Aug 13th 2009 4:52PM I used to raid in BC and original WOW before all the achievements were put in.
When I last came back to the game in WOTLK, I was sick of the big guild/raiding mentality and played solo. It disgusts me that so many poor players are rewarded simply for being in a crowd. I was sick of it, and I wasn't going to let blizzard assume I was ok with that ANYMORE. Sadly a byproduct is that many of my dungeon achievements (aside from ones I can easily solo or Duo) are empty.
If I felt like raiding, I'd be at the top. Not full of myself, Its just how I was back in the day. I give all my effort, I make sure my gear is the best it can be (Yes, I actually try to get good gear on my own instead of letting other people farm it for me! *gasp!*) , and I read up on things ahead of time. However, because I've solo'ed for so long, there's no doubt in my mind that I'd be judged for all the empty achievements in my dungeon section.
It does bother me that so much importance is put on dungeon achievements over other achievements ( I have over 4300 achievements with most of the pvp and dungeon ones empty. I do intend on working on PVP next. ) If only these bad players, who are led by the nose through all their raids, and told step-by-step on vent what to do (god forbid they figure it out on their own) knew the efforts a solo player goes through. Most of them probably will never know a thing about planning, strategy, or skill.
Oh well. *shrug* It's how I roll, and I deal with it. Just wish Blizzard would stop rewarding people for being able to stand around in a group while eating a "sammich". God forbid individual players get acknowledgement for real effort...
Jul 7th 2009 9:03PM I'm just going to try and look at the positive side:
1. Whoever let the worgen outta the bag, now has to contend with their "badass secret I have to show you" being a stabled vanity pet. Lesson learned? probably not.
2. Speculation potential (ie future use for Worgen? mmm mayyybeee...)
3. Still got my slime... for now.