I was wondering what you lot thought of the current crafting system and how it's been implemented up until now?
Personally I think on the one hand it's great that there's some complexity to the system, that it can take time to create an item and it feels more rewarding for doing so. That being said it's really starting to grate on me just how many menus it takes to begin a craft, and by extension, how long it takes just to produce one material, which then has to be produced repeatedly to then synth the hood, which then has to be put together with a multitude of other items that can take an equal or greater amount of time to make. For example, right now for me to simply produce a piece of yarn from moko grass I need to select Synthesise > Recipe > Hempen Yarn > Confirm > Main Hand > Hempen Yarn > Confirm. Would the casual observer not simply suggest an option to go recipe > hempen yarn > confirm/commence craft?
In addition to this, I think the crafting system itself requires some work, a simple cancel option would help a lot considering how annoying it can be to watch a train-wreck synth slowly fail when you could see what was happening because it took 4 attempts to hit 20%.
Perhaps it's just venting, but I was wondering whether it bothers you guys? Do you find that it's something you've gotten used to and don't mind anymore? What ways do you think it could be improved?
EDIT: I'd also like to add I think that the normal synth option should yield 30% progress and the faster option yield 40%, on simpler items at least. It just seems to be time-wasting for the sake of time -wasting to make it take longer.
Edited, Feb 9th 2011 5:14pm by Dlaqev