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5-01-2011 @ 4:22PM
I'm sorry that you disapprove of my editorializing on School of Hard Knocks in a how-to guide, Burnaphatone, but I find it very difficult to describe the achievement without simultaneously acknowledging that it's very random and often frustrating (even you as a supporter have tacitly admitted this). I feel obligated to make that observation in any guide that potential newcomers might read, because they're otherwise left with no way to anticipate the potential difficulty of SoHK, and may even think they're doing something wrong if they can't get it quickly. I commonly make observations concerning the general difficulty of achievements (and why some might be troublesome to players in certain circumstances) in every guide I write for that very reason.Whether you nail SoHK quickly or are still queuing for battlegrounds hours later is entirely a function of latency, friendly *and* enemy player cooperation, gear quality, and just sheer dumb luck. That your own faction can grief you while doing this is just icing on the cake, and to me is the sign of a very poorly-designed and mean-spirited achievement. Blizzard can and has done much better than this.It's fine to disagree with people over the nature and difficulty of the achievement, but referring to them as "bads" is not appropriate. Please be polite, or we ask that you do not comment.
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