Guild leveling and lack of achievements.

I remember when achievements were first introduced, at the end of the Burning Crusade cycle.  The morning after the patch as each person logged on we all got blasted with achievement spam.

When new achievements are introduced, there are always some that you had previously completed.  So you “earn” those achievements retroactively, and they appear the first time you log on, and also informing everyone in the guild.

Today I logged on and expected to see both personal achievement spam as well as guild achievement spam.  I mean, I play a lot and have done a lot in the game and so do a lot of my guildies.  There must be something in the new achievements that we have already accomplished.


Logged on and saw not one new achievement for me, and not one achievement for my guild.

That’s good design.  We’re going to have to work for those achievements.


As far as guild leveling goes, as of 6:30 AM today we had already almost reached the daily guild XP cap.  That’s a low cap and could seriously slow down the guild leveling process.

Except that guild achievements don’t count toward the cap.

So I have a new plan.  Rather than fly right into the new zones, I want to put together a guild team and go run a lot of old content to hit the guild achievements.  We can level up quickly that way and get some perks.

Now, the question is… will I be able to find a few people to pull themselves away from the new shiney stuff into order to blitz through old instances?  We’ll see.



10 Responses to “Guild leveling and lack of achievements.”

  1. December 7, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I’d be down. I might have an hour or so before I go to wings night tonight.

  2. 2 argathne
    December 7, 2010 at 11:36 am

    If I have the time I’ll give you a hand. I still need to go into MC today. But I am leveling with Shock. So it would have to be cool by him also.

  3. 3 Verbal
    December 7, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I’m game! I have a personal goal of downing all raids in the game (only BWL left for vanilla), so I’d love to help out. Only thing is that you guys start earlier than I can. Maybe I’ll join you guys in progress…

  4. December 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I’m sure I’d be up for that tonight. What kind of stuff will we be hitting?

    • December 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm

      Depends if we want to go for quantity or difficulty.

      The unanswered question – if I solo Stockades, do we get the achievement? Or does it actually have to be a guild “group”?

      When I get home today, I will run Stockades (unless someone beats me to it). If the guild gets the achievement for me doing it solo, then that makes it easy. We can split up into groups of 1 or 2 and burn through as many old-world instances (either 5-mans or raids) as possible in one night. That would be efficient.

      If it actually has to be a “group” then we’ll have a problem because the raids will need to be organized in advance to get enough people. In that case, we’re stuck doing a handful of 5-mans to get a good start on things.

      • December 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm

        I just read online where someone said that you have to have a group. According to blue posts, we would need a group of:
        4 to do any 5-man instance
        8 to do a 10-man raid from any expansion
        8 to do a vanilla 40-man raid
        8 to do a BC 25 man raid
        20 to do a Wrath 25-man raid

        So the question is – do we put together a group (or two) or four people and run through 5-mans? Or try and get a group of eight to hit Molten Core and Blackwing Lair?

        I think the 5-man instances would be more efficient. We can knock out a bunch of them in one night and rack up some good guild XP.

      • December 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm

        I’m almost positive it has to be done in a group. 3/5 for dungeons, 8/10 for 10-mans, and 20/25 for 25-mans. Or something close to those numbers.

      • December 7, 2010 at 2:31 pm

        And I should learn to refresh a stale page before actually replying…

  5. December 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Aaaaand…guild achievements no longer contribute to guild XP…


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