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1-30-2009 @ 2:15PM
Blizzard occasionally opens new realms where transfers are allowed right away. One day I was thinking idly, how do they handle realm first achievements? If I'm the first priest to transfer and I'm already level 80, do I get it? If there's already a level 80 priest and I transfer at level 79 and ding there, do I get it then? Or are the realm firsts reserved for fresh starts? What happens if someone who had a realm first achievement on their old realm transfers off? I don't plan to try to snipe any achievements or something, just came to me one day. :P
1-30-2009 @ 2:36PM
You cannot xfer to a new realm for months, so for that time all the achievements should be assigned to native players.
1-30-2009 @ 2:41PM
The individual achievements for realm firsts mean almost nothing in the game (are they even anything besides feats of strength or something?).I'm sure you could transfer a group of 80s over and try your hand at Obsidian Slayer or something.
@sephirah: The first sentence of my question was "Blizzard occasionally opens new realms where transfers are allowed right away." For example, Winterhoof opened 12 days ago and transfers were allowed right away.
1-30-2009 @ 3:05PM
Shortly after Wrath released I heard about people transferring and 'stealing' realm firsts from the 'local residents', but I didn't see that verified. Transfers do lead to the odd situation of potentially having multiple realm-first achievements on a single realm.
1-30-2009 @ 4:27PM
If you want to pay $25 to transfer one of your characters just for a server first then go right ahead...Blizzard says thank you.
1-30-2009 @ 4:29PM
Come on people, I said I wasn't looking to do it, nor do I (as nbcaffeine implied) think they mean much. It was just an idle "I wonder what would happen if" musing.Gawd....
1-31-2009 @ 5:25AM
The achievement is probably just checked once, as you ding 80, so you'd have to transfer a level 79 and ding 80 on the new server. They can't continuously check for every possible achievement, right?
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