This is a time of year when many Americans begin planning three of the biggest food consumption holidays of the year. I've personally been on Epicurious for the past two weeks preparing for Thanksgiving. And all too quickly, Christmas will be here, necessitating the preparation of another tasty family feast.
Feasts Feasting Tables
As I started redesigning my EQ2 Extended furniture showroom, I decided to create two "Feasting Tables". It's a timely inclusion for the season and satisifies a request I'd received a few weeks ago to provide an estimate for creating one. At the time, I'd never considered it and had nothing to display for options. Worse, I had no idea what was possible from a crafting perspective.
My search revealed that recipes for craftable food and tableware was very thin. The vast majority of items in this category are provided as quest rewards and holiday events, which means I can't mass produce them to sell. Daunted but not defeated, I decided to press on using what I could make or creatively devise.
The Darker Side
Halloween decorating being the exception, I've avoided crafting the more sinister looking carpentry items. I don't even make one for the bonus crafting XP since my levels come quickly just by producing customer orders.
I know sinister themed items appeal to a portion of the players, especially in a game with "evil" races living in sinister style zones but it doesn't appeal to me. That being the case, I don't feel as though I possess any knack for styling those types of displays but decided to include a mild one for display.