It's time for another Lotro Dev Diary and this time Turbine’s team has made quite the big changes to Crafting System. While we are waiting for the next update, take a look at the new features for Crafting System:
- New Crafting Panel
The crafting panel has been completely redesigned. The size of the panel has been greatly increased, allowing for a larger recipe list on the left and a complete recipe information panel on the right. The Proficiency and Mastery pages have been combined.
- New Additions in LOTRO Store
Searching for a particular recipe? The "Get Recipes" button opens the LOTRO Store to the Crafting Recipes section, listing all available recipes for the currently-selected crafting profession.
Want to earn more crafting experience? The "Increase Craft XP" button opens the LOTRO Store to the Enhancements/Boosts section, where you will find Scrolls of Craft Acceleration that increase the amount of craft XP earned for many recipes.
Looking for ingredients? The "Get Ingredients" button opens the LOTRO Store to the Crafting Ingredients section, where you will find Ingredient Packs that can be used in place of normal craft materials for the currently-selected recipe.
- Crafting Acceleration Scrolls
Scrolls of Craft Acceleration can be used to temporarily increase the amount of crafting XP earned for completing recipes. Scrolls of Lesser Craft Acceleration increase the amount of earned craft XP by 25%, while Scrolls of Greater Craft Acceleration provide a substantial 50% bonus.
- Ingredient Packs
These items can be used in place of normal crafting materials to produce an enormous variety of items for any character on your account.
Recipes that can use ingredient Packs display the Use Ingredient Packs checkbox in the ingredients portion of the crafting panel. Clicking this box will change the required ingredients for the recipe to use Ingredient Packs instead of normal crafting materials.
It is very important to note that all items crafted with Ingredient Packs are bound to your account on creation! These items can be given to other characters on your account, but they cannot be traded or sold in the Auction Hall to other players.
Additionally, if the crafted item is set to Bind on Equip the item will become bound to the first character who equips the item.
- Farmer Profession Improvements
- Seed Changes
Many different types of seeds used by Farmers have been simplified. For example, the Expert Farmer recipes for Cauliflower Field and Green Onion Field now both share a common seed ingredient, the Expert Crop Seed.
Most Flower and Pipe-weed Field recipes also share seeds as well. This should help to reduce the variety of recipe ingredients used by Farmers to a more manageable level.
- Field Recipe Changes
The number of seeds for all field recipes have been reduced from 5 to 1.
The output for all field recipes have been changed to produce only good crops.
The recipes for poor crops have been removed from the recipe list as they are no longer used.
- Hybrid Pipe-weed Changes
Hybrid pipe-weed field recipes continue to use unique seeds; however the methods for obtaining these seeds have changed. All Apprentice Farmer pipe-weed field recipes now have a chance to produce Journeyman-tier hybrid pipe-weed seeds. Similarly, Journeyman pipe-weed fields have a chance to produce Expert-tier hybrid seeds as well as an increased chance for additional Journeyman-tier hybrid seeds
- Seed Changes
- Cook Improvements -
Pet food recipes (Lore-master)
- Jeweler Improvements
Talisman recipes (Lore-master)
- Metalsmith Improvements
Chisel recipes (Rune-keeper)
- Scholar Improvements
New dye recipes
Battle Tonic recipes (Captain)
Potion of Fervour recipes (Champion)
Overpower Tactics recipes (Guardian)
Potion of Focus recipes (Hunter)
Sheet Music recipes (Minstrel)
- Tailor Improvements
Armaments recipes (Captain)
- Weaponsmith Improvements
Throwing Axe recipes (Burglar)
Serrated Knife recipes (Burglar)
- Woodworker Improvements
Blazoned Crest recipes (Captain)
Infused Parchment recipes (Rune-keeper)
Hymn recipes (Warden)