Bikini, on 23 October 2010 - 12:23 PM, said:
Indeed : getting the designs (and I know a lot about it as I got ALL 1.9 designs for armorsmith and tailor, and now 90 % of the 2.0 designs) is a matter of stalling brokers, again and again and been lucky.
I found Expert Hocca gloves, a recipe I thought I get last and for 10 KK, for 1.5 kk around 3 AM on brokers. Just luck and methodically checking when potentially interesting.
The best is when you spam trade chat that you're looking for a design for weeks, only to see it on the broker for half of what you were saying you'd pay for it. Kind of wish I had an iPhone so I could use that app to stalk the brokers for the remaining recipes I need.
On that note, does anyone know if Master Drenium weapon designs actually drop, or if you can only get them from the master quest? I'm kind of at a loss; I knew someone who was going for Master Polearm, so I decided to go Master Sword and we could trade off. But now he's quit, and I'm stuck with no one I know for Master Polearm =( Ideally I'd buy the design myself (presumably for many tens of millions of kinah). Speaking of which, if there is anyone working towards Master Weaponsmithing and would be willing to sell me their design when they reach it, I might be willing to fund your craft. Of course I'd be willing to do any Master Sword / Polearm combines you want for free, and at a higher skill since I've already been making red crystals for a couple weeks.