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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, your guide in treating a common gamer condition called Altitis.

Unless you’ve learned engineering an every alt, let’s discuss gear craft professions.
In Legion, the leather working, tailoring, and blacksmithing professions took a bit of hit on their usefulness.
The gear these professions make is easily outclassed the moment you hit max level, and can’t be worn until then anyway.
The only usefulness these gear pieces serve at this point in the expansion is their transmog looks.
They are each worth getting to max profession level once, for things like mounts and toys, but you can drop the profession afterwards.
They also all have collectible toys and other novelties, such as pet toys, and the occasional social consumable, but their popularity doesn’t match that of engineering items of similar make.
Most of these consumables are also trade-able, leaving little use of holding on to that profession beyond losing the time and effort getting there.
It wouldn’t hurt to have your less active alts keep one of each of these professions though, in case the next expansion changes things for the better.

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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, your guide in treating a common gamer condition called Altitis.

Curious about my favorite profession? It’s easily…Engineering.
Packed with the most fun items of any profession, Engineering is the go-to choice when I lack a compelling reason for any other profession.
For toy collectors, no other profession has the ability to craft as many toys, with the caveat that most require active Engineering on that alt.
For mount and pet collectors, Engineering rivals Leatherworking and Tailoring for the number of craftable mounts and pets.
Besides toys, mounts, and pets, Engineering also boasts a large selection of useful devices, both reusable and consumable.
Looking for raid beneficial items? Engineering can craft repair devices, food processors, mailboxes, and even merchant and bank access for fellow engineers.
The belt mounted Nitro Boosts are a handy extra mobility option, and the cloak attachable Goblin Glider and Parachute give you a way out of a plummeting death.
You can also craft a number of teleportation devices for your Engineering alts, and a large selection of goggles and guns.
And if all of this wasn’t enough, there are countless more fun and weird devices, some with a Goblin or Gnomish flare to choose from.
Who wouldn’t enjoy swapblasting a friend to their doom, while ‘hopefully’ bringing them back to life with a set of goblin jumper cables?

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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, your guide in treating a common gamer condition called Altitis.

Before even the nuts and bolts can be crafted, we need to…gather.
Unless you are the wealthy type, all crafting professions need some source of materials to build with.
You have a choice of Mining, Herbalism, and Skinning to feed most of the hungry main crafting professions.
Engineers, Blacksmiths, and Jewelcrafters are the primary clients of miners.
Alchemy, and Inscription need herbs and lots of them, leaving Tailoring and Enchanting to fend for themselves alone.
And of course Leatherworking needs the leather from Skinning the beasts you come across.
All crafting professions have an occasional need of unaligned materials, but not enough to be a real focus.
Any of the gathering professions can also be used to simply make money off of what you find by putting it up on the auction house.
With a little bit of added experience gained from mining and herbalism nodes, it’s not a bad idea to focus on these as you level a new alt.
And of course, any alt wouldn’t mind being a bit wealthier if you decide to ‘dual wield’ your gathering.

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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, your guide in treating a common gamer condition called Altitis.

As the expansion winds down, let’s discuss…the state of crafting, in Legion.
It’s quite likely that you’ve been focusing on leveling yours alts’ classes rather than their professions, due to the level revamp.
Since we have a general idea of when the next expansion is coming, now is a good time to prepare your crafting.
As a quick overview: Engineering, Alchemy, Jewelcrafting, and Inscription are all very useful to raiders and levelers alive.
Gathering professions are a great source of money in resale, and to supply your professions that you are working on.
The remaining professions are a little less useful right now, though we can hold out hope that the next expansion helps them out.
We’ll discuss each in more detail in the coming weeks, in case you need a little help deciding what each alt should do.
And, don’t worry, swapping professions isn’t that hard to do now with the help of our trusty…Draenor Garrisons.

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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, your guide in treating a common gamer condition called Altitis.

Altoholics rejoice, Blizzard has given us…level scaling.
First, the good; All zones scale to their expansion’s max level, allowing you to stay where you want and finish out quest lines instead of being rushed along.
Original Azeroth zones scale to 60. Leveling zones scale from 1 to 10 however, and previously high level zones start their scaling from their old initial levels.
Burning Crusade and Wrath zones scale from 60 to 80, again starting at their pre patch initial levels.
Cataclysm and Pandaria continue this pattern from 80 to 90.
Draenor required no changes and scales from 90 to 100, and of course Legion will finish us off 100 to 110.
And then the ‘bad’; Heirloom gear isn’t quite as good stat-wise post-patch, but still gives the same experience boost.
Also, your targets will likely have a bit more health to deal with, especially for those that run old raids for transmog gear.
While many consider it a nerf, I see it as a chance to fully enjoy the leveling experience.
As the Pandaren say: Slow down. Leveling is to be savored.

