While loading the client up this morning, I noticed the following note:
ALERT: If you currently have active crafting consignment quests, please cancel or complete these quests before server maintenance begins on Tuesday, Sept 7. These quests (available in Overhill, Silverdeep Mine, Combe Lumber Camp, or Duillond) will no longer be available once Volume III, Book 2 goes live.
For those of you who haven’t done these (I’ll admit I just started myself) you essentially are paying an NPC to go off and farm materials for you, up to Artisian level. You travel to the NPC and there will be a few different options for the different skill levels and based on your level you purchase the right one. Using those items creates a new quest which is essentially a timer and at the end of the timer you return to the NPC and they present you with a key to a chest with the appropriate crafting ingredients. There isn’t a ton of ingredients but usually a handful of the different types including chances for some of the crit items. These can be pretty handy for leveling up alts or in augmenting your resource gathering at the lower levels. They’re also nice for cases where you can’t gather resources for yourself. Case in point, the Historian includes weapon-smithing but no prospecting, so these quests can help quite a bit.
Two quick notes on these quests:
- You can only have one quest active per resource type
- You can however have multiple resource type quests active (scholar and prospecting for example)
I know I will be doing these quests on all my toons as often as I can in order to try to jump start my Scholar and Weaponsmith that I’m leveling. So if you have any of your toons with crafting levels at or below Artisian, you might think about grabbing these before they go away.