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8-20-2010 @ 12:19PM
And if you play the AH too much and drive prices of mats too high to drive your competitors out of business, you screw over people who are leveling alts that don't want to grind their tradeskill all the way up in one go once they've reached 80 and had five weeks of daily grinding between the alt(s) and the main, and you're preventing new players from even attempting to get into crafting.Between grinding the skill between the level of the lowest item and that of the highest, and the cost of the mats for the stuff I had to make for the quest, it cost me about 1500g to do the quest to become a weaponsmith on my Paladin at level 40, the intended level for the quest. Sure the tradeskill specializations are going away and I'm not likely to get much use out of it past 70, but it was an important thing for my character. If that were my first character, I would NEVER have been able to actually do the quest at its intended level.I'm also seriously considering not even bothering with Engineering on my eventual Worgen Rogue, because it looks like it's going to end up being nothing but a horrific money-sink that's going to require me to either grind the hell out of daily quests on my high-level characters or farm mats all day in order to get it done. Maybe the economy will be shaken up enough by the swarms of new Worgen, Goblins, and never-before-seen Race/Class combos all leveling gathering tradeskills as they go about the business of getting to 85 that mats will be cheap again, though.
8-20-2010 @ 12:35PM
Armorsmithing screwed up my first character. It meant the stuff I could make was a huge way behind my level (farming my own materials for the turn-ins).Then I found out the 'special' stuff it let me make was incredibly expensive and useless.I'm glad it's being removed, it seems like a big f-you to new players at this point who don't know better.
8-23-2010 @ 8:03AM
You are missing that someone cornering one profession/market and driving prices on mats up will open the market for mats for that specific profession wide open. There will be an increased incentive to go into supplying mats for that that market instead. It's swings and roundabouts.
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