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.
Last edited by MoanaLisa; 2013-04-27 at 07:45 PM.
The cake is now an alternative fact.
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...
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
Last edited by Zypherz; 2013-04-27 at 09:04 PM.
The worst part of professions anymore is that it's near impossible to keep up while you level. That bugs me a lot
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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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.
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.
The cake is now an alternative fact.
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!
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.
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.