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!