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#1 Nov 06 2009 at 6:59 PM Rating: Default
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What I would love Blizz to introduce is a way of commiting your profession into a tomb that you can then trade to others. The tomb would copy every recipe and your skill level to it before erasing the tradeskill from your character. You could then trade this tomb to others or perhaps if it wasn't BoA, stick it on the AH for a large amount of gold.

I would love to take up something else on my paladin but I have spent so much gold and time collecting rare enchants that I can't bear to unlearn the skill and level it again on an more suitable alt. After all, the tradeskills are just a list of recipes so why can't we 'teach' them to our alts? It would let you rejig the professions around your alts without having to unlearn and re-power level them, just because you found out engineering isn't the most effective trade for a paladin to have but your rogue or hunter would love it.....
#2 Nov 07 2009 at 7:39 PM Rating: Decent
You can't teach them to your alts for the same reason the trainers couldn't simply teach them to you - because you have to practice and gain XP in them through using them.

What I think might be a more feasible alternative would be allowing toons to learn more then two production professions.

For example, you could learn ONLY two gathering professions (with enchanting be counted as a gathering profession)...


One gathering and two production professions...


Three production professions.

Another possibility that would be a bit more in line with your original idea might be allowing characters to "bank" particular skills the same way that a hunter can store extra pets.

Put a librarian in every city that you can store your professions at and then swap them out as you need them..

Either way, I suggest putting the same kind of gold cost that you see for dual spec'ing onto gaining the extra profession(s).
#3 Nov 11 2009 at 4:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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and it's a "tome".
it means "book".
#4 Nov 11 2009 at 5:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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capcanuk wrote:
and it's a "tome".
it means "book".

Hahaha, I thought the same thing.

"Is this a place where tradeskills come to die?"
#5 Nov 12 2009 at 7:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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LockeColeMA wrote:
capcanuk wrote:
and it's a "tome".
it means "book".

Hahaha, I thought the same thing.

"Is this a place where tradeskills come to die?"

This is where the English language comes to die.
#6 Nov 12 2009 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Lol Mobow
#7 Nov 12 2009 at 7:52 PM Rating: Default
Until faction becomes an account item rather than by toon.
this idea can't fly. i.e faction recipes.
#8 Nov 14 2009 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Haha, yes I realised I had spelt it wrong after posting but didn't edit it.

You could put a level 80 restriction on the tomes, or you could only let lower level characters access the relevant level of recipe until they reached the required level (so <60 toons would only be able to access vanilla level recipes until they hit 60, when the TBC recipes will become available in their book) to solve the problem of level 1 characters having 450 professions.

Ultimately if you had enough characters you could have all professions maxed, as you can now, but if you decide that you would rather your hunter was the engineer, not your paladin, you would have a means to swap professions over without simply wiping them on both toons and powerlevling them back to 450, losing all rare and unique recipes you learnt the first time round.

The tomes could sell for something like 500g, or even a 1000g. Enough to be significant but much cheaper than powerlevelling two professions back to max. Perhaps if you don't have alts the tomes could even be BoE, so you could sell off your old professions if you wanted to change. I have max levelling enchanting on my paladin, want to change it, but I can't bear to throw away all the money I sank into it, all the rare drops I ran instances and grinded mob after mob for, and all the BoE and raid recipes I collected.

There's not anything else in WoW that requires you to destroy everything you worked for just to take a different path. If you change spec you still keep all your old gear and it only cost ~50g to go back. When you get a new sword you don't forget how to use axes.

It seems logical to me that you should be able to transfer your trade skills, they are after all a list of recipes, why couldn't you just put them all into a book and hand them to someone else?
#9 Nov 15 2009 at 10:53 AM Rating: Good
Bliz could borrow FFXI's trade skill set up.

You can level all trade skills (gathering (ores,herbs, etc) is not consider a trade skill and thus EVERY one can do it if they wish to) but once you hit lv60 Skill the way it "works" changes.

If I leveled cooking (a main skill in FFXI not a 2nd type) to 60 AND Blacksmithing to 60, I have to decide on what happens next: I can level one of them to 100, or the next 40 levels can be shared.

Can't have both(or many) at 100skill.

I could be Cooking 100 AND 60 All other Tradeskills.

Bliz could do something along the lines of letting people level more than 2, but not past a certain level. 1 Person could not have capped all tradeskills.

OR we could play a good chunk of gold, and be able to buy another trade skill.
And if you wanted to buy another, the cost to unlock it would be more, and more.
You would have to be pretty loaded to be able to unlock all tradeskills on one toon.
Sandinmyeye | |Tsukaremashi*a |
#10 Nov 16 2009 at 8:06 AM Rating: Decent
Chamual wrote:
It seems logical to me that you should be able to transfer your trade skills, they are after all a list of recipes, why couldn't you just put them all into a book and hand them to someone else?

Your trade SKILLS are more than a list of recipes (otherwise the word 'skill' would not be used at all). They also embody the skill to produce those items. Your idea is the poster child of absurdity.
#11 Nov 16 2009 at 10:50 AM Rating: Good
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Oh hey its Mike!

And he's still angry!

And I agree with him. The reason you level professions is entirely up to you. But if you've put time into leveling them, collecting recipes, what have you. It should feel like a loss when you switch over. I felt this way when I went from LW to Engineering. I lost all my BC recipes and it sucked but, it happens. Not much you can change.
#12 Nov 16 2009 at 3:14 PM Rating: Default
I think you should be able to transfer some of the rarer recipes, but not the skill points. It would be ok if you could put all known recipes on an account bound tome and mail it to your alt. But the alt should at least still have to level up the skill to learn them.
#13 Nov 17 2009 at 10:43 AM Rating: Default
I think you should be able to transfer some of the rarer recipes,

It is kinda bogus that you can't teach other people recipes - I discover how to do recipe X yet for some inexplicable reason, I'm incapable of teaching you how to do it.
#14 Dec 03 2009 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
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I was thinking about this the other day and wondered why we can't have a similar option to what the OP suggested. However in my thought there was a mechanic (Artifact, magic spell, just the raw brain power) to inactivate one profession, lose the ability to access it for the time being and pick up another.

The idea would be that you transfer/change your focus/empty your memory of such things and learn a new one, rinse and repeat. I know in RL that I went to school for many subjects, I remember parts of everything even thought alot of them are not related. I know more about some things and less about others...

But I have the option to go back to learning something without forgetting something else. I seems silly that our characters, such powerful heros who command awe inspriing items of power and magick can only learn up to two trade skills over the course of life....
#15 Dec 03 2009 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
Great, another thing for hackers to steal.
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