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2-01-2011 @ 9:15AM
"abusing the game mechanics (in a legitimate way)"One of us is misunderstanding the meaning of the word "abusing" and/or the word "legitimate", and I don't think it's me. I mean, if it's legitimate, then how is it abuse?"Besides which, what achievement is there for a level 85 nuking their way through a level 5 questing zone? How is that an achievement?"No, it's not "hard". Of course it's not. It wasn't hard at level 5 either. Level 5 quests are "kill three Grasshammer Kobolds. Yeah, those hairy guys right in front of you. Don't worry, they just melee, and run in fear when you get them down to 25 percent." And when you hand it in, you see "Congratulations! You've reached level 6!" By your standard, people would ONLY get achievements for hard modes in instances. But achievements represent lots of different things besides skill in combat. The collection achievements - tabards, mounts, pets, etc. - aren't "hard", meaning that they don't require good gear or precise rotations or hair-trigger reflexes, but they require lots and lots of time and a combination of planning and luck. Well, same for the vast majority of achievements, including Loremaster-related achievements (minus the luck part, I guess) and exploration achievements and dungeons below your current level. It's fine if you don't like the current achievement system, but your argument against it doesn't make any sense.
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