As the title says... When?
We arent. Last tier.
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Don't Jewelcrafters already effectively have them?
Never. Why would they wait until the expansions.. literally over?
usually epic gems are released/made after the general green/perfect/rare ones are released. the issue was that the rare gems already gave a LOT of stats, so they had to scale them back and at the same time didn't want to introduce basically the same gems but as epic(which would introduce the same stat imbalance as the earlier blue gems).
Ghostcrawler said we won't be having Epic Gems after all, cause they would "scale stats off the charts".
And it's true . Imagine all those items with 2-3 sockets with epic gems . We'd be talking about nerfs after that .
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Blizz couldn't find a way to balance it.
If they had buffed JC only gems then JC would have beem OP vs people with other professions who didn't have epic gems.
Blizzard actually chose to leave the JC only gems as they were upon the introduction of epic gems and this caused JC'ers to be at a stat disadvantage vs players with other professions who also had epic gems.
It's VERY UNLIKELY we'll see epic gems again..
1: In Cata, the i troduction of epic gems, caused JC to become the worst profession, because the balance was omitted, which caused an outcry..
2: In Cata, the gems were obtainable in the most retarded way, making them too rare, when they mattered, and irrellevant, when they were available in bulk.. That also caused an outcry..
All in all, if Blizzard want to implement epic gems in the future, they need to be in game from expansion start, to balance the stats and availability, which haven't happened in the past..
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obviously spec dependent but I believe for a lot of specs BS is now top because of this. Basically no matter what blizzard does BS ends up top by end of expansion.
I really hope never again. I like my gold.
In cata I havent used a single epic gem for this reason.
I don't like the idea of epic gems and it better stay out of the game and it probably will.