MoP Beta Files: Mining

Our intrepid Beta reporter, Greeneggs of Doomhammer, was kind enough to send out some additional screenshots from the Mining trainers late yesterday. We now know that the next level of profession skill is called "Zen Master"! You can also see the current leveling requirements for MoP Mining in this image:



It looks like we'll need a level 80 toon with 500 Mining skill. The trainer prices may be adjusted, I wouldn't assume this is final. In this next images you can see that our low level ore will be Ghost Iron, which we can smelt at 515:




Things get a little weird at the top though, it looks like our uncommon ore will be Trillium, but with a twist. In the tooltip you'll see that we smelt Trillium by mixing a black and a white trillium ore:



Which for me leaves two questions - is there an intermediate ore (such as Elementium) that we're not seeing yet? And, how exactly do you collect black/white trillium? Is it a random spawn from any trillium vein or are there black veins and white veins? It's definitely interesting and not something we've seen before :)

7 comments:

  1. Wait Zen mining? So the only way to mine is to not mine?
    I'm finally going to have enough ore!

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  2. Hehe, I admit that I'm enjoying all the flavor that Pandaria appears to be bringing to the game. I thought the black/white (yin/yang?) ore was a fun touch also :)

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  3. You must learn to be one with the rock, and then you will find that the ore is you.

    I'm just waiting to see Yin and Yang pop up somewhere.

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  4. I think Manticyte Ore is the Elementium Ore of MoP - http://mop.wowhead.com/item=72093

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  5. Interesting find, I wonder why the smelting recipe isn't on the trainer. I guess that's another one of those NYI-type things.

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  6. It looks like Living Steel might be the nearest equivalent to Truegold. It also is a component in what looks to be a JC craftable mount - The Onyx Panther.
    http://mop.wowhead.com/spell=114780

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  7. Trillium veins (including rich veins) provide either Black or White Trillium Ore, so yes it is random what you get from the vein. Veins spawn in Ghost node areas, similiar to Pyrite nodes spawn in Elementium node areas. Need 2 of each to make a Trillium Bar.

    Living Steel is the equivalent to Truegold and is made by an alchemist.

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