This is entry number 6 1/2 in the 30 days of WarCraft series of articles.
What is my favorite raid dungeon in all of Azeroth? Well… I’d have to say…
Karazhan is my favorite WoW raid instance for a variety of reasons…
First off, it was my foray into raiding.
All throughout vanilla, you’d have had to force me at gunpoint to get me into raiding. The concept of scheduling hours of WoW playtime, talking with other gamers over Ventrilo, and getting excited about fighting over random shiny purple things, seemed way too geeky hardcore for me. I couldn’t imagine getting that structured and serious about the game… no way… not me.
This, coming from a guy who fought his way to Rank 10 during vanilla. 🙄
Anyway… one evening while the guild was off adventuring in Kara, I received an invite so that I could come in and loot the chest from the chess event. There was a fine pair of hunter boots in there that no one needed, so they asked if I wanted in on the spoils. I accepted, they summoned me to the instance and I looted the boots. My first ever epic PvE loot… I was pretty smitten with those boots – let me tell ya.
I signed up for the next run because I didn’t want to have negative DKP — I at least had to contribute to the next run and settle my bill. Well, that was it… once I started running Kara I became extremely fond of raiding.
Karazhan has some of the most colorful and exciting fights in all of WoW — period. The place was hard too! When Karazhan opened its doors it was much more difficult than the WotLK version of Naxx. Our guild blew threw Naxx relatively quickly compared to how long we spent learning and mastering the fights in Kara.
Karazhan was just masterfully conceived. The pinnacle of WoW dungeon excellence.
As for my favorite fights in there…
Moroes – A very difficult early fight, and one that required excellent strategy, communication and teamwork.
Prince Malchezaar – I was over the moon when he gave me his bow after we downed him for the first time — this coming after a previous week’s gallant efforts, culminating in a wipe at 1%. Those are tough to take by the way. This fight was rough, especially if we had bad luck with the infernals.
The Opera Event – Like, holy s**t that was fun..! I absolutely loved getting to that part, then hoping for the Big Bad Wolf. Of course, he never did give me his gun. 🙁 Regardless, all of those fights were awesome.
Oh, and man… did I just love using that worgen totem…
Well, Kara’s my favorite — which dungeons do you guys like? 🙂