I’m pretty sure that, the other day, I had one of my finest moments ever in WoW.
I don’t have a video of what I’m about to describe, and I doubt I could repeat it (it would ruin the spontaneity of it anyway, which was half the impressiveness), so I’ll have to trust that I’ve accrued enough trust on the WHU to simply tell you all about it.
Golden Lotus dailies, and it’s one of the kill quests. I want to finish quickly, so I pull a TON of mobs. As in, way too many for me to live through. I’m blowing my cooldowns, and trying to shunt them to my pet, but not making enough of a dent. I’m going to die.
So I start to run toward a cliff with a fence in front of it. What happened next was something I didn’t plan at all, but happened organically and swiftly.
I jumped over the fence and off the cliff, doing a mouse-turn midair and tab targeting to the nearest mob following me. I Kill Shot’d the mob, killing him, as I disengaged into thin air. Well under 25% health, I was now hurtling to a death-by-ground. But other mobs were still trailing me, so I was still in combat. I cast Readiness while falling, and a well-timed 2nd Disengage just before I hit, and I landed safely on the ground.
All of that happened in approximately 4-5 seconds, all of it spontaneous reaction. It almost gave me the last kill needed to complete my daily quest, but alas, I needed one more. Real life can only imitate the movies to a point, it seems. But in my mind, it simultaneously completed all my dailies forever and set off explosions across the length and breadth of Pandaria.
I know, I know. It’s not THAT epic. But I felt like the ultimate badass at the time, especially since it came only moments after I was lazily facerolling my way through dailies. It used multiple spells in the hunter toolbox, relevant skills like jump-shotting, and split-second decision making. It may sound far-fetched, but that 5-second stretch wouldn’t have happened if years of playing a hunter hadn’t preceded it, to the point that all of those decisions and casts became second nature.
I don’t bring that up to seem like a badass. I’m a competent and knowledgeable raiding hunter with no PvP skill. I take my class seriously, but there’s thousands like me. And this particular story was somewhat fluky, not a repeatable skill.
But I bring it up because I want to hear more badassery. Specifically, share in the comments. Raids, PvP, soloing, questing, or maybe it was a nerd-rage PUG raider that you showed up in epic fashion. Or a great Chuck Norris joke you told in trade chat. It doesn’t matter, so long as it was badass. Frostheim needs “off-day” posts to fill the void between hunter news quite often, and this should be a fun way to spend the time.
So…what was your finest moment?