Well… not quite yet, but I’m working towards it. Last night I got my Tabard of the Explorer! I’ve been working my way around the Eastern Kingdoms trying to get the exploration acheivements and doing the instances as I come across them. I even corpse walked into Stormwind (it was very nostalgic for me… I really miss being Alliance) and ran Stocks. If I would have been thinking I would have found a quiet place and fished for a little while. At some point I was on a flight path and was flipping through my Acheivement tab and realized that I only had 2 spots in Crystalsong, 1 spot in Grizzly Hills, and 1 spot in Storm Peaks before I got the Northrend Exploration Acheivement, so I hearthed and finished that up and ended the night with a new tabard! I think by the end of this week, maybe early next week I’ll have the Explorer title and the Classic Dungeon Acheivement (unless that one includes Classic raids… that’ll take me a little longer since I don’t think I can solo all of it).
I’ve really caught Acheivement fever. I want all of them (except the PvP ones… no desire to beat my head against a brick wall repeadedly for some virtual points that I can’t even redeem for anything). Yes, I’m raiding (I’ve cleared Naxx on 10 and 25, and OS on 25, the rest are just a matter of time but the ease of raiding is another post)… yes, I’m running heroics… but it’s Acheivements that have captured my excitement at the moment. I think I’m going to work on the home city faction rep next (The Diplomat I think). The reputation grinds are going to be a special torture for me. I didn’t level this toon all the way up. I only played Galadria to 30 and she was granted the next 30 levels through Recruit-A-Friend, then I played her from 60-80. The Northrend and BC Acheivements are a little closer, but anything with Classic WoW I’m way behiond on. The Hubby is at least Revered with all the home cities, I’m barely Friendly with them. Instead of feeling overwhelmed with how long this is going to take, it feels like a big, fun epic battle. There’s other carrots motivating me here too. I’m going to start by doing all the quests I can find for each of the home cities which will get me closer to the Loremaster Acheivements (which I hear are going to be lowered soon) and when I get Exalted with each faction I can buy mounts from each which gets me 18 mounts closer to an Albino Drake for relativley little cash (about 330g for all 6 of each faction’s mounts). Oh, how I wish I could get a Saber, it’s one of the things I miss most about being Alliance. Anywhoo, I think I’ll probably be tired of rep grinds so after/while working on that I’m going to work on the fishing Acheivements. I find fishing very relaxing and it allows me to mulit-task a little. The Hubby and I like to put a movie on and fish at the end of the night while winding down before bed.
I’ve got a few guides for Acheivements planed out in my head, so that’s what you’ll probably see from me around here. I just can’t make myself get enthused about raiding… sue me 🙂 That also means that the raiding guide will be shelved until further notice. I have an outline written for the Wrath raiding guide, if there’s anyone who wants to work on it please let me know (galadriapriest [at] gmail [dot] com).
As a side note, I wanted to let you guys know about a personal blog that I’ve started: P’ville Girl. It gets updated about as often as this one does, but I felt like I needed another outlet. Unfortunatley most of my ideas for both blogs tend to stay in my head and never make it down through the keyboard and out into teh intarwebs. That’s one of the things I’m going to work on this year. I’ve got a goal of 1 post/week for both blogs (thanks for the idea and the Christmas card Matt!). Even as busy as I get I think I can make time for 2 blog posts every week!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas (please to feel free to insert your holiday of choice here if it’s not Christmas) and are enjoying the New Year!