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  1. #21
    Not sure what kind of gold your sitting on or your AH prices, but I just leveled alchemy and inscription on an alt all from the AH for right under 10k. Cost about 4.5k for alchemy and the rest went towards inscription.

  2. #22
    There is tons of stuff to do as a Jewelcrafter not just create Gems from Ore prospection. Craft Mounts, cut Gems new and Old, buff your attributes with more versatility than most other Professions.

    And also I'm getting tired of all these *Alchemy took our Jobs* posts posted by other profession's sympathisants.

    You should be happy that uncommon gems sell because Alchemy exists, not be sad because Alchemists can create rare gems.

    And who cuts them rare gems after Alchemists craft them by the way?
    Capitalism, Ho!

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by steelstorm View Post
    Not sure what kind of gold your sitting on or your AH prices, but I just leveled alchemy and inscription on an alt all from the AH for right under 10k. Cost about 4.5k for alchemy and the rest went towards inscription.
    there is like no way you need more than 2k for inscription, if you know anybody who already has it on 600

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Violetti View Post
    there is like no way you need more than 2k for inscription, if you know anybody who already has it on 600
    Well it all depends on the prices of the mats, so yes there is a possibility that it can cost more than 2k, like if your on a dead server, and mats are crazy priced

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Fincher View Post
    There is tons of stuff to do as a Jewelcrafter not just create Gems from Ore prospection. Craft Mounts, cut Gems new and Old, buff your attributes with more versatility than most other Professions.

    And also I'm getting tired of all these *Alchemy took our Jobs* posts posted by other profession's sympathisants.

    You should be happy that uncommon gems sell because Alchemy exists, not be sad because Alchemists can create rare gems.

    And who cuts them rare gems after Alchemists craft them by the way?
    Amen to this! And have others have stated, alchemy is an absolute joke to level up, you can either farm your own mats and do it in a day, or spend 2k and get it done in a few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    No I was thinking of transmutation of uncommon gems.
    But..but that is "transmuting". Not that JC is useless and maybe you have another alt to lv? Didn't find Alch to be that hard to raise....
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  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Corday View Post
    Wait, you can't prospect them because...?

    OP probably didn't expect how rare it would be to get them from prospecting. I too didn't expect it, but I already had an Alch at 600 so it was fine for me.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    That I need alchemy to make the best and most profitable gems. I spent so much effort and time into leveling these up for my alt paladin, just to hear that I can't make any good profits out of this without alchemy.
    FML.

    I understand that professions should have SOME co-dependance, but to stop me from being able to make the BEST gems of my profession by putting them in the hands of another profession is quite simply, infuriating.
    It might be tolerable to level up Alchemy on an alt, but Alchemy is such a massive freaking pain to level up.

    It's such a pointlessly inconvenient way of doing it.
    Sorry you are being a bit of a drama queen and making it sound far worse than it is. It is one of the easiest and cheapest professions to level.

    Most jcs shuffle to get rare gems.

    It is then every easy for them to just find an alchemist who has transmute specialism (60% of all alchemists) and simply get them to transmute for you including the procs. Find one in guild or agree a price beforehand. procs are about 15-20%.

    Ive made goldcap without an alchemist, multiple times. Just learn how it works instead of being a victim. It is the same for everyone, you didnt research it, but there are easy work arounds.

    Remember it is the latter part of expansion pack now so there are less players and less turnover, which means profits are harder. imo jc/ench is the best combination for a single character.

  9. #29
    I had this problem on my shaman, so I ditched mining for alchemy, problem solved.

  10. #30
    OP runs away from thread after noone sympathises with them.

  11. #31
    Buy ore on auction house in bulk
    Prospect ore.
    Sell gems.
    Profit.

    You don't even have to CUT gems to make money with JC, unless the ore prices on your server are ten kinds of screwed up.

    Plus crappy uncommon gems when perfect cut are the same stats as blue gems. They're always sold cheaper than the blues, but still a lot more money than the crappy version sells for and they are bought up pretty quick most of the time because people are always looking for that good deal.

    I mean hell leveling JC is like volunteering for gold donations basically. Sure you gotta work for it a little and prospecting can be kind of tedious but you only have to do it when you want money.
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  12. #32
    Alchemy isn't needed to do the shuffle.

    OP, you should have leveled enchanting instead of mining. A gathering profession will always be worse for money making (for the time spent) than most crafting professions.

    Of course every server is different, but my alchemist is only needed for Living Steel, and gatherers are just slaves to people who make the real money.

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