When DDO first came out, nearly 10 years ago (can’t wait for the 10th anniversary coming up this year!!) crafting was even close of being thought of. Boy have times changed. We now have more crafting systems than we can keep up with. If you visit the DDO Wiki Crafting page you come across about 14 different types of crafting mechanisms currently active in DDO. One of the things I want to try to do is to play around with some of these crafting systems, especially those that aren’t used all that much anymore.
The other day I noticed that Sludgge (Level 22 Rogue/Shadowdancer) had a Corroded Rapier. Now I knew the Corroded Rapier was an upgradeable item (it has an enchantment that can be unlocked) from the Sentinels of Stormreach pack. To unlock the enchantment you need to combined the rapier with a Sigil of the Lion, Sigil of the Goat, and Sigil of the Dragon in a specific altar. None of this was a problem as I have plenty of the sigils.
However, as I started to make my way to the altar, I began to realize something. This dang altar is out in the boonies. The altar you have to take these pieces to is called Visbane’s Folly and it is located at the top of Sentinel’s Tower. Now if you are just looking at a map of the House Deneith Ward, and you spot the little crafting station icon indicating the location of the altar, you don’t think anything of it. The problem surfaces when you try to make your way up the tower and then realize that you have to take the sloping path outside of the tower to get to its location. By the time you get their you then start to wonder why you even bothered.
Sludgge thinking that this altar is way out there….
This then made me wonder what other altars are just out in far away places. Most of these “upgradeable” altars are fortunately located relatively close to the various quest storyline/arc quest givers. The only one that is even more annoying to get too, that I can think of, is the Dreamforge which can only be accessed through the Dreaming Dark quest. Now that is definitely crafting in a far away place!!
I wonder if we will ever be able to apply these lesser used altars in our guild airships at some point in time. It would definitely make some crafting a little easier to do. But until then, I guess I’ll just have to continue to travel to these far away places to get these unique crafting items done. Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting everybody!!