Hunter shortcut in Blackrock Depths

Vidyala has been talking about Blackrock Depths lately, and I figured I'd share a little hunter trick I discovered while exploring the place back during Brewfest.

I really don't know very much about BRD in terms of the proper routes, keys and whatnot, so I'm not sure how useful this shortcut will be. All I know is when I tried working my way down from the entrance, I couldn't quite reach the Grim Guzzler. I could see the entrance, tantalizingly out-of-reach, but for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to get there. So, a little annoyed, I just came up with my own method.

(Aside: I was going to do this in screenshots but I decided to try some video capturing instead! My first foray into creating YouTube videos. Behold! I suggest toggling from 360p to 480p, makes it look nicer and sharper.)

Some things to note.
• I dismissed my pet before jumping, but it's not a big deal if you don't. It will go run off and try to work its way around to you, but it'll run out of range and despawn. Before it disappears it may aggro some stray mobs which is why it's extra important to...

• Feign Death. You MUST FEIGN DEATH AFTER DISENGAGING. Otherwise that fire elemental you shot to enter combat will slooowly work its way around the instance, gathering more and more mobs, until it finally catches up with you and obliterates you. Feigning will reset it, plus any extra mobs your pet aggroed while running around.

• Take your time lining up the Disengage. You don't want to miss. I was going to demonstrate how you can also jump-Disengage back across from the Grim Guzzler to the other side, and well...I was a little careless.

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    Bahaha! That mistake video was brilliant! Note to self: Never try to deter lava :p

    I will be using this on my hunter very soon if I feel lonely and in a need of some dark iron brew, thanks!

    March 26, 2010 at 11:19 AM

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    That is quite astoundingly brilliant. I so didn't think of that when running around BRD for Brewfest, I spent forever working my way through the entire frikkin' dungeon instead :p

    March 26, 2010 at 1:36 PM

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    Hahah. The music really made this for me, both of them. I laughed. ;p BRD just isn't as fun in practice for me as it SOUNDS like it would be.

    March 26, 2010 at 10:06 PM

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    @Vash Well, if you ever find yourself in lava, it's not like hitting Deterrence will make it any worse! ;)

    @Tapelia Yeah, having never been in BRD before I found myself hopelessly lost and didn't have the patience to go look up the proper route. Easy method ftw! :D

    @Vid I was pretty happy with the songs too! They were just randomly chosen from YouTube's bank of "allowable" musics, but they both seem appropriate.

    March 26, 2010 at 11:57 PM