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10-13-2005, 07:24 AM
i went onto the wow main site and i checked out the ranking position. there was only one high warlord in each realm! is it only possible for one player to be a high warlord?

10-13-2005, 01:38 PM
I do believe that's it... 1 high warlord. Some realms don't even have 1... Uther's highest rank is just has a warlord.

But yea... don't get your hopes up for that obscenely desireable High Warlord Staff.

10-13-2005, 02:25 PM
Generally when someone hits high warlord they ease back on pvp in order to let others have a shot. At least that's the way it works on our server, of course about 10 of the highest ranking pvpers are in our guild so they want their guild mates to be able to get the HW gear. - Our 3 HW mages showing off thier leetness.

10-14-2005, 08:20 PM
I thought once you lost a rank, you could no longer use the items from the ranks you lost. Has that changed?

10-14-2005, 08:24 PM
Yes, it has changed. Once you obtain a rank, you can use items that require that rank even if you go down in rank afterward.

10-14-2005, 09:03 PM
Wow, thats awesome, thanks for the quick reply =)

10-20-2005, 03:44 PM

The best PvP'ers are not always the highest rank. High Warlord is more of a time PvP'd award than skill award. Thats not saying that you can totaly suck and make high warlord. There is skill involved but, if you suck, you will not get into good PvP groups to gain massive Honor.

10-21-2005, 06:20 PM
Yup, Badg is correct. Just another example of Blizz rewarding people who sacrifice their family friends school work and lives for Azeroth. For the Horde!!
LOL, nevermind me.

They also made it easier to gain ranks in pvp for the lower ranks. I went from Grunt to Sergeant last weekend with just under 300 hk's. Got me the Rank 2 Insignia, which is a MUST HAVE if you pvp at all. Damn thing is a life saver. Bye bye rogues.

10-22-2005, 01:16 PM
Thats just how mmorpg's work. The most skilled PvE'rs aren't the ones in BWL either, those are generally the people that can all play at the same time every night so have the time to camp up gear and advance to the next level. Yes there is going to be some skill needed but its usually only required in 2 or 3 players and maybe enough skill to actually get into a top end raid guild for the rest of the people.

However in both cases when you see someone in BWL gear or someone high ranked in PvP you at the very least know that they spend a lot of time on it. If I didn't know two players I'd assume the higher ranked PvP player is going to win more times than not and I bet in general they do just from having more experience.

10-22-2005, 05:18 PM
Ok, I'm rather new and this whole ranking/battleground/PvP thing, so I'm rather confused. I've looked around to try and find answers, but either it's been around so long it's buried deep and I haven't gotten that deep, or it's just not there. Could someone help me out with this? Are the ranks based on how many people of the other faction (Alliance/Horde) you have killed? Or is it tied in with the Battlegrounds? I know there's one in SW, though where I have no clue, and I'm not really sure what it's for. Do you just go in there whenever and duel with other people of the same faction? Is there any place that has a good explaination about all this? This really is my first PvP game, and it shows quite a bit.

10-22-2005, 05:41 PM
There is a good overview of PvP on the Blizzard Site (;jsessionid=E03B06AE0212AAA98132AD83B71C FDC1.app01#pvp) including information on the locations of the various Battlegrounds and on contribution points and rankings.

10-22-2005, 06:39 PM
Thank you.

11-07-2005, 12:08 AM
You have to be rank 1 on your server for about 3 weeks in a row to go from Field Marshall to Grand Marshall or the horde equivalent.

11-07-2005, 11:24 AM
We have a Grand Marshall on gorefiend. A hunter named, um what was his name...

Nifler! Or something like that. He's got the cannon, the lucky noob.

11-07-2005, 12:01 PM
I believe its Hilfer.

Gorthol will be High Warlord on Horde side after this week.

11-07-2005, 12:40 PM
My friend owns the mage/hunter. I just play the hunter for kicks and giggles.

11-08-2005, 12:56 PM
Im hitting Legionaire w/ my warlock today. Woot! My warlock is an Orc and looks so damn leet w/ the Champions shoulders/head piece. I cant even wait!!!! 2 ranks to go. My brother's Druid is going to hit Centurion today. Last week he was rank 1 among the Legionaries meaning he was 1 standing below centurion.. He gained over 400k honor this week so there is no way he wont make it. I was at about 300k this week. The top 10 PvP'ers on Hyjal, Horde are earning over 800k per week. Our first two high warlords were hunters but last week a warrior made it and this week another warrior probably will since the 3rd HW toned down his PvP to allow others to obtain the rank. On the alliance side of my server there has only been 1 Grand Marshall and I dont think anyone on their side will make it today.

11-09-2005, 11:26 AM
I am like | | close to grunt. =) Then I can FINALLY stop!

11-10-2005, 08:21 PM
For a feral druid, it is worth getting up to Sarge just for the cloak that is like 93 armor and 14 stam (until you can get someone to make you a cloak of warding).

11-11-2005, 12:10 PM
Is it possible to get friends in both factions into the same BG and just trade resource nodes back and forth to quickly raise faction? Can't we all just get along.

11-11-2005, 12:26 PM
Is it possible to get friends in both factions into the same BG and just trade resource nodes back and forth to quickly raise faction? Can't we all just get along.

Yes and no. Yes, you can trade wins... no it's not quick. Given the ammount of time it takes to get Rank and Exhalted Rep' this trading program would be horribly dull.

11-11-2005, 12:58 PM
It will also get you a three day vacation if reported.