MMO-Champion - Are You Insane in the Membrane?
Are You Insane in the Membrane?
Originally Posted by Lylirra (Blue Tracker)
It's a question you've been asking us for a little while now. And, based on all the posts, emails, petitions, and letters we received following the announcement that the Insane in the Membrane achievement would no longer be in available in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, we started to wonder if maybe we had gone a bit loco.

So, we went back to the drawing board. After carefully reviewing all the feedback and discussing the matter amongst ourselves, we're now happy to report that we will be making the following changes to the Feat of Strength:


  • Exalted reputation with Shen'dralar will no longer be required. As this is the only reputation that will be unobtainable in Cataclysm, we've simply decided to remove it as a requirement.

    For those who already earned Exalted reputation with this faction, don't worry -- we haven't forgotten about your accomplishments. In a future patch, we'll be adding in a separate Feat of Strength to recognize your deep love of Dire Maul.


  • Bloodsail Buccaneer faction reputation will remain in-game. Also, to ensure that this change does not negatively affect Cataclysm quest progression in Stranglethorn Vale, Booty Bay Bruisers will now provide reputation up through Exalted.

This will ensure that players will still be able to attain Insane in the Membrane and "The Insane" title in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Please note, however, that these changes will not take effect until The Shattering in patch 4.0.3a -- excluding the separate "Exalted with Shen'dralar" feat, which will be introduced in a future, but currently-undetermined patch.

And, of course, those who are already Insane in the Membrane will retain their title and current Feat of Strength. Shine on, you crazy diamonds.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Are You Insane in the Membrane? started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 256 Comments
  1. Eleraith's Avatar
    Okay reading the amount of people who have the title already and are complaining because they don't get the opportunity to close the door on others, and remain 'unique and special snowflakes' is making me annoyed, and then making me laugh.
    By your reckoning Blizz should remove ALL of the mounts and title-related rep and raid achievements after two years. So that's no Winterspring Saber, no Venomhide Ravasaur, no Guardian of Cenarius, no Rusted Proto etc etc.
    It's been a long twisty-turny two years, and in that time Blizzard made the very sensible choice of LEAVING things in game, untouched. So that all of the new subscribers could obtain vanity items (yes, titles ARE counted as vanity) long afterwards, and were not penalised (as I was with the Plagued and Black drakes) for starting the raiding game late.
    Get a grip, all you crazy diamonds have had Insane before anyone else did. Try not to complain because now everyone's got a shot at it without being forced to rush like hell and to shell out 100k gold to get it done before 4.0.3 hits. Fixing Shen'dralar, that's Blizz's business as to why they haven't. But clearly their customers want it, so they've left it in.

    Oh and one more thing; For all of those just exhalted with Shen'dralar, what if Blizz had completely broken the achi and you wouldn't get it after 4.0.3 despite only having DMF to go? Oh I can imagine the tears... It'd be nice to see all the player base grateful for something for once.
  1. Stonebald's Avatar
    I will be grateful... just gimmie a title for having Shend exalted already... "of the Shen'dralar" will be fine. New players that do it easy mode can have "the Insane" but the people who did it all get that one. Keeps us unique, which is all we really want in the end right? Shallow you say... why yes it is.

    You poor bastards that did the Bloodsail to exalted have my sympathies... couldn't bring myself to do that one. You should get something as well.

    It's not whining, its fair.
  1. Samuraix88's Avatar
    Here comes everyone getting a watered down version of The Insane. Oh and thanks for making me waste 40k and more than 10hours of pure grinding on some Shen'dralar Feat that probably wont be worth it.
  1. Skiball's Avatar
    To those who ay this is a compromise.....really? Removing a faction you were too lazy to get to exalted for 5 years without foricng you to level another hard reputation is a compromise? I'll call that a nerf to serve lazy unmotivated people who waitied till the last second.

    The original feat of strenth was around for 2 years, and the faction itself for 5. If you dont have it by now you shouldn't have it.

    I feel even worse for the very few people who have had bloodsail exalted before this, as the guy above me said.

    Bottom line I will simply ask everyone who calims to be the insane to link Shendralar, same way I tell every so called Battlemaster to link Justicar.

