"A true warrior forges his own axe."
Is what I were brought up to believe. And I's lived it that way. Copper Battle Axe. Heavy Mithril Axe. Light Skyforged Axe. Truesilver Champion (olay, that were a sword, but still). The Planar Edge. Lunar Crescent. But the world done got more complicated than it were growing up in Durotar. I can't always follow them simple rules. I done made deals with Night Elves and killed buggers 'cause they'd pissed of Draeninaninies and retrieved all sortsa weird crap for gnomes. I don't even want to think about how many gaskets me dad would blow if he knew I were putting on me dwarf disguise and helping them Alliance glubberthunkers (though he'd probably slap me on the back and say "well done, lad!" if he heard about how I'd done curled Miss Proudmoore's toes). But I digressifiies.
Thing is, I think I wants to learn engineering. And there ain't enough room in me head fer too many skills, so I'd eithers haveta forget mining or forget smithing. Trying to be a engineer and a smith withouts being able to mine would be too dang expensive, so that's out. If I learns engineering I could make this and this and this and, whoo doggy! these. Which'd rock me socks. But I'd haveta stop using me two crafted axes, and that would suck if I weren't able ta replace'em. So what I gonna do?
Well, maybes I can replace'em. I's nearly exalted with the Aldorks, at which point I'll be able to pick me up one of they's Vindicitator's Brandy swords. Not quite as nifty as The Planar Edge, but should be adequates fer farming when tank specced. For a two-hander, I gots me some options. Right now I could go talk to them simple country orcs in Nagrand and get me a Hellscream's Willy, which be a strange name fer an axe, but whatevers. Is an all-offensive weapon, like me Lunar Crescent, so less than ideal fer PvPing, and the dps would be a noticeable drop, but I could maybe handle it for the short-term. Then there's the Legionfoe from the new Dorkbabies faction - comparable overall, but got a bunch of stamina for the PvPing. Longer-term, the best way ta go would be the Gladiator's Decapitator, which would be a rel upgrade from even the Lunar Crescent but is gonna require a lot more honor farming in AV. So, I'll be working on that but it's gonna take a while 'cause I got other chickens ta chase.
So, there's me thoughts. I been stashing away mats, in case I ever decides to go down this road, and I thinks the time may be Real Soon. Got about enough to power-level to 300, and some of what I'll need fer the next 50. If I does make the plunge, you buggers'll be the firsts to know.