Quote from ryuplaneswalker »Quote from ThyLordQ »Quote from ryuplaneswalker »Quote from Etherium Sage »I understand why they do this, as they want us to know intuitively what planes we're seeing. Also, since we know about Ghirapur already, it makes Huatli's assumption that it's Orazca all the more hilarious. Whether or not that's a good approach is another argument.
I understand what they are doing, however it is the polar opposite of what they should be doing, they should be using these Random walks to show us places we have never been, It gives us a short feel of what the newbie walker feels by making us go "Woah, what is -that- place?", It makes the Multi-verse feel larger because since Origins every first planeswalk we have seen has been to a place we have known except for 1 and we didn't actually see his first planeswalk, and it could foreshadow planes we could be going too in the future, or give us small glimpses of the ones we aren't going to specifically go to like wherever the Vampire Gladiator Lady from this years Commander is from.
But then you get stuck in the bind of "Can't make this too interesting, or people will want to know more about that instead of the story we're actually trying to tell right now." Or worse "Here's a cool plane that we didn't have time to do all the logistics for, so we may never see it again, and if we do, it may end up completely different." A la Planechase.
It's not really a good situation either way.
And the answer to that is. "Well Maybe we will go there some day, keep reading the stories and find out." Us seeing the same planes over and over even in short glimpses makes the "Infinite Multiverse! TM." Seem like something smaller than a normal fantasy world is.
As has been discussed elsewhere, there seem to be a) some kind of relative "distance" between planes, with Zendikar, Amonkhet and Equilor especially having been called "backwater" or "at the edge of the multiverse" respectively, Dominaria being its center and Shandalar moving through the blind eternities, meaning that the planes we have seen so far (with the named exceptions) could be relatively close to each other, making random planeswalks between them more probable and b) the first planeswalk seems to have some kind of connection to the planeswalker himself (Liliana jumping to Innistrad, Chandra to Regatha etc.). It was never made explicit, but that might be an actual explanation for the seemingly "small" multiverse.