Thanks to this chapter, you will learn all of the most important information about crafting in ArcheAge. You will learn about its mechanics and how to start crafting.
The available crafts
In ArcheAge there are 21 different crafts to specialize in. These are:
Each one offers 6 levels of mastery - Novice, Veteran, Expert, Master, Authority and Champion. To progress to each new level, you need to perform enough work, within the constraints of that craft. With the growth of master, the time to craft an item and the amount of required work, will plummet.
How to start
You start your work at the special stations, which are spread all around the game world. You can find them in, nearly, each inhabited settlement. They are free to use and there are no restrictions on them. They can only be used to manufacture basic goods - you can craft the more advanced items on special stations, which you need to craft yourself and then, place them at your home.
The crafting mechanics, in itself, is very simple - you need to select a given product from the list and specify how many copies of that item you want to craft. Of course, to do that, you require materials, which you need to obtain on your own (more about this in the next step), or buy from the other players. Each component can be examined thoroughly, thanks to which you will determine if this is the raw material or a processed product. If it is the latter, you can immediately learn what you need to craft it.
Crafting is time-consuming. To be able to craft high-end products, you will first have to invest lots of your work. Using it up, apart from the profits that you cut, after you sell the item, provides you with lots of experience points, which may be a ice alternative to monotonous completing of quests.
It is worth pointing out that, some of the crafts, apart from crafting various items, can also be developed by, e.g. cutting down trees, working in the mine, fishing, trade or gathering. Still, you need to remember that the abovementioned also use up the available supplies of work.