NOTICE: I was completely wrong in this post. See Edit 2 at the bottom for details.
I’m a casual PvPer, and I’ve been doing Battlegrounds from time to time to upgrade my crappier gear to sweet, sweet Season 1, Vindicator’s, and other assorted Honor-buyable gear.
However, once Season 4 starts, Blizz is making some changes that will require Arena ratings for some of that gear.
According to MMO-Champion, Blizzard will be giving the Boots, Rings, and Bracers an Arena Rating requirement. So, go get those now before it’s too late, if you don’t do Arenas like me.
The Belts, Necklaces, and Trinkets won’t have an arena rating, so if you’re thinking about buying one of those, it’s a good idea to hold off and spend your honor points on the items listed in the previous paragraph.
I’ve been saving up to replace my green-quality belt for a while now (I’ve been busy, and broke) but I’ve decided to replace my boots (the second item on my list due for replacement) instead.
Just thought I’d throw that warning out there. I have no idea when Season 4 will start, but I doubt it’ll be this Tuesday, so I think we have at least a week to get what we need.
EDIT: There’s some confusion about whether or not the current Vindicator’s gear is being replaced on the vendors with the new Guardian’s gear. If it’s not, you can pretty much ignore this post. I was under the impression that it was.
EDIT 2: Bah, I was totally wrong. They’re not removing the Season 3 honor-bought gear (aka Vindicator’s) after all. So, my new advice: don’t buy a Belt, Neck, or Trinket until Season 4. Unless you want to. I’m writing this as someone who doesn’t get a lot of time to PvP anyway (and quickly tires of it when I do), so I will definitely be waiting to replace my gear.