Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Geophysical survey of World of Warcraft

How big is Azeroth? How long would it take you to walk from one end of Kalimdor to the other? How tall are the buildings in Thunder Bluff? What is the height of the Alterac Mountains? A level 29 Warlock set out to find out the answers to these and other questions, and the resulting presentation from James Wallis is a must-see.



Did you know that Azeroth has the diameter is one tenth the size of the Death Star? Yet with gravity similar to Earth, it must be incredibly dense. This warps time due to Relativity, which explains network lag.

Why a warlock? At that level he got attacked by lots of monsters. The warlock can summon a protective demon to take the aggro.

4 comments:

James Wallis said...

Many thanks for the kind words. One minor correction: it's not entirely clear in the video but Azeroth isn't the size of the Death Star, it's one-tenth the size--it's the little blue blob on the left of the slide.

Andres Guadamuz said...

Thanks James, will edit :)

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