So if you're not leveling up the crafting classes to repair your gear.. how else are you supposed to get it repaired?
You can repair it partially at NPCs or *gasp* ask someone to do it for you! pay them? give them something in return? give them items necessary...this'll all flesh out in a little time when people get a hang of everything, you'll start seeing more people crafting useful stuff and repairing broken items and what not.
Let me put it to you in the oh so helpful way you responded.
So what, am I supposed to spend hours hunting for someone to repair my weapons and armor so that I can continue to level? Or go around shouting and begging, hoping a fellow english speaking player will show the kindness of repairing my gear? Am I expected to get gouged whenever I need to be able to play again? Sure, I can repair it to 50%, but that's only a temporary fix, and I'm sure people will start ******** about my damage being subpar due to my damaged gear.
So, yes, SE is expecting we become islands onto ourselves or go back to begging like we did in FFXI for crafters. Edited, Sep 4th 2010 11:27am by Pawkeshup