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7-21-2009 @ 6:13PM
So I'm pretty new to the whole PvP Season Gear thing and I have a question about how it works. From the reading I've done it seems to me that each time a new season starts, as it will in 3.2, they add new gear and as such the older gear costs less Honor and/or Arena points. Is this something that happens every time a new season starts? And as a player who does pretty much only battlegrounds would it be wise to save my honor until 3.2 drops so I could get some Deadly pieces (which now cost honor and AP) instead of the currently available Hateful pieces(currently costing only honor)? Thanks!
7-22-2009 @ 5:41AM
Since we're not sure how long it is to 3.2 you'll probally reach the honor cap long before it. What I'm doing on my new 80 is spending any honor I have as I go along and saving all my marks to trade in when 3.2 hits and I can get some deadly pieces.If you can get 100 of each mark your pretty set for 3.2 (you will have to run the new BG to get marks there as well though)You can also do 10 games of arena a week to get 261 arena points and get discounts on the current gear.
7-22-2009 @ 1:37PM
Since Blizz has a weird Honor cap of 75,000, you'll probably cap out before patch day so I'd recommend spending some of that honor. I'm saving it up so I can stay as close to the cap as possible, but in the meantime, its good to start filling out a few pieces of gear so you can get the set bonus and some extra resil. You could also pick up a ring or trinket since they're dual-slot items that can make it easier/slower to replace that piece while still picking up a new pvp ring/trinket.My question goes on though, specifically @Elwoods: these marks, are you just talking AV mark of honor, WSG mark of honor, etc? How do those get converted into anything useful, and what will I be able to spend them on? There's nothing for level 80s listed in the "Used as currency for..." tab on wowhead. I have a bunch of AV and AB marks but I can't find anything useful to spend them on. There are mounts, but I have most of those, and is there really not a way to turn BG marks in for honor anywhere?
7-22-2009 @ 3:20PM
Yea, guess I didn't realize the honor cap was so low. I'll probably stay close to it and buy gear as I get too much. Also, the idea of saving up the marks is a good idea.And to answer the second question, I'm assuming he means saving the marks so you can do a whole bunch of the Honor turn in quests. It would be like saving up a bunch of honor, except it's not in the form of honor yet so you won't have to worry about the cap.Although you do bring me to another question. Why hasn't Blizzard added any gear or anything at all for that matter purchasable with Marks of Honor from Strand of the Ancients and (based on what I'm seeing on WoWhead PTR site) nothing is coming with the Isle of Conquest ones either. Although I like not having to decide between doing the honor turn in quest and buying gear with marks, it certainly would be nice to have another way of obtaining said gear.
7-23-2009 @ 6:54AM
El is right about the honor marks, but sadly mistaken about how to gear up for Arena. 1. Trade honor in for marks, when 3.2 becomes active buy new epic gems for said saved honor. Go to auction house and sell gems for the unbelievably marked up price they will be selling for during the 1st week of 3.2. 2. Contact one of your servers top 10 Arena 5's teams and offer 5K gold for a boost to 2K rating.3. Buy latest tier gear.This way not only will you get the latest gear, but you will also have gotten the experience of being with a highly rated team.
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