Well, no one promised the achievements are going to be a walk in the park. I was glad that some of them were actually a challenge and required me to put my skills to the test. Also, with a patch of this size, you can always expect at least something not to work as intended.
Anyways, the only achievement that will never work is the one for Moebius Factor. A few have bugs that you can get around and most of them are working.
Here’s where you can find the list of problematic ones with tips: https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/sc2/t/compiled-10th-anniversary-achievements-tips-issues-bugs/14182
You can post youtube / blizzard forum links normally btw.
A simple search would show all the help you need for the achievements that are available. Though I’d agree that there are issues, but still that isn’t what gaming is about. Gaming is about using whatever tools, however incomplete they are, and figuring a way around it.
We live in a world where everyone wants to be spoon fed, so if the guide isn’t spoon feeding enough, then I have no idea what to say hahaha.
I played Karax mission again and yes, this can be taken if you don’t use carriers at all because interceptor kills do count. Which is amazingly stupid. I did everything with voids. Anyway this must be fixed. What if someone playes this mission not from archive but the real campaign and doesn’t even have rays? Should he do it with stalkers? This is stupid.
As for laser mission - played some more. To take achivement you must kill all buildings AND units. Phoenixes make it hard as they fly whereever they want.
The 1st LOTV prologue mission achievement is very doable at least on normal and hard difficulties, as I did it on hard. The thing is, do not attack the 1st and/or 2nd zerg bases first. Just leave them be. Clear your normal way through terran forces up until you’re where the final zerg base is attacking final terran base. Only then start attacking that final zerg base. When you destroy that one base, zerg will never again attack the terrans, and you have all the time in the world to destroy the rest of the zerg.
Personally I found ranged death ball (immortals, stalkers and colossi) to do the trick. When attacking the final zerg base (that is, the 1st base you would attack), make sure the zerg attack force has just left and went against the terrans, that way you have least amount of zerg to greet your own force.
Are you talking about playing on Brutal difficulty? If so, the news article that introduced the 10th Anniversary achievements overtly stated they would be quite difficult on Brutal.
So looking at these on Normal difficulty:
It is officially bugged but the community has found ways to get the achievement by doing a speed run.
Indeed the Laser Drill can’t kill the Xel’Naga Shrines. However, you can play it once for the research, then play it again in the Archives for the achievement. That way, you won’t loose anything in the campaign.
Killing the 3rd base (top base) first will stop all Zerg attacks on the Terrans. Once it’s destroyed it’s no longer a timed mission.
Kill all buildings and units.
It is the Interceptors that are causing it to fail.
Many people have gotten this one. The issue is that the criteria aren’t very clear. Try saving one enemy unit to kill after you kill Narud.
Understand that these are bugs. They are not going to be broken forever. And with all the reporting that’s been going on (Kyrie’s post, my post), Bliz definitely knows about them.
I don’t feel the same way about the order of the achievements. For fun, I’ve been going through them from top to bottom as best as they can be. It’s making me do things in an order I’ve never done before which is a fun experience.
As for which category opens, I don’t think it’s a big deal myself. Having the Liberty category open when playing WoL makes sense. Should people playing for the first time always have the Anniversary category open for them? In other words, how can the game know what you’re doing?
I just attempted the Moebius mission 3 times with the help of the post listed and with a final completion time of 3:15 mins the achievement is still not rewarded. Unfortunately the post is pre-patch and must not completely translate to live.
Sigh, I gave up on this debate long ago. Gamers today just want things to be given to them. Gone are the days when patching on the CD doesn’t exist. You work with what you have. So if it doesn’t work how they want, they just complain (take a look at half the forums talking about buff / nerf).
Sorry, I will only discuss this on the main thread, because there are too many threads to follow.
Nova campaign has no issues with achievements, so you should do that one if you are frustrated by bugs in other campaigns.
The only missions I couldn’t get were Mobius Factor (WoL) and Infinite Cycle (LotV – I think that’s the cave mission with kerrigan artanis where you can’t let any units come in from warp prism).
Interesting that you got the achievement for that one, since I definitely didn’t let any warp prism warp anything in, and didn’t get it.
1st Prologue mission Zerg builds more hives if you let them push forward (which you probably will have to). In fact, they built even MORE hives after I got the achievement.
Karax air mission you don’t have to cheese with voids, but that might be easiest.
Final defense mission worked for me: Don’t use any top bar, and my passive abilities were nexus overcharge and guardian shell, both which triggered multiple times.
Epilogue 1 does work, but I think you have to destroy every crystal that is scripted to spawn, so don’t kill narud too fast, let him spawn his extra crystals – at least that’s how i got it.
epilogue 2 – I also experienced this, my game kind of froze after I left the mission, but I saw it triggered in the achievement menu itself after I got it while still playing.
Yeah, a lot of this 5.0 patch was rushed. The achievements were ridiculously easy or insanely hard and bugged. Same for the COOP new content, a lot of it is not viable or just worst than before. It just shows how Blizzard operates now. Good team, good potential but bad direction that rush everything and repatch later. It’s sad way to operate really. It’s the 10th anniversary you should have provide something serious not some unfinished beta product, now it just shows that you don’t care. It just looks like after reforged you don’t learn your mistakes. You can rebuild your reputation by providing polished finished games. Please don’t ban me and accept some criticism.
They SO gave up on that shi, that you have nothing to fear.
And yes, I saw the problem about 2 years ago. I rang the alarm when coop maps stoped appearing and mutators were stupidly recycling like playing New Year one in summer. It was all clear back then. And nobody believed me. And then Bliz began making redicolous crap like Studman the clown. And dead commanders… 2 emperors at once… Davis giving orders to Mengsk. And now this. Obviously Bliz dropped to deep end past years.
i had done the moebius factor 30 time first i thought i was stupid then i saw the bugs report
but i have problems with LotV with the artanis and kerigan in the temple 2 stop warping units in time that i played 10 time and still i dont get the achivements even i am 100 % i got them befor the units warp in maybe even i over saw something