But that is beside the point. The point is that the method of acquiring spirits is fucking atrocious and I guarantee they will become unbound later this expansion when Blizzard suddenly "decides" it's a good idea.
"We think making people grind out random mobs for soulbound crafting materials was maybe not the best path to take."
Quote me, that'll be the blue post.
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in essence, no, you didn't get shat on
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The only thing that really bothers me about the profession set up as it is, is the reputation requirements. I'm a raider in a guild pushing for server firsts, and I like to be self-sufficient. As such, I've always had alts with maxed professions to keep me enchanted and rolling in potions and flasks. Not being able to unlock all the enchants until I get reputation that is, itself, gated is kinda annoying to me.
Motes of harmony don't bother me much at all, because they are relatively easy to get, especially if you know the best spots to farm. Anyone having issues getting motes would also do well to kill Major Nanners or whatever his name is, near the mistsomething village in eternal vale. He drops Wikky's Whistle, which will summon a tiny hozen who will forage for you. Kill 50 things and he comes back, giving you a bag with several potions/elixirs and 3-5 motes, as well as a chance at other things such as trillium, ghost iron ore, etc.
I'm pretty sure the BoP Motes (rather than BoA) and rep requirements for crafting were intentional to eliminate the really common alt profession slaves from being such a huge thing in the early days of the expansion. The way it is right now most professions actually require some kind of investment to get the properly useful stuff. You can't just have an 85 alt sitting in Orgrimmar/Stormwind you log every now and then to craft all your enchants/gems/whatever if you need to have harmonies and reps to unlock things. This means there's actually a reason to go and talk to other people and use other people's professions.
You know, interact with other players? That thing most of you probably complain doesn't happen enough? :P
I'm 100% sure they will relax things as the expansion progresses. Starting with making reps easier as they are in 5.1. No doubt harmonies will lose the BoP requirement later on as well to open things up. But they like players to have to speak to other players and work at things a bit in the beginning. If you are complaining that it's too much of a grind to level all your alt professions... well yeah, that's the idea. It's supposed to be a lot of work to get everything. You don't have to by any means.
Not a profession that makes money off Harmony's = Complain.
Having one of these professions making money of them = Joyous.
If Harmony's are useless to you OP, sell them at the faction hub, and sell those things on the AH.
Profession users got to 600, it's not simple and cheap. Then they got the recipes. They deserve to make some money for once.
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My main is a LW/BS, so they've been a good system for me with those professions, I've made more than usual from them, and they've been beneficial in that they've allowed me to easily monopolise markets in things that come from motes (competition simply can't keep crafting more to list against me). However it's hurt my alts somewhat, although not as badly as I'd feared when I saw how low the level 85 droprates were on motes.
I have far, far more issues with the placing of crafting recipes on level 90 based rep vendors, that has really slowed my crafting down this xpac and forced me into other means of earning to what I'd initially intended as I simply don't have time to level and then rep grind thirty alts. People should be unhappy about the impact of the dailies/rep system on crafting before they get annoyed about the motes.
It's a good way for EVERYBODY to make money off of them.
Crafters are just able to make more money off of them than others, which they should.
If you're too lazy or just don't want to level a crafting profession, then you shouldn't be able to make as much money off of them as the people who DO level their crafting professions?
your poll question/answers are stupid and confusing. also, it's not hard to understand why blizzard did this. they want only active characters to be able to use profs, not all uour alts that you don't use but for crafting.
People hated how easy it was to get everything in this game. Blizzard finally goes back to the roots a bit with a grind and suddenly people hate it. It goes to show you how much things have changed over the years in the MMO genre. This isn't vanilla/BC anymore and most of those people that did play during those years have moved on. The majority don't know what it was like to grind back in those days, hence why they feel like the motes grind sucks so much. If you played during those years, the motes grind is a familiar feeling and you're somewhat used to it by now. At least that's what I think.
I have crafter alts. They never stood a chance early on in expansions with packs of people farming the mobs that dropped the various, non-BOP motes and crystals. They just didn't. They didn't stand a chance against the very wealthy players who could afford rather high prices for elemental bits. Now, you can't buy your way to the top, you can't loot-block other people from the top. I guess that hurts the people who relied on those methods in the past, but for everyone else, this isn't a bad system at all.
We all know it's going to change in the future - Blizzard has already indicated that they're open to making SoH BOA, so expect that to happen. They've taken the stance for MoP's beginning, No shortcuts right off the bat.
Would you rather have a new Chaos Orb mat that was not only BoP, but also required running Heroic Dungeons?
The current system works fine. If they were BoE, or even BoA, then people like me could funnel all my Spirits of Harmony from all my level 90s onto one character and spam out crafted epics.
No really. I have 4 level 90s right now, and even just from planting Songbells I could funnel 64 motes of harmony onto one character every day.
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