We already know of a few of the places where class halls are going to be. Places like the lights hope chapel for paladins and the dalaran sewers for rogues but for most classes we have heard nothing about where their class hall is thus far. So lets play a game of where would you place your favorite classes class hall. Remember it needs to be a neutral place, based on the design they are using so that both sides use the same hall.
I personally like the choices of the lights hope chapel for paladins and the sewers for rogues. I think they both fit extremely well. But for some classes I really can't see where they could go, at least if only considering places that already exist. So we might need to make up some new areas.
Druids would be a simple one for me in my opinion. They already have their own zone as it stands and will be getting more love in the legion expansion. But that zone, Moonglade, really seems to be the best place to set their class hall. First off they have an ability that brings them directly there, which would be an amazing boon, and some might say quite unfair for them, but no other class has such a perfect place mostly unused that could house a class hall so easily. If druids class hall is not in Moonglade, blizzard is doing it wrong. The place was built to be the druid class hall back in vanilla before class halls were even a dream in some developers mind.
My main is a hunter so I have been thinking where the hunter hall could be. If they mentioned it already I did not notice it, so I will instead let my mind run wild and see where we should have our class hall.
There is no place that already exists in game that really jumps out immediately in my mind. There is nothing in game in terms of a building that just screams hunter like the lights hope chapel screams paladin. Add that to the fact that hunters as a whole usually feel more like the class least likely to create a fraternity of their class. Maybe a group of big game hunters talking about their hunts while swilling beer in a lodge could fit but in game most hunters are not the big game hunter type. That is in Nessingwarys wheelhouse. The hunters we play in game, at least to me, come off as loners, us with out pets, taking on the world one hunt at a time. We are the planning and stalking types that kill for the betterment of us as individuals when required to do so or our society as a whole, not the jump out behind a bush to kill a deer type of game hunter.
Being the slow pace and intense planning involved in a good hunt, as we do them, I would not expect the place that we would call our class hall to be hidden. It would probably be some sort of building that people would pass by and think nothing of it. It would blend in, it would seem inconspicuous, not drawing any attention to itself, just like we as hunters do when we are out in the wild. We blend, we do not stand out. Leave the flashy lights to the paladins.
I could perhaps picture a farm, a large farm out in the middle of nowhere. We would need space for our pets because we don't go anywhere without them. Even when we are doing a lone hunt our pets are never far behind waiting for the moment to pounce should we ever call for the need of them. Our pets, our companions, are important to a hunter so a hunters hall needs to not only have a place for the hunters to mix and mingle, but a place for our pets to run free for a bit and, I guess, mingle as well with the other hunters pets as I am sure they have stories they wish to share as well.
So being there is no place in game that stands out as a place I would like to see as a hunters hall I will have to make something up. My first idea was in southern westfall because there is a lot of green area for our pets to roam, some mountains around it so it would be an area that would make for a perfect point of defense if need be, and most of that area is currently unused for the most part. Some minor quests, very few, all low level mobs that would not be missed if they disappeared, and nothing other of conciquence otherwise.
I could see some carving out of the mountains, some free ranged space for our pets out in front, and it is in an isolated place. So it seems like a good idea to me. The only thing I would have a concern with is that it is one zone removed from strormwind which means it is really close to alliance territory.
I then started to think of any other area that would fit for hunters in the vein of what I already have in mind. A place where we could be most secluded and have room for our pets. Another place that seems like it could fit were we could put a hunters and their pets is in Feralas. There are a few areas there, if cleaned out some, that could make a reasonable place for hunters to have their hall. The ruins of feathermoon seem to be one of the top options in my opinion. Losing the couple of quests that are there would mean nothing really in the long run.
Want might even better would be if somehow we could raise and then shroud the island to the south of it that went underwater in cataclysm. Isle of dread, if I remember correctly, is what it used to be called, where we would go to farm the chimaerok meat. The zone had a few quests objectives back in the day but nothing the average player would have ever ventured there for and as it was an elite area even before it suck, it is a place many even knew it was there. It was forgotten before it was even lost. For a place of seclusion there would be no place better. It was surrounded completely by mountains and lush green lands from one end to the other.
That would be my ideal place to put the hunters hall. Sure, it is kind of out in the middle of no where, but it is a place were we can be alone, we can have our pets run free, and it has some history, even if long lost, of being a elite hunting ground, which, after all, it what we are, hunters.
I am sure there are better places out there and I am sure that blizzard would never raise a sunken island for us hunters to call home even if I think it would be rather cool, so it most assuredly will be elsewhere. But where?
Where do you think would be a good place for your class hall? Or if you already know where your class hall is, would you prefer it being elsewhere, and if so, where.