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#1 BlaineTog

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

So yesterday, I set about leveling one of my alts to 400 in Chef, partially because I wanted to see if I could do it without breaking the bank and partially because I decided she wanted to be an accomplished gourmet chef.  Now that I'm here, though, I'm at a loss about what to do with those 400 levels.  You can get everything off the Trading Post in its complete state for less than what the ingredients cost.  Is there some section of items that's actually a little bit profitable?  Is it ever worth it crafting your own food items?

#2 Thaddeuz

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

Well for the majority of the recipes i craft with Chef, its actually lost costly to buy the ingredient, than buy the food.

Exemple :

Omnomberry Ghost : Cost me 4.48 silver if i craft it right now. And it will cost me 4.96 silver if i order it or 5.70 silver if i buy it. Not a lot, but when you craft 250 of them you save 1.2 Gold (order) or 3.05 Gold (buy).

Omnomberry Bar : Cost me 3.26 silver to craft it right now, and it will cost me 4.01 silver (order) or 4.05 silver (buy). Again if you craft 250 or them you save 1.88 Gold (order) or 1.98 Gold (buy).

These are all rough estimation but you get the point. I can either monitor a little bit the market and only order your crafting material when you see the price a little lower than usual or simply order now and craft. For example, now it great time to buy Omnomberry because the price is under 3 silver. The last time it happened was on December 5-7.

Some other great recipe exist like Mango Pie or Veggie Pizza

#3 adra12

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

The economy is such that if you want to make a profit through crafting you need to put some effort in. Go harvest the expensive ingredients to make things that you either need or want to sell, that way a large chunk of your profit is payment for the harvesting.

If a set of ingredients were less on the tp than the resulting food's value they were found and made to the point that the prices aligned to make it not profitable, that is how this type of economy works. The only way to make easy money is by having enough starting money to corner a market or having the ability to read trends in the market to make smart buys and sells.

#4 Thaddeuz

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

View Postadra12, on 13 February 2013 - 02:37 PM, said:

The economy is such that if you want to make a profit through crafting you need to put some effort in. Go harvest the expensive ingredients to make things that you either need or want to sell, that way a large chunk of your profit is payment for the harvesting.

If a set of ingredients were less on the tp than the resulting food's value they were found and made to the point that the prices aligned to make it not profitable, that is how this type of economy works. The only way to make easy money is by having enough starting money to corner a market or having the ability to read trends in the market to make smart buys and sells.

Ya i forget to point out that my exemple only work to craft thing for yourselves. The 15% the TP keep for itself cut all your profit and you should not sell those things. Its only to save money when you need the food.

#5 FoxBat

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

View PostBlaineTog, on 13 February 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:

So yesterday, I set about leveling one of my alts to 400 in Chef, partially because I wanted to see if I could do it without breaking the bank and partially because I decided she wanted to be an accomplished gourmet chef.  Now that I'm here, though, I'm at a loss about what to do with those 400 levels.  You can get everything off the Trading Post in its complete state for less than what the ingredients cost.  Is there some section of items that's actually a little bit profitable?  Is it ever worth it crafting your own food items?

Pretty much the story of all crafting:

If it's useful for level 80s, you will save in AH taxes by making it yourself, particularly if you found the mats rather than buying them. (i.e. better return than selling said mats.)

If it's useful for sub 80s, it's likely much cheaper to buy than make.

You might have to learn that only a few lvl 80 foods are actually any good and in demand.




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