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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Reading Over the 4.0.6 PTR Patch Notes- What to Know and How it Affects You

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Alot of blogs are covering this content, but if you know me, this information is vital to playing the auction house, and if it affects me, it will affect you. So, without further ado, here you go!
First off, I want to tell you that Blizzard is doing alot of changes to the UI's, so upon login, be prepared to have all your addons show "out of date" (and possibly not usable) when the patch hits. This is extremely important to the folks out there that rely on them. (Yours truly included)


  • Many rare creatures that went into hiding upon Deathwing's emergence into Azeroth have made a return! In addition to finding new homes in a post-Cataclysm world, they drop new, improved loot, provide a healthy experience bonus, and respawn much more quickly when killed. Happy hunting!





  • Farmers, rejoice! This is great information, I am loving it! This will definitely get me exploring more, as there is one thing I love in WoW more than making gold...finding rares (as you can see in a previous post). And a "quicker" respawn rate? LOVING IT!


  • A socket has been added to all crafted epic armor pieces that did not already have one.





  • Jewelcrafters, here is Blizzards Part I of their belated gift to us! I will be (starting now) making a small stockpile of gems for this patch (small stockpile? isn't that like saying jumbo shrimp? well, kinda. Don't stop selling your gems, but also don't let yourself ever have zero stock. Even though my best guess is that 4.0.6 is an easy two weeks to a month away, you don't want to be left out here). There are a few more changes listed below:

    New meta gems have been added:
    • Agile Shadowspirit Diamond (Agility/3% critical damage)
    • Reverberating Shadowspirit Diamond (Strength/3% critical damage)
    • Burning Shadowspirit Diamond (Intellect/3% critical damage)
     These new recipes are unbound and can drop from any Cataclysm creature. The new meta gems have a requirement of 3 red gems equipped.

    The changes are kind of generic, but the part that sticks out to me is highlighted...Being "unbound" and can basically be a "world Cata drop" off creatures (blizz, does that mean not off humanoids?) Watch for an easy 2-5K price in the AH for these recipies (might be quite a bit more depending on the droprate- I will keep you updated when I find out- I have a toon in PTR right now, so I will holler if I find one out there). I will keep a stock of 3 Tokens for the new dream emerald cut though, as should you.


  • The number of herbs required to create flasks has been reduced, while the Volatile Life needed has been increased slightly.





  • I don't believe that this will have much affect with the current market. There will always be herb farmers, as it is a great gold making profession, and herbs are volatile, meaning twofold. One, herbs are not only used by Alchemists (supply), and you can only sell so many pots (demand), and two, every herb farmer has TONS of Volatile Lifes for sale. This change will not make a huge difference in prices (imo).


  • The drops from Tiny Treasure Chests have been improved slightly.





  • Other than the Rare Mobs change (see above), this is great for me. I enjoy farming certain mobs (and can do an hour straight before the boredom sits in- so perfect for me that the Potion of Treasure Finding has an hour duration), and have already been using the potions religiously while farming, they already give great profits (around 600-800g profit per), and if they are "slightly" improving the droprate, then that will "slightly" improve my gold profits. Good thing.


  • Volatile Air now has an increased chance of dropping from rich mining nodes and Pyrite.





  • This I like. Volitale Air is and always will be a profitable farm (see JMTC post on farming it in Uldum) and I don't forsee the price dropping significantly, but you will see a slight drop (I am guessing 10%) from the current prices.


  • Spawn rates at Rustberg Village have been increased.





  • I feel like a noob for not knowing where this place is, I don't believe I have been there let alone farmed there, but I always like to see when spawn rates are increased.

    There you go, that is what I have seen in the patch notes (full list can be seen here). Hope you can remember some of these a month from now....you might want to tab this post in favorites for a quick glance before they go live. As usual, I will consistently update you with anything new I see.

    3 comments:

    Rawer said... Reply To This Comment

    Rustberg Village is a lil zone in Tol Barad North non-contested, where there are some dailies that have sucky spawn rates, it's not related to farming/AH.

    Kammler said... Reply To This Comment

    Thanks for the info.

    I always expect the addons to be out of date every patch, no real surprise there. Most of the ones that I use are fairly responsible about getting quick updates out. UI changes? Depending on what changes some of the out of dates may not need to be used at all.

    Rare creature re-emergence is a good thing. I will peruse the blue post to see if there are details on what is actually coming back.

    IMHO the spawn of Vol Air from mining nodes really sucks. It was a great place for me to make money every day. My transmute gave me 13-16 Vol Airs that sold every night for 575g to 700g depending on prices that day. More Vol Air means less profit for me....lol

    Altolycus said... Reply To This Comment

    @Rawer,
    Thanks for the information!

    @Kammler,
    Just a reminder on the Addons, alot of people freaked out when the did the Inscription patch a while back when they logged in and no addons were supported. Just giving folks a reminder!

    As for the Vol Airs, like I mentioned, I don't think there will be much of a loss in profit for you, as I am sure they won't have a very high proc rate. I could be wrong though. We will have to wait to see!

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