Hopefully others see this before they attempt crafting in ESO. I know my first time playing Beta when crafting was opened, I was very confused. This does an excellent job explainning it.
Thank you. I also have another video that goes more in depth about the special crafting stations hidden throughout the world that grant set bonuses to your items as well as more information about the enchanting system and how to recharge your enchants with soul gems. It's actually pretty easy but if you don't know where to look could take you a while to figure it out. I'll be able to release it once we are allowed to start showing more new footage.
Creating the raw materials was one of the most asked questions I saw in chat as well. It isn't a very obvious thing to do.
Great video. I actually like crafting, it's something that's been missing in most games. Not only is it useful in ESO, it isn't all about going a making 50 million gloves to level up. Although I have made a numerous amount of gloves lol. I noticed that people would actually buy items if I said I had some blue items in Zone chat, which was pretty awesome.
Another thing about fishing, you have a small chance to fish up a soggy bag which can contain (I believe) ANY reagant, recipe (cooking), gemstones, etc. for all the other crafts :) I've gotten several reagants from fishing to upgrade to rare and one that was even for epic :D
I'll make sure to mention the bags in my next crafting video.
Nice guide. I'll admit I fumbled around a bit trying to figure out crafting. Especially, since I had a limited time frame to play.
Is there any other way to get cloth besides extraction? I had no problem looting rawhide for leather but couldn't figure out how to make jute with the exception of extraction.
You can collect Jute manually. A plant. Harvest like ore or a tree.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d09U24iQ6uc (about 29 seconds in)
I was curious as to the daily supply drops from the minions. I know they occasionally bring a rare but do they drop even 'normal' mats to make the expenditure of the point(s) worth it?
Yeah me too. Even for some of the items I am not going to craft with I think.
If you watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJNvh7c0MkM
its a good crafting video but it really shows the difference between collecting with Keen eye and without. (about 60 seconds in he drops points into keen eye). Its a short vid but also shows some really good shots of some of the armors/crafting.
Crafters arent going to be too excited once they see that everyone is going t be able to make the same things. There is zero specialization. Spending points in crafting doesnt make anything different either it just gives small perks.
So crafting in this game is basically a money and time sink which isnt going to get you anything back.
When everyone can collect all the same things, and everyone can make all the same things with no restrictions that is a very poor crafting system.
Unless one crafts but a handful of people (which is very unlikely) there wont be much of a market for stuff that I can see. I think that is why the lack of an AH isnt that big a deal, because there really doesnt look like there is all that much to buy/sell anyway that you cant get yourself.
You are right it is a time sink... they figured people enjoyed it in past ES games and i think they are right. The people who want to explore the world and so on will do it for fun.
I remember when i played Skyrim on master i actually had to do crafting... and i enjoyed it.. and it wasn`t as good as i see it here. Leveling and making your own gear with everything on it... its nice. It says nothing about long term commitment as people will start to finish doing all the stuff, but for a one time leveling to see the story... it works. Especially since you can use 1 character and see all the zones/do all the PvP/PvE/Crafting etc. Finally no need to make 100 alts just to repeat the same content and quit out of boredom while doing it.
While I agree that crafting will be quite the money sink for those of us interested in progressing with it, I still feel as though that there will be some need for crafters who have really put in the extra time and effort.
Even without specialization, there will be a great deal of players that lose interest in the time and devotion it could very well take to gather resources, tempers, do research etc.
Since the drop of the NDA I have watched and read as much content as I have had time for, and my general impression is that there are a lot of folks out there who ignore crafting altogether, opting to buy their gear on the quick. Perhaps that will translate into some profit just as Gravarg said earlier in the comments.
That being said, I too agree that without an AH there will be increased need for one to craft gear for one-self. As a crafter myself, I'm okay with that. And for those who aren't zone chat appears to offer plenty of gear for sale.
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