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11-07-2008 @ 3:36PM
Really? REALLY? Blizzard didn't consider that people would be picking professions based on what great epic BoP items could be made? Wow... just wow.
11-07-2008 @ 3:50PM
I guess you didn't read any of the article. It specifically states that yes, blizzard noticed that, and no, they didn't like it. So it's gone.
11-07-2008 @ 4:04PM
Todd,What really bothers me about their rationale though is that they act like they arent encouraging certain classes to take certain professions, but they are still doing so in different ways.Skinners (a great profession for hunters and rogues) are gettting crit rating. If you are a tank or certain kind of healer, drit rating is of little use to you.Miners (a great profession to couple with smiths, so subsequently plate wearers) is going to give a health boost. Though health is universally appreciated, it sounds like a tank stat that you dont want to pass up.Even though inscription offers great shoulder enchants, tell me when a shaman or warrior is going to make an cute little off hander.They seem to be on 2 very different sides of the fence depending on who's post you read on professions.
11-07-2008 @ 4:17PM
Blizzard HAS stated that they expect certain classes to go with certain professions. They don't expect, or really intend (prefer?), mages to pick Blacksmithing or Leatherworking. Instead they expect professions like enchanting, tailoring, alchemy, (skinning?) to be picked. Sure, these fit for a caster class. Now to go back and claim that they didn't expect people to pick professions based on BoP crafted items, as a means to boost the class... that's just naive. Naive and odd, seeing as how the developers angled this kind of selection from the beginning.
11-07-2008 @ 4:19PM
@GnoshHush, you! My initial comment was sarcastic. I'm also pointing out that, duh, Blizzard didn't think this would be the case? What?
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