So on Saturday night a bunch of us were online when someone said, “Wait … what is Garr doing in Mount Hyjal?”
Apparently Garr has been brought back a one of five rare elite bosses that spawn in the world (one in each new Cataclysm zone). He has 30 million HP, a bunch of adds (just like in Molten Core), and is generally a pushover. That is, assuming that you aren’t on a PVP realm and the other faction isn’t trying to grief you while you’re fighting him. And, of course, we are on a PVP realm and the other faction was trying to grief us as we were fighting him.
And so it took us multiple attempts with breaks in between for chasing down Horde, but we eventually got this sucker down (with the help of a friendly druid who happened to be passing by).
High off of our Garr kill, we decided to go and kill a Whale Shark. I mean … why not? There’s an achievement for that. Plus, how hard could it actually be? Hm? How hard?
Well, if you haven’t run into this animal before, it hits for 780631 to 1159297 damage, which, in case you didn’t know, is enough to one-shot anyone. It also resets if you don’t hold its attention by staying within a very specific range of him (outside of melee range—for obvious reasons—but within 20 yards). So Whale Shark is a kitefest where you can expect your kiter to mess up and die at any moment. The good news is that when we finally killed Whale Shark, even those who were dead got the achievement.
Lastly, I have been archaeologizing all over Kalimdor like a madman. In the past couple of days I’ve knocked out 6/7 Night Elf rares (that’s right, all of them except for the one that I actually want), and I am now working on my second Tol’vir rare (yes, it’s the ring!!!). I finished Fossil long ago, and all of those fragments are just sitting in my archeology tab waiting for patch day. I haven’t even touched Orc, Draenei, Nerub, or Val’kyr., and I’m saving my Troll and Dwarf fragments for now because I know what I want, and I want it now. I want that doll. ‘Cause I’m Mr. Vain.