I love that it encompasses a huge variety of events and activites throughout the year. It requires you to run ridiculous errands, perform long grinds, and demonstrate ingenuity, cleverness, cooperation and determination. I have been working on this diligently for 2 years believing that if I keep working at it, I will finally get my Drake.
And then... School of Hard Knocks.
I haven't completely given up yet. I will keep trying this week. And maybe I will be lucky -- VERY lucky and actually pull this off in time. But I don't think so. I don't PVP. I don't do it, I don't understand it and I don't like it. I spent 4 hours last night getting stunlocked and nuked over and over and over again and did not get even CLOSE to completing ONE of the 4 requirements for this achievement. I am not familiar with the battlegrounds and I am so bad at this part of the game that I really don't think I have a prayer of completing this in one week – even if I completely give up playing every other part of the game and devote myself to this horrible chore. I could spend 40 nightmarish hours doing PVP this week and still not succeed.
Is it reasonable to create a massive PVE meta meta achievement and then add a poison PVP pill like this? I find it incredibly frustrating and disappointing. If the meta required you to complete these 4 objectives with no time limitation, I think it would be fine. I could continue to beat my head against the wall week after week and, Hey! maybe I would get better at pvp in the process and maybe even over time, I might come to ENJOY pvp just a little bit. This seems like a fair way to design a difficult achievement.
But I have ONE WEEK to achieve this goal that I am completely unprepared for. I don't have the gear and I don't have the skills. And it's just completely demoralizing. In order to achieve this goal I will likely have to wait another year and invest a bunch of time getting good at a game I don't like (PVP).
Good game design makes you want to play more. This makes me want to unsub.
Please Blizzard, I'm asking you as a loyal player who loves this game. Please take another look at this achievement. I don't think it brings much satisfaction to anyone, but it brings misery and pain to many many players who love the game.