Hey guys, it's Penguin here and welcome back to another gold-making video!
In today's video, I'm excited to bring to you one of the most anticipated videos of this series. I feel like, first off, let me say this is officially part four of our Dragonflight series and this video in particular is going to be all about work orders.
With that being said, in today's video we are going to be covering everything you need to know with the current work order system. But as always, if this is your first time seeing this series, I am going to be assuming that you know the knowledge that are in the past few videos.
So, if you have not seen video one through three, and you're interested in the crafting systems, you're interested in specializations, knowledge points, profession combos, all of that, I highly recommend going to check out the previous videos.
Also, as always, keep in mind this is beta. This video is edited, recorded, and published during the beta scene. For this video in particular, the very first rendition of work orders may see a few things change, however the basic structure should remain the same.
With all of those disclaimers out of the way, let's jump right into this video!
As always, thank you so much for clicking on this video. I hope it is worth your time! Grab a snack, grab a coffee, get your restocking done, and I hope you enjoy this video.
What are Crafting Orders?
All right, before we get too excited and dive into the in-game stuff, let's go over some logistics and explanation on what work orders actually are.
I like to say that the new work order system is a social distance trade chat. It takes away the actual human interaction and uses a middleman to help process everything more smoothly.
Let's break this down by two different sides:
- Who is offering the service or item
- Who is purchasing the service or item
We have Side Number One which will be the Placers for the buyers. It really depends on what you want to call them, but it will be the people who are actually putting in a crafting or work order.
So, what these people are doing is:
- Going to an interface
- Searching for an item that they want to own
- Choosing if they want to actually give some reagents towards this craft or not
- Adjusting optional reagents they need
- Putting in a commission
- Publishing it to the world
To go back to our analogy, think about somebody saying, “Hey I want to buy you know linked item and trade chat,” or, “Hey I'm looking for a maxed out leather worker” something like that in trade chat. You're basically doing this but in a customized interface.
On the opposite end, you have the Crafters. Now, the Crafters have a little bit more of an easier job. Where all they have to do is go to their crafting station; an enchanter will go to the enchanting crafting station, etc. and they can open up a crafting order menu. Then they can simply just look at the orders that they might be able to fulfill and meet those requirements.
They can also see the commissions and everything that the buyer or the Placer is supplying, and they can accept that order. They have 30 minutes to process the order:
- Collect materials
- Craft the item
- Submit it
The crafter then gets paid and the item is sent to the buyer. It's similar to a buyer going to a leatherworker and asking for an item, or the leatherworker offering their services.
What the Crafting System Isn’t Doing
This system helps everyone involved, and is not meant to replace the auction house. It focuses on:
- BoP items, which can't be sold on the auction house,
- Traditional BoE items, which are mainly sold through the auction house.
The Two Types of Crafting Work Orders
So I have per video but there is one more thing we need to talk about and this is that there are currently two different types of work orders:
- Public Workorders
- Private Workorders
Generally, they are almost the same thing with one caveat to the public work order system. It is what I just talked about; you know, as a place you go, you place your order, and that order goes out to everybody on your armory-connected realms, if you're on a cluster. So I can send out my order, and in a random crafter I did not know even existed picks up my order and finishes crafting it for me.
Then you have the private work order which is more of a personal experience and this is sent to somebody directly. Maybe you have a guildmate who you know can craft this item, or maybe you have a Battlenet friend or a real-life friend that you know, who knows maybe you even have a YouTuber on your realm who can craft that item and you want to send it to them personally. That means you can send them that direct order and only they can fulfill it.
Now you may be asking, "Why would anybody want to do this personal order?" The main difference is that you can actually specify the quality of an item in a personal order. We talked about the quality system in the first video of the series, but that means if you want a tier V quality item only, you will not accept a quality four, etc. then you have to place a private order. You gotta be picky who you know who you want to actually craft that item.
