Sunday, August 15, 2010

Glyphing in Cataclysm - So much for that idea.

I know it's been a very long time since I posted something here, but that will change as we get closer to the launch of Cataclysm. There really isn't much to write about in the current Lich King game world. Epics are dropping from the sky from badges, ICC 5 man dungeons and a nice 30% buff in the Icecrown Citadel raids. Essentially anyone who cares to pay attention for a few hours a week can get fairly well geared and as we all know, most people raid for the gear.

As I wait for Cataclysm, I keep up with the beta patch notes a few times a week. I'm not in the beta because I don't want to spoil too much and game mechanics are changing so frequently that it wouldn't be too much fun for me. One thing I noticed today from MMO Champion is this blue post:

"All glyphs are now found in the spellbook of each class on beta servers. Ultimately, classes will learn glyphs as "spells" and will only have to buy the glyph once to definitely learn it and swap it at any time."

This certainly does not bode well for scribes in Cataclysm. I'm sure there will be other interesting ways to make money in Cataclysm other than farming. Well, I hope there is because farming makes me mental. I guess it's just part of the "dumbing down" that Blizzard is doing with their general game design.

Until we see more of the changes to Inscription, I suggest you make as much money from it as you can before Cataclysm ships.


  1. I highly disagree. How many repeat sales to do you really see to the same person that reglyphs? not many. Now take every person buying all glyphs of their class once. Sell more glyphs that way? Obviously yes. I'd rather sell 25+ glyphs to each character 1 time than 6-12 specific ones once with maybe a few swaps out. The new glyph model will be beneficial. Each time a new character is created that a ton of glyphs they will be buying.

    Cold of
    Cold's Gold Factory

  2. And now there's even an achievement for learning 20 glyphs. If this is not a cash cow I don't know what is :)

  3. Just found your blog and spent almost an hour reading your old posts.

    I see that you haven't posted in a while and hope that you will start writing about WoW again :)