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The Very Secret Way this Rare Boss Was Spawned

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Incredible tale of a group of secret-finders spawning the rare boss for all of us. Also there's an octopus mount to be had from his World Quest.

 

In what may be my favorite exploration story from Legion so far, it would seem today's pre(EU)-maintenance spawning of Kosumoth the Hungering (announced through a Broken Isles-wide shout) wasn't just a randomly timed thing at all. Drfievel  went over to reddit to detail the long and extremely obscure process a group of people went through that eventually spawned the boss everywhere. Through Wowhead comments they found suspicious and very hidden orbs around caves and near an NPC that did nothing, then pieced together the rest, but I'll let him explain it himself:

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Hey everyone, thought I'd let you know how Kosumoth came to be spawned because it was a pretty cool thing. It started as people searching for how to get the Long-Forgotten Hippogryph in the the wowhead comments here: http://www.wowhead.com/item

It was discovered that there are extremely hidden caves throughout Broken Shores with dark orbs in them. To give you an idea of how hidden these caves were one is in a broken ship in the middle of the ocean south of Eye of Azshara, through a crack, and then hidden behind kelp, basically three layers of secret you have to find. Another is a hidden cave that has another hidden cave near the entrance that actually has the orb.

It was then noticed that Drak'thul, the hermit orc on Broken Shores, has one of these orbs next to him. A commenter on Wowhead discovered that if you do an easter egg with Drak'thul (where you find a relic hidden in a cave nearby and give it to him and he speaks old god) it allows you to click on those hidden orbs, which are called Hungering Orbs.

Luckily next to Drak'thul is a table and on that table is a mix of pebbles and an orb which helped find them all. It was discovered this is actually a makeshift map of the Broken Isles and that the pebbles mark the different places where the orbs are found (with Drak'thul's orb as Suramar and Broken Shores as a fel candle). Here's a pic of the world map with these clues superimposed:

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Through trial and error we discovered that the orbs had to be clicked in a very certain order. We collectively as a group went over them and eventually hitting the last one spawned Kosumoth.

Credit to all the amazing work people put into this in the Wowhead comments.

 

This is the kind of stuff I love most about MMOs and WoW in particular, despite the fact we personally don't often get to actually discover them, the stories they create really bring a sense of community and life to the world.

In case you were wondering, the boss doesn't drop any items, but has a World Quest associated with him that rewards a mount or companion, buuut you'll have to go over the above steps with activating the orbs to get it (on your next World Quest reset):

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...while trying to for something awesome, we uncovered something equally, if not more, awesome. 

Why can't my life happen this way?  WHY!?

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oh wow I was online when the announcement popped up on my screen and I was like : "what the hell was that all about?!" (0_o)

And the only thing I can say about this right now...

/target Blizzard

/salute

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43 minutes ago, mnime said:

oh wow I was online when the announcement popped up on my screen and I was like : "what the hell was that all about?!" (0_o)

And the only thing I can say about this right now...

/target Blizzard

/salute

Yea I was there too, and I promptly went over with a group, killed it and got 2 gold. But hey, at least I discovered Eye of Azshara!

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13 hours ago, Starym said:

Yea I was there too, and I promptly went over with a group, killed it and got 2 gold. But hey, at least I discovered Eye of Azshara!

This is my RNG life summed up in a sentence. I KNOW SOMEONE GOT SOMETHING COOL, but I got 2 gold.

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On ‎9‎/‎7‎/‎2016 at 1:41 PM, mnime said:

oh wow I was online when the announcement popped up on my screen and I was like : "what the hell was that all about?!" (0_o)

And the only thing I can say about this right now...

/target Blizzard

/salute

It is cool easter eggs like this that makes me coming back to WoW expac after expac.  I love this!

Could not have said this better.

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