So I was just looking at the new gem cuts in Mists of Pandaria and I came to a starteling conclusion. I think Blizz wants to have perfect cuts proc from cutting gems, and those gems are then the blue quality gems. Take a look.
A green quality gem: Brilliant Pandarian Garnet: 120 stats
A blue quality gem of the same sort: PERFECT Brilliant Pandarian garnet: 320 stats
Notice the item name colour? Notice the HUGE stat difference? Notice the identical names except the PERFECT at the start?
I can come to no other conclusion then that, as it stands now Blizz is going to make us cut and waste countless gems to get the blue quality gems we need. Gems will be vendored by the boat load cause noone is going to settle for a 200 stat loss by using green quality gems, and with no market for them what else can you do with them.
This will also mean no left over green quality gems to turn in to jewelry to disenchant, cause we will use them all making as many perfect cut gems as we can. It will mean you have to decide before hand if you are going to use the gems to get enchanting mats or gem cuts. No more shuffle as we know it.
How do you feel about this and what is your opinion about this supposed plan?