Planned Professions

Discussion in 'Game Discussion' started by Tvar, Feb 7, 2011.

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    Tvar Classic Officer

    Crafting in RIFT seems a LOT easier than most games, for example AION. It has a system much like WoW (for those who've played that), but afaik, correct me if I'm wrong, you can choose up to three professions. Much like the planned classes people are testing, it would be cool to see if there are people that are sure they will for example level Outfitting (so we know who to bother, send our cloth and pest for bags), Armorsmithing, etc.

    So far there are these professions in the game:
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    Acina Admin Officer

    Yeh, what you put above seems right. At the moment most creation professions require you to have access to at least 2 gathering professions.

    Armorsmith requires Butchery and Mining for example, but Butchery also yields bones and teeth that can then be used by Artificers and so on.

    The only profession that I can see so far that only requires only 1 gathering profession is Alchemist - but I haven't leveled it up that far so could be wrong.
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    Mizou Community Member

    with mizou im going


    and i prolly lvl another toon to 10 to get access to outfitter and apothecary
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    dreamlike Community Member


    but im not a superduperuber dont expect too much crafting from me^^
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    Ickorus Community Member

    Im gonna be going with:


    Im really enjoying the crafting system in this game though im uncertain why, anyways, i'll be able to make chain and plate armor for people if they need it. (Unless I don't have the materials, then you'll have to supply me)
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    Do we know if crafted armor/weapons are actually any good ?

    Just seems a waste of time to level up crafts that produce nothing but "level up items". Unless you can craft viable endgame PvE or PvP items, is there any point ?
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    Mizou Community Member

    all the crafted gear is > by far then same lvl quest items

    wrong, u need butchering for the teeth and rips
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    It always is, but how does it compare to ranked PvP gear, endgame instance loot, world boss loot etc. etc.

    In LOTRO, crafted was THE BEST gear you could get no matter if you downed the hardest boss or whatever. However, you needed things from bosses to do the crafts, so you still had to clear content, but the best gear was crafted.

    Just wondering if RIFT will be similar, as if endgame crafted weapons/bows/armor is not as good as instance/drops/worldboss/PvP gear, then those crafts are pointless as you only really care about the endgame crafting potential.
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    Tvar Classic Officer

    I'm going hardcore Runecrafting for sure. Don't know aobut the other two proffesions but considering Butchering and Outfitting (for bags and runebreaking craftables).
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    Acina Admin Officer

    Meh, oh well so yeh you need 2 gathering profs for each craft.

    Easy enough though to team up, over the weekend 2 of us had between us Alchemy, Artificer, Armorsmith and the 3 gathering professions to support them.
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    Fozia Veteran BOON

    im gonna look into the proffessions the next time the beta airs outfitter sounds cool some kinda cloth maker or what? ill start my own cloth line !
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    Tvar Classic Officer

    Outfitter is for cloth and leather armor, and also bags. Epic 22 slot bags at the very end game, omnomnom.
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    They better be purple to signify their epicness!
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    Lilith Community Member

    Well I decided to go Runebreaker/Outfiter/Butcher. Chose outfiter coz its the easiest to support my Runebreaker which is a pain in the ass to lvl.
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    Tvar Classic Officer

    I've done equivalent of Runecrafting in other games, used to the mechanics. Still professions in this game are cakewalk compared to other games.
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    Doodle Bush Whacker!

    Atm im looking at apothecary or Outfitting have not decided yet...
    will take 2 gathering proffs to support my choice
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    Allstar Just A "Member"

    I'm going for the "Chinese gold farmer" profession, and buying everything I need.

    ..also Apothecary/Foraging/Butchering
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    Same as Allstar unless some other profession ends up being a goldmine.
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    Ickorus Community Member

    If it turns out to be crap at top level I can always respec to something more useful but from what i've seen it'll be okay.
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    Maskerad Veteran BOON

    If the Artisians mark quests only require you to craft items and not actually go out and kill stuff I think it would be pretty darn good if most people pulled Butchering/Foraging/Mining on their mains and then have crafter alts to craft. One runebreaker is required in every party though for the BOP stuff, but that's about it. Gathering professions are hell if they aren't on your main.

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