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9-20-2008 @ 2:27PM
Which is fine, because as a trade-skill, engineering comes in dead last for possibly profit opportunities. Particularly with the TBC, the focus seems to have shifted from 'trade'-skill to 'craft some stuff for yourself'-skill, and imho, daily quests should not be the only viable way to make money.
9-20-2008 @ 2:43PM
Amen, brother. Now there are two ways to make gold as an engineer! Mote-sucking and motorcycle-making.
9-22-2008 @ 12:36PM
Profit?You mean when someone in trade says: have mats, will tip 2g!!!!
9-20-2008 @ 4:09PM
Won't be profitable. Just means that people will collect the mats and expect engineers to make them for a 10G tip (if that).Engineers should band together and refuse to craft these for non-engineers for mats + tip. The one thing we engineers had was that the best toys we made like this were for us alone. It was what made it worth spending the thousands in gold we spent to level this profitless profession. This isn't going to make it profitable, its only going to cheapen the profession.
9-21-2008 @ 12:08PM
"Engineers should band together and refuse to craft these for non-engineers for mats + tip."Right, because clicking that "create motorcycle" button is such hard work, you deserve EXTRA gold just for that.Welcome to every other kind of crafting that exists. Besides, you can always farm the mats yourself, craft it, and sell it at a premium. People will pay extra for not having to farm the mats and find a crafter.But that requires work and, if I'm understanding the gist of your QQ correctly, you were aiming to get more gold for no more work.Welcome to crafting.
9-21-2008 @ 1:03PM
Rather ironic that you're concentrating on the Actus Reus there mensrea :>Fact is, the crafting fee takes into account the work that has been done up to that point in order to craft, the gold spent in order to level your skill, and any gold or additional effort required to acquire the recipe in question. It is not just 'clicking a button', and that retarded attitude is a problem within the WoW community.
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