In cata, the honor gear they provided was better than the previous seasons gear(except the weapon was worse than the previous season's T2 by a small margin)
Why was this changed, and why by such a massive margin?
My character, which I haven't played since mid-October when I quit, has better gear than is obtainable by honor 5 months later. I changed my main and realized how bad honor gear is, there's no way I can get anyone to play with me in this gear(I'm a gladiator-level player and I'm going to have to beg trade chat people just to play with me because nobody is going to want to play with someone honor geared seriously.) Every piece I have on is at least 21 ilvls behind upgraded S12 gear(Except for weapon, that's 28!)
Sure, the resil/pvp power on it is slightly buffed, I have a solid 0.5% more resil than S12 geared people, but I'm behind in about 50k health and a large chunk of main stats.
Your chance of getting into an RBG with honor gear? HAHAHA
Might as well have taken away the ability to queue arena/RBG as an honor geared character, would have done more that way. All this did was create a vicious cycle.
People with upgraded S12 gear get the best cap and get S13 gear the fastest, people with honor gear retain their 2200(or ~2500) cap because nobody wants to play with them seriously, and won't have S13 gear until 5.3 hits with the honor change while getting farmed by S13 geared people.
Seasons are meant to be gear resets, they've been that way for a long time, it's when you can catch characters up to gear that were falling behind during the season.
Extremely regretting resubbing...