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4-14-2010 @ 7:30PM
You also forgot that we can make Icy Prisms that have a chance to drop epic gems, dragon eyes and the most common; rare gems.
4-14-2010 @ 7:43PM
With the increased costs of Frozen Orbs across most servers, I find that it is generally a losing proposition to craft Icy Prisms, as the Orb + Chalcedonys you need to make it will almost always be worth more than what you get. I don't think the rare gems proc often enough to balance it out.
4-14-2010 @ 9:23PM
Follow the link to the JMTC forum and you'll find an older version which includes Prism and Dream Shard options. This version has been lightly pruned to account for market changes.
4-15-2010 @ 11:25AM
Frozen orbs seem to have started dropping on my server, people are realising that it's not worth swapping 1:1 for a Frost Lotus, plus I get 1 or 2 orbs a day on rolls.With the cost of making the prism dropping from 3 of each gem to 1 of each gem it now isn't a huge drain on your chalcedony supplies. The sheer value of chalcedony is mad sometimes. Maybe it's just our server but mining or prospecting rarely turns one up.
4-15-2010 @ 1:21PM
As Zamboni mentions, I didn't forget, I took it out. Frozen orbs are worth far more as an eternal fire or frost lotus (or even a portion of a t8 or t9 crafting orb) than they are in an icy prism.
4-15-2010 @ 5:00PM
It depends on your server as to whether it is worth the transmute or not. I usually do it regardless because I rarely both with prospecting stacks of ore and this still gives me a supply of blue gems for the alchemy transmute without depending on the AH prices.From wowhead.com (adjusted for new prism requirements):Cost = Frozen Orb price + chalcedony price + shadow crystal price + dark jade priceRevenue = 0.1 * Dragon's Eye price + 2.6 * (Avg. price of a blue gem) + 0.05 * (Avg. of an epic gem)So as a rule of thumb, if a frozen orb is less than the price of ~2.7 blue gems (which is what you're most likely to get), you should go ahead and make the icy prism.
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