Patch 4.3 is Alive & Kicking

We're getting Patch 4.3 today and with it comes a decent amount of content related to professions. Epic gems are probably the biggest addition to the recipe pool - as well as one of the most anticipated profession upgrades. Armor professions are also getting updated versions of the crafted PVP gear. Inscription is getting one new glyph and some changes to other glyphs which may affect their popularity. And Enchanters will finally be able to shatter maelstrom crystals into heavenly shards.

Some unofficial changes that are supposed to be going into this patch are the unbinding of Chaos Orbs and a major shift in how Alchemy specialization changes are handled. There have also been some UI improvements made to Archaeology and the Auction House.

Last night we updated Crafter's Tome with all the new patch recipes that we were aware of. This includes the epic gem recipes, the new raid drop recipes and the new minor glyph for Scribes. I will continue to monitor for unofficial changes and additions as well.

The feature I'm most excited about is Transmogrification. Armor professions have a lot to offer players in the way of transmog gear and I am happy to provide! Over the past few months I've done a few posts that highlight crafted items for "mogging", here's a quick list of them:

Transmog for Leatherworking
Transmog for Tailors
Transmog for Blacksmith Part 1 & Part 2

12 comments:

  1. OT: The main crafter's tome site is requiring a name and password to access it. Is this a new policy?

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  2. Hmm, no. I better get someone on that!

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  3. Should be fixed now, thanks for pointing it out :)

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  4. btw i count 66 epic gem cuts on live servers, not 51, they added a few more it seems :)

    sadly i don't have enough tokens to buy them all (i used the random cut book and had about 220 tokens saved [omg over 200 days])

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  5. I'll have to double check my recipes and see if any are missing then. Sounds like you did well with the tokens though, I think most JCs had notably less tokens :)

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  6. I couldn't bring myself to grind out all the tokens either, especially since there are so many "trash" cuts that hardly anyone really wants, especially in the beginning. Dodge/Hit?

    On another note, it looks as if the Polymorph-bear didn't make it into live? Sniff.

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  7. As a random side note, all of the chitin I ground up from AQ went grey. Sandstalker set (LW) has different mats now. But the BS recipes haven't changed. (No, I'm not peeved at all. really.)

    I suspect a few other old recipes changed as well.

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  8. I noticed the same thing and I'm getting similar reports from other readers. It looks like a rash of classic recipe tweaks went through under the radar.

    Make sure to post/email if you find anything else!

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  9. huh, when did they add the gnomish gravity well to engineering? just discovered it today - you've got it on crafterstome though

    as for the jc tokens: yeah, i resisted the urge to buy all the blue cuts, let alone chimeras... really can't say how i feel about doing a year of dailies, and not having all the cuts, jc is so weird

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  10. The Gnomish Gravity Well has been there for awhile, I believe it was part of the expansion release but I didn't find it until 4.1 or something like that. What can I say, I'm Goblin! I think a reader emailed me that one and I put it in a patch update.

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  11. It seems that some older recipes have been renamed. For example, "Enchant Shield - Shield Block" is now "Enchant Shield - Parry".

    Would you, by chance, have a complete list of the ones with changed names?

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  12. Wow, no I don't. I didn't even realize name changes had been done. Very annoying because they've done several rounds of that already. Bah. I'll try to check it this week and post if I can.

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