Not everything in the game is destined to be an achievement, but every so often you find yourself doing something and thinking, "Yes, I deserve 10 useless points for this." This feeling is most likely to occur while playing after a few beers and having one's sense of artificial outrage over the state of the world heightened for a bit, but sometimes you really find yourself wondering why demonstrable accomplishments in the game aren't actually achievements.
When I started writing this article, I toyed with the idea of including a list of (largely snarky) possibilities like the following:
- Pugging an Outland dungeon that doesn't have a death knight in it. (Don't tell me that luck doesn't play a role in any achievements, because we all know it does.)
- Successfully skipping Baine trash without anyone butt-pulling a mob pack and dying.
- Participating in two hours of trade chat without the word anal appearing once.
- Leading a raiding guild for one month or more without suffering a psychotic breakdown.