If crafting is so fun, let your main craft rather than your alt. Or place the professions you find most fun on the character you find the most fun.
I hope they hold off on BOA for a long long time.
You have completely missed my point, I suspect because you read the condensed version (and maybe missed some words) rather than my full post: The crafting isn't the fun part. That's my point. One toon is fun, and has profession A. One toon is less fun and has Profession B. If I want to craft from Profession B I have to play the less fun toon to get the Spirits. And when I've had LW on this toon since launch, I'm not going to drop it for a single xpac and level up another, only to change with the prevailing wind later.11/07/2012 01:58 AMPosted by EliaranaThe difference was you could only get Primal Nethers from Heroics and they had a lockout daily. You were guaranteed a drop but you were not guaranteed a win on the roll. Here's the biggest difference of all between PN,FO,CO, and MoH. MoH can be farmed by ANYONE outside an instance for the first time. No more worrying about losing the roll and other nonsense. I've gotten more SoH since launch than I ever did Chaos Orbs in Cata, in the same amount of time.
This part is true, and I agree that it is great. But it takes control out of your hands. Those times I could play my healer for 5 instances (or however many) in a day, then spend the rest of my time soloing on another character. Now I have to spend the whole time on the character I'm going to craft on (and if that is my healer then I have to farm with my healer, which I don't particularly enjoy either). Why make crafting dictate which toon I must farm on? It never has before. And no, I don't give a damn about going back to the end of Cata, and I don't want to get 30 SoH in my mail every day. I'm perfectly happy to farm them up myself, just I'd like to do it on the toon of my choosing, then mail it to another of MY toons. Not AH it, BoA it.
One example to give of what annoyed me is that I was levelling my DK's BS (he's still 85) and see a really nice BoE 2h Axe that he can make. But it needs 2 SoH. Now, I have 3 atm on my Druid, but he can't send them to the DK. I am not giving my DK an unfair advantage by crafting it so early because the Axe is BoE and I could find a guildie to make me one or buy one off the AH. So if I can get the mats, and I can make the thing, why make me pay for it instead of letting me send the mats within my account?
Or you could just start leveling your BS in JF, and get the 2 SoH that way. I'm all for professions being self reliant but if you are getting them on a different toon, then how is that self reliant?
I have 4 toons all with profs maxed @ 600 already. All 4 of those toons farmed their own SoH. I guess I just don't undertand the issue here. it's not like you don't have the ability to gain these.
EDIT: If we are going to continue to use self reliance as a reason , then by all rights any Crafter that doesn't also have the corresponding gathering profession is not self reliant either.