View Full Forums : Tradeskills going, Professions coming?

09-09-2004, 08:26 PM
In a somewhat shocking news post on the main World of Warcraft Beta site today Tyren had this to relate:
In the next patch (no ETA as of yet), most trade skills are being renamed to "professions," and the way in which players acquire and learn them is changing. You will no longer learn different professions by paying for them with skill points. You'll still learn them by speaking to the appropriate profession trainer. However, players will now be restricted to learning two professions. We decided to change the skill system to make it simpler, balanced, and more intuitive. The new system should allow everyone to participate in one to two professions, and create a much more vibrant market for goods generated from professions.

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