Nev from Auction House Addict has created a community project for the gold makers among us 20 Days of Gold Making. You can find a list of all of the participants in this blog post at AH addict. The question I am covering today is:
Professions – do you have all of them, some or none? Which is your favorite for goldmaking?
As an OCD completionist I have had all primary professions on each of my characters maxed out since before I was interested in making gold as a subset of my WoW focused activities. I do have at least one of each primary profession and have always tried to RP a little with professions so each class has a profession that fits the nature of the class although I do have one odd ball, my rogue. The secondary professions are the bane of my life, each of my characters has a minimum of 525 fishing, cooking and first aid and only archaeology eludes me as a profession I am keen to level up on all characters (coming in Mists I promise).
My primary professions by class are:
- Deathknight: Miner and Skinner.
- Druid: Miner and Herbalist.
- Hunter: Herbalist and Skinner.
- Mage: Alchemist (potions) and Tailor.
- Monk: Herbalist and Miner.
- Paladin: Scribe and Miner.
- Priest: Alchemist (transmute) and Enchanter.
- Rogue: Blacksmith and Leatherworker.
- Shaman: Alchemist (flask) and Herbalist.
- Warlock: Engineer and Jeweller.
- Warroir: Miner and Skinner.
So as you can see all the bases are covered. My favourite profession is fishing because it is the most relaxing and can be done easily while chatting with guildies on vent. It is also the best profession to actively farm on as you can stay in a small area and simply fish pools or if you’re after no fish in particular you can stand in one spot and not move for weeks! Wrath was great for this when fishing for feasts in Wintergrasp.
The best profession for making gold is jewelcrafting. Alkways a demand and the predictable weekly patterns of cheap mats at the weekend followed by high demand (and high prices) midweek when all the raiding happens is just perfect.