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Unlike some previous expansions, you can’t just go off and quest and pick herbs or mine in BFA.
Like old Vanilla WoW, you need to train BFA professions before you can use them. All professions. Including herbalism, mining, skinning.
If you don’t pay your 50g per profession and train, you will not see the nodes / plants in game. I trained each alt on all their professions in Boralus / Dazar’alor as all trainers are close together. I can change out professions later if I want.
A side effect it seems of splitting profession leveling by expansion rather than having one set of 950 levels across all xpacs. This is different from Legion / WoD / MoP where if you had the profession previously, you could go out and gather and get petals / shards / dust and a quest to go get trained.
Another side effect is a nasty bug on last week’s 8.0.1 pre-patch DarkMoon Faire (DMF) where max level characters near the top of a Legion profession’s levels couldn’t use the profession quest in DMF to get remaining levels. No levels were awarded on completion of the quests. Happened to me on alts that were 106/115 (racial profession), 97/100, 99/100. on several professions Hopefully that gets fixed as some Legion professions had problems reaching 100 without DMF quests for final points. Baby characters (allied races) leveling had no problems getting the +5 levels boost on DMF quests.
Here’s my solo way to get low level alts into Pandaria, which is normally only accessible by level 85 characters through the Mists expansion’s introductory questline.
See my post on Leveling Alts with Pets in Pandaria for a good reason why to bring low level alts to the faction Shrine. Continue reading Porting Alts to Pandaria in WoW
This is an odd spec. The clothie Mage-type with arcane magic spells is a staple of fantasy MMOs. But the GW2 Mesmer is different. Continue reading Mesmer at 20 GW2 – Experience to Date
This profession has grown on me more than I expected. When I start a game I pick a few different specs that appeal to me and which are either entirely new or related to those I play elsewhere. Then I see which I enjoy playing more. Continue reading Elementalist in Her 20’s – Experience To Date