May 9th 2009 6:32PM I really like that I can finally get the walking bombling without too much hassle (being gnomish engi) and other minor changes to engi in 3.1b
Engi can be a massive money maker now Wrath is here, I've made thousands. Specifically, using the mote extractor in Scholozar Basin. Mining and collecting mote clouds there, you can can make a LOT of money per hour, it's just a bit boring after a while ;)
I do think that a transporter for Northrend needs added (well 2 i guess if Bliz were to follow the previous transporter examples, 1 for gnomish and 1 for goblin)
Overall though, I'm very happy with the state of engineering ... I just wish someone would buy my motorbikes! though at 12.5k just for vendor mats, most people just laugh when you tell them the asking price including other mats :P
May 9th 2009 6:16PM Hay Amanda,
You can grind Cenarion Expedition in Northrend! Just hand in the repeatable quest for crazed diver ears to in Borean Tundra. 150 rep per handin and a nice buff. The turn-in point is really close to the grinding location too, which is nice. I recently grinded it for the Cenarion Expedition's flying mount which I've wanted since TBC. The title was a bonus since I was already exalted with the Cenarion Circle :)
Feb 23rd 2009 6:10PM I logged into the PTR site and was able to copy my main character across straight away. (EU)
Feb 1st 2009 7:22PM If I wanted to write some fake patch notes then I can't imagine coming up with something so convincing. There are many realistic changes in there.
I vote not fake, but probably subject to a fair amount of change even before PTR
Jan 23rd 2009 2:18PM As someone pointed out above, the cooking daily "Convention at the Ledgermain" now only requires 4 northren stews instead of the impossibly large 12 that it used it before.
This is perfectly true, and a welcome change, if a little late. However, it begs to be pointed out that the quest text actually says 8 (LOL)
c'mon bliz, get it together .. this is the most laughable patch in a long time.
Jan 19th 2009 3:27PM Welcome & great post. It needed said, and was said well.
Jan 14th 2009 12:14PM "Death Knights, enjoy your time in the spotlight. We will be ready to strike from the shadows when the time is right. Rogues will claim your spot in the SK-100 by spilling the blood of your people, Arthas' former minions, until the arena floor is a coagulating mud pit littered with your corpses."
Bring it on :D
Jan 8th 2009 2:37PM It never fails to amuse me the number of people that complain about so called "ninja miners"
IF IT'S NOT IN YOUR BAGS, IT'S NOT YOURS
It's as simple as that. Stealing, thieving etc does not apply because stealing would be taking something that's not yours and that can't happen in WoW.
If you lose out on a node, don't stop to QQ the player or /emote them, just get moving fast to the next node and get over it.
If lvl80's are "stealing" your nodes then don't worry, the lvl80 will skill up quick and move on.
Personally I think it's a great change purely from a time saved point of view. Herbalism has been like this for years, as has already been pointed out.
A tip for all you complainers, QQers and idiots. If you want an edge when mining then do it on a rogue. If you're clearing your last mob to get at a node and someone else comes to "ninja" it, you hit vanish, the mob attacks the other player and you mine away. Not to mention that stealth helps a lot anyway :)
Nov 25th 2008 1:51PM Everyone's posts here just show that this whole issue is completely about personal opinion.
If a node is being mined by a fellow Horde I will generally just keep moving. If it's being mined by an Alliance character then it's fair game in my opinion. This is the nature of the game. I play on a PvE server but if I was on a PvP server then without a doubt I'd be prepared to fight for the node. (maybe only if it were a rich/rare one)
It's called "World Of Warcraft", not "World Of Help-The-Apposition-Craft". Quit whining about it, get over it whatever. A mining/herb node that isn't in your bags, isn't yours.
A humerous related tale;
I was killing a couple of mobs the other day to clear a mining node when an alliance warrior rode up, did /lol at me, and started to mine the node. I promptly Vanished and the mobs immediately attacked him. I mined the node and he must have had /spit on a macro he spammed it so many times so fast.
I resisted the urge to goad him further and rode on toward the next node. :D
Nov 20th 2008 8:38AM Some good advice here Chase, nice job ... I was becoming a little disinterested in this column since you took it over but this post has perked my interest again ... looking forward to part2