I did Borean first and then went to the Fjord. I recommend doing both -- got me to 74 and means you will have more quests left over for making some cash at 80.
Went HF first because I was in UC and it was the closes Zep to Northrend :) I'll hit up Borean later...
My hubbie and I started out in the Borean Tundra. Our toons were in SW fighting dragons when we left to get the expansion so we took the boat from there. We were planing on doing the Howling Fjord afterwards but I ran through Dragonblight the other night and I find I can't leave it just yet. I'm a huge dragon geek! =)I've finished every single quest in the Tundra and Coldara (ran The Nexus twice) and went from 70 to 40% into 72.
I started out in Borean Tundra, now almost done with that at level 72. Next up will be Howling Fjord, followed by Dragon Blight.So far I like the expansion a lot and I am trying to finish most of the quests in a zone before moving on to the next. (At least enough for the achievement).With four characters I want to get to 80, I'll be busy for a while.
I chose the Howling Fjord, just because everybody would be taking the boat from Stormwind to the Borean Tundra.
I did half a level in Howling Fjord then headed over to Borean Tundra for the other half level to 71. Seems like a fun way to do things since I am getting the best of both zones in terms of easy quest xp, gold revenue, and tradeskill drops.
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That sounds like a great idea!Me? I took the Howling Fjord at recommendation of my guild. I wasn't sure which I would go to anyway, but had said I may go to the Tundra. The Fjord was awesome, especially the quests, but they were spread kinda thin.So I went to the Borean Tundra before publishing this work so I could experience both sides. I am very glad I did, as the entire WWII effect when leaving Valiance Keep & experiencing Coldarra have made it well worth it.I want to make clear, though, that I did enjoy the questing in the Howling Fjord, but in my quest to get as much done as possible in the limited play time I have...the Borean Tundra seems more suitable.
Sadly, I've had but about 12 hours of playtime since WotLK came out and I'm just now sneaking up to 74. I started in the Fjord, which I found more fun, but at the urging of some friends who are also playing with limited time, I went to the Tundra.If you're trying to move quickly, I suggest Borean Tundra. The quests are tighter together, and chains overlap the areas some.
I completed over 130 quests in the Tundra and over 100 in the Fjord before moving on to Dragonblight at level 74. I can only play after work so things slow down during the week. But I've also done Nexus, Utgard, and Azjol-Nerub twice, completing their quests, and plan on doing The Old Kingdom tonight. Quests in Dragonblight so far have not given significantly more XP than those in the starting zones. I'm shooting for 75 tonight, 76 sometime Friday and 80 by late (probably very late) Sunday night. With all 5 man instances and their quests completed.I found the Tundra to be much more disjoint than the Fjord, and for the most part enjoyed the Fjord more. Dragonsblight is interesting and you get the sense that the scourge are on the march.
I started in Borean Tundra, as I liked the landscape the best. After that, I went to Dragonblight, completed around 50 quests, and then went to Howling Fjord to try it out. Afterwards, I headed to Grizzly Hills where I am now on the Drakuru quests. At the moment I am level 75. Gotta say I've liked Dragonblight best so far.
I decided to take my freshly 70 prot warrior into Northrend first, so I chose Howling Fjord because there was a quest line with a big upgrade to my weapon and shield right away. When I bring in my next toon however, I will be heading to the Borean Tundra.
I first got to Howling Fjord which i was really impressed with. After doing all the quests and getting the quest achievement, i went to Borean Tundra. Which my friends said was really amazing. I didint think so. Right now i am at lvl 74 and 149/150 in the Borean Tundra Achievement.
As soon as I got WotLK I went to ogrimmar, cause I thought any zepelling would take you to just 1 zone... Like Howling was for alliance and borean was for horde... Didn't knew that I could go to howling XD.Thoough, I happen to like borean a lot, pretty snowy, and nice landscape while reaching the coast with icebergs and stuff like that. It's cool to quest near the nexus :P The nexus kind of building is definitively my cup of tea ^^
I started leveling my lvl 70 arms warrior (BSing and Mining) in BT, but I found that it was very highly populated and minerals viens were hard to come by. So, since I wanted to level my Mining and BSing as I leveled, I dediced to go to HF and found that there was less competition for the minerals viens. Thus, I finished the questing in HF and I am going to move to Dragonblight.
Since your on ally side illidan would you be able to sell a few items via AH like ally pets, recipes and stuff like that? ohh and tell ur buddies not to kill anyone in Unleashed Furries, ty :)
For my first step in Northrend, I started at Borean Tundra. I was thoroughly disappointed at one and only one thing - how selfish people on my server are. It was extremely difficult to quest due to "ninjas". I promptly moved to Howling Fjord, a much less populated zone at the time. Since then, I completed the quest achievements for Howling Fjord, Grizzly Hills, and Zul'Drak.That being said, I really liked Borean Tundra, but I'm going to wait to quest there until I bring up a 2nd alt.I think it's best to play where it's the most fun for you. I've played many quests, and not found a single one boring or redundant. If you're like me, pick a zone where there are less people. No matter which you choose, the content is fabulous. Kudos Blizzard.
My fiancee and I took our shaman/warrior duo to Borean. The quests there are pretty cool, but there were a lot more people (mostly horde to gank us) so it was a little crowded. While she's at work, I took my Hunter alt to the Fjord. That zone is amazing, and I think it might be one of my favorites so far. The quests are fun, and the storyline is cool. My "alt" has now passed my shaman in levels (Hunter is 73, Shaman is 71) and has moved onto Dragonblight.When we take our death knight duo into Northrend, we will be starting in the Fjord.
My boyfriend and I started out in Howling Fjord, where my druid and his shaman made it to within 10% of 72. We both thoroughly enjoyed the Nordic feel of the Fjord; especially the background music. Neither of us usually listens to the BGM in a game longer than a few loops, but we had it on the entire time we were out there.We decided to start in the Fjord because we guessed (rightly, in fact) that it would be a little less populated. Our server is PvE, but unfortunately that doesn't prevent the Alliance, or our fellow Horde, from being impolite.Since we didn't pick up the expansion until Sunday the 16, we're still working our way through Borean Tundra, halfways through level 72. It's been a fun experience so far, since we're both mildly interested in the lore (not to mention blowing things up with tanks =D).All in all, it's been a really nice experience in Wrath so far. It seems like the development team over at Blizzard really pulled out all the stops with Northrend. It's new and different, and yet familiar at the same time.
I kind of jumped between both of them. My death knight started Borean around 69. around 71, I went to do Utgarde keep and stayed in the zone and did those quests. I'm sitting at 73 right now with 120/130 in Borean and about 105/130 in Fjord.Both great starting zones.