Let's talk about what we don't like with our professions =) I'm sure every one of you has at least one thing that bugs you about one of your trade skills. I want to hear about the things you don't like. So I'm putting a call out to you guys. Add a Comment below and tell me everything you dislike about professions. Feel free to list as many as you want. Sometimes it's easier to identify a problem than to come up with a solution, so I thought we'd start with that for now.
I'll go first!
1) I hate that the only way to collect chaos orbs is by running dungeons. I primarily run dungeons on my geared characters so I can minimize the grief I expose myself to from other players. Meanwhile my hunter has yet to craft even one epic item because she's marginally geared (she's an alt). To date, I've gotten two whole chaos orbs on her and my only reason for subjecting her to heroics is for orbs. It sucks that she has all these great recipes that she can't make, while my healer has more orbs than she needs (because she's a healer so of course it's easier to run dungeons with her). It's not fair that the flow of chaos orbs is dictated by the PVE viability of your character, not their crafting skill. It's also not fair that Tailors have been able to make epic items because their cloth has alternate gating mechanisms. I've already made a handful of epics on my tailor because she uses the "volatile" Dreamcloth recipes on cooldown. My Blacksmith has no such option. I heard several times at Blizzcon that they want to give us more options on how we play, this is one area where we need options!!
2) I'm not happy that Scribes got shafted on glyphs and gained no real alternatives to replace them. The Inscription profession was initially built on the idea of selling glyphs and then that ability was taken away. The current market is so cutthroat it's just not worth it to me. But there's nothing else I make that sells well. We have relics, but they are very slow movers. We have Darkmoon cards, but they are very component intensive and fraught with RNG. I would have to rank this at the bottom of viable professions, even the poster child of craptastic (Engineering) is better off right now.
3) I think it's unfair that Jewelcrafting got no epic recipes. All other gear professions received epics except Jewelcrafting. Have you seen the mats for our PVE rings and necklaces? They're insane! And yet who will spend the money for them when raiders are expected to show up in 360+ gear? You can't gear up an alt with JC stuff, players are better off farming the Headless Horseman or the doing the Molten Front. I know we're getting epic gem cuts soon, but the gems will be hard to get our hands on. Meanwhile our jewelry is a joke. We should have gotten epic 359 gear from Day 1, just like other professions had.
That should be plenty of angst to kick off this conversation, so let's hear about your beefs!