In Grindea, you can craft items using your inventory, the items you grind and your super strong hands, so you can get some nice items by yourself.
The screenshot above is the crafting view at menu. You don’t need to unlock recipes in order to craft stuff. Instead, any recipe with at least one item that you already own will appear in the list. If you don’t have enough ingredients to craft an item, it will show up only as a silhouette. When you’ve gathered all the items required, the item will be craftable, and once crafted the silhouette will transform into the item.
When you press on an item, you will be able to view more detailed information of what the ingredients are, how many you need, and how many you own of each ingredient. Of course, you can view this information even if you haven’t collected all the ingredients yet! If you have all the required parts, you can craft the item. In this case, a sweet slime hat!
Another crafting feature we implemented at the same time was the ability to browse recipes based on ingredient directly from your inventory!
Recipes and Ingredients Info
All the items used in recipes have a note on the left top that will warn you of it, when you press on an item with this note, you’ll get an option called “Recipes”. Selecting this option will take you to the recipes it is used for in the recipe menu.<p style="text-align: left;">Note that even if you don’t have all the ingredients for an item, you can still see what type it is, as well as what stats it will have when you craft it. We don’t want players to farm blindly for an hour to make a new sword, only to find out that the weapon they had used to bash all those slimes had been better all along!
Crafting, like much else, is not mandatory in order to complete the main story. Neither will it be a breaking powergaming feature like in some modern RPGs, where crafting makes even the rarest of unique drops obsolete. We’ll try to create a balance where both crafted equipment and rare gear are equally powerful. Now, if you craft something from the rarest of components, however…