I created a human rogue specifically for this achievement. Leveled it enough so that I could go and kill the syndicate mobs in the Alterac Mountains easily. After days of grinding that rep to honored status, I decided to level my rogue more so that I could steal the junk boxes for the Ravenholdt rep easily.
In this entire process, I made sure I skipped every quest zone, even dungeon quests, that would give me rep with the goblins and lowered my rep with the Bloodsail Buccaneers.
I leveled my rogue to about 60ish and I started to steal junk boxes from Black rock spire and outside the dungeon where the orcs are in formation. In total I must have stolen about 1,000+ boxes.
I leveld 6 professions on my rogue (2 primary and 4 secondary), enough so that I would get the Darkmoon faire quests for rep.
I then went back to the Alterac Mountains. Set my guild standard and started to kill just 3 mobs by the port there so that I could raise my reputation with the bloodsail buccaneers from hostile to honored. From -36,000 to +12,000. I spent countless hours of monotonous rep grinding. Every night i would do that.
After countless hours, I finally reached honored status with the bloodsail buccaneers. Of course I was now hated by all of the 4 goblin cities (i.e. ratchet, gadgetzan, booty bay, everlook).
I was now honored with the bloodsail buccaneers, however I wanted to make sure that the achievement was as all the guides I've read said-- that I DIDN'T need to have honored status with the bloodsail bucaneers and be exalted with all of the 4 goblin cities at the same time. I decided to get that in writing by Blizzard and submitted a ticket so that a GM would confirm that.
I got a ticket response from a GM that was not all that clear. So I submitted a second ticket pertaining to this issue. The second GM told me via live in-game chat that the guides were correct that I DID NOT need to be honored with the bloodsail pirates and exalted with the goblins at the same time. I got that in writing! Yea i was happy!
So, then I started to try and restore my reputation back with the goblins so that I could get from hated status to neutral and start doing their quests. I farmed cloth and bought cloth... a ton of it and turned it in to restore my reputation with the goblins. I would farm the lower level dungeons for this cloth many times and the rest I bought.
Every time I would turn it in, my rep with the goblins went up but of course my rep with the bloodsail buccaneers went down as well. However, I had confirmation in writing that I didn't need to have those reps at the same time. So I was good.
I proceeded to do every single quest that would give me reputation with the goblins in the entire world of azeroth. All the quests.
I reached mostly honored status with the 4 goblin cities upon completion of all the quests offered in Azeroth that gave me reputation with the Steemweedle cartel goblins.
So then I started to kill and kill and kill to get from honored status to exalted with the Steemweedle cartel cities. I went to Tanaris, Stranglethorn, to the island next to ratchet and did another set of countless hours of grinding and grinding for rep. Countless hours of killing pirates.
After many hours I was finally exalted with all of the 4 goblin cities.
I then decided to finish stealing the boxes to get exalted status with the Ravenholdt faccion in Alterac Mts.
I would steal the boxes and go eat the food from the pilgrim's bounty so that I would get 10% more rep and go turn them in. For about 20 mobs I stole from, I would get 1 or 1.5 boxes. I mostly went to lower blackrock spire. This was a long process and the drop rate of those boxes I was told that it had been significantly lowered now. It took many and many trips to get all the junk boxes I need to get for 21,000 points of reputation.
By now, I had reached exalted with Ratchet, Everlook, Gadgetzan, Booty Bay, and the Ravenholdt. Therefore I decided it was time to get exalted with the Darkmoon Faire now.
I was so happy that it was the last thing I needed to do and that I will finally have the "Insane in the Membrane" title. I was going to put it on all of my toons. I was so excited.
However, it took me 3 months to get from neutral to exalted with the Darkmoon faire. I did every daily they offered, I turned in every quest possible (i.e. Monstrous egg, etc). I bought most of them. And since I had also leveled 2 primary and all secondary professions I was able to do those quests as well.
I finally reached exalted with the Darkmoon Faire last night. I stayed up till 3 am my time to turn in those quests and finally get my long awaited title. I was about to turn in the quest that I knew would take me to 21,000 or exalted status, but before that I told my friends in mumble..... Everyone was waiting to see my achievement come up in the guild. However, when I turned it in I didn't get the achievement. I only got the 10 reputation to exalted achievement that I earned with that specific character.
I was so shocked that I didn't get my title. Everyone told me to put in a ticket that it was probably a mistake and that a GM should be able to fix it.
I submitted a ticket and went to bed. I logged in the next day and I found a ticket response. The response said that I now needed to have both the bloodsail bucaneers and the 4 goblin cities reputations at the same time. This completely contradicted what the same Blizzard GMs have told me in writing months prior. The ticked furthered mentioned that this was a new change that was implemented in 5.0.4 and the GM sends me a link to those patch notes.
I read all of the patch notes and there was ABSOLUTELY NOTHING written about the so-called new change to the "Insane in the Membrane" title.
I was so frustrated and I decided to submit another ticket. A few minutes later I get a live in-game chat response from a GM by the user name of Thunrix.
He begun by telling me that he was one of the GMs that six months prior confirmed me that I didn't need to have the Bloodsail bucanneers and the goblin cities reputations at the same time. But that it has now been changed. He told me in a very robotic manner that there was nothing they could do. He kept repeating that it was the rules and that when he told me 6 months ago that I didn't need to be honored with the BB and exalted with the goblins at the same time he was right but that now Blizzard changed it.
He kept saying that he understood my frustration and even typed smiley faces. For me at this point, that was a joke made straight to my face. And I made it known that I was upset and that I worked so freaking hard killing mobs and mobs for months. But like a machine he kept repeating that there was nothing he could do and that he was going to send me a good guide for the achievement. Mind you that I looked and read every comment of dozens of guides.
I asked this GM where was it written that the achievement was changed by Blizzard. He told me it was not written anywhere and that it was just an internal change. How was I then supposed to know?
He kept repeating that he understood how I feld but that the title was very hard to get. As if I didn't know that after months and months of grinding reputation every night, after stealing 1,000+ boxes, after actually leveling my human rogue specifically for this title.
So essentially I was told that I would need to do 70% of what I have already painfully achieved by countless hours of grinding again.
I am now very demoralized. I do not know what to do. I am upset and frustrated and I feel like I have been played by blizzard.