World of Warcraft discusses Dragonflight crafting and finally removes the School of Hard Knocks achievement

It's a bit of a dog's breakfast


It’s been more than a decade since players first began searching for the Violet Proto-Drake mount from World of Warcraft’s holiday event meta-achievement, and in all that time people have cursed one particular achievement: The School of Hard Knocks. It’s an achievement that requires doing very specific things in battlegrounds with your orphan accompanying you during Children’s Week, proving excessively frustrating for players of all stripes. But no more will you be forced to endure it because Blizzard is removing that achievement from the requirements for the overall meta-achievement, thereby making it entirely optional! It only took 14 years!

Speaking of things only taking a rather long time to get changed, the developers have also posted a bunch of information about crafting in the upcoming Dragonflight expansion, which include plans to ensure that players can use crafted gear as the reliable equivalent of raid gear and the new “recrafting” system to upgrade existing crafting items to higher power. There’s also the usual weekly development recap that reminds players about things like the upcoming Sunwell raid series in The Burning Crusade Classic and recaps of the Warcraft Arclight Rumble announcement.

Source: Official Site (1, 2), Wowhead
Activision-Blizzard is considered a controversial gaming company owing to a long string of scandals over the last few years, including the Blitzchung boycott, mass layoffs, labor disputes, and executive pay fiasco. In 2021, the company was sued by California for fostering a work environment rife with sexual harassment and discrimination, the disastrous corporate response to which compounded Blizzard’s ongoing pipeline issues and the widespread perception that its online games are in decline. Multiple state and federal agencies are investigating the company as employees strike and call for Bobby Kotick’s resignation. As of 2022, the company is being acquired by no less than Microsoft.
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