I’d heard negative things about the Grizzly Hills – like it was boring to quest through, repetitive, and so on. Sometimes you shouldn’t listen to what people say; I enjoyed it, and the level and a half I spent there was the most enjoyable I’ve had in Northrend.
Zul’Drak, on the other hand, sucks some righteous ass. I hit my goal – level 76 – and instantaneously stoned back to an inn and logged off, although I’d admittedly logged a few hours by that point. The place has, I think, the highest concentration of frustrating quests in a short span of time in the entire game.
There’s a couple of neat quests in there as well, to be sure, but not as many (so far) as in Grizzly hills, and I found the sequence where you have to repeatedly port up to a floating fortress and run missions, in disguise, for some Scourge Troll warlord to be absolutely maddening.
I also took LotRO for a short spin today, playing for about two hours and getting a new character, a Dwarven Champion, up to level 7. In WoW, at least until I have a character at the cap, I am content to rush; LotRO functions best at a measured, if not casual, pace. I actually wanted to try the Rune-Keeper, but my original account, which was the one that has free time right now, was never upgraded to Mines of Moria, so that was out.