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Quick and easy depending on what bosses you get. I like the randomness.

Massdesign, on October 23, 2009 05:36:41   [ Reply ] 
 


   

ZOMG--I officially fell in love with this instance last night. A couple of guildies grouped up because we'd never tackled it before, but it's probably going to become our go-to instance for gearing in the mid-to-late 70's. It was a blast.

Chrono, on October 23, 2009 09:07:14 (edited once)   [ Reply ] 
 


   

I'm always up for a quick run in VH. Once you get a good gear it is no challenge, but the element of randomness and well-done timing makes it an enjoyable run.

Imago, on October 23, 2009 01:31:14   [ Reply ] 
 


   

Among the ornate spires and enchanted streets of Dalaran, the great Violet Hold stands as a testament to the glory of the city's rulers, the Kirin Tor. Yet within its mighty walls, a dark truth awaits.

Filled with row upon row of deadly inmates, the hold has long been used to restrain threats to Dalaran.

During the aftermath of the Third War, Lord Garithos caught the blood elves - led by Prince Kael'thas - consorting with Lady Vashj, and forging a desperate alliance with her naga. Garithos branded him a traitor and threw him in a magical cell in the dungeons underneath the city of Dalaran. Kael found himself confined in the prison until Vashj broke him out, during their escape they put to rest the souls of four archmagi: Antonidas, Conjurus Rex, Fordred Aran and Landazar. They found an furbolf and an ogre, which were experiments of the wizards of Dalaran and let them loose upon Garithos' guards. They also fought against some trapped undead and rescued the rest of the prisoner blood elves. Finally Kael'thas and the rescued blood elves killed Jailor Kassan, an old friend of Kael'thas, who guarded the exit to escape.

After Kael'thas' escape the prison was diligently watched over by the Kirin Tor and it had enjoyed stability for many years... until now.

In a sudden, violent assault, Malygos has unleashed his blue dragonflight upon Dalaran, hungry to reclaim arcane dominance over Azeroth. Utilizing a massive crack in the Violet Hold's roof, agents of the Dragon Aspect have begun pouring through portals within the prison, testing its integrity and risking the safety of everyone outside its walls.

Overwhelmed by the audacious attack, the Kirin Tor has called upon heroes of the Horde and Alliance for assistance, seeking to put a swift end to the invasion. As brave adventurers rush to aid Dalaran, rumors circulate about the escalating ferocity of the battle.

Violet Hold defenders seeking a brief respite from the ongoing offensive warn that the dungeon's vile inmates have begun escaping from their cells due to Malygos' reckless actions. And that, the guards caution, is only the beginning.

So critical is his quest to destroy Dalaran, Malygos has sent Cyanigosa, one of his most powerful lieutenants, to ensure victory and guarantee that the city is destroyed, along with any who dare defend it.

As the onslaught continues to chip away at the Violet Hold's defenses, only the brave souls protecting the prison stand between the continued existence of Dalaran and the city's utter annihilation.

Tortus, on October 24, 2009 09:58:55 (edited once)   [ Reply ] 
 


   

Quick and fun, my kind of instance

CrazyPally, on December 17, 2009 10:56:36   [ Reply ] 
 
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