Tarax the Terrible wrote:Rhynox says that some are better than other already so I guess that is correct.
I always felt that as a smith you should get messages feedback when finished.
Tarax the Terrible wrote:Also Mythical smith doesn't relate to smithying skills or work done, just how much you have grinded since joining.
So currently you can become a mythical Smith without making a single item in the forge.
That is why I think there should be no such indicator. Someone who has forged (and I mean, inspecting the items and not just mass forging through a robot) thousands of items will know when an item is better than the previous ones. I immediately know if the item I just finished is good or not regardless of what lousy sminspect tells me.
Finwe and Palmer asked me whether titles or the necklace should be based in experience (while the other would be based on items forged). I said many who were well-known (the highest attained title back then) would suddenly find themselves as apprentice smith would make no sense, so I suggested necklace. So, they changed it (although the necklace would move with experience too). The smith titles were incredibly hard to improve though (Eldior had the highest one, Professional, and he was like 5 titles below the Mythical one), so they redid the titles. I was Well-known, same as Lestaroth and Goldman, Eldior, Gothmog and Etanukar were Professional, and on February 2004 (if I recall correctly) I suddenly found myself as Mythical, just as Gothmog, while Etanukar, Lestaroth and Goldman booted as Legendary (from what I remember). Never caught up with Eldior.
I used to say 100,000 forged items to reach the mithril necklace was a nice mark (just like the 100,000 skulls for ogres), but it is too far fetched nowadays. From what I know, only Zorath and I broke that mark (I stopped counting after 115k).
I remember there were debug messages that would show you how many you have forged whenever you finished forging something (like "You have finished forging a longsword. (#1300)"). Several were able to check all their items before it was fixed. A pity I was away when that happened, wanted to die
Tarax the Terrible wrote:
You feel this is not your best work.
You are relatively happy with how this came out.
This could be considered your best work to date.
With Palmer (or Finwe, can't really remember... they both picked stuff from the smiths and worked at the same time) we compromised something, that you would be able to give the item to Berim to get it appraised if you wanted to.
Tarax the Terrible wrote:
That you can forge the items relatively quickly means if currently smith armours were some of the best quality one smith could supply all of the game quite easily in a day.
If you are going to start being able to make better quality it should go much slower.
Actually this is a pretty good idea. Being able to choose whether you want a quick item or a better one. Since Petros loves to add options, maybe a smoptions speed (fast/moderate/slow), with moderate being the current speed (50 seconds for iron, plus 10 seconds for leather and another 10 for wood). I wouldn't mind having to spend five minutes forging if the resulting item had a chance of actually being usable nowadays.