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Casual Thoughts from a Semi-Retired Philosopher

I play MMOs as an alternative to TV. Sometimes it even turns into quality time with the wife and daughter. Most of the time it's a distraction from doing something productive or meaningful.

Author: Hluill

I am so tired of "Click and Wait" Crafting!

Posted by Hluill Friday October 23 2015 at 10:48AM
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So this rant in inspired by SWtOR's recent mega-update and expansion.  They updated the crafting system.

In SWtOR they call crafting "Crew Skills" because the player sends NPC companions away to gather and craft.  The new update tries to streamline this system and fails at it.

For some reason, game designers decided to introduce new, intermediate components.  So, instead of it being a "click and log out" crafting system, SWtOR is now a "Click and Wait" crafting system.


Having played Vanguard and EQ2, having learned that crafting can be fun and dynamic, this popular mechanic depresses me.  I know it's all button mashing, but it's fun to be more involved in crafting than just click and wait.

Why can't crafting be as complicated as killing in these games?