Insane in the Membrane

I decided to walk down a long, expensive, and painful path. The path where at the end of the journey, I will be labeled as “Insane”. That is IF I manage to make it to the end. I’m going for one of the feats of strength, Insane in the Membrane.

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I already have the Exalted Achievement done, so reping with a few more factions shouldn’t be a problem right? Wrong. This is much much worst…

Here is the list of factions I now need rep for:

  • Honored with Bloodsail Buccaneers
  • Exalted with Everlook
  • Exalted with Ratchet
  • Exalted with Ravenholdt
  • Exalted with Booty Bay
  • Exalted with Gadgetzan
  • Exalted with Darkmoon Faire
  • Exalted with Shen’dralar

Bloodsail Buccaneers

I’ve always wanted to get the achievement for aligning myself with the Bloodsail Pirates for the outfit and title (Bloodsail Admiral), but now I have extra motivation to do it! Only problem is, the Steamwheedle Cartel won’t be too happy with me.

This should be the easiest faction to grind. Just kill Goblins. Perfect time to do it too since Blizzard just recently announced that Goblins will be the Horde’s new race. For the Alliance!

Steamwheedle Cartel

The next step I will be taking is to rep up with the four Goblin Cities. To do that, I would need to kill pirates without lowering my Bloodsail Rep, since the achievement is to have all these faction rep AT THE SAME TIME.

So reading up on WoWHead, I found some pirates I could farm in Tanaris that won’t lower my Bloodsail rep. Another way to rep up with all the Goblin Cities is to enter Dire Maul and to free a Goblin named Knot.

Going into Dire Maul will also help me with the next faction I’ll be grinding.


The next faction will be pretty tough to grind. Only way I can rep up with them is by turning in Librams for 500 rep a turn in. Librams are a rare drop in Dire Maul, or can be found on the AH ranging from 5g to 50g. I’ve been dropping by the AH everyday to pick up any cheap Librams I can find.

The most expensive item during the rep process however, is the [Pristine Black Diamond], which is needed for every Libram turn in.


This Rogue faction will be tough since I don’t have a Rogue alt to help me farm [Heavy Junkboxes]. From Neutral to Revered, I will just need to kill Syndicate NPCs. That should be really easy as a Mage.

For the rest, I am going to need 1790 total Heavy Junkboxes to go from Revered to Exalted. If you’re a bored Rogue on Ner’zhul, hook it up! :)

Darkmoon Faire

The last faction will be very very expensive. I will need to farm/purchase a few items to turn in, until I hit Honored. From Honored to Exalted, I will have to turn in Decks. Being an Inscriptionist will help, but it will still be an expensive faction grind.


I have a long road ahead of me, so wish me luck! And I wish anyone else who is crazy enough to go after this achievement the best of luck too!

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  • Gnomeaggedon said:

    Well, sounds like you are 1/2 way there.. you are obviously already INSANE!

    Good luck!
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  • Abi @ Shadow Word: Blog (Formerly Fear.Win) said:

    I was tempted to go for it but I also don’t have a Rogue alt.. or that much time. And I thought going for Loremaster was bad!
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  • Mae said:

    Now that is crazy!! I’ve been thinking I might do it, but then I remembered I don’t have the will. Good luck, Tuna!! This title is awesome… crazy… but awesome!!

  • gohnk said:

    hopefully you are an engineer with a mailbox or you know a really helpful one.

    step one: start leveling a rogue.
    start buying PBDs
    get pirate rep
    farm only bosses in DM nort. cartel is the easiest one!
    farm those unique librams off trash if nec.
    take your lvl 62 rogue to LBRS and pick junkboxes
    shendralar rep grind is horrid.
    -get Gatherer and find out where the blood of heroes are at.
    buy one of each Noble deck, turn them in and keep the BOE. When the faire comes to town, start spamming in the zone something like “WTT my finished Noble deck of your choice +20g for your quest deck”

    seriously, farming darkmoon rep is actually profitable. and easy.

    Gohnk the Insane

  • Tuna (Author) said:

    @ gohnk

    Grats on your Insane title!

    I’ve taken a break already from this Insane achievement. I get side tracked way too easily. I have a Rogue up to 58 as of right now, and I check the AH daily for PBDs and keeping an eye out for when the Faire comes around.