Well a few days have passed since Patch 5.0.4. dropped and the gold making scene has been…disappointing to say the least. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, Blizzard ruined glyphmas 2.0 (those grinches!) by means of a “bug” (I’m using obnoxious air quotes when I say that just so you know, cause I seriously doubt it was a bug) where the ink traders still take Blackfallow Ink in trade.
This means that instead of a dwindling supply of inks to go with the increased glyph demand we now have, well, the same old same old. Apparently on other servers the situation is a lot better with dumper crop sales at record prices, but on my server the prices are, well, less than stellar. As of this writing I’ve only made 28,273g in sales. I mean it’s better than nothing, but I was hoping for a lot more, and many people on other servers got more.
While I got maybe an hour of actually good sales soon the white knights (I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and not call them the idiots, I’m feeling nice today) came and the prices are now barely getting 10-15g profits.
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel though! It seems those that make one of the most popular bots in the game, HonorBuddy, have been a bit behind: HonorBuddy bots will be out of service for at least a week. I’m hoping these
idiots white knights run out of ink before the bots return and they can resupply. Hopefully when the alt rush comes this weekend at least some of them run out of ink. I know I’m grasping at straws here, but it’s pretty much my only hope right now for this market.
On the plus side I’m not exactly screwed for having stockpiled inks, I mean even if glyph prices don’t rise before HonorBuddy comes back online I won’t have to mill another herb for a long, long time. Plus, I still got good prices for those herbs (and resultant inks) so while I won’t be making gold faster than I can count it, I’m still in the green.
In other news I rather like the rest of the changes the patch brought, though it amazes me how much many players in the general population didn’t keep up with patch news, an unfortunate amount of people had no idea what was happening.
I’ve only really gotten a chance to play around with my druid (I’m a stag now, stags are cool) but I actually like what Blizzard did with the talent and glyph changes (except for the whole repurposing them instead of making new ones like they did for Cata, but that’s more of a gold making thing). One issue I’m having now is I have more abilities than I have buttons, even with my Razer Naga, so I’m starting to get inventive with my macros. First world problems eh?
One other things is that they changed how lower levels contribute to the guild which means the one I run which ranks people based on guild activity suddenly has some people flying through the ranks. Not something bad, just something I noticed.
Other miscellaneous things:
- The 3d models for male worgen are finally fixed (yay!) (think unit frame addons here)
- We got out collectors/deluxe edition mounts and pets in the mail already
- I’m surprised how many addon authors weren’t ready for the patch (kudos to Sapu for having TSM ready to roll)
- There appears to be a new issue on Blizzard’s end regarding the GetAll scan feature
- I’m a stag now, stags are cool
- Still no moose (Ghostcrawler promised us a Moose)