On the road to 80 I did not have many set goals for my professions besides them being a supplemental money earning thing. It was not until my priest became a scribe and alchemist that my main became a true farming toon. I had been advised to pick up skinning and mining as professions and it served me well in keeping some money in the bank while I leveled, however they are not complementary to make real gold in game. I decided to switch Logtar to be a flower child and miner and he became “the grinder”. While those two don’t totally compliment raiding for the extra stats, I had to make the sacrifice. Even in a low population server you still have to wrestle for a node from time to time and a priest was just not going to cut it as a farmer.
When I had the money I dropped the 5K gold to get epic flying. The primary reason was from getting quicker to and from places, instances, farming, dailies. It was a necessary evil, because 5 K are not easy to grind when your main farming toon is constantly getting tells to tank something. Ever since I dropped that much gold on epic flying I have been dreading leveling other toons because once you fly that fast is hard to get on a slow mount… then travel in the WoW became irrelevant for most toons.
I don’t see a reason for getting epic flying on all my toons anymore. The gathering toon needs it to be effective, but once I have mats my crafters can sit happy in Dalaran and do their thing… you need to raid? you get summoned, you que up, there is no travel… also my crafters won’t do dailies besides cooking and maybe fishing, but that travel is limited.
Working on my third 80 now I start to think about the money that it implies and how 5K go a lot further towards leveling professions than towards having my toon fly around in style… however, the dude is druid and flying will come “natural” but is it a priority anymore?
I am curious to hear your thoughts on this matter. Do you think that now Epic flying in all toons is kind of a mute point?