Update 32 approaches – we even have a date for it now – bringing with it new content (yay!) and an all-new bright and shiny Cannith Crafting system.
Yay especially for the new content!
But there is a drawback. It seems that all of your existing Cannith-crafted shards are going to become worthless. Not convertible into essence. Not usable. Just junk, that you will have to throw away to free up bank space.
But don’t take my word for it. Here is Cordovan’s announcement:
When Cannith Crafting is updated in Update 32, old Cannith Crafting shards will no longer be compatible with crafting machines. Players can currently convert their unused shards into Essences, and should do so prior to the release of Update 32. Old Cannith Crafting shards will not be able to be converted into essences when Update 32 is released.
This is a small drawback, as we can take action now that completely mitigates it most of it. Deconstruct all your shards. All of them. Deconstruction converts them back into various essences, and essences do convert into the new system.
On the other hand, there is a class of shard that does not deconstruct. Shards of Potential and Shards of Masterful Crafstmanship are what they are and do not disassemble into constituent parts.
If you are like me, this is somewhat of a problem in that I made lots and lots of these kinds of shards and set them aside for my non-crafting characters to use as needed, without worry.
Which was nice, and very convenient, for the longest time but now represents a non-desconstructable burden.
One could, I suppose, try to use all of these shards in some kind of humongous craftapalooza, and then deconstruct all the resulting items. Items deconstruct just fine, however, that does not actually recover any of the essences used up to create Potential shards.
Yet it might feel better, as you don’t have to just destroy anything. Your shards are achieving a purpose, of sorts, regardless of the efficacy of said purpose.
Who needs math when you can feel better, right?
Either way, best do something, and do it now. Update 32 is scheduled for September 13! And then all of these lovely shards become just piles of pixelated rock.
And no one wants that.
🙂 😀 🙂