Let’s talk about the new crafting features that will be present in our future game:
there will be two different way of crafting things: advanced and simple mode. Advanced crafting will be exactly like the current one while, with simple mode, you will be able to craft items directly from the craftbook.
This is not meant to give advantages to players who decide to play in simple mode, that’s why the latter option sacrifices 10 slots of inventory (the craft grid and the output are not present in simple mode). In addition, every craft requires time which is proportional to the difficulty of the craft (so that the time required to craft in simple mode resembles roughly the time needed to arrange items in the grid in advanced mode).
The craftbook interface is getting a major revamp for both crafting modes: you won’t need to switch between hundreds of pages anymore. Every available item will be categorized and shown in a comfortable grid so that browsing crafts will be much easier than before.
Finally, since some of you asked us about it, our policy with respect to In-App purchases will be kept the same: we won’t add anything which could give strong gameplay benefits to people for money.