This thread isn't to discuss moralities/issues/personal opinions on why we should/shouldn't bot. It's a way of address why "I" personally think people bot.
In my own opinion, there was never a need to craft bot in FFXI. It was a pain in the ass to select the ingredients over and over again, but you didn't have to worry about the HQ's, game took care of it for you.
I liked crafting in XI and leveling was to me, not really a pain. I got cooking 96 in 2 weeks and 800k back in 2006 :)
In FFXIV I believe there was a statement that they wanted you to be able to level a craft job just like you could a melee. >.> Getting 50-100sp a shot on mining @ 36 is VERY slow, and sitting there even spamming the standard synth is a pain in the toosh.
So I propse this:
copy Aions crafting system to a point. There you have to buy recipes (Opened up a new market, but we don't need that in 14).
After you learn a recipe its in your list to use. When you have all the mats in your inventory the craft window tells you what you can craft, and how much:
I liked this so so much because you had the option to Craft 1, X number, or ALL
I really wish FFXIV sort of went this route. Honestly I want to do other things while I have to skillup on 500 walnut masks ^^; I don't care if the game takes care of HQ or not. Maybe even give us a weight system
I can say that if they gave us this option, and let our game craft itself while AFK, people wouldn't use a craft bot as much.
FFXIV so far is the only game that has ever made me actually want to bot for crafting... but I can't because I don't want to get banned because of a stupid choice.
What do you all think of this?
I hope they improve crafting to make it better and less time consuming.
as an added note I was level 37 ranger/archer in there with level 421 cloth crafting :P
Edited, Feb 28th 2011 9:01am by Elionara