Quote from Auric245524
The thaumnomicon is intended to be a guide for the mod so you are not constantly looking in a wiki for help with the mod. I really don't understand why people are trying to make it more difficult to obtain just so its more "valuable".
Early game (when you'd rather use the bookcase for an enchanting table) the price is mildly expensive. I beleve obtaining a thaumnonicon is fine how it is right now.
I agree with you.
But, lets think about this: the thaumnomicon is made, in the current Thaumcraft, from a bookcase and a wand. The bookcase is made from six wood planks, and three books. The books are made from 1 piece of leather and three pages, so you need 3 leather and 9 pages. The pages (paper) is made from three suger cane. so you need 9 suger can for three pages, for one book. That means you need 27 suger cane, three leather, and six wood planks. Depending on you starting spawn, this could be very easy or very hard (read: time consuming) to do, but not impossible.
Now, the other part is the wand, which is made from a stick, a vis shard, and a gold nugget. the stick is easy, the shard is a little harder, as it reqiures a iron pick (I think...) to harvest. The gold nugget is the hardest, as you can get it from either a gold ingot (which you get from smelting gold ore, which you must find underground and mine, and which also needs a iron pick), or a zombie pigman (which you can find more readily in the nether, which reqiurse a lot more to get to.) Course, you can find gold ingots elsewhere, but only as random loot.
So, by all accounts, the wand and bookcase needed for the thaumnomicon are not something players just starting a world can get right off the bat. They already need to work at it. Thus, I fel there shouldnt be any more work rwqiured on part of the player to get a thaumnomicon.
Course, with the wands being changed, maybe a little change is reqiured, but overall, it should not be some massive scale fetchquest.
Also, Something I was thinking about, not so much a question of if it qould be possible, but would it be feasible for the player to find random research notes for the thaumnomicon in dungons or trading with Thaumtificates?