So anyone who knows me, knows I am about getting all the achievements I can get. You may also know that there probably is Blizzard GMs laughing at me every time I go out and try to fish for the turtle. I have been trying since it was possible and you don't even want to know how many times I have fished out of pools. I just got the White Polar Bear the other day so who knows maybe my luck is about to change. But this is supposed to be about others crazy stories so let's get to it.
When achievements first came out I was running through all the old instances basically in order when I got to BRD. I had the key and was trying to kill as little as possible so I could get in and out. The sad thing was I forgot that when you pull the emperor all the adds in his room and the previous one come running. I did manage to kill him, but just before my computer lagged out from all the adds running straight for me.
I was getting all the easy achievements out of the way when I was in Stormwind catching my fish for the diplomat thing. When I decided to head to the Stockades. I was actually being chased by about 5-10 people and a bunch of guards, but was in the clear to the instance. When I tried to enter and it said "additional instances cannot be launched". I died and spent the next 45 minutes trying to get into that instance and running back from repeated deaths.
I spent about 3 hours searching for quests in the Eastern Kingdoms before someone told me instance quests count towards the total. I felt like a complete idiot.
I set alarms on my phone, clock, and watch for when the server would come back up so I could search Northrend for the rare mobs. Ya it is pretty sad, but I got the achievement. There really should be a title for it.
I spent 2 hours killing Centuars in Desolace before I realized I wasn't getting anymore rep and couldn't get passed honored. I then had to find other reputations to raise to get to my "the Exalted" title.
I leveled a horde DK to 58 so I could swap the towers in Hellfire so my Main could change them back. I couldn't find any other quest in order to get the last one I needed for Hellfire. It was the last one I needed for Outland Loremaster.
I spent 4 hours looking for a one of the stupid pests for the Pest Control achieve. I searched Wowhead, Thottbot and the cords they gave me all seem to be wrong. When all of the sudden I was leaving this place about to give up and some idiot besides me kills the damn thing and gets the achieve. I hated my life. I logged off so pissed off and didn't log back on for 2 days.
I had a guildie /gquit because during Children's Week you had to do this achievement where you had to capture the flag in EoTS. He was in with another guildie trying to do the achieve and he ended up dying just before he was about to cap. The other guildie picked it up and got the achievement. He blamed him for not healing him and letting him get it. Was going berserk in guild chat and then emo quit. Oh achievements how they bring out the best in people.
When the 100 mount achievement was quite rare because there just wasn't that many mounts really available a guild of mine did something I won't forget. He needed 1 more mount and was going crazy because none of the rarer mounts were dropping so what did he do? He actually went on ebay and bought the spectral tiger mount for $500. He got his achievement, but he became such a joke to us all.
I was helping a friend who was doing the STV fishing contest. Meaning we had dropped a stone in BB and would summon him back when he was done. He got his 40 fish very quickly and we summoned him back. Well the thing was he was hated with booty bay and when we summoned him like 40 guards swarmed him and killed him. He ran back and it happened again, and again, and again. Four times he died when he ran back the next time someone else was getting ready to turn it in and when he rezed and died again I could only laugh when the other person got it.
So let's hope you are not as crazy as some of these people. Hope you all enjoy your weekend and its Semi Final Friday to see who will play for gold in Hockey.