Do people usually have one character for crafting/gathering and one character for fighting?

    • Do people usually have one character for crafting/gathering and one character for fighting?

      I was watching a video of a guy dungeon grinding and building his power for combat and that looks a lot of fun. Thing is I spread out all of my points in the destiny board and a lot went into gathering/crafting

      1 - Do people usually have one character dedicated on gathering/crafting and another purely on combat?
      2 - Are you able to send items/silver from one character to another?
    • Orfieus wrote:

      I was watching a video of a guy dungeon grinding and building his power for combat and that looks a lot of fun. Thing is I spread out all of my points in the destiny board and a lot went into gathering/crafting

      1 - Do people usually have one character dedicated on gathering/crafting and another purely on combat?
      2 - Are you able to send items/silver from one character to another?

      Are you talking about the Learning Points?

      Usually one character has only one refining/crafting profession.

      If you have premium (everyone who plays this game should have premium sooner or later) you get a resource called Focus Points. When you crafting or refining resources, there is a mechanic called Resource Return Rate. This means if you use 1000 T4 Leather to craft something, you will get back X% resources. So if it has 40% RRR, after you done with crafting, you still have left 400 T4 Leather.

      Normally this RRR is around 15%, Focus Points can be used to increase this. It is more profitable if you use this Focus Points on only one profession.
      Deathskills says 150m silvers is too much for 84-112 hours of active gameplay out of 168 hours a week has. Does not answer how much a ganker does under that time. This player is a joke.
    • Malkalma wrote:

      Orfieus wrote:

      I was watching a video of a guy dungeon grinding and building his power for combat and that looks a lot of fun. Thing is I spread out all of my points in the destiny board and a lot went into gathering/crafting

      1 - Do people usually have one character dedicated on gathering/crafting and another purely on combat?
      2 - Are you able to send items/silver from one character to another?
      Are you talking about the Learning Points?

      Usually one character has only one refining/crafting profession.

      If you have premium (everyone who plays this game should have premium sooner or later) you get a resource called Focus Points. When you crafting or refining resources, there is a mechanic called Resource Return Rate. This means if you use 1000 T4 Leather to craft something, you will get back X% resources. So if it has 40% RRR, after you done with crafting, you still have left 400 T4 Leather.

      Normally this RRR is around 15%, Focus Points can be used to increase this. It is more profitable if you use this Focus Points on only one profession.

      So one character dedicated to mining, one to lumber and so on? Are you able to share those resources between characters?
    • Orfieus wrote:

      Malkalma wrote:

      Orfieus wrote:

      I was watching a video of a guy dungeon grinding and building his power for combat and that looks a lot of fun. Thing is I spread out all of my points in the destiny board and a lot went into gathering/crafting

      1 - Do people usually have one character dedicated on gathering/crafting and another purely on combat?
      2 - Are you able to send items/silver from one character to another?
      Are you talking about the Learning Points?
      Usually one character has only one refining/crafting profession.

      If you have premium (everyone who plays this game should have premium sooner or later) you get a resource called Focus Points. When you crafting or refining resources, there is a mechanic called Resource Return Rate. This means if you use 1000 T4 Leather to craft something, you will get back X% resources. So if it has 40% RRR, after you done with crafting, you still have left 400 T4 Leather.

      Normally this RRR is around 15%, Focus Points can be used to increase this. It is more profitable if you use this Focus Points on only one profession.
      So one character dedicated to mining, one to lumber and so on? Are you able to share those resources between characters?
      Gathering does not require Focus Points so that can go on the same character.

      You can have an island, a chest that is shared between the characters.
      Deathskills says 150m silvers is too much for 84-112 hours of active gameplay out of 168 hours a week has. Does not answer how much a ganker does under that time. This player is a joke.
    • This is how you do it : You NEVER use learning points for combat and crafting. You save them for Unlocking additional gathering tiers. That´s it.

      It´s absolute WASTE to use learning points for combat and crafting, thus it´s best to save it for gathering.
      So generally with one character, you do combat, gathering if you want, and crafting if you want ( or like whatever activity that uses focus ).

