May 08

Almost exactly a year ago I swore I was never going to do it, but in the end, I just couldn’t help myself. How could I pass up that sweet, sweet hat and title?
(Of course, it’s entirely out of character for a servant of the light to slaughter thousands of innocent businessmen for the sake [...]

May 08

Two handy Wintergrasp tips for you:

It’s a great place to get the With A Little Helper From My Friends achievement. WG is one place where it’s fairly easy to get a lot of HKs without getting repeatedly killed by the other side, provided you’re smart and you use cover and teamwork appropriately. It’s easier if [...]

May 08

In no particular order:
Raid boss nerfs.
I know it’s disappointing for raid groups who were just about to beat Boss X on pre-nerf difficulty, and I sympathise, but: overall, I think this is a nice dose of fun for the people who get to see a few bosses they otherwise would have missed, and it’s a [...]

May 08

I’ve heard quite a few people unhappy that the new achievement system spams their guildchat relentlessly, even when they’ve turned off global achievement announcements.
Here’s how to disable them:
For nearby/chat announcements

Right click on the tab of your chat window
Go to “Settings”
In the left-hand column, pick “Other”
In the right-hand area, look for an option for ‘Achievement Announce’; [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains spoilers for Patch 3.0.
Patch 3.0.2 is expected to herald the introduction of the new Achievement system, so for many of us it’s time to start planning ahead and working on Achievements for which we can get retrospective credit.
There are a number of Achievements centred around the current seasonal event, Brewfest. With [...]

May 08

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.

May 08

I recently posted about my difficulty in finding things to amuse me in the pre-Wrath period: everything I could think of to do was either boring, or irrelevant in the face of the upcoming expack.
Well, here’s something that’s been occupying me for the last few days: catching up on Achievements, in advance!
I’m a completionist and [...]

May 08

Note: This post contains spoilers for Wrath of the Lich King.
This post could also be titled “I’m never going to run out of things to do”.
Upon loading into WotLK for the first time – and oh, I was bouncing in my chair! – I set about checking out some of the banner items for Wrath [...]