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12-22-2010 @ 11:15AM
Although I hate killing animals and not skinning them, I don't think skinning should award XP because it would create more skinners. Skinning is kind of a niche profession in that it basically only supports leatherworking, another niche profession. Awarding XP for skinning would flood the markets with skinners (particularly people leveling to 65) whereas skinners now have a chance to make gold for their efforts.
12-22-2010 @ 11:34AM
Skinning is a niche profession? I've always seen skinning as a money-making profession, right up there with mining (and herbalism). Granted, most of my skinners are also leatherworkers (or tailors, there is some use for leather in tailoring). But I've also got a skinner/miner alt just for the funds.As a side note, has there been an increase in miners? Its odd, I've never been in a group with one other, let alone THREE other miners, ever. Usually its the skinners that fight over instance skinnables (personally, if there are other skinners, I only skin the corpses I have loot on). But there were 3 others racing to the ore nodes in a deadmines run I was in last night. I picked up one right by the quest guys, and didn't even try for others through the run.
12-22-2010 @ 12:01PM
LOL people like to say "niche" about themselves to feel better >< Skinning isnt special, LW isnt special, end of story.
12-22-2010 @ 12:52PM
I think you guys are reading a big much into wording, rather than intent. I think his point was that skinning mainly feeds into leatherworking; while mining directly feeds into blacksmithing, jewelcrafting and engineering; and herbalism feeds into both inscription and alchemy.I really, really don't think he was saying "niche" to act as if he were "special." Just to explain his view that there is less demand for leather due to the nature of the other professions and he'd like to keep it a less taken profession to compensate for that.
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