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10-03-2011 @ 8:07AM
I've always felt like crafting classes (Blacksmiths, Tailors, Leatherworkers and to an extent Engineers) should be allowed to "disenchant" or disassemble their work to have a chance at getting some materials back.
10-03-2011 @ 8:14AM
Yeah, I've often thought that would be an interesting mechanic. I remember from playing Dark Age of Camelot, one could 'salvage' a piece of armor or a weapon to get some of the metal used to make it back, and the same could be done to dropped items. It would be an interesting way of adding choice - an unwanted raid drop could be disenchanted for shards, or salvaged for material.
10-03-2011 @ 8:27AM
how about being able to repair your gear by using the trade skill (BS, LW, Tailoring) + appropriate mats (Ore, Leather, Cloth)?
10-03-2011 @ 8:38AM
I've always wanted the option to do this as well. I've recently been playing Dragon Nest which just came out of its open beta test and fully launched recently. In Dragon Nest there are devices called extractors that sit outside every dungeon portal that let you put unwanted greens and blues and oranges (WoW purples) into it along with a bit of money and it spits out crafting materials or comet dust which let you purchase items that make your weapons and armor better.
10-03-2011 @ 9:13AM
Funny you mention that. Early in the Cata Alpha (I think), they datamined out a tailoring ability called "unraveling" which would let you take apart cloth gear to get back cloth and various elementals. To counter the amount of mats recycling that would happen, the higher level tailoring recipes at that time required waaaaaaay more volatiles than they do now.No clue why they got rid of it. I thought it was a good idea.
10-03-2011 @ 12:33PM
If they allowed those proffessions to 'disenchant' items for materials then blizzard would have to make it so eitherA. There is a way in the LFG everyone has a fair chance of getting those 'disenchanted' materials.or B. Remove the option where if there is an enchanter in the group people get to roll on 'DE'ed' items.Personally, I never like the change where they 'forced' enchanters to disenchant.
10-03-2011 @ 8:05PM
"how about being able to repair your gear by using the trade skill (BS, LW, Tailoring) + appropriate mats (Ore, Leather, Cloth)?"Considering how much raw materials go for on the AH, It would more than likely be cheaper to repair your gear normally by forking over the gold.
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