I've started leveling 2 toons, one in Borean Tundra and one in Howling Fjord.What I noticed was that Howling Fjord have more fun quests, while Borean Tundra is much more of what we have done already.The other thing I noticed is that leveling is much much faster in Borean Tundra. In Howling Fjord the different quest hubs are smaller and more spread out, especially due to the hard to travel terrain. It just takes more time.To me it's really simple. Want the real "WOW Northrend's awesome!" experience, then go Howling Fjord. If you prefer to rip through the levels, go to Borean Tundra.
As far as i seen borean Tundra has more quests, a base that offers proffesion trainers and also more ppl to help you in quests. It's sad cuz Fjord has more spectacular scenerry :X. and the environment in witch u r playng affects your atitude and gameplay alot :D
Do both of them. I did (over 130 quests done in each zone) and got to Dragonblight at level 74. I prefer Borean Tundra because it is much faster to level there. Zones and quests much closer together.
I picked Howling Fjord because of my love for the Forsaken. The Howling Fjord has the Royal Apothecary quest line which feels a lot like the earlier Royal Apothecary quests. It's all very epic in the lead up to the Wrath Gate, and I'm very happy with my decision.
I'll level my priest in Borean Tundra, and my lock in Howling Fjord.
I've completed 130+ quests in both Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord. Which took me to level 74.Howling Fjord took more time, but I think it's a better place to quest than Borean Tundra, because it's much less crowded.I guess most players head to Borean Tundra first (because you get there from Stormwind City) and when they're done there they move into Dragonblight, skipping Howling Fjord.And aside from that I personally thought Howling Fjord looks a lot better. You should really take the boat there, it's an awesome ride :)edit: Almost forgot to mention that Howling Fjord is skinner's heaven. There are dead animals all over the place. I got skinning maxed before I dinged 71 and had enough leather to get my leatherworking up to 420 already.
I started at Borean Tundra then moved onto some of the dragonblight quests.Liked parts of Borean and was having fun but decided to check out Howling Fjord after a bit and have to say I love it. I feel its a much better zone than Borean for me.I like the getting off the boat and the camp being attacked, kinda feels to me more like yeah we are here to fight. The quests have been intresting and fun and the scenery feels much nicer.Even though the level 80 elite some how managed to sneak up on me :)
I chose Howling Fjord, finished the quest achievement and now I just arrived at Borean Tundra. I'm intending to complete all the quest achievements, since they present a balanced number of quests to level. I completed Utgarde Keep as well as the Nexus last night. I like both the zones, and I think all of them will be equally awesome.
Borean Tundra because I simply love the Tuskarr and the Gnomeish quests all around the area. I also like the D.E.H.T.A. quests and everything. It's very simple, as I am a 71 Rogue and can Stealth, and all the Mobs are far apart and everything. Very fun :DAlso, I have decided that I will Level to 72 in Borean Tundra, then move to Howling Fjord until 74 (or until no more Quests are available) It'll be fun :D
I took the quickest and easiest way I knew to get from SW to Northrend and hopped on to the first boat I saw a pile of 70s getting on to. Happened to be going to Borean Tundra. And I didn't think it was boring at all. After doing what I think was all the quests I could, and getting the achievement, I shuffled on over to Howling Fjord, which is also an amazing looking zone. I'm currently there and level 72.
I choose Borean Tundra, fantastic name :D
I chose Borean Tundra first I was a 68 Death knight!, It was a great help in learning how harsh northrend can be on a new deathknight. Once I went to Howling Fjord at 72 I was ready and able to destroy every quest that came my way :D
I went to the Borean Tundra first, did 148/150 quests, and was 72 1/2 when I left. Just arrived in the Howling Fjord and only have done ~20 quests. I just dinged 73 and I should be well into 74 when I leave.
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.I was obsessive about doing all the quests and seeing all the areas...I went Borean Tundra > Howling Fjord > Dragonblight > Grizzly Hills getting the loremaster achievements for each and then headed to Zul'drak and dinged 80 about half way through it. I'm now starting the Sholazaar Basin for gold and fun :)I've been very impressed with all the zones and instances so far - there's been the odd time when I've thought it hasn't quite clicked but the general glee from running around makes that pretty much irrelevant.
I went to Borean in the beginning and got to 71 fairly easy. I then decided to check out HF and I really like the feel of the zone maybe because it was not a gankfest like it was in BT lolI kinda want to get out of the snow scenery already so looking forward to go questing at GH since I just dinged 73 ^_^
I started in Borean Tundra and then moved onto Dragonblight since thats where the quests took me.It sounds like I should go check out Howling Fjord later today.
I started in Howling Fjord and really like it. Meanwhile I was doing quests in Boring uhmm.... Borean Tundra. I did all 130 quests in Howling and full in Borean. Now I must say that Howling Fjord is far much better than Borean for me.
I chose to do both (for Loremaster), but did Borean Tundra first because I ported to Org and took that zeppy.
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.That's the exact same thing I did.-Tator
I chose Howling Fjord, Much less people starting off and the landscape and music is break taking! plus the quests are fun(Name any other quest you get to surf a flying harpoon off a cliff!)Overall I say I enjoyed it much more then when I first started in borean tundra.