Joined: Sat May 16, 2009 12:52 am
|One week into the expansion, and it looks like the devs are already adjusting drop rates and disenchanting yields to shift market prices. After witnessing the fall of Infinite Dust prices in WotLK, I'm sure we can expect more market manipulation in the weeks to come.
Lifebound Alchemist Stones can no longer be disenchanted.
Pyrite Ore is prospectable at 500 Jewelcrafting skill, down from 525.
Obisidum Ore now spawns slightly less frequently in Mount Hyjal.
Ethereal Ink sold by vendors was too expensive and now trades at a 1:1 ratio with Blackfallow Ink.
Obsidium Ore nodes now spawn more frequently in Deepholm.
Pristine Hides were too common and now have less of a chance to drop.
The droprates on all Bind-on-Equip items in Cataclysm dungeons have been reduced.
Disenchanted green items are now giving more materials as the item levels increase. This change also ensures armor items give dust more often than essence, and that weapons give more essence than dust. (And it begins...)
The droprate on Volatile Life from herbs has been increased.
If you use this transmute while in one of the new Cataclysm zones associated with the Elemental Planes, however, the element into which your Volatile Life will transform will be predetermined. (No more Engineering lock on the Volatile Air market.)
The tradeskill nodes were too dense in Deepholm and Twilight Highlands for Mining and Herbalism. Several have been removed. ("Several" being a serious understatement.)
"The modern economy isn't about the redistribution of wealth, it's about the redistribution of time." - Doug Coupland