KarlHungis Delivers on Time wrote:
The entire theme of Uldah is decadence and wealth, so I don't think it's that excessive. It may not be your cup of tea, but the real world does have its share of hedonists and there are places (like Vegas) whose entire purpose for existence is to separate hedonists from their money. Uldah is that, plus a trade hub, rolled into one. It's Vegas if Vegas was also a gigantic truck stop. The Hwoorz seem completely realistic for that setting, IMO.
Believe me I know, and yes this world is a bad bad place, but even in Vegas not every shop you walk into is going to have a prostitute offering you her services. You have to like, y'know, at least look a LITTLE bit for one. Not that I'm one to hire escorts but I've spent my fair share of time in Vegas, I live just hours away from it. That's all I'm saying is, I DO like the idea of this stuff in the game, it's quirky and makes you giggle, but when there's so much of it it starts feeling excessive, and at that point it's not "The real world maaaaaaaaaaaan" it's just kind of silly and immature. I mean, unless you go to certain areas of Bangkok like I said. Then again, I'd hope Ul'Dah would have just a bit more class then that. All I'm saying is the tone of the whole matter is a bit... Loud. They're just over doing some things in my opinion. And I still stand by the fact that if there was less of it, when you did find that occasional shady NPC it'd be like "Ohh haha! What have we here?". Right now it's just like "Ohh look, another one...". Edited, Sep 3rd 2010 5:16am by EndlessJourney