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2-06-2009 @ 3:20AM
My question is...what about the engineers? They got how many ammunition recepies? are they going to be made useless and removed? What to compensate them for that with?
2-06-2009 @ 4:48AM
Every profession has plenty of recipes that are essentially useless already. I don't see why engineers would need to be compensated for this any more than they'd need to be compensated for that obsolete Rough Copper Bomb recipe that they never use any more. If ammo-making really was that enormously profitable for engineers, that just means that hunters were paying enormous amounts of gold to be able to do the same thing that mages and warlocks do for free. It's a good change.Anyone else reminded of the Rogue class from Diablo 1? Never could figure out where she kept all those arrows...
2-06-2009 @ 6:39AM
Let's review engineering, shall we?Our "Big" items are a DPS gun that get replaced by Naxx-10 drops, a tanking gun that is only not replaced because nothing is as good going back to BC content (see MaxDPS for citation, oh and you only need one of these guns), Goggles replaced by Naxx-10 drops, and a Bike which is not even exclusive to Engineers. Our new vendorbot is less useful then the old one (no more reagents), our ammo sales are going away, the market is flooded with most other things (see: Gnomish Army Knives). Not one of our explosives is even mildly useful. Engineering SUCKS right now. There is absolutely nothing compelling about this profession. This isn't about compensation, it's kicking a profession when it's down. WoW is about engineers. It's a defining world characteristic, and lore-and-game wise, it's being left behind, and IMHO, that sucks.
2-06-2009 @ 8:24AM
Engineering is still both the most profitable crafting profession (thanks to your mote extracter), and the crafting profession with the most personal benefit to the person who took it up, with or without ammunition (and, if you'll look, ammunition isn't leaving, it's just being changed from a consumable to gear).Any problem you have with engineering can be applied to several other crafting professions that are ultimately in the same boat. When push comes to shove, the three options are to say that crafting in WoW is in a generally bad place, in a generally good place, or to bury your head in the sand and scream about your own pet profession irrelevantly.This change will make crappy money sinks slightly crappier. Just like rogue blinding powder becoming a vended item hurt herbalists, once. Herbalists got over it, people will get over this too.
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