Some sort of proof would be helpful.
I’ve read through all of the patch notes for the duration of TBC as well as all of the blue posts from that era of WoW.
I’ve also tried to comb through YouTube for old BGs relevant to patch 2.4.3.
Unfortunately I couldn’t really come up with anything that showed actual numbers besides one singular blue post that has already been discussed when the original player posting here about honor being wrong caused people’s heads to implode.
As far as I can tell the only patch notes that mention anything to do with bonus honor are:
Bonus Honor in Alterac Valley is now only awarded during the battle for destroying enemy towers and slaying the enemy Captain. Upon conclusion of the battle, bonus honor is also awarded for intact towers, a surviving Captain, and for victory in the battle. The total bonus honor awarded should be similar to the previous total.
The points awarded from capturing the flag in Eye of the Storm is now increase based on the number of bases the capturing team owns.
Warsong Gulch, Arathi Basin, Eye of the Storm:
Additional bonus honor is now awarded upon conclusion of the battle.
The points awarded from capturing the flag now increase based on the number of bases the capturing teams owns.
There are never any mentions of these bonuses being reverted or nerfed throughout the course of the entire expansion, but without some sort of archived evidence on what the numbers were it is hard to make the argument that honor rates are incorrect when Blizzard says they are accurate to the reference client.
Here is a link to the original AndyCloud post that contains different archived videos, but iirc some were disproven as private server footage.
‘We are winning too much honor points per BG’
There are quite a few very good comments in that original thread - which has since been closed - that provide evidence to support that we are getting accurate honor right now. Specifically from Delimicus.
IMO the bigger issue is that Blizzard allowed people to capitalize on incorrect honor values twice and gain a massive advantage. I don’t really know what the solution is at this point besides to just let it go - Blizzard should have wiped honor at TBCC launch or tracked down every game played during that original 10x honor bonus 14 hour window and adjusted the rates to reflect what everyone else who missed that window got - the same for players who capped flags in EOTS before it was nerfed.
They also should have adjusted honor gains to reflect the accelerated pacing of pre patch and arena launch.
It is my opinion that these two oversights along with the paid boost have significantly compromised the integrity of Season 1 - to the point of a significant number of average players losing interest in arenas altogether.