It is with melancholy that I begin this thread. I feel that the mayhem is over and the last blow was delivered by Blizz. Today I would like for all of us who dedicated time and gold on leveling a profession we loved. I first leveled engineering on an alt I was leveling during Vanilla Wow. I was leveling a hunter and I was such a noob that all I cared was about the cool looking goggles and the scope that I could add on my bow. I was happy to have a piece of gear on my head slot while everyone else had to wait till the 20s to pick one up. I left the game for a few months about the time TBC was released. I came back only to see people in stormwind rocking these cool looking goggles that had some fancy stats in them. I remember seeing a warrior decked out in plate and wearing @ZOMFG@ tanking goggles. I was starting all over and picked up engineering on that rogue. Come season 2 I loved that I had an edge to some rogues, I had a human racial and goggles that added some stealth detect.
Rerolled out of alliance a few months into s3 and started a huntard. BM was amazing those days and again I leveled engineering for the advantage to hunting rogues in bgs/arena. I thought of tanking and rolled a tank a UD dude that looked ultra badass with Engineering adn Stormherald (BS when it was cool). My toon looked soo cool when I was pvping I had a glossy big hammer that stunned people along with a talent that allowed for more stuns.. oh yea and some sick goggles for my two specs. Next came a Paladin, I was burnt out with needing to CC every mob and their mom during heroic runs (yes, at one point warriors needed all kinds of CC to avoid wipes); a Paladin was the ideal choice to be switching between healing/dps(oh yea ret sucked back then)/tanking aoe!! So another toon rolls out of the create a character screen, his name was Foreclosure. Man I was soo excited to have JC and Engineering at 70.. but WOTLK came out and I had to sacrifice engineering to lvl mining and my JC. I knew id level engineering again. So, a few weeks ago after farming bars and mats for engineering adn saving money for the stuff i was too lazy to farm, I went 1-450 in 3 days. I was soo happy to have rocking goggles again.
Unfortunately Engineering became crappy early in the game. The goggles were replaceable with 25s that were easily cleared, I mean Naxx is srs bsnss right? lol. And now... Now we have rocket boots that dont work, Goggles that dont detect stealth, a trinket that got nerfed to the ground, and only fond memories of what we once enjoyed.
With all four toons with engineering I feel the pain of 3.1.2
To all the trolls getting out of school at 3pm and being picked up by mom... it was simply a humble advantage we had to you. Ench has ring enchants, JC has prismatic gems, LW a dope enchant for wrists, gathering profs make gold, etc.
All I got now is the ability to make stupid scopes and a set of goggles that will be replaced soon.
With regret I now ask you to join me in this day of mourning. The profession we loved no longer fits any aspect of the game