Looks kind of boring compared to the other professions imo. Pretty much a duplicate of the last two expansions.
What is "PvP Power" that you get from (4) set bonus on the pvp items? o.O
Any Two-Hand weapons out there?
Nice the level 90 blues are not PvP gear
Aren't the icons in the tabs a bit simple, as well as looking wrong? I mean, the level 2 staff icon for an epic level 85 axe?
Not to minimize all the work and creativity that the team puts into the product, because it's a lot and the game sure is fun, but (there's always a but when you start a sentence like that :) ), Blacksmithing needs an overhaul.Nobody buys the crafted gear after the first couple months of the release because they get better gear raiding or buy better PvP gear with Conquest points, and then, there is no reason to BS any more. It's basically entry level gear for the expansion. After people are max level, they hand down/farm gear for their alts, and don't buy gear from the AH anymore, and the stuff they get in max level raids is far better than crafted items. The only thing people continue to buy are the belt buckles to add a gem slot. BS is a terrible source of gold. Mining has its uses for a while, as other professions use the ore or bars for crafting a bit, but even that gets limited, because there are so many miners. I keep thinking it'll be better or retooled in the "next expansion", but BS'ing is a repeatable formula at this point.I'd like to see additional BS plans be introduced via patches that allow more powerful, relevant armor/weapons/gear to be crafted (it might be something all professions need). Otherwise, it's a bit of a dead profession. (Should've become an alchemist! lol)
And while I'm at it, why can you only get some mats doing raiding? Not everyone can raid, and there are parts of the game that are just as hard (if not harder (PvP)), that should give the mats in some form as well. I don't raid. I don't have the time. As a result, I have to wait till the (we'll use Chaos Orb) becomes something that can be sold before I can craft the items I learned to make, and by that time, nobody wants the gear anymore.More/better BS only gear would be nice too :)
Thundercrush; if you are the last person making a reply, just hit the edit button, no need to double post.Also: Wowhead is not Blizzard; if you have real critiques, it's better to post them on the official websites where the designers can see them and possibly do something about them.I agree that Blacksmith is lacking, but when you can make your own sockets for pieces, that's still a good choice to keep it for end game, especially if you are also a jewelcrafter.
I know what Wowhead is and isn't :) but I hear ya. I was considering it that I'm commenting on the update info and sharing my opinion. If there's enough groundswell of similar thought, the sentiment will make it Blizzard. And honestly, what does it matter if I double post? (That's rhetorical, and I'm pretty sure you were just trying to be helpful anyway :) )As pertains to sockets, I totally agree. However, I was thinking of crafting/selling/making gold, and for that, it's a bit light a couple months after release.All that said, I'm still really looking forward to the new release, and I enjoy playing the game :)
Disappointed with specializations still not being brought back. The new sets look okay. The weapons aren't impressive though. Nothing really new about blacksmithing. But nothing new is certainly better than losing something!
Reading through these comments I realize only one thing.People will complain about anything. :P
This is very nice to have, iv been looking for more blacksmithing :). And the blood spirits are from raids right?
Same old same old. Some pve gear, some pvp gear, keys, shield spikes, and the same two sockets we've had since wrath. How about something new to get excited about? Where's our craftable vanity pet or mount? Hell when I heard there'd be a portable anvil I was like FINALY. Why does it have to be for engineers when they already have so much useful stuff. Can you at least give us some staves to make please? Some agi and spell ones. And here's an idea for all crafting professions, BoP vanity gear for transmog, something unique to show, this is my profession and only those of it can get it. Like the goggles for engineers. Maybe I complain too much, and I'm sorry, I'm just tired of my bs being boring to level and nothing but gear after you cap, and my engineer being so much fun with mounts and vanity items. My bs is my favorite toon, don't want to make him an engineer to have fun.