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New blacksmithing good or bad
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Recently I looked at the new changes that they are proposing for blacksmithing. As a BS from the start I've always kept it at max and I've made some pretty good gold off of it in the past. If I'm reading correctly though any 85 is going to be able to rocket right to max BS in an hour. I dont know what to think of this. I for one thought that the road to max the proffesion out was what keeps there from being a million blacksmiths peddling their wares and keeps people like me making money. When this changes however theres going to be a lot more competition. I was especially looking forward to making some gold off of the new lighning forge.
So I ask to all of you Blacksmisths, what is your take. Good/ Bad
Nothing has changed really - you could always level BS to max in an hour buying mats of the AH .
The PTR method just means that you have to only buy GI bars , not a variety of bars .
And if you do the math you will find that you need around 2000 more bars of GI to level that way then the total amount of bars needed to do teh current way .
GI bars are going to jump in price next patch ( if not already as people are starting to stock up ) because of :-
1) GI bars used to make the new ingots for the lightning forged weapons
2) 40 Trillium bars needed by everyone doing the next part of the legendary questline
3) and now the new BS lvling method .
so it will be extemely costly to buy the amount needed and it takes far longer to mine that much GI yourself as it does to mine the mats for the old method
While all of that is very valid I'm also wondering on the effects that the new BS training will have on other profs. Jewelcrafting will most likely take a hit as will the engineering since the ores and bars will be very hiked up in price. If the bars themselves go up in price I can see the cost of gems and other related Ghost iron items jumping too. All and all I guess theres a way to see a silver lining in all things. I guess we'll have to adjust how that money is made.
From the point of view of gathering the mats yourself, it's a nice alternative to lvl 90 toons who don't want to go download some addon or just kind of wander around until you find the right ores. You know where to go for your GI nodes, so you can go there to gather them. Not to mention on PvP servers, this will get people out in the world and seeing a lot of it as they play.
And if you're going to just buy the mats, they're still gonna be a lil pricey. I don't know that this necessarily hurts blacksmithing as a profession, as much as offers an alternative means of levelling that might make a little more sense to someone who isn't as versed in the world itself.
This will be a fun experiment, and if it works out I'm going to love seeing it come to other professions. Levelling engineering is a headache right now, and I'd love to just farm GI for projects.
I feel you on the engineering front. I finally got mine to 600on an alt and it was a painfull process.
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