Well, that was a nice little dream while it lasted.
The latest patch of the PTR has substantially reduced the value of each Mark of Honor you get from each battleground from 2000 to 185. This means that grinding Marks is no longer going to give you a massive bank of honor, but that’s not why this a big deal. That’s a theoretical loss, one where we never had the value of that bank to begin with. No one had an actual bank of 1.2 million honor that was just wiped out.
No, the important part is that the current, actual value of a Mark of Honor will go from 248 to 185, or a 25.5% loss to the value of your Marks of Honor over the current trade-in quests. In exchange for the convenience of being able to turn them in individually instead of in matched sets, you will only realize 75% of the honor value of each Mark.
Now, I don’t know if the Concerted Efforts / For Great Honor quests are going away. It didn’t really matter before, what with the crazy hyper inflated honor rush we were about to experience. But now it really matters.
If the quests stay, then this reduction becomes nothing more than a convenience charge. I actually like this model — if you can get all 6 battlegrounds and turn in the marks together, you effectively get a bonus over turning them in singly. Okay, that’s cool. I can live with that.
If the quests are taken away, though… Well, then there are a lot of players who just lost out on a lot of potential honor.
Okay! Back to the honor grind! See you in Alterac Valley!