Saturday, July 5, 2014

WoD Beta - A Quick Glance at Alchemy

Hello all!! As I brought up blogger to write this post, I faced the disconnect boss so... no screenshots yet.  I guess it's a sign that I need to get off my butt and take care of some IRL things for the fireworks tonight!

I was granted beta access to WoD in the first wave of invites, yet I just got around to being able to get some play time in yesterday.  Currently on the PVE realm, we are level capped at 92, which I was able to reach.  I've just obtained my Book of Alchemical Secrets and Garrison Blueprint: Alchemy Lab, Level 1 by completing  quest.  I've read in general chat that you can also get both items as random drops.  I'm unsure if the blueprint requires you to be an alchemist to be obtainable through the random drop method. 

Upon using the book to raise my alchemy from 600/600 to 600/700, I was immediately taught a few recipes to get my started.  First and foremost was the Draenor Philosopher's Stone, at ilvl 620 it was an immediate upgrade to one of my trinkets.  Before making the stone, I did have to do the daily cooldown,  Alchemical Catalyst, which resulted in receiving 5 Alchemical Catalyst.  As of right now, the new alchemy cool down is not shared with your Living Steel cool down.  I think it's safe to assume that this is because the Catalyst creation is not a transmute.  I'm looking forward to see if there is also a daily transmute that we'll be using, and whether or not it will share a cool down with our mount/pet making friend Living Steel.

I will be adding to this post once I'm able to connect to beta again, hopefully tomorrow.  For now, I'm off to sip mojitos and enjoy the day with family!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Free Glyphs in Warlords of Draenor

I'm back!! Now, there's some patch notes for the Warlords of Draenor alpha testing phase!!!   Woohoo!!! Stuff to chew on.... or at least I thought.  Most of what was included in these patch notes has already been announced in Blizzard's news or strongly hinted at in tweets from various Blizzard devs and/or CMs.  However, there is one thing that stuck out like a sore thumb in all of this, mainly because I don't remember hearing or reading about it anywhere before.  (I have been afk for roughly 6 weeks though)

Automatically Learned Glyphs

Here's a little excerpt from the WoD Alpha Patch Notes about glyphs.

"All classes now learn some of their Major Glyphs as they level. Recipes for these Glyphs have been removed. "
What does this mean exactly?  Well, on the up side, that's 76 (correct me if I'm wrong) less glyphs for us scribes to worry about making, stocking, and listing/relisting.  On the slight down side, of those 76, only 12 (15.78%) of them are in my best selling glyph list.  To be honest, with all the spell removal, class chages, stat removal, and whatnot, we'll likely see some other glyphs move to the top of the top sellers list.  Keep in mind that it's likely that we are going to see a few new glyphs per class, probably mostly cosmetic/minor glyphs, and the good ones are always decent sellers. If you're going to be slowly cutting back your stock in the months leading to WoD release, obviously you'll want to keep just a bit more of your better sellers than the others that are set to be removed.

Here's the list of my best sellers that are getting removed in WoD, they have also been updated in my original post.

Ferocious Bite
Cat Form
Water Elemental
Dazing Shield
Alabaster Shield
Double Jeopardy
Flame Shock
Demon Training
Siphon Life
Bull Rush

I know that hwoome was working on 'revamping' inscription due to the massive amount of milling it takes to acquire the necessary inks to make all these glyphs.  I'm hopeful that the resolution will be something we all can work with.  Her tweet:

If you haven't already, give her a follow to keep up with profession questions as she answers them.

Well, well... while I was writing this post, Tailswish of Swishco Ventures posted his two cents on the patch notes as far as it's related to gold making.  Tailswish has been afk a while and recently returned in March.  So head on over there and give his posts a good read!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Selltacular's Sound - TSM Additions

You may or may not know that I'm leaving the Navy after 9 years of service and I'm moving back home pretty soon.  I do not know how long I'll be 'AFK' but I will be returning to the internet as soon as possible.  With that, I have something for all of you as sort of a temporary parting gift.

If you're using Trade Skill Master and don't have the TSM Additions Module installed, I highly suggest that you install it.  Otherwise, this 'gift' will be useless to you unless you use some other add-on (use TSM Additions instead) that plays a sound file when you make a sale.  As well as playing a sound when you make a sale, the module also provides a link to the item and a sale price when 'a buyer has been found for your auction', it also replaces that text in your chat window.  Additions also allows you to buy stacks from vendors in any amount you like.  Check it out if you haven't already!!

How to change the sound file in TSM Additions

If you open the TSM Additions folder, you'll see an mp3 file labeled 'register' .  This is the file that plays every time you make a sale.  If you want to change the sound file, you can remove the original mp3 and replace it with another of the same name.  I chose to create my own sound file to use for this.  Click this link to download the Selltacular Sound File.  Don't forget to rename it to 'register.mp3'  I hope you enjoy it!


I forgot to mention that you need to replace the file every time you update that module.  I always forget until I hear the 'default' register sound.