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Curious if anyone plans to level their professions after getting an epic mount? I was planning on doing herbalism/skinning, but I wonder just how much extra time that adds to leveling, and whether it's more efficient to handle profs after 60. I have a feeling AH will be flooded with herb/skinning mats so most you'd get out of those is vendor prices while you're leveling.

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I'll be Skinning and Herbalism for the cash until I get my mount. Then I'll shift to Tailoring and Enchanting

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I've heard of the Herbalism+Skinning combination a lot. Skinning is basically free extra income. Herbalism begs the question: is mining a better money-maker on account of fewer people taking ores than herbs?

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DoomC wrote:
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I was planning on doing herbalism/skinning, but I wonder just how much extra time that adds to leveling
Think about it this way, the time you "waste" gathering plants and skinning is directly proportional with the time you will actually waste when you're still walking at 50 and 60 because you didn't gather enough gold to get a mount at 40-45.

That first income for mount at 40 is absolutely your number 1 priority to speed up levelling and everything else.

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Kall wrote:
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Think about it this way, the time you "waste" gathering plants and skinning is directly proportional with the time you will actually waste when you're still walking at 50 and 60 because you didn't gather enough gold to get a mount at 40-45.

That first income for mount at 40 is absolutely your number 1 priority to speed up levelling and everything else.
Eh, I'll still be running at 136% movement speed thanks to https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=5118/ ... he-cheetah and https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=19560/pathfinding

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Definitely leveling Mining and Blacksmithing as I go as I have always done for my first char in every game. Little bit of a tradition at this point!

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I'll level Herbalism and Alchemy along the way to 60. I dislike the idea of unlearning a profession, it's kinda breaking the immersion for me. If i want to be an Alchemist, i gotta pick my flowers myself even if it's tedious and not optimal money wise.

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Professions are much more helpful while leveling in classic, unlike being useless in retail. I will be leveling a lock with tailoring and skinning since some tailoring uses leather and the rest I can sell.

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I know everyone who is a min/maxer and rushing to get to 60 will say the obvious: Wait until you're 60 to level profs.

But here's the thing. Classic WoW is an RPG not an endgame simluator. If I didn't enjoy leveling professions I probably never would. But the fact is that I do enjoy leveling them and they give my character more personality and meaning to me so I am 100% leveling profs as I go.

Gonna start with skinning (for that money) and enchanting (because I want that sweet sweet druid tanking trinket) and then I will drop them both once I get to 60 and go Herb/Alch as they are my favourite professions.

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I'll level Mining & Blacksmithing just for the immersion and fun of it

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My plan is to level with herbalism and skinning, i will send all herbs to an alt and sell all leather to vendors. When im 60 i will drop skinning and pick up tailoring to craft https://classic.wowhead.com/item=14153/robe-of-the-void, after that i will drop tailoring for egineering. I will keep herbalism so i can farm herbs for consumables and to pick ghost mushrooms in Mara while i farm for my epic mount. At some point my alt will reach level 35 and get 300 Alchemy and i will sell transmutes. Once phase 4(ZG) arrives i will drop herbalism for tailoring again.

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Going as a druid with alch+herb, so dont realy care about the lvl 40 mount couse of the 3sec cast time compared to travelform, could as well just pick some extra herbs and sell, wont rush so hopefully there is a market for herbs and pots once im getting closer to 60

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Won't be rushing to 60 anyways, so leveling proffs while leveling will be the way for me

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This will be the first time in a decade that professions will provide viable early-game gear. It will be the only guaranteed source of uncommon sand rares for the first couple months, at least until the auction house gets fully up to speed.

I’m going to level mining / engineering on my Hunter. Alch / Herb on my Warrior, and Tailoring / Ench on my Mage.

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The whole reason why my Lock will be leveling Tailoring is to make the bags that I will NEED WHILE LEVELING...


Blacksmithing, on the other hand, can wait until my warrior dings 60

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Normally I would level professions along with my character, but because I have my doubts about the stability of the server during launch, I will be going full ham into levelling my mage. First aid is probably the only one I'll bother with for good reason.

When I level my warrior and the server is more stabilised I'll be taking every thing slow and getting my skills up at the same time. Things like https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6042/iron-shield-spike which are only useful early on and the time that I save later at 60 will be a big bonus.

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If it wasn't brand new servers I'd be leveling my intended professions as I leveled my character but seeing how there will be zero economy at the start, it's going to make a lot more sense to pick up just straight gathering profs that can make a lot of silver just off vendoring.

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Just depends. There are some professions, like enchanting, which are very hard to level up pre-60, usually b/c you need to just go ahead and vendor items for the cash.

But I'd say it's worth doing gathering professions for the money. Maybe some crafting professions are okay to do while leveling, I've known people who finished 300 blacksmithing before they were 60. But I dunno, seems expensive and you can usually just blitz the professions later with both money and power, and even a mount.

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I'm planning on doing mining/skinning until around level 40, at which point I'll drop skinning and go mining/engineering. I'm hoping I'll have a decent amount of mats and money in order to level engineering to at least 175 so that I can craft iron grenades.

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I will also level professions as I progress. I won't progress level wise unless my professions are up to par. Same goes for fishing and cooking.

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