We present you with a little update, this time for professions.
You will now have an ability to access each profession combat bonuses without ever having a need to maximize your profession skill. You can purchase combat bonus attachments from the according vendor near each trainer in Dalaran City for gold, without having a need to collect the materials.
Why is this a better thing than it sounds? You can swap professions and their bonuses on the fly for varying combat bonuses, depending on the content you want to do at the time without leveling them. Other than the combat bonus requirement change, professions will remain as they were before.
In addition, materials used for the highest recipes will drop from the content caches according to the profession you chose. To access this drop table, your profession level must be at least 350. So if you have for example Enchanting and Alchemy, you will receive both enchanting materials and various herbs!
If you lose the profession, and you still have an enchantment from that profession on the item, you won't be able to use it until you learn that profession again.
Good luck to everyone, and we hope to see you in game!