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Day of the Tentacle

Both Sisqi and I have been reading Lovecraft’s books since we were kids. We love everything related to the Cthulhu mythos: novels, comic books, video games,… The idea of ancient beings, hidden in the dark corners of the earth, manipulating the mind of the humans, has always been one of our favourite plots in fantasy. So, when Blizzard inspires itself directly from Lovecraft’s world (Yogg-Saron, C’thun,…), we are instant fans!

There are not a hundred ways to say this: We love Cthulhu!

Yesterday, Sisqi was wandering around the Eye of Azshara when she stumbled upon Kosumoth the Hungering. I had already read that he was the boss that could drop the Fathom Dweller, an aquatic mount, but I didn’t know that it was already available.

After a quick research, I’ve found this guide on Wowhead: Kosumoth the Hungering. It’s pretty straight forward and feels very much like the hunt for the Riddler’s Mind Worm.

I really enjoy those secrets, it adds another level of depth to the game. I can’t help but wonder how they find all those hidden items? Do they explore each map, each cave, each ocean in the game? Some of the caves in this chain are very hard to find and I don’t think that I would have ever seen them without the guide…

One of the caves was even hidden behind a toothless shark.

When you finally have clicked all the items in the right order, you can go back to an NPC, Drak’Thul, and unlock a world quest where you are to slay Kosumoth. Apparently, the loot alternates weekly between the aquatic mount and a pet, the Hungering Claw.

We both obtained our very own tentacle, but we’ll surely come back next week for the mount.

With a possible next expansion themed around the old gods, we are both super hyped. Please, Blizzard, make it happen!

Comments (5)

  1. wrathsome 4 months agoAugust 27, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    The Old Gods are really creepy! They feel so ancient that their words could mean you, right now, or something that may have happened forever ago because they seem crazy too!

  2. Gamrok 4 months agoAugust 27, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    True, as Yogg-Saron says “madness will consume you!” πŸ˜‰

  3. Alunaria 4 months agoAugust 27, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Brrr, I find them scaring and creepy, not up my alley! But I understand, especially when you liked it already πŸ™‚

    Nice screenies πŸ˜€ But wow that shark, its so spooky I think; being underwater with those things.
    Ever seen that on the coast of…Somewhere in Pandaria…that swims super fast!? I heard it actually jumps OUT of the water and up to get you if you hover/fly close to it.

    Thank you much for sharing, I had no idea about that mount, or the mob – you have to visit some caves and click on orbs or?

    I have no idea how they solve these things either!

    Congratulations on the pet πŸ˜€

  4. Mr Suj 3 months agoSeptember 4, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Good post πŸ˜€ was fun to read,

    Happy that more people enjoy the Cthulhu mythos πŸ™‚

    I love them aswell cause its kinda like we humans doesnt really “matter” in the big scheme of things, and it always something that we cant understand.

    And im also so happy that blizz took insperation from Cthulhu mythos when they created the Old Gods.

    ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn πŸ˜‰

  5. Gamrok 3 months agoSeptember 4, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Glad to find more Cthulhu fans πŸ˜‰

    “In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

    I really hope the next expansion will be around the old gods, which makes sense after the defeat of Sargeras… fingers crossed πŸ˜‰

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