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9Dragons: Dev Journal: Crafting

DanaDana Halifax, NSPosts: 2,415Member

We're not done with 9Dragons yet today. In a special double-feature, Ken Johnson also runs us through the game's crafting system. While we will have a Clan Feature every week for six weeks, the bi-weekly developer journals will also continue as scheduled.




image Enhancing a weapon is a nine-stage process, and in each step, raw materials need to be sourced. These materials can be purchased from shops, earned on quests, or found while hunting. Blood Essence is often a main component and this is attained through either the killing of monsters, or other players (PvP areas are a great place for this).

Having acquired the necessary Blood Essence and other materials, the master craftswoman will tell you how much gold she wants for her work. Obviously, this is dependent upon the level of refinement required. This is a health warning - the greater the amount of refinement required, the lower the success rate will be. If the refining is successful you will get back your weapon with more attacking power. However, if the refinement fails your weapon will be destroyed. Don’t go crying to a GM if that happens!

You can read the full article here.

Dana Massey
Formerly of MMORPG.com
Currently Lead Designer for Bit Trap Studios

Comments

  • angus858angus858 Mechanicsburg, PAPosts: 353Member

    Sorry, but that isn't crafting.  Unless I'm entirely mistaken you cannot make a sword or a shirt in 9Dragons.  You can only improve an item's performance.  It sounds like there is no skill involved so one man may improve the stats of an item as well an any other, given the same materials.  So there can be no crafters either.

    This is not to say that the item improvement system won't be fun.  It may be.  But please don't call it "crafting". That sounds intentionally misleading.

    If anyone who has actually played the game can comment, that would be great.  I plan to give it a try.

  • MyskMysk Pittsburg, KSPosts: 982Member

    Welcome to 9Dragons!
    We recommend viewing the 9Dragons site
    with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0. You can
    use other browsers but you may not receive
    the full experience.

    This is what happens when you visit their web site in Firefox (and I would guess any browser other than IE).  It's absolutely unacceptable and is an embarrassingly bad practice.  You either have to go out of your way to break a web site in browsers other than IE, or simply not know wtf you're doing.

    Not only that, there is no useful information (or any information in general) on their web site to begin with.  There's some nice artwork, some spiffy CGI movies, and links to other sites (such as this one) for the actual information.

    You can take your site, roll it, and smoke it.  and various other things that would break the MMORPG ToS to mention.

    Deeply annoyed,
    ~Mysk

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    I probably don't follow the threads that I post in. If you want me to see a response then feel free to PM me.

  • AkikiAkiki Tulsa, OKPosts: 95Member


    Originally posted by Mysk

    Welcome to 9Dragons!
    We recommend viewing the 9Dragons site
    with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0. You can
    use other browsers but you may not receive
    the full experience.

    This is what happens when you visit their web site in Firefox (and I would guess any browser other than IE).  It's absolutely unacceptable and is an embarrassingly bad practice.  You either have to go out of your way to break a web site in browsers other than IE, or simply not know wtf you're doing.

    Not only that, there is no useful information (or any information in general) on their web site to begin with.  There's some nice artwork, some spiffy CGI movies, and links to other sites (such as this one) for the actual information.

    You can take your site, roll it, and smoke it.  and various other things that would break the MMORPG ToS to mention.

    Deeply annoyed,
    ~Mysk



    Yeah, their site is pretty awful (the forums here have more info than their whole site). The only useful thing on that whole site is the beta sign-up form. Lets just hope the reason why is because they are too busy working on the game to work on the site.
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