It's been awhile since I posted any new recipes... this is entirely my fault. I have two birthdays and the first day of school coming up over the next ten days and I've been pretty busy getting my ducks in a row. Dare I publicly embarrass my wonderful coder hubby Mikros by telling everyone (the 12 whole people who read my blog) that he turned the big Four Oh today?? Oops, that just slipped out... I'm evil =)
Anyway, I did manage to get the new Lich King Engineering trainer recipes online finally and I have a minute to share my commentary on the goodies. First, I'd like to applaud Blizzard for taking some of the more fun items and turning them into Enchanting-style buffs instead of gear. Since my engineer is a warrior, she pretty much never wanted to wear cloth or leather items no matter how nifty the on-use trick was. And with most of those tricks being oriented for PVP, I was too afraid to trade a trick for actual health or DPS.
Some of the most memorable items have been turned into buffs that you apply to your current gear, including the Parachute Cloak, the Ornate Spyglass and the Rocket Boots. There are also some new entrants into this class of craftables, such as a Pulse Generator that confuses mechanicals (I sure hope there are mechanicals to confuse in Northrend), a haste booster and a rocket launching effect. I think this is going to add a lot of fun factor back into Engineering, I already feel like Inspector Gadget just reading about it.
There are other new additions being tossed into the line-up that as well that I think are a solid step forward in Engineering. We'll be able to create items that serve as multiple gathering tools, which is a nice way to provide money-makers for us as well as minimizing bag cram for everyone else. Even better is the new Gnomish Army Knife, I can't tell you how many times I've left that stupid Arclight Spanner in the bank when I went to the forge. I'm also pleased to see that they moved the ammunition and potion injectors to the trainer. These items were too useful to relegate to world drops that only few engineers could make.
Engineers around the globe are likely cheering in ecstasy for the MOLL-E, a portable mailbox. This has been high on the request list since the early days, it's nice to see the Devs finally give us something we've been begging for. There's also the usual selection of goggles and such, however I would like to call your attention to the Gnomish X-Ray Specs. This looks like a very fun item to me, but how about some love for the Goblin engineers, eh? I want to see people in their skivvies too dagnabit!
I could keep going, but surely you just want to review the list for yourselves and form your own opinion :)