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Ask a Beta Tester: Professions and Primals


Demonocracy asked....

Recently 22 slot bags have become available through a vendor in Shattrath for 1,200 gold each. When I saw this my first reaction was to buy-buy-buy, but I questioned whether this was an effort on Blizzard's part to draw gold out of the economy before Wrath. What are tailors capable of creating in terms of bags in Wrath?

Right now tailors in the beta with 410 skill can craft Frostweave Bags with 20 slots. However, it has pretty basic materials and I'd guess that there will be 22 slots, at least, at higher levels.

For more of your beta questions -- and our beta answers -- read on! But if you're the sort who wants to avoid spoilers, turn back now. We're aiming to avoid major story spoilers, but this feature is all about beta content and we can't talk about the beta without giving a few things away.

Several people
have, in recent memory, written in to ask about weather in Wrath. Up until the recent patch, there was none, snow has popped up in the last patch. Happy winter, folks!

Derringher had some engineering questions... most of which I haven't got good answers to, but here goes nothing....

Are there gas clouds in WotLK for engineers to farm?

At present, no gas clouds in Northrend. This does not, however, mean there won't be anything of the ilk showing up. There's no new extractor to be learned at the engineering trainer, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything either. (Perhaps new gas clouds would use the same extractor or perhaps the new extractor hasn't yet been added to the beta.)

What are the WotLK equivalent of Motes and Primals in WotLK?

In Wrath, you'll have Crystals and Eternals. There's Crystallized Air, Crystallized Earth, Crystallized Fire, Crystallized Shadow, and Crystallized Water. If you collect ten of any of these Crystals, you can turn them into Eternal Air, Eternal Earth, Eternal Fire, Eternal Shadow, or Eternal Water.

turb0dog asked....

Has there been any more mention of Druids getting a "normal" rez without the cool down?

Yep! At level 12 Druids can pick up Revive, a standard, out of combat rez with no cooldown. (Though with a cost of 72% of base mana, it doesn't come cheap!)

Squelchy asked....

This may be boring, but what's farming like? I'm interested in mining, specifically. Stacks of Adamantite Ore sell like gangbusters on my realm's AH. What will be the new Adamantite in Wrath?

There are plenty of ore options in Wrath: Cobalt, Saronite, and Titanium can all be mined (and smelted into their respectively named bars). Hardened Saronite and Titansteel can both be smelted (from Saronite and Titanium, respectively).

Maz asked....

I'm interested in obtaining the Seeker title, for which you need to complete the 3000 Quests Achievement.
Now, does that Achievement track how many quests you have completed so far? (e.g. 2544/3000)

The Achievement interface does track the number of quests you've completed. Very handy.

Also, how hard do you think this Achievement will be to obtain? Does the average player complete ~ 3000 quests while leveling to 80 or do I have to go back to every zone and do each and every quest?

I think this one is going to take some work. For example, at level 73, my Paladin has completed 1244 quests. At level 70, my Priest has completed 1285 quests. (The difference? My Priest did more end-game and instancing, and general rep grinding before the beta.) At level 69, my Rogue has completed 962 quests. At level 62, my Warlock has completed 832 quests. On average, I'm guessing you probably won't clear 2000 quests by 80, which will leave you with a hunting for quests. (And I'd hate to be a Death Knight after this quest -- getting to 3000 without doing most of the pre-60 content? Ouch!)

Specialis asked....

For Warriors does 2-handed weapon spec. stack with dual wield spec. when one has Titans Grip?

Our own Matt Rossi chimed in on this one to confirm that 2h Weapon Specialization stacks with Titan's Grip. Using this build, he tested the damage before and after spending talent points, and it increased as one would expect for both weapons.

Mark asked....

I'm still struggling with the mana percentages for spells concept. If all the spells will be a certain percentage of your total - is there any reason to try and pump up your intelligence to get more mana any more? Why not stick with 1200 mana rather than pushing to get 6000.

The mana percentages are percentages of base mana. What that means is that your spells will cost a percentage of the mana you would have if you took off all of your gear and dropped any talents that improved mana or intellect. So the more mana you manage to get, the more spells you'll still be able to cast.

The Wrath of the Lich King beta is in full swing, and the WoW Insider crew is here to sate your curiosity with Ask a Beta Tester! Leave your beta questions in the comments and we'll do our best to answer 'em! And if you can't get enough Wrath, don't forget to check WoW Insider's Wrath Roundup page for anything we haven't answered here!

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