Topic Insane in the Membrane
So I've been seeing quite a bit of talk about this achievement being somewhat bugged since the release of Mop, particularly the tracking of rep achieved previous to the expansions release. However I haven't been able to find clear answers (even from blue posts) regarding individual cases. So I was wondering if anyone could help me out with some knowledge before I shoot myself in the foot with this achievement.
My current rep:
DMF - Exalted (during Mop)
Bloodsail - 4.6k/12k Honored (during Cata)
Ravenholdt - Haven't started
Steamwheedle - Hated with all four.
So basically my question is, if I start raising my reputation with the steamwheedle factions and lower my bloodsail rep, will I lose my bloodsail rep progress towards the achievement?
Thanks for any input
55 Orc Death Knight
I got this from the newest comment on Wowhead: (http://www.wowhead.com/title=145#comments):
A word of warning as of 28/01/2013
Hi Qwes, I run a website with walk-throughs for Insane in the Membrane and other achievements and ever since the release of Patch 5.0.4 (just before MoP was released) I have received feedback from several people about the achievement being bugged.
From what followers have told me and what I've found on the forums, you are now required to keep your Bloodsail reputation at Honored and grind all the way from Hated to Exalted with the Steamwheedle Cartel through killing pirates. If you do the cloth turn-ins to get back to Neutral with the Steamwheedle, or if you do wait to do Bloodsail last as the post above describes, you will not receive the achievement. The issue the poster above describes is not with logging out, he still wouldn't have received the achievement if he had stayed logged in all night.
The good news is it looks like your achievement hasn't been messed up since you're still hated with the Steamwheedle and honored with the Bloodsail. The bad news is the achievement will take you longer than you may have originally anticipated.
I have updated my guide with this strategy of completing the achievement and if you are looking for specific details you can see my full guide at: http://enviitheinsane.com/insane-in-the-membrane/
Hope that helps.