There are a bewildering array of options in MMOs. Which race? Which class? Factions, specs, spells ... and, of course, crafting professions. EverQuest 2
's fantastic crafting developer Domino attempts to answer the question of "what profession should I pick
" with a wealth of experience and firsthand knowledge. The essence of her advice can be boiled down to "do what seems like fun". Crafting is already a specialized experience; you don't want to be stuck making something boring. She offers up a number of assets on top of that, suggesting that every tradeskiller complete the artisan level tutorial quests
. Domino links into the EQ2 Traders Corner guides
, the Tradeskill discussion boards
, and even a guide for what kind of house to buy
(got to put all that stuff somewhere).
In a related thread, Domino touches on the future of EQ2 crafting
. A plea from a weaponsmith has touched off an epic discussion of crafting itemization, and the tradeskill maven has commented on her future plans throughout. If you're a crafter of any kind in EQ2, make sure and page through some of these comments
; they're a glimpse of what we might see in GU 45 and beyond.