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A Long, Strange Journey

September 20th, 2009 Posted in General

Silliness is part of life, and it doesn’t get much sillier than the bright purple Violet Proto-Drake, a testament to the insanity of doing all the holiday achievements (though I note that a new one based on the US’s Thanksgiving has been added since).

A very strange proto-drake

Of course, I’ve always gone for the sillier end of the spectrum. I play a gnome warrior, a class that never should have existed if there was such a one, ride around on an elekk or a mammoth. I’ve always liked the look of the proto-drakes, and I’ve not been lucky enough with the RNG nor sufficiently hardcore in PvE nor PvP to get hold of one up to now.

I’d been planning this since before Achievements were even released. Joined the Brew of the Month club, kept all my seasonal clothes in the bank, and waited. Most holidays weren’t an issue, the two big issues being Christmas, where I didn’t log in at all between 14th and 31st December, and Childrens’ Week and that ridiculous “Capture a tower in AV” achievement. I managed all the RNG achievements long before they were toned down too.

Now though? To be honest I’m a little burned out on holiday achievements. I’m not honestly sure if I can force myself to do it all again on my druid. Maybe I’ll give Brewfest a miss this year and start again with Hallow’s End. Part of the appeal was it was all content that was new to me, and that just isn’t the case any more.

  1. 2 Responses to “A Long, Strange Journey”

  2. By Sudiin on Sep 21, 2009

    Big congrats!

  3. By Steele on Oct 19, 2009

    wait your thinking about doing all those silly world-achievements AGAIN? FOR A TWINK? WAAAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE!

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