Edited by Troneon on July 29, 2015 7:05PM
With the latest info that was datamined from the latest PTS patch a few things to do with crafting are cropping up as well as the super high material costs for VR16 gear, it is starting to shape up to possible crafting ingredients being sold in the crown store....what makes you think this you say? Well here is another item that was found...Mercenary Style Item: Laurel This plant is used as an ingredient for crafting in the Mercenary style. It represents the laurels, or credit, that mercenaries never get after a victory.
Akaviri Style Item: Goldscale This greenish mineral is an ingredient for crafting in the Akaviri style.
A crafting ingredient being sold in the crown store starts off a trend that is not going to be very good for crafting in ESO in my opinion, it opens the door to lots of other ways crafting could be integrated within the crown store when already crafters are being shafted with nirn changes, motifs being sold in crowns and many other things lacking with crafting like set bonuses etc etc.
So this is mainly a topic to discuss the future of crafting in ESO, where it is heading, how you think it should head and what you think they are doing wrong or right with crafting, what you think they should change.
My own opinion is crafting should stay out of the crown store, should take time, effort and in game resources to achieve and not something someone can "skip" with real money which is where I think ZOS is heading and may possibly even go as far as to make it easier to get end game gear with real money through the crown store....
If this happens, ESO will just be another trashy cash shop game which it already is in danger of becoming.
That's just my personal opinion. What is yours? Keep it civil...
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