The news keeps coming today as the press publishes more articles on crafting. Today we get Massively’s take on crafting. The article hits three major points in Missions, Crafting and Gathering.
Crafting in TOR can be done anywhere, and each companion can have a queue of five pieces in the cooker at a time. With five different companions, you can possibly have 25 pieces going at one time. So in comparison to other MMOs, it’s a bit of a wash. Even though you have to craft at a station in many similar MMOs, the items are completed nearly instantaneously. In TOR, you may craft from anywhere, but there is a longer timer on the item creation
The article is overall praising about the different systems but does point out that there are few things that remain to be balanced.