like the topic says and like many people probably went before me is the frustration unlucky people have with getting this recipe.
i understand that you dont want every recipe just be bought and hid behind some mechanic.
and in legion i understand the system even the drop was feeling way to low but you actually getting the stuff by doing your profession and it was only 1 time rng
the current mining rank 2 recipe is literally rng on rng on rng on rng
1st rng is getting the pickaxe ( oke that 1 isn’t so bad it is sorta common)
2nd rng ( hoping the stone is actually up) which isn’t always the cause actually for me it not there most of the time and yes you can realm hop but i kinda find that rude to join a party not intended for this and if you join your not certain if you stay in or get kicked wile doing the hunt.
3rd rng the correct color of crystals which are not guaranteed either and in combination with the 2nd rng point i made can be frustrating if you get kicked wile still hunting for the right colors and then have to find a party again with the stone and hope your crystals dont expire in the meantime.
4th Rng the drop it self since it is not a 100% drop ( 7% if i must belief wowhead) after all the previous rng this is just outrageous for me that its not even a guarantee and if it doesn’t drop the hunt start over again from step 1 and if your not the lucky type this is just a big downer.
i understand this if its for a unique mount or pet or even a transmog but for a somewhat essential gathering profession that JC BS and somewhat engineering all rely on and not even the final rank i find quite frustrating specially since there is complain that professions are dead ( well with these mechanics it doesn’t suprice me
i do hope they will change it ( even tough they probably wont ) but give it to a vendor for mana pearls and maby a certain rank in zandalari or kultiras mining as that way you keep it relevant to the content but dont hide it after multiple stacks of rng
end rant sorry it just im very unlucky with it and know the forums are not the best place to vent but just had to get it out