For those of us who have picked the best profession (that would be engineering), we've finally got some new schematics in patch 5.4
to mess around with! Fortunately, there are no reputations to grind, no insane amount of gold or obscure items we have to pay to obtain these new schematics. In fact, in a departure from the usual, all engineers have to obtain is one item to learn all new schematics for patch 5.4: Chief Engineer Jard's Journal
. At the present time, the journal drops from any mob in the Vale -- I got mine from the first sha I killed.
Reading the journal will teach you Jard's secrets. Apparently, he really wasn't into explosives at all.
You'll get the schematics for Pierre
, the Rascal Bot
, the Advanced Refrigeration Unit
, and the Sky Claw
when you learn the journal, as well as the item you'll need to make all of them -- Jard's Peculiar Energy Source
. And this is where it gets a little frustrating, to say the least. Creating the energy source is easy, you only need 10 Ghost Iron Bars. What's frustrating is the cooldown -- you can only make one energy source per day. It's very much like the cooldown for Imperial Silk, except that there isn't an option to use Spirits of Harmony
to bypass the cooldown at the present time.