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#1 Sep 15 2010 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm not sure what it is I'm doing wrong, but I have yet to figure out how to repair my own gear. I started as a Fisher, with the hemp and straw gear. I'm guessing I should drink less and fish more, because my clothes have taken a beating as I sit on the docks and feed the fish.

I bought the required items for repairs, and as I looked in my inventory, the repair button was lit for maybe a second, and then went dark. Undaunted, I took up my rusty needle, and set about raising my Weaver class level under the assumption that I needed more levels to repair my Weathered items.

So, here I sit at Weaver rank 5, and still unable to repair my gear. I hate to think about what will happen when that last thread on my underpants breaks...

Can anyone give me some direction or thoughts on what it is I may be missing in my attempts to repar?
#2 Sep 15 2010 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
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What gear is it? If it's the fishing rod, that's Carpenter.
To repair, you need to equip the correct equipment to turn into the right profession (for example, equip the Saw to become Carpenter), then open inventory, choose item and click repair (using this example, it's the rod). If say you are equipping the Needle (Weaver) and choose the rod to get it repaired, it will tell you that you can't repair it.

Edit: Forgot to tell you that you also need to "unequip" the item you're going to repair.

Edited, Sep 15th 2010 3:03am by Khornette

#3 Sep 15 2010 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
You have to equip the appropriate tool to enable the class that can do the repairs. You can generally tell by the type of material required (ie. if it says you need a branch or a log or a plank, you need to be a carpenter.) It's not quite as straightforward with metal ingredients but generally speaking, if you can find out which class makes the materials you need to perform the repairs, that same class is the one that will do the actual repair work as well.
#4 Sep 15 2010 at 1:02 AM Rating: Good
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I'm not sure what gear you were attempting to repair - was it your out of the box gear? Was it equipped?

I was able to repair several pcs. of my come with gear simply with the material required and the proper craft tool equipped. I'd need to log back in to see if i can do it while the item is equipped, I honestly can not remember but it may need to not be equipped for you to repair it, that makes sense. I did repair some basic clothing and weapons with little to no skill in those crafts tho.

Since then I've lvld many of my crafts so I might not be able to fully test your situation (someone else may post better info than I can) but I will definitely try a few things out when back on and post my results here.

#5 Sep 15 2010 at 1:05 AM Rating: Good
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I didn't take any of my pieces off to repair them, so I'm going to guess that's been my holdup.

I feel rather dumb for overlooking something so small. Imagine a drunken fisherman trying to sew a patch onto his britches while he was still wearing them... So THAT"S why they nicknamed him "Patches"

Thanks for the replies!
#6 Sep 15 2010 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
Ya, you have to remove it to repair it yourself. That's why blacksmiths need to either get a second hammer made in addition to the cheap one they can buy from an NPC, or they need to rely on the NPC repair vendor to do it for them. You need to be a blacksmith to repair a blacksmithing hammer, which means you have to have the hammer equipped to be a blacksmith, but you can't repair it if you have it equipped soooo...
#7 Sep 15 2010 at 7:15 AM Rating: Good
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The gear needs to be unequipped, you can either trade it or put it in your bazaar to get repaired.
Repairs can fail, I failed to repair a level 8 weapon as a level 1 blacksmith, although the next attempt succeeded, repairing also seems to yield poor exp and skills but it is quick.

Edited, Sep 15th 2010 10:40am by MaFi0s0

Edited, Sep 15th 2010 10:40am by MaFi0s0
#8 Sep 15 2010 at 8:23 AM Rating: Decent
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does failing to repair the gear cause any harm to the gear? or just not repair it?

#9 Sep 15 2010 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
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What a horrible, horrible system....
#10 Sep 15 2010 at 8:39 AM Rating: Good
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Actually you cant trade an item that isnt fully repaired.
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