Crafting System Walkthrough
All right with that being said, let’s actually jump in game now. Currently, I am on one of my tiger senses (sorry, there was a bit of loading lag, that was not YouTube, I apologize about that). But in game, we are on one of our tiger senses, and this will make a lot more sense in just a second. So, this tiger sense wants to place an order.
So this person can go to Val draken currently I'm in the major city inside of The Artisans Market which is kind of the crafting Arena and they can make their way to the same sort of order Hall area and they can place an order. So if we go here to our best friend here we go, as you can see this looks a lot like the auction house which is awesome and we have our options.
So let's just say I am looking for a profession equipment and here we go. Let's say I want this bop tailoring accessory gear as we know for from the last video. This is actually the best in slot for tailors, so I'm a tailor, it works out perfectly. I really want this item now because I don't have any friends.
I'm just going to make this a public order and now I have a few options. Now, if I had the items which, as you can see, I actually do not have any of these items to provide, but if I did I could check this off and provide those items. For example, I do have five of the metals; I believe I need 25 in order to actually provide them. But let's say I did, I could choose to provide them if I wanted but at least I know, you know, kind of the cost of the item based on this list of reagents then what I can decide to do.
Yet again, I am making this a public order, which means I cannot determine the quality that I want. If I made this a private order, I could specify exactly who it sent to and then of course determine the quality from anything all the way up to five. But we're not going to do that, so we'll do a public order and then I can write a note saying, "Hey I would really like a tier two plus, please craft super-fast". You know, whatever your heart desires. Then you have your commission.
This is what is going to the crafter themselves, and so this is kind of where the important and hard part can be for the Placer. You may be sitting here and saying, "Okay, I don't have any of these items so I can't provide anything, but I don’t really know what these cost". Especially if you don't have an add-on like TSM or auctionator, you might not know what the going price for Chrono cloth Faults are.
So, what Blizzard has done is added a similar orders system. Now, of course, keep in mind this is beta, so people price things at crazy amounts just for testing. But, as we can see currently, there are two other work orders for this item.
Somebody is giving a 2,000 gold commission and providing none of their agents (hey, that sounds like me!), and somebody is also providing some of the reagents and also giving a 2K Commission.
So, with this knowledge, I could say, “Hey, you know what? I really want to get this done fast. Let me up my commission to 8,000 gold, right? Because, I want to be the best looking work order, so if a crafter wants to make some gold, hopefully they choose mine first.”
Of course, you can pick up your duration: do you want this work order to be lasting 12 hours, 24, or 48, just like an auction house posting? And then, of course, there is a little bit of a fee, and then we can place.
Now, a very important thing to note is once you hit place the items, if any are taken out of your inventory (if you provided them) and then of course your gold is also taken. So, if we place the order, as you can see that 8K was taken (I didn’t provide any items, so it didn’t take anything). But that could be something to think about, and then once you place the order it automatically takes you to kind of this my orders section.
Here, these are just some orders that I have placed in the past:
- I have posted two public orders (I believe this was yesterday morning and they actually were completed)
- I also posted two personal orders which were completed
- One of my public was expired and this is the one that I currently have listed
I can of course click on this and hit cancel if I needed to.
Now, that is kind of how this system works.
High End Gear with the Crafting System Walkthrough
We picked a less complicated item. So, let's say we wanted a really awesome Mythic level gear - let's say I'm a monk and I just want a mace. When I click on this item, the interface is a little bit different. What you will notice, which is a huge thing to keep in mind, is that Bop like Mythic high level quality reagents you as a Placer must provide. So things like The Artisan Metals, even though they were Bop, they are not this high level Mythic quality items so you don't have to provide them. But if you are trying to craft one of these items, anything in red you have to actually provide.
Because I don't have any of these, I could never actually place this order. But it is saying, hey you gotta provide this, you know you gotta go collect this. And then of course I do have the option: Do you want to provide the alloy? Of course I don't have any, but I did have the option right there. I still have the note, I still have the commission, and it basically works the same.
