You have to take the situation into your own hands...Go to the recipe website here: http://ffxiv.zam.com/en/recipelist.html?class=33&page=1
Write down the ingredients you need for the tool / weapon / armor you want
Then go to either of these bazaar search engines: http://ffxiv.yg.com/bazaar
Buy the necessary ingredients.
After that, Go to guild needed to create your equipment...if it needs a blacksmith or Armorer, go to Limsa's Blacksmith Guild, if it's carpentry or leather, go to Gridania....etc. Most people are happy to help out (Especially if you give them shards/crystals as payment)
You get the picture. I have done this many times to get equipment made that I'm not high enough to create myself. It always helps me to write down the ingredients on paper so it's handy. Edited, Nov 29th 2010 1:57pm by tmproff
Irishclass777 said: crafting is crafting no matter the game just because crafting is a job in ffxiv don't it much change much.