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8-13-2009 @ 4:11PM
I've run across more problems with it than any upsides to it really. I've quit playing recently in some small way as a result of it, I found that the server I played on it was impossible to pug anything without having some form of achievement to get on Raid X,Y, or Z. I don't really blame people for using it as a litmus test for prospective group mates, I mean it's there so its going to be used, what I really got frustrated with was the level to which it was used. I've been in guilds, raided extensively in Vanilla, TBC & WOTLK, played all but 2 classes at max level, and would consider myself competent in any of the roles in a group, but none of that matters to some if you don't have Achievement X in the eyes of some.So for a casual who would like to raid on the odd occasion, they are more likely to be a hinderance than a blessing. As an an Alt-o-Holic I find the achievements system to feel somewhat less rewarding as well, where are the "account" achievements? Leveled X, Y, Z to 60/70/80 etc? Mehh it doesn't really matter I suppose, seeing as at the end of the day its still pointless nonsense that doesn't really mean anything! Just another time-sink to keep you sucked in.
8-13-2009 @ 4:23PM
BINGO!I feel strongly that achievement should be designed as more of an "account" level feature than just a single toon.
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