Joystiq reported today that the World of Warcraft auto-level perk, which is received either with a Draenor pre-purchase or for $60 in the cash shop, will supposedly also level your primary professions to 600 if the character is level 60 or above.
This is very important news. I’m not complaining since I have a lot of catching up to do, but this throws a goblin wrench into my strategy.
I finally settled on abandoning my three existing level 80s, leveling my 79 Druid by gathering, leveling my 60 Death Knight by questing, and auto-leveling my 65 Mage auction house alt, who does Tailoring and Inscription.
Coldsprocket, my gnome Mage, is level-locked on her crafting since WoW gates crafting tiers by level. Auto-leveling her would unlock more tiers of crafting to play with. I enjoy crafting, gathering, and playing the AH.
Now with the professions thrown into the rocket launcher, I can’t unlock more tiers on my crafting alt since the professions will be leveled too. And I can’t turn down getting jewelcrafting and alchemy auto-maxed on my intended DK main.
This wastes 20-30 hours I already spent on my new DK’s crafting in the last few weeks. I should also consider switching in blacksmithing, which is a horrible grind otherwise. I don’t know what to do.
The irony is that I’m playing WoW right now in the first place partly to get away from the micro-transaction madness. Now I have to go back to the chessboard to find a plan. I’ll be pondering and gnashing my teeth for weeks, probably.
In other news, ESO posted a wonderful article on the composers and music for Elder Scrolls Online. Per the article, the soundtrack should be available on iTunes. I really enjoyed the music in the beta.