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Originally posted by EricDanie
No not at all, I didn't have a format presented just a few things to think about, but I really enjoyed your post as you tackled some things I didn't really think of or mention and all your points seemed like good ideas to me, especially the two tier durability. I hadn't really thought of it that much but in order for there to be great crafting things need to be crafted and what you said will definately keep crafters in high demand. The game developers would really need to make crafting FUN with this system though otherwise people will feel they are being forced into doing something that is boring.
Originally posted by Axehilt
Very interesting, so something like the player has multiple tools and materials that he can use/ combine to create different items if I understand you correctly. Would the player simply choose these tools/materials or would he also have to endure some sort of mini game or quick time event (ya I said it) or some other element of skill besides ingenuity?
Originally posted by Noobkilar
General: Great Expectations - SW:TOR
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3/24/10 4:01:22 PM
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So a major question I used to always see on hype threads or messages about upcoming games (although a bit less often admittedly) is/was how is the crafting in this game?
So my main point and something I am very interested in about all of your opinions:
Define your perfect crafting system.
Things to think about (Though not a necessity in the response, just answer the preceding statement) :
Skill vs. Repetition.
For this imagine a continuum whith each on one side. The far Skill side would be a system where a player from the first second of playing the game would be able to make everything, that is if he has the skill necessary. The Repetition side would consist of a system where only the crafter who has spent hours upon hours crafting.
How Skill is implemented.
In say an FPS game, a skilled player has great twitch aim and is also able to strategically navigate the maps. If you want any skill involved in a crafting system how will it be implemented? Will there be some sort of minigame? Will you have to pound on the armor in a certain manner? Etc. Etc. Be sure to remember a that there is an element of fun in the system.
How materials are acquired.
Will you have to buy them from gatherers? If so why would people gather besides the gold (remember fun people). Will you have to embark on epic quests, kill raid bosses, engage in pvp, travel to the far ends of the map and back several times?
The Power of crafted goods.
From having read quite a few threads over the years on this site I would venture to guess most would be in agreement that the most powerful items are player made. If this is true how do you prevent over production of the powerful items? How do you decide who receives them (will everyone have to be a crafter if they want to have the best armor?).
How are crafted items sold?
The three options I have seen for this are Auction Houses, bizarres, and player owned shops. Can the most powerful items even be sold?
You don't need to write a novel to answer (although I will read and appreciate it if you do). I'm just very curious as to what people think.