Change No. 1: They're not completely useless
I played the test last weekend, and I could skin mobs with the Skinning Knife in my bag, not equiped, although the knife, at level 5 had better stats than the weapon I had XD
Some items are required for quests. I remember changing to herbalism because one herb was so expensive in the AH and I needed to level a rep via turn ins.
Alchemy is never useless.
I just won't have the time to grind a thousand consumables to do a raid. Closing in on 40 and am not able to skip work and game. All the power to you...you...classicist
Finkle's Skinner also increases Skinning skill and is available from Phase 1 while Zulian Slicer is not obtainable till Zul'Gurub goes live.
There are some tailoring recipes that have a special bonus for tailors at 300, I am pretty sure. The Bloodvine 3-piece set gives 300 level tailors 2% crit chance. But there are a lot of other pieces with more stats, so I am not sure that is much of a bonus for all cloth wearers :D
>Biggest changes to professions in Classic Wow? Last time I heard, there are no changes in Classic Wow, otherwise this wouldn't be classic. Maybe it should be named Biggest Diffirences between Classic WoW and Modern WoW? Just my 2 coins, cause this title may seem confusing for people.
"The Darkmoon Faire does not provide profession skillup quests"That shouldn't be an issue considering there was no Faire in Vanilla
Yes there was, it was introduced in 1.6, still remember that badass feral necklace...
Professions will revert to meaning something to the individual character, rather than be about how much Gold that character can amass... yes; some will be 'money spinners' for power levellers (those hell bent on getting to L60 in "2 seconds flat"), but if your pricing isn't realistic, nothing you farm will sell.