I'm sure many of you are wondering why I haven't brought you anything about Inscription yet. It's the most anticipated addition to crafting and I haven't said a peep. Well, every time I check in with it there are still major flaws. Since I don't have an unlimited supply of herbs, I've held off on using them until I feel comfy that it's in near-final status. I realize that other folks have been posting leveling guides for Inscription for awhile now, they are wrong. I've seen several waves of sweeping changes go through this profession and I personally wouldn't trust anything that was written more than 30 days ago.
The fact of the matter is that I've actually tried to level Inscription twice on the PTR. The first was about 3 weeks ago and I got stuck at 150 because none of the trainers were offering Expert+ levels of Inscription. The recipes were there, but you couldn't unlock the skill tiers.
Last week they patched a new version up so this past weekend I tried again... and got stuck at 200. This time all the recipes were there, but every glyph over 200 skill was green as soon as I learned it. Sure I could use some of the non-glyph recipes, but they required 2-3x more mats. Or I could just make 2-3x as many glyphs to get one skill point. Believe me, I tried to push through in the hopes that it was a temporary hiccup. I made it to 260 before I gave up, every new wave of glyph recipes continued to be green immediately upon training and I was plowing through my herbs at an alarming rate. I decided that even if I did manage to succeed, I wasn't learning anything helpful to the rest of you. So I hung up my hat and decided to wait it out. Now you know why there's been no sneak peek for Inscription :(
Why bring it up now? Well it looks like we're getting a potential release date for the patch: October 14. That's only two weeks from now, so I have to think that Inscription is reaching final stages. I checked in on the PTR today and the 260 recipes that were green to me last week are now orange. So it looks very promising that they fixed the bug that was kicking me in the butt. Obviously there can be new bugs, but this close to the finish line I'd like to think they would be minor. Which means I have two things in my favor to argue that now is the time to move forward with Inscription. And if it's still messed up I'm going to be very pissed because I'll be using my last character copy (with more herbs in tow) for this 3rd run at the leveling process. Let's all cross our fingers!!