July 17, 2008

Achievements Everywhere! (Now in WoW)

What started with Xbox 360 achievements and continued on to Steam achievements and Playstation trophies, has carried on to another medium, World of Warcraft. WoW will be getting achievements in the upcoming expansion Wrath of the Lich King. Here is the official word:

"World of Warcraft’s achievements system will launch with more than 500 individual achievements covering every aspect of gameplay, including world exploration, PvE, PvP, professions, and character development; from the purely whimsical to the truly epic, there will be something for everyone. Some achievements come with in-game rewards such as tabards, vanity pets, and titles. All of these rewards are purely cosmetic and just for fun, but you’ll certainly stand out when you proudly display them."

Sounds interesting, I like the idea that Blizzard (or ActiBlizz) is making achievements more than points and taking it to an asthetic level. Maybe Microsoft can learn to use something like this for their upcoming Avatar system.

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