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5-29-2011 @ 9:10AM
I like Jewelcrafting, but wish it didn't rely on the tokens so much. FOr me the sucky ones were leatherworking and blacksmithing due to making stupid pvp stuff that won't sell and I won't use, just to hit cap to get some epics that won't help me in Heroics until I run enough heroics to make them...I also dislike the boringness of the JC "bonus", being the gems with higher stats. Sockets for BS is decent, unique enchants for tailor and LW is good. I think I like enchanting best for bonus since it's something that no one else can get. Enchanting also has the most variety of cool effects. (Engineering is self-only, so limited)Alchemy is decent, but again, boring bonus that you don't "notice" as unique. Trinkets are great, but of course I already had made the mastery ones and didn't want to spend even more mats for the newer ones... no trade in program.My Scribbler is fun, she's also my enchanter and it's nice to see the variety of stuff you can do for folks rather than just "+this". It's irritating to have so many different inks, but the ink trader is fine, I'd say the problem there is that the ink trader and JC quest giver are located so far from the dwarven district I hang out in. :)I'd have to say Enchanting is my favorite all around profession. Disenchanting adds an element of collecting and it's a more fair method than trying to beat someone to the skin or the bonus cloth. (No one ever asks) The profession has a wide variety of materials to use, a wide variety of enchancements to use, unique self-buffs and is very useful to all character types.Skinning, Blacksmithing and herbalism are okay, but fighting over resources is irksome and the new Herbalism buff is not to my liking.
5-29-2011 @ 11:33AM
I disagree with you on alchemy being boring. I think it's cool to have the only flask usable in arena (if you don't pvp it probably doesn't matter to you, understandably), and mixology must be nice for raiding (I wouldnt know)Also, it's enhancement, not enchancement (this always bothers me because I play an enhance shaman)
5-29-2011 @ 3:42PM
I disagree on the alchemy being boring part and the "Boringness" of the JC bonus?? Yeah those JC only gems suck and the trinkets you can make those are crappy too. /sarcasm off. I wish there were less JC's around my server. In LK I made a good amount of gold on tips alone. I love the trinkets. Especially for a Paladin or Druid who might play all 3 specs (with a respec of course). The alchemy trinkets are not to be sneezed at either. Oh if you want the gimmicky procs that boost DPS off the charts maybe they are not for you. They might not be raid worthy I suppose but if you aren't gung-ho into raiding you might like them quite well. The fact that you can only get 1 token per day sucks to no end. Perhaps they will change something at some point.
5-29-2011 @ 4:58PM
That's my point, the gems you can make give you the same bonus (give or take a couple) that the other crafters get. Same as the ring enchantments and the flask. The flask is not a BONUS, it's the same thing you'd get with any other profession. I do like the JC trinkets though, nice way to do them now with the "quests" and they're nice trinkets.JC gets +67 strength X 3 instead of +40 X3= +81 strengthenchanter can do +40 on each ring, so +80Alchemist's "only arena flask!" gets them +80, same as the others...Blacksmiths' get two extra sockets for +80 in gems, they're all comparable in that way.I just like enchanting the rings, it feels "more" than just putting in a different gem, even if it's the same buff.
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