The first thing I am doing once our servers are up and stable-ish this evening is going shopping. That's right. SHOPPING.
First, I plan to go visit Frozo the Renowned in the Dalaran Magus Commerce Exchange. He wants to trade us our hard won Frozen Orbs for crafting materials:
6 orbs buys you 1 Crusader Orb
6 orbs buys Tailors the Pattern: Frosty Flying Carpet
4 orbs buys you 1 Runed Orb
Single orbs may be turned in for 1 each of any of the following:
- Eternal Fire
- Eternal Earth
- Eternal Water
- Eternal Air
- Eternal Life
- Eternal Shadow
- Frost Lotus
Next up, I am going to get cracking on some of the crafting I've put off for my druid and mage alts. These Ulduar patterns all had their crafting materials reduced:
Belt of Arctic Life - Heavy Borean Leather x 4, Arctic Fur x 3, Runed Orb x 6
Belt of Dragons - Arctic Fur x 3, Icy Dragonscale x 20, Runed Orb x 6
Blue Belt of Chaos - Arctic Fur x 3, Nerubian Chitin x 20, Runed Orb x 6
Boots of Living Scale - Arctic Fur x 3, Jormungar Scale x 20, Runed Orb x 6
Boots of Wintry Endurance - Arctic Fur x 3, Icy Dragonscale x 20, Runed Orb x 6
Death-warmed Belt - Arctic Fur x 3, Eternal Shadow x 4, Runed Orb x 6
Footpads of Silence - Arctic Fur x 3, Eternal Shadow x 2, Runed Orb x 6
Lightning Grounded Boots - Arctic Fur x 3, Icy Dragonscale x 20, Runed Orb x 6
Cord of the White Dawn - Moonshroud x 8, Runed Orb x 6
Sash of Ancient Power - Spellweave x 4, Ebonweave x 4, Runed Orb x 6
Savior's Slippers - Moonshroud x 8, Runed Orb x 6
Spellslinger's Slippers - Spellweave x 4, Ebonweave x 4, Runed Orb x 6
Note that you can expect to see the cloth prices drop as well, now that the cooldown for making specialty cloth (Ebonweave, Moonshroud and Spellweave) has been removed. Ditto for Smelt Titansteel no longer having a transmutation cooldown. I now have very little excuse for the next alt (the level 50 baby warlock) not being pretty well turned out when she eventually hits 80.
Other Patch Notes Highlights
Culling of Stratholme: Players may now skip the initial introduction dialog to this dungeon once they have completed it at least once. PRAISE BE! Because I don't always need to AK and make a sandwich when I get this as my random dungeon and have been there far too many times to be captivated by the talky talk talk.
Balance Druid changes:
- Nature's Grasp: Now has 3 charges, up from 1.
- Starfall: Te damage done by this spell has been significantly increased.
- Typhoon: Mana cost reduced to 25%, down from 32%.
Elemental Shaman changes:
- Flame Shock: The damage-over-time component of this ability can now produce critical strikes and is affected by spell haste.
- Elemental Oath: This ability is now always on as a passive aura.
The "Monsterbelly Appetite" daily fishing quest has changed so it now takes place outside the Violet Hold in Dalaran. The quest still requires a Severed Arm and has been renamed to "Disarmed!"
Most recipes that required 2 inks now only require 1.
And finally, one item that scares me:
Quests: Many quests which require vehicles have had their vehicle mechanics updated and improved in the interest of fun.
Why does this scare me? because of how buggy so many of the vehicle quests have been. I will cross my fingers we make it through with all the vehicles still working as intended despite being refreshed for more fun.
Happy Patch Day!