Today marks the day that I begin my quest to solo tame the Big Green Monster who inhabits Sholazar Basin, also known as King Krush. If you’ve been reading my blog for a few months, you’d know that I tried to tame Krush back in December. I set out for Sholazar Basin the moment I hit level 75 to try and get me a big green exotic pet. It didn’t go as planned. 🙁
I thought I was pretty unbreakable in my Season 4 Gladiator gear when I attempted the tame at level 75. King Krush had news for me. He hits like a truck and casts a fear on you that will interrupt the taming every time. After hitting level 76, I abandoned the search for Krush and set my focus on Loque’nahak.
A week or so later I hit level 77 and once again encountered Krush. I hadn’t seen Loque (alive anyway) up until this point, so I figured I’d have another go at the big green Devilsaur. I had done some research on solo taming tactics for Krush after my first rude awakening, and I felt I was better prepared this go around. Uh’uh. He opened up a can of dino whoop-ass on me.
So, here we are at level 80, a little hardier, a bit smarter, and we have Loque’nahak. It’s time to tend to some unfinished business.
I wont lie to you… I’ve been a little burned out on World of Warcraft lately. Well, mainly with level 80 content. I still enjoy playing my 19 hunter occasionally, and I’ve had some fun leveling a Death Knight, but beyond that it’s been pretty bleh. If I were raiding still I’d imagine it’d be a different story, but let’s just say my home life is better when I don’t raid. Wife and child + raiding, even just once or twice a week, doesn’t work out so well for daddy. Same goes for arena. My playing hours are more random these days, so it’s harder to get planned and consistent matches in each week. I always seem to find myself scrambling to get 10 games in on Monday night and that just blows.
However, last night while lying in bed I thought hey, taming King Krush sounds like fun! I’m always up for a good taming challenge. I’m weird too, because unlike a lot of other players I enjoy the serenity of solo farming while I’m out searching for my next beastie. Going after Krush sounds like a brilliant plan while I wait for my DK to gather another level or two of rested experience.
Although having Krush in my stable along side Loque’nahak may seem a little redundant and unnecessary, I dont care. It’s all about fun and the thrill of the hunt. To me, setting out and taming the most difficult pet in the game to solo tame is getting my fifteen bucks worth. Of course, I’ve always thought that taming the Sewer Beast would be the ultimate accomplishment, but I’m not Horde.
I respecced today, taking points out of the Marksman tree in order to pick up 2/2 Survival Instincts and 5/5 Survivalist. I’ve also gone through my bank and assembled what will probably be the best gear setup I have for stacking Stamina and Haste. I even swapped a few of my enchants out for Heavy Borean Armor Kits. I’m serious this time. He will be mine.
More to follow…