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Insane in the Membrane

After many Sundays (and when we say many, we mean many) spent killing Goblins, Pirates and Murlocs, we finally made it, we’ve lost our sanity (what little we had)!


Even if I’m used to grind, the last part of the achievement Insane in the Membrane took it to another level. Pickpocketing thousands of Murlocs on the Isle of Quel’Danas really took a piece of my sanity away.

I remember that Sunday afternoon when Soforah and I ventured to Booty Bay to see how hard it was to kill the guards… I don’t know how many hundreds of hours we’ve spent working on that title since then, but one thing is certain, I’ll wear that title until my last day in WoW.

Below is the video of when I completed the achievement, I wanted to make sure I’d never forget that moment.


I remember how it all started, a few years ago, with killing thousands of Goblin guards in Booty Bay. It was quite the massacre and, for a long time, we couldn’t enter any Goblin outpost without being attacked by the green little fellows.

When I got exalted with the Bloodsail Buccaneers, I knew that there was no way back, I just had to get the title “The Insane”. I think that this was my greatest ambition throughout the entire game and, yesterday, we finally made it.

I think that Blizzard knew exactly what they were doing when they chose the name of this achievement. Pickpocketing Murlocs for 34 hours (yes, 34! I’ve kept track of time) took grinding to another level. I think that you must, indeed, be insane in the membrane to be able to complete it.

It’s by far my most favourite achievement in WoW, and I’ll be wearing my new title with pride until the end of time.

    There are 6 comments.

  1. Alunaria April 9, 2018 @ 8:48 am

    Best. Video. Ever 😀

    When was that grinding done, I hardly ever see you online! Sneaky, sneaky!

    Congratulations so much to both fo you. 🙂

    The title should be, The Insanely Dedicated.



  2. Sardoken April 9, 2018 @ 10:47 am

    Hey Alu, thanks 😀

    We had the same reaction when we saw your posts about the Brawler’s guild: “when did you do that?”, we never see you online. We mostly play evenings after 20h00′ and week-ends during the day. So the most logical explanation is that our gaming hours don’t match…

    Haha, more videos, huh?! I think there will be more and more but they will be short, like this one 😉

  3. Wildeheart April 9, 2018 @ 3:01 pm

    Grats to you both!Well done! I have been procrastinating that box grind for years myself and it’s the last part I need.

  4. Sardoken April 10, 2018 @ 12:23 pm

    Thanks Wilde, if I may advise you: don’t pickpocket the orcs near Blackrock. It’s by far better to do it with the murlocs on the isle of Quel’Danas. Do it in small circles (4 – 5 packs), the drop rate is better. We did it by 100 lockboxes each time, sometimes 200 per run, everything over it is pure torture. Good luck 😉

  5. Soforah April 10, 2018 @ 2:46 pm

    @Alunaria: Thank you kindly 🙂 It was a loooong road, but a rewarding one.

    @Wilde: Thanx 🙂 The box grind was indeed the hardest part of the achievement. Once I started collecting the last few hundreds, I just couldn’t stop. So, good luck on getting the last part done… you’re almost there 😉

  6. Wildeheart April 11, 2018 @ 10:26 am

    Oh thank you very much for the tips, I will keep them in mind when I start the boxes.

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