Account wide achievements are all the rage across the blogosphere… pros… cons… should blizz, will blizz?
Larisa made a post about how she’s against account-wide achievements – at least in the sense of stuff like titles… Kingslayer, Undying. And while I do understand the frustration of re-grinding, or not having achievements… I kinda agree. I even responded with a comment to that effect.
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve created and leveled a dk on another server. She’s dual wield frost – partly because of the challenge and partly because I want to help my main’s offset. I’ve been heroicing on her a bit and I know going into each group that there is a chance that I’ll be kicked based on whatever random facet they choose… not doing 5k dps in blues, having blue and green gear, being dual wield – or worst, being a death knight… While that’s even true on my main server, it’s less the case – my toons are all decently geared, can do a decent job and I have guildies to run with. On the other server, I do have guildies but they aren’t always on and I have yet to heroic with em lol.
Most people seem to expect that all death knights are deathtards. I mention in the comment how I enjoy surprising groups by being competent… how I have even managed to match people in ICC25 gear [yeah they were probably sleeping… but eh, I’ll take what I can get]. I enjoy it much more than I would going in there with an Undying title or whatnot [which I expect would invite snarkage].
To my surprise, Priest With a Cause saw my comment and essentially said that I was being fraudulent by not being up front about my experience as a dk/raider/etc. [And I’m a SHE, not a HE tyvm ;)] – BTW, I know it wasn’t a personal attack – I’m not taking it as that… Just analyzing perspectives here.
I don’t think I am. I don’t particularly like people who enter the instance and go first thing “My main is an [fillinblank].” That usually is a warning sign that this person is probably not near as competent at their current toon.
To be truly dishonest, I think you’d have to queue in lesser gear for the purpose of rolling need on stuff/getting a free ride/some other malicious reason]. When I have been asked on my alt dk if I had another, I’ve answered that honestly. I don’t want my main’s achievements shoved in someone’s face on my lil’ alt. Why do you need to know my raiding history for a pug anyway? Especially an LFD pug where you’re likely to never see me again? Or even remember who I am?
There’s definitely a difference in my mind between lying [being a fraud] and not laying all your cards on the table at once.