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World of Warcraft: "Rares"
Posted: Wednesday March 5th, 2014 by

There are two weeklies that I do on the Timeless Isle in World of Warcraft: collect epoch stones and kill 5 rare creatures on the isle. These rares spawn randomly (to me) around the isle and aren't flagged specifically to the person/group that hits them first. So anyone else that sees you fighting one can jump in, get credit for killing the rare, and receive loot for the effort even if you attacked when the thing only had 1% health left. This is good, because none of the rares (to me) seems soloable. So typically when a rare pops up on my screen (even if I'm done with the quest) I head over to help with the kill. If the fight is not already in progress, you'll usually see a couple of people standing there, looking at the thing, waiting for enough people to show up before attacking. It's an interesting dynamic on the Timeless Isle and it's the only time I don't grumble about Alliance players.

So, as it goes for me, I usually get the first three rares in really quick succession. The fourth takes a little longer. And then the fifth takes forever. It's like I run around from spot to spot seeing the dead bodies of rare fights I JUST missed. I expressed my weekly frustration with the guild and our pal Gallendro pointed out the problem. Obviously there is a sign just above my head that warns any rares in the vicinity. OBVIOUSLY! I mean, it's the only thing that makes sense. Right? Anywho, thanks Gallendro for the funny side of my dilemma. I should repay his kindness with some fashion advice 'cause damn.

Now here's where you all regale the rest of us with your tales of camping woe. You know, like... it took me two years to finally get that fishbone earring from the barbarian in Qeynos Hills*. Or, I recall my first month in Lower Guk... the second is still a blur. I killed Chrommagus 47 times before I finally got Chrominius. And so on and so forth.

*(Edit: Mistakenly listed Surefall Glade initially. It's uhh... It's been a long time.)

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