It should make everything doubly faster. Just select the repeated recipe and go. No mats list, no recipe pick of similar mats, e.g. brass earrings, rings, or masks and shafts, etc.
This and the other ret are going to make crafting life much better.
Agreed, I do my fair share of crafting as is. And just not having another confirmation to go through from the Nov. update already seemed to make a huge difference when you get into a long session of crafting. Add this to it now, and i'm very stoked. I can't wait to log on when I get home and play with it first hand. And now I can keep one retainer filled with stuff I want to access whenever/wherever (that i'm allowed to access from of course) and one to sell in the wards. I couldn't be happier with these changes.
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