Hello Fellow Crafters ~
I recently took up cooking and have reached level 50. At this point, I am lacking in guild points because I have leveled rather quickly. I have turned in the max items for the past 3 days (since I made Novice and was able to) but as I'm sure you know, this only equates to < 10k points.
My questions is, should I stop trying to skill up at this point and just work on the guild points so I can obtain the items I want? Or should I not worry about it and keep going?
I would keep going with the skilling up while also building guild points. The higher rank items have higher daily quotas.
However, you may want to look ahead at the next 8 possible guild point items before turning in a test item to go up a new rank. Some of the guild point items at level 71+ have high quotas, but the ingredients required to make them are hard to obtain. You may find that many of the guild point items at the higher levels are either not worth crafting because the cost is so high or you simply cannot get a hold of the ingredients to begin with.
Edit: I'm specifically referring to Cooking with the above paragraph. Though looking ahead to see what new guild point items could be requested for a new rank is probably a good idea for any craft.
I'm not sure how much the Kupopowers Artisan's Advantage increases skill ups, or if it does at all, so now that they are gone, things may slow down anyway.
Artisan's Advantage only reduces the chances of you losing synthesis materials if your synthesis attempt fails. It doesn't improve skill up rates (you're probably thinking of Martial Master, which is specifically for battle related skill ups). Keep in mind that Artisan's Advantage only kicks in if you have Image Support AND Signet. Edited, Jun 6th 2011 1:30pm by svlyons
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