Normally I look forward to this in-game event. Every year for Children’s Week usually meant a new pet I can get. Before this year’s event, I already had all three of the Vanilla WoW Children’s Week pets, and two of the three Burning Crusade ones.
This year I even got the third and last pet, and got my “Veteran Nanny” Achievement! It so happens that Achievements is also the main cause for my new found hatred for this holiday event.
Luckily for us Mages, we don’t have any problems at all doing any of the Children’s Week quests. Go to Darnasus Bank? 10 second cast. Wanna go see Jaina Proudmore? 10 second cast. Oh you wanna come along too? That will be 10g.
Well if you can’t beat’em, join’em! I went to Westfall and farmed some eggs for about 10 minutes, and made out with 16 of them. I made my [Delicious Chocolate Cake] with 8 of them, and sold the rest of the eggs for 60g.
See what you have made me become Blizzard!?
This achievement is the most hated achievement for this event by pretty much every player. Not only did this make most battleground games a joke, it made many players frustrated.
WSG games ended up with 10 players staying in their own base, waiting for the opposing team to come pick up the flag so they could return it. AB games started with everyone running to Stables/Farm when the gates open, then queuing out if they didn’t get the capture. EotS games had everyone ignoring towers, and camping the middle flag area.
Also you gotta love the idea around this achievement. Hey little kid, see me kill that guy to return the flag he stolen? That’s probably how you became an orphan! That guy’s kid is probably an orphan like you now! Yay you’ll have new friends!
Thank you Blizzard!