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  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by Trackslix View Post
    Hello I just started lvlning my leatherworking on a not so populated realm, which means I can't just go to the AH and buy out all of the mats I need in order to level my proffesion fast.
    No blizzard wants you to go out and play their game for countless hours playing like a bot. It has become really really to absurd and really not fun at all.
    I have spent countless of hours to grind my leatherworking up to 300 out of 600 and when I got to 300 I quit because it is simply way too lame.
    Fix this blizzard. Seriously this is one of the reasons ppl are quiting this game.
    You should have just looked for leveling guides and found out the easy way to level your professions. I personally use the ones from wow-professions.com as they also have farming guides for mats you need. I use it to level all my professions on all my alts.

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    Grinding out professions is the most boring thing imaginable. So be smart about it. Have some patience and don't try to rush it along.

    The only time to ignore this advice is if you have the gold to buy all the mats at once and power level. Even that will be a few hours of your life you'll never get back and can sour you on the profession altogether.

    I just don't do it any more. I level professions when I level.

    The wow-professions.com website is truly your friend in this regard. Materials lists, guides on where to find the materials, and what to make to be most efficient.
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    Yeah I think LW and engineering suck the most atm... out of the ones I've bothered leveling... getting lw up was a pain in the ass...

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    I have level all proffesisons from 1-600 this expansion with mats bough from the AH and i can say that it doesnt take more than 5-6 hours to buy and craft to max a proffesion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magpai View Post
    "If I can't do it in two hours, it's too hard".
    This is true only if the case is "doing the same boring thing over and over for two hours".

    If the recipes required me to farm leather here for half an hour, then farm some diff kind of leather in another place and then travel elsewhere to buy a special kind of thread to sew them, I would enjoy it. Mindless farming of the same mobs over and over is not fun though, not at all.

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    Professions need rebalancing BADLY (Didn't intend the "Gauntlet"-reference :P ), most of the items the professions craft are extremely weak for their required character level (So no real demand on AH and little benefit for levelling profession as you level your character), and there are patches that are way more difficult than others to level through, with recipes requiring rare mats or lots of cheap stuff, having a profession should give some advantage beyond the passive stat bonuses we get now, the fact those bonuses were added in the first place shows that the products from the professions are too weak to bother with...

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    Pretty sure they talked about tweaking professions in a way like they did cooking this expansion. Also how they are making it where you can level mining from 1-600 on Pandaria in a future patch.

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    Honestly? Too bad. Sick of everything in this game being catered for the sake of convenience, can we still put effort into things outside of raiding please?

    It should probably be re-worked, but it should still take a while imo.
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  9. #89
    Quote Originally Posted by Metallikiddd View Post
    i wish theyd take the level reqs off so i dont have to get to 80 to max shit out.

    It was nice when you only had to get to 35 to max things out. With the addition of the profession buffs at higher lvls that went out the window though.
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  10. #90
    The worst part of professions anymore is that it's near impossible to keep up while you level. That bugs me a lot

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    With help from a site like http://www.wow-professions.com/ it takes no time at all for any of them. Work smart and it is done quickly and cheaply.
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  12. #92
    Quote Originally Posted by Uzi View Post
    This is true only if the case is "doing the same boring thing over and over for two hours".

    If the recipes required me to farm leather here for half an hour, then farm some diff kind of leather in another place and then travel elsewhere to buy a special kind of thread to sew them, I would enjoy it. Mindless farming of the same mobs over and over is not fun though, not at all.
    You're farming in the wrong places then. See below.

    Quote Originally Posted by madrox View Post
    If you farm the necessary leather and level LW up in two hours you really should fill us all in on your secrets instead of dropping in random asinine comments.
    You misunderstood. My point was that going form 1-600 is not intended to be something you just sit down to do during commercials of a couple Gossip Girl episodes. It's intended to take time and/or money.

    But do you really know my secret? Fine. Google.com and AOE loot. For any leather that was scarce on the auction house, I grabbed my skinning alt (not the same toon as my aspiring leatherworker), googled the leather I needed, found an instances or other easily farmed area and went to business. I cleared my bags and charged through a few instances, pulling as much as I could with my admitted class and race specific run speed buffs, then used AOEs, specifically AOE that leaves dots to bypass AOE cap, to bring them all down. Loots, spend a few minuts skinning. Go outside, mount up (or use in-instance vendor in one case) to sell garbage. Reset and re-enter. Maybe a half hour process for a single type of leather. And half an hour for 75 skill points isn't bad.

