Alchemy: 1 - 375

Zerox's picture

Sorry for any inconvenience but this guide is outdated and due be removed; it was written when I was much younger then I am now and without much thought.

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Lacking Umph.

I have been looking at the herbalism/alchemy combo for a new toon. I like to research before I start. After reading this guide, I felt I had to make some comments.
On the positive side:
For giving a list of the minimum effort required to get Alchemy to 375, two thumbs up.
On the negative side:
Personally, I like a guide that gives me rationale for being an alchemist. In Snowflakes herbalism guide, they pointed out where the herbs are used and which recipes were in demand.
The opening statement of this guide, "A dubious, expensive yet rewarding and interesting skill, alchemy can be a great beneift[sic] to your character.", is never explored or even validated. Why is it dubious? And, certainly, it is not expensive compared to other professions. And please explain why it is rewarding and interesting in the author's opinion. And, most of all, how is Alchemy a great benefit to a character.
I would also like to know the role Alchemy plays in the great scheme of WOW. I believe the role of a guide is to "guide" you through the skill, preparing and aligning you to be most productive (would wealth be its quantitative scale?), and helping you avoid various pitfalls.
Imho, the "brief overview" was copied from another source and not verified. A few clumsy (and not proof-read) sentences were placed before it. (A brief overview usually implies that the full story will follow, so change the banner or write something.)
Suggestions:
Eliminate the drivel at the start or back it up with reasons. Go on... tell us why Alchemy is rewarding!
List where the recipes can be obtained.
List the lucrative products.
Tell us why we should choose Alchemy as a profession.
Tell us about the the specialisations.
Guide us!

[check out http://wow.crafterstome.com/guide/alchemy.html]
Paleolf

A Little update...

A Little update... Super Healing Potions are now made with 2 x Netherbloom instead of 2 x Dreaming Glory. Smiling

Fugazi's picture

As this guide is quite old I

As this guide is quite old I wanted to check how much it would cost now to level up alchemy today. Of course it will vary from realm to realm but you can get idea.

Azeroth mats: 550 gold
Outland mats: 200 gold

So adding recipes and etc. that would be 800g total today to 375. Still cheap compared to some other professions and you may sell some of that stuff you made to twinks/alts.

Also I would like to add that if you get 325 skill (and have at least level 68) you can get alchemy specialization. If you wondering which one to choose - almost everyone get Elixir Mastery those days.

Fault in the guide.

I must say, it's a really nice guide you have made there, exept one little thing. The Super Healing Potions do NOT require 40 Dreaming Glory, but 40 Netherbloom (or w/e). Of course I didn't notice until I had farmed 40 dreaming glory for like an hour+.

Made me enrage and shoot angry-bolt volley in the face of every person within 200 yard. Then I got happy because a stack sell for 30-50g on my server.

If you just have made the same mistake and is seeing this, lol pwnt.

Pimms

Jame's picture

Hey Zerox! Allow to make a

Hey Zerox! Allow to make a suggestion about text formatting, which could improve your guide a lot.

Check Jiyambi's Leatherworking Guide and try to use it as an example.

If you have any question about the text formatting used in her guide you can send her a PM and I'm sure she'll answer you Smiling

Suggestion

Hey mate Cool , just thought I should add. To anyone planning on using this guide I would suggest that if you're farming or even buying all the mats that you allow for some extras, at some points during the guide I didn't get the target level,so have some spare gold aside just in case.

Other than that, great job dude Smiling

Admin's note: Fixed spelling. Please do an effort with your spelling next time. Use "I" instead of "i", and "you're" instead of "ure". Thanks in advance.

What are you on dude?

Zerox's picture

Thanks!

Thanks! I'll add that in at the top of the guide Smiling.

You might want to check your research!

Jawdropping! The components for the for the Super Healing Potion changed some time ago. They swapped the components needed with the Super Mana Potion. Since this was, supposedly, updated four days ago, it makes me wonder how much effort you put into the research here.

Please don't discredit

Please don't discredit someones efforts due to one mistake. In my opinion this guide took alot of effort and you should just be glad it's here at all. Personally, I'd like to thank the creator of this guide, it's been very useful.

Zerox's picture

Credit added. The original

Credit added. The original copy of this, saved on my computer had the credit on it. I must have forgot to save the final copy Sad.

Thanks for pointing this out.

-| Zerox

I suggest you give the

I suggest you give the proper credit to the authors of the tradeskill guide.

You obviously took it from:
http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=13121383&pageNo=1&sid=1#1 and
http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=13121383&pageNo=2&sid=1#26
(Highlander's Powerlevelling Guides for all Professions)
based on Ithilian work (http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Ebrt/wow/guides/skillupalchemy.html).

It's nice to have those guides posted there but it's fair to give people who did the work the proper credit.