What an incedible night of WoW adventuring!
I hopped online last night just in time to join up with a bunch of Horde GWJers making another run into the Wailing Caverns. We split into 2 groups with Dramatic Marlin (Dramarlyn), Alien13z (Magritte), and myself (Omusa) grouping for the night. Plus we picked another warrior player on the way in. Two warriors, two hunters, and no one with rez skills...we were going to do this hardcore.
The goal was to track down Lord Serpentis (sp?), the last gem in the Leaders of the Fang quest that Marlin and I needed, plus some general slaying to finish up a couple of the side quests in there.
Things were going really well until we lost Dramarlyn 2 hours into our adventuring. Respawning and an absurd run back distance wiped him out for the night....so close, yet so far away. That was painful to say the least.
With one party member down, we decided to forge ahead. Not long after that, our pick-up warrior missed a jump and landed in the midst of some baddies that wiped him out. By that time we were so far in, it was not practical to attempt a run back. We were now down to Magritte and me. Rather than pack it up and go home, we decided to forge ahead. We were either going to get the job done or go out in a blaze of glory.
Two and a half hours into our adventuring, we finally made it to Lord Serpentis. That area of the caverns is extremely confusing, by the way, and we ended up making a few backtracks before finding the right path. I've never felt so lost in my life!
We set to work taking the last Fang Leader down (which turned out to be easy compared to the others) and cleared the room in preparation for one final battle. You see, the good Lord had a friend, a hulking brute of a monster that towered over us...scared the crap out me.
Since we made it that far, Magritte and I decided we might as well go for the gold and try to take this guy down with just the two of us. We buffed up with whatever we had. Mag set a trap and pulled the beast into it. I charged in an met it there, and the pummeling commenced.
My line of sight was at this things knees. It was frightening. And he was an incredibly hard hitter. I was really worried when I couldn't get a deep wound, rend, or hamstring on this thing to save my life but between the two of us we were able to do enough damage to him before he could take us out.
Here we are, Magritte and Omusa, standing proud over one the the greatest gaming kills I have ever done:
It was indescribably awesome to say the least. This one moment was more than worth all the repeated attempts to slog through the Caverns. I'm still basking in the afterglow.
Also, this creature drops a spectacular blue staff. Well worth the effort to get in there and give this guy a try if you're a staff user.
What a great night of gaming it turned out to be. All the sweeter because I didn't think we had much of a chance at success with just 2 party members left.
*high fives Magritte*