      Now you can use learning points for crafting if you decide to make an Alt purely for crafting / refining, if you know you will never use it for gathering.
      My YT channel - Solo greataxe killing everything https://www.youtube.com/user/DhaosNK/video=7
    • Borbarad wrote:

      This is how you do it : You NEVER use learning points for combat and crafting. You save them for Unlocking additional gathering tiers. That´s it.

      It´s absolute WASTE to use learning points for combat and crafting, thus it´s best to save it for gathering.
      So generally with one character, you do combat, gathering if you want, and crafting if you want ( or like whatever activity that uses focus ).

      Now you can use learning points for crafting if you decide to make an Alt purely for crafting / refining, if you know you will never use it for gathering.
      It works for a while... But if someone is not gathering? Or someone unlocked all 5 T8 gathering proffs and have 8500 LP like I do?
      Deathskills says 150m silvers is too much for 84-112 hours of active gameplay out of 168 hours a week has. Does not answer how much a ganker does under that time. This player is a joke.
    • Hi! if you already droped your learning points IS OKAY, it´s done, there is no go back, and you get 10 per day and 20 if you have premium status anyways. From now on just follow the advice posted up: only use them in gathering.
      Then you could keep grinding some easy dps build to solo dng, or if you like hellgates/cd search something that suits you, that once maxed will generate extra fame that you could invest in another weapon branch. Because as a gatherer is great to be able to fight since there are juicy creatures to take resources from and you may be able to even solo them. Then you can also start an alter, that one with premium status could be handy as a farmer, refiner, crafter -so you use focus and make some money- later that alter could be useful as a warrior --considering what activities you do, most likely joining guilds and fight/scout.
    • MeetAllTheStars wrote:

      Hi! if you already droped your learning points IS OKAY, it´s done, there is no go back, and you get 10 per day and 20 if you have premium status anyways. From now on just follow the advice posted up: only use them in gathering.
      Then you could keep grinding some easy dps build to solo dng, or if you like hellgates/cd search something that suits you, that once maxed will generate extra fame that you could invest in another weapon branch. Because as a gatherer is great to be able to fight since there are juicy creatures to take resources from and you may be able to even solo them. Then you can also start an alter, that one with premium status could be handy as a farmer, refiner, crafter -so you use focus and make some money- later that alter could be useful as a warrior --considering what activities you do, most likely joining guilds and fight/scout.
      So you don't think it is worth having 2 characters one dedicated to gathering/crafting and the other to combat?
    • Orfieus wrote:

      So you don't think it is worth having 2 characters one dedicated to gathering/crafting and the other to combat?
      Did you not read what people say at all ?

      You GATHER on your COMBAT character and you CRAFT on it as well. You use learning points on GATHERING. Learning points have NEXT TO NO VALUE if its used for combat and crafting.

      You can only waste Learning points if you know you will NEVER EVER gather. Because if you do decide to gather, it´s a massive taste.

      Now if you have ALT on which you want to craft, sure, dump it there.
      My YT channel - Solo greataxe killing everything https://www.youtube.com/user/DhaosNK/video=7
    • Borbarad wrote:

      This is how you do it : You NEVER use learning points for combat and crafting. You save them for Unlocking additional gathering tiers. That´s it.

      It´s absolute WASTE to use learning points for combat and crafting, thus it´s best to save it for gathering.
      So generally with one character, you do combat, gathering if you want, and crafting if you want ( or like whatever activity that uses focus ).

      Now you can use learning points for crafting if you decide to make an Alt purely for crafting / refining, if you know you will never use it for gathering.
      Never is a rough word. I have like 5k learning points and literally have every crafting branch with autolearn at this point and will NEVER (yes, harsh word) gather so...
    • Gabumon wrote:

      Never is a rough word. I have like 5k learning points and literally have every crafting branch with autolearn at this point and will NEVER (yes, harsh word) gather so...
      well yes, as i said - if you wont EVER gather, then sure.

