Around three years ago, Blizzard introduced the achievement system into World of Warcraft. Yeah, it really has been that long. What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been stood out from the rest for two reasons, first it was the only way any of us could be guaranteed to get our hands on a 310% speed mount. Not everyone’s going to place in an Arena season (or would even want to). Not everyone has access to a raid group capable of doing the heroic raid achievements while they’re still current content. Everyone. however, had a shot at completing the Long, Strange Trip.
The other reason it stood out from the crowd was that it was going to take a year, minimum, to complete it. This was the daddy of all meta-achievements, and so naturally I set about completing it. My employer had other ideas, however. That year and the year after I got packed off, first to the Falklands, then to South America each summer, making it impossible to complete the Summer Festival achievements.
But this year was different! Behold, and tremble before my mad leet obsessive compulsive achievement farming skillz!
So I finally got this:
And so to celebrate I treated myself to another pointless mount from those nice Sons of Hodir chaps.
Which led to this:
Now all I need is someone to write some sort of addon that allows me to ride more than one mount at once, so I can feel like I’m at least getting my money’s worth!