Looks smaller from above
One of the little secrets of Vanilla was that there were three Stormwinds.
There was the Stormwind you saw when you approached from outside.
There was the Stormwind you saw from within the city.
And there was the city you saw when flying by.
One gimmick they could pull off this way was to make Stormwind Keep look ENOURMOUS. I’m not even sure what that is behind the gate – a hill? But at any rate, the thing fades into the mist from the streets outside the Trade District. In Retail, it’s a lot less imposing, because in Retail, there’s only one Stormwind. And that doesn’t allow them to engage in any of those nifty little tricks of perspective.