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As a crafter who sometimes gets disrespected or taken advantage of, I want to share this list of things you need to do when you procure yourself an armor crafter.

1) Please ask us questions about the amount of materials needed. It's frustrating going all the way out to a crafting station to learn they expected you to use your own materials and they pay you for them and you don't have enough on hand so you have to do their shopping for them and go back to the station. If you don't have time to buy your own materials, why would we?

2) Don't leave out important details in your armor order. If we don't know the style, armor weight, or trait, we can't make it.

3) Please don't be demanding. A little politeness goes a long way. Be respectful, we are doing you a favor, we are not obligated to help you.

4) Appreciate the little things we don't charge for. I personally never charge for essence runes except Hajeiko. I never charge for green crafting mats. I often don't charge for style mats unless its a pricey material. At the end of the day we accept those losses, however small they are. Some charge for every thing needed, some don't. Ask your crafter what to include in your materials, if they don't make you pay for some things, thank them!!!

5) Please tip your crafter! If you don't have gold, ask your crafter what types of things they could use. I've often received tips that were materials, items I could sell, or just pure gold. Show your appreciation for their service even if you can't tip them more than 1-2K, a few kind words goes a long way.

Feel free to add to this list, fellow crafters :)
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  • Grileenor
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    Seems you got some bad luck with players. I never have issues like this. Someone asks, I ask back one or two questions, everything works out fine.
  • FloppyTouch
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    I do all my crafting for ppl for free and upgrade it to purple for free :/ even enchanting as long as you supply the mats for the gear
  • Oakmontowls_ESO
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    When ever I do crafting I just ask for the materials and then ask them to tip something. Sometimes I make a bunch of gold and sometimes I lose a bit of money.
  • ShedsHisTail
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    As a crafter who sometimes gets disrespected or taken advantage of, I want to share this list of things you need to do when you procure yourself an armor crafter.

    1) Please ask us questions about the amount of materials needed. It's frustrating going all the way out to a crafting station to learn they expected you to use your own materials and they pay you for them and you don't have enough on hand so you have to do their shopping for them and go back to the station. If you don't have time to buy your own materials, why would we?

    2) Don't leave out important details in your armor order. If we don't know the style, armor weight, or trait, we can't make it.

    3) Please don't be demanding. A little politeness goes a long way. Be respectful, we are doing you a favor, we are not obligated to help you.

    4) Appreciate the little things we don't charge for. I personally never charge for essence runes except Hajeiko. I never charge for green crafting mats. I often don't charge for style mats unless its a pricey material. At the end of the day we accept those losses, however small they are. Some charge for every thing needed, some don't. Ask your crafter what to include in your materials, if they don't make you pay for some things, thank them!!!

    5) Please tip your crafter! If you don't have gold, ask your crafter what types of things they could use. I've often received tips that were materials, items I could sell, or just pure gold. Show your appreciation for their service even if you can't tip them more than 1-2K, a few kind words goes a long way.

    Feel free to add to this list, fellow crafters :)

    While I don't disagree with you... It sounds like you could save yourself a lot of headaches by taking the initiative and asking your client some questions beforehand.
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  • Dromede
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    Lol i wish people followed this list in real life as i work in retail :p What it comes down to is having respect for each other and realizing that it's ok for some people to be less knowledgeable on the subject than you are. If you have time to craft them armor, take an extra minute to explain them what they are not sure about, and confirm their order in a single whisper to have it 'on record'.
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  • Burning_Talons
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    Bring you're own mats

    Stop giving my name out to pugs afterwards making me gets tons of requesr. Hell I want to play the game

    Don't ask for Gold armour and then expect me to use my own mats. FOR FREE

    Know your runestones

    Bring your down sapphire do you think im a crafting node?
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  • Takes-No-Prisoner
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    Stop giving my name out to pugs afterwards making me gets tons of requesr. Hell I want to play the game

    I also do this as well. I tell friends and guildmates to keep my services quiet so I can go and enjoy the game. If not, then everyone wants to use your 9-trait do-it-all crafter. :( Which I don't understand why other folks don't invest in all the crafting trades. There is soo much freedom to be had and sciencing to brew when you have your own characters who can do everything for you. Saves a lot of time, money and headaches.


    And logging onto 4-5 different guys with hireling mail and getting gold mats is pretty sweet :trollface:
    Edited by Takes-No-Prisoner on July 14, 2016 10:00PM
  • starkerealm
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    Abeille wrote: »
    ...(like a guy who didn't want to pay the a Kuta because the rune he wanted was low level, like if that changed the price of a Kuta at all).

    I still remember a guy in Stonefalls trying to get someone to make him a gold set for 5k.

    I just kept my mouth shut that time and watched zone rip him appart.
  • kip_silverwolf
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    If you're wanting research pieces, don't assume that 250g is a reasonable tip for Nirnhoned.


