Monday, 10 December 2012

Working as Intended

Yesterday, I was in ICC10 with Tanmaya and some other guildies, trying to knock out the achievements for the mount. We had 7 people and I was wondering at first if we should just go for the 25-man achievements instead since 7 people could've done this back at level 85. I figured we'd go ahead with the 10-man anyway and just come back to do the 25 since these old raids gave us something fun to do together away from banging our heads against current content and the mind-numbing dailies some of us are still grinding out.

The achievements were all a joke, really. We killed everything so fast that none of the mechanics really mattered. We did all of the fights on heroic (except LK).The only fight we had to actually do anything "correct" on was Blood Queen for bites and Valithria for the portals. Everything else was just a zerg. So you can imagine that when we got to the Lich King, we were in high spirits. The only thing annoying about this fight was waiting for the plague stacks on the ghouls to reach 30. It took some time but as soon as we hit 30, we murdered Arthas. Cue in the resulting RP cutscene and as we all waited with bated breath for the achievement to pop... Nothing. Nothing nothing NOTHING.

If our characters had minds of their own, they would've been looking around at each other with confused "WTF?!" looks on their faces, telling each other "Hey bro, did YOU get the achievement? Because I sure as hell didn't!"

We got the Neck-deep in Vile achievement but not the all-important Been Waiting a Long Time For This achievement that we actually needed to get the Glory of the Icecrown Raider meta. So, in a fit of righteous indignation worthy of even the most devout of paladins, my husband puts in a ticket to find out what was going on. Here is the resulting conversation:

So this is a KNOWN problem and has been for at least 1.5 years, maybe even more, according to some of the old posts that my husband was able to dig up. If their so-called Quality Assurance team has been working so diligently on this issue, then how come it wasn't included in any of the patches and hotfixes that have been implemented in the last 2 years? Why is this achievement still bugging out for players if they really are making sincere attempts to fix the problem? This can't be such a difficult bug to work out that they STILL haven't been able to find a fix for it after all this time.

The dude advised us to "Wait until a fix has been posted." So he wants us to wait just like all the other poor schmucks before us that have been waiting for a fix for 1.5 years for the one LAST achievement that they likely need to complete the meta. If we are this frustrated about not getting it when we outlevel/outgear the place by two whole expansions, I can't even imagine how pissed off people who did this 2 years ago are that this still hasn't been fixed.

Nice work, Blizz. Working as intended, as per your usual.

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