Dragon Flight: Pesky Modifiers
I am loving my professions. They are fun and rewarding and irritating and all of the stuff that you might want. I am maxed in cooking but I do not have the recipes. Some are locked behind renown and feel far away. Will I remember to go back and look again?
I have found cooking recipes by way of fishing. You can fish up a bottle that might get you lucky or some coins to take to the very big frog. By my vague count, five inscription recipes (which I am not) and one cooking recipe that took me past 50 and then I “discovered” two more while crafting up my sweet haste AND crit food.
In the fishing profession panel, there is a slot in the upper right to add a modifier. For fishing it is only two; weak and strong. The weak one is the one I have and it gives “perception”. This modifier will give me a greater chance to catch the rare stuff. Without it, I’m just fishing up mundane fish, over and over. The strong one is simply not available yet, it comes from deep in the engineering stuff.
So, I want the stronger slot piece and then I’m done. Kinda. You can also enchant these pieces for even more perception from the enchanters. These are available now but at quite the cost. So, I’ll wait a week or two and that is a-okay.
Still, when I need it most is early and now. When I finally get it, I won’t need it.
It is a lot to keep track of for me. My main professions, mining and engineering, have three slots. So I want those slots filled asap but now I might need “finesse” or “deftness”. I think that there might be five or six different modifiers to choose from. Does one go all finesse? I simply don’t know but as prices drop, they can be fixed.
I can mine now without dismounting. My slots are cheap stuff and I’m not proud of it. I feel that I must be leaving a lot behind that could be fixed with best-in-slot modifiers and enchants. But, it is early. That is the theme, really, I need in now.
The professions are designed to take months. Then we’ll get a patch and new stuff, I hope. I’m glad that we can’t finish it all in one week. With one exception — I need gear for raiding.
Raid starts in one week-and-a-day. I don’t think I’ll be ready. I’m counting on my speedy guildies for some carries but loot drops are sparse. So, I’m gunning for my crafted helm from engineering and needing primal chaos; will I get what I need in a week?
That is why I’m calling the slotted pieces and their enchants pesky. I want to bring over my Evoker for gathering herbs and ores but I’d not even start without kitting out my character. Same with my alchemist/inscriptionist. Starting without that stuff is foolishness, we know that now.
I might have five Wowhead pages bookmarked, going back over and over again for each profession!
Contemplate and move on.