Stupid BG Move of the Moment: Farming for Honor in WSG

This came up over the weekend and I thought I’d rant a moment about it here. There are few dumber PvP things you can do than try and farm honor in WSG. It’s so stupid it’s not even amusing. I’m still shocked anytime I have a toon in 10-19 or 20-29 range and have to argue with people about how the game works. If you’ve been in WSG enough you’ve been around when some jerk off says “don’t cap yet, let’s get more honor first.” This is usually someone who has been in the game all day, playing against people who have been in the game all day, and definitely has no idea what they are talking about. Let’s look at the mechanics of this for a second – you can kill someone 4 times in 24 hours and get any honor for it. you get 100% of their honor value the first kill, 75% the second, 50% the 3rd, 25% the fourth, and nothing from there on out for the next 24 hours. So on a 10v10 WSG round, assuming you kill every opposing player 4 times, you can only get any credit for 40 HKs, and 10 of those, depending on your level, are almost worthless. I’ve been in WSG rounds that have run over an hour, racking up over 150 HKs, and had some idiot suggest this. The obvious choice if you want more honor is to win, requeue, and win again. You get way more honor for winning the round than you do for racking up a few more HKs, especially if you’ve been playing against the same folks for a few round, and even more so on bonus honor weekend.

Speaking of bonus honor weekend and stupidity, this weekend was bonus for AB, I was in queue all weekend and never had a game come up one, meanwhile WSG and AV were up non-stop. Huh?

5 Comments so far

  1. Michael Sullivan (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 2:16 pm

    Over on Hellscream, AB was hoppin’.

    The only problem is that Alliance are full of idiots who will defend the stables with 14 people, not ever thinking that if they ned 14 people at the stables, that means every other node is totally underdefended.

    Spread out and you’ve got a game. Stay in one spot and you’re handing it over.

    One guy said to me “We’re trying to keep from being five-noded. Have some pride.”

    I typed back, “Pride is fighting to the bitter end, you handed them the game. You don’t know what pride is.”

    I don’t understand why these people can’t handle AB or WSG, but can actually pull it together in AV.


  2. Xander (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 2:41 pm

    I had thought that you still got honor in BGs even after you kill someone 4+ times and that it only really counted in world PvP.

    Maybe you still get a decrease, but you still do get honor.

  3. sean bonner (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 3:18 pm

    Nope, it applies to BG the same as it does to world PvP. Doesn’t matter where the kills take place.

  4. Peebers (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 10:12 am

    Eitrigg was more like a wait in queue weekend not Ab weekend. /sadface

  5. Bendyr (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 10:56 am

    Ugh! I don’t understand HK farmers at all. BGs can be so frustrating with PUGs, as some people just won’t listen to anything.

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