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The Steamy Orb Death Cave

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The orbs of Kosumoth lead to a death by steam cave and everyone is gathered up to die there!

 

As you'll remember, to get the jellyfish Fathom DwellerFathom Dweller mount  you have to click 10 orbs in a specific order and get the world quest to kill Kosumoth. Well, one of those orbs is in an... interesting location to say the least:

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People are hanging out there, being thrown to their deaths and just piling up the corpses merrily as they wait for their very small chance at being the one to click on the orb, as it despawns for 30+ minutes each time. Kotaku's Mike Fahey documented the plight of these mount-seekers and their (not Valve related) steam death, in what has probably taken over the mass deaths caused title from this guy:

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In any case, if you want the mount so badly, you should probably wait as Blizzard have stated that there would be a fix coming to make it easier and for people to not have to wait in line quite as much. Here's the full video of Mike's steam adventure:

 

Another really great example of MMO community events at its finest. No, seriously, no sarcasm there, I think this is the kind of stuff that makes MMOs MMOs and there should be way more of it. I'm not sure what exactly happened during Legion development that made Blizzard return to MMO roots, but whatever it was it worked. My bet is that they at the very least got new and better writers, anyone else really enjoying the storylines and quests this expansion? Minus the ridiculous Illidan is Dath Vader and will bring balance to the not-force, obviously, which was probably all Metzen anyway!.

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I love the story line, but like you said, it's awfully Vaderesque. 

However, I don't think there should be a 'anything similar is just rehash Star Wars'-type stigma on it, and I think Blizz is pulling it off well.

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