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What's the best main city for running to AH/bank for Horde?

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At level 80, I go to one of the main cities every now and then to sell stuff on AH and run back and forth between the bank and AH (to organize materials).

What's the best horde city for this behavior? I'm asking distance between mage portal/bank/AH.

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My vote goes out to either Orgrimmar or Thunder Bluff.

Orgrimmar has a short ride from the portal, a mailbox right in front of the Auction House and the bank in short running distance. I am voting TB second, but only because you can't mount up right from the portal. TB has the added advantage of having a forge right by the Auction House.

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Orgrimmar is win. Portal is close, AH and bank are right next to each other and for some reason has three mailboxes in very close proximity. TB isn't populated enough if you ever use /2 to sell or buy things, as Org is really the main city for Horde gathering. – Dharmabhum (Oct 14 2009 12:12 PM)

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TB usually has less people and therefore typically less laggy. – Nehi (Oct 14 2009 12:28 PM)

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TB is generally less laggy, but in Orgrimmar you can occasionally catch some really good deals when someone decides to offload something for cheap. These people are usually unwilling to travel to another city (and if it's a really good deal they wouldn't need to as someone who is in Org would be willing to make the deal anyway). – BarrettJ (Oct 14 2009 12:30 PM)

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My preference is also for TB, because there are several vendors much closer to the mailbox/bank in TB than in any other city. However, with the additional mailboxes added into UC with the recent patch, UC has become a very viable city as well (provided that you're ok with navigating the stairs), since it no longer matters which set of stairs you go up to get to a mailbox anymore... – Carliee (Oct 14 2009 12:32 PM)

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During the time I was playing horde I always favored Orgrimmar. This was my personal preference due to the close proximity between the AH, bank, and mailbox. Also, has Kadomi mentioned it's a fairly short ride from the portal to the other areas. I also had several friends who always used Silvermoon City. I never used it much myself, however, so I can't give a personal comparison between that and Orgrimmar.

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One of the main disadvantages of Silvermoon City is that from the portal it's a pretty far ride in a city with a somewhat confusing layout. – Kadomi (Oct 14 2009 1:29 PM)

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Orgrimmar. Theres post box right outside AH, and one by bank as well. If druid can travel form to bank easy. Silvermoon is longer walk, and TB comes in close second Org has advantage of being main city as well for any /2. trades

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Thunder Bluff, but only if you park a bank alt there, don't bother running over with your main. The bank & the AH is super close, and it's infinitely less laggy than Orgrimmar, especially around world events like Brewfest where you have some yokel running through every 30 seconds advertising beer. :)

Grab a lvl 1 Tauren and run him into Thunder Bluff, and bobs your uncle. Now, not only do you not need to go to TB, you can empty your bags from any city, saving you runs to Dalaran as well. If you feel particularly amusing, dress him up in something nice. Mine, for example, has a pair of snazzy tinted glasses and a diamond tipped cane. :)

That said, if you're going from the portal... yeah, Orgrimmar is a bit better for the closeness of the portal. I still maintain that a well dressed bank alt is preferable, though.

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I would agree with Thunder Bluff for a bank alt or parking a main. But for easy mage/portal access then I would agree with Org.

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I tend to use UC, usually for the simple reason that you can travel everywhere mounted. In Org you'll get dismounted everytime you visit the AH and again when you visit the bank. TB is slightly better in that it only dismounts you when you visit the bank.

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UC by far, not Org or TB. You get dismounted both at the bank and AH in Org, and at the bank and central totem at TB (when you have to go see a profession npc on a higher rise). You get dismounted exactly nowhere in UC.

UC benefits:

  1. Never dismounted anywhere.
  2. Auctioneers closer to bank than Org, about same distance as TB.
  3. Mailboxes by every auctioneer and at the top of each ramp leading to the bank.
  4. 2 trade goods sellers and 1 reagent vendor on the upper ledge near the bank.
  5. Profession trainers not too far away on the outer ring.
  6. Portal from Dal/Shat is about as far away from bank/AH as Org, much closer than TB (and you're not dismounted when you arrive as you are at TB).

There's just no comparison in terms of efficiency, UC wins. Now, like TB it's also pretty deserted, so if seeing and being seen, or doing business face-to-face (trade chat opportunities), matter more to you, you should probably stick w/ Org.

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As an Engineer I just stay in Dalaran because the steam powered auction house is right by the north bank.

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