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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.
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