11 - Mining/Smelting cannot be linked

Mining/smelting is not a linkable profession as of 3.3 and continuing into 4.0.1. This is a Blizzard bug.
Consequently, ProfessionVault cannot show you the smelting tradeskill UI of another toon.

Please provide any additional information below.

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oscarucb Nov 03, 2010 at 09:13 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb May 18, 2011 at 00:30 UTC - 0 likes

    This blizzard bug remains, however starting in 5.0 we at least track the mining/smelting rank, so you can see the skill level even though you cannot open the smelting window from another toon.

  • Avatar of Freydis88 Freydis88 Nov 09, 2010 at 04:39 UTC - 0 likes

    You're right. I just tried it out when I was online with a char, that does not have this profession herself. :-(
    But since I have this link in the tradeskill window itself, which I don't have when going online with Blizzard's standard UI, I believe there must be a way to work around the standards. So I will keep on searching.

    George Orwell:

    "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,

    and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind."

  • Avatar of oscarucb oscarucb Nov 09, 2010 at 01:12 UTC - 0 likes

    If you can show me any addon that can create a USABLE link to smelting/mining I would be very happy. I've done an exhaustive search on spellids and databits and come to the conclusion that it's simply not possible on the live client, but perhaps I missed something :)

    Note some addons (like Ackis and Armory) provide a link, but it does not work (ie open a TradeSkillUI) when clicked.

  • Avatar of Freydis88 Freydis88 Nov 08, 2010 at 20:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Mining/Smelting is linkable. Apart from ProfessionsVault, I am also using some other tradeskill addons:

    One of these addons seems to provide the linkable profession icon.
    I will have to check which of these addons is in charge of supplying the tradeskill icon and let you know. Please be patient, since I am bugtesting a couple of addons on the German client at the moment, and also still have some more translations to work on.


    Freydis88 :)



Nov 03, 2010
Accepted - Problem reproduced / Need acknowledged.
Defect - A shortcoming, fault, or imperfection
Medium - Normal priority.

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