Welcome once again to World of Warcraft Throwback Thursday. Today I want to share with you all, the tale of Lord Kazzak. Back in the early days of WoW, when rocking 10k hp’s as a tank was tantamount to Godmode, where world bosses could be kited anywhere, and before pandas and unicorns, there was Lord Kazzak.
Lord Kazzak was a world boss that roamed the Blasted Lands. He was a demon lord that was stranded on this side of the Dark Portal once the Burning Legion was defeated. Most guilds, back in the day, would team up to take down world bosses like Kazzak, because of the insanely (for that time) amount of hit points and abilities they had. The thing that made Kazzak such a complete terror, was once he killed you, he would take your hit points, and if he did this in the middle of a large group, he would essentially become unkillable.
Usually on the weekends, when Blizzard’s servers were full of players venting their week-long frustrations out on Hogger or n00bs in battle grounds, the higher level guilds would get bored and kite Lord Kazzak to Stormwind, usually the most populated city for the Alliance. For those of you who don’t know what kiting is, allow me, a hunter at heart and huntard by reputation, to explain it to you.
Kiting is the process by which a player or players tag and continually keep agro on a player or non-player character (NPC) in the game. The reason I mention my legendary huntering skillz (using Z makes me cool) is because I had to perfect the art of kiting in order to get my Rhok’delar, Longbow of the Ancient Keepers…but I digress.
Usually the Horde guilds would team up and kite Kazzak to Stormwind, but the Alliance guilds would do it as well, because acting like a big bag of dicks was not a proprietary trait of one faction. In the video below, you get to see the epicness of a Lord Kazzak kite to Stormwind. Watch as he begins to one-shot everyone, with the exception of the paladins who bubble and run.
Ahhhhh the memories of my guildie Cuch, pulling agro on a giant monster then bubble-hearthing away from the danger, whilst I feigned death and listened to Cuch laugh hysterically, as he read the nerd-rage general chat. But, enough of my super-happy-funtime memories, enjoy the show! Also, I apologize for the crappy music selection, but one cannot be choosy, when looking for video from six years ago.
Got a special memory from old school WoW? let me know in the comments below, and I’ll feature it in next week’s WOWTBT.
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