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#1 Oct 20 2010 at 1:55 PM Rating: Good
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Can someone PLEASE help me with crafting before I tear whats left of my hair out. I know how crafting works, but I am frustrated to no end trying to find materials. I thought I would start out with carpentry. Fine, except I need metal parts. So I try to do blacksmithing. No refined metal. So do I have to do Goldsmithing as well?

Please don't tell me to go the market wards. 2 hours of searching bazaars and I can't find anything I need. Now I need new tools as well. Just how does anyone accomplish anything in this game.
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#2 Oct 20 2010 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I do the leves to skill up, but I really haven't made much using my own materials because to be honest I haven't a clue what materials to use.
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#3 Oct 20 2010 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
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What we need here in this game is a crafting recepe book so we all can se what we needs to make things. So lets hope for that recipe book to come :D
#4 Oct 20 2010 at 2:24 PM Rating: Good
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If you plan on playing most, if not all crafting classes, I would suggest you start off as a blacksmith. Here are the reasons:

1. At level 10, blacksmith will learn Maker's Muse, which would increase your Standard synthe successful rate.

2. Blacksmith can make the level 7 main hand tool for most of the other crafting classes.


If you just want to do one crafting class, then you can just start the class you like and read on.

To start any crafting classes, you should start with their local leves in the city. Local leves gives you VERY good SP and exp for physical level, and they give you FREE mats to make the items (although you don't get to keep any extra items). Also, if you complete the quest, you will be rewarded with some mats most of the time, depends on which quest you did.

When you first start a crafting class, just get all available local leves for that specific class first. Some of the leves will give you the mats right away while the others require you to talk to a NPC to obtain the mats. If your leves contains rank 5 leves, don't do them just yet, pick the rank 1 leves first, but you can accept the quest first. Usually I would do the rank 1 leves in the city first, I can easily get to rank 3 from the first leve, and I would usually use the facility from the repair NPC for my first leve because I'm rank 1 doing rank 1 leve.

Then you can head out to the camp to do the rest of leves, and again, complete all rank 1 leves first. After 2~3 rank 1 leves, you'll be rank 5 if you succeeded 80% of the synthes. And now you can do your rank 5 leves with NPC buff. After you finished all leves for the first city, go to another city and the local leves for this class. Before you reach rank 10, you'll most likely need to go to all three cities everyday to get 8 leves.

On your second day, you'll see some rank 10 local leves on the list, but don't touch those until you hit rank 8 or higher.

If you also plan on playing a DoW/DoM class, it's wise to get the rank 1 leves at the same time you get your local leves. When you finish your local leves in the city, you can go to the first camp for the rest of your local leves, and after that, you can also do your rank 1 regional leves as well. By doing regional leves, you will be able to obtain some shards and mats for your crafting class. You can sell all mats except the one you can use with your crafting class.

After your first day of levequests, you'll be at least rank 6, now you can use the mats and shards you got from your leves reward or grind to level up your crafting class to about rank 8, so on the second day, you can do both rank 1, 5, and 10 leves. If you don't want to grind for mats or shards at all, then you can just wait until the leve reset and do the rank 1 and 5 local leves one more round until you hit 8, then you can start doing the rank 10 leves.
#5 Oct 20 2010 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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halky85 wrote:
What we need here in this game is a crafting recepe book so we all can se what we needs to make things. So lets hope for that recipe book to come :D


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For the mid-December update, we will be adding several new recipes, including ones for crafting new gear. In addition, we will be introducing a new feature that will allow players to select recipes from a list of recently crafted items and recipes learned through levequests, and set all of the appropriate ingredients with the touch of a single button, thus making repeated synthesis of a single item a snap!


May your wish come true =)
#6 Oct 20 2010 at 2:59 PM Rating: Good
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Whats bothering me is the mats. Unless you want to spend hours going through bazaars, the way things are set up you may have to level 3 crafts to make 1 item. Like I am suppose to make gil doing this?

I must be doing something wrong, but I dont know what it is
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#7 Oct 20 2010 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Whats bothering me is the mats. Unless you want to spend hours going through bazaars, the way things are set up you may have to level 3 crafts to make 1 item. Like I am suppose to make gil doing this?

I must be doing something wrong, but I dont know what it is

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#8 Oct 20 2010 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Addyyuna wrote:
Whats bothering me is the mats. Unless you want to spend hours going through bazaars, the way things are set up you may have to level 3 crafts to make 1 item. Like I am suppose to make gil doing this?

I must be doing something wrong, but I dont know what it is


The easiest way to make money is from doing battlecraft leves (rank 10 and above), then is gathering (I'm not sure about fishing, not too much interest in it).

As for now, I would only buy mats when I'm making gears for myself. (sometimes I'll just buy the gear if I found it at a reasonable price) From level 1~10, you don't have to buy any mats or grind any shards to level up because your local leves will provide you with free mats.

When you hit level 10 or start doing rank 10 local leves, it's better to have a rank 7 primary tool and some sort of crafting gears. That's when you start leveling a DoW/DoM or DoL. If you're leveling Carpenter, then be a Botanist, keep all Maple logs and sell everything else. Then use the Maple logs to make planks. Just make sure your Wind attribute is higher than your other elemental attributes so you can get a lot of Wind shards while logging. When you have enough money, go to the market ward to buy the rank 7 primary tool for Carpenter.
#9 Oct 20 2010 at 3:12 PM Rating: Good
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There are lots of recipes that don't need any other class stuff... like with carpenter you can skill pretty much forever just by buying logs and cutting them - you never need another class to help you. Level alchemy with muddy water and then you can either make growth formula alpha (funguars drop shrooms and willow logs) or just buy the GFA from the alchemy npc in uldah and make wands for good skill ups (you need alchemy leveled tho for higher level wands)

if you want to be a carp all you really need is the saw... alchemy is also pretty independent of other classes for recipes and you can get to 20 based mostly on stuff from npc (other than crystals and shards) I find alchemy is crappy for making money though.
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#10 Oct 20 2010 at 3:16 PM Rating: Good
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weaving has the cheapest upgraded tools btw... if that makes a difference
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#11 Oct 20 2010 at 3:21 PM Rating: Good
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local leves are your friend, go to all 3 cities and do 8/8 every reset
first 8 will get you rank 8-9 Plus you'll get money, shards, and free mats.
and leves cost you nothing to do to. other then that when you grind you grind on stuff that doesn't require you to have other crafts, most effiecent way to get lvls for the least amount of money
exp: i bought like 30k in copper nuggets.... to make ingots, sheets, and then stuff from that
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#12 Oct 20 2010 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
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local leves are your friend, go to all 3 cities and do 8/8 every reset
first 8 will get you rank 8-9 Plus you'll get money, shards, and free mats.
and leves cost you nothing to do to. other then that when you grind you grind on stuff that doesn't require you to have other crafts, most effiecent way to get lvls for the least amount of money
exp: i bought like 30k in copper nuggets.... to make ingots, sheets, and then stuff from that


This.

I tried doing it without leves, it was brutal. Tried goldsmith doing the leves and I got to lvl 8 in no time. The biggest help was the free mats.
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