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RE 30 pairs of lvl 49 blue tank pants and finally got a proc.

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RE 30 pairs of lvl 49 blue tank pants and finally got a proc.

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Zakaan
01.05.2012 , 05:56 AM | #1
It was presence. This doesn't count the literal dozens of attempts in every other slot that have yielded nothing at all, or the odd procs of tank stats on items that were clearly optimized for dps when attempting to gain blues from the initial greens. This crafting system is just... disappointing.

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rawfox
01.05.2012 , 07:00 AM | #2
wasnt there any way to raise the crit for a better result ?

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Zakaan
01.05.2012 , 08:10 AM | #3
If there is one, I haven't heard of it.

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eloco
01.05.2012 , 08:13 AM | #4
Does seem much easier to proc on lower level items for me.
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Rhaphael
01.05.2012 , 08:25 AM | #5
This is why I stick to REing green to blue only. The proc rate for purple is so incredibly low it's just not worth it, blue is good enough.

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Duncanmcloud
01.05.2012 , 08:26 AM | #6
Had same problem with a lvl 43 focus offhand.
Just have to accept it cost me 80k for tht blue focus.


Do you really want everyone to get purples?
It's working as intended.

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DarthTHC
01.05.2012 , 08:40 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Rhaphael View Post
This is why I stick to REing green to blue only. The proc rate for purple is so incredibly low it's just not worth it, blue is good enough.
I've been RE'ing green-to-blue mainly because the only value greens have is to break them to get the mats back.

In some professions, the blues can be useful as I level up and I'll make some for my characters if the blue component materials are cheap enough.

I'm somewhat discouraged... make that a lot discouraged... by what end-game crafters have to say though. If at level 50 the best thing I can craft is outdone by an easy to acquire vendor or quest item, why am I bothering with crafting?
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Zakaan
01.05.2012 , 08:49 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Duncanmcloud View Post
Had same problem with a lvl 43 focus offhand.
Just have to accept it cost me 80k for tht blue focus.


Do you really want everyone to get purples?
It's working as intended.
Substituting RNG for difficulty when it comes to gear just seems poor and lazy. There could be questlines, special loot drops from bosses, a high mat requirement, or other clever methods to make crafting more interesting and make obtaining artifacts meaningful.

Random dice rolls are nothing more than frustrating, and this system seems like a huge step backwards. The same could be said for Champion bags, but there's enough of that on the pvp boards.

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bboudreaux
01.05.2012 , 08:54 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Zakaan View Post
It was presence. This doesn't count the literal dozens of attempts in every other slot that have yielded nothing at all, or the odd procs of tank stats on items that were clearly optimized for dps when attempting to gain blues from the initial greens. This crafting system is just... disappointing.
WOW only 30 tries? Congrats and very well done!! you must be very lucky LOL

I am not being sarcastic .. I am being very serious .. congrats on getting it in only 30 attempts!!!!
Bioware, you did a fantastic job!! Please don't ruin the game making it easy mode with mods and add on capabilities.

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Sticksabbi
01.05.2012 , 09:10 AM | #10
yeah, I got a purple once after ONLY 25 RE's but it's been the exception rather than the rule. It was also a good combo too +crit +surge. I felt like I had won the lottery that day! The problem is that if you make it too easy to get purple items you'll increase the number of crafters able to produce good purples which will increase supply which will lower your profit margin's on the GTN.

It sucks I know but I kind of like the fact that if I put a lot of work and effort into creating high quality items it will be less likely that someone only putting in a little effort will be able to have all the recipees I got.