March 3, 2009

Patch 3.1 PTR build 9637 profession changes

A small patch was pushed to the 3.1 PTR earlier this afternoon, incrementing the build number from 9626 to 9627. Among other things, it contained a few changes for the professionals among us - specifically cooks , tailors , and scribes . These changes were of course data-mined by the MMO-Champion people, so they're not 100% reliable, but usually they work out to be correct.

  • A new recipe, Clamlette Magnifique, has been added, with the modest reagents of one Zesty Clam Meat . This will really help; there's a big hole in the cooking progression around that point, especially if you aren't also doing fishing at the time.

  • Lightweave Embroidery , a tailor-only cloak enchant, has been changed to give a chance to increase your spell power by 250 for 15 seconds when you cast a spell. This makes it much more appealing for healers, among other things, although with the squeeze on mana regeneration I'll probably keep my Darkglow .

  • Two new recipes have been added for Scribe-crafted offhands: Twilight Tome and Rituals of the New Moon. They each require five Ink of the Sea , five Resilient Parchment , and two Eternal Life . You can see a screenshot of the tooltips above (although the percentage breakdowns on those combat ratings are probably based on a level 1 character). They look cool, anyhow.

Some good stuff. I love PTRs; it's like Christmas for bloggers. I must say, though, I still find professions a little tedious and overall under-rewarding, considering the time and gold investments. On the other hand, I am really enjoying my very fast rug , so it's a bit of a toss-up.

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