I made a huge decision for my character yesterday… I dropped Engineering and went Jewelcrafting.
My dream of being a Gnome Engineer came to an end when I was convinced by many that Engineering has no practical application in Legion.
It’s true. I really can’t see much practical use for me as an engineer.
- Engineering is expensive because it offers nothing to sell but eats up insane amounts of ore
- Has almost no utility to a group or others
- Provides no opportunity for monetary gain or economic involvement
- Can be easily replaces by items from the Garrison (yep, the old engineering hut)
When I realized how easy it is to simply make Gnomish Hanglider kits in my old Garrison, I quickly realized it was a no-brainer to drop it.
I took up JC and boosted it up to 700 within a few minutes (WoD mats on AH).
Then I took 200 Leystone Ore, prospected it, and turned what would have sold for 5600 on the AH (raw ore value) into gems valued at over 15k. I sold a few on the AH and kept the rest for making things.
My history with JC goes back to WotLK. I was playing my Druid tank at the time and used JC to make a good deal of money. I remember hitting 50k, which back in Legion wasn’t bad for a regular player like myself. I did so simply from buying low cost gems on the AH, cutting them into stats, and reselling them. Simple as that. I hope to do the same in Legion.
My new dream is to become a Gnomish Gem Tinker of sorts. I guess that makes some sense? Gnomes and gems? It could work.
I know that JC was recently (as in days ago) nerfed quite a bit. Gems were giving bonuses at like 250 or something and are now down to 180? I might have those numbers wrong, but the gist of it is that it was a huge hit. Still, stats are stats and people buy them.
Worst case scenario: Blizzard suddenly makes Engineering amazing in a future patch and JC dwindles into economic obscurity.
Best case scenario: I’ll finally make some money in Legion so that I can afford the ridiculously inflated AH prices.