If you make a new character, boost it, walk into BFA content, and learn professions from the trainer you'll be able to immediately start making BFA stuff, because each profession now has its own individual skillup bar. You won't need to grind your profession up through 800 skill levels to be able to make current xpac things. That's what the post you copied for Blizzard means.
Honestly, leveling professions was not that difficult, given WoD Garrison power leveling and then using Legion to level. Now Blizz just made older mats relevant again for people that want to max out profession. This will increase the AH price of older mats and make older recipes more rare, because most players will not care to level older content profession slots. At least, that is what I believe will end up happening. I am ok with this change :) Maybe professions are slowly becoming relevant again? I hope so...
So what if i have skill to 750 for example will i get full WOD and like some of Legion skill ?
Anyone know when the ink trader changes inks? Prepatch or, BFA launch day?
Looks to me like it works like this... if you have no professions at all, at BfA launch then take Alchemy, you'll start with 0 in all 'schools'.Start crafting BfA stuff & you level in the BfA 'school' only - you won't level anything of Classic at all, unless you make Classic stuff - if this isn't the case, it wouldn't be the first time I was wrong...
They should have done this a long time ago. I’m glad they did tho.
So what does this means for racials that buffs profession levels? Is this an oversight or did they explained it somewhere? since they are seperate what we are getting +10 of?
Am I the only one who is very unhappy about this as a catch-up?Sure if all you care about is BFA crafting then you're good. But if you're trying to level up say engineering on a specific class so you can unlock a specific goggle, then it'll become much harder to do so. Right now the catchup to get to Legion level crafting is to craft WOD stuff, which only requires level 1, needs very easy to get and abundant mats, and will take you all the way up to 700. Come Tuesday if I want the Sunwell goggles, instead of mailing the thousands of otherwise useless Blackrock Ore, I'll have to go farm Fel Iron and Khorium and everything else needed to level up BC Engineering... in other words my currently existing catchup is being removed.I understand that Blizzard will always push for the new stuff first, but it feels like such a waste of content to constantly make old stuff less relevant when it could easily be kept relevant.
@ PilgrimzYes, that was indeed the first thing that came to mind - with the removal and side-stepping of catchups, levelling older levels of eng (while no longer "necessary") becomes a whole fricking lot harder...
Any word on whether/how this affects fishing? Fish in different zones to level different categories? At least it will make getting the fishing rod from Legion a lot easier (don't have to lvel fishing to 800, just legion to 100...)