I spotted a comment on Blessing of Kings:
[in part, Kris wrote:]
…its impossible to do a 25 man Naxx pug if they all require you to be 25 man Naxx geared in the first place. Seems odd to me.
[in part, periodic responded:]
…Having an achievement faking addon helps sometimes too.
I gaped at that for a while. Maybe I’m just naive.. but it never occured to me that someone might want to fake an achievement.
Turns out that there is an addon for that. I’m still kind of boggled by it.
Though.. it kind of makes sense. I was fiddling around with my Pally while in /lfg for a Naxx-10 (I was kinda bored) when I got an invite for an “Undying run”. I’m nervous about an in-guild “Undying” run.. but this guy was confident they could do it in a pug. Srsly.**
-If- I’d been gong-ho to get into the group I could have whispered the leader and linked achievements to convince him to invite me.. as it was, they were kind of desparate for an off-tank. Later on, in vent the guy forming the group confided that my Pally would make an excellent off-tank because “she has the T8-25 legs”.
UM yeah.. Tatia has T8-25 legs because they dropped.. in the Emalon fight.. while she was healing. The rest of her gear is blues and purples but my rotation is mostly crap. I barely know which buttons to press when tanking. It always feels like I’m on the edge of losing it.
So my T8-25 legs were kind of like a fake achievement. Except that I did actually earn them.. and I -had- done the work.
Anyway, it has never even occurred to me to link fake achievements.. The thought never crossed my mind. If I don’t have them then.. either I’m not good enough to get them.. and I shouldn’t be linking fake ones.. or they’re easy.. and I should get them already.
I just.. .. I don’t get it.
**The “Undying Pug” cleared Spider Wing and then made it to Gluth on Construct wing. A kiter died to zombie chow. I did come out of it with a T7 token piece.. and an Abyss Crystal.. so not -all- bad.