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Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Sord » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:53 pm

This helps explain a lot. Made a lot more sense after watching this. It also helps you be efficient with your materials so you are getting the most exp / skill gains per combine.

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Munki » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:05 am

I actually am enjoying the crafting in this game. It's not revolutionary or anything, but the discovery system is well implemented and enjoyable. Leatherworking has been really frustrating for me so far, as you rely entirely on scavanging (like Tailoring)... and I've just been unlucky. I feel like I have a mountain of Bronze Bars and Wood Planks, which is good because they are needed for Huntsman, but still... I feel like Tailoring and Leatherworking have a harder time of it than Armorsmith.

Nicole has been doing Cooking which has another irritating flaw. Most of the 'combine' items you make are required for doing discoveries and the like, so it's very worth it to have these on hand so that you can discover stuff. However none of these combines (like 'pile of salt and pepper' for example) can be stored in the Collections Tab. So her bank is already full of all this crap, as well as one of her alts. I really hope they open up the cooking section of the Collections tab to add these kinds of component items, because it's made cooking a profession that never has enough space. We weren't planning on spending any money on Gems for awhile, but with the way her cooking is going I can see us getting her a new bank tab in the next week or two to accommodate this. Which is really irritating to have to do.
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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Munki » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:06 am

BAH, that's cheating Rocket! :D
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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Bree » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:40 am

You aren't kidding Damon. I did actually need to expand my bank slots already, WAY too much cooking stuff.

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Rocketdog » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:15 pm

Munki wrote:BAH, that's cheating Rocket! :D


No different than reading guides for efficient leveling!

Besides...who in the hell uses WATER to make frosting?? Some of their combinations make no sense.
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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Munki » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:10 am

I'm gonna start tracking and marking where node farms are... I know it'll really help Nicole for cooking. I have generally been fine for Ore / Wood so I may only really track it for plants. For anyone not exactly sure what a node farm is, it's a high concentration of resource nodes in a small area. They usually are semi unique resources as well, not the standard Carrots / Onion / Mushrooms you normally find. These node farms reset for characters every 24 hours. It's great XP if you do it, and it'll help out our guild cooks a ton if multiple people are grabbing these and sending them. I think as of now our main Chefs are Feather, Rocketdog, and Bree. I apologize if I forgot someone who is doing cooking in that short list, but just add your name to the thread so that people might help you out by sending mats!

But so far, I found in Northern Caledon Forest is a Lettuce farm, up in the Rowanwoods section. I also found a Strawberry farm in Snowden Drifts, I *think* it was slightly north of Griffonfall.

I think I'll make screenshots of the maps and start actually marking down things like Pet Locations and node Farms on them. Would be a good resource to have. I'm sure someone else will do it on the internet (in fact I'm sure it's already been done) but I like exploring a LOT and this would be a great thing to do while said exploring. It kind of reminds me of mapping dungeons in Phantasy Star 1. God I loved doing that lol.
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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby ecaz » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:28 pm

Just had to mention that tagged 'important' in the depths of my email is a link to http://shrines.rpgclassics.com/sms/ps1/dungeons.shtml

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Rocketdog » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:50 am

Harathi Cabbage Patch:

- Have to fight a pack of bandits guarding the doors to the patch at the very bottom

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Marcallo » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:44 am

The only real "Farm" that I found so far is a shit ton of strawberry's at the south eastern end of Kessix Hils. Near the Ettin's.
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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Aleron » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:00 am

Efficient (in terms of gold/karma) Chef leveling from 1-400: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qkj ... w?sle=true

If you have access to the various necessary Karma (heart) vendors it's really quick. I'm 350 now and will be 400 tonight once I buy some peaches.
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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Marcallo » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:34 am

I need a guide like that for artificer. The inscription ingredients on the TP are 2 silver a piece for fangs and thin blood vials. In a low reward game that's a bunch.
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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Mentu » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:06 am

I bought the karma recipes for magic find gear at level 80 for plate wearers. It's power, precision and magic find. I'm going to go out tonight and farm the shit out of those so I can make some money on the AH

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Bree » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:37 pm

Aleron wrote:Efficient (in terms of gold/karma) Chef leveling from 1-400: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qkj ... w?sle=true

If you have access to the various necessary Karma (heart) vendors it's really quick. I'm 350 now and will be 400 tonight once I buy some peaches.



Thanks for the guide I am slightly over 200, this will help.

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Rocketdog » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:52 pm

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

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PopnFresh wrote:Rocketdog? More like Awesomedog. Or Rocketawesome. Or just Awesome. She gets to choose.


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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Munki » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:00 am

I've gotten really lazy about doing these. I just kept forgetting about them! Here are the three zones I have saved :(

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Feaduin » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:47 pm

I should add a small note that I found when I am crafting. It might not matter to anyone else but i found it convenient. I find that sometimes I'm short on an ingredient that I just don't want to farm for. So having the trading post merchant really close to the crafting stations is very convenient especially for an absent-minded person like me who frequently runs back and forth to pick up something I forgot. The Grove seems the have the ideal setup for this because the TP is just a short run upstairs. What's better is that it is not crowded so its easier on the frame rates (i turn everything down in the cities).
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Re: Beginner's Crafting Guide

Postby Sord » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:13 am

Ohh good catch. I am sick to death of running from the armorsmithing station to the trade post in Lion's Arch. The armorsmithing station is the farthest away from it too :( I swear the last few points of armorsmithing, I spent more time running back and forth to the trade post than I did actually crafting the items I was going for skillups.
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