It might appear from the outside the arena that the fighting never stops - but there are occasional pauses for punctuation in the all-caps story of World of Warcraft PvP. It’s in these moments that the combatants take stock, the points reset, and the awards find new owners.
There’s one such comma due in two weeks’ time.
On Tuesday, February 18, Blizzard will begin the process of determining end-of-season reward eligibility - which will likely take a further two weeks to conclude.
If you’re a dedicated PvPer, there are things you can do to ensure you get the recognition you’re owed and don’t miss out on a title or mount. For starters, keep from transferring your characters to another realm or faction until season 14 has ended - about two weeks from now. And ensure your rating has tipped over the 1,000 mark, otherwise you won’t be considered when calculating rewards.
At season’s end, conquest points will become honor points - as will season 14 items, with their worth determined by their previous conquest points cost. Any honor above 4,000 will be converted directly into in-game currency - at a rate of 35 silver per point.
Season 14 items with rating requirements will be removed from purchase, and any you’ve bought won’t contribute to your honor total.
There’ll then be a week of quiet - before season 15 arenas and rated battlegrounds are opened. That’s the point when personal ratings will be reset, and players will fight to own Prideful Gladiator gear - the most ludicrously-named and powerful PvP equipment in the game to date, with an item level of 550.
When was the last time you got involved in WoW PvP? It’s still very much a thing, and Warlords of Draenor will likely see to it that numbers don’t dwindle too quickly.