Hello Avatars! For the past few weeks, I have been working hard to polish up a utility meant to benefit crafters in Shroud of the Avatar. I am pleased to announce, I am opening the beta form of this tool up for public use to help with your decoration efforts during the remainder of the pre-alpha releases! Before diving into it, I want to give some shoutouts. SotACrafter would not be what it is now without the feedback and support of some key people. I owe some big thank yous to Fenyx4, Duke Violation, Lady Amber Raine, Knight Grant MacGregor, Lord Baldrith, and Mystic for helping test the site and offering feedback on what at some times was a not-at-all functional product. I also want to thank the contributors to the Shroud of the Avatar Wiki for consolidating recipe information into a single place. Without all that data, this test environment would not have been possible! What is SotA Crafter? SotACrafter is a utility meant to break down the complexity of crafting a specific item in Shroud of the Avatar. Because crafting items often involves crafting ingredients for those items, it can be tedious planning what raw materials you need to gather to ultimately create your brand new Iron Plate Chestpiece or that bed you've been wanting for your house. Right now, SotACrafter is focused on showing you the relationship between crafted items, and it can help you figure out: How to make any craftable item How to make the ingredients for that item How to make the ingredients for the ingredients of that item (and so on until the rabbit hole ends) How many of what resources you need to complete the craft What items you can make with the item you just crafted What is it not? It might seem to go without saying that SotACrafter can show you some of the same information that SotAWiki can show you. SotACrafter, however, is not meant to be a replacement for the SotAWiki Crafting section. Data - SotACrafter is all about the relationships between items and recipes. It will not give you information about the items themselves, such as damage on weapons, armor on armor pieces, etc. Pictures - SotACrafter doesn't use a single one. This is by design. As of now, I fully expect that it never will. Scope - The core of SotACrafter started as a calculator. SotACrafter is not a codex. This has the potential to change in the future if some wishes come true, but for now, don't expect to see information like skill level requirements, where to buy or find recipes (if that feature is implemented in-game), etc. How does it work? When you first visit SotACrafter, you'll be presented with a super simple welcome screen. This tool is currently in beta, so expect that welcome message to be improved going forward. At the top of the screen, you'll find a few navigation tools you can use to search recipes. Those should be pretty straightforward. Once you've narrowed your search down to a single recipe, the magic starts to happen. When viewing a single recipe, click ingredients to expand them into their own recipes. Use the checkboxes next to the ingredients to completely exclude that ingredient from your shopping list (if, for example, you already have that item on hand). If an ingredient's border gets wider and turns red, it means that you've expanded recipes for ingredients that can be made in more than one way, like with an Iron Bar. Because Iron Bars can be made with either Iron Ingots or Iron Ore, you need to close one of the recipes to prevent duplicates in your shopping cart. When you've gotten your recipe set up the way you want, click the P button in the top left to create your shopping list. The shopping list will show you what items in the proper quantities you'll need to buy or harvest to follow your crafting plan to ultimately reach that final item. What's next? That's an excellent question! There's always room to grow, and the sky is the limit! In the short term, I plan to add support for a box to specify quantity, so your shopping list can automatically be multiplied by that number. I also plan to add functionality for saving recipe plans, so if you want to craft multiple items, you can tabulate all of those items on a single shopping list. For the long term, I also plan to create a mobile-friendly version of the site. However, due to the sheer amount of information that needs to be presented for this tool to work, that will take some time to figure out. Feedback If you have any ideas for how to make SotACrafter better, please post them here or PM me. If you find a bug with the site or a missing / incorrect recipe, please do not post that here. Email those issues to email@example.com. For other things, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org, by PM here on the forums, or as Trenyc Argall in-game.