okay, a discussion with someone on prices of goods started this whole thing for me. I knew my crafted items were getting expensive to make, and i even knew that i wasn't making much gold - what i DIDN'T realize, was that I wasn't MAKING gold, i was losing it, and HUGE amounts. I'm rather pissed. i chose this forum to have this discussion, it could actually fit in several. I mainly make ML craftables - pendants, britches, scrappers, ect. These are the nice stuff people actually use. it's why i made a legendary crafter, to make these things. Today, i shopped around and got high-low prices for all the ingredients on my ML stuff. Here's a lovely list, with costs, and selling prices. This is on europa, btw. pendant eye - 375k-325k pearl 5 - 350k (5) star safires 50 6.250 cost: 731,250 - 681,250 selling at: 675k-575k me; 575k Gain/Loss; 100k - break even resillient bracer captured essence 500k blue diamond 45k - 20k(5) diamonds 50 10k cost; 555,500 - 530k selling at; 450k - 595k me; 450k Gain/loss: 105,500 - 145k essence of battle captured essence 500k fire ruby (5) 30k-20k(5) rubies 50 3.750 cost: 533,750 - 523,750 selling at: 500k-600k me: 525k Gain/Loss: (possible gain) 1,250 (possible loss) 8,750 spell woven britches eye - 375k-325k putrefaction 10 300k (10) scourge 10 300k - 275k (10) cost; 950k - 925k selling at: 600k me; 600k Gain/loss: 350k - 325k song woven mantle eye - 375k-325k muculent 10 60k-25k (10) blight 10 75k-50k (10) cost; 510k - 400k selling at: 500k-600k me; 450k Gain/loss: 50k - 100k my two mind blowing favorites: stitcher's mittens captured essence 500k corruption 10 360k-250k (10) taint 10 2m - 1.5m (10) cost: 2.860m - 2.250m selling at: 1.8m me: 1.8 Gain/Loss: 1.060m - 450k scrappers; blank scrolls 100 500 dread horn mane 300k-250k taint 10 2m - 1.5m corruption 10 360k-250k cost: 2.660,500 - 2.000.500 selling at; 275k - 300k Me; 275kk Gain/loss: 2.385,500m - 1.725,500m I blame the prices on ingredients, of course. Captured essence at the number one spot at 500k a bottle. That is, of course, if you find any for sale. I've had to go cross shard to find them. our next suspect, taint. 10 for 2 mil. Sounds cheaper than cap. ess, but i need 10 of them to make anything. Yeah, you can sometimes find it less than that, but you have to hunt, and if you're lucky, you might find 10 whole pieces for under 2 m. More likely, not. Third in place is corruption, at the low end, 10 for 250k. I used to not complain about it, figuring it was an okay price - then I took a look at what I'm (not!) making on the products.... 350k for an eye....Oh, and lets not forget the price of the vendor at 125k a day.... *throws in the towel* That's it for me. With the prices the way they are, I will not craft another item. I might as well trip merrily through brit bank, throwing 1 mil checks... at least that way, someone will have some fun. I'm sure someone will say 'raise the prices', but the two items i'm actually positive income on, don't sell. The other items, I've attempted to raise the price - to hear that the prices were to high for the shard (see the first words I said on how this thing started) I'm done losing money! no more crafting! As more people wise up, the crafting will stop altogether. What few remaining ML items there are left, will sky rocket in price. It's the start of a crafting crash, imo.