My horse and I sped through a mob-infested area of Krokuun on our way to take down Tar Spitter for an Argus world quest. Mobs began chasing us. More and more joined the chase. I thought we could outrun them. But quickly they overwhelmed us and threw me off my horse.
Ahead I saw a large, pulsating, bright green portal. I ran to it, hoping to evade the mobs. I clicked and was instantly inside. Safe. I figured I’d wait long enough for the mobs outside to return to wherever they came from, then I’d resume my quest. Sometimes plans change quickly.
A little further inside the portal, which turned out to be a Greater Invasion Point, two other players were standing, a warrior and a priest. About the time I spotted them, they spotted me and invited me to join them. We chatted, just the three of us. None of us had ever engaged in a greater invasion. We had no idea what we were in for.
The warrior said, “Let’s go for it!”and rushed off to the closest group of adds. “Bad idea,” I thought because the invasion I’d done with a hunter the day before was tough enough, and it wasn’t called “greater.” But the priest and I ran to help.
With some effort, but not too much, we cleared the way to the boss, Mistress Alluradel. Since the adds seemed relatively easy, we moved on to her without a beat. And ghosts we quickly became, waiting for the angel to resurrect us.
Ghosts talking: The priest said, “A guild member told me we need a raid group of at least 10” (now she tells us!). I said, on noticing the small green orb next to the instance, “Perhaps we should join a group.” The warrior remained silent. By then, we’d rezzed and queued to join a pre-existing group of 6.
Then there were 9. Slowly, one by one, other players joined up. The group leader insisted on waiting for 20 (smart guy!) despite calls from several players to get on with it. Some players left, others joined. When we attacked Alluradel, we had 24.
It was a long fight but went well. I think only one player died – and it wasn’t me 🙂. I was happy to complete my first greater invasion and, sweeter yet, I received a 940 chest piece on my bonus roll.
Photo Info (from top to bottom): Azeroth in Krokuun sky; Invasion Point portal; Krokuun vista; the Vindicaar over Krokuun