Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:39 PM
I am at around 380 Armorsmithing, and 300 Alchemy. I would say this chart looks about right for what I have spent. I have crafted the same way that this tells you to, pretty much, getting to 115 before starting the 110 WO, etc.
Also remember, that you can make A LOT of money back selling duplicate green recipes on the broker, as well as whites back to the vendor. You can probably easily make 30-50% of your money back by selling recipes depending on how lucky you are. All the bonus materials and what not are also very nice. I have been able to make all my own armor, and I usually have enough bonus materials to make close to 1 pieces (at least in the lower levels), which is nice.
As an example, when going from 300-360ish, I managed to score 2 extra Adamantium Shield recipes (talk about lucky), 4 extra Oricalum (sp?) recipes. I sold the shields for 175-200k each, and the others for around 100k each. Boom, I made back 800+k, which is less than I spent crafting from 300-360 to begin with. And again, I also got green/white/blue recipes, and mats for myself.
Overall, crafting definitely seems worth it, and it has not been too bad of a grind (still have yet to do the 399 quest though). It has most definitely been worth it for me, for both Alchemy and Armorsmith.