Back in 2007, World of Warcraft dataminers found an unreleased mount within the code of a patch. One for a cute, pink, harmless, not world-destroying hippogryph. When members of the Wowhead community discovered the new Legion expansion would introduce “Reins of the Long-Forgotten Hippogryph,” they instantly began a search for what they thought to be their long-awaited mount.
They wanted this:
Instead, they got this:
That’s Kosumoth the Hungering, a massive World of Warcraft Old God and a rare elite mob whose favorite hobbies include killing and eating the entire universe.
Let’s take a few steps back. Players of Wowhead, in search of the Reins of the Long-Forgotten Hippogryph, began a massive quest to uncover the secrets of The Broken Isles, the new world of Legion. Their search brought them to a number of meticulously hidden caves filled with orbs, like one found in the middle of the ocean, in a shipwreck, through a crack in the wreckage, hidden behind a cluster of kelp.
They also discovered an NPC on the Broken Shores named Drak’thul, who when given a certain artifact, would enable them to activate these Hungering Orbs across The Broken Isles. Nearby, on a table, a makeshift map marked the secret locations of these orbs, which had to be activated in a certain order.
After plenty of trial and error and some collaboration, the team had discovered the proper order, activated the orbs, and awaited their adorable hippogryph surprised.
And then WoW responded, “Hah, nevermind, here’s Kosumoth,” spawned the boss on a deserted island, and sent a message to all players to come defeat him. Luckily, the Old God drops a pretty sweet Fathom Dweller mount and a Hungering Claw battle pet.
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