I know of recipes that use fire crystals (turning any ore into nuggets) and recipes that use wind crystals (marbled eyes) - otherwise crystals are not in as much demand.
As a Blacksmith and a Goldsmith this gets annoying as all ****. You constantly need new nuggets for Blacksmith and there are a ton of recipes for Goldsmith which require gemstones, which are usually made with wind crystals. I get tons of shards from gathering but rarely any crystals.
On the plus side I am now bazaar'n the mass of crystal/shards I have farmed while grinding Archer, Pug, Gld, and Lancer from 9-12. Already made almost 140k just over night it looks like. Still have a good 500+ left on most shards and close to a 100 a stack on crystals. I may drop prices on some of the crystals in the morning though. As hard as they are to come by I thought 2k a pop and 1k for earth was reasonable. Are crystals not needed as much in crafting or something?
Post yourself outside a guildhouse, near the repair NPC, or near the crafting NPC at an aetheryte. Your shards and crystals will sell Edited, Oct 1st 2010 10:41am by SkinwalkerAsura