Well it was Jaedia’s from The Lazy Sniper Blogaversary a couple of days ago and she was offering a topic to blog about. I obviously threw my hat in the ring. This was her reply:
Well, I want to read more of your fanfic but that’s not a topic so much! So, I think I’m going to ask you about: achievements. You’ve mentioned a huuge list of achievements you’d like to complete before Cataclysm. With a list that big, realistically it will probably overflow into the new expansion, so which do you think you’ll prioritise and do you enjoy them and if so, what is it you enjoy about them?
First off who says fanfic isn’t a topic? If you want a fanfic post then you’ve got one coming up. Second off, I love how you stuck “overflow into the new expansion” in there. Not sure if you did it on purpose or not but it means something to me so we’re going to stick with on purpose.
Now to the actual topic at hand. You’re right completing all these achievements is going to be difficult if not impossible to do. So here is my prioritize system. The “everything” font (Bold, Italicized, underlined) are things I really want to get finished before the expansion. Italicized are things that I would like to get finished before the expansion but I wont be utterly crushed if it didnt happen. Finally regular font is something that can overflow (/giggle) into Cataclysm.
Anslym: 40 Reputations at Exalted, Loremaster, Explorer, Cooking, Fishing.
40 Reputations isn’t that much of a grind, unless you’re making the same mistake I am. My main throughout BC was Chmelyk, my priest. I left Anslym (Elementeus then /shudder) at level 64. Meaning all the reputations in high level dungeons didn’t happen. So now instead of grinding from honored or revered to exalted I have to start at neutral and work my way up (I’m so behind that I need to still do the quest that unlock BM in CoT). Oh and I forgot to mention, that means all of your favourite rep grinds such as: Netherwing, Sha’tari Skyguard, Orgi’la, and Shattered Sun I get to grind up for a 2nd time.
Loremaster wasn’t part of the list originally but seeing how Jaedia has it . . . twice, I figured I could give it a shot.
Explorer shouldnt take more than an hour or 2 so I should be able to get that any time.
Cooking and Fishing are more of a “Look I played my character to the fullest” achievements more than anything else.
Chmelyk: Vestments – Devout, Vestments – Virtuous, Benediction
Devout I’m only getting so I can change them into Virtuous.
Virtuous I want to get because they look really epic with Benediction. Also with all the changes happening I assume that these dungeon sets are being removed from the game.
Benediction needs an item from MC, which is on a weekly lock out. Blizzard said that MC should still be around so I’m in no hurry for it.
Trynda: General, First aid, The Arena Master, Battlemaster
Those achievements I listed in General are things I should hope to get. I’ll be hitting level 80 tomorrow. I want the title because it has a nice ring to it. Trynda of the Nightfall. and Inscription is to get some gold before Cataclysm.
First aid is going to come with itself. When I need more bandages I’ll make them.
Arena master would be a cool title to get but one of the achievements is to win 300 arena matches. Sounds . . . long >.<
Battlemaster is something I think is going to be impossible to get on my Battleground. I’ll put it into perspective for you. Alliance < Blood Elves. Yup on my server there are more blood elves then there are alliance memebers. This doesn’t speak for my whole battleground but you get the idea.
I hope that explained all the goals for Cataclysm. I forgot to mention that my gold wish for Cataclysm is 60,000g but depending on how the rest of the summer goes it might grow or shrink. I hope you enjoyed reading about how I plan to spend my last few months before Cataclysm.