The Basics of Choosing a Profession in LOTRO
When it comes to making money in game, there are many different ways that you can do it. Unlike other MMO games where you choose each profession that you want, LOTR does not allow you to choose single professions, but you choose a vocation that is comprised of three professions. Since the professions are bundled into groups of three, they all include at least one gathering skill and two crafting professions that go hand-in-hand together. These help to create a sort of dependence on all the vocations in the LOTR economy, requiring that players trade for things that they need for their vocations. Here is a break down of the different vocations that you can choose and which professions they include:
1.Armorer – includes: prospector, metalsmith, and tailor.
2.Armsman – includes: prospector, weaponsmith, and woodworker.
3.Explorer – includes: forester, prospector, and tailor
4.Historian – includes: farmer, scholar, and weaponsmith.
5.Tinker – includes: prospector, jeweller, and cook.
6.Woodsman – includes: forester, farmer, and woodworker.
7.Yeoman – includes: farmer, tailor, and cook.
Just like in other MMO games, professions are generally either gathering or crafting. The gathering professions will always make money in any MMO, as other professions need these items to make their crafts. The higher that the skill is, the better the materials you can gather. And, the crafting professions will make items that players need, or want, for their toons. Just like the gathering professions, the higher that your crafting skills are, the better items you can make and the more money you can sell them for. But, sometimes it is hard to pick which professions might be the best for you.