Herbalists and Miners will be able to gather herbs and ores with low skill in Pandaria. You will get fragments like [Ghost Iron Nugget] and [Torn Green Tea Leaf] when you gather herbs or ores. These are just a few examples, there is a fragment version for every herb and ore. (for trillium there is currently none) You can combine 10 of these fragments into a single ore or herb.
Here is the official quote:
- Herbalists of low skill can now pick herbs in Pandaria for a small amount of usable material. The yield an herbalist will be able to harvest from each node is determined by skill level.
- Miners of low skill can now mine mineral deposits in Pandaria for a small amount of usable material. The yield a miner will be able to harvest from each node is determined by skill level.
The NDA on the Mists of Pandaria press tour is finally lifted so you could read a tons of information in the last two days. Unfortunately, only a few professions were covered in the interviews.
One change which is not really profession related is the AoE looting, I'm really excited about this because it will make farming cloths in instances a lot easier.
UPDATE: You can see the AoE looting in action. It's awesome.
- Archaeology: There will be many new artifacts to discover in Pandaria, and the new Lorewalker faction will allow you to learn about the Pandaren's culture in-depth--should make Archaeology feel like less of an impersonal grind. Players will present an artifact to the Lorewalkers in their grand library, and they'll be treated to a presentation on the library's stage. As for the existing races and artifacts, there are plans to tie the Lorewalkers into discovering these artifacts as well.
There is an event called Darkmoon Faire that appears in the game once a month, starting at 00:01 on the Sunday before the 1st Monday of each month.
During the event you can complete quests for each professions. The profession quests can only be completed once during each Darkmoon Faire and will grant 5 skill points. Some of the quest requires additional items, but all of those items can be bought from vendors, don't buy them from the Auction House.
The location of the Faire is on Darkmoon Island. The portals to the Island can be accessed in the following locations:
- Eastern Kingdoms, on the south side of Goldshire in Elwynn Forest
- Kalimdor, in Mulgore at the base of Thunder Bluff
I finished the Cloth farming guides. These guides will be updated if something changes in World of Warcraft. You can see all guides if you visit my farming guides page. Feel free to contact me any time if you know more great farming places.
I actually don't recommend to farm Linen Cloth if you have a high level character. Farming Linen Cloth takes time but instead of farming you could just buy the Cloths from the Auction House for a few gold and save a lot of time. Wool Cloth farming is recommended because it's usually expensive, and the places with instant mob respawns are really good.
If your level is high enough, Scarlet Monastery is a no brainer for farming Silk Cloth. Don't even think about going elsewhere. The same goes for farming Mageweave Cloth, go to Stratholme or Zul'Farrak if you can.
Blizzard already announced that there will be a new tier of crafted PvP gear with every new major content patch. It appears that instead of the new recipes, all of the crafted PVP gear will be getting upgraded when patch 4.2 goes live.
All existing recipes will be called "Bloodthirsty" instead of "Bloodied", the Tailoring crafted items don't have a prefix name currently, but now all of them will be called "Bloodthirsty" as well. This gear will have an item level of 358 instead of 339. There will be a new set bonus, 400 resilience rating.
This means you don't have to buy any new recipes, all of your recipes will be upgraded to the new version when patch 4.2 comes out.
However, existing gear made with the older version of the recipes will not be upgraded. Do not stockpile the crafted gear, it won't be upgraded.
These new crafted PvP items use the same materials as the old ones.
UPDATE - In 4.1, Blizzard finally changed it so profession supply vendors in capital cities now sell all the recipies/formulas/patterns that were originally only sold in Twilight Highlands. There is no level requirement. This is fantastic change, I'm going to update the guides as soon as I get home.
Patch 4.1 is coming tomorrow. There are only a few profession specific changes, so most of the guides remaned unchanged. Well, [Forged Documents] requires less Ink, but that's all.
Below you can find profession notes from the patch notes.
- All major cities will now have every type of profession trainer and their associated trade supply vendors.
- New Cooking and Fishing Dailies have been added to Darnassus, Ironforge, Thunder Bluff, and Undercity.
I started to update the guides, it is most likely that I will upload most of the guides until the end of this week. Unfortunately I wasn't able to finish every profession in the beta, so Blacksmithing, Leatherworking, and Enchanting will be up to only 500-510 for few weeks, until I can test the new recipes or if there will be updated data on wowhead. I need two level 84 character for this, so this might take some time.