I'm sure this will be very unpopular with some but it has to be said. First of all, lets get the usual barbs out of the way. This has nothing to do with wanting easy mode, not by a long shot, but as you will see, in a way, easy mode for a segment of the population is exactly what we have. Some background. I have 9 level 80 crafters. Two of those crafters happen to be level 80 adventurers as well. Looking at the adventure side, the obvious easiest way to level from 70 to 80 in RoK was to follow the faction questlines which most adventurers did follow. Along the way to 80 they received numerous cash and gear rewards, including many of them of legendary, as well as nice experience on their road to 80. Following all those questilines, easily got them to 80 or darn close and also gave them high faction, in some cases 50k, with the key RoK factions. You could not help, but have 50k with Danak and Rillis for example, but perhaps you would be more like 30k with Bathezid. As an extra added bonus, for doing absolutely nothing, they now also have the faction to start their epic cloak and have access to all the extra recipe goodies which are soon to be added. Meanwhile, a pure crafter of low adventure level has to slog through some 280 writs to get the same recipes that were granted to high level adventure/crafters for free. So what is wrong with this picture? Cetainly nothing wrong with crafters having to earn faction with these 3 organizations in order to gain the recipes. That is fine. What is not fine, is granting these same recipes to high level adventures when they have done nothing to earn them. Too late now to change this of course. However, I would suggest in the future, were the situation to repeat itself, that crafting faction and adventure faction should be seperate entities. If you want the recipes, you earn them just like all other crafters have to earn them. Then the playing field is level. Right now it is far from level. As it stands now, this is just too much of a bonus to be granted for happening to have an adventurer and crafter on the same toon and as I stated earlier, I have two characters who will benefit from this freebie.