Jan 3rd 2010 11:00AM purty
Jan 3rd 2010 10:59AM yummy
Jan 3rd 2010 10:58AM nice
Nov 11th 2009 9:07PM here's to hoping
Nov 10th 2009 2:03PM Oh, they're not entirely useless and they're probably the best gold/hour investment to farm in the game at present. Cobalt being the most likely alternative on my server 40g/stack and little competition most of the time. Titanium sells for 400g/stack but with upwards of a dozen farmers at most hours the g/h drops considerably.
I don't begrudge people farming these, and part of me would be sad if I went into a zone and realized there were too many people farming the area for me to bother. I would like to see them as more useful than simply a convenience for a reroller to find them on the AH ... even at a premium.
I've even thought of putting together all the mats needed to level JC and selling them for a tidy profit via my guild forums. Still, there remains something unsatisfying about that. I'd rather forge the mithril and thorium into something a little more useful with an equal demand.
Nov 10th 2009 1:33PM Well, the testers can and do try to map out exactly what they want to do and where they need to go to make their leveling experience as painless and rapid as possible. Armed with that knowledge and a week of vacation time, I'd be the first 85 in my guild.
Nov 10th 2009 1:30PM Opt ins won't be available in the account management until Blizzard has announced the beta. When that happens you can visit your management page and select the option for beta consideration. If you're one of the lucky duckies selected for the beta, all the information that you need to participate will be sent to you. All the information Blizzard really needs from you will have been send to them already.
IF you receive an e-mail asking you for account information, passwords, et cetera, it's a scam phishing for your personal data and account information. I wouldn't be too concerned as yet, we've probably got at least a couple of months before the earliest I could see the beta being announced.
Nov 10th 2009 1:13PM I've heard some vague references to the guild experience system possibly creating trade syndicates in game. I would hope that Blizzard considers this and runs with the idea. Additionally, I would like to see a new system of acquiring end-game recipes and materials other than raiding so that the notion of a trade-syndicate can work in game.
For this system to work properly there would need to be a distinctly trade oriented tree, and the raiding rewards would have to be significant enough to encourage a guild that is in progresion to take those over economic talents. I'd even go so far as to give the trade talents some pve/pvp debuffs, less benefit from stamina, intellect, and the like.
The trade tree can provide buffs such as lower posting fees, lower auction house take, greater bank space, access to epic recipes, et cetera.
I'd also love to see more use for early level materials so that it isn't quite so simple a question to answer when someone asks what they should farm and where should they farm. As it currently stands miners want Saronite and Titanium nodes, so they can be found in Scholazar, Icecrown, and Wintergrasp farming the materials that they need. Wouldn't it be great if there were renewed use for copper, Iron, Mithril, et cetera and as such miners would be forced to take a holistic approach to their profession and farm multiple areas throughout the entire world.
It's not a perfect solution to the problem described in the article, but I think if properly implemented that it could do a great deal to distract us from the menial tasks of polishing the helm of hodir and thrusting his spear. I love the thought of entire guilds devoted to something other than raiding/pvp/leveling. I don't think you find all that many crafting guilds at present, because the crafting mini-game dies for most players after the first content patch, and the crafting mini-game is too deeply involved with the raiding game.
Nov 6th 2009 10:28AM The problem is that people will and do roll on items they can't/won't use in that situation with the sole intention of auctioning it to those who can/will use it.