Why make it free? When I first joined, I thought the crafting kit could be used to make any of the ordinary items, (ie. Not specialty or weapons/armor.) I figured it would still need the normally listed RMs and just take longer having to make them one at a time instead of working in batches. Factions had the advantages of using a factory to pump out the item in much larger quantities and faster.
As for the crafting kit being able to make lightsabers and such only for force sensitive users, well, last I checked anyone should be able to hold a light saber.. we are just more likely to lose a limb if we use it.
Everyone can hold lightsaber, yes, but only talented force users know how to make one. Everything is on the right place with making lightsabers here.
Making some items with crafting kit would add more fun to the game. It could be harder, take plenty of time and use raw materials or very rare RMs that don`t have any usage or animals skins (creatures coming soon I mean).
You take crafting kit, animal skin, some rare raw material, 2 units of mel, add some adegan and after 36h of crafting - voila! - we have Vodo Bonias voo-doo doll.
Voo-doo dolls wouldn`t add much to playabilty, but possiblity of crafting more minor items would, imho. And they are not free when you pay for: all items that are needed to craft, your time and possiblity of failure.
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I actually think they're planned to be able to make animal-hide items once animal combat is released. Animal-hide or leather armor and the like would certainly be interesting.
“As for the crafting kit being able to make lightsabers and such only for force sensitive users, well, last I checked anyone should be able to hold a light saber.. we are just more likely to lose a limb if we use it.”
As someone pointed out, anyone can hold them, as long as they are able to acquire one. As for everyone being able to make one, it was decided by myself (who coded the feature) as well as several admins and the Force director that we were not going to go down that route. Which is also why Force-sensitives can only make one apiece. That's certainly not changing any time soon.
Edited By: Mikel von Bianchi on Year 11 Day 164 18:58
Ah'm sure a non-FS'er could build a 'saber, but that would require them being trained (just like a Padawan) and it's not likely an FS'er would as if they needed a new one (for what ever reason) they could make it themselves
That was not an argument for making anyone be able to make them, just explaining that a non-FS could make one (even if highly unlikely)
Well ok then, but a good tech/mech should at least be able to build everything else (ah always figured the really really personal part of the 'saber was the selection and placement of the crystal(s)) but that is neither here nor there as it has been ruled on FS'ers can build a 'saber (when they are able to again :P)