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  • posted a message on Headspike

    No longer available to players.  It was one of the possible loot drops from Atal'alarion, one of several bosses that was removed from  Sunken Temple in Patch 4.0.1.

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  • posted a message on Sunken Temple

    Sunken Temple - a.k.a. The Temple of Atal'Hakkar a.k.a. Lost Temple - was much bigger and grander prior to Cataclysm, as is seen in this detailed (and semi-obsolete) image of the dungeon zone.

    Copy-pasta from Wowpedia because why not.

    All floors below the top and the bosses they contained have been removed. Upon pressing a snake statues in the Pit of Refuse in the proper order, the dire troll boss Atal'alarion spawned in the middle of the pit. In order to kill Jammal'an, you had first to kill Gasher, Hukku, Loro, Mijan, Zolo, and Zul'Lor, who were standing on the six ledges overlooking the Pit of Sacrifice. Once all six are dead, the shield protecting Jammal'an faded, and he was reachable.

    Although I didn't like the instance when traveling through it with a LFD group, I did like the immersive experience while soloing it - the story and the artwork, primarily.  Now the instance is indeed much shorter and easier... but it also became much more boring.  Not to mention the pang of deep sorrow in my soul when transmogrification was added to the game and I realized that those removed bosses dropped items with unique models.

    The younger generation of WoW players really missed out on some great stuff.

    Here is a list of loot that includes the removed loot drops.

    Posted in: Sunken Temple
  • posted a message on Gasher

    Gasher was one of several bosses removed from  Sunken Temple.  For more information, please visit his Wowpedia article.

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  • posted a message on Zul'Lor

    Zul'Lor was one of several bosses removed from  Sunken Temple.  For more information, please visit his Wowpedia article.

    Trivia: The prefix "Zul'" when applied to a person's name or title is a term meaning "voodoo master" in jungle troll culture.  This makes little sense in Zul'Lor's case because his abilities were not that of a voodoo master.

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  • posted a message on Zolo

    Zolo was one of several bosses removed from  Sunken Temple.  For more information, please visit his Wowpedia article.

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  • posted a message on Mijan

    Mijan was one of several bosses removed from  Sunken Temple.  For more information, please visit his Wowpedia article.

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  • posted a message on Loro

    Loro was one of several bosses removed from  Sunken Temple.  For more information, please visit his Wowpedia article.

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  • posted a message on Hukku

    Hukku was one of several bosses removed from  Sunken Temple.  For more information, please visit his Wowpedia article.

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  • posted a message on Atal'alarion

    Atal'alarion was one of several bosses removed from  Sunken Temple.  For more information, please visit his Wowpedia article.

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  • posted a message on Scimitar of the Sirocco

    Scimitar of the Sirocco is a rare solve from the Tol'vir branch of Archaeology.  You must have at least 450 skill points in Archaeology to 'find' the project.  It requires 150 x  Tol'vir Archaeology Fragment to complete it.  (It allows you to use up to three  Tol'vir Hieroglyphic to help reach that amount.)

    The itemization for the weapon was okay when Cataclysm was current content, but not particularly worth equipping considering the starting quest line for Mists of Pandaria awards an item level 372 green weapon, e.g.:  Garrosh's Vanguard Battleaxe.  Its desirability is chiefly in its appearance.  As shown in the screenshot, the sword has a very, very bright glow.  (My own personal nightlight!)  Weapon enchants do not override this glow.  Also seen in another screenshot, it leaves behind a trail of flame when the player is running.  The weapon sheathes at the waist.

    I happen to like the flavor text, too.  Sirocco is the name of the Mediterranean wind that originates in the Sahara Desert and travels into North Africa and Southern Europe.

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