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#1 Sep 08 2004 at 12:54 PM Rating: Good
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hi,
i decided to take up cloth weaving as ways to making decent money for supporting my whm and sam, also to help friends and linkshells i am in by making them armor for price of materials to either wear or sell to make money themself

now i ran into a problem, unlike japanese or taiwanese linkshells who sponsor their crafters to hit highest lvl by donating either materials or money towards making items for skillup, which in turn the weaver or crafter gives to ls to sell for profit. I seen na linkshells totally hostile to helping their own crafters, despite fact that when they need things made they expect them to make it free or for no cost.

i got a question why does that happens?

the reason i ask this is i am at lvl 50 and i want to get to lvl 70 to 75 to make armor that will help ls i am in and friends too e.g vermillion cloak, black cloak..
so i am looking at finding a ls that supports crafters or to start charging full prices to linkshells i am in to self fund my crafting

any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated as i am always open to new ideas etc
#2 Sep 08 2004 at 12:58 PM Rating: Good
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If I can ever help you farm materials, or if there's something I can supply you with, you know I will. I know that's not what you're necessarily looking for, but if there's anything I can do for you with my piddly levels, let me know. ^^
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#3 Sep 08 2004 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
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hi zavia you want a nice gambison set in game send me a tell i will make you one ^^
#4 Sep 08 2004 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
What materials do you need the most? I find my mogsafe full of clothcrafting stuff more often than not. I have my own clothcraft at level 10, and I want to keep with the craft but I was wondering at what point does it become profitable? I know at level 10 I won't be seeing a profit for a while, but any general idea would be nice to know. Any way, if I have any of the things you need I will send it to you sometime, just let me know what ya need the most.
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#5 Sep 08 2004 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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hatfield give me a in game tell today i will show you some nice techniques to make decent cash pre lvl 23

i started with 50k ot lvl my cloth weaving and in 6 days i made from weaving 650k with costs of 270k....it can be self funding
but it also depends at lower levels on depend for items you can make...for example labor day sunday and monday and tuesday mantaince and todays has hit my crafting bad its cost me 500k in lost profits which i could use to lvl my crafting more

#6 Sep 08 2004 at 1:34 PM Rating: Default
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This is what I did and still do: make or buy field gear. buy a stack sickles from NPC in windy waters. check out the harvesting points on some of the other sites. get atleast 3others to do the same. each person keeps to their rooms points. bring some stacks of lightning crystals and have all 4 gobbiebags. unlike mineing your sickle is going to last a long time. crawlercocons are the only thing that dose not stack but u should be able to turn 2 of those to treads. It can take over 3hrs to go through a stack of sickles if u solo this.

stack sickles ~ 4stacks of grass, 3stacks of cotton, 3stacks of flax flowers, 1/2 stack of 3types of seeds, 3 mugwort, 3 crawler cocons.



I still find this better then mineing and farming
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#7 Sep 08 2004 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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I appreciate it, eveningstar, but I doubt I'll take thief much farther now that I'm working on ranger/ninja. ^^ But I'm always happy to farm materials for one of my favorite white mages.
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#8 Sep 08 2004 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
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xanbie

thank you for the idea input i will try my hand on it tonite
i need as much materials as i can for reduce my costs of lvling and making stuff for friends as i dont make profit from helping others


zavia
look me up in game and tell me what you want for your whm maybe i will make you stack of 12 whm armor to give to other members of your ls too ^^
#9 Sep 08 2004 at 4:43 PM Rating: Good
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Silly, I meant YOU, O Giver of Teleports when I desperately need them and cannot find anyone else.
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#10 Sep 10 2004 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
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hey eveningstar, i met you once when i was lvling my clothcraft skill 2 in the guild. Now, i plan to start my own crafting linkshell and invite friendly crafters into the team, although im not much of a friendly crafter. But if you would like to join, /tell yamantaka when i'm on. The name of the LS is going to be SarCAsM. I hope to hear from you soon.
#11 Sep 10 2004 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
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Eveningstar! :) Hi how are you? You dont need a new LS for this. Just simply gotta ask the right people. Emp, Camby, Myself, Art, Minas... all of which understand that getting someone to high lvl crafting in our LS means we benefit from it too. Thats why I try to help Emp out with Alchemy with small stuff donated here and there. He is lvl 80+ alch I think. My brother is high 30's Gsmithing, and Narm is 50's Smithing. I'll be on LS tonight (for fishing event), we can talk bout it then if you'd like ^^
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#12 Sep 10 2004 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
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/nod to yama and siris

my aim as crafter is to enable ordinary na players to have access to really expensive or hard to get armor at price of materials or slightly more....this in long term will enable players to be on par with jp/tw players who already have high lvl crafters in their ls

dont know if its a foolish idea to try but i am going to give it a go, becuase as i see alot of na players are decent peeps but as a group na players gets bashed alot and i dont like that
one reason i think alot of na players suffer is lack of access to good armor and arms at affordable prices...maybe if na crafters work together on this server we can change that
and give our fellow na players chance to show what and how good they can be with good equipment too

sorry for long winded idea >< i apologise
#13 Sep 10 2004 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
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no, its actually a very good idea. In the end, if everyone followed this path (or a large portion) then it would work very very well. You are thinking beyond the box, which is good. If more people thought this way then we would have a much easier time. Helping someone gain craft lvl's will help you in the end (at some time or another).
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#14 Sep 11 2004 at 12:11 AM Rating: Decent
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What items do you need, and what items could you skill up on?
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#15 Sep 11 2004 at 6:29 AM Rating: Decent
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atm only things i need is silk threads and spider webs which if you can calculate are quite expensive
#16 Sep 11 2004 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
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What exactly are you making to skill up, and how many silk threads/spider webs do you need for one?
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