since i am finished with the t1 stone, sandstone, it is time to move on to the t2 slate. the mostest awesomest place in the whole world to do that is snowfall, a suburb of the frostly city of mahagra, home of the half giants.
keep in mind that i live on the blight (testing) shard, so the player plot i use to craft does not exist on the other shards, altho it is highly probable that there is a comparable plot in the same location - that's prime real estate, that is!
so here we go! from the main town port in bristugo, select the mahagra destination. when you pop up on the pad, turn to face the southwest road out of the town proper. as you can see from the map, it's just a short run right on the road to snowfall.
on blight, a player has a 'godplot' right next to the slate field. it has all expert level shops (according to their level, shops give crafting bonuses - as you would think, this can be significant.) and is loaded with t6 (the highest tier available) silos, as you can see. a godplot is a plot that was, in part or in whole, completed by a developer. this is not done anymore - it's a long story, one too long to be recalled here. if your interest is piqued, you are welcome to browse the forums or drop me a comment with a question, and i can try to briefly answer it.
once you reach the godplot, you just need to run up the hill you see before you (in the screenie you can see a couple slate nodes to the center left) to be in the middle of the slate field. it is not as productive as it once was (another one of those long stories), but still more than sufficient for blight's population. in addition, as the devs keep reminding us, it is not the only place to craft slate in the world.
once you have a full load, just jog down the hill to the sws on the plot (be careful where you jump off - maha is an area of very tall mountains and if you fall off the wrong area, its a long long run back to town with some nasties on the way). the silos are public - anyone can access them. common courtesy rules apply, it should go without saying (but doesn't).......
once you are ready to cart your finished products to where ever, simply jump back on the road northwest to town and port to your destination.
all i needed to finish the stone walls on my plot was some slate blox, so once they were down, it was a nice visual of progess. here are the front walls, and here are the back walls, separating the public industrial section from the private storage. the scaffolds you see are the various workstations and buildings still under construction.
and that's pretty much it for snowfall. as with most places, there are other resources in the area, including iron and steel. i have to check acul again, otherwise we will be visiting this area later. for now, i will be moving on to aughendell and its granite field in my next series of posts.