A few weeks ago I got hold of some screenshots from the Alpha showing off the now announced Achievement feature in the up-coming WoW expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. I meant to post these pictures up when I got them but I didn’t find any time to do it. I’m sure anyone reading this will probably be interested in WoW as most of my readers are linked here from our realm’s forum, so will probably have already heard the news about Achievements. Here’s a link if you haven’t seen yet.
I’d also like to link the screenshots I obtained a few weeks ago as they sort of show more of the types of achievements that there could be, along with a tracking system of how many PvP objectives that you have participated in, such as games played and games won. You can also see that the newly emerged screenshots show a more polished look than the ones I obtained a few weeks ago. Here they are.
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Now to me, this is very reminisent of the LOTRO achievement/title system. In my opinion, the LOTRO system works very well and I certainly enjoyed my time slaughtering heaps of spiders to become “Destroyer of Spiders”. It made grinding xp a little bit more bareable as not only were you getting xp, but you also had a title to show for your spider genocide related lunacy. Now that this system is coming to WoW, I think i’ll probably be hooked on WoW for a good deal longer than I thought I would be. At the moment, I don’t consider myself to be a PvPer or a PvEer as to be honest, I don’t spend enough time to really do either. I dabble with a bit of both and I can see this achievement system being something I’ll really get into.
The “Feats of Strength” part of the system also appeals to me as I’ve been on WoW since Day 1 and most of my playing was done in the good old days before those blue tentacled aliens and Illidan showed up. This system is going to be great for keeping the players like me playing. Definately looks fun, let’s just hope I get a beta invite 🙂
(That’s if I can get my damn PC working properly again. Finding the drivers for my sound card is proving difficult *grumble grumble*)