      So you have 5K learning points and every crafting branch maxed out ? That would be like what, 50k learning points ? No idea :D

      And if just opened to T8 - that´s far too simple, costs just a tiny bit of cash.
      My YT channel - Solo greataxe killing everything https://www.youtube.com/user/DhaosNK/video=7

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    • Borbarad wrote:

      Gabumon wrote:

      Never is a rough word. I have like 5k learning points and literally have every crafting branch with autolearn at this point and will NEVER (yes, harsh word) gather so...
      well yes, as i said - if you wont EVER gather, then sure.
      So you have 5K learning points and every crafting branch maxed out ? That would be like what, 50k learning points ? No idea :D

      And if just opened to T8 - that´s far too simple, costs just a tiny bit of cash.
      No no, not everything maxed out, just everything on autolearn, just in case I wanna craft something at any point x'D
    • for OP

      1. Historically people specialise characters to do certain activities; combat, gather, craft etc. This really only works if you maintain those characters with premium to reap the full benefits. This is the most efficient way to reach high specialisation.
      2. You can not trade directly trade between your alts on same account. You can however do any of these: have all characters in same guild and use the guild bank, use island chests for item sharing, deposit silver into crafting stations on an island to transfer to another character. There are other options, but these the more accessible ones.
    • I think this vary's person to person very differently. If you take everything to the farthest degree to make profit then it is a viable option to expand your revenue source. However it is more time investment. So eventually you will start to monitor your time spent in-game and re-evaluate what you really enjoy in the game. The good thing though is that there are many other things you can do in-game.
      To answer your second question there are multiple ways to transfer things. I think the most popular method to not take a loss. Is it to give ownership of a building to both characters and then put money into the building, which can be done in the administration tab after you click on the shop owners avatar on the left-hand side after targeting the building npc.
    • Orfieus wrote:

      MeetAllTheStars wrote:

      Hi! if you already droped your learning points IS OKAY, it´s done, there is no go back, and you get 10 per day and 20 if you have premium status anyways. From now on just follow the advice posted up: only use them in gathering.
      Then you could keep grinding some easy dps build to solo dng, or if you like hellgates/cd search something that suits you, that once maxed will generate extra fame that you could invest in another weapon branch. Because as a gatherer is great to be able to fight since there are juicy creatures to take resources from and you may be able to even solo them. Then you can also start an alter, that one with premium status could be handy as a farmer, refiner, crafter -so you use focus and make some money- later that alter could be useful as a warrior --considering what activities you do, most likely joining guilds and fight/scout.
      So you don't think it is worth having 2 characters one dedicated to gathering/crafting and the other to combat?
      Answering this as is written, no, isnt worth.

      For example, my main does a lot of things, is specialized in one zvz long range dps build, but can also tank and heal and use every single weapon at least t6. Then also crafts few items at t8, some just t4, cooks, refine one resource almost max spect and farms herbs, crops and animals. No fishing cause i hate that lol -im t6 anyways cause i eat them-.... BUT in terms of "economy, time wise, what i want to do in game after like a year and a half of playing" currently I focus refine one resource every tree days with premium and that´s it. Since crafting must be done with focus and journals to be profitable and and Im lazy to move all that structure. So basically this character "knows how to do" a bunch of things, but I don´t do them.... however if in two weeks im just vibing feeling like gathering I can do that and make insta money -This is just me, doesnt mean is the best to do,

      Is great to experiment in your main, since game is huge of things to do, you can be tryng it all.

      Then, I have 2 alters: one is built as a tank, a mele dps, and healer, the other is curse and healer. Both craft armor items, but ill NEVER do gathering or multi combat spect on them, etc. But for example, if my main is locked to Fort Sterling bz, and with my guild we need to do something near Bridgewatch bz, i can just use an alter to go and fight instead of losing my time looking for a portal relock.
    • Most people with alt characters are due focus points, extra character=extra 10k focus points daily, spec up something(refining/crafting/cooking/alchemy) and that's it..
      And there are people with 30+ characters for example, it takes a lot of time but the silver is nice..