So, after a lot of thought, my plan is this. I'm going to stick to crafting over the next little bit until hopefully this game has a rather large patch applied. My reasoning is that the crafting leves give you the mats to level so i don't have to spend countless hours being ****** off at the retainers/ui lag and at the same time I'll be doing something productive with my in game time for when i do feel like putting more effort into it (assuming that time comes). Then I'll be able to craft goodies once i can get the mats for them and such. I do enjoy the crafting system, so I'm just going to end up front loading my time on that.
My question is, because my crafting levels are only between 5-10 so far, do leves continue to give you all the required mats moving forward or is there going to be a point where I HAVE to use my own mats/crystals to progress?