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11-07-2008 @ 3:41PM
Do people actually enjoy professions?
11-07-2008 @ 3:58PM
It's a fair point. I'm not sure I know of anyone that picked a profession for enjoyment. In my mind there are two reasons for choosing a profession - the BoP items you can make for your character, and the gold it brings to your pocket. Since a lot of the crafted items are now becoming BoE there is no longer any reason to pick a profession for the BoP items (though it may be cheaper to craft them for yourself rather than buy them), and so the only reason is the gold it will generate. I suppose with this change Blacksmithing might now have more scope for making money - the only spanner Blizzard has thrown in the works is that the market will likely be flooded by the epic BoE drops from Naxx. I guess it will depend on how good the crafted epics will be in relation to the Naxx BoE epics as to whether you are likely to make any money from them.
11-07-2008 @ 4:00PM
Exactly what I was thinking!Like it's this incredibly rewarding experience to stand in front of an anvil and watch my guy swing a hammer at nothing for a few seconds, until a green item pops up in my bags that is not worth what it cost to make it. Awesome!
11-07-2008 @ 4:10PM
about as many as enjoy their IRL jobs....Chris Rock's "Jobs Versus Careers" comes to mind
11-07-2008 @ 4:43PM
I actually do, and not for the gold that it puts in my pocket. I think that ultimately it serves my neurosis. I level and search for every recipe of every profession I can get my hands on. it provides little real benefit, but I'm abkle to sleep at night :)I do wish that the late recipes that were able to be sold had recipes that were BoE and not BoP. Alot of the sunwell recipes that had haste on them might have been more beneficial to the entire server. Besides any (so most) of the gear that I make gets sent to the enchanter for mats.
11-07-2008 @ 6:56PM
Engineers enjoy their profession.Why? Because we know we won't make any money at it anyway, so there's no point in trying. We (or at least I) do it for the fun. It's currently one of the few truly unique professions out there. In fact, it's more of a dual-class, since almost all of the items require Engineering. Wrath seems like a good thing for Engineers, since we'll be able to do more item-enhancement as opposed to creating duplicate items, like Rocket Boots, Parachute Cloaks, etc. These will be nice to put on PvP gear for us "casual" battlegrounders.I actually think the idea of the Motorcycle being useable by everyone to be annoying. Engineers will spend a ton of money to get the skill up high enough to create the bike, but we won't make most of that back. Players wanting the bike will likely take the cheap way out and provide the mats and a measly tip. I'd rather just be the only kid on the block with a new bike!
11-07-2008 @ 6:45PM
I picked engineering for "fun", but then I also picked a pally for "fun". Both those propositions haven't always worked out so great.
11-07-2008 @ 10:36PM
I personally picked up Alchemy for fun, and I really just enjoyed it. I never really sold any pots on the auction house or anything. I just liked being able to supply my guild with potions and elixirs whenever we needed them, and I loved the whole concept of the alchemist turning "lead" into gold with all the transmutations.On the other hand, I did end up dropping Herbalism on my alchemist to pick up Jewelcrafting specifically for the BoP gems and trinkets that it had so that I could minimax my character.
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