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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.

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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