Master Swordsmith

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I'm hated with BootyBay...really regret that one, anyways, is there a way I can still get master Swordsmith without going through the bruisers?
There is no way anybody can get Master Swordsmith. It was removed from the game with Cataclysm.
It was removed from the game along with armorsmithing, and the mithril order quest line.
It was mainly due to the fact, in my opinion, that they did not want to put the time and effort into keeping it up. When wraith of the lich king came out, the gear for Master weaponsmith or Armorsmith, was relatively junk in looks. It was also extremely limited in choice. If you didn't want to go the route of a mace, you were well screwed.

Refresh my memory but wasnt the title of swordsmith given doing a quest chain in winterspring? Not booty bay. I know you needed some recipes from Booty bay for weaponsmithing, but I dont recall anything there for master swordsmith.
04/29/2012 07:28 PMPosted by Catam
It was mainly due to the fact, in my opinion, that they did not want to put the time and effort into keeping it up.


Actually, pre-WotLK, profession perks were provided by BoP items and severly un-balanced. From one major patch to the next, min/max players were forced to drop a profession they enjoyed for the FotM. This is best seen by all the mages dropping tailoring after replacing their crafted "T4" gear with T6 drops, then leveling LW for Sunwell so they could chain mini-bloodlusts.

The new system, which balanced all of the professions around two rare gems, was a significant improvement, but left armor crafting specializations little purpose in the world. Had transmog existed at the time, the specialists might have gotten crafter-only custom sets, but it was easier for the majority of the playerbase to simply remove the specs in Cata.
I disagree, lets take a close look at this.
What your really saying is raiding gear and pvp gear was chosen over that of professions. Also I remember what you could make it was not as op as your making it seem. There was no full sets of armor a armorsmith could make. There was no full choice of weapons a weaponsmith could make. Speaking of purple and blues, not greens. The weaponsmith had the holy grill of all weapons the Lionheart. Why do I say holy grill because you had to make the blade once, then combine it to the higher version of the blade, and finally combine it to the last upgrade. This to me was the ultimate expression of Blacksmithing.

Which does me a player perfer, getting gear via raiding, or pvp, or making it myself like a true warrior would. I think I would like to make my gear myself.

I dont know about the other professions, I have always been a blacksmith always will be, but blacksmithing was not that op in its specializations. If you describe was true they simply needed to only put a mechanic in that would prevent someone from dropping a profession once they maxed out. They did not need to gut the whole thing from top to bottom.
I understand Tauren associating grills with the afterlife but I am surprised to discover they consider them holy.
It was patch 3.3 (in Wrath) where profession specializations were removed. Most of the LW patterns were/are still available to all leatherworkers, the same for tailors. Blacksmiths took the biggest hit losing approximately 70 patterns overall. Blizzard is aware they are missing, has stated during Wrath that they would be put back in game but as yet haven't been returned.
I just want to enjoy blacksmithing knowing there's a few cool things I can make out of it.
04/30/2012 10:13 PMPosted by Thrugg
I understand Tauren associating grills with the afterlife but I am surprised to discover they consider them holy.


You're a funny guy, Thrugg.

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