, more like the Drow they are based on)

Enemy factions:
DE means Demons
NA means Naga
U means Undead (Scourge)

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Navak wrote:
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Blue is Alliance
Green is Horde (green for Orcs)
Red is Enemy Territory

For the Alliance:
H means Human
D means Dwarf
HE means High Elf

For the Horde:
O means Orc
T means Troll
G means Goblin
NE means Night Elf (imagined to be an edgy/evil race at this time, more like the Drow they are based on)

Enemy factions:
DE means Demons
NA means Naga
U means Undead (Scourge)
10/10

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So cool... in the Wow diary there are so many interesting images :D Ulduar as a whole continent is very interesting, and it was planned ~10 years before the actual raid!

Ish-ne-alo por-ah (May the days ahead be guided by the elders of long ago)
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Very interesting seeing that Northrend was planned to be home to the Blasted Lands. Wonder if it is a naming coincidence or if the Dark Portal was originally supposed to be there.

Also OG Teldrassil named Kalidar! I actually quite like name.

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