A lot of love and attention is poured into beginning zones by developers. After all, these are players’ first steps into your world, so you want to make the absolute best impression possible. Plus, if an MMO ends up becoming a player’s favorite stomping ground, these early zones become nostalgia fuel for the start of a wonderful journey.
Today I’d love to hear about your favorite beginning zones. I have so many of them, from Northshire Abbey in World of Warcraft to the Shire in Lord of the Rings Online. Even WildStar has a pair of terrific newbie areas with Everstar Grove and Northern Wilds that are brimming with personality and views.
What are yours?