    Sometimes I offer to make free research items for my guildies. Even though I always stress that 'nirnhoned' is not included in the offer, I once had someone ask me to make all 9 heavy pieces with nirnhoned for research. I told him if he sent me all the required nirnhoned, I would. When he found out how much they cost a piece though, he quickly changed his mind! :D
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  • starkerealm
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    If you're wanting research pieces, don't assume that 250g is a reasonable tip for Nirnhoned.


    Sometimes I offer to make free research items for my guildies. Even though I always stress that 'nirnhoned' is not included in the offer, I once had someone ask me to make all 9 heavy pieces with nirnhoned for research. I told him if he sent me all the required nirnhoned, I would. When he found out how much they cost a piece though, he quickly changed his mind! :D

    Yeah, I had something similar over the weekend. I asked him if he had the Nirnhoned on hand, and he went, "no, but I can get some quickly." Never heard back.
  • ArchMikem
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    Not sure why Crafters would want tips. I'd assume those of you who are master crafters with everything researched to be quite wealthy players as well. What's 1k - 2k gold to you when you already have 100k+?

    As long as Materials and civility are provided to the Crafter it doesn't feel like Gold needs to be involved.
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  • kip_silverwolf
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    Not sure why Crafters would want tips. I'd assume those of you who are master crafters with everything researched to be quite wealthy players as well. What's 1k - 2k gold to you when you already have 100k+?

    As long as Materials and civility are provided to the Crafter it doesn't feel like Gold needs to be involved.

    For me, tips are a way for the customer to say 'Thankyou for taking the time to craft for me." Personally I don't ask for gold, only for any 'exotic' mats or if I don't have enough. But often I still receive tips because the customer wants to give me something and not feel like a freeloader. :smile:
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  • KochDerDamonen
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    Not sure why Crafters would want tips. I'd assume those of you who are master crafters with everything researched to be quite wealthy players as well. What's 1k - 2k gold to you when you already have 100k+?

    As long as Materials and civility are provided to the Crafter it doesn't feel like Gold needs to be involved.

    haha, not all of us! It costs me basically all of my gold just keeping up with the motifs that people want their gear in, let alone having any to buy myself anything nice. In fact, I wear mostly crafted gear just because it's what I have access to. Besides, even if I had more gold on hand, I'm not a charity drive. Maybe to guildmates and friends, but I don't think it's unfair to want to profit from the literal months of time in research alone.

    The last time I remember buying things for myself were... Healthy Willpower rings back when that was pretty new but the price had simmered down, and the Akiviri maces motif on a splurge purchase because I had the gold and MORNING STARS YAY. Months apart from eachother, filled inbetween by motif after motif that I didn't want but other people did :c
    Edited by KochDerDamonen on July 14, 2016 11:09PM
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  • whiteshadow711jppreub18_ESO
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    I do all my crafting for ppl for free and upgrade it to purple for free :/ even enchanting as long as you supply the mats for the gear

    I do this for guildies, but only up to Blue, if they want Purple or Gold, they supply the upgrade materials or have their own crafter upgrade it..
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  • FortheloveofKrist
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    I assume it's different on PC, but I stopped crafting for people on PS4 because the people who ask are usually the ones who make ridiculous requests. And I'm 9 trait in everything with most styles and plenty of mats. I just can't stand the entitlement. Drives me nuts.

  • KochDerDamonen
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    Not sure why Crafters would want tips. I'd assume those of you who are master crafters with everything researched to be quite wealthy players as well. What's 1k - 2k gold to you when you already have 100k+?

    As long as Materials and civility are provided to the Crafter it doesn't feel like Gold needs to be involved.

    I always charge for crafting, I am not going to spend 20 to 30 mins of my time for free to craft something for you when I could be spending my time elsewhere.

    Not to mention the time spent deciphering requests such as these! :D

    and this was after I asked for detailed instructions.... *sigh*

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    Well... at least you have a motif for the head piece, and whether they want shirt or robe :D
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  • kip_silverwolf
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    Not to mention the time spent deciphering requests such as these! :D

    and this was after I asked for detailed instructions.... *sigh*

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    Well... at least you have a motif for the head piece, and whether they want shirt or robe :D[/quote]

    hahaha true! Guess it's a start! :D Usually I always have to ask whether 'robe or shirt' because they fail to specify.
    Good discussion.

    A while ago, I created a buyers' guide to crafted items on my blog to refer potential customers to.
    http://benevolentbowd.ca/esotu/esotu-the-buyers-guide-to-equipment-crafting/


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  • starkerealm
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    Not sure why Crafters would want tips. I'd assume those of you who are master crafters with everything researched to be quite wealthy players as well. What's 1k - 2k gold to you when you already have 100k+?

    As long as Materials and civility are provided to the Crafter it doesn't feel like Gold needs to be involved.

    I always charge for crafting, I am not going to spend 20 to 30 mins of my time for free to craft something for you when I could be spending my time elsewhere.

    Not to mention the time spent deciphering requests such as these! :D

    and this was after I asked for detailed instructions.... *sigh*

    amkg.jpg

    Clearly this is someone who wanted a mix of vet 1 and Vet 5 pieces of Death's Wind in Argonian. Probably in white. :p
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