I guess I might as well drop my Inscription profession now and pick up something else since as far as I can tell they're going to make Inscription completely freaking useless. Might as well make a vendor for each class and sell the glyphs for 20g each.Don't drop it just yet for two reasons:1) There will be many new glyphs released when Cata hits (Prime glyphs as well as some new Majors and Minors I would assume), so you will be able to make lots of money in the first few weeks or months while people are scrambling to get their new glyphs2) Now that you can save every glyph you ever buy and consume, there will be many collectors out there trying to fill out their entire "glyphbook". You will be able to sell glyphs that nobody ever uses!Now, after this all dies down, and if it turns out Inscriptions non-Glyph items don't sell well, then you may want to switch Profs. But don't do it before then!Edit: Also, I like the new Eclipse bar!
Unless the books require them (i.e. a Manual of Blacksmithing needs metal bars as a component).now that is the most STUPID statement i've seen (sorry mate, I don't like to offend people , but really u kinda asked for it)if the books require the metals, there would be no incentive for the scribes to craft them, and if they required the metals to use them, there would be no point for the powerlevelers to buy them.seriously mate, what were u thinking?That the components required for the books would depend a LOT on what Blizzards goal with them is. If the books only require standard Inscription components (i.e. Inks) then you've suddenly got a substantial increase in demand for Herbs from people leveling every profession (albeit indirectly) with a decrease in the demand for ingredients supplied by Skinning and Mining (particularly the mid-level materials).Conversely if the books require materials similar in nature to those used by the profession that the book is for then you maintain the current balance of demand between the three harvesting professions by simply shifting who is doing the actual purchasing. Take a look at the materials list in your previous post now assume that making 450 Engineering books required a similar materials list (with the books segregated by profession rank). At this point the books are still beneficial to the power leveler for two reasons. First the job of "by X amount of 40 different ingredients" has been offloaded from the powerleveler to the Scribe since the power leveler now buys X of each book type. Secondly the powerleveler has guaranteed skill ups instead of probable skill ups (since leveling using orange recipes alone is rarely possible). So the net effect is to maintain the relative demand for different materials while providing a money making service for Scribes (effectively they rent their time acquiring complicated shopping lists of materials).Now it's possible that Blizzard's goal with this IS to increase the demand for high level herbs in which case I expect that the books will require a substantial quantity of inks but personally I lean towards the other interpretation.
Hrm, enhancement shamans should get a maelstrom weapon bar instead of having to look in the top right corner of the computer screen throughout entire fights, or relying on an addon.
Hrm, enhancement shamans should get a maelstrom weapon bar instead of having to look in the top right corner of the computer screen throughout entire fights, or relying on an addon.they added an in-game version of Powerauras to the game, and at least the DK version is quite well done, it shows important procs like rime or sudden doom.likewise for other classes such as paladins, so its not so surprising that it will work for shammys too, I bet u 50 bucks that new "poweraura" implemented will display how many charges of maelstrom weapon u got in a more convinient place.I've used the "Ace" addon for a long time to see my MW procs displayed in a similar way to the combo-point system of the rogues, but this new UI function could end up replacing it completely.like this
Why are people with inscription moaning about this change? The only thing I can see it doing is INCREASING the market and demand for glyphs. Now, i'll say right off the bat that I only have the one character, a paladin specced prot/ret, so the following may not hold for all classes, but:Ever since inscription came out, I have bought very few glyphs. I bought the 'best' 3 major/minor glyphs for each spec, and have pretty much stuck with them. I have changed one glyph slot maybe 4 times, in all that time. So, with the basic 12 glyphs, plus maybe 4 or 5, I can honestly say that I have easily purchased less than 20 glyphs, ever. With this new system, I can already see myself buying every single glyph available for my class, just so that I have it there to equip if I need it.And then you have to consider that there is now an extra tier of glyphs too, meaning there will be even more for me to buy. Cataclysm will kill the profit made from inscription? Yes, if by 'kill', you mean 'dramatically increase'.
Boomkiins are responsable for global warming.
I see myself buy a lot more glyphs come Cataclysm especially since there are some that are good for soloing and/or leveling but there not the best in slot. Like the one currently that refreshes death grip for DKs. No DPS is gonna have that equipped for dungeoning or raiding but while your questing or doing your dailys its saves a lot of time.I think the only time scribes are gonna lose out is if two different specs share the same glyph.
