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    What to choose?

    Hey guys, about 2 months ago i started playing wow and picked a warlock to be my main character. I chose mining and herbalism to get my cash flow started but i didn't sell a single ore or herb, because i made alot of gold by selling pets on the AH and using Sinshroud's limited supply guides ( thank you for those ). I made enough to buy my epic flying mount and ATM i'm sitting on about 10k gold.

    My character is level 81 and as i'm getting close to the max level i'm starting to wonder what professions to pick when i'll hit 85. I have all the leveling herbs and ores, maybe even more that i would need to powerlevel jc/alchemy etc.
    I decided to ask yourself what proffesions i should choose as i don't really want to mess this up. I think i will definately pick JC but i'm unsure about the second one.
    What should it be? Alchemy? Inscription or maybe enchanting?

    Any input would be muuuuch apreciated! Thank you for reading my long-ass post; Kepab.

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    Me personally I do my living with inscription ~5k/day atm
    Prices of herbs is rising, but fortunately the prices of the glyphs are too ^^

    However, other professions might be more efficient straight from the beginning (not sure... just a guess...) because inscription takes quite some time to get all the glyphs

    I'm personally also trying atm to make some money with JC, but unfortunately with those dailies it takes an eternity to get the nice recipes I'm desperately looking to fetch the right one whenever I have 3 of the JC-thingys, but somehow I always pick the wrong one

    There are many people here having their professions maxed, so sb should be able to tell you more about it

    And Welcome, btw
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    If your definitely going for JC anyway then enchanting is the obvious choice to complement it. Apart from enchanting being generally a great profession you can use your JC to feed your enchanting for even more profits from both.

    Along with the thread linked by Reverb this might be of interest to you also

    http://consortium.stormspire.net/sho...e-Mr.Goldmaker
    Last edited by Thefluffyrocker; May 6th, 2011 at 06:55 PM.

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    Enchanting also makes sense for your main more than any other toon since you will have the option of d/e old gear when you upgrade it. A small bonus but it adds up. If you think you may eventually level more toons for more professions I would look at jc/enchanting so as to keep enchanting on your main.
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    To be honest, since its your main, and you have yet to get to level cap & try the raiding game & rated BGs, which you might find you truly enjoy enough to want to min-max, I wouldn't rule out profession choices based on class min-maxing.

    According to: http://elitistjerks.com/f80/
    For PvE your best DPS increase is in Tailoring.

    This would go nicely with enchanting for levelling both professions - neither needs a gathering profession to feed it - cloth drops off mobs & you can DE the items you make levelling tailoring to level the enchanting. Both professions will serve you well for min-maxing in a PvE raid environment and both professions are nice for goldmaking, the tailoring for the leg enchants & bags & enchanting for scrolls & mats.

    I'm no PvP lock expert so I can't advise you there, perhaps you know someone who can.

    Just thought I'd mention that there's other factors to consider beyond goldmaking that might influence your choice of professions.

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    Thank you for all your replies, and sorry I didn't read that thread first.

    I don't really understand what you mean by min-maxing, but as far as i remember, there are some nice gems that are only available to JC'ers.
    Why i wouldn't really want to pick tailoring is because i sold all my cloth that i gathered along the way; and that's why I would like to chose something to benefit from my ores/herbs i've gathered through my leveling. Anyways, so far i'm pretty much decided on Enchanting since you guys make it look so good ^^ and probably the second one will be JC.

    Any other replies would be much welcomed. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kepab View Post
    Thank you for all your replies, and sorry I didn't read that thread first.

    I don't really understand what you mean by min-maxing, but as far as i remember, there are some nice gems that are only available to JC'ers.
    Why i wouldn't really want to pick tailoring is because i sold all my cloth that i gathered along the way; and that's why I would like to chose something to benefit from my ores/herbs i've gathered through my leveling. Anyways, so far i'm pretty much decided on Enchanting since you guys make it look so good ^^ and probably the second one will be JC.

    Any other replies would be much welcomed. :-)
    Personally, I wouldn't bother with worrying about min/max'ing in a post-TBC world. It's clear that Blizzard won't hesitate to equalize any significant difference in profession bonuses (e.g. Blizzard doesn't want players to feel obliged or able to boost their play over other players simply by having different professions). In TBC for instance it was highly desirable to have lw if you were in a Sunwell guild. Personally, I had tailor/lw and the ring enchants (Blizzard later disallowed this) at the time, but since then this difference in profession potency hasn't been significant, and when such parity did exist Blizzard shortly there after reduced it to the point where the marginal gains are insignificant.

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    Min-maxing simply means getting your stats totally optimum, even down to the smallest fraction.

    Even though blizzard try to balance all profession bonuses equally when they add less blunt bonuses like procs from tailoring for example there can be minor differences as the maths is often reasonably complicated.

    Even when they use blunt bonuses there can still be minor differences.e.g. gain an extra 1 spell power from the JC over enchanting for example as enchanting would allow you to put 2*40 int enchants [spell]Enchant Ring - Intellect[/spell] on your rings which would give a bonus of 80 int but JC would allow you to use 3*67int gems instead of 3*40 int gems
    (3*67)-(3*40) or 201-120=81 int bonus.

    These differences are extremely minimal but for people taking things very seriously any bonus, no matter how small is important to them and they would be called a min-maxer.

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    Kepab, Fluffy has the right definition - it's getting the perfect stat balance. It may seem trivial on the surface, but it often happens that a raid will get a boss down to 5% or less, and having 10 or 25 people min-maxed to the teeth makes a very significant difference in that case.

    Just thought it was worth mentioning, min-maxing is the basis on which a large proportion of the playerbase choose their professions & it's good for a new player picking professions to be aware of the concept, because they might well decide they really enjoy the raiding game once they hit level cap.