Getting from prestige 1 to prestige 2 took about 2 weeks, and came with an achievement that really summed up my thoughts on the whole process:
Taking the “Grand Marshal’s Medal of Valor” back to the king in Stormwind got me the new look for my class weapons that I had been grinding towards, so that’s another piece of vanity gear added to the wardrobe and life is good.
At some point I should probably start running dungeons and raids again, or something.
I did notice one interesting side effect of the increased PvP rank, though it may just have been coincidence.
There’s an area in the current big hub city that is a PvP area. In-game, it’s justified as being a kind of lawless area where the guards can easily be bribed to look the other way. It wouldn’t be a big issue in most cases, since it’s tucked away in a little side nook, but there are quests and goals that take you down there even if you’re not intending to participate in any PvP combat.
On a bad day, it’s a good way to get yourself killed a lot just trying to get something done.
Well, I had to go down there today, for the first time in a while, and I noticed two things:
- When you look at another player, you see their approximate PvP rank. There were some guys running around down there that were in the P5-and-up range, so they have done a LOT of PvP.
- Still, even at P2, I didn’t have anyone so much as say “boo” to me.
So… it’s just possible that I no longer look like an easy target, or at least I look like I might be enough of an annoyance that it’s easier just to pick on someone else. Either way, it was nice to get my questing done and out again unmolested. 🙂