BETA: 10 Achievements that Will Make You Go WTF?

BETA: 10 Achievements that Will Make You Go WTF?

So you’ve heard about the new Achievements in Wrath. They’re designed to help other players recognize you and your accomplishments. Many Achievements are easy to achieve such as winning a PvP match or doing 1000 quests in your time.

But a closer look at some of the other Achievements offered just make me cringe in what’s necessary to be able to accomplish them.

a-origHere is what my Achievements look like so far. I didn’t actually level to 80, but I did max out all of my non-crafting and gathering professions. I didn’t actually do 2000 quests either if you look at the updated statistics below.

The bar at the top shows how many Achievements you have. When you start playing Wrath from your 70 toon, expect to have around 20% of them complete. Actually, I might be wrong in this regard. Anyway, we’ll see when it goes live. I’m not sure how many Achievements most players will have.

I believe the number to the side of the Achievement name is the amount of points it’s worth. I’m not suite sure what those points will be used for.

Now, let’s find out more about our ridiculous and non-essential goals that we will do anyway for the sake of completion!

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City Defender

Ah the City Defender. You’re out late at night patrolling the streets of whatever Capital City you call your home. Usually, there aren’t that many assaults or sieges on capital cities unless you’re on a major PvP server. Not only that, but you have to physically land the killing blow? Or does it refer to just honorable kills? I have no idea. Any Horde want to ride into Stormwind on beta so I can take you out?

It’s re-DONK-ulous I tell you.

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To All the Squirrels I’ve Loved Before

I shoot them on sight. You know of my reaction to Murlocs. Critters are no less the same way. D.H.E.T.A. will hate me for it. But it’s the only way I can increase my place on the damage meters!

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My Sack is Gigantique

If the Achievement title doesn’t make you cringe slightly, then the cost to pick up one of these bad boys will. All you have to do is drop 1200G and you’ll get yourself 10 Achievement points. If you didn’t need bag space before, you won’t need it now.

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Well Read

Wow. Just wow. This is the scavenger hunt to end all scavenger hunts. The only book I really ever read was out in Scarlet Monastary about the crusades and all that against the Undead Scourge. 

Seriously, just look at all the reading you have to do. If you do plan on going for this, I salute you.

 

 

 

 

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Master of Arms

I’m Holy. The only weapon skills I can max out are Staves, Maces, Wands, and Knives. I guess Unarmed can be thrown in there, too. Now if I can just find me a mob that won’t die  yet won’t hit hard enough to kill me.

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That’s Gotta Hurt

Actually, this one isn’t so bad. You just need to make sure you’re standing in the right spot so you can sort of clip through the platform. The trick is to break the other team’s will so that they do spawn on the platform and stop trying to fight back so they can get out of there.

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We Had It All Along *cough*

Yes, we’ve all pull this off once. Some of the luckier ones managed to do it twice. But now that it’s in the game and winning by a margin of 10 actually matters, I bet it’s going to be one that not many players will be able to pull off easily.

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Resilient Victory

Again, the problem is going to depend on the rest of your team. 500 resources is one hell of a handicap.This means pre made groups will have to sort of “throw the game” at the start before going full tilt later on.

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The Alterac Blitz

No way. It takes 5 minutes to full capture a tower. By going straight down to Drek or Van and the time it takes to navigate the path and dodge Horde or Alliance forces, the timer will almost be over. If anyone has a serious thought or plan to do this, let’s hear it. The only way I can think of is to go straight to the General with both Warmasters up unless you can capture towers within 60 seconds. But even, that’s still a lot of time.

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Damage Control

I’ve been able to accomplish this one myself with no problem. If you’re a Shaman, Chain Lightning as often as you can. If you’re a Priest, stay Holy and spam the heck out of everyone around you. Just make sure you hide and park yourself in a not-so-obvious spot.

Now that we’ve gone through some of the teeth grinding Achievements that can be done, I turn the hat over to you. What other nigh-impossible Achievements can you come up with? You’re free to use any aspect of Classic, TBC, or Wrath. What about Class specific Achievements? Is there any challenges that Priests or other individual healers can engage in?

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About Matticus

Matticus is the founder of World of Matticus and Plus Heal. Read more of his columns at WoW Insider. League of Legends player. Caffeine enthusiast.

Comments

  1. Great post, Blog Master Matticus. I will have to blog my own favorites from the hundreds listed tomrrow. 🙂

    Medross last blog post..My first beta patch

  2. Nice list, need to repost this to the guild forums immediately. I think I will go book reading though and I might hug the critters – can still shred them afterwards.

    I really like the one where you have to hug your enemies before they release corpse.

    Yashimas last blog post..On quitting WoW

  3. Great list Matticus! 🙂

    I have to admit that though there are a gazillion quests and great loot and new breathtaking encounters to be experienced in the expansion, the one thing that I’m most excited about are Achievements. I’ll probably never manage most of them, but some of them (like the /hug ones) are just up my ally!

    Aendis last blog post..Love is in the Air

  4. How about a Dance Fever achievement–entice 50 other players into /dancing with you over the course of a single day. I always like being the one who starts the dance party at a break in a raid–everyone loves to see a tree shake a leaf.

  5. As I was pretty much burnt out a few months ago, with no reputations to grind, and no more pets to collect, I’m looking forward to achievements. I think that getting as many of these done before WotLK hits would be a good idea now that I’m still at a loss for what to do (though I finally started leveling an alt).

    Since I already have 375 fishing, cooking, first aid, that’s not tough, but some of the battleground objectives are crazy – especially as Alliance on a PVE server. Guess I’ll just have to get an exceptional pre-made going to do some of those (like the AB or EOTS ones).

    Blakes last blog post..Enjoying the Spirit of Competition!

  6. Apoptygmaa says:

    That seems to be the beauty of these things (although I myself have little interest in them in general)… they apply to all sorts of playing styles.

    Your re-DONK-ulous City Defender achievement will actually be a badge of honour amongst our guild, as we are town defense/world pvp oriented (on an RPPVE server). Indeed, it’s the only one I am looking forward to!

    Apoptygmaas last blog post..Army Meets as the Drums of War Beat Steadily

  7. One I would like to see?

    A reputation grinder one. And no, not just old-world raid reps. I’m talking Shen’drelar, Ravenholdt, all the battlegrounds, cities, SSO/Outlands, new- and old-world raid dungeons, and that Winterspring Frostsaber guy for alliance; everything to exalted that is possible. or maybe just one for the people who did the Bloodsail Buccaneers grind.

    Wouldn’t that be lovely?

  8. “To All the Squirrels I’ve Loved Before”– I have this feeling I’m going to get that one retroactively.

    …what?

    Pikes last blog post..Humble Pie

  9. Damage Control should be upped to a million, now thats an accomplishment 😀

  10. Let me hwlp you with Master of Arms.
    Travel to Shadowmoon Valley, there are 4 broken Shamans. Earth, Fire, Water and Air. The Shaman of Air is located by the Alter of Darkness (I think that is what it is called. The place you make shadowcloth) The Shaman looks like he is in a druids cyclone. walk up to him and smack him. Not his totems, him. Auto attack away, get a coke and watch as your skills rise. To leave combat, walk away.
    Enjoy.

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