While I don't have a beta key I've been trying to keep up with what's new for engineering.
So far it's not looking that great... Portable Mail Box seems pretty gimmicky, I can't see it as essential given the fact we are getting even larger bag sizes at some stage. The Rocket Launcher sounds fun, but you can't use it in arena QQ. The potion injectors don't seem that great either, can't use it in arena? Only saves you what.. 3 bag slots to have an injector instead of 4 stacks of 5 pots.
Has anyone seen anything yet that has made them think wow I'm keeping engineering for that?
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There's lots of talk about... MINI BATTLE ROBOTS! This alone is worth taking engineering TWICE on every char. Well you can't take it twice, but once is a must.
If you meant useful stuff, I don't use engineering anymore besides free tanaris teleport for AQ, and grenades. The real question is, is there really a point in taking something else, not if engineering is worth it. I guess we'll see if they keep those smithing weaps updated and stuff, otherwise, 4months after BC release, you'll be able to get better weapons/armors from tripping and killing some random slime, and they will be just as worthless as they are currently.
You could always get a gathering skill for money, but well I have enough chars to cover all the gathering I'll ever need, so that's not something I can give advice about ^^
I like Reflectors. I also like ridiculous gadgets, such as my Portable Bomb Launcher.
I'm thinking the mote extractor may come in handy, and may even hopefully be a source of income. But really, what's keeping it for me is the teleporter. Hearth in $raidzone, get mage ports back to wherever, and if I need to visit Azeroth, just port to WS.
If you're building a heavy PvP-set, you're still acquiring a good deal of it from BGs, so you can still use your engineering there.
Plus the trinkets will be useful in the arenas.
Having a 114 dps 2 hand weapon will probably way way outweigh the need for trinkets and/or bombs
Right now s it stands as a 300 engy i get very little use out of it outside of dropping repair bots or making some super cheap iron grenades which wont be useable in the arena or that one instance where i have a reflector equip and pelt a mage with his own pyroblast.
Right now im very very much debating on droping engy all together and get a jump start and go blacksmithing for craftable weapons in BC (that 81+ dps mace that upgrades to an 88 dps mace is fucking hot). Blacksmithing is by far the best upgraded profession in BC
Oh, and my iron grenading habits got nerfed. I suppose im going to have to use the adamantium/fel iron versions now.
I hope its not going to be ridiculously expensive :(
Good luck trying to get mats as well the first couple weeks of BC as well. Almost every node will be camped because people have almost no need for nodes in azeroth outside of actually leveling mining and fel iron and such can only be found in outlands.
Right now Outlands is terrible on spawn camping on Beta servers.....Now take that and multiply how many more people are on a live server versus a beta server. Its gonna be nasty first couple of weeks