I love to hear these stories about taking on the old school content. While this one doesn’t quite qualify as a feat, it’s a great read. There is just something about taking on content undermanned that draws us hunter’s like moth’s to the flame.
It started out of boredom on a Friday night, Myself and Ironlungs decided to head over to the Eastern Kingdom to try and get ourselves a Tiger mount. After trying with no luck to lfg in our respective guilds we decided to see how far we could get by ourselves. Just the two of us, and our pets.
For Jeklik and Venoxis, I was using my Gorilla; Braytac. Ironlungs was using his Lynx all through out. Jeklik gave us little run for her money; only because she kept healing. Viper strings and Snake traps helped sort that out as soon as we caught on. Venoxis went down easy with no hassles at all.
We took a detour in an attempt to grab the Raptor mount as well
After two wipes on the Bloodlord, i ran to Grom’gal and switched out Braytac for Dex, my Frostsaber. We decided then to took down his Raptor as quickly as possible and then deal with him. A Heart of the Phoenix each, a pot, and a few bandages we were standing over his corpse, no mount unfortunately.
We then moved on to Thekal. This is where it got tricky. After the tiger adds were taken care of, we set both pets onto Thekal, while we MD’d the two Zealots to the pets. Keeping up the mend pets we dps’d the Zealots down while the cat took care of Thekal. It seemed to be working until a few big heals were used. With Heart of the Phoenix on CD and an imminet wipe on coming. We feigned death and let the pets die for the greater good.
We needed some help, so with the spirit of the run now being “lets show the world (of warcraft) the we hunters can do pretty much anything”, we called upon another Hunter pal of ours to come and help. Iron, Morna and their pets took on a Zealot each while Dex and Myself took care of Thekal. It did the trick.
No Swift Zulian Tiger, but i think the idea of the run went beyond that at that stage.
With Mar’li, Arlok, and Hakkor still standing and two days until the raid resets, we intend to head back in and see just how well we hunters fare.