With the MoP pre-patch hitting the Public Test Realms, and Beta becoming more and more stable, its time to ask yourself, “Are You Prepared?”
So Don’t Let Illidan say his favorite Line and take a look at how im preparing… (Part2)
Last time we spoke about dual gatherers, and how different strengths and weaknesses helped me make a decision on which character, if any to make my gatherer.
With this decision made it was time to look at other professions, and specifically which ones to have multiples of as I have many alts.
OK so why would we ever want dual professions? This is answered very quickly in a generic way, but takes a little more time when talking specifics of professions.
Generally speaking the reason for having multiples of a profession is for one of three main reason, Convenience, Profit, or plain simple Min-Maxing for pve/pvp.
However lets take a look at the more specific reason for gold making, starting with alchemy and following up with the other professions in future bite-sized posts
So what makes alchemy profitable? Potions? Flasks? Transmutes? well all 3 if used correctly, but remember this means choosing between the 3 specifications.
So straight away just from the way blizz designed Alchemy we have a reason to have 3 alchemist as part of our team. But is 1 of each specialisation the only reason for stacking alchemists?
When looking at back at the progression of cataclysm, it became less and less advantageous to have a Potion or Flask(elixir) speced alchemists as Flasks became replaced with cauldrons, and on most servers the potions profit margin was just absurdly low. This lead to players, myself included, stacking Transmution speced alchemists.
The reason for this is “Cooldowns”. Transmutation has access to the most profitable cooldowns of the alchemist, in cata this being “Truegold”, now as a lot of you know this can make a lot of gold for a player who can make multiple truegold bars a day, and in many cases became a stable market for us gold makers.
So looking forward to alchemy in MoP we need to consider any changes to alchemy before deciding on the need for alchemy stacking.
- Removal of Cauldrons
- New “Truegold” style metal “Living Steel“
- New content – Increased Potion need
With these ideas in mind, and with my Dual gatherer already picked I decided I wanted at least 3 Alchemists, with the possibility of more after considering other professions…
So what do you guys think about the possibility of stacking alchemists in MoP? Is it Something you’re looking at doing? Let me know your thoughts.
In the next post we will consider Blacksmithing and Leatherworking.