Item Crafting in RPG Games
South Korea’s gaming industry is huge. Gaming tournaments have a huge following, eSports being officially recognized since 2000. Tens of thousands of people attend eSports tournaments and the prizes are substantial. Statistics show that since 2008, the gaming industry has gained a growth of almost 15%, more and more people being interested in online gaming. Role-playing games and MMOs are very popular in the country. South Korean produced games like Lineage, Dragon Nest, Aion, Blade & Soul and many more, being the go to games for players in the country. Such games have also gained an international following, thus increasing their popularity. In MMO games like Lineage II or Dragon Nest item crafting is a popular choice for players who want to increase their character’s attributes. In Lineage II, in order to craft, you need to have the right recipes and the right ingredients. There are five types of recipes: material recipes, item recipes, arrow recipes, shot recipes and compressed package recipes. Each one helps craft a specific item or transforms a lesser material into a higher one. Besides recipes, you also need some ingredients. You can find: crystals, key materials, materials, gemstones, spirit ore and rope of magic. In Dragon Nest, enhancing your gear will increase its stats and add bonuses to your hit points and mana points. Also, it will give it a cool and unique name. In order to enhance an item you need to pay some gold and have the correct enhancement material. Items can be normal, magic, rare and epic and each one will require a different approach. The materials used for enhancement are: Onyx, Altheum and Diamond and as your level increases, you’ll also need more refined grades of these materials. They are: Fragment, Crude, Average and Quality. In Dragon Nest, item enhancements doesn’t come without its risks. For example, as your equipment increases, it can run the risk of breaking. But there is a solution. You can use Item Protection Jellies to prevent it from breaking. There are 5 kinds of recipes that you can use, most importantly materials and items, and then the special cases: arrows, shots, and compressed packages. You can start with material recipes which represent the simplest form, they just transform a number of lesser materials into one higher material. Item recipes are much more complicated. To create an item, you need the special key materials for that item, as well as a large number of normal materials, and crystals and gemstones of the corresponding grade. Arrow recipes are just like material recipes, only that the result isn't used for crafts. Shot recipes require only crystals and the corresponding ore (soul or spirit) as input. Compressed package recipes take the corresponding number and kind of shots and a number of Rope of Magic of the grade as input. One of the most important issues in crafting is getting the right ingredients, and materials are the largest part of them. If you do not have some material of a type, you might want to make them from some lower materials. For this you need the right material recipe. As there are 29 material recipes, and the recipe book has only a total of 50 entries, it is a good idea to let your Bounty Hunter handle the 5 material recipes of craft level 1, to get more space in the Warsmith recipe book. Another alternative to creating a new character solely for the purpose of this would be to take advantage of Lineage II's fishing aspect, and get an additional 48 slots for your recipe book. In Dragon Nest, you can craft an item through a Blacksmith. You can craft 6 different types of items; Gear Sets, Suffix Equipment, Technique Accessories, Gifts , Lustres and Suffix Materials. Crafting requires crafting materials and gold, but your rewards can be priceless. Give them all a try to see which one works best for you!