Every week, Blog Azeroth proposes a Shared Topic for World of Warcraft bloggers to discuss. This week’s topic was proposed by Effraeti of Effraeti’s RP.
Professions are fun for some and a necessary evil for others.
Some of us have farming professions. Some of us have crafting professions. Some of us have a little bit of everything! Professions are leveled because they fit our style of play, help us in raiding, allow us to outfit our alts, and make us money.
What professions do you have on your main? Do his/her professions fit their personality? Why did you choose them? If you chose professions based on your character and not on gaming needs, would that change some of their professions they use?
(This can include the secondary professions of archaeology, fishing, cooking, and first aid too!)
Devee has mining and enchanting. Originally I had mining and skinning while I leveled. At the time, I didn’t feel like the gear from crafting professions actually helped much while leveling. (I have no idea if that changed.) Later, I dropped skinning to get enchanting for its utility.
I think enchanting could fit in with my character. Devee is a discipline priest, and while I wouldn’t exactly say enchants protect or shield you, they are a way of helping that I could see a priest use. I’m not sure what to say about mining. What else would I choose? I think the benefit from having jewelcrafting, which is the default it seems, is pretty minor honestly. Yes, it’s a help, but I’m not going for world-firsts or anything. More importantly, Mooglegem has that profession, and we always play together. It would just be a waste. She’s a tailor too for that matter! Mining is a lot of fun though. I like going out in the world and getting little gifts. Maybe Devee would find it fun as well.
What about the secondary professions? First aid is terrible, and Devee wouldn’t touch it. I only touch it for achievements. Why would I make a bandage when I could just heal? I could see Devee learning to cook some things, but it’s really not that helpful. I usually eat food when an expansion first comes out and then stop. Archaeology sounds interesting, and I think Devee would find it fascinating as well. In its current form, it’s horrible, but that’s because of the game mechanics. Devee would probably still enjoy it. Fishing is the best. It gets out to different locations, and while it can be dangerous, it can also bring you together with the opposite faction. Maybe in RP it wouldn’t be worth risking your life for a fish, but I personally loved fishing in Ironforge. Fishing was practically ruined for me when I finally caught Old Ironjaw. There was no more reason for me to fish in Ironforge.
Last week’s topic was proposed by frinka.
Have you ever tried to introduce real life friends to WoW? If yes, how did it go? If you never have, why not?
Two responses were absolutely terrific; Faye of The Dancing Tree discussed her attempt to get her husband to play even though he thought it was boring. Robin Torres of WoW Insider wrote about trying to get her daughter to play, first when she was three and then again a couple years later. Neither Faye nor Robin were successful!
I really wish that they’d revamp First Aid, at the moment apart from the achievements there are no incentives to use it. Every class has some sort of self heal plus out of combat we have food. My husband uses to bandage others in PvP (he’s a rogue) but apart from him I rarely ever see anyone else using it and he tends not to use it on himself because he prefers to cc, drop combat, eat, stealth.
That’s interesting to hear. I only play a healing priest (I have a couple alts under 30 but nothing substantial), so I didn’t realize just how worthless First Aid is. Ideas on revamping First Aid could make an interesting blog post!
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