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6-01-2011 @ 11:10AM
Personally I think blizzard needs to leave inscription alone. They haven't made all the enchanter spells readily available. You still have to farm dailies if you want all your northrend jewelcrafter cuts. Cloth patterns still require grinding rep to obtain as do some alchemy recipes. It's bad enough we didn't get any new glyphs this expansion (the one warrior glyph was available before cata dropped - the rest were updates/upgrades/nerfs to glyphs we had already learned.) The new items learned - relics and darkmoon cards... oh and the origami rock (why?) Served us well to level and then what? Other crafters have the opportunity to learn more, make more new stuff. My leathercrafter has 4 pages of learnable gear to make, at a cost... heavy savage leather that I either farmed or paid for. What are they doing to scribes? Because of the QQ they are going make all the recipes available with just a daily cooldown. Leave the books alone. Yes there is a flippable market, but maybe the personal who posted it actually posted it right on target, why deny them the chance to make some gold? They will need every copper once they hit 80. Taking away the books or making them obsolete will kill inscription. There will no longer be a limiting factor that every other creating craft has. Currently for other crafts that is maelstrom crystals, chaos orbs or daily cooldowns. For glyphs the limiting factor is the books. The rarity of the item is what makes it valuable. If every scribe can make every glyph where will the value be? You won't have to run a heroic to get the parts, nor do you have break apart valuable gear or are limited by making just one a week. Every scribe will be able to make everything and that will make it valueless on the market. So unless Blizzard decides to add more items or limit the way we make things, players who are scribes will soon have the poorest income earning potential. And before anyone thinks we overcharge, remember we need to sell 200 -100gp glyphs to purchase the same shiney gear someone selling 5 pieces of high end crafted gear, in the end the outlay for the mats ends up the same. I know enough after reading this column, that the market will adjust itself and enough scribes will drop the profession to make it worth doing again. In the mean time all will suffer and QQing will be worse.
6-01-2011 @ 12:10PM
You are absolutely right because my tailor learned all the available recipes within weeks of cata launch yet my scribe spent every day for months doing the daily research to try and get the "majority" of the recipes available. Then, after learning all the daily research could teach me, I am locked out of the rest of the recipes because they are only available from a rare drop in content that people blast through in a few levels. I would welcome a faction that you could grind or dailies you could do. It would be loads better than grinding that elusive "random" mob in northrend.But you're right, people need to quit QQ and pay the 400 - 1200 gold per book on the ah.
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