I’m Sorry, I Majored In Art, Not English

My sister, on the other hand, is all over that crazy grammatical stuff, and will be getting a shiney new degree in less than a month to prove it! *grats sis!*

Too bad she doesn’t play WoW.

What I’m talking about is a recent change to the Ulduar versions of Undying/Immortal. The tooltip has been adjusted. It now reads:

  • Champion of Ulduar – Defeat each boss in Ulduar on Normal Difficulty without allowing any raid member to die to that boss at any point during that raid lockout period.
  • Conqueror of Ulduar – Defeat each boss in Ulduar on Heroic Difficulty without allowing any raid member to die to that boss at any point during that raid lockout period.

The underlined portion is the new part, and this was pasted directly from This Post on MMO Champion.

When I first read it I got myself into quite a tizzy, thinking that now Ulduar Undying/Immortal will need to be completed (all bosses) within one lockout period. But then, the legendary <Unemployed> shoutbox ran to the rescue.

“… at any point during that raid lockout period” is an adverbial modifying the object “boss”, but not the subject itself. Hopefully that’s intentional.

Meaning that, this change in the wording was implemented to make it necessary to kill the boss, without anybody dying, the first time you try. in laymen’s tearms this is a 1-shot.

HOPEFULLY this isn’t a return to the Naxxramas Undying/Immortal mechanic where every boss must be 1-shotted, without anyone dying, in the same lock-out period.

Hopefully.

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  1. Yeah, I think that’s right… the wording is strange, but I think it’s saying that if at no point during the entire lockout period no one dies to, say, Patchwerk, then you have completed that portion of the achievement.

  2. I think the clarification is there to close the (possibly perceived) loophole that you would be able to reset the boss/encounter after someone had died and give it as many shots as you wanted until none of the raid dropped but the boss did.

    • Tigerfeet
    • April 8th, 2009

    Pils – I’m thinking you’re probably right. The wording is just… strange.

    • Sylvany
    • April 8th, 2009

    Yep, you read it right. This solves two problems

    –Undying/Immortal sucks and gets REALLY tense

    –Undying/Immortal can be spoon fed to someone on the Kel’Thuzad fight even if that’s the first time they’ve stepped in to that raid ID.

    I like it!

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