The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite winter zone?

    
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In the northern parts of the US, we are currently in the grips of a particularly brutal winter. Snow, ice, frostbite, polar bear attacks, and tauntings by the seasonally superior Canadian military are all a part of life these days. And as much as I’m not a fan of continually shoveling my driveway, I have to say that I am a sucker for a good winter… zone in an MMO.

Forochel in Lord of the Rings Online comes to mind as one of my favorite. It’s not your typical Alpine ski resort zone, but rather a desolate, above-the-Arctic-circle landscape dominated by freezing cold, an icy bay, and the Northern Lights. Every time I’m there, it makes me feel as though I’ve truly traveled to a far-off land.

What’s your favorite winter zone in an MMO and why?

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karakedi
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karakedi

LotRO’s Forochel for its austere beauty, for the aurorae borealis, and for the Lossoth and their culture.  Also enjoyable for me is analyzing their Finnish-based language, expertly adapted to complement the material culture of the Lossoth.  When I visit Forochel, I find myself wanting to get to know the Lossoth better.

Yawgmoth
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Yawgmoth

My favorite one is Ymir’s Pass in Age of Conan… :)

Veldan
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Veldan

woolydub Southern Shiverpeaks in GW1, that’s my choice also. I don’t know about GW2… while the graphics are prettier, to me it never had as much “feel” to it as GW1.

Hellbound Heart
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Hellbound Heart

Vagueshade Hoth ? More like Coldth !!  Ba Da Bum Tsss !!  (rimshot).

Vagueshade
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Vagueshade

My favourite winter zone is a tie between Hoth in SWTOR and the Shiverpeaks in GW2. Desert climates are my favourite though.

d41k4t4n4
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d41k4t4n4

I like Forochel and Misty Mountains in LotRO; if I need to chose one, that will be the Misty Mountains because of goblin town and Gollum’s cave.

mbbrazen
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mbbrazen

seemsthatway98 mbbrazen  in that case… I hate being run over by the snow mobiles in Carpathian Fangs! :-)

dasfunboy
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dasfunboy

I’d have to say Wintergrasp. That zone had some fun nooks to explore. It was my favorite zone to ding 60 in way back when. Wintery zones are ussually amoung my favorite. Whitevale being the exception. There was some decent content there, but I wasn’t a fan of the layout.
Hmmmm, I seem to remember a 50ish winter zone in AoC when it first launched that had so few quests that I was forced to farm a cave full of ape men for the better part day to move on to the next zone that had so little content I was forced to farm mercinary camps until….
Lol, good times

Morningrise
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Morningrise

I was born and raised in a small town in Alaska, it’s Forochel IRL. That zone reminds me of home!

Morningrise
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Morningrise

mjcbarnes I was surprised how much I loved Winter Home and how much I enjoyed all the events there. Feels warm and toasty and cozy despite the winter setting.