Tag Archive: Blacksmith

Barrier to Entry

Barrier to entry is a term I’ve thrown around before, but I have never actually done a post about it, so I figured I’d take care of that now. What is a barrier to entry? Well, Wikipedia defines Barrier(s) to Entry as: In theories of competition in economics, barriers to entry, also known as barrier …

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What’s Up With Lightning Steel Ingot?

So there was a lot of hype pre patch about the Lightning Steel Ingot and the Lightning Forge. It seems like everyone was stocking up on Ghost Iron Ore and Ghost Iron Bars for the big boom when patch 5.2 dropped (not only from the Lightning Steel Ingots though, a lot of it was because …

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What Do You Mean I Have Too Much Ink? (Also: More MoP Preperation)


One of the few things I’ve been doing in preparation for Mists of Pandaria is building up a reserve of ink so I can continue to exploit today’s cheap herb prices well into the expansion, or so I hope at least. Currently I have 8633 Blackfallow Ink and 452 Ink of the Sea, and while …

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Last Minute Preparations for Patch 4.3. Hour of Twilight

UPDATE: Looks like Patch 4.3 Hour of Twilight is going live this Tuesday As the Hour of Twilight approaches goblins are scrambling to get the most bang for their buck out of this patch. The two expected release dates for 4.3 are November 29th or December 6th depending on who you ask, and both of …

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Now Everyone is Going to Want to be a Blacksmith


A little bird on the Consortium IRC mentioned to me today that the fine folks at Blizzard rolled back their changes to Jewelcrafting’s profession bonus to their release levels, and still haven’t touched the other professions at all. What this means is, once 4.3 rolls out, Blacksmiths will be able to equip 2 more epic …

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