March 22, 2012

Beta Achievements, First Round

Intrepid dataminers have been working hard to get the juiciest morsels of beta information to the rest of us. Which means more achievements have been found! Here's an overview of the new ones for those of you, like me, who enjoy planning these in advance :3

  • Level 90
  • To All The Squirrels I Once Caressed
The obvious tip-of-the-hat for hitting the level cap is there, as expected. The bit that's exciting is the new critter /love achievement! I really appreciate having a reason to look at all the little critters that my eyes miss normally. Thinking about the theme of the expansion we might see cicadas, pond skaters, miniature cloud serpents...lots of possibilities!

  • Explore Jade Forest
Standard zone exploration achievement, one for each zone is guaranteed.

  • Settle Down, Bro - Defeat the Sha of Anger in Kun-Lai summit.
3rd edit: Seems like the Sha of Anger is a world boss in Kun-Lai Summit. Pulling beta information together is an inexact science!

  • Bombs While Bomb - Trigger 15 explosions within 15 seconds during the Saboteur Kip'tilak encounter on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Return To Sender - Defeat Mantid General while he has 20 stacks of Detonate in the Siege of Niuzao Temple on Heroic Difficulty.
Return To Sender reveals the name of another Mists dungeon to be Siege of Niuzao Temple, joining Stormstout Brewery, Shado-Pan Monastery, Temple of the Jade Serpent, Mogu'shan Palace and Gate of the Setting Sun as the 6 new dungeons that will be available at launch! Personally, I think that '20 stacks of Detonate' is a similar enough theme to '15 explosions...Saboteur Kip'tilak' that I'm going to say Bombs While Bomb also takes place in Siege of Niuzao Temple.

  • Jade Forest - Complete the following storylines in the Jade Forest
    • Chun Tian Monastery
  • Walk the Land - Complete the following storylines in the Valley of the Four Winds
    • Thunderfoot Farms
    • Chen's Masterpiece
    • Zhu's Bastion
    • New Taurajo
    • The Hidden Master
    • The Salvation of Stoneplow
    • Mudmug's Place
    • The Stormstout Brewery
    • The Crane Temple
    • Farwalker Refuge
    • Nesingwary's Safari
Jade Forest is an 85-87 zone where we will make landfall in Pandaria and basically start ruining everything for them. Valley of the Four Winds is listed as an 86-87 zone. It's interesting to see the names of these story arcs - New Taurajo will doubtless provide some great lore and story detail, and it's always good to see Hemet Nesingwary again. It's not an expansion without one of his safaris, whether or not you agree with him!

  • Zen Master Cook - Obtain 600 points in cooking
This confirms that the new rank for all professions will be Zen Master, but nothing else we didn't know already.

World Events
  • That Rabbit's Dynamite! - Slay the ferocious Darkmoon Rabbit
If this isn't a nod to Monty Python and the Holy Grail I will eat my hat!

So there we go, another handful of new achievements to get excited about. Do you have any thoughts on how they will work? What critters do you think we'll be /love-ing in Pandaria? Tweet me your thoughts or comment below!

All data pulled from MMO-Champion and Wowhead


  1. Ooh, Zen Master. I like the sound of that! :D
    I love collecting achievements :)

  2. Me too! I think there are more of us than anyone would guess. Being able to plan ahead is fantastic :D

  3. I'll be keeping an eye on your blog on the best way to get those achievements Ara!

  4. Aw, thanks Navi! That's lovely to hear :) I'll do my best!

  5. "That Rabbit's Dynamite!" Was uttered as a typically erroneous conclusion by one of the Forsaken homicide detectives in Flintlocke vs The Horde, nearing the end of the comic's story arc.

    Unsure if the phrase was ever used word-for-word in Monty Python, although it wouldn't surprise me!

  6. Ah, I haven't read that comic! I was thinking more of the Rabbit of Caerbannog!

  7. I have always liked the exploring achievements! Can't wait for panda land haha.

  8. Me neither Arnold, me neither!