Originally Posted by DarthParametric
Not any more. That exploit is fixed in the latest patch:
NPCs no longer attempt to engage vanity pets in combat.
Crafting is costing me an arm and a leg. But then I'm going through and crafting as I level. You only have to level your Crafting skill. The gathering skills automatically level.
Oh and just as a head's up. IF you don't like your helmet but like the stats(and it's not something you can rip the stats out of) you can hide your helmet. Under Preferences>Social>Show equipped helmet(I think that's what it's called). They have some good looking helmets, but some are.... ugh...
Oh and if you are in a group with someone and you get to the spot they are supposed to be, but they aren't there, chances are you have to switch "Worlds." Open your map and in the lower right hand corner should be the world instance you are in.