I spent all last night getting the achievements for Children’s Week. Next year I’ll get the last pet for that other achievement, but I did all the rest.
But the achievement School of Hard Knocks blows!!! WHAT THE HELL WAS BLIZZARD THINKING MAKING THIS PART OF THE META ACHIEVEMENT???!!!
Let’s look at it a minute:
Capture the flag in Eye of the Storm – If you aren’t a PvPer have you ever tried to do this? It’s hard. A lot of people like capturing the flag so it can become a brawlfest in the middle of the battlefield. Now introduce a gazillion people that want this achievement and are interested in nothing else… /sigh
Assault a tower in Alterac Valley – This actually isn’t that bad. It isn’t too terribly difficult, but it may take you some time. Or you may end up in one where 20 horde and 20 alliance sit in the same tower and take turns assaulting it from each other. I didn’t have the achievement, but the battle was taking so long and I was getting pissed that I decided to be a dick and attack the horde in the tower. Everyone was yelling at me! I want the achievement as bad as the next guy, but it’s a BG people!!! If you don’t like it, GET OUT!!!
Assault a flag in Arathi Basin – This is probably the easiest one to do. Nothing too difficult.
Return a fallen flag in Warsong Gulch – This was frustrating beyond belief and perhaps the number one reason why Blizzard should rethink making PvP achievements required for the Meta Achievements. Imagine 10 Alliance and 10 Horde in a battleground that can only end when one side captures a flag 3 times. Now imagine 8 of those Alliance and 8 of those Horde only doing this for this achievement. What you end up with is a stalemate that goes on forever because they sit in their flag rooms waiting for someone to take the flag. In fact, in one battle I ran into the flag room while 7 Horde sat there and moved out of my way. So I ran towards the flag, laughed, turned around and attacked everyone! Granted I died, but I was getting upset.
Dear Blizzard, remove this and all other PvP required achievements from the Holiday Meta Achievements.
On the other hand, it’s Eye of the Storm weekend and this is what happens when half the Alliance are PvE players and all the Horde are.