Getting an A Rank in WoW

#1 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

Can somebody who has an A rank tell me what it takes to actually get their Giant Bomb ranking in WoW to an A?  The B range seems incredibly large.  I'm by no means complete, but I have a solid little collection.  I have 6280 points and 605 achievements.   I'm interested in actual numbers.  I'd like to know the scores people with an A have and any B's that are higher than me.
#2 Posted by gakon (1952 posts) -

If I recall from when the system was first introduced, the letter rankings are a pseudo-bell curve.  So it's all relative, based on how many points everyone else on the site has (with the exception of the S-rank, which requires you have everything).  That being said there is probably always a fixed point you can pass to get to A, but it's always changing based on how many points everyone else has. 
 
Couldn't tell you what that magic number is, but if you can find someone with an A you might have a good idea.  The range of B's would suggest that there are a lot of people with similar amounts of points in WoW on the site.

#3 Posted by Tyashki (213 posts) -

All I can tell you is that its more than my 7800 achievement points. 
 
Its probably over 9000.... *facepalm*

#4 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -
@Tyashki said:
"All I can tell you is that its more than my 7800 achievement points.  Its probably over 9000.... *facepalm* "

Dammit, that is what I get for dreaming.  The B range really covers an intense span of WoW achievement.  Everyone needs to register every one of their underplayed alts right now.  On the upside (for Tyashki) I found an A with 8010. Right now it's between 7825 and 8010.   I still don't know if the number of achievements you have factors in, but with WoW the vast majority are 10 points so I bet the effect would be almost unnoticable. 
#5 Posted by gakon (1952 posts) -
@YoungFrey: I would assume it's only points that determine your rank, although I'm not sure if you need, say, all the zero-point achievements in a game to get an S-Rank.
#6 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

No idea, but getting the Insane in the Membrane achievement should automatically get you an S-Rank, imo. People crazy enough to do that acheivement have basically beat WoW, imo (Not that I've done it, I'm not that stupid >.>). 

#7 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -
@PixelPrinny: I dunno... people on my server seem to grind that out pretty quick.  Not that I've done it either.  WoW is a timesink enough... I didn't need to timesink myself worse with a quest like that.
#8 Posted by soccerkid82 (35 posts) -

I hate to be annoying...and I know this may not be the right place for this--but I can't even link my WoW account to GB.  Any chance you guys could tell me what I need to do to link it up to start tracking achievements?

#9 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -
@soccerkid82: From your profile page, click the Achievements tab.  Then click the Manage Your Accounts button on the left.  That should bring up a box asking what type of account.  Select WoW.  Enter realm and character.  Voila!
#10 Posted by NoXious (1353 posts) -
@soccerkid82:
The same way you do any other platform. Go to Achievements -> Select the "Manage Your Accounts" option. Pick the World of Warcraft Icon. Put the proper continent - realm and name of the character into the screen that should've popped up.

And tada! It's that easy! :-D

#11 Posted by oatz (1103 posts) -

I haven't linked my account, but I have 9500 points. Would that qualify as A, S or B?

#12 Posted by soccerkid82 (35 posts) -

If I put in my name and realm properly but it says my account doesn't exist?  Then what do i do?

#13 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -
@soccerkid82: Are you making sure that you have the proper Euro or North American designation?   Make sure your character shows up in the official wow armory, since that's where the information gets pulled from.
#14 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -
@oatz said:
"I haven't linked my account, but I have 9500 points. Would that qualify as A, S or B? "

9500 would get you an A.  S is only from every achievement, so I think that is impossible for WoW, since there are a number of Feats of Strength you can't earn.  Even if it only counted pointed achievements it's over 13,000 and there are but maybe a handfull of people on earth who qualify. 
#15 Posted by Zithe (1045 posts) -
@soccerkid82:  I think you have to have played your character in the last few months for Blizzard to keep your character's information up to date.
#16 Posted by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -
@YoungFrey said:
" @oatz said:
"I haven't linked my account, but I have 9500 points. Would that qualify as A, S or B? "
9500 would get you an A.  S is only from every achievement, so I think that is impossible for WoW, since there are a number of Feats of Strength you can't earn.  Even if it only counted pointed achievements it's over 13,000 and there are but maybe a handfull of people on earth who qualify.  "
Feats don't count since they have no point value, but S would entail you being one of the handful of people in the world with every achievement in the game - and then it would drop once the expansion ships.  I wouldn't use WoW as a great example of a game for the Giant Bomb achievement tracking since it is consistently #1 due to the millions of people that play it on a daily basis, it's for all intents impossible to get an S rank, and it's nature as an MMO makes it unique from all other games in the system.
 
Frankly I think it should be exempt from it since it's like having Farmville on the site - which would be #1 permanently if it were.
#17 Posted by IBurningStar (2189 posts) -
@PixelPrinny said:
" No idea, but getting the Insane in the Membrane achievement should automatically get you an S-Rank, imo. People crazy enough to do that acheivement have basically beat WoW, imo (Not that I've done it, I'm not that stupid >.>).  "
They are actually making that one a bit easier to get in Cataclysm, due to you not having to get Shendelar anymore. I knew I was going to get Bloodsail Admiral with my rogue so I was careful about not doing cartel quests, cause I didn't want to make the grind longer than necessary. After spending a couple hours working on Bloodsail I had it done. Then I did a bunch of turn ins to fix my cartel rep. After doing all the quests I skipped over while leveling I am almost exalted with all 4 goblin cities. That puts the achievement well within reach now. I only have to do two grinds, and Darkmoon isn't even that time consuming if you have the gold to buy the needed materials.
#18 Posted by soccerkid82 (35 posts) -

again, hate to keep beating a dead horse--but Its still not working...my character's name is Aliondar...i'm on the U.S. boulderfist server...how is that not found?...i've just played tonight

#19 Posted by Tyashki (213 posts) -

Try a different character, see if it works. 
 
Maybe all the Xbox achievement malarkey is affecting it.

#20 Edited by gakon (1952 posts) -

Actually, the World of Warcraft Armory has been shut down and now redirects to the new WoW community site, which is at battle.net/wow.  All the same stuff exists there, but the Whiskey gang is going to have to, once again, rework their tools to compensate for a webstie redesign.

#21 Posted by Gorehorn (90 posts) -
@gakon5 said:
" Actually, the World of Warcraft Armory has been shut down and now redirects to the new WoW community site, which is at battle.net/wow.  All the same stuff exists there, but the Whiskey gang is going to have to, once again, rework their tools to compensate for a webstie redesign. "
I highly doubt that. It works for European realms (GiantBomb tracked mine just fine) and is integrated into the new Community site, i suspect this is a server issue specific to America. Give it a day or two and everything should be fine.
#22 Posted by Gorehorn (90 posts) -
@soccerkid82: 
 
Level your dude up some more, it won't be visible to the public unless it's level 10+.

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