    If you think leather takes forever to farm then you're not farming in the right areas. Take 5 minutes and do some research and make a plan and you can save yourself all those agonizing hours of bot-like farming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestopft View Post
    The worst part of professions anymore is that it's near impossible to keep up while you level. That bugs me a lot
    So take off the heirlooms and other leveling buffs. Or just stick around in those areas to keep leveling your professions. If your complaint is that leveling professions is too slow then I disagree, since gathering professions are trivial to level and with crafting professions there's no need to "keep up" with your leveling; your mats will be just as good for leveling your profession once you're 90. If your complaining is that leveling (your character) is too fast, then that's just stupid, as you have 100% over how much you want to slow your own leveling down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticx View Post
    Professions need rebalancing BADLY (Didn't intend the "Gauntlet"-reference :P ), most of the items the professions craft are extremely weak for their required character level (So no real demand on AH and little benefit for levelling profession as you level your character), and there are patches that are way more difficult than others to level through, with recipes requiring rare mats or lots of cheap stuff, having a profession should give some advantage beyond the passive stat bonuses we get now, the fact those bonuses were added in the first place shows that the products from the professions are too weak to bother with...
    Like what kind of advantage? Do you even have any ideas? ANd I hope you'll also note that making profession gear stronger would only serve to make PVE and quest gear less rewarding at all levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magpai View Post

    But do you really know my secret? Fine. Google.com and AOE loot. For any leather that was scarce on the auction house, I grabbed my skinning alt (not the same toon as my aspiring leatherworker), googled the leather I needed, found an instances or other easily farmed area and went to business. I cleared my bags and charged through a few instances, pulling as much as I could with my admitted class and race specific run speed buffs, then used AOEs, specifically AOE that leaves dots to bypass AOE cap, to bring them all down. Loots, spend a few minuts skinning. Go outside, mount up (or use in-instance vendor in one case) to sell garbage. Reset and re-enter. Maybe a half hour process for a single type of leather. And half an hour for 75 skill points isn't bad.
    So what you saying is out level the content by a high enough margin so you can solo the instance which drops the relevant leather and it's all good? Yeah, didn't realise it before but it makes perfect sense to level up a profession a level far beyond when you will derive any practical use from the fruit of your labors. I can guarantee that LW will be among the next professions to get streamlined; it's too much hassle to level up in comparison with the majority of the others and all the AoE instance looting in the world isn't going to change that one bit.

  14. #94
    There should be time investments in the game. I'm sure if they nerfed the amount of time it took to level a profession, people would just complain anyway.

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    One of the most useful things to do with alts is parse out the professions in such a way so as to be able to make any damn thing in the game that you might need. I've thought about it from time to time but would prefer Blizzard would go the other way and just let us have an unrestricted number of professions per character.
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    Don't talk about how long it takes to level professions if you didn't have to farm Clefthoof leather for weeks in order to cap LW in BC....WORST TIME OF MY LIFE!! Someone had to make the damn drums though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melodramocracy View Post

    Folks seem to forget that the intent of professions. You're supposed to pick a pair @ level 10, and level them up with your character. That's why zones have the drops they do, that coincide generally with about how far along you should be in your given professions. Same goes for fishing to an extent.
    well, if you insist on leveling professions with your toon then it would severely slow down the leveling process.







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  18. #98
    Having recently leveled leatherworking myself, i have to agree with that 1-300 is torture.
    Really, most items require either 5+ leathers or some low droprate material like turtle scales or scorpid scales.

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    So you level too fast to keep your professions up while leveling, and this is a problem how? If you need to farm things, doing it while you can fly in azeroth makes it a ton faster, let alone if you are at 90 already and need to farm mobs for cloth/leather/etc. Leveling either gathering or production professions is a joke now compared to earlier expansions, even though they max at 600 now and not 300 per se as in BC. MMO's used to be a grind to do almost anything, quit whining because you can't have it right now because you want it right now. wah wah cry me a river, then build a bridge and get over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trackslix View Post
    Hello I just started lvlning my leatherworking on a not so populated realm, which means I can't just go to the AH and buy out all of the mats I need in order to level my proffesion fast.
    No blizzard wants you to go out and play their game for countless hours playing like a bot. It has become really really to absurd and really not fun at all.
    I have spent countless of hours to grind my leatherworking up to 300 out of 600 and when I got to 300 I quit because it is simply way too lame.
    Fix this blizzard. Seriously this is one of the reasons ppl are quiting this game.
    Doesn't take me long to level my profession nor is it frustrating. Maybe the problem is you ?

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