Rata Sum because it's the best place to WP to HoT metas from. Also love the layout and how compact it is in comparison to other cities on top of just having the best home instance IMO.
I have a habit where I can't just log out anywhere, I always try to find a nice peaceful spot to leave my character. So usually I'll TP to Scaver WP in Queensdale, use the TP and sell my junk, then talk a leisurely stroll/ride to Claypool, go to my spot under some trees and log out there. Other times I'll just find a nice peaceful spot around Queensdale, if there's a festival like wintersday then I'll normally stay in DR when I log out.
The city I visit the least - Rata Sum
Then it all depends on where I am and what I need. Daily harvest usually picks the one I go to. Thou I think I go to LA and DR more for other things. Yes I have passes and stuff but very rarely use them.
Since I got the Mistlock Sanctuary Pass, I have no reason to go to anywhere else anymore.
Usually I spend my lfg waiting time in one of the LS maps, and then join for fractals/everything else via pass..
Although I mostly use the Mystlock Observatory, I do visit Lion's Arch with some regularity too. I wish there were a Mystic Toilet in Rata Sum. I would visit much more often, because I love the Asuran city.
Rata Sum best city.
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The Black Citadel. It reminds me of my home region, which used to be fairly industrialized. It's also famous for charr tier customer service.
The services are a raptor's jump away too.
Same here. I use it for every toon as a home base. Mystic toilet visits I just go to Garrison in the Borderlands. My explorer toon is using Crystal oasis a lot though.
Ebonhawke is my favorite and most used place.
Ebonhawke is my favorite and most used place.
Noble's Folly. I would use Mistlock more but it takes twice as long to load for some reason, which is frankly baffling.
I use lounge in general but before or after harvesting home nodes I usually end up in DR because I prefer both human home instance and DR navigation. If I could get to home instance from LA I might prefer it.
Rata Sum for the express purpose of farming the home instance nodes. It is the least terribly laid out instance.
I often wonder if they put any thought in placing those nodes at all..
Otherwise it is a lounge pass because of the convenience of a fast loading zone accessible from a shared inventory slot.
There aren't many reason to go anywhere other than the Mistlock Sanctuary.
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. ~ Robert Heinlein
I try not to stay on any of the big cities too long cause they feel more intensive for my computer but DR for me if I had to pick
Rata Sum, simply cause it is the best. Anything you need is very close with an wide open center which makes it very pleasing to socialize. It IS our guildhall. Even before that was actually a thing. We (our guild) just like to hang out there and socialize with anyone there that likes to join conversations. I'm pretty sure that anyone that plays on the EU servers and visits RS often is familiar with [Warp] guild which originated from [IRA]. It's kinda funny actually cause most people see us as some kind of rp guild. While we're just a social guild that like to slack there.
There should be 'Heart of the Mists' tho, is where i visit the most. To cut the arguments it's not a city: Pact Commander 5 works just fine there c:
"There is always a lighthouse, there's always a man, there's always a city."
If I need crafting//bank/BLTrader, I use my Airship pass. But I visit my home instance every day for farming, almost always in DR.
Lions Arch. I've been here since launch and through the attack on Lions Arch. I'm nostalgic and fought for it!
I do miss the beauty that was once LA
I usually go to Ebonhawke. Everything there I need except a guild bank (and I can guild hall from there if I really need that), plus it loads much more quickly than Lion's Arch (a blessing on my laptop). I have a mystic conduit in inventory though, so no need to physically visit the Mystic Forge unless I need to buy from Miyani.
Most of my characters park in the Royal Terrace, which I count as time spent in DR as it's not instanced. If it only had an activity NPC it would have everything I need in a compact but airy space with access to open map chatter and quick hops to most current festivals. The Lily pass and the Spearmarshall's plea get me to Elona, the LS portal scrolls get me most everywhere else, but for inventory management, crafting, mystic forging, banking, DR's terrace is the place to be for me.
I use Rata Sum for efficiency for my routine gathering/selling. Everything is close together. The Accountancy waypoint for banks, trading posts and things in the home instance are conveniently placed as well I feel.
But I do love walking around Hoelbrak, DR and occasionally the Grove just for the scenery.
For me it's about a 50/50 split between DR and LA. DR due to the free and easy access via LS3 Doric scroll and access to a home instance. LA as a central return point after harvesting in other home instances for when they come up as dailies, or the rare times where I need to buy something from Miyani. I used to frequent LA much more often for MFing, but after creating a portable MF I don't need it for that anymore.
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