For the Alliance!
It was around 8 in the morning for me, which is around 5am for the server I play on. A guildie asks in guild chat that he was looking for a few more players to raid the Horde Captials. I was only level 74 at the time, but sure what the heck. I joined the raid, and was summoned immediately to Ratchet. It was a full 40 man raid from levels 72 to 80, with a mix of all classes including Death Knights.
Our first target was Cairne Bloodhoof, leader of Thunder Bluff. We mounted up from Ratchet and made our way up the elevators into Thunder Bluff. Making our way through the guards, then eventually to the Carine Bloohoof. A whole bunch of guards spawn as soon as you initiate combat with him, but they were easily AoE’d down. The rest of the fight was a pretty easy. Just stay out of range of his stomps, and stay inside the tent because he does random charges and knockbacks which could knock you off the cliffs. Bleeding Bloodhoof completed.
Our next target was the Warchief himself, Thrall. We made our way out of Thunder Bluff and headed towards Ogrimmar. We went through the side entrance to avoid High Overlord Saurfang, and any Horde hanging around the Auction House area. For this fight, we actually had some Horde interference unlike Thunder Bluff. It didn’t keep us from killing Thrall and Vol’jin. Vol’jin is the Troll Leader, who we didn’t need to kill, but why not? The Horde players who tried to stop us, helped me get the Ogrimmar out of the way for the Wrath of the Alliance achievement. Death to the Warchief! completed.
Next on our list was Lady Sylvanas Windrunner. We ported to Ironforge, and flew to Western Plaguelands. From there we mounted our way through the Undercity main entrance, to the room where Lady Sylvanas is. This fight was a bit annoying because she periodically fears players, and if the Main tank or whoever has aggro manages to fall off the platform, she will evade bug and reset. Though she was the hardest boss to kill out of all of the faction leaders, there were barely any Horde resistance (not enough to get 5 kills), before she was slained. Downing the Dark Lady completed.
Last was Lor’themar Theron in Silvermoon City. We opened portal to Shattrath from Lady Sylvanas Windrunner’s room. Everyone from there took the Ironforge Portal, while the smarter classes (aka Mages) took the Portal to the Isle of Quel’Danas, and flew to Zul’Aman. From there we mounted up and rode into Silvermoon City. This place was almost as deserted as Thunder Bluff. There were quite a few guards we had to AoE down though when we reached the room he was located in. He died fairly quickly with no problems at all. Killed in Quel’Thalas completed.
For The Alliance! completed! I had a lot of fun, even though I was way to low to be doing any sort of damage on the bosses. My combat log consisted of a ton of resists and misses. I was actually hoping to see some more Horde resistance so I could get the Wrath of the Alliance achievement over with also.
Checking my mail box after the achievement, I got a package from King Varian Wrynn. My very own bear mount! Not the Armored Bear Mount or the Amani War Bear that you see hundreds of other players now have. It is the Black War Bear.
Oh yea I forgot to mention this. To anyone trying to attempt killing all the opposing faction leaders, who is also doing the Battle for Undercity questlines: You have to abandon the quest and pick them up later. If you enter the city while you still have the quest, it will phase you out, and you won’t be able to see your raid members.