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7-20-2008 @ 2:21PM
The problem with enchants is that they are just to expensive. People don't meet enchanters face to face just for the enchant, they meet face to face to give them the mats to make the enchant. Then they tip 2g and off they go. Things won't change. People are going to farm the mats themselves and then spam Trade with "LF Enchanter have mats."
7-20-2008 @ 2:40PM
Saying things wont change at all is just plain silly. I mean, so long as the scrolls cost a max of a gold or two, I can definitely see less and less ppl paying for individual mats and just buying the scroll for the bulk price of all the mats, maybe even a bit cheaper (depending on the situation of course.) I mean really you wont save much gold if you aren't an enchanter yourself, finding greens to DE from the SSO dailys and whatnot. "What about all those Primals you need for high end enchants?" Its not to hard to imagine people farming primals to sell on the AH to pay for the scrolls indirectly instead of to contribute the enchant. In fact, who do you think will be buying most of those Primals? The enchanters making the scrolls! This system could work, lets see how the details flesh out.
7-20-2008 @ 3:33PM
If the chanters get skill points for enchanting scrolls you can bet some of those with the easiest mat requirements will be available by AH all the time. Most people I think have a friend or guildmate they go to for really mat intensive chants now anyhow. The most rare enchants like Surefooted should be the only ones you would see in trade chat I would think.
7-20-2008 @ 4:38PM
@schwonga... I think what Kevin is saying is that the system now means that the person who wants the enchant has to gather the mats. I then do the enchant... In the new system I can take a risk and gather the mats myself... create a scroll... and sell it for some markup on the AH (so that it's worth the time and risk that it won't sell).But if people can still do the first option why would they pay MORE for the scroll? Sure a bit more for convenience... but significantly more? Probably not. So enchant scrolls will trend to the price of the mats (perhaps less as many other crafted items do).
7-20-2008 @ 5:35PM
People will pay more for the convenience. This also expands your customer base to a) people who are online at a different time, and b) people who are really into the solo experience and would rather not interact with other players. I think there are a surprisingly large number of people in that second group.
7-21-2008 @ 12:05AM
Personally, finding someone to enchant for me is a daunting experience. Only when my equipment is more permanent will I go to all that trouble. I'm much happier at the Auction House.
7-22-2008 @ 5:55AM
Don't forget that this will make it supremely easy to get enchants from guildees and friends, or to arrange for enchants on the forums.Find the chanter you need, mail them the materials, they create the scroll and mail it back. Guilds will also be able to stock their guild banks with scrolls of high-need raid enchants to get new recruits off the ground quickly.This is a HUGE change.
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