Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wasn't Northrend Inscription Research Supposed To Replace Books Of Glyph Mastery in WoW Patch 4.2?

Confused About Inscription Research?
Northrend Inscription Research Vs. Books Of Glyph Mastery

There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the ways that new scribes must learn recipes for their Inscription Profession.  I have been fielding multiple questions via Twitter and email asking what is up with Northrend Inscription Research.  This has become a common question lately, so I took some time to look it up.  I seem to remember and expected the same changes in Patch 4.2 that these players are now stumped over. 

Wasn't Patch 4.2 Supposed To Allow For All Glyphs To Be Discovered With Research Only?
Is Northrend Inscription Research Bugged?
Why Is Inscription Research Not Awarding New Glyph Recipes?

Wait, Hold Up!  REWIND!

The confusion is coming from this statement released by Blizzard during the Professions Dev Q&A


Will you provide a way to speed up the acquiring of glyphs usually acquired through research and glyph books? Glyph books (Book of Glyph Mastery) are hard to come by now that people spend so little time in WotLK content.

Yes. We will be changing the discovery spells so they can teach all possible glyphs, and the books will simply provide a no-cooldown method to do the same thing.
The confusion is coming from the fact that many of us assumed that this change would be coming in Patch 4.2, since the Developer's Q & A on Professions took place before the release of WoW Patch 4.2.  Then WoWInsider warned us to sell off our Books of Glyph Mastery because the Inscription Research change was "coming soon."  This just further led to the assumption that Patch 4.2 would bring the Inscription Changes.

The change would allow a newer character leveling Inscription to bypass the need for Books of Glyph Mastery, which are very expensive on most WoW servers.  When this Inscription Research (Discovery) change is implemented, the goal will be to allow Scribes to learn all glyphs from Northrend Inscription Research or Minor Inscription Research and not be limited by the fact that a ton of the good selling glyphs are only available from purchasing the expensive Books of Glyph Mastery. 

The problem is that they never said it was going to be added in Patch 4.2.  As of now it will still be added at a later date, if the plan continues as originally stated.  These Inscription Research changes never made it into the Patch 4.2 patch notes either.  So it never happened.  You currently are limited by the number of Books of Glyph Mastery that you are able to purchase.  The value of the Books of Glyph Mastery also has remained high on most WoW servers since they are still a requirement for learning some Glyph recipes.
Hope this helps to clear up the confusion that some of you are experiencing.

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1 comment:

  1. This was like the BoE Chaos Orbs that they said was coming "in a future patch" Which I am assuming is 4.3 but one can never tell these days.


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