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#1 Krispykid

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:35 AM

So on the wiki it gives the recipe to make recipes for box's of armor. http://wiki.guildwar...Satchel_Recipes
So does that mean if I combine 5 Elonian wine, 20 crystal's, 50 mystic coins and an explorer's draconic coat will I get the recipe for box of explorer's draconic armor? Or if not does anyone know the mystic forge recipe for Recipe: Box of Explorer's Draconic Armor?

#2 Enko

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

View PostKrispykid, on 22 December 2012 - 07:35 AM, said:

So on the wiki it gives the recipe to make recipes for box's of armor. http://wiki.guildwar...Satchel_Recipes
So does that mean if I combine 5 Elonian wine, 20 crystal's, 50 mystic coins and an explorer's draconic coat will I get the recipe for box of explorer's draconic armor? Or if not does anyone know the mystic forge recipe for Recipe: Box of Explorer's Draconic Armor?

Not really sure what the point of the Armor Box recipes is. The Mystic Forge recipe just gives you the recipe to make a box of Armor. Once you learn the recipe, you still need to go craft the box which costs the same amount of mats as it would have taken to craft each item individually.

#3 BrettM

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

When you buy dinnerware, do you buy each knife, fork, and spoon individually or do you buy a boxed set with a certain number of each? If you want a matched set for a given number of places, you buy the box. The point of the armor boxes is convenience for those looking for a full set of the same prefix.

#4 Enko

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:09 AM

View PostBrettM, on 22 December 2012 - 06:45 PM, said:

When you buy dinnerware, do you buy each knife, fork, and spoon individually or do you buy a boxed set with a certain number of each? If you want a matched set for a given number of places, you buy the box. The point of the armor boxes is convenience for those looking for a full set of the same prefix.

which would make sense if it was difficult to craft the 6 individual pieces. as it is, its easy to craft the six individually AND cheaper.

Using your analogy, it would be like the knife, fork, and spoon cost $3 each but for the convenience of buying them together, you're willing to pay $15 for the box and then $9 for the utensils (plus another $3 for the fork you have to give). If the box to craft than the items separately, I could see this making sense since you could eventually recover the cost of the box if you make enough sets. With the recipe costing quite a bit on top of the armor costing the same whether you craft it using the box or each piece individually, it would be stupid to waste the 1g 28s (cost of the wine), 12 skill points (crystals), and 50 mystic coins plus the mats to craft the chest piece just to get the recipe.

If you're following that, disregarding the wine, skill points, and mystic coins, you're still paying the cost of crafting 7 items to get 6 items back since you have to turn in the chest piece to get the recipe in the first place.

#5 Cereal

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

I fail to see how boxes of armor are a convenience. You waste many more materials and gold and how much more time consuming is it to make 6 individual insignias along with the respective pieces? If you have all the required materials it literally takes 5 minutes to make a full set.

#6 BrettM

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

You're looking at it from the wrong end. If you want to make armor for yourself, of course it's absurd to make a box instead of crafting the six pieces individually. A box is not a convenience for the crafter. The box is a convenience for a buyer if you sell armor on the TP. Naturally your profit from that will be slightly reduced until you've amortized the cost of the recipe, so one would have to plan on selling a lot of boxes.

The real problem with the recipes, like the other MF recipes, is the outrageous cost. Even worse, you have to get a new recipe for each type of insignia. It's hard to understand why you can't just learn to make boxes that can contain any given type and level of armor from just one recipe. Why doesn't one recipe allow me to box my choice of any armor set I can craft, whether I want to produce a box of level 20 Mighty or a box of level 65 Carrion rare? A box is a box!




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