I tend to find the crafting slightly tedious when you've missed it in the area you are questing in and you need to go back and do it again, mainly missing it because there are so little ore deposits in the areas and everyone fighting for them, however, this is my own choice not to do it at the time not the Turbines. I do agree the cool down time on certain items is a little over exaggerated and could be looked at again.
I don't find the steps you need to take to make things is boring or irrelevant i.e. the hides comment.
What I would like to see if at all possible is an unlimited ore/crafting weekend to help catch-up with mining/crafting that you have missed, currently I am in mirkwood looking for Khazad Scarn and it's taken me ages with so little ore deposits around, if I could just stand and craft at one deposit for 20 minutes I could master my level and move on to the next.
P.S. Can we get a look on some of the ore that seems to find itself stuck inside a tree or on a cliff face that makes it almost like an Olympic sport trying to get to it.
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