it's possible to learn
each skill, I'd advise grabbing one to
concentrate on initially. The costs involved with becoming proficient
in your chosen profession may start off small, but they’ll
begin burning their way deep into your pocketbook before you know it.
If you’ve got the kinah to spend, or the time to hunt down
materials, more power to you. You'll still need to do work orders to
get recipes (unless you want to buy those off of other players as
well), so be prepared to pay, no matter which path you choose.
To craft anything in Aion, you have to be at the appropriate
workstation. As a Sorceror (and Spiritmaster
I chose to concentrate
on the Sewing profession to offset the cost of armor pieces in the
future. Thus my instrument of imminent pauperdom was a magical loom.
Feel free to choose any station in the area. It doesn't matter whether
another player is there or not, as it has absolutely no effect on your
Once you've chosen your loom, the crafting UI will appear. The window
will show you what recipes you have available, how many of each you can
make with the materials you currently have available on your person,
and an option to choose how many you wish to create. It may sound a
little convoluted, but it's actually an intuitive and elegant piece of
design work. At a glance, you can see what you need to do and whether
you've got the ability to do so.
Choose how many widgets you wish to make (you can also select the "Make
All" option), then click the craft button and get ready to pray.
Similar to the method of gathering used in Aion, the actual act of
crafting involves clicking once, then sitting on the edge of your seat
in palpable anticipation as you watch your pass and fail meters rise.
Sadly, you have no control over their progression. If your pass meter
reaches the end before your fail meter does, you've successfully
created your very first item. Just because you managed to create an
item doesn't mean you'll get a skill-up point for it, so you'll need to
be both patient and persistent.
The primary method of gaining skill (and recipes), is to complete work
orders for your profession trainer. As you progress in skill, your
trainer will give you more difficult orders to fulfill. If you
can’t gain any skill-ups from a work order, your trainer will
no longer offer it to you. It's nice to know they're looking out for
For the very first work order, your trainer will provide all the
materials you require to complete it. If you happen to fail the order,
just abandon the task and grab it again. When you do, the trainer will
remove whatever requested items you had managed to complete and give
you the quest over again. Yes, that means you'll need to start from
scratch. Just look at it as more opportunities to gain some skill.