May 08

I notice I’ve had a lot of hits today from Google searches for Inscription guides – presumably fuelled by today’s announcement that Inscription will be available pre-Wrath Day.
This is just a headsup for you visitors: I’m still planning to write a guide to levelling Inscription once all the information is available. Currently, Inscription still isn’t [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains information on Wrath of the Lich King, although it’s not hugely “spoilery”.

As a followup from my last post about new jewelcrafting dailies and patterns:

Dragon’s Eyes are purchasable from the Dalaran Jewelcrafting vendor, Tiffany Cartier, for one Dalaran Jewelcrafting Token each
Twenty-three rare gem cuts I discussed in the last post are [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains information on Wrath of the Lich King, although it’s not hugely “spoilery”.

In my recent introduction to jewelcrafting in WotLK I noted that there were a few missing stat combinations that we could expect future jewelcrafting cuts to fill. Read more for information on a number of new rare gem cuts, jewelcrafting [...]

May 08

Recently I talked about my indecision over how to have my cake and eat it too. I have since achieved enlightenment!
This was also a Blog Azeroth shared topic from two months ago! With all my indecision, though, I had no answers for it – until now.

What I’ve Decided

My main will drop Alchemy just before [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains information on Wrath of the Lich King, although it’s mostly mechanical and thus not hugely spoilery.

The most recent WotLK beta patch introduced a number of new Jewelcrafting recipes, showing us the Northrend equivalent of some very familiar Outland gems – as well as some new contenders.
Read on for details of Northrend’s [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains spoilers for Wrath of the Lich King.
This is the first of a two-part guide to Inscription, the new tradeskill being introduced in Wrath of the Lich King. The second part will cover specific recipes, required mats, and a recommended path for levelling the skill as efficiently and quickly as possible – [...]

May 08

Well, Inscription is now available in the current WotLK build, which is good news for those curious about the profession.
I’m just waiting for character copy to be working again so I can copy my herb banker across, and then I’ll be starting work on Inscription over the weekend. Watch the skies for an Inscription levelling [...]

May 08

Sorry for the radio silence; for health reasons, I’ve been spending very little time online, and it’s really limited my blogging time. Still here! Not dead! And in the meantime, a quick update for this post:
The Jewelcrafting Quick Reference Table has been updated to include the four new jewelcrafting patterns introduced in patch 2.4.2, which [...]

May 08

I picked up an epic flying mount for my main perhaps six months ago now, and zooming around at Ludicrous Speed with Crusader Aura on has been fun, but trying to farm for herbs and ore on my alt has been a horrible sluggish 60%-speed pain.
So I bought her an epic flying mount as [...]

May 08

News just in; MMO-Champion reports that the price of all the factional recipes in 2.4 has increased significantly.
In most cases, it’s not a huge issue; it’s a matter of one or two patterns for most people going from, say, 2g to 15g. Huge jump, yeah, but not a big problem.
Jewelcrafters, on the other hand, get [...]