Sometime last night, Blizzard posted the following to their forums:
Now that the Before the Storm content patch has been live for the past week, we’ve had a better opportunity to track the rate at which players are accumulating honor, and subsequently how easy it’s been to obtain honor rewards. In gauging these elements, we’ve determined that the effort required to obtain honor rewards is more trivial than we had intended. As a result, during today’s maintenance we’ve applied a hotfix that reduced the amount of honor gained by approximately 30%. This change allows the honor rewards to be obtained at rate that better reflects the item’s in-game value.
The reason that we decided to reduce the rate of honor gain rather than simply raise the honor cost of each item, is to ensure that everyone’s time and effort participating in PvP since the patch is not diminished. As this change will only affect future honor accumulation.
Well, I’m glad I was able to grind PvP during this trivial time.
I ran Alterac Valley a few times last night, and although I was getting far less honor than over the previous week, in the end I had enough (23,746) to purchase my first Grand Marshal’s Dirk . Now I’m down to 1,246 points. I still may run PvP for a matching Dirk, but probably at a slower pace.
I’m also interested in possibly getting the full set of PvP armor, which looks surprisingly easy compared to the Dirk.