No Brew for you
I’m heartbroken people and there’s nothing your Friendship Bracelets can do for me. The blues have spoken and Brew of the Year will definitely be a required part of the Brewfest achievement. This means I’ll have to wait two years to be Brewmaster Nimrock.
Bear with me while I run down exactly how hopeless I am about this.
Brewfest and Children’s Week were the only world events I ever actively particpated in. I loved the pets from children’s week and I celebrated Brewfest because I thought it was fun. Two years ago I ran the keg delivery quest every day and I saved up enough tokens to buy the Swift Brewfest Ram. My point is, I participated for the fun of it, before achievements, because I like Brewfest.
Before the patch, I heard something about achievements. The brewfest event was already going on and I checked out what sort of rewards could be had. Brewmaster Title?! I’m in! So I did the keg run every day again to save up enough tokens to get the Brew of the Month membership. Figured I’d drink a brew every month and next year all I have to do is buy the regalia and dance drunk in the streets.
Here’s the problem. The brew of the month membership started the month before the patch with the achievements dropped! I didn’t get credit for the first brew I drank and by the time I realized it, I couldn’t buy any more brews from the vendor.
There have been a couple of posts about this on the forums but I feel like my particular complaint has been over shadowed by the usual climate of hate and selfishness on the forums. Namely, I don’t care about the meta-achievement or the violet drake or any of that. I just want the title.
The blues say they’re happy that some achievements take time, some take luck and some take a certain character level. I’m ok with that, in fact I think some achievements should be harder than they are. Gives people a sense of acomplishment. I don’t think, however, that people who’ve spent the time and tokens on the brew of the month membership card should be slighted based on the fact that the achievement system wasn’t put into effect soon enough.
Here’s my solution: Let people with the brew of the month membership card buy any brew from the past year from the brew of the month vendor. It’s simple, still rewards effort and time spent, and doesn’t diminish the achievement in the least.
I don’t usually get upset about things I can’t control in this game. Nerfs, buffs, patches etc. just don’t get to me (after all, you can always infect the earth with a life ending virus). But today? Today I’m devastated.