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5-04-2011 @ 11:24AM
Is engineering worth it on a newish alt? (Level 60.) Without bullets it's even more stupidly time and resource-intensive to level, and its use in endgame is questionable, seeing as all the toys and tinkers except the straight stat boost fail catastrophically. But some of the tools, like scrapbots and Jeeves, are so very useful, and pvp with maxed engineering-- saronite bombs in the 65-70 bracket-- could be interesting.
5-04-2011 @ 11:39AM
Well the goggles you get to make are pretty awesome, and don;t need a ridiculous amount of mats to make. Plus the tinkers are pretty useful now that they stack with enchants. I use the synapse springs on cooldown and the energy belt shield whatsit can be really really useful (saved a few wipes in the past). Plus you get to have a parachute...awesome.And the gyrocopter...the gyrocopter!
5-04-2011 @ 11:42AM
I totally aggree with this question... I am lvling a new pally along with engineering and I honestly feel like 75% of the things I make are just mats to make the other 25% of things. and about 75% of that 25% is just stupid cosmetic stuff... Only thing I have ever actually got that was usefull was Flying Tiger Goggles and I had to replace them as soon as another helm dropped.
5-04-2011 @ 11:45AM
Engineering is highly useful for any class or spec, but it is a money pit. If you have cash to burn on your main, then you'll undoubtedly find a use for Engineering. If you find yourself cash-strapped, then you'd be better off with gathering professions for your new alt.
5-04-2011 @ 11:55AM
You misspelled roflcopter.
5-04-2011 @ 11:56AM
Yeah; the tinkers are definitely on par with (or better than) other profession perks, so for, say, raiding, there's no real drawback there.Nitro boosts and parachute cloak have saved me many times, in PvP especially.As for making money, guns and scopes are somewhat reliable, and the pets are a nice, steady stream of income that doesn't go away with each new tier of gear or expansion. (In fact, thanks to inflation, I'm making more money now on the same pets I made in BC.)Engineering can be a little pricey to level, but I would say it's definitely worth it.
5-04-2011 @ 11:59AM
If you are leveling an ALT with engineering then you can get the http://www.wowhead.com/spell=84411 at 65 I believe and this will just about one shot most players. Fun for clearing the flag rooms in AV. Engineering is imo the "fun" profession. Nice trinkets, helm, bombs, Nice pets, get 2 ports depending on gnomish/goblin.
5-04-2011 @ 12:14PM
Engineering is fun, and has a lot of use with gameplay. I would say it would depend on your class and how you are wanting to play your character, for example engineering goes very well with rogues, especially if you like to pvp. It's definitely a money sink as others have mentioned.If you are playing more of a, say, healing priest, you wouldn't find as much gameplay utility.Personally I think the 4 dps classes (hunters, rogues, mages, and warlocks) get the most use out of them because of increased utility.Also if you are a goblin or a gnome of any class, that works because, well, they are goblins and gnomes.
5-04-2011 @ 12:18PM
Is engineering "worth it"? Well, it's probably more expensive to level than most professions, earns you some money but not that much, and its stat and ability bonuses grant cooldowns or situational utility rather than flat stat boosts like fur linings or shoulder inscriptions. So, in terms of a cost-benefit analysis, no, engineering isn't worth it.That being said, engineering is FUN. Those stat and ability bonuses are unpredictable, useful, often unique and just plain cool. Engineering has more cosmetic rewards than any other profession. And you might not want a backfire or other malfunction while in the middle of a raid boss fight, but you have to admit it keeps you alert. Engineering is generally not as "useful" as other professions and it was NEVER intended to be. It's the crazy, exploding-sheep, evil-twin profession. I don't understand why people keep being disappointed that it's not ALSO very profitable or really easy to level.
5-04-2011 @ 12:22PM
Hey Eridan.http://www.wowhead.com/item=60680http://www.wowhead.com/item=10684First one is free, and available in unlimited quantities.
5-04-2011 @ 12:27PM
To me engineering is "worth it" from a cool/fun point of view. Yes, arrows/bullets used to be factor for me as a hunter, but I don't miss having to carry around ammo. Non-combat pets, Loot-a-rang (fantastic for ranged classes, no more running up to every mob), 3 teleports (one each to outland, northrend and kalimdor) to help with achievements that send you to every corner of the world, Jeeves, bombs, epic goggles, motorcycles, etc.If you don't go for that kind of stuff and are more interested in stats or profit, then I'd probably go with something else. I have eng. on my main character for the variety of cool toys, but other class appropriate professions on all my alts.
5-04-2011 @ 1:21PM
Engineering is good. The tinkers, trinkets and goggles all make it worth it. I would suggest pairing it with mining even if you have a miner. Any extra ore you collect you can sell or level something else when you are done. I have heard you can't use many of the tinkers in arena or rated BGs so keep that in mind. Have fun!
5-04-2011 @ 2:28PM
Engineering is not even CLOSE as expensive as Leatherworking is. (if you are not a skinner)
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