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Posted: Jul 4th 2010 10:18AM Critical Mass said

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"What is your greatest MMO achievement?"

That I finally quit Eve online.

Posted: Jul 4th 2010 10:47AM (Unverified) said

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My most memorable is definitely completing the "For the Horde" achievement in WoW as a lvl 56 orc warrior. It was great!

Posted: Jul 4th 2010 12:58PM Jeromai said

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Breaking free of the compulsion to chase achievements and be first at everything and "ultra-elite." The achievement obsession can get me more than a little crazy if I let it.

These days I let them pop-up as I go about my business, getting tiny little thrills, and use them as a record of where I've been. And now and then picking one or two of them as a designer+personal-chosen goal when I just want the notch in my belt feeling. The "get 1,000,000+ somethings" are right out.

The craziest things I ever did were on MUDs - 9 hour marathon competition killing the equivalent of 30 raid level mobs (took 5-8 people in those days, no trash in the way) and we were the fastest, one group keeled over and bowed out, the other staggered in at 11 hours. Or an imm-released mega mob that took 30+ people to kill. Or sitting and waiting for hours for a zone to open, so that we could fight our way through 1-3 rooms in an attempt to figure it out. Memorable, but never again.

MMO achievement-wise, there were fun and hard work challenges, team and/or individual, but none I'd call 'greatest.' Aion had some nice ones - eg. holding the line against waves of enemies and the team was convinced we wouldn't make it till the timer, but we somehow, completely uncoordinated, blew our daeva power cooldowns which synergized well enough that we held out in an epic fashion.

City of Heroes had mothership raids, hamidon (old and new), Statesman and Recluse Task Forces, multiple Luscas (which is just plain fun, rather than hard).

I made a barrel grinder in A Tale in the Desert the other day, which was somewhat epic on a personal scale, constructing it in a piecemeal fashion, a couple of resources per day because of limited playtime.

Would you call those achievements or just plain good memories? What defines an achievement anyway?

Posted: Jul 4th 2010 2:01PM ultimateq said

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The post picture is AWESOME. My greatest MMO achievement would be earning my spot in the top 10 bards on my server in EQ. I miss those days.

Posted: Jul 4th 2010 4:35PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Now a little more on topic....

...my best achievement in any game maybe happening today. I'll have 4 Gnomes at lv 80 in WoW. Though this may appear to be nothing to most...but with a severe form of *ADHD, this will prove to be my best gaming accomplishments ever. Plus they're Gnomes...for added win.

Posted: Jul 4th 2010 4:38PM Its Utakata stupid said

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*Edit/Note: Trust me on this...I have yet to get a toon past lv 36 on City of Heroes despite it being the second most game I've played - Lv 14 on the Villian side. I just keep wondering off and rolling alts. :(
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Posted: Jul 4th 2010 7:17PM niakori said

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Lol Utakata, I'm in the same boat. I thought I was the only one with 24 month vet status with my highest at 30...
It's just so much fun making new chars, it's the game's fault.
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Posted: Jul 4th 2010 10:34PM (Unverified) said

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I was pretty proud when I got to division 4 in Atlantica Online's Free League at level 102. I checked the rankings on the website and it turned out I was the equal lowest level division 4 player on the server (to get promoted from division 5 to division 4 you need to win three games in a row, which is no mean feat when most of your opponents are level 115-120).

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 2:13AM mattwo said

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Getting my defender around halfway to the cap on CoH. Soloing just about every doppelganger mission on my tank (the guy was pretty hard compared to the rest of the mobs who I had pretty much out leveled). I think I actually respeced because my current powers weren't cutting it.

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 6:15AM Fisk said

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1) Bloodsail Admiral in WoW was a great one, i was the only one running around with it and it was awesome! Except after a few months break i came back and EVERYONE was running around with it or trying to get it -.-

2) In champions online in a desert like area there is a BIG statue or something, for some reason i flew up there (or swung whatever) and there was a tiny little hat and ofc there was an achivements for getting there so that was really fun!

3) In Lotro, it was probably the first time i played and got the Undying title, that felt epic because i didn't know of it at the time :D

Posted: Jul 5th 2010 7:02PM (Unverified) said

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I played WoW for 5 years. My favorite achievement and one that took me about 6 months (of which I had a weekly blog on my guild's website documenting my advancement) to complete was "Insane in the Membrane". It got you the title "the Insane". Unfortunately after getting this achievement nothing else seemed to compare and I quickly lost interest in the raiding game and quit WoW altogether. Been playing Lotro since.

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