Earlier today I wrote a post about inks I’m stockpiling, if you need some ideas on stockpiling, be sure to check it out. So I was messing with the beta Tuesday night and I came across something strange when I was looking at Inscription. First off, the Ink Trade has changed so that the common inks used for Glyphs no longer take Blackfallow Ink but the new ink, Ink of Dreams. This change is to be expected because that was what happen with Ink of the Sea to Blackfallow Ink from Wrath to Cataclysm.
However… that also including the rare inks taking 10 of the new trade ink, however right now in beta, the Ink Trader does not take Ink of Dreams for the new Starlight Ink. It takes Blackfallow Ink. Due to this change, my character already had a bag full of cheap Whiptail that I end up milling and turning into Blackfallow Ink.
The results.. well I hit 600 in a very short amount of time, I only had to buy about 10-12 stacks of the new herbs which on beta people posted at about 2,000k-3,000k per stack. Which I could see being the numbers we see come live. Maybe they will be higher than that, I don’t recall how much herbs cost when Cataclysm launched.
But even with the requirements for Spirit of Harmony, STILL was able to get 600 trade skill. Once I hit about 575, which I got by just milling the new Ink and making the one Glyph I had that was red and gave 3 skill points. All I needed to do then was trade in Blackfallow Ink for the new Starlight Ink and just craft the new shoulder enchants and in about the time it takes to craft them I hit 600.
I hope they fix this because if that makes it to PTR and then to live.. I’m going to go for Server First. But keep in mind that it could be a bug, and for whatever reason Blackfallow Ink is showing up for trade in for those rare inks. Another thing to take note here is there is no Blackfallow Ink that you can trade in for. Which means, that you’ll have to still farm Cataclysm herbs to get Blackfallow Ink or need the herbs. I couldn’t find a blue post about this, this could as I said change and the rare inks trade 10 Ink of Dreams and not Blackfallow.