Don’t ask me what I was expecting, or when I was expecting 3.3, but I just wasn’t expecting it this morning.
I was expecting to log on at 5.55 and take a shot at the chest in Gurubashi Arena, but the servers weren’t up.
Then they were, so I logged in, chest was there, I jumped on it, I was 90% of the way through opening it and…
The servers weren’t there… well I DC’d anyway.
After about 10 attempts to log on, where the arena would appear but either I or the chest wouldn’t, I finally appeared.
Dead.. a ghost in the graveyard.
Ohh well… PvP happens, even if I am not there at the time.
A quick rez and a port later I was back in Dalaran.
As usual the 1st stop was for fan mail.
Nope, no fan mail, just some rubbish about Emblem vendors having their annual convention in Dalaran… talk about dumbing down the game. As if it wasn’t easy enough to earn the Emblems, now you don’t even have to quest to find their vendors.
Someone stole my Daily Battleground Quest
I know it was a pain when you would get the Oculus of battlegrounds (we all have at least one), but I did like knowing what trouble I was going to get into before signing up.. do I take a mate, 9 mates, lose on my own…
Now it’s down to the luck of the gods.
At least the standard battleground interface is still there, random fun is one thing, planned assassination is another!
What to do with all those marks?
My next concern was my marks.
This is what knocked me about 3.3 arriving today… I didn’t expect it and I wanted to hand them in for the greater honor of Concerted efforts rather than Commendations
185 honor isn’t bad for handing in just one battleground mark. I dare say I am not the only one with a mailbox overflowing with Alterac Valley marks (Which makes me wonder why the commendations only stack in 10’s?)
However the old system, which works out at 248 honor per mark (assuming you have the 6 to hand in) is much sweeter.
The good news
The good news is that the Concerted Efforts option still remains (well it did when the server came up, it better when I get home tonight).
The requirements are the same, so all is still good in the world.
WTB T10, haz MarksOfHonor
So I guess now I just need to find something to spend the honor on. I dare say that like people that enjoy random heroics, there comes a time when you look at the overflowing pile of tokens and just wonder why…
Don’t get me wrong, I love my Battlegrounds and my Arena team has formed, if not fought (we got a little carried away in the BGs), but there are only so many gems I want to buy… I don’t PvP to drive my AH business, but I do PvP too much and can’t afford any of the Frost Emblem items… NOT EVEN THE PVP GEAR that I can’t buy with HONOR (serious suck that!)
Ahhh well… looks like a hour of enduring the Chooo Chooo! sound as I hand in my BG marks is coming.
Enjoy your random BG
Enjoy handing in the BG Mark scraps
Gnomer and Out!
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