Nalorakk and Jan'alai were not noteworthy at all, and we managed to get to Halazzi with a good few minutes to spare on the timer. I don't know exactly how much time we had left when Halazzi went down, but it couldn't have been more than 10 or 15 seconds at most. It was pretty close. I didn't win the bear, but I got my Bear-ly Made It achievement as well as completing The Captive Scouts quest, which is definitely good enough for me. (Not to say I don't want the bear - I definitely do - but I feel like I was the weak link in that run due to the several deaths, so I'm not going to begrudge the person who won the mount their victory.)
Anyway, you're probably wondering right about now why I think that run was weird, and there were several factors that contributed to it:
- It was a semi-PuG run that actually managed to get the bear without too much difficulty and without any character in the group having done that accomplishment previously (all 5 of us got our achievement for it).
- Aside from some small bits of advice here and there and the initial "Let's go for a bear" conversation, the 3 guild members all spoke in nothing but question marks. I doubt it was a UI error since there were some important statements here and there that displayed correctly, but the rest of the conversation in party chat looked something like:
?I have no clue whatsoever was going on there.
- After completing the bear run and getting a bear for one of their guildmates, the three just left abruptly. I can understand if they didn't need any more Valor Points and just wanted to go on another bear run without bothering to complete the instance, but they didn't even bother to go back and loot the previous chests, either. Just rolled on the mount, got it, and left. Oh well, all that meant was a very quick Valor Point payoff for their replacements and more loot for me and the other original pick-up member at the end of the run.