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12-06-2008 @ 1:28AM
Hurray for sockets. Those are really cool.But come on, how can you possibly try to spin the state of Blacksmithing (and it looks like LW too) as something neat?The sockets are ALL we have.The four drop patterns you listed? Thats it. Those are our farmable patterns. Everything thing else, and I mean 100% EVERYTHING comes from the trainer.Wrath is really awesome. I'd give every part of it an A+, except the professions (throwing cooking in here too), which feel woefully unfinished.
12-08-2008 @ 11:35AM
I have made a killing with BS. Currently at 430 and its name your price on many items. Tempered Saronite Leg's are going for 249g each. Sarontie defenders are 200g+ as well as many other BOE items. Ore has come down so my mule doesn't even need to mine for me to make a killing now. It will end soon but boy have the last 3 weeks been amazing.
12-08-2008 @ 4:45PM
well thats really great for you. I'm happy it is so profitable.However, that is not what my point was.Its about what's interesting. JCers get to do daily quests (WITH KT rep at the same time, mind you) as well as having options to purchase from almost every faction. Enchanters and LWs both get to use special "currency" to buy their patterns. As annoying as it can be, even alchemists and incribers have a mechanic that insures variety amongst their practitioners.Blacksmiths have FOUR patterns that you don't get by spamming "train" every five points at the trainer. And those four are pretty much "meh" to anyone at level 80.The two whole patterns I got as an armorsmith, by the time I got them (I didn't see my first saronite until I was already 80), were not upgrades at all compared to quest rewards I had on.My point is not that we don't make money, its that every single blacksmith is exactly the same and that there is just not much interesting going on here. I can't stand out as someone who put the effort into tracking down every single pattern. I've got the same repretoir as someone who just logs in next to the AH, buys their mats, makes their stuff and logs off without ever leaving town.They obviously didn't put as much effort into this aspect of the game as they did in the rest.I challenge you to prove that statement wrong.
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