    Blizzard was right to remove it in the first place. I would LOVE to have Scarab Lord, but it can't be had anymore and so be it. I missed out. I didnt put in the time back when it was current content. Same should be said to those who did not complete the Insane on time.
  1. drsjohnny's Avatar
    well im really happy this achievement is staying in gives me a chance to get it once i hit lvl 85 of course
  1. skylla05's Avatar
    oh god guys buying librams is hard work

    You poor bastards that did the Bloodsail to exalted have my sympathies... couldn't bring myself to do that one. You should get something as well.
    You mean like the unique title they already have?
  1. Ihnasir's Avatar
    This is utter bullshit, I demand the gold and time back for the Pristine Black Diamonds. Or at least the fact that these new scrubs get a downgraded title like "the Crazy", oh well maybe I can get a SECOND Insane without this massive money sink.
  1. nemex's Avatar
    The only reason I personally haven't considered doing the Insane during this pre-cataclysm rush is because everyone else on my server is trying for it as well. Pristine Black Diamonds are going for 750-1500g each. I don't feel like dropping potentially 140k gold on a simple title that I know my friends got for a fraction of the price months ago. I'm glad they're removing Shen'dralar personally. It sucks huge balls to the people who got their librams, bloods, aboms and PBDs and dropped a lot of gold. It's unfortunate PBD's are so rare and expensive.
  1. Evilution's Avatar
    Good news ever... oh well, for some!
    I´m happy to hear this, past week(s) i gave away/sold the few things i had saved up randomly for Shen'dralar since
    i realised i would never have time to finish it in the time that was left. Atleast i´ll be able to do "... the Insane" it in Cata, when i get
    the time and feel like it, and can mix it up with all the new stuff the expansion brings.
    And hurray for new Darkmoon cards, my herbers gonna work those green fingers and paws alot when leveling!
  1. Palemoon's Avatar
    I only have to say that the level of unfounded self-entitlement in this threat is really utterly amazing. And there I thought the Anzu-change was bad.
  1. Kallixenia's Avatar
    Jesus… are you twits really this petty?

    I've done Shen'Dralar, and I've got to say, it's way easier and far less time-consuming than the Goblin Grind (Bloodsail up then the Trade Factions).

    Yeah, I wouldn't mind a special title for having done it, I'm a title whore, and "Keristrazja of the Shen'Dralar" is one I'd wear proudly just to annoy people who waited and waited.

    Shit happens, deal with it. I can't get Scarab Lord, or any of the PvP ranks on my main (Draenei from the beginning of BC), or the old Arena titles, but that's the way it works.

    Remember one important truth about WoW– you are entitled to pay $15/mo (or whatever it is in your currency) to get whatever the hell Blizz gives you, and that's IT. If at the end of the day Blizz chooses to make bows shoot with fart sounds and give lv1 critters GodMode, that's what you'll get, and you'll keep right on playing like good little sheep.
  1. tabularasa79's Avatar
    So, If i decide i want to get exalted with bloodsail after having completed the insane title, I need to go back to bootybay and kill 880 goblins for 22,000 rep. Then that will decrease my booty rep by 110,000 putting me back all the way to hated again. So since I took the time to do all this before cata, I get to do the worst part of the whole feat of strength again... and farm dire maul for 50 hrs... seriously? This is my reward, that and a crappy feat of strength? TY blizz
  1. Rustedsaint's Avatar
    I don't know how i feel about this change, personaly I had done the hard shen rep and was easily making a coupla thousand tarot cards... but i spent close to 15k buying 70 diamonds fore my brother who was doing this as a last ditch effort... that 15k cost me a mount... I'm realy realy... mixed up atm..
  1. Nela's Avatar
    You've got to be kidding?

    No, this is not another "let-me-whine-because-I-just-wasted-50k-gold-on-an-achievement" post...I received my "the Insane" title almost 2 years ago. I didn't buy a single libram or diamond and leveled up a rogue to 60 just to farm junkboxes. And yes, all you "well goodie for you, just be happy you have it" trolls, I indeed was very happy with my title...only a handful of us even had it on one of the most populated realms. What actually kind of made me laugh was how every Tom, Dick and Harry started complaining about libram/diamond/DMF prices and how it was unfair because "it was something I always wanted to do, but kept putting it off". When were you going to start? When you weren't pressured for content? Oh wait....

