05-31-2012, 06:37 PM
I must say as a crafter in other games (9 crafting alts in EQ2, 7 in LotRO, 6 in SW:TOR, etc.) that this game is not a crafter's dream. I really don't see any need for dedicated crafters since, if they can create the best items in the game, so can every adventurer, whether they have had any previous in-game experience in crafting or not.
I wasn't as unhappy with SW:TOR as you were (I did find the farming of rare material missions very tedious); however, I have been looking for a good crafting game for a long time. In addition to pre-NGE SWG, I also have a soft spot in my head for Istaria (Horizons), which is still in active development. I don't see anything on the horizon, other than Salem, that I am looking forward to specifically for crafting.