Updated Thu, Jul 26, 2012 by Mem
Achievements are one of those things in World of Warcraft that players just can’t agree upon. Some players love them and can’t get enough, while others wish they had never been added to the game. On the subject of achievements there seems to be little middle ground to stand on. I personally happen to be on the love side of the coin and if you are like me, the prospect of new achievements in Mists of Pandaria is more than a tiny bit exciting.
If you are lucky enough to have the Mists of Pandaria beta, you have the advantage of looking over these achievements before they actually go live. Perhaps, like myself, you have already created a short list of those “must do” achievements you have come across. Below you will find my top 5 must do achievements, read onward to compare it with your own and perhaps discover a few more for your own list. Enjoy!
If there is one thing I love more than achievements, it is vanity pets. In Mists of Pandaria, vanity pets will become more than a show piece. In fact player’s will be able to send them into battle against other player’s pets as well as Master Pet Tamers. Players may challenge these Master Pet Tamers, Pokemon style, to earn glory, new opportunities, as well as other rewards.
The Wild Pet Tamer achievement is a meta achievement that is the highlight of these battles against the Master Pet Tamers. Asking players to head out into the various parts of the world, Kalimdor, Outland, Northrend, Eastern Kingdoms, and even Pandaria, the achievement requires the players to defeat all of the Master Pet Tamers in all of these areas in order to be considered complete. In my exuberance for the new pet battles, getting out there and doing battle against these tamers is something that I, and any other player serious about pet battles, can pass up.
Nearly everyone has been addicted to the fantastically popular game Farmville at some point in time. There is just something satisfying about tending, growing, and harvesting crops, while adding random objects to your farm at the same time. It is no surprise that Blizzard has latched onto this idea in Mists of Pandaria and added something similar into the game.
By gaining reputation with the new Mists of Pandaria faction; the Tillers, players may start and tend their very own farm inside the game. While I may eventually be forced to eat my words, I for one, cannot wait to dig in my hoe and get to work. Thus this first achievement, Green Acres, that requires players to successfully harvest their first crop easily makes my list of “must dos”.
One of my personal favorite type of achievements to complete are those found within the various dungeons and raids found throughout the word. Mists of Pandaria will undoubtedly give us a variety of these achievements to pick and choose from at will. However, one in particular caught my eye while browsing. In this particular achievment, players will need to head into the Stormstout Brewery where they will need to seek out 30 Golden Hoplings that are hidden around the instance. Is the prospect of hunting golden rabbits not exciting enough for you? Then consider this; upon completion of the achievement players will gain their very own Hopling pet. Needless to say, this Mists of Pandaria achievement quickly made its way onto my personal must do list.
What better way can any World of Warcraft player spend their time than traversing the world using the /love emote on random critters? Absolutely none in my humble opinion and apparently this holds true for more than a few other players as well. The fourth of its kind, To All the Squirrels I Once Caressed?, once again sets us about the task we first started with To All the Squirrels I’ve Loved Before. The only downside to this achievement is that instead of the typical 4-5 critters typically required, we will only need to share our love with two, the Coral Adder and the Amethyst Spiderling to complete it. Despite this, To All The Squirrels I once Caressed is high on my priority list when Mists of Pandaria finally launches.
One of the other new additions we will see in Mists of Pandaria is the implementation of Dungeon Challenges. These challenges take up the banner of Stratholme and other instances that boasted timed runs before them. Players who have taken on timed runs in such instances know there is no greater rush than completing an instance well before the time runs out. With Dungeon Challenges players will be able to compete like this once again, gaining either Bronze, Silver, or Gold, medals, plus other rewards including the above listed achievements, for successful completion. I for one cannot wait to test out my skills and the skills of a few stalwart friends against the ever ticking time clock.
Are any of the achievements listed above on your must do list for Mists of Pandaria? What are some of the achievements that you are determined to complete? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!