In case some of you didn't hear about it yet, yesterday the very first badge vendor was unlocked on the Proudmoore server. Chaos ensued, rofl. On my server the anvil is still around 50% so I'm assuming we have another 2-3 days to go. Frankly I didn't expect it to take this long, I think the PTR progress inadvertently set the bar a bit high for the live servers.
As a jewelcrafter, what I'm mostly waiting for is the gem vendor to be unlocked during Phase 4. Sure I can buy some nice recipes from the Quartermaster, but I can't actually make my new JC trinket until the gem vendor opens up to sell me my epic gems. More importantly, I can't cut epic gems until she starts selling her wares even though I'm almost Revered with SSO right now. At this point I'm guessing I'll hit Exalted before she's unlocked *sigh*. I assume we're all (most of us) in the same boat sitting on a stack of Badges that we still can't use. I know I probably shouldn't be in a rush since it's rare for Blizzard to give us a huge server-wide event like this. But the anticipation is killing me!!
In other news, I finally got most of the 2.4 recipes posted on Crafter's Tome. Being out of town the week of the patch has really thrown me off my normal update process, but the bulk of the new items are online. There are a few still missing though, most notably the new cooking recipes from the vendors and the Steelweave cloak enchant. There are also some holes in the data, but that's mostly due to Blizzard not displaying drop rate information in the Armory yet. I will continue to update my lists as the data rolls in, but for now many of the Sunwell drops are lacking solid information.