    I was even fine with people scrambling to finish Shen'dralar and completing the rest of the FoS when Cata came out/when they had time (as I understand everyone's play times are different).

    But to completely take it out of the requirement? It is indeed a slap in the face to everyone who has 1) completed it 2) those who just spent anywhere from 20k-50k gold trying to finish it...based on Blizz's statements of it's changes and 3) those who sold all the mats they had been hanging onto for who knows how long because they figured they'd never be able to finish it in time...based on Blizz's statements of it's changes...

    The ironic part? Shen'dralar was basically what even made it "the Insane", lol. The rest is rather a joke.

    Whelp, to those have/are about to complete it, cheer up mates! We get our very own FoS (supposedly )!! ...without a title (for the moment) or anything to distinguish the "real" Insanes. Yep, "sounds like a good compromise" indeed

    Fake edit: to the trolls who will post about "epeens" and "it's just a game, nobody is unique" etc, I acknowledge and even agree with you...but this has nothing to do with either. The achievement neither awarded nerd points, nor made me "one-of-a-kind"...but "nerfing" a FoS is rather ridiculous, considering they're intended to not always be achievable.

    Just my 2c...flame away
    Agree

    I hate u guys I really do...
  1. Lanjelin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skiball View Post
    To those who ay this is a compromise.....really? Removing a faction you were too lazy to get to exalted for 5 years without foricng you to level another hard reputation is a compromise? I'll call that a nerf to serve lazy unmotivated people who waitied till the last second.

    The original feat of strenth was around for 2 years, and the faction itself for 5. If you dont have it by now you shouldn't have it.

    I feel even worse for the very few people who have had bloodsail exalted before this, as the guy above me said.

    Bottom line I will simply ask everyone who calims to be the insane to link Shendralar, same way I tell every so called Battlemaster to link Justicar.

    Blizzard was right to remove it in the first place. I would LOVE to have Scarab Lord, but it can't be had anymore and so be it. I missed out. I didnt put in the time back when it was current content. Same should be said to those who did not complete the Insane on time.
    Agree on every point !
  1. Zwai's Avatar
    Oh, all the nerd rage tears are sooo delicious...

    Good for me, now I can get the achievement done in Cata at my own pace, big ol' casual that I am.
  1. Chell82's Avatar
    Major slap in the face for every1 who worked so hard for it ... i personally don`t have it but i know lots of guys on my server who spent tons of gold and hours getting this.
    You`re happy to announce the changes ... omg thannksss!!! Keep at it ... take away just about everything that makes you unique in this game just cause some slackers couldn`t bother to get this when they should have. Some1 here had a good point ... can we get Scarab Lord next mr blizz ? Pretty please with sugar on top ? You know i`ll just whine until you do otherwise....
  1. Yomiko's Avatar
    I'm crying laughing at the people demanding a special trade in for rare, unobtainable mounts for this rep grind. A feat of strength is nice for you guys, Blizzard may even be nice and give you "of the Shen'dralar" which isn't as cool as "the insane" but oh well.
  1. Mayhem's Avatar
    in what world was shendralar exalted hard to get? yep the last few weeks it was terrible with the pbd prices going up like "insane" ... the books drop like runecloth, goblins hated to friendly i got more than enough books, about 110 or so... phhsh ravenholdt was more of a pain and dont forget dmf pfahahaa
  1. Nekhetyo's Avatar
    Who else heard the funky beat of "Insane in the Brain" while reading this?

    Also, to you guys that already have exalted:

    It's the same principle when you buy a new car. If you've really struggled to save up money to finally buy the car you want, and some weeks after you've gotten it, the car company decides to give that model a 20% discount. What are you gonna do about it? Go back and demand that you get 20% of the money you spent back? When you agree to do something that is entirely optional, and when Blizzard nerfs it(Nerfing optional content lol) YOU are in no way entitled to the same "benefits" or whatever, if you've already completed the deal/event/grind or something else of the same principle.

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