I’ve decided for the time being, I’m going to focus a little more on Alchemy. Last night I reached level 21 Alchemy skill. The current recipe I’m working on, is level 28 and makes Automaton Oil, which I actually use on my Puppet.. /cheer ^^.
It is relatively cheap to make. I bought a stack of Plasma Oil’s off the Auction house for 10k, which would seem like alot for a ingredient, but it is a stack of 99, so breaks down to about 101 gil each. Polyflan paper also comes in stacks of 99, which I bought for 6 gil a piece in Whitegate, and Olive Oil I buy from the merchant in San d’Oria, for about 14 gil each. The Water crystals I farm, but if I would buy off the AH would be about 83 gil. So worst case, If I bought the crystals, I’d be spending 204 gil on each synth, that ends up producing 3 Automaton Oils – so roughly 68 gil a piece.
When you buy Automation Oils from the shop in Whitegate, they cost 200 gil each oil, so I’ll actually be saving gil to make these myself, which is cool. Right now stacks of Automaton Oil (12) go for 3k, so If I end up having some that I want to sell, I might even make a slight profit from skilling up on these.. one can only hope. I don’t know how quickly they sell though, but even if it is for my own use, because it ends up being cheaper, It will still be worth it, and space will be the main issue.
Because I was only level 20, I’ve been sitting in the Guild area in Whitegate and asking for synth imaging help. For the most part, I’ve had much more success than breaks, so I’m happy.