Before you start crafting, make sure you have put your tools in your tool belt. Also make certain the tool belt itself is equipped. You will also need to have any utilities required for this recipe in your inventory. Check the recipe descriptions if you are unsure of the items you will need.
Using the Crafting StationEdit
Each profession has its own Refining and Finishing table.
Double-click the crafting station to begin.
You will be asked to select a recipe.
There are five types of recipes:
- Work Order
Primary items are usually the final products that require refined materials and/or secondary items, and catalysts.
These items are required as part of creating a crafted item but cannot be used on their own. For example, cloth padding is required certain kinds of armor and mattresses are required to make beds.
These are general recipes your crafter possess. For example, a tailor would find his/her bag recipes under this category.
This is where crafters find recipes for an active quest or those recipes earned by completing quests.
When you’ve selected a recipe, the crafting inventory will then appear. Low level crafters start out with a minimal amount of slots to use, but as they get more skilled and work smarter, they will gain more "workspace" slots. The inventory is for utilities, which are expendable. Keep that in mind if you put a 1 charged utility in your crafting inventory. Note that the crafting inventory is also used to put anti-complication utilities in (under the "Other" heading).
You can significantly increase the setup time by creating table macros. The command for this is
/refineadditem "Utility Name Here"
After you have your items set up, start the recipe. The game won't let you continue unless you have the needed items. The crafting window will pop up now, and you’re ready to begin.
The crafting process is divided into at least 4 sections.
Start the process by clicking the appropriate icon, working in the first section, and attempt to complete it while raising your quality. Watch your quality bar, as quality is important in work orders and regular recipes. Only certain actions will increase quality, those listed with “Quality” in their description.