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    Say goodbye to your lowbie profession alts...

    Or be prepared to level them up to 82+ to get all of the recipes needed. I read WowInsider's gold blog fairly regularly, but I missed this post:

    Insider Trader: No more low-level crafting alts

    Looks like I need to crank my JC/Alc and chanter up to 80 ASAP.

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    No biggie to me, my only low level profession alt is my 67 DK enchanter and I only use him to DE items.

    I know I have to lvl him up anyways to get the next level of professions so no biggie, I will just have 6 lvl 85s instead of 5

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    Ah, yearning for the days when I could send everything the Ahrnold the level 10 that could DE everything and be at level 50 enchanting.

    This is nothing new, really. Each content level has had it's barrier to entry to be able to craft to the cap. 35 used to be it, then 45, 55, 62/65/68, and now 82. Only one toon is sitting at 70, everything else is 80. I guess my 70 twink will have to level if she wants to get out of the Engineering/Enchanting basement.

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    The minimum requirement isn't new, but how close it is to level cap is certainly a big change. Also, the manner in which one gets access to the recipes is different. Trainers will now be in the new 80-85 leveling zones (as opposed to major cities) and one will have to complete a quest chain to unlock them. Personally, I think they are pretty cool changes on blizz's part; I just wish I come across this sooner.

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    I like the fact they are gating professions. The goal of Blizzard here is to insure that you play more. More play means more subscription money. Not only is it gated by level, it's also requiring you to play the actual game through unlocking a series of quests.

    Technically, level 82 is essentially "84" in relative terms.

    Back in Wrath, my Blacksmith actually hit 450 at level 62. For months the profession level requirement was buggy but I was able to walk up to a profession master in Dalaran and hit the cap. I even got a GM to give my toon the Mace Mastery because that was even bugged.

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    I want to really clear something up here.

    I've read that there's trainers in Twilight Highlands after the chain at 84, and I've read that there's VENDORS in Twilight Highlands that sell recipes you need to make good gold or need to level past a certain point. I've also read that there's trainers all over Azeroth for each profession, and the availability or recipes is dependant on what expansion you have, and not the zone you're in.

    What I want to know is which one is it? Are we clear on which professions are gated by this? To what extend are they gated? Can you level to 525 inscription, for example, without getting to Twilight Highlands, but still need to do the quest chain at 84 to unlock certain recipes?

    What I'm looking for is something definite, if we know that much. It's getting ever closer to Cataclysm and there seems to be too much contradiction and ambiguity around the topic. Maybe I'm just missing something important, and someone could point me in the right direction.
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    Fractella,

    Hopefully these comments will clarify things.

    From the Insider Trader post I linked in the OP:

    "All enchanting recipes that require a skill of over 510 are apparently not available from the normal trainers in major cities. That's not the end of it, either -- blacksmithing, leatherworking, and jewelcrafting are all capped out at 500 skill at the city trainers. Special thanks to my Hunting Party Podcast co-host Darkbrew for confirming these values for me in the beta, and thanks to Kaliope for writing a post that pointed me in the right direction.

    The level limit for learning a grand master profession is still 75. If you have an alchemist, tailor, scribe, engineer or a gatherer, you will be able to obtain a skill of 525 without going past that level."

    Moreover, that article contains a link to one of Kaliope's excellent and informative posts regarding profession leveling on beta. In the post, she describes the vendors which sell blacksmithing recipes. Here is a link to that article.

    So it seems like some professions (enchanting, BS, LW, and JC) will require people to actually complete the quest chains in twilight highlands etc. to reach 525, whereas the other profs can be leveled to max without doing so. However, it seems like all crafting profs will require people to complete quests to unlock the most desirable end-game recipes (flasks, belt buckles, etc.) regardless. Unfortunately, there just doesn't seem to be a lot of concrete info floating around right now.

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    Ah, that clarifies it for me. I have read so many articles and so many blogs and little snippets from friends in beta, I was starting to get confused because I kept reading contradicting reports. I'll admit I didn't really read the link in the OP, I just skimmed it, so really my ignorance there. Thank you very much.

    My biggest consideration here is which character I level first or second or juggle around to make sure I get the most out of my professions. I'm assuming that's "the goal" at the moment.
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