WoW Account Merging! Unfair or Not?
There are some folks I know who were able to convince Blizzard to merge their original WoW account with another WoW account they decidedly bought for real money. “Buy WoW account!” I don’t know how they did it, but they did. With a shit ton of achievements, mounts, and other goodies unlocked on their account, they have unfairly made it look like they actually worked on those things for a very long time.
Probably the saltiest achievement some of them have is the “Arena Master” title they obtained from merging the bought WoW account with theirs. I seriously worked my ass off for that title with so many countless hours of trash talking, praising, being praised, and general socializing. I do NOT like talking to people! But that achievement right there was just too delicious and prestigious in my eyes that I just HAD to go for it. And then here comes my buddy sporting the Arena Master title like it was nothing.
Makes me think that Blizzard shouldn’t have ever made it at all possible to do any sort of WoW account merging, but it was originally intended for those old accounts pre-WotLK in order to get associated to a battle.net account. Still, it just screams “unfair” in my point of view because a lot of people really work on their WoW account only to have their effort negated by some asshat that apparently has a fatter wallet.
Mounts are another aspect I’m salty about with most WoW account buyers because they get all the nifty mounts that are so rare, it’s easier to find a needle in a haystack. Not to mention the limited-time mounts like the “Ahead of the Curve” wolf mount obtained from finishing Siege of Orgrimmar on at least Normal (as it was called at the time). I can’t tell you how many Garrosh kill groups I got into Oqueue just for a chance to take down that stupidly orange orc. One group after another, almost all of the groups I’d get into would fail due to their inability to perform mechanics, listen to instructions, or just being bad overall. It was a horrid experience trying to pug something with a lot of needed team synergy.
I’m sure you can imagine how easy it is for folks that merge those high-end WoW accounts with theirs get a HUGE advantage in these achievements. PvP groups tend to invite them and PvE groups wouldn’t even think twice about a guy who has a ton of Ahead of the Curve achievements. It’s a big deal and gets me salty a lot.