and I still do. Really. But I have been doing a LOT of PvPing lately. Especially in Wintergrasp. Well, it helps when your faction has had control of Wintergrasp about 95% of the time for the past 2 weeks. Winning every two and a half hours really piles up those marks and the honor.
(for a good read-up for someone new to WG, check out this blog post!)
And it's funny because we actually finally lost two in a row last night and you wouldn't believe the amount of name-calling and accusing. Right...we've won about 30 straight and suddenly when we lose all of those awesome players are noobs and idiots who should delete their accounts. Amazing.
But I don't do this to find friends. I'm just trying to get a different look on my characters since a few of my 80s have been in the same crafted gear for over a year now. My Rogue went from Trollwoven Spaulders, shown here:
to the Furious Gladiator's Leather Spaulders, shown here:
As someone who refuses to do dungeons, raids and arenas, even a small upgrade such as this is HUGE in how you feel about your character. The shoulders are one of the cheapest items to get, and I'm pretty sure it's because they want you to upgrade those so you can SEE a difference in your character when first starting out. I may still be a noob on the inside, but I sort of feel like I am not seen as such by others at first glance. Not that I care one iota what others think, but it can help your self esteem, even just a little to not feel like you LOOK like a noob.
My Druid also upgraded to the Druid version of those shoulders, and also got the gloves and pants. For the first time in 4 1/2 years of playing WoW, I actually have a character that is wearing ALL EPICS!! ZOMG!!!1! Shocker! Sure some of them are still iLevel 200 crafteds, but who really cares. Hmmm, maybe it's time to finally put aside my Master Builder's Shirt and get one of those Rich Purple Silk Shirts that I see so many of the elites wearing. Nah.
I also managed to get enough honor for my human mage to get him the Furious Glad's Silk Cowl, cos it looks just too cool to pass up. Of course, I wasn't going to get them in Wintergrasp while the Alliance was sucking so bad. I waited until Strand of the Ancients weekend and spent some time in there. Not as easy as WG, but still sort of the same principal. And I found it quite funny in one where a guy on our boat at the beginning said this(basically) "it sucks that there are people in here who arent even geared for Naxx trying to pvp". I figured he meant me, sitting there in my Frost Savage gear and Hat of Wintry Doom. And then I was the one who managed to get in and grab the relic for the win. Noob indeed.