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So how do you like being a tinker?

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by vorius, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. vorius

    vorius Guest

    I am trying to juggle a decision on what craft I should train next. It is between tinkering and bowyer/fletcher. I would like to do what is more lucrative. any suggestions?

    What seems to make good money as a tinkerer? Are you guys getting filthy rich or begging for scraps at the end of the day? [​IMG]
  2. Silverbird

    Silverbird Slightly Crazed
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    Nov 3, 2001
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    I have two gm tinkerer on a shard (and only one account *g*).
    - for the first char (my crafter) tinkering is more like a support-skill. With a few ingots in my pack, i am never running out of tools. I am looking forward to earn a talisman with 25% eceptional tinkering bonus. That way I would only produce exceptional shovels.
    - the second char fells more under the fun section. She sometimes goes out with a golem. It is a selfmade one and she is able to repair him.
    Tinkering is not really a money making skill, but it can safe your honor in some situations. (Repairing someone an armour set and running out of repair tools ... Making new tools, when you craft en masse for npcs like bods or for heartwood.)
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Bowyer/Fletcher is more lucrative if you can get the runic tools, and the special woods. Enhancing a decent bow into a really good bow can mean a 100k better selling price. Tinkering is really limited selling wise you need to get the three recipes (pendant of magi, essence of battle, and resilient bracer) which require some hard to get resources to make. The "regular" magic rings and bracelets are just too random to count on for money, you can make 20 and get total junk. and you can only enhance butchers knives and cleavers.

    Tinkering however is very nice to have on a multi-craft character, being able to make your own tools is great, and for some tools the durability difference of crafted over storebought is huge.

  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    To date...

    Tinkers: 9 across 3 shards
    Fletchers: 1 on Europa

    Gold made to date:

    Fletcher: Very little
    Tinkers: Even less!

    However, with the right tools and a little RL luck, a fletcher will definitely be the more lucrative of the two.