Or by removed do they simply mean that they still exist but will be unobtainable after the new version hits and forever linger in everyone's UI, which is something completely different.
I really want to know if I'll be a fool rushing and putting in a lot of effort doing something silly like 50 behests at Camp BlackBush to fill my achievement book up before 2.0 just to have it not count due to a misunderstanding on my part.
I can understand the achievements which are compatible with the new world and game version carrying over as completed. But I'm confused if you mean the ones on the list to be culled will also if they're already completed currently for a player. As I had originally read it to mean that they were not going to carry over at all (completed or not) but your comment sounds like they will.
The achievements are being discontinued, not removed.
Most likely, however, if you haven't gotten the achievement you won't get a permanent empty spot on your record but it just won't show, and most likely, the achievement points will never be used for anything. So the only advantage to doing this is for the OCD and Title Collectors.
The larger question here is, "are we, in the long run, going to be 'punished' for not doing this now?".
Or there might be a "discontinued" category in the achievements page.
Punished is a strong word. More like, are we going to really feel it by having less options than others if we don't do this right now while we still can, or is it simply something we'll never notice again.
Last edited by Taelia; 08-01-2012 at 10:58 PM.
While views about achievements will differ from person to person, we feel that achievements that were accomplished during the current version of the game should be reflected in A Realm Reborn. With that said we will be making it so points gained from achievements in the current version are carried over to ARR, and those achievements will remain displayed in the achievement UI as well.
Also keep in mind that incomplete achievements from the current version that will no longer be available in ARR will not be displayed in the achievement UI.
Bethany "Rukkirii" Stout - Community Team