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This page is for describing blacksmithing more fully.
Blacksmithing is used to make metal equipment, whether it's weapons or armor.
Blacksmithing needs ore that can be obtained through mining veins.
There are multiple types of ores. Here are a few:
Bronzing is an example of a generic ore. It has no improvements, but it has no deficiencies.
Striketite is an example of an attack based ore. It increases the strength of a piece of equipment, but it has low durability. It is favored for weapons.
Healore is an example of a defense based ore. It increases the durability of a piece of equipment, but it decreases the strength of the user.
Quality is a variable that can affect multiple parts of a piece of equipment.
Quality varies on 4 things.
- Anvil type
- Quality of ingredients
Quality can change at a random chance. There is a 1/50 chance of reducing the quality by one, and a 1/100 chance of increasing the quality by one.
In Akami, there are multiple types of anvils. Each anvil has its own chance of upgrading the items quality.
If you have selected blacksmithing as one of your professions, it increases the maximum quality from 40 to 50, and it increases the quality increase chance from 1/100 to 1/50.
Quality of Ingredients
The quality of the ingredients used in making the item is the basis for quality. The average quality used in the original construction is the original quality of the item.
Quality can affect multiple things.
- Power rating
- Skill gained
An increase in quality can increase the power rating on a 1:2 basis. That is, 1 power per 2 quality. The armor added then gets attached to the base armor of the item. Know that power rating means either attack or armor.
Quality can affect vendor- and player-price value, since certain quality levels allow better enhancements to be bestowed through enchanting.
Quality affects the skill exp gained from creating the item, also. The skill exp. increase is on a 1:5 ratio. That is, 1 experience point per 5 quality.
Blacksmithing is beneficial in that it allows you to create your own, quality armor. It is also one of the most customizable skills. That is, you can customize a fair amount of an item.
Blacksmithing's cons are that it requires high amounts of quality ore to produce a quality item. It also has the ill effect of being one of the toughest crafting games to master.
Benefits of Professing
Professing in this skill means that you have more access to recipes, and you have a wider range of ores to use.
Criteria of Suggesting a Crafting System
In order for your idea on how to smith in Akami to be considered, your idea must at LEAST meet this criteria.
- It must involve hitting an object of some sort.
- It must involve accuracy.
- It must involve control.
Other ways to improve your chances for your idea to be accepted include:
- Required movement of the object being hammered.
- A playable prototype.
- Various areas of the anvil requiring use to complete the object.