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This is a repost of a thread that went nowhere in the past (find it here: http://www.achaea.com/forum/splitting-areas-up)
So I think that offplane areas like Annwyn and the Underworld (as well as Ulangi and Polyargos, feel free to name more) need to be split up into separate areas. Annwyn is 250-something rooms large, and it does not make sense that the entire plane is considered one area. Same goes for the Underworld.
This makes the pk nature of Annwyn and the Underworld extremely beneficial to those who have ranged attacks. For example, a monk can radiance you from anywhere in Annwyn or the Underworld. A blade master can full sense you from anywhere in Annwyn. It's my belief that splitting up off plane areas would make the combat there more interactive, by forcing movement.
Example: If I go into Annwyn and full sense (assuming my target is gem'd off of qw), I can see everyone there. However, if the areas were split up, I would have to visit the Sidhe and Unsidhe courts respectively to get a full idea of who was in Annwyn. I believe that this would encourage more combat interaction, and create less of a "lame" feel from ranged attacks (e.g., mind radiance - I wouldn't need to leave the plane and re-enter to fight, I could simply leave the area and come back to engage my sparring partner).
This would also improve interactions on Polyargos with the current Yudi vs. Maklak event.
A way we could implement this change would be to make Annwyn three areas: Unsidhe, Sidhe, and the Forest (including the underwater world). Please provide some constructive comments! I would really like to see attention brought to this issue.