There’s not a lot to report from the Test Realm yet, just a handful of new recipes have trickled out so far. Since this patch isn’t really about anything other than Ony 2.0, I wouldn’t expect a ton of profession goodies either. I don’t know what they have in mind, but I think the most interesting item is the new concept for Leatherworking drums and the new group scrolls.
Archive for the ‘Inscription’ Category
I wasn’t able to find enough data for some of the other tradeskills on the 3.2 Test Realm, so I’m just going to combine this information into one post. Here are some screenshots I took of new recipes in Leatherworking, Inscription and Engineering, plus a couple of items for Alchemy and Jewelcrafting: (more…)
Last week I found a couple of web sites that really peaked my interest. In fact, I kind of wish I’d known about them prior to the 3.1 patch. One has been around quite awhile: WarcraftRealms. This site collects population statistics for all servers and you can filter based on a number of criteria. What does this have to do with crafting? Well if you’re a crafter, it helps to know what classes are more popular than others. I mean, you could use your personal observations if you like. But for those who prefer facts and figures, you can check WarcraftRealms instead.
I’ve been having a problem since 3.1 that maybe some of you have also experienced. I was excited by the idea of getting my hands of some of these new Books of Glyph Mastery that randomly teach new glyphs. The problem is that despite all my best efforts, I could never manage to get one. I tried really hard, I did the tournament dailies each day on 2 toons and killed the Icecrown mobs. I spent a couple of hours farming in Storm Peaks. To this day I have yet to loot one. About a week in I gave up and bought one off the auction for 300g. My guild leader was also kind enough to give me one that he got in a raid, thanks for that!!
I’m happy to report that the action with Glyph sales has been really good since the servers came up after the patch. The second thing I did when my server was back up was head for the Auctions and post a bunch of glyphs. I followed my own recommendation chart for which glyphs to sell and I was able to bring in almost 800G before I went to bed. I also posted a bunch before I logged for the night and this morning I had another 500G waiting in the mail.
One of the new Inscription items we’ll be seeing in 3.1 is called Technique: Rituals of the New Moon. This is a farmable drop recipe that creates an off-hand book. I like the farmable drop thing, I wish there were more of these for Scribes. Still, I’m happy to see something new for us :) Here’s the recipe: (more…)
Ok, first I want to throw out a reminder about sharing opinions on glyphs. Everyone has personal favorite – I include myself in this pool of guilt. Right now I’m sporting Glyph of Healing Touch, which most Resto Druids don’t use. I like having a fast, powerful heal and Glyphed HT has half the cast time and almost double the healing power of Nourish. It’s not listed on most Druid sites, so I left it off the list because I can’t back it up with expert opinion. My point is… I’m suffering too!
In preparation of a release in the next few weeks, I’m putting together my glyph recommendations for the much-anticipated Dual Spec feature. I’ve done some research on the current “top dogs” for class glyphs that will hopefully narrow the playing field a bit. In this article I’m going to present the first five classes and follow up in a Part Two with the remaining five classes. Minor Glyphs will not be covered here – dealing with Majors is enough of a chore!
We got yet another new update on the Test Realm yesterday, and I popped over to do my usual rounds of trainers and see if any new crafting goodies showed up. I was in luck because some new Inscription recipes were added to the trainer in Dalaran! And I’m so tickled because it looks like I’m the first site to have them ;)
The Test Realm for Patch 3.1 went live earlier today and the news has been rolling fast and furious. I also got a quick chance to snoop around a bit, although sadly I was not able to turn up as much information as I’d like. Stupidly I copied the only one of my 70+ toons who isn’t able to get to Dalaran. For now I’m stuck with the starting zones in Northrend until I can get another toon copied.