Thursday, March 25, 2010

Alchemy after patch 3.3.3

Well, the first thing you'll notice as a Grand Master Alchemist after patch 3.3.3 is that now that Frozen Orbs can be exchanged for Eternals and most importantly Frost Lotus, is that the Elixir market may take a hit as peoples stockpile of frozen orbs are making Frost Lotus extrememely cheap.

However due to this change, demand for regular high lvl Herbs will go up, and you'll find yourself going from 11g per stack of 20 lichbloom, to being able to get 25g per stack, or maybe more.

We should see a price correction as the market settles down and we'll probably get back to around pre patch prices as the flood of frozen orbs drys up.

The fact that the Mining ability Smelt Titansteel is off cooldown is a big boon for alchemists however, especially if you are able to get large amounts of Saronite Bars cheaply, a mining alt or mining as a secondary may work even better. However check prices on the AH as Saronite Bars have almost doubled in price after this change, as miners realise the demand goes up.

All in all, try to focus on Goldclover, Adder's Tongue, and Icethorn until the crazy Frost Lotus prices get back to normal, and pick some bargains up while the fire is hot!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

About the Faction change.

So a short time ago I decided I was bored with Horde side and decided to transfer over to the Alliance side to see what I had been missing. So I went and used the Faction transfer service.

The surprising thing I found about the faction transfer service is after you pay for it and wait a short while, you character is available for transfer at any time just by clicking the button on the character selection screen. So in theory you can pay for a faction transfer and just wait til you want to switch your character over.

Interestingly, after I chose my race my Mage showed up still wearing the Horde equipment as you can see, but they all change to faction specific items once you log on. Also all faction specific quests will be reset, HOWEVER almost all items from the other faction that were linked to that quest will be swapped over.

So oddly enough now I have the 3000 quest achievement, but I have only finished 1600 quests now. And I have the Wintersaber mount in exchange from my ravasaur mount, but I am only neutral with the Wintersaber trainers, weeird.

I've been working on a few other things since I switched over, so I'll be going on about that soon.