I have been leveling my warlock like crazy lately to attempt to get her to 80 before Cata gets here. I finally got her to 70 tonight and made my way to Dalaran to learn some Epic Gem Transmutes because I also just reached 450 alchemy. I was surprised you couldn’t learn them from the trainers in Stormwind or Borean Tundra, but figured once I flew on over to Dal I could at last start transmuting epic gems with two transmutation alchemists!
Of course, it didn’t quite work out… I talked to the trainer, no epic gem transmutes. She did give me the quest to transmute 5 epic gems in order to beging transmuting Carndinal Rubies, so I knew I should be able to learn them, and checked online. It turns out that it’s just another thing that got broken in 4.0.1, lol. I wish I’d been aware of the bug before I spent all that time and gold leveling my alchemy today, because I only leveled a second alchemist for the epic gem transmutes!
The blue post says, “Several Epic Gem transmutes are no longer available on trainers” but it’s really ALL the epic gem transmutes. At least they are aware of the problem though, and hopefully they will fix it before they remove the epic gem transmute cooldown! For any of you out there who are trying to level alchemy to 450 for the epic gem transmutes, don’t rush it, because you can’t learn them once you get there anyway!
It’s like spending hours trick-or-treating, getting home, and realizing there was a hole in your pillow case and you’ll never get to eat all that candy you worked so hard to collect! (lol, Yaay Halloween soon!)
Here’s a link to the blue forum post about all the things that got busted in 4.0.1.