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5-06-2010 @ 5:08PM
Not to surprised at insane in the membrane being first, would feel a little cheated if it wasn't
5-06-2010 @ 5:20PM
I kind of feel cheated that it was first, since it's a Feat of Strength and not an achievment. :-/http://www.wowwiki.com/Insane_in_The_Membrane
5-06-2010 @ 5:46PM
Have to agree with Volatire: Feats of Strength are not achievements. If they counted as achievements there would be no reason for the existance of Feats of Strength.
5-06-2010 @ 6:07PM
I'm not entirely sure it's worth splitting hairs over whether something is an achievement or Feat of Strength. Feats of Strength are simply a subset of Achievements that don't have a point value attached to them. The main difference between them is possibility.An achievement is something that, given enough time, effort, talent, and teamwork, can hypothetically be done by anyone.A feat of strength may simply be technically impossible for a subset of players to complete.Achievements like "Insane in the Membrane" are a special class, however, as they are technically available for anyone to complete but are labeled Feats of Strength anyway. There are no restrictions that could bar a person from doing them. You just have to be nuts to want them.So yes, there are differences, but trying to say "OMG FEATS OF STRENGTH AREN'T ACHIEVEMENTS" is like saying a square isn't a rectangle (hint: it is).
5-06-2010 @ 6:19PM
I didn't find it too hard, just took patience. Did it over the course of here and there months.
5-06-2010 @ 6:22PM
and actually, I am both Honored with Bloodsail at the same time as Exalted with the Goblins. Now THAT was a little soulcrushing because that is the SECOND time i've had to grind goblins from 0/36000 hated to exalted
5-06-2010 @ 6:25PM
Well, I tend to divide Feats of Strength into two categories:a). Those you can get, and:b). Those you can't.And of those, Insane in the Membrane firmly belongs to option A. There's nothing dividing it from the rest of the achievement "population" other than the unusually long time spent to acquire it, but anybody can do it.Feats of Strength are still achievements, after all -- they're just a little more "special" in that many can't be done anymore. That said, I still had a lot of fun with the OverAchiever I wrote on the Feats of Strength you CAN get now, if you want to look at that: http://www.wow.com/2009/11/02/the-overachiever-what-feats-of-strength-can-you-get-now/
5-06-2010 @ 6:36PM
I should probably add that there are two other Feats of Strength on the top 25 list: A Tribute to Immortality and Hero of Shattrath. Both are doable. Regrettably, they are also both completely evil.
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