This guide is written from the perspective of the character I was playing when taking all the screen shots, and takes the form of a short letter to a dear old childhood friend he once knew before getting turned into a death knight. Simply follow in these footsteps and you should survive the minigame and have a spify new vanity pet. Just keep your eyes peeled for the breadcrumb quest called The Hatchery Must Burn to get started. I hope you enjoy!
I know its been a while since we talked, but this is Wum.
You know I was taken by the scourge, but I'm rehabilitated
now and have fully re-integrated into society... Then, there
is a damn Cataclysm that threatens to destroy everything.
Its a coping mechanism right?!
I'm sending this letter to let you know about something
amazing I found after making it to Hyjal, alot of stuff is
on fire right, well we kind of knew that was going on. Turns
out, its some kind of magmatic invasion from the elemental
plane of fire. Hey, ask Eperil to gimme the science behind
how all those elemental plane thingys relate.
Anyhow, here is the portal I found and you will never guess
what was on the other side. Yes, its a bloody lost Night Elf
with a bunch of oversize pigeons. And just like everyone
else if Hyjal, he needed help.
ARgggggg, I swear I don't hear voices very often anymore.
Sometimes they just wont let up though, here is what the
voice is saying...
"The controls are very simple for what is essentially
a minigame. You have one vehicle button when on a bird. You
button mash that one action to fly with your bird. When you
hit the action it propels you forward in the direction you
are facing. The idea is to hold down the right mouse button
to move your bird the direction you want to go and then mash
the action to get a little boost in that direction, its kind
of backwards from the atypical game controls."
Anyhow I grabbed a jousting spear from the rack next to the
devious looking Night Elf, always watching him for any
strange moves. He is just hanging our in the firelands
I then jumped on one of his birds and charged off the cliff
face and you know what? The damn thing went down like a
rock, strait into the lava.
Turns out you have to whack the beast every time you want it
to flap its wings. Kinda like that mechanical chicken we had
back in the desert, before I was turned to undeath.
I can tell you one thing, it was hot as Vorric's
All-Hell-Furnace-Master 5000 down there. Lucky there was
some place to stand, and in the distance, I could see the
stupid Night Elf had a cohort.
Anyhow, I lunked across the lavafield and hopped on another
bird. Then, after beating the piss out of it, I finally got
the hang of things and found out what this guy was really
wanting me to do.
There was bloody invasion of Knight Riders! Though not black
with red spots, these guys were nasty... with a CAPITAL T!!!
And I tell you what, between whacking the bird, holding on
for dear life, and trying to Joust! these bloody monsters
were a pain in my rump.
I finally got behind one...
Then above one...
I was so close, yet so far...
Then the magic happened... and he fell right into the lava tube...
It wasn't long before I dispatched with more of the
creatures and got back to the really annoying Night Elf...
You know, I don't even remember his name.
Anyhow... Boy did he have news for me! The sky... well,
ceiling was falling with giant lava boulders.
Just don't make the same mistake I made, and forget to
LOOK UP! Seriously, by this point you should be so
accustomed to whacking the bird to make it GO! that you
will finally be deserving of that Beast Torturer Extreme!
medal you won when we were kids.
At this point I thought I had things under control and had
beat the buzzards back. Truth be told my oversize pigeon was
starting to get annoyed, and sore. But it wasn't over yet!
The giant rocks stopped falling from the sky and the Knight
Riders went away, but they had SPAWNED! Eggs everywhere,
and I mean EVERYWHERE!
Dispatching the eggs was simple, and honestly, it felt good
to be back on the ground again after all the flapping about.
After performing tricks for the Night Elf he rewarded me with
one of these little guys he coined a 'mini jouster'. I'm not
one to be vain outside of my trusty animated pumpkin head
guy, but I thought you would be interested. The thing that
Irks me, if he's got the mojo to shrink these suckers down,
why have I been beating to hell out of this poor bird for the
past twenty minutes killing them... Oh well. Its in the past
I always say. Worked to get over the Scourge Invasion, so it
should work for my conscience here too!
I hope this letter finds you in good health. Truth be told,
we've not spoken in so long that I do not know if you are
still alive. AND ONE LAST THING! If You Have Read My Letter
And You Are Not The Intended Recipient Then I Will Hunt You
Down And Stab You. You Have Been Warned, STRONGly.
Wum ~ Silver Hand
Templars of Dawn