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5-23-2009 @ 9:55AM
I've seen a number of what can be boiled down to "QQ moar" comments.The objection we JCs have is not that we were nerfed "period" but that the nerf we receive makes us much worse off for having JC than it would for other professions (except maybe engineering).What we had: the removal of the socketing requirements through the use of 3 prismatics which had a nice help in stat boost.What we will have: 3 Gems which will be inferior to the upcoming epics.Maybe I *will* go engineering. it has to go up sometime, right?
5-26-2009 @ 2:39AM
you know what is funny is JC complaining about a non existant epic gems. That is not a reasonable excuse of why your profession can be OP in the mean time. your gems as currently available benefit is equal to those provided by the other profession the fact that they were prismatic gave them high value in that socket bonuses and meta gem activation didn't need less optimal gems.it is nerf but not the profession destroying sense that you seem to be claiming
5-26-2009 @ 9:45AM
Yet another non JC commenting on a profession he doesn't understand I take it... /facepalmThink of it this way:What if Inscription or Tailoring lost their exclusivity to their "best in game" enchants? Blizzard announced that upcoming enchants which could be sold in the AH would be better than your "exclusive" BOP?Now, that wouldn't mean the profession was *entirely* worthless, but it would make a large number of Scribes (the proper word, not Inscriptionist) and Tailors would feel the *personal* benefit they received from the profession had been taken away.The JCs have it this way with this announcement. The "special gem stats" are not the issue so much. Hell for all I care Blizz could have made them the same stats as blues as long as they were Prismatic.So Blizzard has taken away what I found most advantageous to the profession (and I was a JC since I was level 5).As for Epic gems, Blizzard has two choices:1) Make them less than our Unique (3) Dragon's Eye gems2) Make them equal or betterIn case 1) the nerf becomes more bearable. I don't use them for the stat bonus, but at least they remain "best in slot."In case 2), Dragon's Eye gems become worthless. We can only have 3 of them and they are now based on slot color. The epic gems would then become better and have no restrictions on how many you could have.Well, I'm stuck either way because my guild vetoed the idea of my switching (I'm the Guild JC with 455/450 skill), but Blizz *is* taking away what I see as the most important personal benefit.
5-30-2009 @ 5:20AM
I... are you just completely stupid?Delicate Cardinal Ruby - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40112 - 20 AgilityDelicate Dragon's Eye - http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42143 - 27 Agility27 is more than 20.Yes, JC will be losing ground to Blacksmithing if epic gems come out, but SO WILL EVERY OTHER PROFESSION. If you seriously believe that Blizzard won't boost the perks of every non-BS and non-Engineering profession to compensate you're out of your freaking mind.
5-30-2009 @ 9:11AM
@Rilgon:I believe I mentioned your option in #1 where I said that if JC gems remained the best, the loss would not be so bad compared to if new craftable epics turned out to be superior. So really, learn to read before flaming. It keeps you from sounding like a 13 year old...
5-30-2009 @ 7:01PM
You state, and I quote: "What we will have: 3 Gems which will be inferior to the upcoming epics."Your gems will still be superior to the epics by seven points of itemization each. Yes, not as strong as your gems are now, but again I state that if you're seriously so short-sighted as to believe that Blizzard won't realize that and compensate, then you are unfathomably idiotic.
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