Top 5 zones
1. Grizzly Hills
2. Townlong Steppes
3. Mount Hyjal
4. Twilight Forest
I would love another Nagrand, cant place what it is I like so much but its my favorite place. The sky, music, landscape, even the questing is pleasant. I always go through it again on alts, and complete every last thing in the zone.
I also loved Winterspring. Not another snowy zone since Winterspring have I found to be quite as amazing.
But seriously, I liked Zangarmarsh too. The mushrooms, the striders, the naga structures... so good.
I liked the design behind zangarmash, being a sort of mushroom forest, but everything was too bland. It felt like I was running through a forest labyrinth.
dont know why so many people loved grizzly hills, I dislike that zone a lot but I'm not quite sure why.
Anyways top 5 zones...
2: hillsbrad foothills
3: dragon blight
4: dread wastes
5: silverpine forest
"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." -Friedrich Nietzsche
Loved Zangarmarsh's looks. As has already been said already though, quests are kind of meh.
I would love to see another zone that captures what Storm Peaks is. Such a majestic zone with solid quest lines with an introduction to Titan lore. Fit WOTLK so perfectly and had so much mystery to it. It's how I always envisioned what Northrend looked like from WC3. Living in Canada myself, I found it captured that cold and crisp late night winter weather so well.
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The generalist looks outward; he looks for living principles, knowing full well that such principles change, that they develop. It is to the characteristics of change itself that the mentat-generalist must look. There can be no permanent catalogue of such change, no handbook or manual. You must look at it with as few preconceptions as possible, asking yourself, "Now what is this thing doing?" -Children of Dune
Grizzly Hills, Howling Fjiord, Stormpeaks, Twilight Highlands, Uldum.
A good zone is vast and either very fantasy inspired (Nagrand) or very realistic and authentic (Grizzly Hills) both in music, storyline and even skybox. Of course the mobs are rarely realistic and don't have to be. That's what makes a great zone, and that's why all Pandaria zones (IMO) sucks.
Zangarmarsh was the worst imo, tedious quests and a very "bleh" atmosphere. I feel like that with most of Outland, but Zangarmarsh holds the distinction of being the one zone where I've stopped leveling the most characters, my latest character I got through the Zangarmarsh levels got through them by doing only dungeons.
Nagrand is the only good zone in Outland in my opinion, blasphemy, I know. I am a massive fan however of Northrend except for Zul'Drak. Grizzly Hills and Sholazar Basin are 2 of my favorite zones in the game. Hillsbrad Foothills was ammazing before the Forsaken showed up, ruined everything, the new cleansed Western Plaguelands looks fantastic too, and don't even get me started on Pandaria, those zones look so good!
winterspring always and forever
Reminds me of spyro 2 for some reason. Nostalgia dat rite dere.