Marius wrote:I'm not convinced that the SWG craft system was the be-all-end-all.
A major problem with such in-depth craft systems is that they split characters up between crafters and non-crafters.
Right on...I think the truly 'best crafting ever' will be a system that is both simple and hardcore. Where you can keep it simple if you want, or you can sink countless hours into it with discovery, experimentation etc. To me the GW2 seems more on the hardcore side, and I'm sure many people will ignore it. It would interest me to see which game featured the most crafting participation of any MMO to date.
Oh and might as well add...I'm still not convinced GW2's system will be awesome. We tend to see these type of articles before a lot of new MMO releases eg. SWTOR you can use your companions ZOMG, LOTRO crafting will feature x,y,z ZOMG, Age of Conan can do this with crafting ZOMG. I'm a bit sick of the hype to be honest - so a thumbs down to the 'best crafting in an MMO yet' headline...It's normal crafting with the odd tweak or 2, nothing to blow my load over IMHO.