I’m not Juggynaut, or even Heartbourne. I just don’t care about achievement systems. Part of it is because I’m bitter. I’ve played World of Warcraft for most of its six years, but few of my glorious feats counted towards my abysmal score of <4,000. That’s because I spent my most dedicated years before Wrath of the Lich King brought Xbox features to Azeroth.
On the grander scheme, I play consoles and PC fairly evenly, even distributed across each console. That means I’d have to deal with multiple systems, from Steam to Xbox Live to Battle.net and so on. Furthermore, so many achievements are shrouded in secrecy that gamers don’t know about them until after they’ve finished a given task. I, for one, don’t have time to do multiple runs of games anymore. So I’ve largely shrugged and move on.
But that rant up there doesn’t stop me from going for some marks. My brain cannot resist the draw of all achievements. Alternatively, I’ve accomplished many acts after I stumbled upon most requirements that my brain demands to see the list finished. When I do chose something, it’s not what most people would think as gratifying. Rather than the glory of The Immortal or The Undying, I tend to go for less epeen challenges.
- Iron Chef – I was THE cook back in the day.
- One That Didn’t Get Away – I was also THE fisherman for my guild’s supply of fish-based pots.
- Mr. Pinchy’s Magical Crawdad Box – Addiction to pets continues.
- The Secrets of Ulduar – Who doesn’t want to take out one of the largest (and most lore-filled) raids to grace the world?
- To All The Squirrels I’ve Loved Before – What can I say? I’m an animal lover.
- Lil’ Game Hunter – See above.
The joke? I haven’t completed one of them… Most of these I have no one to blame but myself, as they’re solo endeavors.
What extraordinary feats have you attempted or set your mind to? How about those that you one day hope to accomplish? How many of you were “Going to get Loremaster and 3000 Quests before the reset,” only to see your hopes dashed?