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The World of Azeroth by Kuusinen The World of Azeroth by Kuusinen
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Here is a modern style map of the world of Azeroth. The exact global position of the landmass is not known. Some maps (and globes within the World of Warcraft game) show the continents stretching across the globe from north to south. The assumption here, however, is based on the evidence that Pandaria and the South Seas, Southern Kalimdor and Southern Eastern Kingdoms must be near the equator, because most of these territories have desert and tropical a climate with exceptions of course and likewise, we know that Northrend is near the north pole. Based on this assumption, which of course is kind of an artistic licence, we can determine the distances and see for instance, that the Azeroth region in the EK is 2000 km across, which is like the distance from Bordeaux to Stockholm.

Constructive criticism and discussion especially on this point, is welcome.
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:icontimmichangas:
timmichangas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is great! It's been about 8 years since I've played WoW, but I'm getting many positive flashbacks right now from this XD ahhh, good times!
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dev2761 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
Have you ever seen this set of maps, quite astonishing actually.
newmaps.marlam.in/Azeroth/174/…
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EirikHavre Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
This looks fantastic! You should enable prints on this.
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Garo123456 Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Student General Artist
Don't get me wrong, I love ''Blizzard'' and ''World of Warcraft'' to death, but... some things irk me. Manticores being called ''wyverns'', trolls(a creature of Scandinavian/Norse mythology) being voodoo worshippers with Caribbean accents, who build Mayincatek pyramids with mummies inside, Nagas resembling merfolk(which the franchise lacks), the list goes on... I would like a fantasy world based on ours. Six continents inspired by Europe, Asia, Australia/Oceania, the Americas, Africa and Arctica. Each continent will be inhabited by civillisations and creatures from respective mythologies(Arctica will be home to Inuits and Vikings). Also, some of the creature classification is weird, though fortunately it has improved with newer expansion packs and patches.
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:icontheyump:
TheYump Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I also thought the trolls were odd. I guess they were trying to give a more unique take on trolls or something.
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:icontimmichangas:
timmichangas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
you could say Blizzard trolled you, but I think I'm the only one cracking such bad puns
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:icontheyump:
TheYump Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
H A
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StevenMagnus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I never played WoW myself so I have no idea about its geography and politics, but does that mean Azeroth is just an archipelago (group of islands) on a much much bigger world/planet?
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:iconkuusinen:
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, usually the globes show the two continents covering the globe from north to south and across east and west. This is an artist's impression, in which I tried to make it so that while the northern areas (northrend, winterspring, lordaeron) are in the northern (cold) hemipshere, the southern areas (stranglethorn jungle, south seas tropical islands, pandaria tropical, tanaris desert etc) is in the warm equatorial area (hot). According to this then, the southern hemisphere is either empty or undiscovered, as is the "back" of the planet, the forbidding sea.  
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djvbb12 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
How would I go about getting a print of this?
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:iconadunaisunfury:
AdunaiSunfury Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
Simply amazing.
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:iconthomas150:
Thomas150 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
Very nice.
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:iconkuusinen:
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconthomas150:
Thomas150 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Your welcome.
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ahhhh999 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Will you make this available for purchase?
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:iconkuusinen:
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately, no.
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:iconkrumpetz:
krumpetz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES!  Your version has Kul Tiras!
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:iconkuusinen:
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah!
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:iconkitsune-no-arashi:
Kitsune-no-Arashi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
Pity that they MOVED IT...
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:iconperhost:
perhost Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Very well done! Given the facts from the game, this seem to be a pretty accurate extrapolation. +fav 
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:iconkuusinen:
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconthedarklordofmordor:
TheDarkLordOfMordor Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
This world map is a real masterpiece. Have you ever done something like this for Outland?
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:iconkuusinen:
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I have not unfortunately, perhaps I will. And thank you for the compliment. One does not want to blow one's own trumpet, but I must agree with you. I think these are the best maps I have made and I would proudly sell them as prints if I would not think that'd be copyright infringement:)
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:iconthedarklordofmordor:
I asked about Outland because there seems to be an extreme shortage of topographic maps of the remains of Draenor floating in the Twisting Nether, the best one you can google for is a 3D height map developed for Minecraft, which it's not what I needed at all (I can change the projection of a map just fine, but I need it to be 2D for that). Why have I been searching for something like that, you may ask. The truth is I'm creating the draft for a Warcraft III/World of Warcraft AU featuring a Lara Croft-like Jaina Proudmoore become an Alucard-level True Nosferatu at Stratholme and, in a post-Cataclysm chapter, I wanted to have her plug the Maelstrom by teleporting Outland on top of it and make a map of the new Azeroth to go with the fiction. :)

P.S. I'm sorry if I rambled a bit, I'm just a mix of gung ho about my story concept (because I've been pretty much assured no one's ever had an idea like that before) and frustrated that I can't seem to find a physical map of a freaking floating island.
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Eyecelphil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I've never seen maps like these before. 
Fit to be in an atlas!
Here's one thing that noticed me, though
the nametag of Exodar, the R seems to be .. behind the island? or is that an illusion?

Anyway, very well done! =)
Do you sell prints of these maps?
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Kuusinen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I see that the "r" came out a bit deformed. However, it's a result of the font and size. As you can see, the last "r" in Orgrimmar is too like this. As for prints; of course I thought I could make money from this since these maps are quite unique. That, however, would be illegal as far as I know, since it'd be making profit out copyrighted material.
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:iconeyecelphil:
Eyecelphil Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, I see =) 

Damn, that's too bad. =( I was already thinking something along the lines of that when I wrote the comment, but I wasn't sure.. 
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Stabzor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Really amazing!
btw. Icecrown Clacier
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:iconkuusinen:
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooops! Thanks :)
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Neferchau Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's very great!
Especially if you know the world by heart as a player :D
Great job on the hemispheres and the topography as well!
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:iconkuusinen:
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconsirinkman:
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional
Really nice work Andri. I like the color palette you used here.
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:iconkuusinen:
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :)
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VMJML1er Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   General Artist
planete Woow , good idea
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:iconjohara-san:
Johara-San Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, well done o.o
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:icondragoncid:
DragonCid Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
wonderful map! Great job, a lot of work went into this!
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:iconeclipsesyndicate:
EclipseSyndicate Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Love your maps. Keep up the awesome work :)
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:iconkuusinen:
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Overhail3 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
all but the Malestrom
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:iconkuusinen:
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm do you mean that you find the depiction of the Maelstrom insufficient?
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:iconakeche:
Akeche Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
It fits quite well, what sailor would be mad enough to get close enough to actually know what it looks like?
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Overhail3 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
no
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