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I know I have been promising  a post on achievements for a while. I am not 100% sure how many parts this will be because there are many aspects of the Achievements I want to cover. To start with I figure I would step away from the technical side of it and just explain what the achievements mean to me.

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As I have already stated previously I am slightly OCD, ok, a bit more than slightly. I am not turning knobs several times and such just yet, but I have certain things I have to do a certain way. Now how that applies to WoW is how I play. There are certain things I have to do in a certain order and that’s just the way it is. A good example is my Death Knight. I refused to take her to outland until her Herbalism and Mining were outland ready. Of course then I realized that her cooking and fishing needed to be outland ready too. So it was months before I was actually ready to hit outland even though she was lvl 58.

Now that is just one example, the other is the Achievements. I knew that when they were introduced that Blizzard had basically taken full rights to my free time. I know myself, and I know that it doesn’t matter if I get anything from it. All that matters is that I get that little noise and a square showing what I have achieved. I am seriously addicted to those little squares. I always have some Achievement I am tracking and I have forgone doing something constructive just to get a damn achievement.

My friends and guild mates are aware of my unhealthy addiction to the damn things and are using them as bait. I get the “Come with me into (insert instance here) … you can get the Achievement”. Unfair I say, just plain unfair. How dare they make me log into my main and go traipsing about all over Azeroth and beyond for those squares, the bastards. I like the noise it makes too.

I have done stuff in the game I never would have before, just to get a damn achievement. Personally I would shake my fist at Blizzard, but I am too busy playing WoW to get achievements to move my damn hand. Miserable little things, bane of my existence, the precious.

So that is pretty much the “why” part of it. I can’t help it. I like quirky stuff like that. I think I am going to keep a running log of all the Achievements I am working on on my main. She is my achievement whore. I don’t focus as much on it with my alts, I want at least one of my characters to have the most. And so far I have not cheated on the ones I could cheat on.

I still don’t have the “massive amounts of pets” one because I have been collecting only pets I get from quests or find. I have not bought any pets. Makes it much harder. Not only am I addicted to getting the achievements, I want to make sure I earn them. I swear, I must not like myself very much to put me through all this.

Well there is your wall of text for the day. For those of you that managed to wade through all that, here is a cookie.

-Kanti

One Response to “Achievements - Part 1: The OCD in me”

  1. Atchoo

    Yay! I has a cookie! ^_^

    “I have done stuff in the game I never would have before, just to get a damn achievement. Personally I would shake my fist at Blizzard, but I am too busy playing WoW to get achievements to move my damn hand.”

    But I’ll bet if you could get an Achievement for shaking said fist at Blizzard, you’d be all over that, wouldn’t you?

    …yeah, I figured as much. *L*

    Though using the “If you do ‘x’ objective you’ll get ‘y’ Achievement” could be an interesting pickup line IRL…hmmm…

    Your approach to actually earning Achievements, at least as far as the pets is concerned, could be viewed as the more honorable approach vs. those *cough* Oldprig *cough* that have a vast abyss full of gold to go buy their pets…heh

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