I’m so tickled that Jon LeCraft was the presenter of the Professions information on the WoW panel – woot! Some day I’d like to have an actual conversation with him to ask all my burning questions about crafting, but for now this will have to suffice. <I’m SUCH a nerd!> Now let’s get to the goodies:
Archive for the ‘Blacksmithing’ Category
We got a question over the weekend regarding the upcoming “tweaks” that are being made to low level Blacksmithing items. I confess, I didn’t have much interest in this when I first read it since my Smith is already capped. But clearly this could be an important issue for new players or folks who are just picking up Smithing. So I went ahead and did a quick eyeball review of the new vs. old items to give an overall impression of the changes.
Yesterday I finally got my Blacksmithing to 440 and unlocked the nifty Titansteel goodies. I haven’t actually made one yet since I need to collect a bit of Titansteel first. Since none of my toons is over 74 yet, I’m not actually in a rush to make any of the items either :)
For the last week or so I’ve been working on Blacksmithing (in addition to Jewelcrafting) on the Beta realm. The biggest task, as you might imagine, is collecting all the ore. The first 25 points of Blacksmithing will run you about 350 ore, the next 25 points will require another 350 or so. The final 25 points will take about 380 ore in addition to 120 Eternals (aka primals).
Just a quick post to let everyone know that I’ve added some new recipes to the site. A few new Jewelcrafting items were added at 350 and 370, rings and necklaces. There’s also a number of new recipes to Blacksmithing, including much needed consumables like weapon chains, shield spikes and new skeleton keys. There’s also a new set of armor called Ornate Saronite that looks to be pally-oriented. Yesterday I got a tip from a guildie (in Beta with me) that he had looted a Cooking recipe, so I researched those and put them in the cooking list… fun stuff, check it out!
The PVE server has been down all day, but apparently my premade druid was posted on the PVP server. I used him to do some exploration in Dalaran and there is now a Cooking daily quest with a bunch of new Cooking recipes. I’ll be working on those later this week, and I believe there have been some updates to Tailoring that I can add as well. I’m hoping to get some crafting done on Blacksmithing/Engineering, I just need to collect some ore to get started. Keep checking back, hopefully I’ll be able to post lots of new goodies this week!
For the last few days I’ve been working to collect some of the new ore in WotLK so Krystella can start prospecting and cutting gems. For those of you who do not have mining… I fear you’ll have some problems leveling up in the early weeks. Ore isn’t exactly what I would call plentiful in the starting zones. What with three different professions requiring ore, I’d be surprised if there was much available on the auctions.
Since we don’t have any new waves of info coming from the Beta yet this week, I thought I’d put together all the little bits of news I’ve gotten from our testers that have been sitting in my email box:
I feel so psychic =) Either that or Blizzard actually listens to me (except when it comes to a Beta Key, they’re playing Monkey in the Middle with me there) when it comes to new items that crafters desire… nay DEMAND. Yesterday I received a deluge of new Blacksmithing and Jewelcrafting items from our dedicated beta helper ‘MD’. I’ve been working all day just to get the smithing goodies onto the site, over 60 new items from the BS trainer are now live on Crafter’s Tome. Jewelcrafting will have to wait for another day… I’m pooped!
We’ve just added another batch of Beta recipes to Crafter’s Tome. These are the new Blacksmithing trainer recipes which I’m sure you’ve seen elsewhere. Once again, we’ve got the required skill levels which enable you to see the progression of the recipes. Unfortunately this doesn’t help a whole lot for Smiths since they all require the new ores to craft. Once again we don’t have the icons worked out yet, but I’ve got links to WoWHead in the notes. Neither shield is actually showing up in WoWHead as an item, so I just typed the stats right into the Notes box.