...I already bought all my glyphs in preparation of this. Making a scribe to take advantage of lazy people though. =)Don't ask why I didn't just wait and have my Scribe make them. I don't quite know myself.
This is a sign for me to begin stocking up on inks on my scribe, before the inevitable post expansion inflation happens...also, really looking forwards to the glyph changes, very helpful when leveling and wanting dif glyphs for soloing/instancing/bg without having like a stack for each. :D
They can upgrade the gui and polish it all they want, it wont change the fact that the game has gotten old and quite boring.
I guess I might as well drop my Inscription profession now and pick up something else since as far as I can tell they're going to make Inscription completely freaking useless. Might as well make a vendor for each class and sell the glyphs for 20g each. Wrong thing to do, think of the people who like to complete things, they would like to buy all the glyph instead of "only the six correct ones to max your style of play" (thinking of pre-cataclysm). Maybe Blizz will add achievements for having a certain number of glyph (equals more profit). Or think of the actual market of glyph, if the people were buying only the right glyph then you will be selling only a couple of them and the only thing that keep you selling glyphs are the new characters. (The same could be use to explain why you will be selling glyphs in cataclysm).PS: I would like more info between the difference of prime and major.
Creepskin said:I guess I might as well drop my Inscription profession now and pick up something else since as far as I can tell they're going to make Inscription completely freaking useless. Might as well make a vendor for each class and sell the glyphs for 20g each.Stop QQing Blizz is making this game easier with every x-pac and people still cry it's to hard.
They can upgrade the gui and polish it all they want, it wont change the fact that the game has gotten old and quite boring.Then quit. Really if it's old and boring to you then move on. Just because something has lost it's spark for you doesn't mean it's the same for everyone. I've done the same with plenty of games. Hell I've done it in WoW before as well after classic Naxx.The game will move on with or without you, just like the real world. *gasp* It did for me when I missed all of TBC.In general I see several of these opinionated posts that get inflated with a lot of self importance while waving said opinion out there as some indisputable fact. Really I just have to say gtfo yourself.
What I didn't see in here is if the great big eclipse above my head will remain along with the scrolling text of 'Lunar' or 'Solar' during the Eclipse changes?It's great that Eclipse has a bar as opposed to a 'buff' as it is in amongst the 30 other buffs during a raid but when I'm pew pewing in raid, I want to focus on the raid, not on a bar or buff and giant animations above my head allow me to do this (being as blind as a bat is also a contributing factor lol).Confirmation either way would be good if anyone has seen it :D
when I'm pew pewing in raid, I want to focus on the raid, not on a bar or buff and giant animations above my head allow me to do thisToo bad, since Blizzard wants Druids, Paladins and Warriors to DO THAT now.
Wow, that looks really awesome =) like how they made something special for us Boomkinz, Boomkin ftw
Wow, that looks really awesome =) like how they made something special for us Boomkinz, Boomkin ftwNo. Not really -.-...Paladins get a Bar just like that.
Holy power is a combo point system - the Solar/Lunar eclipse one is pretty unique.
Holy power is a combo point system - the Solar/Lunar eclipse one is pretty unique.Yes, it's a meter which shows you when you get a certain buff! :)
Unless the books require them (i.e. a Manual of Blacksmithing needs metal bars as a component).Given the typical mechanic of having to physically eat something to gain the knowledge from it, I can see scribes chowing down on metal bars to write their dissertations on masterful blacksmithing. Antacid anyone?Conversely if the books require materials similar in nature to those used by the profession that the book is for then you maintain the current balance of demand between the three harvesting professions by simply shifting who is doing the actual purchasing.That makes complete sense. Otherwise herbs would become the wild card of all resources able to trump and replace them all in terms of leveling. Of course, if they do this, it would also make sense to make different levels of books, otherwise the same raw materials would be used to level from 0-525, requiring some insane number of the same type of herbs (or whatever) to power level in this way. That wouldn't be very viable - too expensive if it used the top level components and too cheap if low level.The last few level of each profession have traditionally been the most difficult to level up, so I would definitely expect almost everyone to buy such books to get through those last 5-10 levels without the dull grind.