Ha, ha. Just kidding. Only like 2,200 needed till friendly. And that's after a whole lot of battles.
Ogresson, my Dwarf Hunter. He's a soloist, and not otherwise involved with a lady friend like my other characters on Kirin Tor are. He's out there, with his pet, earning levels and fighting in Warsong Gulch on behalf of the Silverwing Sentinels, a group of Night Elves who have sworn to not rest until every last Orc is thrown out of Warsong Gulch. (I.e. kill them and send them packing to their cemetery. Preferably over and over.)
He's level 22 now and returned to the Gulch last night for some battlegrounds action. At 22 he's also at the bottom of the level range for the battles he finds himself in. However, he's a tough s.o.b., with some mean pets, and he found himself at the top of the kills lists. Not bad for playing "D".
He did well during the 18th & 19th levels, battling without the aid of Aspect of the Cheetah to chase runners down, or Freezing Traps to protect the flag. And he scored highly in those matches as well.
All told, after 3 or so matches (and winning the last one after a long drawn out battle) last night he'd gotten 205 Honor Kills. And he was tops in the Kills list again. (Silverwings never said exactly how those Orcs were to be removed. Bodybag sounds fine to me. Scum.)
And that last battle, the one where we were tied, was a doozy. We had their flag up on our roof. And they had our flag up on theirs. Defenders of the flag on our roof were me, a Warlock, a Mage, and the Dwarf Rogue Lady who was holding the flag. I kept the entry under freeze trap lock. Very effective. (Kneeling down looks like I'm placing traps - for you sneaky types wondering if that's a trap I'm laying before you. Maybe it is. Maybe it isn't.) They sent a Rogue after us. A stealth capable Druid. A low level Mage, a high level Mage. I'd gotten so many kills on these same battlegrounders that I wasn't even getting "educated honor" for them anymore. At last we got our flag back and we capped theirs. WOOT! Hard earned tastes sweetest.
But earning reputation. What's the deal with that? I have to eat and sleep and hold down a job. Exactly what's it take to get friendly with these folks? They have faction rewards for the level 10-19 Range. A nice ring, for Exalted. EXALTED! I can't even get friendly with them.
On the pet front, I've done well. I tamed Ressan the Needler, an albino bat that roams in Tirisfal Glades right outside the Undercity, when I was level 12. He's a fun pet, rather rare, moreso for an Alliance Hunter. He's learned Growl, Bite, and Screech. Last night, as he clung to the faces of our enemies like Clingwrap to a pudding, I kept hearing that piercing Screech, Screech, Screech. (Such an annoying death I'm sure. Big bat wings buffeting you, that screeching in your ears, my arrows in your back. Zounds! Pray for a quick deliverance to the cemetary!) I named him (her? You check.) Sorrow. The other pet, downgraded I'm told by Blizzards nerf-bat was Takk the Leaper. A dark green with purple mottling Raptor that I tamed north of Ratchet in the Barrens. Named him Sableclaw. He appears to be decently fast. Not overwhelming.
An armored boar out of Razorfen Kraul remains in my future I think. Till then, Sorrow and Sableclaw will see you, yes, You! Mr. Orc, in Warsong Gulch. :)