You guys are so awesome.
I am humbled and amazed at how many people turned out for the level 1 dwarven hunter raid. Honestly I was desperately hoping to get at least 20 people to give it an epic feel. After filling 2 raid groups and still having overflow, we left epic far behind.
It was legendary.
Over 90 hunters showed up to the raid (not counting various people we picked up along the way). In fact we had so much unstoppable hunter power on hand that Hogger took all of five seconds to kill. It didn’t feel like a satisfying conclusion to our march across the Eastern Kingdoms, so we let him respawn and killed him a couple more times.
Still not satisfying. Finally, we charged into Duskwood (where nearly everyone leveled from the explore xp) to discover that the world dragon, Ysondre, was up. Now THAT is a fitting challenge for 90 level 1… well level 2 hunters.
The video project I’m working on will take a bit of time to finish (waiting on someone else at the moment) but this raid was so legendary I wanted to whip together something of just the raid as a way of saying thanks to all of you who came. So thank you!
I would also like to apologize if I was quiet during the raid — I was dealing with a pretty much constant stream of tells and chats. I was trying to respond to everyone and invite everyone, and I’m sorry if I missed yours. At times it really was just streaming past my screen non-stop.
Some nice moments were the band of followers we picked up in Stormwind who all stayed a respectful distance back (nice of them). The less friendly followers who followed us to Ysondre — and got killed for it. Only WHU members were there at the end! A particularly delightful moment of the raid was when Arust showed up to join us in duskwood eliciting responses of “OMG! He is real!”
Again, thank you all for coming. That was unbelievably fun. I do believe we’ll have to come up with another in-game event if this many people are interested :)
Many thanks to Arth and Raidtard for contributing screenshots of the event.