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4-25-2011 @ 2:55PM
I've suspected that Pyrite is going to prospect into epic gems, simply because otherwise Blizzard would have to introduce a new ore and then have recipes that use that ore. It would be a bit of a mess having to juggle Elementium, Hardened Elementium, Pyrium, and Truegold on top of the hypothetical ore. And then the ore would have to require 525 (or maybe even 530, requiring miners to carry around gloves with +5 mining), and we already have an ore that requires 525.I've been stocking up on Pyrite ore expecting them to be prospectable into epic gems. I'm currently sitting on 37 stacks of the stuff. (Also known as far too many hours doing mining runs through TH.)That said, this part of the article bothers me:"You'll note that epic gems in Cataclysm appear to have 50 stats, 10 more than the blue-quality gems. Last expansion, we went from 16 stats on a blue to 20 on an epic. It's not just the economy that's inflated this expansion, I suppose."40 to 50 is a 25% increase. 16 to 20 is a 25% increase. There is no inflation of stats here.
4-25-2011 @ 3:29PM
25% increase is inflation by 25%.so you, and the above commenter... you're saying something factually wrong. The stats are still being inflated. They just aren't being inflated at a higher rate than before. This is equivalent inflation. You can also have high inflation (like, say the stats were boosted from 40 to 60, that would be increased inflation), or you can have disinflation, where there is inflation but at a lower ran than before (like if the stats went from 40 to 45).It's still all inflation however. I do agree that the premise of what basil was saying wasn't right, because he was making it seem like the inflation was higher, when in reality, it's equivalent inflation.
4-25-2011 @ 4:56PM
"It's not just the economy that's inflated this expansion, I suppose."This clearly states that according to the author, not only the economy inflated but the stats in this expasion inflated as well. That's why people pointed out that regardless the fact the cataclysm epic gems have 150% higher stats than the Wrath gems, technically, it's not inflation since it's a 25% gain from the rare gems, same as Wrath.Yes, your comment about "25% increase is inflation by 25%". But in this context, that's not what inflation mean, which turns both your comments complete garbage. To read words and to comprehend a text is not the same. You obviously only read words...
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