It is my pleasure to bring to you the next entry in the developer's diary of WindSlayer 2. Today, I'll be discussing the economics of WindSlayer 2. This may sound a little vague, but the main points I'll cover are the Gathering, Mining, Crafting, Enchanting and Enhancing skills, as well as the Flea Market.
Jack of All Trades
Throughout your journeys in Beuritania, your equipment and supplies are bound to see some wear and tear, and eventually wear out or get replaced. In times like these, having the skills to create new items or enhance existing ones are essential. Not only will you have a greater advantage over your foes, but you also can sell your spare items in the Flea Market to prospective buyers.
Gathering & Mining
Gathering is an essential part in crafting because you must first have the materials to be able to create or upgrade an item. The gathering skill is taught by Zohabriner, the Crafting Master, who can be found in the Item Research Lab in every major city. Be sure to purchase a fair amount of shovels too, as they are required to begin the gathering. Mining works the same as gathering except you need pickaxes to retrieve ore from the Quarry. Once you have the necessary skills and equipment, you will be ready to enter the Collection Area or the Quarry and begin collecting materials for your craft.
Crafting, Enchanting & Enhancing
Throughout your travels, your equipment will suffer wear and tear and eventually you will run out of potions and food. This is when the production skills will come in handy. Zohabriner will gladly teach you each of the skills once you have done him a favor or two. Crafting allows you to create health and mana potions, as well as the materials for Enhancing. Enchanting allows you to make your equipment much more powerful by adding attributes to your items with certain materials. Enhancing lets you reinforce equipment and create powerful weapons. I do not want to go into too much detail as I believe players should explore these options themselves – it will be worthwhile.
The Flea Market
After adventuring for some time, you will eventually return to town to sell your wares, but not all the merchants will pay top gold for them. This is where the Flea Market comes into play. Here, you can set up a personal shop to advertise and market your wares. The Flea Market is easily accessible from any city, so arranging a business transaction is always in reach. This is easily the best place to search for and sell items in Beuritania.
What's Coming Next?
Now that we've gone over the basics of WindSlayer 2, the melee and ranged classes, and even the economics, the next subject matter is something that everyone is talking about....Player vs. Player (PvP) combat! Learn about the different modes, rewards and more in the next Developer's Diary.