Tell me what you think of this:
What I was thinking is they could start you off with a few recipes and every rank up they could add some more. Then you can get extra recipes from guildleves or maybe have a few mobs drop recipes, vendors sell them, or exchange for Guild Marks. This way people have a basic idea of what crafts they can make for their Rank AND it adds to the challenge of finding recipes to make, all IN GAME. They wont add something like this, but I feel like it would work better.
There's nothing challenging about looking up recipes, printing them off, or writing them down. It's just inconvenient and annoying. It all seems really backwards to me. "OK, I have some nails, a plank, some sausages, glue, and a pocket knife. Lets see what we can make!" I'm not MacGyver, people, and neither are you!
Well so far, you get the recipes from the local guildleves for your craft. You get one recipe for the item you're going to have to create (figured out from the ingredients they provide), and a new second one from the npc you talk to when you complete the guildleve. When you start at the very beginning, you should select the rank 1 guildleve. The only problem I have so far is that I have yet to see my those leves reset. Vendors selling or exchange for guild marks would be okay, I'm not sure about monster drop recipes because there isn't an auction house yet and I don't necessarily want to pay a ridiculous amount for a rare recipe that I need.
Yeah, it sucks having to write down recipes. I remember in FFXI, you had to talk to npc's for recipes and it was a random recipe up to your current skill level or 2-4 levels higher (unless you picked the advanced npc). I remember writing a lot.
Grand Master Scribe Olorinus wrote:
Copper nugget and copper ingot bought from the goldsmith vendor. I think it makes some kind of necklace, I can't remember now. 3 fire shards and 3 earth shards too. The mats cost 1200 for each craft, but the product sells back for around 700 I think.
Dude you don't need that training right now... try it out - everything works atm.
Also why are you NPCing it? I've been getting rich selling those trinkets. They sell like hotcakes and I've made enough to cover my costs and more.
Agree, I've been selling for double my cost no problem. I don't make a lot probably 4-6, but then I just bazaar, play/travel for a few hours and they sell no problem. I'd make more, but you know, wind shards and all that :/ Edited, Sep 7th 2010 4:32pm by VelvetJ