Hi, i am new to this game, i was wondering whats a good way to increase my metal smithing? Any tips would be helpful thank you.
1. Harvest every ore node you see. You will need a lot of ore.
2. Process the ore into ingots. You will need a lot of ingots.
3. Make stuff. You will need to make a lot of stuff.
The best items to craft for experience are ones you can use now or soon. There is a lack of low-level crafted gear available on most servers, so you may be able to make some silver by crafting a few of each of your recipes and placing them for sale in the Auction Hall (assuming you are not F2P and thus have access to the AH). Other than that, craft the item that most efficiently returns crafting experience for materials. In armour, that item is usually the upper body piece. Crafting tools can be a nice source of income; every crafter needs tools and you're the only one that can make them. However, the experience/resource ratio for making crafting tools is very poor. Use the trade channels to see if anyone else is looking for armour or tools; even if you simply barter for more resources or other crafted items you cannot make for yourself, it's far better than crafting tons of armour and selling it to the NPC vendors.
The first two tiers of crafting should go fairly quickly, as there is not much competition for resources, the resources are in small, relatively non-hostile areas, and it does not take much crafting experience to advance. You'll probably slow down once you reach Tier III (Expert), depending upon your character level and access to resources (ore and ingots) from either your own higher level characters or those of friends and/or kin-mates.
However, once you reach the Expert Tier, you will have the opportunity to join the Crafting Guild. Do that. Your Guild is in Thorin's Hall. The most efficient conversion of resources to crafting experience is the crafting of the Guild recipes (emblems for a metalsmith). The emblems that you make can be bartered with the guild leader for guild reputation or retained for use in guild crafting recipes. In general, you will want to barter your small emblems for reputation and withhold your medium emblems for crafting your own armour. There are cool-downs on crafting the emblems: Small - 1 day; Medium - 3 days; Large - 1 week (the cooldown on the latter will be reduced to 6 days with Update 6 on Monday).
You'll want to keep an eye out for new recipes. A small number of base recipes for each crafting tier can be purchased from the appropriate crafting vendor (always located near the crafting facilities). More advanced recipe scrolls for each tier are dropped by humanoid enemies, appear in landscape chests and corpses and such, and can be found in the Auction Hall. There are a few repeatable bounty quests in the Barrow Downs and in the southern Lone Lands that reward recipe scrolls.
Those are my best tips to get you started. Happy crafting!
Geändert von Dark_Toad (Mar 10 2012 um 06:30 PM Uhr)