I keep trying to get out, but they keep pulling me back in.
I'm going for Tabard of the Achiever. It turns out that it's faster to get three tabards (Private's Tabard. Knight's Colors, and Stormpike Battle Tabard) through PvP. The total cost of those tabards is 50K honor; at 10K/day that's five days of grinding.
To buy any of the Tournament tabards costs 50 Champion's Seals, which means 5 days of grinding per tabard.
Back to the Battlegrounds for five days!
Actually, only three days.
First, I discovered that I missed one other PvP tabard: Silverwing Battle Tabard
, which costs 12.5K honor.
Then I discovered that both the Silverwing and Stormpike tabards are refundable, and just wearing one counts towards the achievement. So the recipe is:
- Earn 15K honor, which can be easily done in a single evening.
- Go to Silverwing Retreat, purchase the tabard, wear it, then sell it back for the honor refund.
- Go to Alterac Valley, purchase the tabard, wear it, then sell it back for the honor refund.
- Go to Stormwind and buy the Private's Tabard. Wear it. You've just counted a total of three tabards towards the achievement.
Then 1-2 more nights of PvP will get you the Knight's Colors.
I gather that most other tabards are not refundable in this way (including those purchased with Champion's Seals and Arena points). Cheesy hax FTW!