If you can pay gold for a cross-realm work order, then regardless of levied fees, that's going to be a big deal. If you can't pay any gold for cross-realm work orders, that's going to feel awkward when someone comes up to you from a different realm and you're like "nah, nevermind"...Hm. We'll have to see, I guess.
I think this will be a situation where the community asked for something and the devs ran way too far with it. It's happened numerous times in the past with other systems. We wanted more depth in professions yes, but I don't think it needs to be an entire game within the game, and that's how it seems to be shaping up. If it's overwhelming, there will be unnecessary friction. It sounds very complicated without any great reason, to me. But who knows
Isnt this just the same as Guild Wars 2 crafting?What with that and the dragonflying, might as well call it World of Guildwars lol
Alvin the Anvil doesn't count as anvil? that's a fail...
I can't wait to have no incentive to work on blacksmithing at all for yet another expansion as I am comically outclassed by people who are already rich and treat making gold like a game to be won. Further, work orders will accomplish nothing as no one will ever put one in for what an item is actually worth on the market, and all the crafters will continue doing what they've been doing since the game launched and just list the things they want to sell at the price they want to be paid. The fact that work orders will allow people to buy BoP items will mean nothing in terms of price, why would I lose money on a work order when I could instead just advertise my services in trade chat?
I'm certain Alvin the Anvil will function as an anvil, it just hasn't been implemented yet. It's still the alpha.
Oh god. The 3 rank system and the recipe discovery are giving me very bad flashbacks to very annoying periods in the game's professions history.
I just wanna know if there's gonna be a longer "phial" duration for alchemists, because if not I'm glad I saved my old alchemist, and I can finally drop alchemy from my main and get double gathering or maybe engineering.