Zen Alchemy Discovery on Greys?
However a limited run of potion making showed me that it seems very unlikely to gain points on other grey patterns.
I tried to be efficient and get a jump on maxing my Alchemy. I bought a bunch of Elementium Ore really cheap last week and prospected them all to a common stones. When Mop hit, I immediately transmuted Shadowspirit Diamonds until it was grey (lvl 535).
Went to alchemy trainer in Jade Forest...and found nothing.
So now I have an entire alchemy book competely grey.
Working as intended to screw over those trying to get a jump on alchemy, or is there a way out (other than dropping and re-leveling alchemy)?
So you CAN proc discoveries from grey items...as long as they are MoP items.
OK either this is bs or it has been hotfixed, I did 50 Alchemist's Rejuvenation that was grey to me this second and I DID NOT LEARN ONE EXTRA RECIPE AT ALL, 50 attemps and 50 NOTHINGS!!!!!!!!
As I understand it, discovery has nothing to do with your alchemy skill level, or whether a recipe is orange, yellow, green, or grey. Rather, each recipe has a list of recipes that can be learned by crafting it. If you've already learned all the recipes available to be learned from a particular recipe, then crafting it again will not lead to any discoveries---you'll have to move on to a higher-level recipe.
Since you're not posting on your alchemist, I can't say for sure, but my guess is that you've already made all discoveries possible from those potions and need to try something else.
10/01/2012 04:27 PMPosted by KeeblikAs I understand it, discovery has nothing to do with your alchemy skill level, or whether a recipe is orange, yellow, green, or grey. Rather, each recipe has a list of recipes that can be learned by crafting it. If you've already learned all the recipes available to be learned from a particular recipe, then crafting it again will not lead to any discoveries---you'll have to move on to a higher-level recipe.
Not true at all.
Greys have a very low rate of discovery, But master healing pot and alchemist rejuv will always have some chance of a discovery. Greater then zero but still less then 1%, Level to 535 from non mop mats? be prepared to make 500 pots to get a discovery, only 50 probably won't do it.
Something else false is that you need to be a certain level before you can discover certain patterns, like 590 for transmute living steel, again not true.
You don't seem to as much, though. What I was doing was this:
Learn a new recipe.
Make stuff in THAT recipe.
Learn new recipes sooner.
It seems to work that way. However, I just had like a billion of the tea leaves (GO FIGURE), so I was making the intro junk healing recipe (now gray. ) I still got a new recipe, after making a lot with no new recipe (the one I got was vermillion transmute.)
It definitely slows down, when you've already made/discovered a lot on one type. I also don't know if the same type, such as the healing getting vermillion transmute, is the only one that can discover that recipe.
I just know that when I make even a few of a new recipe, I get a discovery.
From what a poster says above, gray seems to have nothing to do with it; Rather it seems to be how many discoveries you've already got on that item ( I may have them all now, from the healing potion.)
Please report any Code of Conduct violations, including:
Threats of violence. We take these seriously and will alert the proper authorities.
Posts containing personal information about other players. This includes physical addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and inappropriate photos and/or videos.
Harassing or discriminatory language. This will not be tolerated.