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Classic World First Exalted with Darkmoon Faire and Insane in the Membrane

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Achievements do not exist in WoW Classic, but that did not stop Hycran from becoming the first person to "earn" Insane in the Membrane Insane in the Membrane. Congratulations!

He had to make approximately 252 Darkmoon Faire decks to reach Exalted with the Darkmoon Faire.

Insane in the Membrane requires you to earn Exalted with the four Goblin factions (Booty Bay, Gadgetzan, Everlook, Ratchet), Ravenholdt, and the Darkmoon Faire. You will also need to hit Honored with Bloodsail Buccaneers. This also required you to become Exalted with Shen'dralar before Cataclysm.


Hycran is Exalted with every faction, except for Cenarion Circle, which you can get for free doing AQ20 and Brood of Nozdormu earned for free doing AQ40. 

He does not think it is worth spending 25 days killing Jazzrik in the Badlands to reach Exalted with Bloodsail Buccaneers.


Hey guys, its Hycran. You might remember me from my (probably) world first exalted Shen’dralar post https://www.reddit.com/r/classicwow/comments/fc8ha6/classic_world_first_exalted_with_shendralar/, or my (probably) world first non-rogue exalted Ravenholdt post: https://www.reddit.com/r/classicwow/comments/g38ujc/dj_khaled_another_one_world_first_non_rogue/ .

I’m now coming to you with my spiciest and most delectable meme of all time. Another (probably) or (?) unless some awesome Blizzard employee comes along to verify or someone else with receipts comes along to post and shame me. But in any event…

You heard it right, the kid did it. At 7:23am on July 6, 2020, I turned in my final Darkmoon Faire deck to hit max exalted with those travelling rapscallions and capped off the hardest part of my epic journey to get the “insane in the membrane” title before titles were even a thing. Before continuing, I want to give a special shout-out to my homies in <Darkness> for their free and/or cheap cards and their constant support of my reputation shenanigans, as well as Alliance Druid Mythal for being a dirty rotten horde sympathiser who, when I had around 90 decks to go, I recruited to pillage the Alliance auction house for various good deals. Without your unflagging support and morale boosts, I probably still would have done this but I would have been a lot more resentful about the state of my life.

I’ll also take this opportunity to thank the Fairbanks PvP discord and the reset pug group for helping me cap out AB/WSG within a week of each other and hit my PvP goal of rank 11. It was an honor pvping with everyone and helping people hit HWL/WL and just otherwise help them along their path in the game.

So first, I bet you’re wondering how I did it. Well, it’s “easy”: you spend a lot of money on cards.

But how much is a lot? Well, each deck is worth 150 rep, and I had to make approximately 252 of them. I figured I would set my price at 40g a deck. So if each deck is 40g to make (at 5g a card on average), and you sell each completed deck for 10g, that would be 250 x 30 = 7500g. And I bet you’re asking, did you really spend that much? And the answer is, yeah, probably a bit more. While I received a lot of cards for free or for exceptionally cheap, I got stir crazy near the end and was probably averaging closer to 50-60 per deck and probably eliminated any savings I had amassed over the first 150ish decks.

Also, this is a delicate grind. If you think you can just spend money on it whenever you want, you are mistaken. While other people are buying cards, I literally had to buy 2000 cards. If I always bought them when they popped up, regardless of price, I would have ran the market price up against myself. Even mages would run out of money if they kept buying cards at 30g a pop because they bought one for 5, then 10, then 15, etc. Considering DMF was released early February, this basically took me 5 months to complete. My turn in’s for FebMarch/Apr/May/June were 11/16/94/86/45. That’s a lot of decks.

How did I get that much gold? Largely by being Fairbanks’ Favorite Leatherworker™. But yeah, I’m broke now so don’t go looking for handouts.

As it relates to the imaginary title, in Retail WoW, the “Insane in the Membrane” Title requires you to hit Exalted with all 4 goblin reputations (Ratchet, Booty Bay, Gadgetzan and Everlook), Ravenholdt, and the Darkmoon Faire. It also requires you to hit honoured with the Bloodsail Buccaneers. Historically, this also required you to hit exalted with Shen’dralar (although this was changed in the Cataclysm if I’m not mistaken).

As you can see by the picture above, I’m max exalted with every faction, except Cenarion Circle (which I’ll get for free doing AQ20) and Brood of Nozdormu (which isn’t out but I’ll get for free doing AQ40). You cannot get exalted with the centaur and the syndicate. Not unlike in one of my other threads, my guild leadership is disgusted with my lack of being exalted (first with the Waterlords, now with CC) and is threatening to kick me. I’ll update you as more news comes in on this front.

So what about them pirates, are you going for exalted? The answer is absolutely, categorically, no. Hitting exalted with them would require approximately 25 days /played of killing Jazzrik in the badlands. I simply can’t justify wasting that much of my life doing something that isn’t fun (in comparison to this waste of time which was fun). I’ll leave that to the next person who you can appropriately salute (or pity).

So what’s next? Perhaps predictably, I’ll be joining other aspiring scarab lords to be in attempting to get the Qiraji Battle tank mount. If any Fairbanks people want to donate to the cause, I’ll be eternally grateful. Otherwise, it is my plan to draft a pro-tips guide in the near future for your viewing pleasure if you want to put yourself through the agony and ecstasy of rep grinding as I have done. But for now, if you have any questions, by all means let me know.

Be kind to yourselves, and each other. And don’t let your memes be dreams.



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The original achievement only required honored with Bloodsail anyways, and you don't have to maintain it. The only reason to hit Revered/Exalted is if you still wanted to remain friendly with them after regaining your Steamwheedle Cartel reps.

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