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7-17-2009 @ 9:14AM
I think the profession system as it is now is fine. Two primaries and all the secondaries works well.I also think they could do something that would allow folks to make wands / staves / arrows as a new profession (Woodworking? hehe).However, I think that Blizzard has really fallen off the wagon when it comes to professions. I really do NOT like how they have dropped a lot of the consumables from the game. I understand they say they have to set the raid encounters up to account for them and they don't want to do that, so they got rid of them. Fine enough I suppose. But why not let consumables be exactly that, an "extra" for the players, not a requirement. Allow them - they provide a marginal individual benefit for the most part anyway - and set your raid encounters up so folks weren't required to bring them. Besides, I think Blizz is a little hypocritical on this point anyway ... Fish Feast is a consumable, and that's still in the game, and I miss my sharpening stones!I'm also fairly peeved about their decision to effectively remove some of the specialized sub professions ... I'm a Blacksmith (and a Swordsmith) ... and as far as I know there are no epic sword recipes strictly for those who put the time and effort into the quests and profession itself. Nor does Blizzard have any intention of adding them ... /sigh. I understand that Blizzard is busy rebalancing all of the classes and figuring out what they screwed up last time that they're going to have to fix next time and all ... meanwhile they're simultaneously developing new content (which I'm really looking forward to) ... but I would honestly like to see them working on making some of the existing content (Professions being chief among those) a bit better, because they've honestly only gotten worse in every way (excepting providing profession specific buffs).I like the system, I just wish they'd actually spend a little more time on it.
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