These days, it seems like the only way to get into an instance (especially as a solo player) is by doing it in the dead of the night. Otherwise you are confronted with the dreaded "Additional instances cannot be launched..." message that seems to be rearing its ugly head at any hour when "normal" people play.
So in order to alleviate my frustrations, I decided to go to bed early (around 8PM) and wake up at 4AM. Needless to say, at that hour you can easily get into any instance.
After solo-ing Blood Furnace and Hellfire Ramparts, the first dungeons in Outland that I have ever visited, I decided to have a go at Coilfang Reservoir. Coilfang Reservoir is made up of 3 dungeons: The Slave Pens, The Underbog and The Steamvault. The first 2 are entry-level 5-man dungeons while the last one is a level 70 5-man which is somewhat harder.
Between 4 and 6.30 AM I completed the first 2 of these instances. I left the "hard" one for later since I didn't have enough time for all three.
A short word on getting to these instances. All 3 entrances are in the same location. To get there, go to the lake in the middle of Zangarmarsh and swim down the hole of the big pumping station there. As you exit the water, there are 3 passages: to the left is Slave Pens, to the right is The Underbog and straight ahead is The Steamvault.
For now, The Slave Pens. Just like the previous 2 instances that I cleared in Hellfire Peninsula, this one was easy but its difficulty was slightly higher, which is normal of course. The instance itself is pretty straightforward although there are a couple of ramps that you have to climb but overall it's very hard to get lost.
There are 3 bosses here which I won't detail but you will find them listed on Wowhead's page for the instance. The final boss, which also gives the achievement is Quagmirran. Although on normal (as opposed to heroic) he has over 100K HP, he's a pushover. Just make sure to free the druid that's in that area and he will give you a nature resist buff (which you'll need when fighting this boss) as well as a stat boost. Since I did this on my 80 Hunter, the fight was easy. I also used Aspect of the Wild for extra nature resist and he didn't even scratch me or my pet.
While you're here, also pick up the quest Lost in Action from an NPC outside the entrance. It will ask you to locate 4 missing druids for the Cenarion Expedition. You will find 2 of them inside The Slave Pens and the other 2 inside The Underbog.
In all, it was an easy instance and an easy achievement. Here's Quagmirran as he comes out of the water.
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