The Eastern Kingdoms?

Does it bother you that one of the two original major landmasses of Azeroth does not really have a name, only a description?

You have Kalimdor, and then you have The Eastern Kingdoms.

It bugs me.

It might strike me as Night Elf high handedness, but the Night Elf city of Darnassus isn’t even on Kalimdor technically, but on its own little island off the coast.  I bet they are behind it all the same.

Of course, I was always bugged by this sort of thing when I was a kid as well, so it might just be me.

Still, I am considering a petition drive to get Blizzard to give the place a real name.  We know that petitions to Blizzard are always and effective use of ones time.

11 thoughts on “The Eastern Kingdoms?

  1. rulez

    For me as non native English writer The Eastern Kingdom is a perfectly fine name, like United Kingdom or United States of America for example :)

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  2. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    I see the parallel, but The United States is a political entity, a country.

    The Eastern Kingdoms is not, as far as I can tell, it is just a geographical area. It is akin to saying.

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  3. TheRemedy

    It kind of is a political entity though, or at least was. At one point comprising of Silvermoon, Ironforge, Lordaeron, and Stormwind.

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  4. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    Perhaps, but calling the whole region The Eastern Kingdoms based on that is akin to calling everything north of the Panama Canal The United States.

    Again, I think the Night Elves are behind the whole thing.

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  5. *vlad*

    Darnassus is only a few years old. Teldrassil was created after the destruction of the world tree on Mount Hyjal, in the last war (see Warcraft 3).
    The main Elven lands got blown up some thousands of years ago, and you can see where they used to be on your world map; it’s the whirlpool in the middle of the sea between Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms.

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  6. pjharvey

    I’m cool with it.

    I’m more interested in how the map used to look. My D20 WoW RPG source book has the Eastern Kingdoms split between Lordaeron in the north, Khaz Modan in the middle and Azeroth in the south.

    It looks like Azeroth is both the name of the world and the region surrounding the Dark Portal. That is a bit peculiar.

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