I was hoping for a very heroic portrait of me solo defending the stables versus three attackers, but alas that didn’t happen. Along with “Knight of Arathor”, I was also earning the “Dirt Nap” achievement. 😉
Let’s face it… most of the achievements are pretty ridiculous. Yet, it’s always a fun surprise when that familiar sound plays, along with the pop-up graphic signaling that you’ve just accomplished some in-game feat.
Last night I finally became exalted with the League of Arathor after about 3 1/2 years of casual battleground play. Alright, well “casual-hardcore” battleground play. To me, this reputation gain was probably one of the most rewarding achievements I’ve earned to date.
Why, you ask..? well, because now I’m among the elite ranks who get to sport this coveted garment.
I’m just a savage Beast Mastery type of Hunter so I don’t bother with maths too much, but I’d imagine this tabard has got to be one of the most difficult ones to obtain. Apart from The Battle For Arathi Basin quest which gives you 500 rep, it requires 41.5K of reputation to earn exalted with this elitist club. Since reputation is granted on a 10 rep per 100 resources controlled ratio, there’s a lot of capping that needs to be done before exalted. 😯
You basically need 415,000 worth of resources controlled throughout your AB tenure in order to reach exalted. That equals approximately 208 victories within the old system, or 260 with the new. Because the games go quicker now, I’d be willing to bet the rep grind may be faster even though there’s less rep to be earned per game.
Since achievements and statistics have begun, my win % in AB is 51.2%. So as you can see, it’s going to take a lot more than 260 games to get it done. Now factor in how long some of these games can take. Next, how many Arathi Basins can one handle in a week’s time..?
Ok, well I do some rudimentary maths. Anyway, you see where I’m going here hopefully. Exalted with The League of Arathor snobs is hard work. 😉
I suppose one thing that made this grind a little easier for me is I’m one of those strange people who really likes Arathi Basin. Warsong Gulch is arguably my favorite BG, but AB comes in a very close second. I think the AB battlezone is one of the most scenic zones in the game and I like the varying terrain.
Well… now onto Justicar. Look out Warsong Gulch! 😉