Not all winter zones are alike, although there are many that exist. Some look downright warm and cozy, an afternoon stroll down the streets of Christmasville with a stop for hot coco at the Peppermint Café. Some are barren wastelands of snow and ice. And some somehow manage to make you feel the biting wind and the soaking chill through sound effects and art alone.
For example, I can’t help but shivering involuntarily whenever I quest for extended periods of time in Lord of the Rings Online’s Forochel. It really nails that look and feel of being an arctic circle zone, what with the water that’ll freeze you to death and the igloos that offer its few inhabitants succor.
What MMO winter zone(s) makes you feel the coldest? How do you think this was accomplished?