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Breakfast Topic: Getting a certain achievement down

Rich Ostorero

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Whatever goes up must come down, right?

That isn't always the case in WoW. Between islands in the sky in Outland, a floating city in Northrend, and many other places from which to fall to your doom, WoW has many manifestations of gravity and its effects on your character. In the realm of gravity-based achievements, there is Going Down.

Most achievements offer just one way to earn them; either you have killed the Lich King, gone Insane In The Membrane, or killed enough turkeys, or you have not. There is just one way to get each of those achievements. But of all the achievements available in WoW, few have as many ways to earn it as Going Down.

Just survive a 60-foot fall.

I have earned this achievement many different ways. I have: dismounted with a mage and Ice Blocked before hitting the ground; dropped off a flying mount while drunk during Brewfest; attacked and been dismounted in flight by an Frostbrood drake; taken a running, mounted leap off the ledge in Stormwind Harbor.

Of course, there are always the laugh-about-them-later mistakes made before falling, like the time my shaman plunged into Stormwind Harbor for the lobster-gathering daily quest after dismissing from my flying mount ... only to forget that I'd cast Water Walking on myself. Or the time my DK had Path of Frost on during the long plunge into the pond before in AN. TPK.

What is the strangest way you have earned the achievement Going Down? What is the strangest thing to happen to you while falling down?

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