Running around and hitting my It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know post, I was searching and reading up on Pandaria when something popped ...Crithto made my speculation sonar go off....(yes, I even received the static fuzz through my tinfoil hat). Not that I haven't speculated off blizz posts in the past that hinted at anything BoGM...like this time. Or this time. Or this time.
Anytime a "blue" comments on previous "inside" information as well as future "changes" I start using a lot of quotation marks....huh-what? Read on a minute and you will see what I mean....
What this post told me:
Mists of Pandaria was a twinkle in the eye of Blizzard back in May 2010 (not really relevant, but interesting nonetheless)
During the Pandaria discussion, there was chatter about removing Glyphs all together (the blue post says this, not I).
It was then they decided to killing off Prime glyphs, Major glyphs being manipulated so the added "procs" if you will didn't affect talents (hmmm.)
Minor glyphs were also morphed into something more interesting (see, I don't use "quotes" on everything!).
They (blizzard) are once again discussing Inscription changes for glyphs (and the who's and how's discovery of them)...
Here's the kicker: GLYPHS THAT ARE LEARNED SOLELY THROUGH BoGM ARE PLANNED TO BE LEARNED THROUGH NORTHREND AND MINOR DAILIES. yeah, I used caps. do you see? do you see?
There has been quite a bit of honest and reasonable feedback. I appreciate all of you for sharing and for being patient while I worked to follow-up with the developers for more information.
Back in May of 2010, we began tossing around ideas about how to improve Inscription. But at that time, Mists of Pandaria was still in the early stages of character talent development. As that was hashed out, it directly affected how we were then able to approach potential Inscription and glyph changes. As a matter of fact, at one point during the discussions, glyphs were going to be removed altogether. That then evolved into the idea of Prime glyphs being removed, Major glyphs being adjusted such that their added bonuses did not affect talents, and Minor glyphs being revamped so they felt more interesting.
Have no fear, I have been assured that Inscription and glyph discovery are being actively discussed in preparation for upcoming changes with Mists of Pandaria. This comes with one albeit relieving caveat: Glyphs that are now learned solely through the Book of Glyph Mastery are planned to be available through the Northrend and Minor research dailies.
Is this just another total speculation? If they get rid of glyphs (doubtful), what would Inscription be without them?
I could see Inscription possibly being able to craft recipes for the other professions (marrying with dropped BoE or BoP), maybe something that adds stats to weapons/etc (similar to Enchanting), the ability to "buff" talents on the tree (similar to what glyphs currently can do), or maybe create maps of some sort for treasure finding (similar to Archaeology or stand alone Treasure Chests).
Or, it could just be another Blue post that gets me all riled up. That is probably it. Or is it?