I still have a personal mission to Master craft everything I can before I choose a profession. So, I decided to sit myself down and map out all the base ingredients I need to craft for everything. Any outfits I have not crafted, I counted every ingredient for that plan, even if I have some of the ingredients already in my inventory. For things like dyes and weapons, I had to multiply the recipe's ingredients by how many times more I had to craft it to attain master crafting. For things like chromic acid and gyrostabilizers, I broke down those to basic ingredients and multiplied those by how many crafted items I needed. I think it took me an hour to create my "shopping list" but it is worth it to me to see what I have left.
My top ten most wanted items:
1727 Cogs (Most of these are for master crafting weapons)
129 Watering cans (I did not break this item down, since I could easily add all cans together)
44 Crocodile Tears
42 Gold Petals
38 Steam Cans
36 Venom (I looked, and I have enough glass vials for both Tears and Venom)
34 Plant Cans
24 Indigo Petals
Only one recipe had unusual ingredients: 8 Tantalum Springs and 15 Steel Cans.
I added the Petals and Plant Cans together, and I need 100 Plants. This means, I am still at least 50 days away from being a Master Craftsman. So, that means....
I have this goal. To be a Master Craftsman by October 1st. That is 71 days from now. Think I can do it?
By the way, where can I "consistently" find Tantalum Springs and Steel Cans?