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Is there a point in craftingFollow

#1 Oct 14 2010 at 12:33 PM Rating: Default
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Where spamming standard while not even watching the screen becomes bad? I am 14-16 in every craft except cooking and it seems if you are just leveling and dont really care about quality spamming standard while watching TV works pretty well. It doesnt feel like each craft is its own playable class, it just feels like I am catching up on some TV series I missed while spamming the standard button.
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#2 Oct 14 2010 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Spamming standard only works if you are making things way below your class level. Once you start making the more difficult items it becomes much more difficult and you need to focus on colors / class abilities etc.
#3 Oct 14 2010 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Been doing the same thing bringing up my other crafts wondering the same thing.
#4 Oct 14 2010 at 12:45 PM Rating: Default
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SleeplessMickey wrote:
Spamming standard only works if you are making things way below your class level. Once you start making the more difficult items it becomes much more difficult and you need to focus on colors / class abilities etc.


Im level 15 leather worker and I have been doing this with Dodo Leather since level 14(i have gotten roughly a level and a half) Zam has this listed as a level 19 craft. I do use the repair guys buff tho, so even if thats a 4-5 level buff im still crafting at roughly an even level just spamming standard.
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#5 Oct 14 2010 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
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UncleRuckusForLife wrote:
SleeplessMickey wrote:
Spamming standard only works if you are making things way below your class level. Once you start making the more difficult items it becomes much more difficult and you need to focus on colors / class abilities etc.


Im level 15 leather worker and I have been doing this with Dodo Leather since level 14(i have gotten roughly a level and a half) Zam has this listed as a level 19 craft. I do use the repair guys buff tho, so even if thats a 4-5 level buff im still crafting at roughly an even level just spamming standard.


Level doesn't mean difficulty, some rank 20 recipes (and yield very low SP) are twice as hard as rank 25 recipe (The Rings, of which I use to skill up).
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#6 Oct 14 2010 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Recipe difficulty is based on rank, with a few complicating factors:

-Some recipes require certain facilities, and not having the facility increases the difficulty by an unknown amount.

-Some recipes require certain training (or maybe it's better to say "benefit from certain training"?) No training, you'll have a harder time. A lot of the "oh god this is hard" recipes have an associated training. No telling if the effect is the same everywhere.

-We know moon phase has some sort of influence; it might be negative under certain circumstances.

But once you've got two or three crafts past level 10, you can equip abilities that you can activate at random; the right selection of abilities can seriously help out. (I personally recommend Preserve and Fulfillment; between the two of those, I'm doing leves and hitting 100-plus results with fairly mediocre equipment. But other abilities are good too...)

If you're leveling, you SHOULD care about quality. You get a little more exp for higher-quality synths (though, perversely, I've gotten less for an HQ synth; not that I was complaining!) I mean, I suppose if you were grinding out some loser recipe and you were just going to throw the results away at the end, you might just hammer standard, but isn't it early days for that kind of grinding?
#7 Oct 14 2010 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
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There even seem to be bots for crafting already. On my server, there is a guy called "Ryoko Antihaijin"
next to the repair NPC. In his Bazaar, he always has exactly the same items. As soon as you buy one off,
it is replaced with the exact same item within 2-3 seconds. When you buy off enough (I did that with cheap
rings), the character wanders off a few paces (not in a fluid movement, but in a series of 3-step-motions)
and crafts. Then he wanders back in the same strange manner. And guess what: his bazaar has those very same
items again. No reply to hails, nothing.
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