Jon was on his hunter helping me finish up some quests (stupid escort quest npcs loooove to make those things impossible to solo) when I noticed that his pet was a LOT bigger than it should be--it was another of those weird things only one of us could see, of course, so I took a screenshot. I don't have one for comparison, so all I can tell you about its normal size is that it comes up to about his character's knee. Yeah. So, this is much, much bigger.
We were going to go to the library afterward, but the guild had other plans....apparently, they wanted to raid Molten Core. (Of course we went along!)
Most of us had never been there, or completed the attunement quest, so we had a warlock summon us in. I think we started out with about 18-20 people, four groups, though when we stopped we were down to 15 or so. We had no trouble with most of the fights, although the last two we did were a bit tricky--on Baron Geddon, the Ignite Mana wasn't dispelled, and I think most of the DPS ended up having to auto-shot or wand him. I know I didn't even have enough mana left to feign death when he aggroed to me (and if I hadn't brought bandages, I wouldn't have lasted that long, since I think the healers were oom too). Then on Shazzrah, only a couple people knew what to do (myself not one of them) and the tank had a bit of trouble getting aggro back after he blinked. Apparently we were supposed to run toward the tank...who was also running around...yeah. If we go in there again, I am going to suggest that we mark the tank so we can actually tell where he is--everyone looks pretty much the same when you don't know them very well, and we had a bunch of alts and people I'd never met before in there.
We stopped after that--it would have taken a lot of time to finish the run, since only one person had the item to extinguish the runes, and people were getting hungry and a bit sleepy. It was really, really fun to finally be in there though--I never thought I'd have the chance, since no one runs MC anymore--and I did well enough to be very proud of myself. 8th on DPS, passed a level 70 hunter on damage a couple of times, and I'd retrained my pet with extra stamina and as much fire resistance as I could get. Plus Jon showed me how to pull Baron Geddon as a hunter (Eyes of the Beast and run away!), which was very neat.
Anyway, a few screenshots:
Waiting to get started...
Fighting the core hound boss, Magmadar:
The whole raid, clearing out some mobs so Jon could pull Shazzrah:
I got WAR installed but it runs painfully slow even on minimal settings (which probably aren't very minimal, since they're not particularly customizable, from what I can figure out. I've been playing it on Jon's instead. Fun, lots of story, and the quests are not hard to figure out how to do. And I LOVE public quests (I'll let Jon explain those). The world isn't as, well, there as in WoW--there's not the feel of some huge place with its own history and mythology and stuff going on that doesn't involve you--but I've only reached level 5, and maybe it gets more absorbing later on. And there are a huge variety of different things to do, so getting bored is unlikely--RvR scenarios, quests, public quests, kill collectors, crafting (which is strange and difficult to figure out at the moment), just exploring, etc. If only it ran properly on my computer. :(