First time poster here, and wanted some positive feedback from the player community regarding my Shaman. Ive got a 70 Druid (LW/Skin) and a 70 Shaman (Mine/Skin). I am very pleased with the new shaman stuff comming down the pike and wanted to consider a crafting profession for my Shaman.
Even though I currently have a Leatherworker, I still run into problems with alts that could benefit from the skill. BoP crafted items that rock hard, and of course Drums, even with the Drum nerf, its still a nice little extra for the tradeskill. Plus the Crit bonus from skinning will surely benefit an enhancement shaman. So I was thinking of dropping mining and going LW/Skin for both of these alts, but with a twist, and this is where I was looking for feedback.
1st, Looked up a profession leveling guide to determine the required mats to level up LW from 1 to 375. (Done)
2nd, Farm those up between now and WOTLK, stick them on my bank alt. (Already Started)
3rd, When WOTLK comes out I would still have my shamans current professions (Mine/Skin) to make some mad cash selling ore to pimp engineers/blacksmiths/jewelcrafters.
4th, Save all that skined stuff from level grinded. go from 1 to 450 once I get a feel for the Leatherworking profession after release.
So what do you guys think of that little plan?
I like the new inscribing stuff, but everyone will own that come Day 1 so why jump on the bandwaggon.
Enchanting is another possibliity but just getting ring enchants as the extra incentive doesnt seem to draw me in.
Blacksmitthing never seemed to really benefit Mail wearing classes much.
If I had Herbalism as one of the current two, Id consider herb/alch but I dont like the time sink to level up 2 tradeskills.
And engineering, well thats my other course of action for my 4 step plan if I see a show stopper when the gear comes out.