Hmm, join date of 2008 and just now complaining about crafting? Suspicious.
Originally Posted by Orion1971
Crafting has gotten much easier lately--there are processing recipes for, I think, all tiers of Woodworker. Meaning once you get, say, 100 T4 planks, you can process 50 x 8XP/process, which equals 400XP. Then, you process it back and get another 400XP, and you end up with 50 planks (plus crits).
Process those 50 planks for 200 more XP, then process them back for 200 more, leaving you with 25 planks.
Process 25 planks for 96 more XP, process them back for ANOTHER 96 XP.
And voila! You have mastered Artisan tier of Woodworking with 200 logs. You can also complete both tiers of Master Woodworker with 200 logs (100 planks) using processing recipes.
Even Westemnet, the highest tier of crafting, can be mastered with only ~150 planks (~300 logs).
So all that is unreal is your flipping out without looking at your recipes (processing recipes are automatically granted at every tier).
200 logs is more than enough for the first 5 tiers, and 300 logs will get you through tiers 6-9.
[color=red]Work like no one is watching, dance like you don't need the money...[/color]