Awake and reasonably aware before lunchtime today, I was pouring through MMO's tweet highlights from the Ginmeister (as he will now be referred to) when I picked up this little nugget. I could make 10,000 spoons with my Blacksmithing if it were max level, but I'd really need a Vibroknife from Engineering... ^^ Yes, the two professions I've been unable to finish thus far appear to be the two that will be getting the assistance in the short term: Blacksmithing is upcoming in 5.2, and one assumes we'll either see Engineering in 5.3 or 5.4. Asked what profession GC believes needs the most work to be better, I find myself sadly agreeing with Mr Street:
|There's hard, and then there's boring...|
Levelling is one thing, but actual use is another thing entirely. There isn't one fun thing AT ALL you can create from Leatherworking: the bag selection is woeful, items like the Riding Crop are completely outdated. So then, let's put our thinking caps on and work out what we could stick into the profession not simply to make like more interesting, but to perhaps give crafters something of use along the line...
Yeah, now I begin to see the problem.
Right, let's try and be creative:
- Camouflage Gear. We have all these stray bits of fur and feathers, who about we could make a Camo Cape that would work in the same way as a Potion?
- Disguises. Same as the Camouflage, but would allow you to take the form of an animal to 'hide' in various zones. Could be a PvP boon too, maybe you could become an Alterac Valley Ram or Wolf.
- A Glider from Bird feathers, because the Goblin Glider idea really needs a wider use than just stuck on Engineers belts.
- Saddle Bags. This one could be a biggie, if the coding would allow it. Allow you to transform a mount into another place for stuff, like Void Storage. Hell, why not make the special mount a Mule ^^ The Mule would be a base level of additional storage, that would always stand outside a number of places (away from banks maybe to minimise load) Then you could buy (let's say) up to four saddle bags from leatherworkers to extend that storage out. Could deter people from making bankalts, would be fabulous if mules were in places that banks weren't.
I am sure you good people also have ideas, and I direct you to the comments area as a result. Needless to say I am still thinking about this, and also wondering how Engineering's going to get the streamline treatment in the future...