Just a quickie

Unfortunately I’ve not had much time to play fallen earth the last couple of days, as much as I’ve wanted to. I have been playing around with crafting a bit more and I thought I’d share a few tips with those just starting out and getting to grips with the system.

Craft early, craft often: as you are gathering various materials, always make sure you are crafting something- even if you don’t really need it. Stuff you make that isn’t of any use can be salvaged to get some of your materials back.
Don’t buy trade skill books: most of the low level books can be obtained in the starter towns for free by doing quests for various NPC’s. I bought all the Lv. 1 armour crafting books, only to get them all for free from the next quest chain I did (they weren’t cheap either!!!)
In fact, don’t buy any trade materials: Everything you need can be found for free in Fallen earth, or traded/bought from auction. Vendors are crazy expensive, the disparity between the prices they buy and sell at mean if you make a habit of buying crafting components from vendors you will be broke pretty often.
Mark good scavenging/mining areas with waypoints: when you find a good spot for getting trade mats, right click it on the map and stick a waypoint on it. Don’t forget to rename it to something that will remind you what it is!
Get off the beaten path: don’t be afraid to go a bit out of the way, there are plenty of neat little places to discover and the extra travel time will be worth it when you don’t have to fight over nodes with dozens of other players.

That’s just a few things that I’ve had to learn the hard way so far, do yourself a favour and heed them well. You’ll also want to get onto crafting the best armour you can wear as soon as you possibly can. I found it helped no end in making my crafter a bit tougher than a wet paper towel.

On a more random note, I tried harvesting a copper node the other day and it gave me 3 furry onions. It would seem anything is possible in the post apocalyptic world of FE.