As I'm sure we've all noticed, the 2.2 patch finally came out on Tuesday. I spent a good chunk of time last night collecting my new Jewelcrafting recipes and made my first epic gem. Woot! I still have to visit the Caverns of Time and get their recipe, but the +24 attack power was my most critical item. Unfortunately adding it to my sockets has forced me to redo some of my other gems due to de-activating my meta gem. So that's been kind of annoying, I only have 5 sockets to work as it is. I don't relish the idea of destroying multiple blue gems in order to get my meta gem back in action.
I'm also having the worst time getting that new Talasite recipe from Halaa, all of a sudden the whole world is hanging out there. I stationed my rogue just outside of the town and I kept checking up until 2:30 am, but no luck so far. It also looks like it's switching sides pretty frequently, who would have guessed that a new resilience gem would cause so much excitement?
I also noticed the new Ragesteel Shoulders are already popping up on the AH, I was hoping to farm that recipe with my hunter. She's broke and really needs to raise some epic mount money, I thought this new recipe might be just the shot in the arm she needed. Unfortunately I may miss my window here if 50 other folks on my server end up with the same recipe. Oh well.
I'm still quite surprised at how much frenzy has resulted from just a handful of crafting additions in the patch. Maybe Blizzard will realize how important the professions are and give us some real love? Nah....