Achievements and Bony Dragons

I’ve decided that my druid needs to reach 9000 achievement points before Cataclysm comes out. Yes, I understand achievements are completely arbitrary and a big time sink, but I want them. I’m currently sitting at 8555.

The ones I’m currently working on are:

  • Mercenary of Sholazar
    I’ve already gotten exalted with the Oracles and now I’ve switched my alliance to the Frenzyheart. In the process of getting this, I’ll also get Honorary Frenzyheart and Frenzyheart Tribe. I have to say, the chicken catching quest you get everyday from the Frenzyheart is much less annoying than digging for Shiny Treasures for the Oracles.

  • On Wings of Nether
    I didn’t do a single Netherwing quest during BC. I can’t even imagine doing all those dailies while the area was packed with other people. Now that there is little competition, I actually find these quests kind of enjoyable, and having a Blessed Medallion of Karabor makes them much easier to reach. I only have one complaint – there are not nearly enough disobedient peons. They are all far too well behaved. Learn to rebel little peons so I can hit you with my booterang! I assume I’ll also get Skyshattered during my rep grind. I also hope to get Bloody Rare during the time I spend in Outlands.

  • Pony Up
    The nice thing about this achievement is that it actually gives you something useful. I’m only 20 or so Champion Seals away. It’s taken me a while to get this because as soon as I became a Champion for every Alliance race I quit doing the dailies. Even now I refuse to do some (mounted quests – ugh). I should also probably get Tilted at some point. I’ll just need to find someone willing to lose to me.

Once I’ve finished these, I’ve got a few others in mind to work on. I still need to get exalted with Keepers of Time and Consortium. I’d also like to get to 100 mounts. I’m now kicking myself for refusing to do the Pilgrim’s Bounty quests last year, that would have been an easy 90 points. I was just so sick of doing holiday achievements that I completely skipped that one.

On to the bony dragons…

I was really hoping to get my Frostbrood Vanquisher mount last night. My 10-man group blew through 5 of the meta 6 achievements we still needed for Glory of the Icecrown Raider, then got to Sindragosa, who foiled our attempts at All You Can Eat. Damn you Sindragosa! This achievement does give me a slightly twisted sense of pleasure that the tanks get the fuzzy end of the lollipop rather than the healers and casters…but I’d really just like to get my damn mount already. Hopefully we can squeeze in a bit more time for this after one of our weekend raids.

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