Since I have come back to WoW. I have had some great luck with a variety of loot rolls, drops, groups, acheivements, etc. However this one was pretty amazing and it was not just the drop but the circumstances leading up to it.
When I finally got a decent PVP gear set on me I started looking for fun things to do. Fun is a relative term folks. For me… camping a mob in everquest that spawned once every 18 hours and could skip spawns was the height of fun. Besides I have always wanted a kitty cat mount and felt slighted that I could not prove myself with the Wintersaber Trainers as a member of the Horde.
First I researched the fight. I somewhat remembered the fight from back in the day but I saw video after video of him being bugged and soloed by a rogue, mage, druid, etc. When I finally got to the instance I decided to clear the trash… no biggie… level 60 raid trash… hah. Pull… WIPE!
Ok so Axe throwers still pwn pretty hard in groups of three. With a perma knock down / stun. After a couple of attempts to glitch Thekal and then a couple of times trying to solo him straight up I started enlisting the help of people to Duo him.
The first Pally I did it with it took us damn near 20 minutes because we had both forgotten that you had to kill all three of the mobs at the same time. After that run I did it once or twice more with random people before I came across a Druid named Dribble that already had the tiger mount but wanted the raptor mount. So kill number 5 went flawlessly and then on kill 6… bam!
So not only did it drop for me on the 6th attempt I got it done with someone who already had the mount and did not roll against me. Someone who was in fact quite enraged at the speed at which I acquired my mount. To hear him tell the tale it took him the better part of a year and half.
So what now? I still run ZG helping Dribble try and complete his collection of mounts by obtaining a raptor mount. I have no desire for that mount as it is not nearly as cool as the Tiger. I have been attempting to get the Raven mount though.