Filed under: Blacksmithing , Features , Interviews , 15 Minutes of Fame 15 Minutes of Fame is our look at World of Warcraft players of all shapes and sizes – from the renowned to the relatively anonymous, the remarkable to the player next door. Tip us off to players you’d like to hear more about. In today’s World of Warcraft , there aren’t many dedicated craftsmen anymore. As early as a year ago, I wrote about the death of the salesman : “Most enchanters don’t enchant for the general public at all, unless you provide mats and a tip. And in any profession, with so many other players on the servers who have the same patterns (even rare patterns are generally available from more than one player) and so many easy ways to make money (hello, daily quests!), there’s little reason to hang around town to build a regular clientele. Components provided or created by other professions are readily available on the Auction House – there’s no need to seek out and nurture relationships with another player from a complementary profession. ” That situation has solidified in the Wrath era. Players roll up new professions strictly to earn achievement points or use a specific crafted-only item to plug gear gaps until they can loot something better. But if you look carefully, on every server, you’ll find a tenacious handful of players who’ve made crafting their meat and potatoes. These are the folks you see in town for hours on end, buying and selling and crafting endless items for newbies and 80s alike. They’re the go-to guys for their professions, and their reputations earns them customers even when their prices aren’t scraping bottom. Continue reading 15 Minutes of Fame: Your friendly neighborhood Blacksmith 15 Minutes of Fame: Your friendly neighborhood Blacksmith originally appeared on WoW Insider on Tue, 31 Mar 2009 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments
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15 Minutes of Fame: Your friendly neighborhood Blacksmith