yep, I get that because we have done a raid and stuff we might not get any thing new specifically designed for the night elves, at least for a city till maybe the rrevamp? And they revamp either Eldre’thalas or or Nar’thalas using the new architecture we saw in legion for Suramar upgraded.
How they Could Do A City Easily
But I’m thinking that it won’t be hard to do a night elf city, look they did ruins of Zin’Azshari by mix -matching the Nar’thalas ruins, I’m thinking they could easily give them a city, by mix-matching Suramar - II mean these guys are from there after all, likely some of the designers and Ancient builders and Highborne who built Suramar are still around - as they are the ones that survived, as well as the Shen’dralar who are the guys that handled all the empires major arcane works, the truly impressive stuff - Azshara’s top projects, often processed in secret the lore says (possibly because she didn’t want to know someone else developed them and take all the credit).
There is lore to easily explain magicking a city quickly… when you think that the night elves built Darnassus, without Highborne and arcane help in under 4 years, probably about 1-2 years, seeing Teldrassil had to grow first, they’d do it faster now they have both ancients and Highborne back together, the same combo that built all those cities in the pre-sundering era the lore books say.
From a design perspective, just take the various quarters of Suramar and the palace, and the Cathedral temple and re-arrange them. I would put the Cathedral in the centre of the new city , and the Highborne palace and mage academies using the Suramar buildings on one edger of the city, then add the quarters for residential homes for citizens, then Highborne homes which would be the type we saw in Suramar’s east quarter, then we’d have a few groves, like huger parks, and then the trading and crafts man sections, on the upper reaches, with the new Moonwell in the centre of the temple grounds.
That way they can at last give a great design, without much effort, because face it, it is night elf architecture, and what are the chances of them actually building a city from scratch?
The Forest, City Groves/Parks and Gardens
Now for this, it would be the Emerald dream zone transposed, but with a twist.
At night, it will have the aura of Ardenweald, since the tree is linked to both realms. So they’d have to simply duplicate the colour scheme for Ardenweald at night, maybe have an altenrate model with the constellation tree tops that make the night elves look as if they are amongst the stars… can you imagine how col it would be, if at night time, the city seemed like it was in the stars? And the forest had that Ardenweald vibe?
How much work? Well they could transpose much of Ardenweald and say the realm shifts to a portion of the weald in our waking world, or they could recolour but swap some of the tree’s visages, almost as if they conform to the pattern of Ardenweald.
This would look pretty neat. And maybe server as a starting area for a Sylvar allied race? or a night elf worgen or were-elf race ? /hint /hint
Or maybe they have something entirely different planned that will blow our minds, and have a solid role in the events of Azeroth to come, and not just be ditched and forgotten.