Master of All

Maxing out all the professions to 600, turned out to be a pretty epic feat, although it was fairly easy getting all but ONE to max level just by levelling a handful of toons on the same server. In fact, my five main Horde characters, work so well together, I’m pretty self-sufficient with Coolidge filling in all the Blacksmith and Engineering holes.

However, this changed somewhat when I saw the new achievement added in Mists. As one who has always worked hard at her personal achievements, I knew it was just a matter of time before I got it so with ten professions covered between my five level 90s, I was stuck on Blacksmithing with no skilled toon to help. My first thought was to drop ENG on another alt (on another server) but then I would have to level her up and I wasn’t too keen on doing that.

In the end, I decided to drop enchanting on my other priest so I could start power levelling her as a Blacksmith – since she was my last 85, it proved my best option. The only problem was, I didn’t have a miner on that side, that’s where Cool came in. He was able to supply me with all my smelting needs (at least past my level 40 something miner on Alliance). I resorted to buying most of my ore, bars and other raw materials from the AH, trying to sell whatever I could to make some money. Thankfully I had a number of duplicate pets which helped but when we actually started levelling our original priest/pali combo, it was even easier.

Master of All

Today we even reverted our Draenei back to Human so that when the racial improvements are implemented in-game, we’ll be ready… however long that takes to happen.

So a big thanks to Coolidge for mining all the ghost iron needed for my last 100 points and double achievement. It’s just a shame I had levelled past the first 450 points or so before I had read about the new changes coming in 5.2. For those who don’t know, you’ll be able to level from 1-600 BS just by using Ghost Iron. It doesn’t make the achievement any less worth it though.

On another note, I wish it were possible to relearn an old profession to the level you had before (inc. rare recipes) for a fee and a lockout timer, maybe no sooner that two years or something so people don’t just relearn a profession whenever it suits them.

Author: Cymre

A disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items, class sets as well as all things pets.

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  1. That’s a challenging one. I got it despite my inscriptionist being only level 80 & my leatherworker being 83… The hardest for me was Blacksmithing as well.

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  2. Congratulations! For me, it’s skinning and leatherworking that seem to be my Achilles heel. I’ve tried so many times on so many different toons to level them up, but, ugh. Slow and boring! I wonder if I can get Disc to take a leaf out of Cool’s book and help me out? I can dream, right? :P

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  3. Grats! That’s definitely a lot of work! I have the full suite of professions on my Tauren on Bloodhoof, but I’ve got a lot of character leveling to do as well as profession leveling before I can get that achievement.

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    • So glad to have it completed. Thx for the comments everyone. GL to those of you who have yet to finish and grats to Book for completing hers too :)

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  4. Big Congratz!!! That is a lot of work (and /bow to Cool for helping you with it).

    One of the things I miss about Star Wars Galaxies Online was that you could switch back to professions you previously learned. When doing so you would be right back where you were when you had it…so if it was maxed when you gave it up, it was maxed when you went back to it. It did cost a lot of in game currency (forget what currency they used) and you could do it only so often. Sadly, I forget what time frame they had on re-learning old professions. But it was handy as ever to do.

    If Blizz were to ever do a complete overhaul of professions, I would hope they would take some notes/tips from SWG’s profession system. It was an awesome mini-game within the game…even their fishing was somewhat interesting.

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  5. Grats on the master of all! That’s one achieve I won’t get I know.

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    • Thel – I would love that as I’m now working on getting my ENC up again. I also like the feature Guild Wars has which acts almost like a bottomless bag where each item goes into the same slot (no matter how much you have of that one item). However, this only works for raw materials apparently and not for transmog purposes, etc.

      Navi – Thx!

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