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    Advice for next alt profession

    My main character is a BS/JC. My primary alt is Enchanting/Tailoring, and my 2 alts over lvl 75 are JC/Mining and JC/Alchemy. I have all of these professions maxed (3 JCs so I could get as many cuts as possible). My question is what would be the best profs for my next alt. All of my other characters that have professions in progress are mostly enchanting or tailoring, and I don't see any reason to have multiples of those professions. I am currently leaning towards alchemy (more transmutes) but I'm not sure what to get as the 2nd profession. Any feedback is appreciated.

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    For easy gold alchemy is fast and quick. I like the LW leg patches. Also you don't have an engineer which has some money in it for pets but is usually more of a pain to level. I like having one of every profession covered for whatever blizz may throw our way in the future.
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    I would honestly recommend Leatherworking. As Aeg mention, the leg enchants are pretty nice and sell well enough to make a profit. Even the Wrath leg enchants still sell for a decent profit.

    Another area that you can use LWing for a nice profit (depends on server economy) is buying up and to turn into , then trade in for in Twilight Highlands. I make a tidy profit from this practice. I buy up all scraps at 1.4g each or less and all regular savage leather at 7g or less. That equates to a Pristine Hide price of 350g or less per, and I can either turn around and resell them for 450g or more each.

    You can also save several for use in making BOE epic items. Every 2 or 3 days I have someone craft a for me (unless I have 2 orbs handy, then I use my own orbs), paying them 500g per orb, and then I sell the belt. I utilize my Alchemist to transmute Volatile Life to Air in Uldum every day, so that it essentially costs me 300g or less for the 30 Volatile Air. At most, the 3 Pristine Hides will cost me 1050g total (350g each), plus 300g for V-Air, and 1000g for 2 orbs. So the grand total is 2350g for the mats, and I resell the belts at 5k or so each. Easy 2650g profit per belt.

    Again, this is all server dependent. I don't know if this strategy will work on your server, but might be worth researching it.


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    I'd recommend a scribe if you don't already have one. By far the most money I've made in cata has been from inscription. Glpyhs will take you a long time to learn but they are a steady money-maker. I've pulled in 200k since the start of Jan from this. Then their are Darkmoon cards and mysterious fortune cards. Both big sellers.

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    Im kind of in the same situation as guberry
    Main: Alch/JC
    Alt 1: Enchanting/Alch
    Alt 2: Alch
    Alt 3: Alch
    Alt 4: Alch

    As you can see I have three alts that need professions, I was thinking about getting Inscription, LW, and BS but I was also considering Tailoring, I have another alt that I will eventually level, but in the meantime im trying to figure out which professions to take

    Any recomendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crid View Post
    Im kind of in the same situation as guberry
    Main: Alch/JC
    Alt 1: Enchanting/Alch
    Alt 2: Alch
    Alt 3: Alch
    Alt 4: Alch

    As you can see I have three alts that need professions, I was thinking about getting Inscription, LW, and BS but I was also considering Tailoring, I have another alt that I will eventually level, but in the meantime im trying to figure out which professions to take

    Any recomendations?
    It all really depends on how much effort you are willing to put in.

    Inscription can be great, but really takes a LOT of effort to get into, and a long time to learn all the glyphs with the minor/northrend inscription research. And depending on the price of books of glyph mastery, you might never learn all those glyphs because its not always worth it anymore. However, if you are willing to put in the MONTHS of research and time, you CAN make a tidy profit, if you stay on top of it. Just remember that you will be years behind most other scribes. To the best of my knowledge, no new glyphs were added for cata, so if people had all the glyphs before, they've still got them now.

    There are TONS of glyphs, and you can make money from any or all of them if you stay on top of it. But you also must realize that you will be undercut a LOT and that since they are no longer commodities, the pie is much smaller than it used to be. Its also very very very inventory intensive. Thare are glyphs made from materials at each level bracket, so thats herbs/pigments/inks/and the myriad of glyphs craftable in that bracket. You can easily fill up an entire character and guild bank with it all if you're really really into it. And it can be some decent money, as the mark up on some of the "rareer" glyphs can be over 200g per.

    LW and Tailoring have also been great professions for a while, especially considering that both sell leg enchants and other items of various usefulness (like tailoring's bags).

    I've always had trouble making money with BS unless its on an active raider. There just isn't much to sell unless the character has access to some of the top patterns available, many of which were historically BoP or reputation bound.

    I also dont recommend engineering for anyone unless you really like making pets, the majority of which only sell moderately well from my experience. The price to make them usually puts them above what most people are wiling to spend for a "super luxury" item (ie: an item that has no direct effect on their enjoyment of the game, most of the people who are buying them are simply getting them for completion/achievements). Enginerring is really only a fun profession for people who like parachutes/rocket boots/random toys. Its prohibitive cost to max out really also isnt conducive for a money making profession.

    I'd even go so far as to recommend taking 2 tailors over engineering or an alt blacksmith. Tailoring has long CD's every expansion since TBC that can make some great stuff, like right now its dreamcloth. Each one is on a 1 week CD and you can make up to x amount per week using various materials like volatiles and chaos orbs. These can be used to make the largest bags and some end game gear, and are quite valuable despite the fact that they're currently soulbound (BoP).

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    Yea Ive been plugging away numbers into the spreadsheet I made and BS dosnt look very promising, other than the belt buckles there really isn't much to sell.

    I have done inscription before, mainly for the darkmoon cards back in Wotlk, before I started a new account and server transfered, and now I really want to get back into it, im not looking to make huge profits off it, just something to help diversify my item list.

    I dont know if I would take 2 Tailors, probably 1 tailor 1 LW, so I have access to both sets of leg armors

    I want to average 2-3k profit per day consistently, I think at that rate I should have a decent amount of gold in the next coming months

    What addons would you recomend for Inscription, right now im running Auctionator, TSM, Skillet+Lil Sparky's Workshop and Market Watch
    Last edited by Crid; February 3rd, 2011 at 12:15 AM.

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    Some of this depends on your server. I make the most money from BS on my server, because I only have 1 or 2 opponents selling bloodied pyrium gear, and I am the only one posting belt buckles. I have already made something like 25k this week off BS (starting sunday). Im pretty sure the pvp gear is a big moneymaker in every profession, because I have sold quite a few tailoring pvp items even though the competition is much more active there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guberry View Post
    Some of this depends on your server. I make the most money from BS on my server, because I only have 1 or 2 opponents selling bloodied pyrium gear, and I am the only one posting belt buckles. I have already made something like 25k this week off BS (starting sunday). Im pretty sure the pvp gear is a big moneymaker in every profession, because I have sold quite a few tailoring pvp items even though the competition is much more active there.
    There is a lot of competition on my server, Earthen Ring for the pvp armor, so Im mostly looking at leg armor kits+glyphs+darkmoon cards to add to my item list, Ill give the armor sets a shot to see how well they sell but i doubt i make many

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    I am at 70k in sales off the bloodied pyrium set since cata.. and thats with taking a 3 week hiatus from playing 3 weeks in. Competition is there but just get your costs figured out and post at 12 hour intervals.
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