If you have questions, tips, or want to discuss a topic further, find us on twitter at @altitisnet, and show notes can be found on our website, altitis.net
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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, your guide in treating a common gamer condition called Altitis.

As we settle into patch 7.3, it’s time to…focus? Again?
Strange as it sounds, the Legion expansion has really put an emphasis on focusing on one path, or alt.
With Artifact Knowledge automatically increasing every week, there is less of a need to grind out every alt’s Artifact Power.
Every alt gains access to the Netherlight Crucible and other Argus amenities once one character unlocks them, so multiple grinding isn’t needed.
Also, with the Crucible’s power being linked to Artifact Level, it is best to focus on only one weapon.
Even reputation pays to focus on, with the upgraded Argus Flight Whistle now being a toy that all alts can use once obtained.
And with account bound Unsullied gear drops sealing the deal, it really does pay to keep a main alt as your focus.
But there is something that still benefits from an army of alts, and that’s the endless Horsemen’s Reins runs.

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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, your guide in treating a common gamer condition called Altitis.

With 7.3 on it’s way, it’s time to…focus.
Details shared about patch 7.3 are shedding light on how alt friendly this patch will be.
In fact, you may be best served by focusing on your main characters for now.
Any characters you have above artifact knowledge 41 are the only ones that will benefit from Artifact Power grinding.
Any characters below artifact knowledge 41 will be automatically caught up to that level once the patch hits.
Any alts without all 3 slots open on their artifact weapons will find them unlocked at the same time.
Argus will also produce a new currency for catchup equipment, so grinding nethershards on alts will be fruitless at this point.
On top of all this, you only need to unlock the coming Argus content once on your main character, so all your alts can dive in right after.
This is one of those rare times that an active case of Altitis might waste more time than we’d like.

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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, your guide in treating a common gamer condition called Altitis.

Has your level grind gotten stale? Let’s Legion it up.
While the current timing of the Broken Isles Legion invasions is rather inconvenient, it is something to look forward to for alt leveling.
Six hours is plenty of time to finish these world quests, but the time until the next invasion will likely place it at an odd time of day.
Like a sneak peek of world quests to come at level 110, any alt leveling 100 to 110 can participate in these varied quests.
In addition to the experience granted for finishing each quest, many of them will also include an experience bonus.
Finishing every available invasion quest will often net you about a level’s worth of experience.
I do recommend you have Broken Isles flying for this however, as hoofing it will make this rather tedious.

If you have questions, tips, or want to discuss a topic further, find us on twitter at @altitisnet, and show notes can be found on our website, altitis.net
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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, your guide in treating a common gamer condition called Altitis.

Having trouble finding those legendaries? Let’s game the system.
As of Patch 7.2 in Legion, the anti bad luck code for getting legendaries has been tweaked a bit.
The chance of getting that shiny orange texted treasure is now calculated on a per spec basis.
If your main spec seems tapped out on legendary luck, try setting your loot specialization to an off spec.
Of course, this works best if you already have the gear you want for your main spec, and off spec is gear compatible with your main spec.
Then again, maybe getting a shiny new legendary for your off spec might just lead you down a new main spec path of fun and excitement.

If you have questions, tips, or want to discuss a topic further, find us on twitter at @altitisnet, and show notes can be found on our website, altitis.net
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Greetings Gamers. This is Mewkow, your guide in treating a common gamer condition called Altitis.

Are your alts artifact power feeling a bit on the low side? Let’s try giving it a boost.
For those that have been focusing on a main character this expansion, your Artifact Power is probably pretty high due to Artifact Knowledge gains.
It’s that fun multiplier that makes the Artifact Power you find in the game go much further than before.
On your new alts however, you’re back down to what seems like grains of sand trying to fill a whole beach.
Your main character can share at least a bit of the Artifact Knowledge they’ve learned, though.
If you check the merchant section of your Artifact Researcher, you can purchase a catch up book that is at most 5 levels below your main character’s Artifact Knowledge level.
Once you use this catch up book, your alts only need to earn the last few levels on their own and they will be at equal footing.
Before you know it, all members of your max level Alt Army will feel just as powerful as your main, and ready to take on the new content.

If you have questions, tips, or want to discuss a topic further, find us on twitter at @altitisnet, and show notes can be found on our website, altitis.net
On behalf of the Alt Army, we hope you find this information useful in the treatment of your Altitis.
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