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7-09-2011 @ 2:46PM
"Train a profession or two early. Gathering professions are good for earning money, but crafting professions (like tailoring) are rewarding in their own way (mostly for letting you craft new gear for yourself). There's no good reason to wait."Archmage Pants, I love you man, but I must point out that very clever people have supplied some very good reasons to wait on crafting professions. It is quicker, easier, and all-around more efficient to level them at endgame, and the benefits you miss out on by not skilling one up as you level are, arguably, vastly outweighed by the time you will save, especially once you factor in the opportunity cost (you're not making gold via another droppable secondary prof).I can understand the importance of introducing new players to crafting professions, but I think it's at least possible that the new player experience would actually be more enjoyable if one didn't bother with them until the level cap.
7-09-2011 @ 3:09PM
Enchanting/tailoring works fine for leveling. You get cloth for mobs you kill while leveling and you disenchant all gear that you don't wear. You can make your own bags, gear, and enchant your gear all while leveling and you don't have to farm for mats.
7-09-2011 @ 3:24PM
Nah, i leveled with skinnig and tailoring just fine. The former paying the bills to be able to weare beautiful robs, boots, gloves, bags, shirts, etc. made by me!
7-09-2011 @ 3:38PM
Enchanting and tailoring is fine but if it's your first toon it will set you back a ton. The good part about leveling enchanting while you level is all those quest greens you can't use you turn into mats. The bad thing is all the money (not much money before 60) you would have from selling them. My piece of advice for anyone leveling a new toon whether it's your first or an alt is pick herbs (literally) or mining. That is if you want to level faster. Enchanting + a gathering skill would help you pad your pocket book or enable you to later change to another crafting profession once you gathered up all the mats for it.
7-12-2011 @ 11:14AM
I am a bad hoarder but lately I have been clearing out my guild bank of excess stuff. Stacks and stacks of lower level enchanting materials have been selling like hotcakes, even in odd increments. Leveling enchanting along with your character is easy enough to do (I like the advice pairing it with tailoring... you can DE the extra things you sew). Excess mats almost always sell for more than the handful of copper you would have received from selling the soulbound green to a vendor PLUS the deposit is always negligible.
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