Khrox has been taking a bit of a break lately, he's been feeling a little battle-worn. As part of his R&R, he's tail-gateing little cousin Cle in Outland, making sure he is well and fully supplied. I don't, (probably could'nt anyway), duo-box. It's just a matter of logging in and out between them. Anyway.....Cle has entered Netherstorm now, making that final push towards Northrend.
I have this strange bug about professions. If I hang up for any reason skilling them up, I drop them and move on to something else. There are times to be stubborn, and other times when beating your head against the keyboard just isn't worth it. A recent example would be Kaimara, she had tailoring and enchanting. Enchanting mats in Northrend became a real grind to get hold of, so she dropped it and concentrated upon her tailoring. Doing soooo much better now!
Cle had two gathering professions up into level 60, then dropped one in favor of engineering. It worked out great. At 68, his mining is well above his level and his engineering can't really advance anymore until he's in Northrend. Since he really don't need anymore Outland ores, he's taken to just stockpileing them for possible AH sales. As with many servers, there are so few people leveling through Outland and Northrend that mats for any profession are at all time highs. On Spinebreaker in particular, the population seems to have taken a rather large dip. Not good for the economy, especially Ally side, but these things tend to ebb and flow over time. Consequently, banking extra mats is always a good thing.
On the other hand, Khrox is fully maxed on all his chosen professions, as is Sol. Although Kai is stuck in Northrend, she is able to tailor some level 80-85 outfits. So all the attention and pressure falls upon little Cle to make good with his engineering. But it's all fun. Nothing like a little shadow priest who can sneak about throwing bombs at mobs, and then letting out a psycic scream to send them all running while he's tormenting them to death. After all, there's always the fall-back of Power Word: Shield, and run like the wind if things get a little out of hand. :p It all comes down to this: Gnome Shadow Priest + Engineering = Devious Fun! Speaking of which....it's time to go sow havoc in some battlegrounds, again.
What professions are you finding fun these days, or annoying? Are they making you enough gold to get by on, or laying around stealthed? Do you find yourself changing professions to suit your characters' needs?