Wrong Sized Bars, Smithing, and Cutters

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Wrong Sized Bars, Smithing, and Cutters

Postby Dorn » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:50 am

So. Personally, the part I actually *hate* the most about Smithing is the cutting of bars. Why? Because you're ALWAYS playing around trying to get the right bar length to make something if it isn't 4 pounds. Then you're having to remember which of your bars are not the standard 4 pounds, but happen to be 5 pounds and are still listed as standard without having a handy little item that someone has called scales! (Damn you Ardor)

What are the chances of us having an automated part of the process where if we try and use a bar that is too big for the item we want to make, that if we confirm it, we take the bar to the cutter there (if there is a cutter there, as I know there is at least one home with a forge but no cutter) and we just slice the extra off. Extra RT, we leave the extra bit of material in the cutter, return the bit we need to the forge, and start forging.

It's really a hugely irritating, juggling process, that seems to create busy work just for the sake of making it busy work.
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Re: Wrong Sized Bars, Smithing, and Cutters

Postby Kiyaani » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:14 am

I don't even do anything with blacksmithing and I'd love to see this implemented. Having to deal with precise bar sizes is challenging. This would make things so much easier for people.

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Re: Wrong Sized Bars, Smithing, and Cutters

Postby Lun » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:25 pm

It'd be cool if the bar cutter automatically cut into standard sized bars, and you'll get a leftover material bar on the other end. So you can, say, cut standard bar and get 1 standard material bar and 1 leftover material bar, or cut tiny bar and get leftover material bar (unless the leftover is exactly the weight of a certain named bar, then you'd get that bar as well I.e. standard and tiny bar from cutting a 5 lber.

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Re: Wrong Sized Bars, Smithing, and Cutters

Postby Dorn » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:43 pm

That would be neat, as well. Just, not everything is 4 pounds. and if you've got say, a 9 pound bar, and you want 8 pounds of it that means you'd cut it initially into a 4 pound, and a 5 pound. Then cut the 5 pound into another 4 pound, then combine the two 4 pounds in the furnace to finally get your 8 pound to forge. So much fiddling around.
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Re: Wrong Sized Bars, Smithing, and Cutters

Postby jilliana » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:13 pm

+100! If something like this could be implemented, especially that of Dorn's initial post, I'd be a happy Jilly.
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Re: Wrong Sized Bars, Smithing, and Cutters

Postby ironcross32 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:26 pm

I agree whole-heartedly with this. I currently don't even mess around with it, because its a pain, if it says there is a little extra, like I have a standard 4 pounder, and it needs three pounds, I'll just put confirm after and let it waste the extra. It's a bit... clunky I'd say, trying to get precise bars, a lot of fiddling around as was previously stated above.

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