First Attempt at The Pit of Saron

Tarashal has earned the The Pit of Saron achievement on Muradin. #wow

World of Warcraft March 22, 2010 (Facebook)

We wiped three times on Forgemaster Garfrost, then the tank bailed on us. Then we sat around for twenty minutes shifting druid forms, dancing and telling jokes until the new tank shows up (30000 vs 15000 hp) who promptly kills that boss. Then we wipe again on next battle, Krick and Ick. We finally got that boss down and through the never-ending gauntlet that leads to the last boss. That boss we downed without too much trouble.

It’s hard stuff, heroic is insane!!


Editor’s note, March 22, 2020. Oddly enough, the timewalking dungeons for this weekend are the Wrath of the Lich King heroics. The random dungeon I was tanking yesterday was this one. Synchronicity.

The Forgemaster Garfrost fight hasn’t worked right since they modified the dungeon to fit into the scalable fights that World of Warcraft Timewalking Dungeons have to be. The Wrath of the Lich King heroics are tougher than the heroics that came after them, but not as tough as the Burning Crusade heroics were. At least, this is the way they are in Timewalking events. Who knows what they were like at the time?

I didn’t play endgame in Burning Crusade until well after it was surpassed by later content. Like old raids, old heroics always look easy. Trying to do them at level with the gear you would have had then is a completely different animal. I remember that the final three heroics that lead to Icecrown Citadel were significantly harder than the heroics that were part of the original Wrath of the Lich King content. I see now that they were trying to make them as challenging (and exclusive) as they remembered Burning Crusade heroics being.

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