Blizzard has marked several achievements in the beta as account wide by adding a blue tint to the banner at the top of the achievement listing. Let me clarify this somewhat: all achievements count towards an account achievement total. Some have components that are also account wide. So Loremaster can be achieved by having different Quest achievements on different toons, but Tabard achievements require one toon to wear all the tabards still.
Below are listings of a few achievements where it might not be clear whether components are account wide or not.
- Mount achievements including individual mount achievements for those mounts being made account wide (i.e. Wooly Mammoth, One Hump or Two?)
- The Hemet Nessingwary meta
- The Loremaster and other quest metas
- World Explorer and other exploration metas
- Metas for each Battleground and Battlemaster
- For the Alliance!/Horde!
- Jack of All Trades
- Profession metas
- World Event metas
- Achievements for using gear of a certain rarity/ilevel
- Tabard achievements
- Got My Mind On My Money
- The Squirrels series and Pest Control
- Well Read
- Higher Learning
- Achievements to eat and drink certain foods and drinks/certain numbers of foods and drinks
- Achievements for numbers of quests, daily quests and dungeon quests including for each zone
- The Bread Winner
- Exploration achievements
- Achievements to get a total number of Honorable Kills
- Achievements for numbers of points
- That Takes Class/Know Thy Enemy
- Achievements to cook/fish/dig up named things
- Reputation achievements including reputation metas
There were a couple of suprises in there. The Reputation metas stand out as being a bit harsh, but since a lot of them carry titles I guess I can live with it. I’ll still have the points – I’ll just have to pick a rep farm toon (probably Morrighan) and farm reps on that toon. The same for Tabards.
What I am less happy to see is the quest number and honor kill achievements are not tagged as account wide. This may be just that it hasn’t been done yet. Because Ghostcrawler said in his blog post:
The other category are achievements that are just brutal to complete on one character (and you’d never want to do for multiples), such as 2500 daily quests or 250K honorable kills. In these cases, the cumulative work of all your characters on those criteria will count.
I will be most put out if this doesn’t happen. Ghostcrawler promised me an account wide pony and I want it!