First, I want to thank all you guys who left comments about the new Engineering changes that were published yesterday. I spent most of Monday at airports and on planes, so I was unaware that new tradeskill changes had occurred. From what I've seen, Engineers are rejoicing at all the new toys coming their way and I certainly don't blame them. Patch 3.2 looks to be the patch that us tinkers were waiting for :)
There are a number of things to be excited about, but the top ones for me would have to be Jeeves and the Wormhole. Jeeves may require a bit more effort on my part, but I was hoping the Wormhole would be easily acquired. So earlier today I went ahead and copied my Engineer to the PTR for testing. Thankfully I was right - the recipe for the Wormhole is available from the trainer in Dalaran:
Of course the description here is pretty cryptic, so as soon as I found the recipe I knew I had to make one and test it. Between my engineer and jewelcrafter I was able to cobble together the various eternals and the titanium. The only thing left is to test... here is my first Wormhole created right inside the Engineering shop:
Neat, huh? I was kinda tickled that it looked like a mage portal, I wasn't really sure what to expect from it. Next, I clicked it to see where it would take me:
I thought it might possibly just transport me to a random location - you never know with these kooky engineers. But it just gave me a menu of choices to wherever I wanted to go. This list seemed a tad random, but I was willing to go with the flow. Anything with options is an improvement over the transporter trinkets of the past, amirite??
Since my engineer is only level 75, I opted not to go anywhere out of her league like Storm Peaks. Instead I settled on a safe place like Howling Fjord. Surely I can't get into any trouble there:
Oops! Clearly I was wrong to underestimate the mischief potential of those pesky engineers!! This is me stuck on a small ledge, somewhere near the top of Utgarde Keep. I was so high up that I couldn't see any actual ground, just fog. And as I mentioned, I'm only level 75 so it's not like I can just fly away from this spot. Luckily an engineer such as myself is always prepared for emergencies... my hearth was available. So I used it to get back to Dalaran and safety.
Moral of the story: this thing can malfunction - so make sure you have a backup plan. Although I suppose you could argue that it did function, just didn't give a result that was particularly useful to me. Use at your own risk =)