Favourite Zone

Storm

With six expansions, and a seventh on the way, there is a lot of World in the World of Warcraft. From Draenor to Deadwind Pass, most areas feel incredibly unique and you get what they’re about. Sitting down today I thought for a while about which zones are my personal favourite and there are two that stand out. Before I get to them, let me just give an honorable mention to Deadwind Pass…because it terrified me the first time I went strolling out of Duskwood into that area. I had no idea what was going to be around the corner.

Now, the first zone, is from Wrath of the Lich King. Older readers will know just how enamored I can be with Grizzly Hills. The rivers, cabins, wildlife, and PvP. Everything about it I enjoy…and who doesn’t love a good port-o-potty quest? I’ve done most of the quests for each faction. Funny enough, though, I’ve never done the Furlbog stuff. I think my next character to go through Northrend will have to rectify this. The music, like most of Wrath, is spot on for the feeling of the zone and if I recall correctly I even listed Grizzly Hills as the place I would live if I had to take up residence in Azeroth.

The other zone, is much newer and I have to include a subzone with it. When Zarahi hit the Broken Shores I immediately headed to Stormheim and instantly fell in love with it. Where Grizzly Hills was all about location, location, location, Stormheim is more about the content. The Vrykul are always fun to interact with and the quest chain that explains the Val’kyr is a wonderful ride as Horde players follow Sylvanas throughout the zone. It ends in a pretty well known moment, and one of the best cinematics of the expansion.:

But what made the zone even better for me was losing, and being sent to Helheim. The Stormheim zone in itself was good, but the lead in and out of Helheim made it even better (to say nothing of how enjoyable Helheim was on its own).

What about you? Are you among those that love the beauty of classic Nagrand? Maybe something even more original like Winterspring or Stranglethorn Vale? And will one of the new zones be even better than the ones we’re talking about now?

5 thoughts on “Favourite Zone

  1. Alunaria March 23, 2018 / 6:08 am

    The music from Grizzly Hills is like therapy. It is just so breathtakingly beautiful. In Legion, my favorite zone is Val’Sharah. But the music in Highmountain is truly something!

    Oh, that cinematic indeed! I am loving the cinematics in WoW today.

    I think nostalgia will always have a very good grasp on me, so no new zone or music will ever beat the Vanilla experience. Ah well. Memories 🙂

    • JD Kenada March 26, 2018 / 8:20 am

      I didn’t come in until late in Burning Crusade. Perhaps that’s why nostalgia has me always harking back to Wrath.

      • Alunaria March 27, 2018 / 6:09 am

        That’d make sense; I see that often, and experience it myself. As if the first part of the game just has a special grasp on us.

  2. Lord of Icecrown March 23, 2018 / 6:35 am

    Hmmm….hard question, to pick a favourite.

    I love Dun Morogh, Hinterlands, Grizzly Hills and Vashjir. All of Pandaria. And my favourite in Legion was definitely Stormheim, as it lives and breathes Norse mythology ^^

    I liked all the Broken Isles zones to be fair, it was clear that there was a huge amount of work put into each of them 🙂

    • JD Kenada March 26, 2018 / 8:21 am

      I agree completely regarding the Broken Isles. Each one feel like it’s own zone, and yet still tied to the bigger picture.

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