Yay for patchy goodness!

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, the 2.2 patch finally came out on Tuesday. I spent a good chunk of time last night collecting my new Jewelcrafting recipes and made my first epic gem. Woot! I still have to visit the Caverns of Time and get their recipe, but the +24 attack power was my most critical item. Unfortunately adding it to my sockets has forced me to redo some of my other gems due to de-activating my meta gem. So that’s been kind of annoying, I only have 5 sockets to work as it is.  I don’t relish the idea of destroying multiple blue gems in order to get my meta gem back in action.

I’m also having the worst time getting that new Talasite recipe from Halaa, all of a sudden the whole world is hanging out there. I stationed my rogue just outside of the town and I kept checking up until 2:30 am, but no luck so far. It also looks like it’s switching sides pretty frequently, who would have guessed that a new resilience gem would cause so much excitement?

I also noticed the new Ragesteel Shoulders are already popping up on the AH, I was hoping to farm that recipe with my hunter.   She’s broke and really needs to raise some epic mount money, I thought this new recipe might be just the shot in the arm she needed.  Unfortunately I may miss my window here if 50 other folks on my server end up with the same recipe. Oh well.

I’m still quite surprised at how much frenzy has resulted from just a handful of crafting additions in the patch. Maybe Blizzard will realize how important the professions are and give us some real love? Nah….


6 Responses to “Yay for patchy goodness!”

  1. Gracey Says:

    About the Steady Talasite, it seems I had it first on our server. Managed to sell some for 40g, but prices did already drop to 25g now. Kinda dissapointing, but it was fun to go for it, and put some on AH and trade channel.

  2. kaliope Says:

    I noticed that too, on Wednesday the steady talasites were listing for about 30g which is a good 30% higher than other talasite cuts. By Friday they had dropped closer to the other prices. I’m guessing that the inflation will level off by next week as more folks get their recipe and buyers get the gems they want and are no longer willing to pay top dollar. I suspect the Ragesteel Shoulders will follow the same pattern, since that didn’t appear to be a particularly popular set in the first place. I still have 4 pairs of gloves in my bank and I only seem to sell 1 or 2 per month.

  3. ClemSnide Says:

    Spwwaking of patches that subtly aided the crafter, I recently noticed that I didn’t have to keep recasting “Find Minerals” when I died and revived myself. As far as I can tell this happened in 2.2, though silently– it wasn’t in the patch notes (unless it slipped past me; I DO read them!). Since none of my charas has more than one gathering skill, this is superb news, since I can free up a space on my action bar AND I don’t have to remember to recast it after every death!

  4. kaliope Says:

    Clem: Thank you so much for sharing that tidbit! I actually died last night too while farming ore and noticed that my ore tracking was still active after I resurrected. However, I just blew it off as a bug. Nice to know that was an actual change to the UI… too bad they didn’t share it with us!

  5. DaddyGamer Says:

    About patchy goodness. Anyone found a reliable source for who/what drops the Ragsteel shoulders?

  6. kaliope Says:

    Yes, as a matter of fact I was planning to write a post about it today. I got mine in SMV from the Enraged Fire Elementals and I understand any of the Enraged Spirits can drop them.

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