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2-25-2010 @ 9:04AM
Actually, since people will have less incentive to mine/farm titanium with this change, I wonder if titanium ore might go up in price. JCs will still need it for prospecting and titanium dust.
2-25-2010 @ 9:20AM
I don't think we'll see that happening: as a JW I DESPISE anyone prospecting titanium - not only it's worth a lot, but the items it provides are easy to replace: epic gems are not especially rare, and titanium powder is only worth a token for the recipes. By now, most JW will have nearly all the recipes they could want.The drop in TItanium's worth will probably be limited by the presence of the titanium ore -> gem potential, but I don't see it act as a huge buffer - most people use titanium ore for their titansteel.
2-25-2010 @ 10:05AM
You sure cedric? Last I checked, the cost of titanium ore needed to make titanium bars was MUCH higher than simply transmuting saronite, even if you have to tip an alchemist. It seems that the ONLY reason for titanium ore now is for JC prospecting.
2-25-2010 @ 10:13AM
Yeah on my server (Stonemaul) JC's are constanlty offering to prospect ore and pay people for the dust they get... Just because Cedric has all the recipes he wants doesn't mean everyone does. I'd never smelt titanium at this point in the game. It's much more valuable to prospect it and sell the dusts to up and coming Jewel Crafters. Also Titanium ore won't dry up because people are mining saronite instead... that's silly. Titanium is a rare spawn for Saronite nodes. Nobody would pass up mining a titanium node because it isn't saronite. So, as long as folks are out farming saronite, there will be Titanium.
2-25-2010 @ 10:39AM
As a miner ive been doing this a long time tbh - every since the transmute came off the cd.@cedricDespise away, just be aware i know of NOT ONE SINGLE miner that actually smelts their Titanium ore now (barring yourself). And thats out of 13 miners i know personally on my server. Every single one of them gets a JC to prospect it. Quite often paying the JC's a tip of the titanium powder that drops. The miner and JC both win (and tbh if i pay in powder then the JC cuts any gems i want at the same time for free).
2-25-2010 @ 10:42AM
While I like the titanium dust idea from prospecting titanium ore, the implementation is retarded.10 dust means gathering 50 ore. Actually more like 65, as it doesn't even have a 100% drop rate. Gathering-wise, that takes HOURS. a much more efficient way of gathering extra tokens is *anything else* and then just buying damaged necklaces from the AH. Which means the concept is broken.To fix it, the droprate should be 100%, and you should only need 3 or 4 of them for an extra token.
2-25-2010 @ 11:49AM
Sorry Cedric, I'm with the others. I haven't smelted titanium ore in quite some time, and I don't know anyone who does. These are the AVG auction house prices according to Zam. (Your mileage may vary obviously.)8 Saronite Bars (needed transmute to 1 titanium bar) = 17g 60s1 Titanium Bar = 30g2 Titanium Ore (needed to smelt 1 titanium bar) = 35g
2-25-2010 @ 4:30PM
I have to agree with Korenn, the prospecting of titanium is retarded. it's infuriating to prospect titanium and get only 1 green quality gem, over and over. I can, and have, gotten far better stuff from prospecting colbalt. They need to change it so the only things you can get are epic and rare gems, and either 100% chance of some titanium powder or change the cost of tokens for powder to 1/5. the 1/10 exchange is ridiculously bad eith it not being a 100% drop chance.
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