As of now, the Insane in the Membrane achievement tracker should be working properly for all players; however, retroactive credit was not applied for all players who were affected by the issue, and if you didn’t receive retroactive credit, you get to do it all over again.
Hey everybody, just wanted to clear this up since there was some confusion regarding the comment posted in the Hotfix Blog Post.
I’ll start with a bit of history. Prior to this hotfix, some players were encountering an issue where they wouldn’t get the Insane in the Membrane Feat of Strength awarded to them if they didn’t concurrently have the the required factions (namely the Goblin Cartels and Bloodsail Buccaneers) at the required rep level. This was a bug, as it’s no longer a requirement that you have all those reps at the required level at the same time.
In order to fix this, we had to slightly re-build how our achievement system tracks your character’s progress towards this Feat of Strength via Hotfix. This is likely why methods of “tracking” the Feat of Strength aren’t showing progress as they did before.
Now that the hotfix is applied, going forward you will now retain credit for any of these reputations even if you do something that makes you lose reputation with them. Additionally, we were able to grant retroactive credit towards the Bloodsail Buccaneers portion, as long as you had completed the Avast Ye, Admiral quest. Unfortunately no retroactive credit was provided to players who had reached exalted with any of the Goblin Cartel reputations. If you didn’t get the Feat of Strength after the hotfix was applied on April 14th, and you don’t currently have the four Goblin Cartel reputations at exalted, you’ll need to re-obtain those reputations again.
- Insane in the Membrane wasn’t giving credit properly, but has since been hotfixed.
- The system will now properly track and remember your reputation levels, even if you lose the rep levels needed.
- We were able to retroactively grant credit to some players for the Bloodsail Reputation requirement.
- If you were once exalted with Booty Bay or the other Cartel reputations but no longer are, you’ll need to get them back to exalted to get the Feat of Strength.
After a quick look, the achievement tracker seems to be displaying the criteria properly again, though I haven’t done any rigorous testing yet. And having to grind up Bloodsail back from 0/36000 Hated is not an appealing prospect. So Eberard may never get Insane; I’ll most likely start over again on a new character for my sixth Insane grind.
This looks like it’s going to be the final word; it’s impossible to grant credit without any sort of evidence having been logged by the servers, and the nature of this bug indicates that for a long time the achievement progress wasn’t being logged properly. Sorry for those of you who are stuck like Eberard. My advice would be to consider starting again on another character, if you don’t want to redo your missing reputation grinds.