I'd say "platings are comically rare" but there's nothing funny about it.
Edited by stitchesofdooom on December 9, 2018 8:06PM
Nobody can do even 10% of the Jewelry Master Writs we get becuase there are just far too few platings.
And why does deconstructing a piece of jewelry only return a single grain... if you're lucky? You should at least get a plating back.
STOP IT with the grains already. We need at the absolute least 10 times the platings we have to be able to do these GDMF Master Writs. Jewelry crafting is the absolute worst grind in any MMO that ever existed.
[Edit to remove demands]
[edit re: edit] Am I allowed to "strongly insist" that Zenimax fixes this system so that plating gathering becomes much more like other crafting skills?
Changes that need to be made:
*Deconstructed jewelry should return platings, not grains.
*Purple and gold platings should be rewarded for completing jewelry writs.
*Ideally, pulverised trait stones and grains should be replaced with whole trait stones and platings.
*Give us a Jewelry Hireling.
*Increace the chance of non-jewelry Master Writs: we seem to be getting more jewelry MW than any of the others.
*99% of non-JC master writs are now for less than 10 vouchers: fix this immediately.
*Increace the chance of trait jewelry drops from daily crafting writs and include all new traits the JC sytem introduced.
*Take PvP-exclusive jewelry trait drops out of PvP exclusivity. Some of us came for the PvE.
*Allow us to decon all pre-JC jewelry. You stopped us to keep from hoarding before the system was added but now there are still jewelry pieces floating about that we should be able to decon. This is painfully unimmersive. MxR would be disgusted. Zenimax needs Immersion Scientists asap.
*Add Jeweler NPC and Jeweler's sign.
Say NO to Crown Crates. Crown Crates are Loot Boxes. Loot Boxes are gambling. Zenimax makes enough money off us.
ESO+ is part of the "Games as a service" trend. A trend that needs to die. Subscribe only when you need Crowns for DLC.
Say no to "radiant" junk quests replacing proper side content and the dumbing down of our favorite franchises.