So let me get this straight. For it to be fair to you I should have to sit around for a few hours shouting for repairs instead of doing what lil fun I do find in the game? Not becuse you get good sp from it. or make any form of real profit from it. No I should be forced to sit around just so you feel Important? who is being greedy now?
The problem isn't the system, the problem is players unwilling to interact with the community.
Tylerbee, The problem is ABSOLUTELY with the system. The community maybe 1 percent and the rest can be laid at SE's door.
Here's why repairing is so difficult. First of all, ****** ****** interface, with all its delays etc make repairing is a chore. Between putting the item in your bazaar and the rest of the steps, its absolutely insane. Then going through steps, like you were crafting with the lag and the mouse and the menu's and the hurting and the crying, I don't even want to repair my own crap. System problem, not community.
Lack of inventory space. I may not have the fents or whatever to do your repair or the inventory space even if you provide the mats. Maybe I have the fents but they are on my retainer so I have to zone into the market wards or run to the bell to summon him. Once again, more trouble than its worth.
Here's what I lay at the community's doorstep, and even then it's not a situation of the players making, is that people offer me a pittance to do a repair. A repair is a GIGANTIC inconvenience (all Square's fault) and as such I want to be handsomely compensated. I repeat, I don't even want to repair my own stuff. And since I want to be handsomely compensated, it would probably be cheaper to buy new stuff.
Also the sytems fault is the frequency of which repairs are needed. I don't want to repair stuff that frequently.
I can easily see someone waiting 3 or 4 hours to get a repair. There's no community so its hard to network and make contacts. This is also Squares fault with their short sentence character limit, no proper way to do an autoreply, whispers being super cumbersome as well (they should look at Aions way, just click on the characters name in chat and you can whisper)and the inability to chat while attacking, or crafting. Absolutely idiotic system, I don't give a **** if this makes the PS3 players feel left out. It's no surprise that a community hasn't developed.
Also to your comment a few posts back about crafters needing help, they don't. Stupid Square Enix again making a game with nothing to do so 99% of the player base is a crafter. Everything that crafters need they get for themselves or can buy in the market wards. Too bad about being able to find it. Oh look! Square's fault again. Oh, and since almost everyone is a crafter, seriously, what kind of economy do you expect this game to have? Not what Square envisioned anyway. There's going to be much more supply then demand.
TLDR: Don't blame the players. It is ABSOLUTELY Squares fault.