Patch 3.2 info trickles out...

Some of you may have noticed over the past few days that Profession changes have started to make their way into the official patch notes. There's a lot of great stuff to digest there, but the one that I'm the most excited about is this:

"All stackable potions now stack to 20."

MUAHAHAHAHA! Laugh all you want :P I know, I know. We're getting new epic gems and the recipes to make them. We're getting buffs to many of our crafter-only goodies. We're getting other neato changes. I'm not saying this is the most uber item that crafting has to offer. The reason I'm excited is this... WE WON! That's right, you and me and all the other crafting weenies scored a point here. We bitched about bag space. We made our case in no uncertain terms. And here we are in the very next patch, and we get a nod =) I say we take credit for this one peeps. Maybe this is just a happy coincidence but WE DO NOT CARE. We spoke and the world moved before us!

This is only the beginning. Now they've opened the floodgates of stacking optimization. Pretty soon they'll have no excuse to leave any stack size at 5 or 10. They'll have to give us 20 stacks across the board, every profession will know the joy we feel today. Savor the victory - the little people win one!!

15 comments:

  1. Haha, I thought of your space post when I read that in the patch notes. I'm not even an alchemist and I cheered a little bit :) Bring on the other professions and items now Blizzybaby!

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  2. Hehe, I think that's terribly cute that you actually thought of the space post. Apparently I've infested your psyche =) I confess I have an ulterior motive though. By bringing special attention to this change now, perhaps over the next month or two we can shame Blizz into modifying other profession stacks BEFORE the next patch goes live. Vive LE CRAFT!

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  3. And health and mana potion injectors become worthless........ sonuva!!

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  4. I'm also wondering what's going to happen to the potion injectors and the ammo makers in 3.2. Engineers are getting some more schematics and buffs to existing item tinkers though...

    Tip to all the JCs, start saving your JC tokens to buy the new recipes!

    Tip to all the miners, start saving your titanium ore!

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  5. i believe it said in there that the potion injectors heal slightly more than the normal pot for an engineer (never used one so never noticed this) and this bonus amount was gonna go up....so it still has a use for engineers.

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  6. I was going to point out that potion injectors will now be more effective for engineers, but Turq beat me too it!

    LET THE CRAFTING REVOLUTION BEGIN!!!!

    Speaking of proffesions being buffed, as a Skin/LW Hunter, I was OVERJOYED to see that skinning's boost to AP (Master of Anatomy) will be increased! YAH!
    and oh so important now that I started raiding! LOL

    Thank you again for another wonderful, entertaining post to help keep us crafters onm top of the ever changing world of WoW crafting (or at least as we can break away from farming for!)

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  7. so then they take one more way of making gold away from us poor engineers. Sure a boot in health is nice , but so was the gold I got from selling full kits.

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  8. I'm not sure exactly what it means, but the actual text from the patch notes indicates two different boosts for injectors:

    "Potion Injectors now increase the amount gained by 25% when used by engineers. Quantity produced by recipes for Runic Healing and Mana Injectors has been increased."

    Not only would they provide 25% increased effect for Engineers, but it sounds like they will also make extra injectors. That part will have to be tested on the PTR to see what it means. That would tend to increase revenue if you start with five potions and get more after adding the injector.

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  9. I was thinking the same thing. Poor, poor engineering :(

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  10. This is not necessarily a crafting complaint and I am as happy as the next non-engineer about potions stacking to 20 but stacks are getting bigger and bigger and still.......



    Soulstones not only don't stack, warlocks are prevented from carrying over a certain amount. Maybe you can write a post about that sometime.

    Love your blog, just needed to get that off my chest.

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  11. Thank you for your comment mandm,

    i am currently leveling my warlock and the non-stacking soulstones is a sourve of much ire for me.

    I have a soul bag, but would much rather use the space for loot, quest items and crafting materials (herbs and vials for him Herb/Alch) if ss satcked, then that would be wonderful!

    but i also understand Blizz's point of veiw in them not wanting you to just make 5 stacks of you starting zone and not make more til your in your 30's or higher

    possibly we could get a comprimise and have them stack but have a limit of say 2 stacks?
    im not sure if that would work but just an idea!

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  12. /quote/ I’m not sure exactly what it means, but the actual text from the patch notes indicates two different boosts for injectors:

    “Potion Injectors now increase the amount gained by 25% when used by engineers. Quantity produced by recipes for Runic Healing and Mana Injectors has been increased.”

    Not only would they provide 25% increased effect for Engineers, but it sounds like they will also make extra injectors. That part will have to be tested on the PTR to see what it means. That would tend to increase revenue if you start with five potions and get more after adding the injector.

    /quote

    Yep Kaliope, I'm wondering if the potion injectors will also we usuable by non engineers. I will still pay to get some more potions out of my 20 potion stacks.

    The next best thing that 3.2 will give us is a small buff in Crafter only Itme enhancements. This is so we can still compete with fully epic gemmed raidiers in the end game :D

    Yay to buffs

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  13. I must have glossed over the potion injector part when I read the patch notes. That'll teach me!

    I realized over the weekend that the potion stacking change is going to give me a bunch of space back. I came upon this epiphany when I was going through some alts, wishing that I had more space as I was looking upon stacks and stacks of potions in the bank.

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  14. Far from it! Now the injectors give engineers 15% added potion effect!!! :-)

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  15. I think there's a lot of speculation about the potion injectors, but there's still a lot of time between the start of a Test Realm and the final release of this content. I truly doubt Blizzard will buff the regular potion stacks to 20 without modifying the injectors to create some type of benefit. Let's wait and see what they decide to do before we pass judgement on it, I wouldn't be surprised to see this go through several iterations before all is said and done :)

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