Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere in Ashenvale for the past 3 months chances are you’ve been noticing how big Wraith of the Lich King has been for World of Warcraft. With a retooling of the game in the near future and the addition of achievements, new raids to come and what seems to be a never ending stream of pwnage, its no wonder so many old fans and noobs alike are picking this game out and drawing battle lines for the never ending struggle between the Alliance and the Horde.
Well Lok’ Tar! My friends, because two members of the Geeks of Doom Warcraft Guild (lovingly referred to as GoDs), along with some very cool Horde players, took one home for the Horde with the slayings of all four main leaders of the so called ‘Alliance’! So first and foremost, congrats to Doomhammre and Tarsonus (yeah, me) on their Epic Black Bear Mounts. Just remember, Mr. Wolfcastle from Simpson’s said it best. “Zee goggles. Dey do Nothing!!”.
Now to inform on how we did our mass slaying all in one night. First we stormed the boat in Darkshore to gain our way to Exodar, home to the otherworldly Draenei. We charged in with lightning speed as we weaved our way past guards and right onto the pedestal where Prophet Velen stood. It was a short fight this one, as the alliance have all but forsaken Exodar and Darnassius. After we gave him the final farewell, it was back out, and on the boat to the home of the Night elves. The next on our ‘Death List Four’ was High priestess Tyrande Whisperwind. She too was a piece of cake.
Our group decided it was time to take the fight to Stormwind. We all made our way to Stonard, in the Swamp of Sorrows to prepare for our thunderous charge on the home of the Humans. Soon we were racing into the Gates of Stormwind and were unprepared to see so many willing to fight for their king in the face of death. We wiped. Hard. But this isn’t the end of the battle but rather a glorious tactic that helped us take not only Stormwind, but also Ironforge, or as I call it, the Citadel of the Alliance. We all ran back, and stood there dead in his throne room. We waited about 20 minutes for the terror to subside in the hearts and minds of the Alliance. That’s when we stuck, with a vengeance. The assassination of King Varian Wrynn only took about 15 minutes upon resurrecting and the allies couldn’t have stopped us if they had wanted to.
No, we did not take the tram connecting Stormwind to Ironforge as many raiding parties do. We did this so it would give the allies waiting for us in Ironforge time to lose their wont to fight a phantom army. We slowly made our way from Arathi Basin and marched directly to the gates of Ironforge and made it to King Magni Bronzebeard’s throne. There were a ton of allies. And yes, we wiped again. But we used the same tactic and stacked on the door, so a special team designed only to distract and kill allies couldn’t be targeted while they did their jobs with swift efficiency. Within minutes of our raid team’s resurrection you could feel the growing sense that this was it. Bronzebeard had met his match. Well, for a few hours anyways. He fell, we fled, and we all met back at the gate of the Horde’s true home, Orgrimmar.
Then as you can see below we all lined up for some beauty shots with our new war won mounts. It was great fun and we earned ourselves black bears to ride around on.
For the Horde!!