I chose Borean Tundra, and I am still there at a mere level 71. I have slowly been making my way through, just absorbing everything and having a look around the incredibly varied environments. Every quest hub is unique, from Coldarra to Fizzcrank Airstrip and its surrounding area.The Nexus is an amazing instance. Gorgeous visuals and interesting fights. The quest rewards are nice, too, and some actually provided minor upgrades to my epics. :oI look forward to uncovering the rest of the zone and finishing up all of my questing there, as I will have thoroughly explored everything and maximised my experience gain. After Borean Tundra, I intend to head to Howling Fjord and go through everything there, including Utgarde Keep. I don't want to rush, nor do I wish to miss anything.You can follow my progress at my blog. It starts with Borean Tundra - Valiance Keep.
I picked the Borean Tundra because it was more easily accessible from Shattrath than flying to Menethil. The Nexus, which is in the Tundra, is higher level than Utgarde Keep. Everyone in my guild already has gear that will last them far into Northrend, so I thought I'd skip the lower level instances.Borean Tundra is right next to Dragonblight too, which is obviously the next zone which then leads to Grizzly Hills.
Borean... As Horde; upon leaving Warsong Hold I was greeted with tons... upon tons... upon tons of leather scraps from the relentless Nerubian assault. When I finally tired of leather farming (Nice 356-380 bump in Leatherworking without having to pay/farm the Burning Crusade goodies) I moved onto the rest of the zone. Completing Coldarra within the day for my Achievment.Not to mention, I love my new Rhino.edit, In addition it is from here you can easily move onto Dragonblight; the next place in which I would recommend leveling. As questing through Borean Tundra and Dragonblight both offer great Warsong Offensive reputation opportunities.
I started in Howling Fjord and then went to Dragonblight and completed the Tuskarr quests/got my Dalaran teleport at 71. I Then headed back to Howling Fjord to finish most of the quests until I completed the required number for the Fjord achievement. After that I went to Borean and I'm probably 10% through it just about to ding 73.
I went to Borean Tundra first, then head over to Howling Fjord afterwards. I'm currently 75 and barely halfway through Dragonblight, lol.
Started at Howling FjordHit Level 71 there. Completed "I've Toured the Fjord" Achievement.Now i'm currently in Borean TundraOnly 83 / 130 quests done to "Nothing Boring About Borean" Achievement.
I went Borean Tundra (70-72) followed by Howling Fjord (72-74) and have just finished Dragonblight (74-76). Neither starting zone has disappointed me one iota. The best bits of both were, for me:Borean Tundra: Saurfang cleaving 30 Scourge Elites. What more can be said?Howling Fjord (And Dragonblight to an extent): Every quest involving the Forsaken. The dialogue was wonderfully humourous throughout.I'm basically moving through every zone in order of how they're introduced to me through Questing. (I.e.: From Borean Tundra, I got quests to take me to Dragonblight. I didn't go to DB because I wanted to do both starting areas. From Howling Fjord, I got quests linking me to both DB and Grizzly Hills. Thus, democracy ruled and I took Dragonblight next. I'm now on Grizzly, and wondering how much gold I'll be getting from all the quests I'll have waiting for me at 80 in all the unchartered zones.)
I went to the Fjord, after seeing both of the zones for the very starting area. After looking at both, I just was swayed by the feel of the Fjord. It has a very cool Norse feel, and the starting Alliance area sits in the shadow of Utgarde Keep. My previous favorite WoW zone was Terrokar, and I think the Howling Fjord is even more amazing.
I randomly got pulled to Borean Tundra, as I happened to be in Orgrimmar when I decided to take a zeppelin to get to Northrend.I'm planning on tackling both zones, so it doesn't actually matter. WotLK is too awesome to skip content.
Started at Borean Tundra, then after 40 quests went to Howling Fjord to quest with a friend and i liked over there so much more. Environment is nicer imo and i liked the quest dynamic on both places, but I'd recommend HF if you're 70 already. If you're 68, do both, then Dragonblight.
Since I played Borean Tundra in beta, I decided to try out the Fjord this time. I have to say that I enjoy the Fjord much more. Not being attacked by spiders every time I left the main base was nice. Also the music is nicer, and the zone feels more pleasant.
I play an undead mage, so as undead I went to Northrend from Undercity, then my first region was Howling Fjord.As of today, I'm about level 79 (I miss a few XP) and I completed Howling Fjord, Borean Tundra, Dragonblight, Sholazar Basin (which I did as soon as possible, because I love Nesingwary) and 85% of the quests in Grizzly Hills: I can say that my favourite region is Howling Fjord, followed by Sholazar Basin.
At first, I went to Borean Tundra but masses of other players have forced me to visit Howling Fjord. During first days of WoTLK Fjord was far less crowdy, and as much interesting as Tundra... in my personal opinion, more beautiful to. Most probably, just after finishing HF I will travel back to Tundra in order not to miss anything from the content.
Unlike many others I actually chose Howling Fjord to begin with and I must say it was the right decision as there were fewer people all aound to disturb my questing. I personally believe that the quests there are far better than in the Tundra so I have no regrets. The only thing that irked me was that some of the rewards were more strength/stamina/haste than +crit stuff, which I needed as a ret paladin.I'm level 78 now and I've already fully finished Howling Fjord, Grizzly Hills, Zul'Drak and Sholazar Basin in terms of quests and earned the achivements for them. I've also, after I turned 77 explored all the zones in Nortrend for kicks, damn some of the zones are frekkin beautiful.
I went to HF first and did all the quests there (getting the achievement in the process) and I am currently going through all the quests in BT aswell (132/150 so far)I am level 74 now and plan on going to either SB, GH or DB next.
I'm undead, so I've chosen to start in Howling Fjord, earned the quest achievement (as an indicator that I've seen most things) and then rode through Dragonblight straight to Warsong Hold in Borean Tundra. I wanted to do both starting zones and I highly recommend that to anywone who wants to experience storyline to its fullest. Also Tundra have a better feeling of "war effort" and that you're a soldier of the Horde :) Warsong Hold is also an amazing place, especially when you see it for the first time. Frankly, most places in WLK have that "tilt" pottential. Everything's so vivid and detailed.
I did Howling Fjord first and liked that zone and quests better than Borean Tundra, which I am almost done with doing now.Borean Tundra does have some unique quests though. Siege quests, a Phasing quest. Personally I just like the look and feel of Howling Fjord better and it doesn't seem like the mobs are as tightly packed.
I wold go to the Howling Fjord.
I choose both, done with Howling fjord and almost done with Borean. gives more rep and i like to stick in a zone as long as i can before i need to change.