Feeding Alts: part 2, leveling and professions

Feeding Alts: Leveling and Professions – Part One Here

And a reminder-this is not a “guide.” I am only relating my own experiences with a current project I’ve assigned myself. If you find some of the information useful, all the better.

In part one of this ‘Alt-feeding’ series, I made this statement: “What helped me greatly was having one main character, both level capped and profession capped.” A bit more on this in a sec. We also ended on two points: 1. setting up the team, and 2, assigning  professions.

The Main Character:  Yes, having one level and profession capped, is a big help.  Although, this is not necessary for your own project. Let’s suppose you’re fairly new to the game. You’ve got one character, maybe around level 15. (random level choice) You gave him or her some professions, perhaps blacksmithing and mining. Or alchemy and herbalism. This is as good a place to start as having a level 85 already capped out. When you make your first alt to start forming a team of profession masters, you’ll already have one higher level character to help the alt out. And the next, and those that follow. A little character level space between the main and the alts works well.

One quick example here. The Main has blacksmithing and mining. Possibilities for alts would include: one with jewelcrafting, and maybe another with engineering. All three possibilities here require ore in one form or another. We’ve now set up a sharing aspect between the three. Your main can easily collect a bit extra along the way, and pass it down to which ever alt needs it the most. In turn, this also helps the alts to level their profession choices a bit quicker.

Suggestion:  Assign beginning professions to each alt that will benefit from the main’s efforts and time.

My own project is rather large in the profession scope, covering all professions. I also had the past experience of toying with all the professions enough to have a general idea of what each needed early on. Hence, I was already in the practice of my main saving/hoarding all raw materials. Sort of a ‘just-in-case’ they might be needed somewhere. All your questing kills are going to drop something useful for somebody, at some point in time. Save, save, save it. In the case of the miner, there’s the occasional gem drops that the jewelcrafter would be grateful to get. Lots of cloth drops everywhere, plenty of meat as well! Surely, one of your alts can use it. LOL, most everything will roll downhill and land in someone’s grateful hands.

Suggestion:  If you don’t have or know the background needs of professions, take some time to read through this site:

 wow-professions.com/profession-leveling-guides.   Yes, multiple guides, all professions, easy to read. There are plenty of other sites available, this one just happens to be my personal favorite. A little research goes a long way.

Another example. Thdoria has alchemy and herbalism. Omnidius has inscription and herbalism. They happen to be a good chunk of character levels seperated. Thdoria mixes her questing with herbing. Inbetween kills, she snatches up any nearby herb, anywhere she goes. She always has way more than needed for her alchemy, so extras get sent to Omnidius. Subsequently, his herb milling and inscription are way above his character level. At level 35, he is capable of milling Outland herbs. (level 60 herbs). Ahhh, the joy of sharing!

Thdoria’s alchemy

level 35, but ready for Outland milling

Even without such large character level differences, your main and alts can work together and benefit each other.

In the next part, we’ll talk a bit about all this “saving” everything. Where to store it, and really, how to support all this or “Where’s the gold going to come from?” Just some of the basic needs. 🙂



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Roneebean
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 06:19:27

    I have two guys in progress atm one is on a server alone and levelling JC Mining. The other on my regular server has two gathering profs for the XP when it gets max level I will abandon those and make an engineer/JC using the mats I collect while levelling and post to bagman at bank to power level profs.

    • aygaren
      Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:02:22

      Leveling up with two gathering, and then power leveling a crafting profession is another good way to go. 🙂 I’ve done it myself a time or two, and the bagman / bankalt does come in very handy!
      If one already had a good miner, the engineer / JC sounds like a good max combo.

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