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Anonymous
August 23, 2005 7:58:06 PM

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Hello -

I've got a level 49 paladin that I play every now and then, because I
created a rogue a few weeks ago and am loving him. (he's at level 34) I've
also started getting into making money; the rogue has 120gold now, mostly
from selling things at AH. He's a skinner and leatherworker, which I like.
But, back to the paladin. He's a blacksmith/miner. But I'm seriously
considering scraping blacksmithing and changing to either herbalism or
maybe even skinning for the sole purpose of supplying either my mage (just
22) or the rogue with what they may need, then selling the rest at AH.
Blacksmithing is such a PITA to me, but I'm wondering if it's worth it in
the long run to keep blacksmithing. (I'm at 212, working on master
weaponsmith, to swordsmith if I keep it) I hardly ever make something I
can actually use.

So my question is, would I make just as much money keeping two gathering
professions and selling materials as I would making weapons and selling
them? (of course ease is a big factor. It's one thing to mine veins when
you see 'em and sell the stuff, but going around and gathering x number of
jade, moss agate, malachite, citrine, iron ore, mithril ore, etc. ad nausem
is just not my idea of time well spent. And it just seems that there are
much fewer veins than herbs or animals)


Thanks for any help....

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Anonymous
August 23, 2005 7:58:07 PM

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skinning in my experience is not a good source of money. Also,
remember that a mine node can be hit up to 4 times, while you can only
gather a herb once.
The best profession for a rogue is herb/alchemy by far. That provides
them with the buffs they lack.
If your rogue is a skinner, why have your paladin do skinning too?
If all you really want is money, then go herbalist/miner.
Anonymous
August 23, 2005 7:58:07 PM

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not really, a single mining node can yield 4 (or more?) metals, 4(or
more?) stones, and even possibly a gem.
But both give lots more money than skinning, so for money making I
suggest mining/herbalism, but for a rogue I would do herbalism/alchemy
(little less money but much more useful)
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Anonymous
August 23, 2005 7:58:07 PM

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wolfing wrote:
> not really, a single mining node can yield 4 (or more?) metals, 4(or
> more?) stones, and even possibly a gem.

However, herbs sell for much more per unit.

> But both give lots more money than skinning,

Potentially. You make money off of skinning in bulk and the side stuff
you get off the corpse that you skinned. You can move leather much
faster than herbs or bars. Plus, you don't need to toggle the mini-map.

Regards,
Noal
August 23, 2005 7:58:07 PM

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I don't advise taking Herbalism/Mining, the main reason being that you
can have only one "resource" radar active.
You can't find minerals and herbs at the same time, you will have to
switch between them if you want to find both.
In my opinion, having to switch between them almost constantly(if you
don't want to miss a resource) becomes to much of a chore to make for a
rewarding playing experience.

jab3 wrote:
> Hello -
>
> I've got a level 49 paladin that I play every now and then, because I
> created a rogue a few weeks ago and am loving him. (he's at level 34) I've
> also started getting into making money; the rogue has 120gold now, mostly
> from selling things at AH. He's a skinner and leatherworker, which I like.
> But, back to the paladin. He's a blacksmith/miner. But I'm seriously
> considering scraping blacksmithing and changing to either herbalism or
> maybe even skinning for the sole purpose of supplying either my mage (just
> 22) or the rogue with what they may need, then selling the rest at AH.
> Blacksmithing is such a PITA to me, but I'm wondering if it's worth it in
> the long run to keep blacksmithing. (I'm at 212, working on master
> weaponsmith, to swordsmith if I keep it) I hardly ever make something I
> can actually use.
>
> So my question is, would I make just as much money keeping two gathering
> professions and selling materials as I would making weapons and selling
> them? (of course ease is a big factor. It's one thing to mine veins when
> you see 'em and sell the stuff, but going around and gathering x number of
> jade, moss agate, malachite, citrine, iron ore, mithril ore, etc. ad nausem
> is just not my idea of time well spent. And it just seems that there are
> much fewer veins than herbs or animals)
>
>
> Thanks for any help....
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 12:56:54 AM

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In <1124829073.254073.224640@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com> "wolfing" <wolfing1@yahoo.com> writes:

> remember that a mine node can be hit up to 4 times, while you can only
> gather a herb once.

A plant may yield up to three specimens. It's a wash.

--
John Gordon "It's certainly uncontaminated by cheese."
gordon@panix.com
August 24, 2005 1:51:01 AM

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Herbs tend to be a lot easier to find though, especially randomly.
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 11:22:12 AM

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On 23 Aug 2005 15:48:10 -0700, V <valentin_ionita@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I don't advise taking Herbalism/Mining, the main reason being that you
> can have only one "resource" radar active.
> You can't find minerals and herbs at the same time, you will have to
> switch between them if you want to find both.
> In my opinion, having to switch between them almost constantly(if you
> don't want to miss a resource) becomes to much of a chore to make for a
> rewarding playing experience.

This can of course be addressed by using the 'Gatherer' add-on which
remembers the nodes/herbs you have already used. Admittedly, you still
have the problem in new areas but if you revisit a zone later on you
will know where to check for respawns of the herbs/nodes.