Now you will notice that we do have optional reagents and at the current moment the Placer also has to provide the optional reagents. So, for example, if I wanted to, by default this is a 382, if I wanted to craft this into a 408 or 418 I would have to provide this extra reagent. The ways to actually get these items are still a little bit unknown but you would have to provide them. Or, for example, if I want to buff a specific secondary stat, I would have to provide that as well. Same thing with any sort of additional embellishments.
I'm not sure if this will stay required, but that is currently how it's working right now. Then, like I said before, you have your similar orders, which there are none currently, but you could look at that if you wanted. We have officially showcased the Work Orders on the actual Placer's side.
Real Time Crafting System Scenario
Now, in order to showcase the actual crafter side, I want to show you a scenario that we can do right now. To show off providing reagents, we’re going to go grab an item here.
Remember, I am still a buyer, a Placer, somebody who wants an item. So, I go here and let’s say I need an Enchanting profession equipment.
One thing to note is that currently BOP items are available through this list. We’re not sure if those BOP items are here just for testing, or if some BOPs will be used through the system. However, the system is mainly for BOPs.
In this case, we are actually crafting a BOP, so technically I could buy this off the auction house. But, hey, we’re doing this for testing!
So I am here and said hey, you know I can't craft this myself but I really want this enchanting tool now. Thankfully, because I do have that item, of course I could not provide it if I wanted but because I do have that item I'm going to provide some of the reagents. I don't have any dust so you know the crafter has to deal with that.
Now, because I have an ALT who can craft this item, you know you can say this is your friend, you can say whoever, but this is a good thing to note is that alts can indeed fulfill your own order but we're going to send it directly to them. So we're going to send it to Tiger sense but on the other connected realm.
Because of this, I have the opportunity to provide a minimum quality and let's say I'm like hey I at least want a quality four and you know you're going to leave a little bit of a note because this is your best friend you gotta be nice. So we're just gonna say there we go.
Right, we're just gonna provide a little bit of a note. Are there any sort of listings? No, there’s not.
Let's just say,
"Hey, I’ll give you 2,000 gold.
We are going to place your order and you will notice once we hit
place, the gold as well as the item is taken away from our inventory and we currently have it listed for a personal order of 12 hours.
Crafters Point of View Crafting System Walkthrough
So here we are, we are on the other tiger sense (they are twins, I know they look very similar) but we are now on the crafter side of things, so keep in mind.
We are now looking at this through another point of view. As I said before, Crafters have to go to their crafting stations to have access for work orders. This means they can be anywhere where there is a crafting station available; they don't have to be in Val Draken. For example, they could be in the Waking Shores at the start of the game, where there are crafting stations.
Alternatively, they could be hanging out with the Test Cars. All they need is access to a station. As an Enchanter, we go up to our station and notice a new tab. We no longer have just recipes and specializations; we also have crafting orders.
Now, by default, these orders you will be looking at are public orders and you will be looking at the items that you can craft that are of course able to be used through the system. So, if we do a quick refresh of everything, as you can see, there is actually somebody who is looking for this item crafted. It's something that I can indeed craft and they're providing some of the reagents; if we hover overlook, they're providing some herb and you know the chromatic dust and we’re getting a three thousand gold commission.
We click on this and, as we can see, all right so they have left us no note so that's fine. Their commission is 3K there is a Consortium cut so we will get about 2,800 if we actually complete this order and they are providing the dust as well as the herb. However, we need to provide the draconium or any sort of optional reagents and that is all.
Now quickly, because you know Blizzard is super nice, we can see our crafting stats. So if we were to craft this item, we will make it at a quality three. Technically, this person could have said, "Hey, you know I would love it to be a quality four." I could look at here and be like, "You know what, I can't craft it to a quality four." Technically, I could still accept, but I could be nice and decline.
I personally don't have any draconium ore, yeah I personally don't have any draconium ore, there's not even any on the auction house, so sorry I cannot fulfill that order.
But it's there if I wanted to know. A huge thing to note - let me make this bigger - is that there are a daily limit for public orders currently. That limit for every single day is 30 public orders, but I would not hyperfocus on that 30 number as it's likely to change a little bit.
