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
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  1. Therec's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fierraisgr8 View Post
    No way anyone could get it done in a week, even with Shen'dralar removed. Stop being so dramatic. Saying people deserve ANOTHER title or even a mount (lolol) for grinding out a rep they decided to grind out simply for the original FoS/title is ridiculous. Be happy Blizzard cares enough to give you guys an extra FoS for the work you put in, I think that is nice of them considering they could just take out Shen'dralar rep and be done with it.
    Actually except for the Shen'dralar (which was because there were very few PBDs in the AH) It took me less than a week of time played to get it. Goblins took me 2 days of grinding Free Knot, Bloodsail only took me 5 hours of farming Booty Bay Bruisers, and on my rogue it only took me 2 days of farming LBRS for the lockboxes. DMF was easy b/c there were tons of Prisms, Chaos, and Undeath decks in the AH for 200-300g each.
  1. Myzrael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fierraisgr8 View Post
    No way anyone could get it done in a week, even with Shen'dralar removed. Stop being so dramatic. Saying people deserve ANOTHER title or even a mount (lolol) for grinding out a rep they decided to grind out simply for the original FoS/title is ridiculous. Be happy Blizzard cares enough to give you guys an extra FoS for the work you put in, I think that is nice of them considering they could just take out Shen'dralar rep and be done with it.
    I actually got it done in a week. I've spent 10hours per day farming stuff for Shen'dralar, with help of my girlfriend and 30k+gold invested, but I got it done in a week.
  1. Teerack's Avatar
    they removed the one part i was too lazy to do. im so happy
  1. omglazor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Therec View Post
    Come 4.0.3 all this FoS is going to require is maybe 25k gold for the decks if you don't make any yourself, and a 1 week of effort for the rep grinds. The alchemy mount will be more resource intensive than this FoS, and that's just depressing.

    Also, to the people telling us to QQ more. Would you be fine if blizzard removed WSG rep as a requirement for Justicar, or you only had to do AV and Isle of Conquest for Battlemaster. How about removing H Sindragosa and H Putricide from the ICC 25 drake achievement. We're not mad that others will have our title, we're mad because our rare Title will be shared by people that put in half the effort we did.
    Actually, I'd be quite fine with that - I really don't care who else has the ICC25 mount/achievement besides my guild. It's a bunch of pixels that give people an undeserved sense of self-importance, especially in case of achievs like Justicar which is a straight rep grind. Yey, you were able to grind WSG for 12 hours/day - here's a cookie, but can you actually PvP? - that is the ultimate test of a PvPer, not some title.
  1. polonadis's Avatar
    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.
    What do they mean by this? how beating on the guards a bit longer will help questing in STV?
  1. spyke's Avatar
    "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."

    What does this mean exactly? How making it possible to gain exalted with Bloodsail Buccaneers by killing Booty Bat Bruisers will prevent it to negatively affect Cataclysm quest progression? :S
  1. Sett's Avatar
    This just got easier. Pity that people don't have to do hard grinds anymore for things. :/
  1. AlysonMeyer's Avatar
    Woot! Exalted Bloodsails incoming!
  1. The Last DJ's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Shine on, you crazy diamonds.



    I've forgotten and disregarded everything else in this post except for the fact that a blue quoted Pink Floyd. God bless you, Blizzard.
  1. Whalephant's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldendragonuk View Post
    lol after watching blizzcon and some dude saying the achievement isn't gonna be available i decided to just do cloth turn ins lil annoyed now that im hated with bloodsail
    As long as you got to honored with Bloodsail before you started doing that, you're fine.
  1. Hean's Avatar
    So uh....are we gonna have ANY challenges left ? Like when the Insane actually was a challenge? ...This is just stupid. They did it with several titles of the past, why can't they do it with the insane? Urgh.
  1. Injek's Avatar
    W/e, the real "insane" people are the ones who got it long before there was an achievement for it.
  1. Brittany's Avatar
    I don't quite get all the upset from the people farming shendralar.

    Now instead of getting 1 feat of strength and a title, you get 2 feats of strength and a title.

    Also to the people complaining about things being "handed out" this is nothing new. I spent months farming Timbermaw rep in TBC, getting 1 point for every furlbog i killed. When Wrath hit, they made it so anyone with a few hours spare could get it.

    Your reward is knowing you did it when it was actually worth something.
  1. Lausten's Avatar
    Okay.. So something I was thinking about now.. They say that you can get exalted with Bloodsail Buccaneers from just killing the Bruisers? That means that's gonna be something im gonna do for sure. But how do I bring back my Steamwheedle Cartel reputation, as I heard something about Knot Thimblejack being removed from Dire Maul, or not giving reputation at least..
  1. Palanittus28's Avatar
    This is a terrible decision. The title is "The Insane", implying an extreme amount of time, effort, and gold to complete. Removing the longest and most annoying of the exalted requirements to leave the title in the game greatly reduces the significance of the title and is a slap in the face to all of those players who truly are insane and have already taken the special measures to secure Shen'dralar reputation. Giving those players another feat of strength just for being Shen'dralar exalted is a weak fix when you are weakening their awesome title they worked so hard to procure. I'm very disappointed with this decision.
  1. Chaoyll's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Lylirra (Blue Tracker)
    Shine on, you crazy diamonds.
    <3

    I've been too lazy to try and get this title. I always told myself that when I decide to quit WoW, the last thing I'll do is get this title.

    And anyone who thinks that this is bad news just because they have the title already is just being selfish.
  1. Cablecow's Avatar
    Blizzard must be loving how well achievements worked , who would have thought that people would care so much about such a stupid reward for so much time and gold spent in this game.
  1. Whalephant's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hean View Post
    So uh....are we gonna have ANY challenges left ? Like when the Insane actually was a challenge? ...This is just stupid. They did it with several titles of the past, why can't they do it with the insane? Urgh.
    I'm not so sure this will be easy. The biggest factor are the rumors about Knot Thimblejack's quest being removed from DM North. If this is true, the grind to exalted with all the goblin factions will be absolutely brutal compared to running DM North over and over.

    Can anyone confirm that his quest is gone in beta?
  1. Salaction160's Avatar
    nice! had to laugh at the Shen'dralar rep part.. some friends of mine have gone crazy farming it this past weeks xD
    And they only farmed for the insane title???? Cuz i just wanted the Feat of Str so i'll get another for the shen'dralar that noone else has. so idc =P
  1. Tag of Fire's Avatar
    I grinded Bloodsail Buccaneers to 999/1000 Exalted and now they're making it easy as hell. Oh goody.
    QQ. =(

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