And yet....as people have said all through out the thread: You get a nice solid amount of Motes of Harmony while you quest, and ten of those turn into a Spirit. And of course, you also get Motes from Herbing and Mining; so there's another way to get the materials.And one more thing!: Spirits of Harmony are the Chaos Orbs of Pandaria, so you'll only be using these for the high level crafting items....you know, the level 90 stuff? You'll still be able to farm the AH to level the profession and then sell the use of your Spirits of Harmony as you make items for other players.So, suck it up butter cup; the grind has always been a big part of Warcraft, stop acting like it was just introduced and thank the Makers it still isn't as horrible a grind as it was during the Vanilla days.
http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Elements_of_HarmonyMy Little Pony much!
Again. this is exactly like the orbs, however these are easier to gather so they come a bit cheaper! they dont drop from the final boss in a heroic. big whoop. now you actually have to kill something to gather em. people should stop complaining about these small things. this will work fine in game.
The Spirit of Harmony looks like it will be used as a cross between Volatiles and Orbs.Comparing what they can be used for...Chaos Orb can be used at the earliest at 500 (25 below the cap) and that only for a non-binding tailoring item. (Black Embersilk Gown) It cannot be used to make any green quality items, and the blue quality items require max level.Spirit of Harmony Spirit of Harmony can be used starting at 525 (previous expansion's cap) for Mist-Piercing Goggles, a green quality item. The next level required to use SoH is 545/560 (depends on prof) to create a blue quality item that requires lvl 85.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My personal problem with the way they are handling SoH is the BoP part. If I want to use my alt with Inscription to make an off-hand or staff for my druid main, I will have to level the alt up to 85 (currently level 82) and then go questing in Pandaria to get the mats to make the item. This means I am unlikely to ever make one of these items.Now, I don't have to use those items to level my Inscription because there are other skills that will work and don't require the SoH. But I can't even make expac starting level gear for my main/other alts because I got tired of leveling a DK in Cata.And they could prevent this particular frustration by making these things BoA. I would still have to get them for myself, but I wouldn't be forced to level a toon I have no desire to quest with beyond the minimum for maxing out the profs. Same number of toons out in the world, but I would have more freedom to play how I want. And they even acknowledged that the players would prefer this change in the announcement of the new item, that's what's grinding my gears.
Next Step Make Ore and Herbs BOP too...people will need to go out and farm those too and it'll broke the gold sellers, no more farming bots.:/
I am now hearing reports that the motes for SoH have been significantly nerfed on the beta. I don't know this is true but people who have been playing for a long time on the beta say the drop rate has been way down. It could just be random noise. It will be interesting to see the drop rate when in goes live.