Just my 2 cents
Urbin

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Gera (14), Human Paladin (PvE) @dunmorogh.de
Sneak (7), Troll Rogue (PvE) @dunmorogh.de
Gorosh (5), Tauren Druid (PvP) @sunstrider.uk
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 5:53:07 PM

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Urbin wrote:

> On 23 Aug 2005 15:48:10 -0700, V <valentin_ionita@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I don't advise taking Herbalism/Mining, the main reason being that you
>> can have only one "resource" radar active.
>> You can't find minerals and herbs at the same time, you will have to
>> switch between them if you want to find both.
>> In my opinion, having to switch between them almost constantly(if you
>> don't want to miss a resource) becomes to much of a chore to make for a
>> rewarding playing experience.

Yeah, that could be problematic, but it seems as though I run across herbs
more than I do veins, and that's without herbalism but with find minerals
on.


> This can of course be addressed by using the 'Gatherer' add-on which
> remembers the nodes/herbs you have already used. Admittedly, you still
> have the problem in new areas but if you revisit a zone later on you
> will know where to check for respawns of the herbs/nodes.

Yeah, I do have that mod; that could help some. Thanks for reminding me. :) 
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 5:58:23 PM

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wolfing wrote:

> skinning in my experience is not a good source of money. Also,
> remember that a mine node can be hit up to 4 times, while you can only
> gather a herb once.
> The best profession for a rogue is herb/alchemy by far. That provides
> them with the buffs they lack.
> If your rogue is a skinner, why have your paladin do skinning too?
> If all you really want is money, then go herbalist/miner.

I probably should have done herbalism/alchemy, but I've also got a level 22
Mage who does that, and I may havebeen thinking I would play the two about
equally and build them together. But the rogue has quickly become my
favorite....by far the most played of my characters. So in hindsight,
perhaps I should have done herbalism/alchemy, but I've also heard
mining/engineering is good because of the extra weapons you can make
(mechanical pets/bombs). /shrug

I think I'm going to stick with leatherworking/skinning for the rogue
though. Built up too much now. :)  Still haven't decided about the
blacksmithing though.

Thanks!
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 10:49:01 PM

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jab3 wrote:
> Hello -
>
> I've got a level 49 paladin that I play every now and then, because I
> created a rogue a few weeks ago and am loving him. (he's at level 34) I've
> also started getting into making money; the rogue has 120gold now, mostly
> from selling things at AH. He's a skinner and leatherworker, which I like.
> But, back to the paladin. He's a blacksmith/miner. But I'm seriously
> considering scraping blacksmithing and changing to either herbalism or
> maybe even skinning for the sole purpose of supplying either my mage (just
> 22) or the rogue with what they may need, then selling the rest at AH.
> Blacksmithing is such a PITA to me, but I'm wondering if it's worth it in
> the long run to keep blacksmithing. (I'm at 212, working on master
> weaponsmith, to swordsmith if I keep it) I hardly ever make something I
> can actually use.
>
> So my question is, would I make just as much money keeping two gathering
> professions and selling materials as I would making weapons and selling
> them? (of course ease is a big factor. It's one thing to mine veins when
> you see 'em and sell the stuff, but going around and gathering x number of
> jade, moss agate, malachite, citrine, iron ore, mithril ore, etc. ad nausem
> is just not my idea of time well spent. And it just seems that there are
> much fewer veins than herbs or animals)
>
>
> Thanks for any help....
>
Don't forget that a paladin can't use daggers, so you're never going to
be able to use Finkle's Skinner with that character. Not a problem right
now but, something you may find frustrating later and you want to skin
beasts/dragons above level 61. You can do the 61's with the glove
enchant (305 total skill), beyond that you need Finkle's for getting the
Hide from the Beast and Dragon/kin captains/bosses (310 or 315 required).

Up to you, but my recomendation is not to take the Paladin down the
skinning route.

Cameron
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 10:49:02 PM

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Cameron wrote:

> jab3 wrote:
>> So my question is, would I make just as much money keeping two gathering
>> professions and selling materials as I would making weapons and selling
>> them? (of course ease is a big factor. It's one thing to mine veins
>> when you see 'em and sell the stuff, but going around and gathering x
>> number of jade, moss agate, malachite, citrine, iron ore, mithril ore,
>> etc. ad nausem
>> is just not my idea of time well spent. And it just seems that there are
>> much fewer veins than herbs or animals)
>>
>>
>> Thanks for any help....
>>
> Don't forget that a paladin can't use daggers, so you're never going to
> be able to use Finkle's Skinner with that character. Not a problem right
> now but, something you may find frustrating later and you want to skin
> beasts/dragons above level 61. You can do the 61's with the glove
> enchant (305 total skill), beyond that you need Finkle's for getting the
> Hide from the Beast and Dragon/kin captains/bosses (310 or 315 required).
>
> Up to you, but my recomendation is not to take the Paladin down the
> skinning route.
>
> Cameron

Ah, that's a good point. I didn't realize that, perhaps I will either stay
with blacksmithing or go with herbalism. (I do have the gatherer mod)

Thanks for the input.
August 25, 2005 6:37:04 PM

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Remember skinning slows you down if you are ginding.

This can be good if you are low Spirit or a mana dependant class with all
the pauses between mobs, but if you are a class like a hunter with very
little downtime then skinning things will quickly become a drag.
!