Do you just get them when finishing some other ingame goal like raiding
If you follow the link in my signature you can examine my successes so far. Still much work to do but overall I'm quite pleased.
I was more into achievements originally I think, back when they first came out. It was pretty cool, and the "hey I have a record of this now!" part was awesome. There are some I like that I think add something to the game. You know the ones like "hey you beat so-and-so without standing in the fire, good job!" You know, the ones that were kind of like little challenges. Since you're run the herioc 100 times, here's something to make it a little more fun. Those were neat.
The ones that were random were usually worth a chuckle "all the squirrels I've loved before" or its kin. I usually didn't have the urge to finish do them though. Some of them were rather pointless, and those bug me a bit "hey you got a pet!" or "hey you reached level 10!" or how about "you got an honorable kill!" I suppose I'm not really opposed to them or anything, but they spam guild chat with pretty pointless things (and then spawn more spam thanks to those automated "gratz!" addons...
). Other annoying ones were the holidays ones, specifically the ones that required you to do something unorthodox in a battleground or something. I wish those didn't exist.
I can't really get into doing achievements for achievement sake. Redoing dungeons just to get an achievement isn't something I'm into. I've explored the whole world before, I'm not doing that on my alt. It's cool that they have achievements and all, just not something I'll spend a lot of time on. Alts tend to have different goals "raiding alt" "I want to tank" "PVP with me!" "what southern barrens look like on the horde side?" "I need a jewelcrafter" stuff like that.
Who knows though, maybe my next one will be "hey let's get a lot of achievements!" Edited, Jul 5th 2012 2:51pm by someproteinguy