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3-31-2010 @ 7:06PM
I'm a new jewelcrafter myself, and it almost looks like JC is only rewarding if you've been one from the beginning of Wotlk since you can get all the recipes then. Daily quest to get one token seems a bit harsh for new JC' ers. Only prospecting looks good to make money, but the cutting self, takes a while till you have the recipes for all the gems that are needed. :)
3-31-2010 @ 7:14PM
Well, one thing you can do to offset the late starter disadvantage is to do research on which epic gem cuts sell well. Check out the AH, research what people are wearing, research what cuts are popular with what classes.Getting all the cuts is pointless; many of them just have almost zero demand. But if you get the cuts that people want first, you can start making gold right away.
3-31-2010 @ 7:15PM
I think that's the point.. you can't get everything so easily. I spent days researching for new glyphs and I must have bought about 40 glyph mastery books to learn every single glyph the game has.. it took me a long, long time, but i felt great when I finally had them all. The same goes for enchanting, I spent a lot of time disenchanting stuff to get me enough Dream Shards and learn all the recipes from the vendor. It feels nice not to get everything in a silver platter :D
3-31-2010 @ 8:00PM
I agree with the investment/reward+satisfaction. There can be/seem to be a bit of an entry barrier. I started JC a while ago on 1 toon shortly followed by a 2nd and then a 3rd. Partly to maximize my tokens, but I keep the profession on my main for the jeweler gems/stats as well. I decided to go for 'all recipes' just to be a completionist (all epic cuts). Met that goal quite a while ago. Still do the dailies on all 3 toons. Helps to have your own xmute spec alchemist or 2. And, as always, Know Your Market.
3-31-2010 @ 10:17PM
I did really well in JC just doing the blue quality gems and a handful of popular epic gems. I never really pushed the profession that hard. I didn't do metas all that often, I didn't obtain all the NR recipes, i never prospected for profit. I found in the beginning it was quite easy to make gold, but recently not all that much. If i were to do it now I'd explore all these options and keep doing the dailies. Don't forget you can buy titanium ore and damaged necks for tokens. And also it greatly helps to be on a busy server. On one of my servers, there is 20 ppl in dalaran on average, on the other there are 100+. One server is a huge profit, the other i sell maybe two items out of hundreds a day. I'll let you guess which one.
4-01-2010 @ 5:14AM
I make a nice bit of change with JC even though I dont have time to play the AH as much as I used to.For me its Meta gems, Relentless, Ember, chaotic and insightful. I post 3 or 4 every evening before and after the popular raid times and I dont get many back.
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