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Blizzard Official WoW Blog
One of the core values we live by here at Blizzard is “Embrace Your Inner Geek.” We play countless games, we collect comics and card games, we love cutting-edge technology and computer hardware, we’re fascinated by science and discovery, and many of us are movie buffs. Movies represent the combined imaginations of talented writers and visionaries, artists and operators, editors and producers, that can culminate in an awesome cinematic experience.
It’s with this motivation that we express our respect for JJ Abrams' Bad Robot Productions.
Coming in a future patch, characters with the Engineering profession will be able to produce this mechanical homage to the company that brought us award-winning television shows like Lost and Fringe, and are continuing the epic Star Trek and forthcoming Star Wars film sagas. Everyone has a chance to get their hands on this pet, allowing them to show off their mutual appreciation for Bad Robot, and the stories they’ve brought to our TVs and movie screens.
To express their respect for JJ Abrams' production company, Blizzard will be adding a new mechanical pet into the game, in a future patch. This pet will be created by Engineers.
Engineering is my favorite profession by far. Not that I make much money from it or that it's awesome for raiding, but I love all the cool stuff it brings (funny enchants that backfire, cool mounts, jeeves, portable mailbox, auction house in Dalaran, etc.).
When Blizzard announce Cogwheel Gems, at the beginning of Cataclysm, I was quite excited. Naturally, I got myself Lightweight Bio-Optic Killshades and used them until I eventually replaced them with the heroic version of Power Generator Hood.
I was expecting Patch 4.2 or Patch 4.3 to bring an upgraded version of the Bio-Optic Killshades line, but this did not happen. Now, Cogwheel Gems have faded into oblivion.
For me, Cogwheel Gems were a major and exciting change that the Engineering profession underwent in Cataclysm (together with the new way of learning tinkers). For Mists of Pandaria, it does not seem that Cogwheel Gems are going to return, so I guess Blizzard deemed them a failure and I wish it hadn't been so.