Now what you could do is, if you were just curious, you can hit Show Unlearned and this is kind of everybody's work orders. So, even though I can't actually craft this battle pet, I can look and be like, "Oh, there's actually a good market, so maybe I should go and learn this," etc. But, these are the unlearnable or the things that I can't actually craft that you know I might want to do.
Lastly, let's go to our Personal Order. Keep in mind, there is no limit to personal orders, which is another bonus of them. So, if you are a well-known crafter, you could be very, very busy, you know, crafting your heart out with all these orders.
But I can look and say, "Hey, somebody has sent me a private order. It's by Tiger Sense. What a lovely name." And let's see what they want. So, first of all, just right off the bat, we can see the item and quality that they're looking for. We can see their commission and, of course, if they're providing anything, we can select that. And they left us this lovely note and they're providing the vendor item. How kind of them! We're going to get about 1900 gold for crafting, and actually, because our skill is so high, we're going to guarantee a quality five. They want a minimum quality of four, so hey, we can actually do that now.
Let's say we didn’t have time, we didn't like the price, or we couldn't craft the quality; whatever it is, we could decline. But in this case, we're going to start once we hit start.
As you can see, we can cancel if necessary, but we have a 30 minute timer. Then, if we had the items in our inventory, which we do now, we can simply just hit create. If we didn't have this dust, we might have to go to the auction house, craft some other things, but for right here we can hit create.
Then it will craft and boom there we go! It is now going to complete that order. We can decide to send a message if we want. We can say there we go and complete our order. We have just gotten paid and that item is officially sent off to whoever requested that item.
And that is really how this system works. Keep in mind, depending on your skill level and notability, you may have a ton of personal orders or you may be able to fulfill a ton of public orders.
Receiving Ordered Items
The last thing I want to show you guys is on the other character. So give me one second and... OK we are back on Tiger Sense.
You know maybe we took a quick, you know 15-minute nap and we are here and we can check our mailbox.
- First of all, we have that expired order that nobody actually did so I did supply some items, but we got our 6K and we got those spool back.
- Taking a look oh somebody fulfilled our order. Hey, this was our private order, they left me a nice message and there we go we have our item.
- We can go ahead and equip this if we want and there we go. That is how this full system works now.
One thing I should note is that there is a special work order: recrafting. This is the ability to turn an item into something better, whether it's by increasing the stats or changing them entirely.
For example, let's say we're trying to empower an item to increase its item level from 306 to 372. We can do this by submitting a reorder. However, there is a risk of quality going down if the item is placed in a public order.
Nevertheless, even if the quality does go down, it may still end up being a better item. For example, if the item is a quality five, base level item and you try to add one of these, it may turn into a quality two, but that quality two of the high level item will be better than a quality five of a base one.
Why do Crafting Orders?
I know I just said that was the final thing but I do want to mention one more thing because I just want to leave you guys on a note that you might want to actually think about.
Reasons why Crafters want to do the work order system or want to participate in the system:
- Get gold (if somebody is offering a good commission)
- Save cost on leveling up your profession (e.g. you craft an item for somebody and you gain one skill out of that)
Now of course achievements will be nice for any collector, but the big thing is that the first three tiers of the achievements grant you knowledge points. Currently, those numbers are:
- Completing a hundred work orders
- Completing 250 work orders
- Completing 500 work orders
Each time you hit one of those milestones, you are going to get 10 Dragon Shards, which we mentioned in the knowledge point video. Ten Dragon Shards will grant you about three points each, meaning that's up to 30 knowledge points every time you hit a milestone. So, by the time you complete 500 work orders, you might have gained 90 knowledge just from the system.
That is something to think about too, because it's not just playing for gold. Yes, of course gold is going to be the main reason why crafters accept orders, but who knows maybe you do it for a hit on gold but you gain knowledge too.
That is just something to think about and I'm going to leave the video here. So, everybody, hopefully this helped. Thank you so much for watching and let me know if you have any questions in the comments down below. I appreciate you guys hanging out and, as always, have a good day!