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#1 Feb 18 2012 at 2:25 AM Rating: Good
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While looking for an alt to campaign I came upon my very first WOW toon. Since I learned mostly by trial and error, he's a poster child for how not to play. level 70 but both professions under level 25, very little gold, mismatched, inappropriate armor and gear, you name it, I did it.

So my next project I'm going to rebuild him from the ground up. Keep his level, but rebuild the rest, starting with professions.

What will be happening, of course is that I'll be wandering solo through a lot of low-mid level dungeons farming gear and fabric for use and profit. Also flying all over the world gathering and profession building. Profit shouldn't be a problem. Logistics will be.

So my question is, what do y'all think would be the most efficient combination of professions for a project like this
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#2 Feb 18 2012 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
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No word on what class that abandoned toon is...

But generally, skinning and tailoring are a pain to catch up with, so I wouldn't do it unless you're ready to seriously be pumping in gold from your main. One you're required to find and kill appropriate mobs, the other you even have to hope for them to drop the cloth you need. I just wouldn't do that.

I'd just pick herbing (druid) or mining (anything else) and be gathering mats while being queued up as dps for level-appropriate dungeons. Engineering, Inscription, and Alchemy seem to require the least amount of mats, so I'd pick one of those depending on the chosen gathering profession. So you'd have like 15-20 minutes of farming while in queue for every half hour of dungeoneering. THat should keep you sane.
#3 Feb 18 2012 at 3:01 PM Rating: Good
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Kanngarnix wrote:
No word on what class that abandoned toon is...

But generally, skinning and tailoring are a pain to catch up with, so I wouldn't do it unless you're ready to seriously be pumping in gold from your main. One you're required to find and kill appropriate mobs, the other you even have to hope for them to drop the cloth you need. I just wouldn't do that.


Alliance, NE hunter. How backwards is he? Only two pets. I've never tried mining - there's good money in skinning, but you've got to butcher a lot of beasts. Mining and jewel crafting sounds like a fit. One question, if mining for profit rather than materials, is it better to smelt/process the ore to bars, or just to sell the raw ore?

My main s earning faster than he can spend it, but between different factions and servers, he's of no use for cash handouts. I do have about 1K in the purse, that's more than enough to get me started in any prof.
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#4 Feb 18 2012 at 4:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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Raw ore generally... by putting it into bars you've 'restricted' it to those that need it in bar form, IE a Jeweler can't prospect the ore it's in bar from.. .blacksmiths might need the bars... engineers might need the bars... does anyone else? but ore can be used to make the bars that those need or to be prospected... opens a few more doors I've found
#5 Feb 20 2012 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I say Mining and JC would be perfect. First, mining supports JC. as you are going around mining lowby stuff to level up, you will be collecting the same things you need to level up JC.
I have found that all levels of ore sell well in the AH. Ore usually better then bars.
JC, is a great money maker at max level. prospecting ore into gems, then selling cut and uncut gems in the Ah.

i am not seeing a down side.

Mining also gives you the + stam passive buff. not the greatest for a hunter, but more stam never hurt anyone.
JC, you can socket 3 good gems for extra stats over non-JC players.
#6 Feb 20 2012 at 7:52 PM Rating: Good
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Since I'm essentially broke, starting under 1K gold, and still need both my fast and cold weather flying, I decided to go with two gathering professions, skinning and mining. I'm also doing cooking since it fits so well with skinning. Eventually I'l start banking rather than selling gems from my mining. Once I have my cash reserves respectable, I'll likely dump skinning for jewel crafting.
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#7 Feb 21 2012 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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If you plan on switching to JC later AND you are picking up mining now, do a little research ahead of time on what you will need to powerlevel up the JC skill, and then stock pile those materials as you mine now. this will save you alot of time and cash later
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