Throwback Thursday – August 27, 2015

Wow, where has the time gone? It seems like only last week I was writing up the August 6th #tbt, and now we’re at the end of the month. Sorry I missed a couple of them. I hope the first didn’t send you into withdrawal. I was away from my computer (and my battle pets) getting married and showing family around. But, never fear, more Throwback Thursday!

Back when World of Warcraft was without expansions, players would get bored. There were only a few raids open, but there were several outdoor raid bosses to go attack. Remember Oondasta from Mists of Pandaria?  Or have you fought Drov the Ruiner on Draenor? Well, Vanilla WoW had a few bosses like that, and one was Lord Kazzak.

Located out in the Blasted Lands, Lord Kazzak was a demon lord ruling the remaining demons’ forces on Azeroth. He was brutal to fight, with this volley of shadowbolts that would deal quite a bit of damage. Back in Vanilla, most folks topped out¬†between 6000 and 8000 hit points, in good raid gear. Lord Kazzak’s shadowbolt volley would tear through the raid as if it were nothing.

Kazzak could also be kited quite a way. This was before they tethered bosses, so they’d only go so far. You can imagine what a bored guild, done with their raiding for the week, might do with Lord Kazzak.

They’d kite him to Stormwind.

Yes, it was quite a distance, but you could kite Lord Kazzak to Stormwind. Once there, that shadowbolt volley would one-shot most of the lowbie players, and wreak havoc with the guards. Much fun could be had once he was there, if you didn’t mind the struggle to get him there.

So, for this week’s Throwback Thursday, I present to you: Kazzak Does Stormwind.

Apologies for what Imgur would call potato quality; high def wasn’t a common thing in 2005.

And, for bonus fun, here’s a longer video, of better quality, showing the process of getting him to Stormwind, and then Lord Kazzak running amok. Skip to 5:45 if you just want to watch what the people and NPCs of Stormwind do.

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