The plight of a Jeweler
Just grind a bit in Orr or Silverwastes get 20 gold or so from loot so and buy your way through a new crafting skill following a wiki page. That’s all you really can do. The Trading Post is much improved and the UI is better, but I still wish you could buy crafting materials via Black Lion from the workbench and plow through crafting trees faster. Then again, once you’re 500, you never have to do it again.
I understand your disappointment, but try looking at it as a challenge or long-term goal. Mawdrey is designed to be the ultimate scavenger hunt/crafted backpiece. If you want to do everything yourself, you will need r400 in several crafting disciplines, but as Noodleworks mentions, you can actually bypass them by simply buying the components from the TP. (I assume the part you’re stuck on is the Heat Stone. It is a buyable component.)
He stated its the grow lamp which he cant craft (artificer, i think) but that one is also tradeable on tp.
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No, Grow Lamp is crafted by Jeweler (the Clay Pot is Artificer), which is what puzzled me originally about his post, since he says he has both Jeweler and Chef. His missing professions would be Huntsman (for the Plates of Meaty Plant Food) and Armorsmith/Leatherworker/Tailor (for the Heat Stone, which is also the only r500 recipe required for Mawdrey).
Grow lamp is crafted by jeweler, and also available for sale on the trading post. All the crafted things are available for sale on the trading post. Grow lamps are a bit more expensive because the time gating is 10 days (charged crystals) rather than 1 day for all the other recipes and heat stones are cheaper because a lot of people jumped at the chance to turn ascended mats into gold (result being zero profit in crafting and selling these).
I don’t understand the problem in the original post. You can also find a friend to craft it for you, I craft things for guild members if they ask.
Sorry, I should have been a bit more clear on where I am stuck in the quest line.
To make an Attuned Grow Lamp you must have Bloodstone Bricks ( http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Bloodstone_Brick ). These Bricks are made by the majority of crafting professions, except Jewelers, and are account bound. Thus I am stuck because I do not have one of the other crafting skills.
Trust me, if it were a crafted item that could be purchased and that I could not make, I would buy it and just somehow absorb the cost and move on; at least it would give me a path forward. However, it has me completely stuck due to the items required to produce it being account bound.
You can take pretty much all the major disciplines from 0-450 for around 30g. If you’ve been playing since launch, have not put mats into anything but jeweler and chef, and thus have been stockpiling the mats for everything else for two years, it will cost you much less.
30g doesn’t take that long to farm. On the other side, gathering most of the mats you’ll need doesn’t take that long either (not the ore/wood at least.) If doing either of those is really an issue, just spend $10 on gems and convert to gold. While you’re leveling the disciplines, all the items you make can be salvaged to get mats back or sold on the TP to get gold back.
Don’t be discouraged. This really isn’t as big of a roadblock as you think it is.
it’s a growing problem among their updates to make these kind of account-bound items with strict gates such as what you are running up against. Every time I read patch notes I get happy then sad then happy then sad, as I read and like what I read, then find out it’s account bound. Unfortunately, if you want Mawdrey, all you can do is level more crafts. It sure would be nice if you didn’t have to do that.
Well, in my opinion, these items were designed for end game players. That is to say, the veteran players with maxed out crafting and gear. A lot of the LS content expects that players will be able to go anywhere and have access to a lot of resources.
I think that’s a reasonable and fair expectation given the game’s age. No offense to the OP if he/she has been playing since launch, but I think that at this point, it’s not unreasonable to expect someone to have their crafting disciplines to at least 400.