Time to finish the bucket list

Updated (2010/11/10): Insane in the Membrane and Avast Ye, Admiral will now be obtainable in Cataclysm!
Updated (2010/11/04): Added Herald of the Titans to the list of achievements going away.
Updated (2010/10/26): Added Insane in the Membrane and Avast Ye, Admiral! to the list.

On December 7th, the next expansion “Cataclysm“, will be out and you will be free to roam brand new content. New zones, new races, new dungeons, new raids, etc.

However, don’t forget that the actual cataclysm (patch 4.0.3) will happen to our world before the expansion is released. I expect this patch to be deployed one to two weeks before the actual release, but I’m no Boubouille so I could be wrong.

Patch 4.0.3 will bring the shattering of our world, which will put in all the new lvl1-60 content that Blizzard has made. This means that if you ever wanted to do this or that old quest, now is the time to do it. It’ll soon be gone, forever!

Me after having completed the final quest in the "Scepter of Shifting Sands" questline

Confirmed to be removed in 4.0.3:

Not removed

  • Deathcharger’s Reins from Stratholme – The instance is being split up into two separate instances and the mount now drops from the new boss Aurius Rivendare instead of the Baron.
  • Glory of the Ulduar Raider & Glory of the Icecrown Raider(10 or 25-man) and the corresponding mount rewards. Do note that these mounts aren’t 310% anymore and won’t grant you Mastery riding for free.
  • Herald of the Titans achievement. While this seems like an obvious one to go away, it hasn’t been removed yet and I hope it won’t. I think this achievement will still be fittingly challenging at lvl85 since you are required to wear ilvl226 (or lower) gear. Of course it can’t be as challenging as it is now, but it won’t be steamrollable. And it requires a lot of preparation which will bring back several people to older content over and over. This is a good thing and Blizzard generally likes this kind of design. This achievement is now a feat of strength on the beta servers. 😦
  • The Loremaster – It’s still there and has been altered for the better. The previous Loremaster of Kalimdor and Loremaster of Eastern Kingdoms have been updated to resemble the Outland and Northrend equivalents which has an achievement per zone instead of 500+ quests in each continent. Also, the meta achievement requires you to complete quests in the new zones
  • World Explorer – Still there. Now requires the new Cataclysm zones as well as the old ones.
  • Insane in the Membrane – Blizzard changed their mind on this, it will now be obtainable in Cataclysm.
  • Avast Ye, Admiral! – Blizzard changed their mind on this, it will now be obtainable in Cataclysm.

Have I missed anything? If you find something of relevance missing, please let me know so I can update the list. Thanks!



About Gavendo

I write a World of Warcraft blog called "Rapid Fire" on the topics; hunters, pets and achievement hunting.
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9 Responses to Time to finish the bucket list

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  2. Knaledge says:

    Hey – I just wanted to let you know that I love what you’re up to on your blog and I sincerely appreciate this post.

    Thank you very much! I look forward to reading more from you in the future! 🙂

  3. Gavendo says:

    Why thank you, that’s very kind! 🙂

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  5. Knaledge says:

    Is “Bane of the Fallen King” (and even Kingslayer) being removed as well? I thought I had read a blue post stating as much but I can’t find it.

    What about Crimson Deathcharger?

    • Gavendo says:

      So far there has been no mentioning of removing any achievement or title that is obtainable in Icecrown Citadel. And any removal of Shadowmourne and it’s rewards haven’t been mentioned either.

      They have said that they will consider making Shadowmourne obtainable in 10-man Icecrown Citadel due to the new model in Cataclysm where legendarys are gonna be obtainable in 10- and 25-man mode.
      If they do, that will ofc mean more possible Crimson Deathchargers out there eventually. 🙂


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