Don't know how many of you picked up on this today, but a couple of minor crafting tweaks have made it into the 4.1 patch notes. First is a reduction in the price of trade goods from the Honor Point and Justice vendors by 50%. Those of you who want to make those purchases will probably be happy with the lower cost. Personally I'm not so thrilled about it because I've already noticed some price slumps with gathered materials in recent weeks. The idea that more of these items will be dumped into the market isn't appealing to me as a crafter because it also affects the prices I can charge for finished products.
The other change I expect will be universally hailed and this is the addition of Maelstrom Crystals to the vendors. I know some of you were bemoaning the lack of them in the original implementation and will be happy to get them now. This change I think is more reasonable because Maelstrom Crystals are still going for about 2k on most servers. That feels really overpriced to me when you consider the fact that weapon enchants are using 4-6 crystals and costing players 8-12k per weapon enchant. For this particular item I think deflation is appropriate.
So what do you guys think of the changes? Excited or annoyed?