This is entry #9c in the 30 days of WarCraft series of articles.
I’ve told you which zones I prefer in Old Azeroth, as well as Outland… now it’s on to Northrend!
My Favorite Northrend Zones
I liked Grizzly Hills from the moment I first set foot in there. It reminds me of venturing through Disneyland’s Frontierland & Bear Country – way back in the day, when I was just a little Garling.
The woodland terrain… the log structures… the Appalachian music playing in the background… the bears pawing at the river – fishing for some supper… I love it! Oh, and let’s not forget that Grizzly Hills is home to one of my favorite Spirit Beasts.
Grizzly Hills is also host to one of my favorite laugh-out-loud variety quests. Can you guess which one it is?
The basin… easily one of the most beautiful zones in all of WoW.
From a visual standpoint, the place is amazing. River’s Heart will always be one of my favorite screenshot opportunities in the game.
As far as farming goes… Sholazar Basin was arguably the best gathering spot during the WotLK era — leather, mining nodes, herbs… all bountiful.
And the pets… Sholazar Basin is home to not one, not two, but three of the coolest pets in the game: Loque’nahak, King Krush and Aotona. Needless to say… I’ve had many fun adventures within the basin. Most notably, my 2 week sojourn there while looking for Loque’nahak, then later, my King Krush solo-taming mission.