My strongest profession this xpac has been blacksmithing. I had a very slow start on making gold, but when The Nighthold opened I had mats to make 5 of the Steelbound Harness as soon as I got the recipe. Since then I've been profiting off Rethu's Incessant Courage. I'm planning to craft Empyrial Breastplate from Argus once I get the rank 3 recipe to see if I can make some profit there.Before my blacksmithing ventures took off though I was selling Hexweave Bag during pre patch thanks to the influx of new and returning players and the process involved there was much more enjoyable than making Rethu's Incessant Courage.
Well, I'm sorry for everyone that had a Poseidus posted on the auction house and couldn't sell it, because it is not going to staty in that absurd price anymore. But, on the other hand, I'll finally be able to get my sweet Subdued Seahorse without going broke :)
Argh, I hunted for Voidtalon for a few months back at the end of WoD. It looks like I'm going to have to give it another try now D:.
I normally use the Legion app to do my missions 2-3 times a day, and I also use the other app once a day to check my auction. When I saw that one of my characters wasn't there I thought for a second my account had been stolen haha.
I made nice gold on the first day primal sargerite vendor was released, I bought all the cheap yellow / purple gems and cut them into haste / mastery (for some reason crit gem market was crashed already), there were lots of people who had no clue about the vendor and were pondering how come mastery gem suddenly is 3 times cheaper than before the patch. There was even some guy on trade who was spamming something about buying them out because they're "too cheap", well sorry mate, the prices aren't coming back up since the supply just flooded in and won't be stopped, since people get sargerites every day.
I am so glad they finally normalized the Poundfist and Poseidus spawns. I am not the most serious camper, but with this change, I might be able to get them!
The changes to the spawn times makes sense In draenor as the mounts aren't nearly as valued, but the changes to ones expansions ago is mostly unprecedented for the reasons started. While the note on poseidus being because of the expansion possibly being water themed was a good catch, yet I find it weird that they would wouldn't overly account for it by the mounts to come in said expansion. That's just my .02 on the changes
I still make a decent chunk of gold by selling tomesnof tranquil mind. My main is herb alch so I just funnel felwort to my alt who is inscription.
I found these gold-making guides to be useful and I've already seen a spike in my gold by doing some of the things suggested. I create flasks and potions and sell them during raid days (usually sell the most on Tuesday) and I do the lazy gold-making way of doing gold missions on all of my alts.
I think its a great idea to change respawn times for old rares, otherwise after years of expansions it would be almost impossible to collect them all.
I personally have mixed feelings on the rare mount spawn timers. I like having more access to those mounts but it diminishes the work put in by previous collector's.
I personally love going for the rare mounts. However Poseidus was an exception, not only for its rarity and multiple spawn points, but for how useless it seemed to me. From what I understand, its not any faster than the Sea Turtle, so I didn't see any real benefit for going for it. If I was a completionist, maybe, but I never understood the demand for this mount outside of completionism.
I certainly understand why some people aren't happy about changing the spawn rates, but after spending way too much time farming TLPD back in the day I welcome the change.
Empyrium on my server was dipping below 18g long before trader. I don't even wanna check now...
I spent so much time back in the day camping Poseidus! That's how I made most of my gold. I found him a total of 17 times. Three were wasted though because I learned the mount on 4 toons then they made mounts account-wide.
I personally think it's a bit of a shame that people feel affronted by the change to rare spawn timers. Yes, now that the mount is easier to get, obviously it loses some of its prestige value. But at the end of the day, you've probably already owned and used the mount for years, and coupled with the fact that it's not like the mounts are now EASY to get, just easier, the feeling of disappointment old owners feel now is outweighed, I think, by the joy of people now getting these mounts for the first time. I think that if the mounts were made EXTREMELY prevalent, then it would be an issue, but they aren't, so I don't think it is. In regards to the professions, my most profitable has easily been enchanting, which is why it's also my favorite (along with cooking, but Nomi can eat one). I've been really disappointed with jewel-crafting personally, partly due to lack of monetary success, but also because I think it's very boring and feels very unrewarding to prospect ores at the moment, at least with how prices are on my server.Lastly, thanks for doing this giveaway, it's really nice of you to give back to the community like this.
I have all of the professions between all of my toons, and I can't really say I have a favorite. Each one has it's perks whether it be gear, toys, mounts, or pets. I don't use my professions to make money, just for my personal use. They come in handy once in awhile, although I think it has gotten harder to level professions to the point of being discouraging at times.