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11-09-2007 @ 12:04PM
The econ on my server is kinda screwy. The real reason most alchemists transmute their own primal mights and trade for mats rather than sell, should be pretty obvious. Xmute spec gives you a chance of hitting a 5x every once in a while (or at least getting a bonus proc) and whenever that happens in front of someone "buying" your transmute, that person feels they're owed the extra primals from the transmute. Nevermind that the person didn't spend a LOT of money making expensive and moderately useless pots and elixirs to get to 375 alchemy, and ESPECIALLY nevermind that they blew 4 primal mights just getting xmute spec (unless they were smart and went potions and paid the 150g to respec to xmute, saving 300g), most people feel that their minor contribution of mats and a tip means they're entitled to the bonus of someone's transmute. No thanks! I personally trade mats for made things. If I need money, I sell excess mats. Mats are almost always worth more than the product of their parts. Primal Fire, 20g. Primal Shadow, 15g. Shadowcloth? 30g. You eat 5g by making this cloth as a non-spec transmute. Same for spellcloth. Mooncloth actually is semi-profitable since Life is only worth 10g, but you're really scraping the profit line there. Most of the rest of the crafting professions, you eat so much money just getting to the point of making anything at all worth selling to anyone, that it's really sorta useless to even try to do it for anyone but yourself. Blacksmithing is essentially just a tool to get your own crafted epic weapons as far as I'm concerned and barely any of it's worth crafting for other people. All the good stuff is BOP anyway.That's pretty much how it is for all the professions unfortunately. It's all BOP if it's worth using, and even then it's so expensive that it's not really worth taking the time to farm the mats or buy the mats and eat even more money making it. Professions are essentially now just tools to get yourself some good gear and that's mostly it. Or to gather raw mats and sell them to other suckers who want their shiny purples or whatever. (like me... oh the tragedy).
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