So you roll a Deathknight? Your main of another class has 2 gathering professions. Skinning and mining. You want to tank so you make your DK a leather worker and a blacksmith.
Wait this is not how it began…
You open your box, spend some time with the install disk, then spend minutes installing a giant game. You never heard of Wowhead or Wowinsider. You don’t even know what class to pick. You just know your friends told you to play horde on a specific server. You roll a toon, play it a bit, give up because warlock pets are so damn ugly.
The next day you log back in and notice the dwarf with the bear on the Vanilla trailer. You like that. Log back on and play on your warlock. Level up some tailoring and enchanting give up.
You decide to not to play with your Horde friends and roll a dwarf.
You run thru the snow your first 10-15 levels then meet some random dude in Wetlands. He tells you to level because WotLK is coming out. You are like “WotLK?”
Reroll on a different server because this guy just scared you by talking about some undead invasion and all that reminds you of are the zombies from the first Resdient Evil game.
Reroll your dwarf on one of those new player servers. You pick red hair this time and a long comfortable beard.
You level at your own pace. Don’t even hit level 70 until after WotLK comes out. You buy the collector’s edition because your Horde friend tells you to and your new guild is bad ass because everyone is online at the same time and everyone is leveling.
You decided to level Engineering because you are a Hunter and you can make your own bullets and range weapon. You also like the look of googles. Pre-transmog. You pick mining to help you level Engineering. You start a blog on WordPress to help you keep track of all the resources and blogs you discover.
You did not get 2 gathering professions on your first toon.
Don’t tell me how to spec or gem. Don’t send a in game whisper and tell me that something about my hunter is wrong. Don’t tell me to replace my trinkets because I know that already. I don’t care if you have a leet hunter in your guild. With my current gear and spec and gems, I know what works for me. Before I go out to raid with my changes, I test them out on the target dummies. I ask other hunters who have similar gear with better dps for advice and I frequent the Wowhead Hunter Forums.
Click on the tiny but useful Create a filter link.
Now here is the tricky part even with screen shots.
Next to Useable by click on the drop box and click on Hunter.
Click on the button Apply filter to narrow down the list.
Use the drop down menu under Slot to narrow it down by weapon or armor piece. Useful for just searching for the next perfect trinket, ring, or necklace.
Use the subcategory link to only display Mail armor. If you use the subcategory option and choose Armor then Mail, you will no longer see trinkets, necklaces, and rings. Then I use the Slot area to look for a specific piece like Chest.
Before I hit the shores of Northend I would use Add another filter to filter armor pieces that had Agility greater than 10. Now I find myself looking at weapons and armor that have Agility, Stamina, Attack Power, Hit Rating, and Critical Strike Rating. The stats you choose depend on what you want to do as a Hunter.
Wowhead also has a useful feature that lets you compare items. They have a rating system that you could use there.