Comparing Gathering Professions

Fishing has been my favorite profession in the game so far, but I would like to give some feedback on it.

First, lets take a look at the attribute bonuses to all of the gathering profs.

50 point:
Strength/Mining - +10% mining speed
Dex/Skinning - +10% skinning speed
Int/Harvesting - +10% harvest speed
Foc/Fishing - +10% line tension
Con/Logging - +10% logging speed

100 point:
Strength/Mining - +20 encumbrance
Dex/Skinning - +20% haste after skinning for 3s
Int/Harvesting - +5% chance for azoth from harvesting
Foc/Fishing - +10% yield when salvaging
Con/Logging - -10% durability loss on tools

150 point:
Strength/Mining - -10% decreased weight of mined items
Dex/Skinning - -10% decreased weight of skinned items
Int/Harvesting - -10% decreased weight of harvested items
Foc/Fishing - -10% decreased weight of fish
Con/Logging - -10% decreased weight of logged items

200 point:
Strength/Mining - +10% mining speed
Dex/Skinning - +10% skinning speed
Int/Harvesting - +10% harvest speed
Foc/Fishing - +10% line tension
Con/Logging - +10% logging speed

250 point:
Strength/Mining - +10% yield to mining
Dex/Skinning - +10% yield to skinning
Int/Harvesting - +10% yield to harvesting
Foc/Fishing - +10% increase to size of fish
Con/Logging - +10% yield to logging

300 point:
Strength/Mining - 25% chance instantly mine node in single swing
Dex/Skinning - ???
Int/Harvesting - ???
Foc/Fishing - ???
Con/Logging - 25% chance instantly mine chop down tree in single swing

The 50 point bonus is in line with the other profs. At the 100 point tier, we see some that are more general use than just profession specific on some of the attributes. The 150 tier is the same across the board. 200 point tier is the same as the 50 point, which is fine. The 250 point rewards are pretty much the same as well since larger fish give more yield when salvaged.

The 300 point rewards are only on 2 of the 5 attributes. Mining and Logging have a very nice bonus, while all the others are left out completely. I’m curious why all the other profs didn’t get the same treatment? A 25% chance to instantly harvest a node, a 25% chance to instantly skin, a 25% chance to intantly reel in a fish?

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