Feature Highlight: Study Crafting
With Cador, our next content update, being right around the corner and on our testserver already, we wanted to give you a small glimpse at a feature that we will bring you in the next content update.
At the moment, if you want to become a master in a certain crafting branch, you have to create items of that type to become more skillful. A lot of items. Some people go ahead and salvage their finished products to retrieve some of the invested resources. A large number, however, puts them on the market place in the hopes of finding a willing buyer. With so many people competing though, it has become sometimes quite difficult to sell off an apprentice’s goods. This led to a massive stockpile of low-end and mid-range goods on all the marketplaces in Albion with people undercutting each other, because they still have to practice their skills.
With the update following after Cador, you will not have to drag a bundle of low-end maces halfway through town to try and sell them on the market or have them salvaged. Instead, you can just stay at that workstation and disassemble the final product. This way, you learn more about crafting items from this particular item group, meaning instead of gaining resources and Silver from salvaging, you receive fame.
The amount of fame you receive is, of course, dependant on the type of item you disassemble. Additionally, the location you are in has an influence and can give you some bonus fame, very much like the resource bonus when crafting things – in short: the more dangerous the region you are in, the more bonus fame you receive. On top of that, you can invest crafting focus to receive even more bonus fame.
Here is a first very rough mockup of how it will get implemented (numbers and design are not final!):
To speed things up, you will even be able to disassemble multiple items at once – and those made by other crafters. After all, you can always learn from others, can’t you?
What do you think of this feature? Let us know on the forums.