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#1 Aug 06 2009 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I am a Druid with JC/Mining, I currently dont use mining, I rarely grinded extra materials with it, just once and I made like... 500G out of saronite.
Anyway, I am thinking of choosing a 2nd profession, so far The only viable options for me atleast are Alchemy or Engineering since I get nothing out of BS except for sockets and inscription is boring imo, cant think of anything else.

But I'm not sure If im gonna miss my gathering profession and smelting options. Having in mind that you can get epic gems from almost anything honor/tokens/alchemy
I'm not sure If i should even doubt about changing. I'd like to hear some thoughts. thanks in advance :3

Edited, Aug 7th 2009 12:31am by Manikku
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#2 Aug 07 2009 at 6:53 AM Rating: Good
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if you are a bear tank, might want to stick with mining for the Stamina buff...
otherwise I'd go with Alechemy, you can get an epic jewel transmuting
which will give you another source for gems once a day...and the meta
gems have no cool down with transmuting...
My main is an engineer, and it is a fun profession and 3.2 gave Engineers
some long need buffs and benifits.... It is on to par with other professions
now in my view...
That said engineering will be more expensive to power level than alchemy...

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#3 Aug 07 2009 at 1:36 PM Rating: Good
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Tough choice. I, for one, love mining. Just the best thing in the world when i needed quick cash. Prospecting ores is a liscense to print money. But if you don't use it, then you don't use it. Alchemy is a pretty solid choice nowadays, especially if you raid or have alt-itus. The transmutes are good, the personal time/power boost on your own flasks is a godsend, and suprisingly(for me anyways) arcanite bars still make me 10-15 gold a pice, just sell slowly.
Have you thought about Enchanting? DE'ing your jewelry is still a nice source of gold and who doesn't need enchants?
#4 Aug 08 2009 at 6:30 AM Rating: Good
Your sig says you have a Hunter alt in Northrend. Give some thought to sending him his cold weather flying, and leveling him to 80 as a miner. Classes with pets make excellent gatherers. Then you are free to do what ever you want on your Druid.
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#5 Aug 08 2009 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually mister, my hunter IS a miner (level 400) also an engineer since BC, but i stopped playing him until recently.
So what you say is true I can probably mine IF needed or I want to on my hunter.
Edit: I forgot to mention he has his cold weather flying just not epic flyer :(

I still cant pick which one I want on my Druid... Im kind of tempted to give him Engineer just for the toys, or I could simply give him Alchemy since he is my main.
and leave my hunter as an engineer and let HIM play with the toys.. hard decision..

Edited, Aug 8th 2009 5:34pm by Manikku
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#6 Aug 11 2009 at 2:08 AM Rating: Good
All of my characters have at least one support (gathering) profession, of for no other reason than to have an income potential from each character.

·Steelbelly is a miner / enchanter.
·Ellieann is a miner / engineer.
·Nexnecis is a miner / jewelcrafter.
·Marlene is an herbalist / alchemist.
·Malesar is a skinner / leatherworker.

I have been thinking of dropping mining on Steel and taking up herbalism to balance them out (Nexnecis was a skinner / herbalist until he hit 80), but so far I've been able to get any alchemy mats I need on Marlene, and I send her anything I need for transmutes from the miners and jewelcrafter. If the production goods aren't selling at the moment (for example, someone's offloaded a huge amount of potions on the AH), I sell the mats. Granted, not everyone has the patience to farm their own mats, but I find that in terms of making money, it's good to keep the gathering professions as well as the production ones. After all, otherwise you'll be spending money on the mats.
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