Note: this post contains information on Wrath of the Lich King.
Discussion of the new Achievement system in WotLK has often referred to the fact that completing certain Achievements will grant their own rewards. Here’s a quick guide to the system as it stands at the moment.
Each Achievement has a point value, and the Achievements panel shows your total points score. There’s no mention yet of what points are good for – they may just be a way of keeping an overall score with no effect at all.
Like quest chains, a number of Achievements are arranged in chains – you complete one Achievement, then a harder/bigger version becomes available. For instance, there’s a ‘tabards’ chain: the first Achievement is to collect one tabard, then ten, then twenty-five.
The final Achievement in these sequential chains often carries a reward with it, seemingly related to the kind of activity the Achievement is related to.
- Collecting twenty-five tabards grants you a Tabard of the Achiever.
- Collecting fifty vanity pets rewards you with a new pet (a very cute skunk called Stinker).
- Getting forty factions to Exalted gives you “The Exalted” as a title.
- Exploring all of Azeroth and Outland gives you “The Explorer” as a title.
Not all chains give rewards: for instance, the chain culminating in an Achievement for levelling to 80 has no reward – the level is its own reward, after all.
More news as it comes to hand!