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DMF: No Profession Points
There is hope that this is a bug. Once I had tried the Alchemist’s quest in the Darkmoon Faire and did not get my five point skill-up. I stopped. Maybe my other characters can get theirs when they fix it.
If it was working as intended, then it feels mighty petty on the designer’s part!
It might be working as intended. If that is the case, on the rationale of their new “expansion bucket” system of only needing 150 points, then it is a crummy design. 95% of all characters are up-to-date with points maxed (up to BfA) without any interest in changing professions.
How about you? It feels worse than ever. I know many players in my guild who are crafting and scrapping endlessly to get Expulsion. Serious as a heart-attack, they are farming leather, in the cases that I know; crafting wrists and burning them in the Scrapper.
I think discovery is great in a game. I think that evolution really sucks. If their intention is to plow professions under the earth so we don’t do them: why not tell us? As we arrive at the conclusion that our profession mini-game, designed by Blizzard since the beginning, after our learned well-worn paths are found fruitless – that sort of evolution in design feels bad.