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6-16-2010 @ 8:09AM
If I'm leveling a profession I have to buy every recipe. Every. Single. One. Even if my paladin will never use the BoP mail or my mage will never use the +str trinket.
6-16-2010 @ 8:23AM
Same here.1.) I have every single Cooking recipe obtainable by my class. Yes, even the epic one from the AQ opening chain. That means the only recipe in the entire game I don't have is Thistle Tea--screw you, Rogues.2.) I'm coming up on 100% completion for Alchemy. I'm missing one old-world element transmute (a random world drop), one TBC dungeon boss drop, two xmutes I need to discover, and all the cauldrons. ... I'm actually contemplating buying or farming mats for resistance potions to discover the cauldrons. /facepalm3.) Switching from Herbalism to Jewelcrafting has been a huge cash suck--not just from powerleveling it, but from filling in all the missing recipes. Slowly but surely, I'm picking up all of the BoE recipes from the AH. I'll drop 200 gold on a recipe from the previous expansion that I'll never use. Ever. Just to have it. I don't doubt I'll drop by Dalaran every day in Cataclysm just to do my JC daily, so I can finally buy every single gem cut and other recipe there.
6-16-2010 @ 9:01AM
I'm the same way, but only with my Paladin and his blacksmithing. Some of the recipes out there are just too expensive (or too time-consuming) to acquire. Curse you, Thorium Shield Spikes!Still, I try to push that when I advertise my craft. Hey, I have tons of recipes! Gear up your alt as you level!
6-16-2010 @ 8:59AM
Guilty as charged here too. In addition, I am compelled to levle and max out every single profession in game at least once - so not only do I drive myself insane trying to collect every obscure recipe possible (just finished Thorium Brotherhood rep on my blacksmith), but then I go out and do it again for *another* profession.
6-16-2010 @ 9:28AM
I also suffer from this affliction. It's led me to attempt soloing OL heroics just to get enchants--though, at least with enchanting, I can somewhat justify it because some of those enchants are still decently valuable in today's endgame (like Mongoose, or the Int to shield enchant). Still, I'm a frost mage. It's rough.Tailoring though, I've got no excuse for that. It doesn't matter if it's an old BoP epic for a class I don't play. I must have it.
6-16-2010 @ 10:09AM
Argh, you guys are edging me closer to feeling like a ninja...That is to say, the pattern for the BoP sword Corruption has been sitting in my guild's bank for ages. Many times have I looked upon it with a certain degree of completionist-natured lust, but alas, my Blacksmith is a Priest (odd combo, I know... the guild had no dedicated BS and my Priest had no profession because she had just facerolled blindly through levels via the dungeon finder; seemed like a no-brainer).Obviously a Priest can't use a sword and it's BoP so I can't even sell it, so I haven't taken it because I thought somebody might be able to use it or sell it at some point... but sometimes... sometimes I'm just *this close* to right-clicking that pattern in the bank because, as I said, I'm a completionist.Must... resist... urge..........
6-16-2010 @ 10:33AM
HAHA! I've been doing that too for all my characters. SOOOO many things ill never use (my warlock tailor has the Vestments of faith recipe) but i feel like i'm not honoring the profession if i dont learn everything can.Heck i had to get a premade AQ20 run going, full of people who would agree to do the second boss in the very specific manner, and NOT but the blacksmith recipes from the vendor afterwards just so i could get them.
6-16-2010 @ 7:10PM
@Swifteye:Talk to your GM and decide on a fair price for the recipe. (Going rate for useful gbank items tends to be 1/2 market price.) You get your recipe; the gbank gets money; everybody wins. Or, better yet, your GM says "Just take the damned thing; no one else is ever going to learn it and it's filling up a slot" and you make out like a bandit.
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