This is the ideal achievement, in our eyes -- it's simple enough that anyone can do it with a little commitment, but silly enough that without putting the time in, you probably wouldn't do it on your own. We're sure players will find lots of ways to level it up fast (banish a demon in an instance, put your weapon away, and start swinging), but it's a great idea for an achievement, and will add a good wrinkle of fun to maxing out your character completely.
This is probably the ultimate completionist Achievement -- not only do you have to find all of these books, but you have to read each page of them. We're surprised the achievement is only worth 10 points -- finding all of these tomes in all the different instances and areas they're in will be quite a quest.
Blizzard gets a bonus for referencing the South Park episode here, but the real reason we like this Achievement is that it should lead to plenty of funny battleground scenes. Lots of people do the /spit emote on a corpse after a rough battle, but have you given a /hug lately?
Well that's one way to make AV matches shorter. There's a "6 minutes" achievement for each of the battlegrounds, but Alterac will probably be the most astounding to see -- considering that matches used to last for hours (or even days), seeing a team finishing the whole battleground in just six minutes will definitely be great.
In addition to having a great name, this achievement will likely make for some interesting Arathi Basin matches -- the best way to grab it will likely be to have a timed rally within the last few seconds, so close games will likely be made even closer -- both sides will be scrambling for those last 10 points.
This is the other great thing Achievements can do -- they can make instances that don't have Heroic modes get Heroic goals. There are a few of these "Hardcore" achievements that ask raiders to take down bosses with less than the maximum amount of people aboard. It already happens sometimes -- Karazhan is routinely run with nine or even eight people (or less), but Achievements are a great way to reward people epic enough to be really hardcore even when the game doesn't provide that level of content for them.
This is definitely the best-titled of all the old world reputation achievements, and as anyone who's ever grinded out Timbermaw rep will attest, there's a reason it's worth 15 points while most of the others are worth 10. As if those Felwood bears weren't camped enough, now there'll be another whole slew of people running back to slay some Furbolgs.
As you can see, there are plenty of holiday achievements to be gotten for all of the holidays, but Hallow's End is our favorite, and this achievement should make for some hilarious trade messages during the event. "Will pay 20g to be turned into a Leper Gnome, please!" It's a completionist's dream, and exactly the kind of thing that makes social games like this one so fun.
There are a few of these "time limit" achievements for daily quests, but considering that the Blade's Edge bombing run is our favorite daily quest, this two-minute limit will be a lot of fun to beat. You'll have to be a real Skyguard to miss all the Fel Fire flying around up there -- we can't wait.
Any achievement that will send us back into the old world instances gets a thumbs up from us, and this one does just that. In addition to keys from the newer instances, both Northrend and Outland, the Keymaster (Ghostbusters for the win!) sends you back into Scarlet Monastery, Stratholme, and even that bane of lowbie instance runners, Gnomeregan, to see some of the best content Blizzard has ever made.