Yes, it is true and the numbers of naked crafters are growing.
There are many on my server who craft only wearing underwear’s to avoid armor damage.
I’m one of those :)
I agree on armor damage and repairing armor after battles …. battles and battles. But it is getting crazy the way that the armor gets damage from crafting, special if you burst your crafting.
I’m not even saying about the “mini-game” repairing your gear/armor …. Unequipped armor… change job… blablabla …. that takes a long time.
Who of you are joining the “Naked Crafters”?