Rank 1 titles, only a limited amount of people can get them per battlegroup.
People saying of the faction/bloodthirsty titles I have to disagree with now that it is account wide. With account wide HKs I am closing in on 500k while bloodthirsty is like 250k. It is definitely the most time consuming if starting from scratch I guess but it becomes so much easier now that it isn't character specific. As far as the hardest title I think it was the original Grand Marshall. The hardest achievement to get was probably W1 Sunwell.
My vote is for herald of the titans. PvP achievements are hard to get yes. But it also only takes 3 people. This requires 10 people to spend the time leveling, and properly gearing up. Yeah you could use Cata food/flasks but it's still not a faceroll achievement, and you've already spent the time doing everything else required. And it takes 3 times as many people do finish it as a 3s team does.
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For me, it's Loremaster, purely because it takes forever to get. Hell, I'm still working on it after 2+ years.
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Well, there's hard and then there's easy, but grindy. I'd have to say some pvp titles I suppose, like arena and stuff or Arena Master, but then again, i don't pvp and am not very good at it. I'm sure if I was in an only pvp guild who focused strictly on that stuff, it wouldn't be so bad.
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Anyone saying loremaster is wrong because I have loremaster and I'm lazy and unmotivated. It was actually kinda fun to get seeing as I did it after cataclysm redid the lowbie zones (and made the achievement even easier...) so I got to see the new stuff. Plus there are mods and shit to help keep track of it and everything, it's not like it requires skill of any kind. Just... do quests. A lot.
Keeping that in mind, anything that just requires a grind or just making sure you do stuff that anyone can do is not by any definition 'hard to get'. We're talking more maybe some arena achievements or applicable raid achievements (current content). Not shit anyone can get just by pouring lots of time into it, like loremaster.
Whichever one that is, idk. Whatever it is, I don't have it.
Currently I Believe the hardest titles to get are those that require "Realm First" achievements.
<name>, Conqueror of Naxxramas
<name>, Death's Demise
Grand Crusader <name>
Obsidian Slayer <name>
<name> the Celestial Defender
<name> the Magic Seeker
It is still possible to obtain these, I was told you have to server transfer when a brand new server is made, Even "Scarab Lord <name>" is available to fresh servers. If this is false, and I am mistaken, then I feel "The Insane" is the toughest in my opinion.
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All new servers come with AQ open, so Scarab Lord is no longer available.
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One of the more frustrating titles i obtained i can think of is "Brawler". Maybe it was because i was a rogue. It requires "some" skills and some luck once you get to rank 8.
"The Undaunted" is not a tittle you see that often on my server. Obviously it doesnt mean squat, but together with Gold CM transmog people will know for sure that you went through a ton of trouble to get it.
Any type of luck based title like "Salty" and "Camel-hoarder" damn near impossible to get now thx to CRZ.
I would not say any title is hard to get except the rank 1 pvp titles and realm 1st PvE titles.
Myself having Bloodthirsty and the Insane, both were grinds. I had the bloodthirsty in cata before acc shared HK's simply because I was an avid PvPer.
Insane however... never again.
R1 title is the hardest if you play a class that's gimped every expansion, thus requiring you to reroll to achieve it. Also, it's a grind aswell as insane achievement, grinding arenas whole tier so I don't get why you call out Insane in The Membrane and Bloodthirsty achievements easy grinds...
All title achievements are grinds, you can't get r1 in a week.
the hardest titles to get are those that requires skill to get them i.e boss titles and high ranking pvp titles.
the hard titles to get are those that requires insane grind/RNG, i.e the insane, loremaster, salty, chef and so forth.
this probably one of the main reasons "hardcore" people still avocate of the removal of boss titles being removed after new tiers are removed.
I'm gonna have to say "the insane" but the one that included the shendralar as well. That was a pain. Loremaster is not hard at all. I got that before cata hit and then i went back and "got" it again, completing all the zones for the second time in the new content. Bit tedious yes, but definitely not hard. It was much more difficult to get loremaster before cata when you might be missing 1 quest in a zone and never be able to find it cause it was a dropped quest :P
Finding a group isn't extremely hard either, just use the OpenRaid site, theres always a few herald groups forming. I've just been too lazy/busy to sign up for one but I will get around to it here one of these days
I really don't want to say R1 titles are the hardest;
Merely because I've met so many people who cheated their way to get them through DDoS and wintrading.
I just can't value it anymore; It's really hard to tell if somebody bought their way to it, cheated or legitimately fought tooth and nail against all that BS for it.
Same thing with regular Gladiator - Although I love and respect the Gladiators I know who pushed legitimately.
Sadly; Outside maybe "The Fearless" at this very moment it's the only thing that can count.
Herald also isn't hard at all;
It's just one weird time sink. I'm just about finished gearing up my Warlock and it wasn't hard in the slightest. Friends just helped literally carry my poor lock through 3-4 instances a week for 2 months and we're just waiting on a ring to drop that fits the ilevel before we go in and blow the place up due to talent changes.
Several server first titles according to some of the people I play with who have them also weren't hard.
On a few servers the people who raced to 80 nabbed Magic Seeker just because they got to pull Malygos first; Weren't even guilded. Just a "PuG".
I'd say at this point there's very little that will beat a Wotlk Realm First or any rank 1 arena title. The most difficult ones atm would probably be heroic sha, archaeology, and relic hunter.