10/29/2012 05:41 PMPosted by Brennvin
It might be true that it was the same in Wotlk but doesn't mean it was a good idea. Also, The portal to Pandaria is only in SW meaning that other cities aren't much of an option.
If you really want to spread the population out then make a portal to Pandaria in all major cities.
For the most part, we actually feel the method used in previous expansions and again here in Mists of Pandaria works well. We also don't believe it's very demanding asking most players to take just an extra few minutes to access an auction house. Obviously some players will want the most accessibility as quickly as possible, but to avoid overcrowding and to disperse the population, this is the best method of meeting those goals.
This really makes no sense to me. Everyone gathers in Org as the main hub what does it matter where the main hub is if you're trying to herd everyone into a singular location. Even when you have AH in the other cities (TB, IF, SW, etc, etc) most if not everyone on that faction chooses to go to the same location. So it won't really matter where you put that AH, because the same people flocking in droves to the same location will still be going there. If people are lagging in Org its gonna lag in Vale or wherever else you put the AH.
The idea looks great on paper and you could likely write up 100 different reasons why it should work, but in reality it doesn't work that way. People all want a centralized location, sure there are a few that hang out in UC, TB and get their AH there but its a very small group. Everyone else is trying for the centralized location.