Bought the Wrong @#%! Ring!
As you may know, me and my 2v2 partner got over 1650 rating last week, but didn’t have enough Honor Points to purchase our Season 4 Rings. So we played it on the safe side and played 3v3 with one of our other friends for points this week, since we didn’t want to play our 2s team and risk dropping below 1650 (the rating requirement for the season 4 rings) before getting our Rings.
So it early Monday morning- way too early Monday morning, like 4-5 AM. I decided to farm the last 3-4k Honor Points to get my Ring, in case she got her Ring already too. That way, if we both have our Rings, we can just play our 2s team later tonight and get more points (potentially).
I picked up the daily PvP quest, and it was WSG. Sweet, I love WSG! I queued in and 5 seconds later I get the pop up. I join. Good, Pug versus Pug, from what I’ve experience, I got a 50% chance at winning this WSG. I look at all the classes on my side, 5 Mages, 1 Druid, 1 Rogue, 2 Priests, 1 Hunter. Awesome, this looks like it gonna be a fun fight!
When nobody barks any strategy in chat, that normally means, “everyone on offense, kill flag runner when we meet them on the way back”. So the battle starts, and it looks like Horde has decided to do the same thing. We get the flag and on the way back, we meet the Horde head on in the middle of the field. Then one of the most amazing and beautiful sight I’ve seen in PvP happened.
In almost perfect synchronization, the five Mages all popped their trinkets, Icy Veins and Summon their Water Elementals all at the same time. There were Frostbolts and Waterbolts flying in every direction, and Horde were frozen everywhere. During all this frosty chaos, Horde managed to lose all their healers, and then, eventually the flag.
This battle seemed to had destroyed the Horde’s fighting spirit. For the rest of the game, the five Mages were controlling the middle of the field, dismounting and killing any Horde that tries to make it across the field, while our Druid and healers were pretty much left free to grab the flag and run it back with ease. We won 3-0. “Job’s Done!”
I get about 300 Honor for the kills and winning the battle, then another 400 or so for handing in the daily quest. Blah! I still need like 3k more Honor, and my attention span had already shown signs of failure. Perhaps it was that I was still tired, or maybe there was a blinking light or a bird just flew across my window- I wasn’t in the mood to PvP anymore. Then I noticed the other quest, Concerted Efforts.
I have forgotten how much Honor that quest yielded, but didn’t care at this moment. I flew back to my bank and took out all my PvP tokens. I had over 60 of each, that should be enough. I flew back to the quest guy and started turning in the tokens. Nice, 314 Honor for each turn in! So for 10 of each token, I got 3140 Honor points, which was enough for me to get my Ring. W00t!
I take the portal to Stormwind and ride my way to the Champion’s Hall. I ran over to the vendor, and clicked on the ring. “Are you sure you want to turn in 10 x [Alterac Valley Mark of Honor] for th-” blah blah blah whatever! Gimmie my ring! Yay new ring!
I took a look at how much Honor I have left now. 3k Honor Points left. uh oh. I take a closer look a the Ring I just bought, then take another look again. Yep… I bought the [Vindicator's Band of Subjugation] instead of the [Guardian's Band of Subjugation]. Epic fail!
I opened up a GM Ticket and logged off. What a horrible way to start off the day. /grumble