If you make your main character a Tinker, then I strongly suggest you create a second character (any class) and make him a Historian.
Zitat von Slyke18
Historian has three professions:
Farmer - Get him through the tutorial and beginner instances, then go park him at a farm and grow most of the food that you need as a cook.
Scholar - Your main character will find a lot of scholar crafting materials in loot from killing humanoids. This character can use them to level up scholar profession.
Weaponsmith - Your main character can harvest ore. Crafting tiers 2-4 have two kinds of ore - one for making jewelry (silver, gold, platinum) and one for weapons and armor (barrow iron, rich iron, dwarf iron). Always a good idea to gather every ore node in this situation. You can make ingots from all of them to advance prospecting on your main character, then send all the iron to the weaponsmith. At some points you'll be able to make nice weapons for your burglar.
This second character will neve have to go out and quest if you don't want to. He can just receive stuff through mail and craft periodically. He'll level up quite a bit just from crafting.
Cener, Ingo, Rilibald, Hesred, Halras, Loringo
Arkenstone (ex-Elendilmir) - The Osgiliath Guard