“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Our guild had a raid meeting last night and twelve players showed up. It was on Discord and, I felt, that it was a lot of people considering the amount of time before the expansion and that not a lot of players are logging on.
We have the players. We have the times; Thursday and Saturday evenings. We agreed to a three hour block. We do not have a raiding composition yet. We agreed to meet again.
The team will start at Normal and work our ways up until the next raid drops and then we’ll move on.
We talked about a lot of stuff including party buffs from the mage, warrior and priest. We talked about flasks and feasts and potions and enchants and gems. There is some doubt that very early in the raid that we’ll have all of the min/max items but as the expansion moves on that our stockpiles will grow.
I have revisited my own posting on the Bountiful Captain’s Feast. I’ll need to bring my skinner into BfA.
We know that selling materials early on in the expansion will make you a bundle of gold but I also want to level up my professions!
I’ve been using WoW-Professions forever. It is my top bookmark when it comes to gathering and professions because it is so straightforward and clean.
There is an article worth reading called Battle for Azeroth Professions – Overview (BfA).
At the top, you can see paths for gathering and the most efficient way to level up professions — they are not in place yet for BfA, but I have faith.
I take heart in reading this from the WoW-Professions site:
Most recipes still have ranks just like in Legion, but they are a lot easier to get because none of them require Exalted reputation, only Revered or Honored. (I was able to get revered with the 3 main factions just by leveling to 120)
There are no profession quests for crafting profession in BfA, you will learn most recipes from your trainer.
Gathering profession ranks are still obtained from quests, but they are really easy to get since most of the quests are just given you by the trainer, and the quest items that drops from herbs/leathers/ores have a lot higher drop chance than the rank 3 quests in Legion.
My expectation is a limited investment in my Alchemist and then he can stay parked by a bank for the rest of the expansion. Except for the Hydrocore and let us hope that this is erased as a mat for a consumable!
I’m also testing out a new addon called QE Mythic + Dungeon Tips. This is from the Questionably Epic guy who writes on Resto-Druid healing and I totally endorse this guy. So, why not try the addon.