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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Discover...

I see what you did thar... ^^

There's a new PTR Patch this morning: Stormwind's FINALLY repaired post-Deathwing attack (and about time too!) There's at least NINE new BoP Battle pets (apart from any indigenous wildlife roaming around we can battle) but my interest was piqued by this little snippet in MMO's rundown. Producing Imperial Silk from Tailoring and the new Lightning Steel bars from Blacksmithing will give you a chance to discover new recipes.

Ever since Blizzard introduced the Alchemy 'discovery' model at the start of this Expansion a part of me has wondered if this would be the way forward: it makes the entire 525-600 process considerably less stressful, there is no chasing around for recipes from multiple sources and (most importantly) it means everyone's needs when levelling are different, so you don't have loads of players all hunting the same raw materials with which to do so. I am going to assume that the four new recipes above are possible from the Silk proc, so it would then be logical to further postulate that the rate will be quite low. However, there are those professions where there is no 'transmute' component (looks sadly at fellow Leatherworkers) so I'm wondering how this will pan out in time. Who knows, maybe I'll be getting a new type of leather to work with this time around...

This would be the point where I hope that someone from Blizzard might be reading, and that I can pitch an idea I (and I'm sure others) have had that might be worth repeating. There's a phenomenal number of 'old' recipes trapped in instances from Kalimdor to Northrend, some with drops so low it's shameful. Would this not be the opportunity to introduce an 'Ancient Crafting Tome' to the game: a book filled with vanity items, specific to each profession, which when used gives a chance to learn a 'Classic' recipe from times past? If we are going to start treading the road of recipe discovery it would be fantastic to give everyone a chance to pick up the more obscure, and would prevent such classics as the Rich Silk Purple Shirt being lost forever, or certain unscrupulous types selling the few recipes that remain for ridiculous prices.

Needless to say, if I didn't know already, I really should be poking about on the PTR as soon as possible, if only to get a sense of where to go for these new quest areas. If there's new recipes to be learnt as well, it's the incentive I need to finally extract the digit and finally finish the the Master of All achievement in game...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree that it will be nice to have alternate ways to get recipes. I am an avid collector, and always on the lookout for recipes I don't have yet. But I don't agree that people who sell rare recipes are unscrupulous for charging what they want. How much does the Darkmoon Rabbit go for? And it is something that can still be obtained in the game.