|OH I SAY.|
Nestled in the Beta data for Professions is something I suspect many people haven't even noticed, but which is extremely significant indeed, so much so it will get its own Blog Post here. You see, when the Expansion is live and everyone's been at the game for months, there is always a question that gets asked: what is the point in me doing this? Whether it is Transmutes or Gathering, when you play the Professions game, you end up with stuff that is no use. In this case, in Draenor, that will equate to the by-products of your Work Orders after you have bought all the relevant items you can. So, what happens when you don't need any more Secrets of Draenor Alchemy?
That's easy. In the Beta, that gives you gold.
Needless to say, you can only 'store' a certain amount of Work Orders, so the amount of 'gold' you will generate on a per-Professions basis may well be minimal. What it is going to boil down to is a) what ends up in the bags and b) whether this is intentional for Live.
Needless to say, I can now attest that, once you've learnt everything in game, Professions in Beta WILL make you gold. Guaranteed :P