Rthen, Thanks. I couldn't stop nodding my head. At this point, I'm gathering, selling everything and hunting dragons for mats and the occasional rare they they drop which will give me either better gear for the time or ectoplasm (maybe).
I disagree with the person that stated crafting is a gem money sink and you need gems in order to progress to sell back for gold I guess. I have all 400 crafters all my 80's have exotic gear weapons and jewelery not once did I buy gems until I wanted the extra bank slot and keys (which I felt ripped off by the lack of anything useful and never will buy again) it was easy to progress and not a lot of gold cost which I easily grinded doing zones and karma runs, at this point in game I have 30 gold stashed and sold nothing on the trader. There are links everywhere in Google to help you (fast) craft with little effort and not alot of gold loss which can be easily regained. I am the worst player in game may-hap I suck at PvP and feel I am the slowest or last in WvW, I stress completely on jump puzzles yet I still thrive it seems. (Unkind) necromancer
i havent plaved since the 12th. got life stuff going on... hope things get better so i can get back in and play
I'd play more if they had a dungeon finder for grouping. Sitting in LA spamming "LFG COE story" is not how I want to spend my gaming time. I have 4 level 80's and all I have left is dungeons. If I felt like waiting around for 30 minutes looking for a group I'd still be playing.
As for grinding away to make gold, I do plenty of that already. It takes a long time. Days and Weeks to get up enough to actually work on the more expensive trade skills. Not much is left when your done leveling since the entire design is to take money out of the game and force players to buy gems.
Leveling up trade-skills is a big old money sink or a time sink/gold sink. The only profitable one seems to be cooking. Sure you could farm the hell out of getting high end mats and craft stuff that sells for a few coin here and there but why bother when the rewards are subpar.
Again, I'm not playing 50 hours a week, more like 20 so I suppose if all I did was GW2 I would also have more then 2 crafts maxed.
This is one area of the game where I really did my homework so I just don't agree that its not a money sink or gold sink.. it is. You can argue that WoW's trades are as well, you would be right, but Blizzard does not have a cash shop.
I've been on and off, mostly playing when my guildies are on. Other than that I've been having fun in Planetside 2
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You're making it sound like people have to buy gems to sell them to craft. I have at this time, without any real hardship to myself, maxed 5 of the 8 crafting disciplines on different characters. I have bought gems but I've never ever sold 1. Not a single gem.
The only skills I haven't maxed are armor, weaponsmith and jeweler. Jeweler is quite easy to max btw.
If you just play the game, you get gold and you buy mats, or you get mats. It's really not that hard and since I haven't had to grind to do it, I'm not sure where you're getting your information from.
Unless someone absolutely must complete every crafting profession, because of some internal compulsion (which is why I do stuff), and even then, it's not affecting me the way you say it is.
The only thing that you'd have to buy gems for is the bank slots and maybe bag slots. You can have every crafting profession without even buying a sixth character slot.