In order to receive a Tradeskill Writ you must be level 20 and in your subclass profession. There are two types of writs available:
Walk into any Tradeskill Instance or the open-air tradeskill area in your city and you will see two NPC's, tagged Work Orders and Rush Orders. Speak to one of them to obtain permission for a Writ.
With GU60 writs start at level 15 with one untimed work order. The rush order option kicks in at level 20 you'll see several options (Writs start at level 20 so a level 20 Artisan only has one option). These are listed by level of difficulty relative to your level, the one at the top being the toughest. The hardest writs of each Tier may ask you to make more than one recipe.
Next find a Work Order Table or Clipboard to obtain the actual Writ. In Qeynos there is one work order table at the top of the stairs near the Work Order NPC and one downstairs past the Loom on the way to the Forge Room. In Freeport there is one table at the top of the instance, and another on the bottom floor across from the Broker and near the Forge. Note carefully: Rush Order timers start when you pick up the writ at the table. Work Order Clipboards are usually placed fairly conveniently around open-air crafting areas.
Up through Tier 7 (level 20 through 69) there are only three writs per tier:
As of GU60 Tier 8 and Tier 9 have new writs every two levels, offered at x1, x3, x5, x7, and x9.
Craft the items. All items are common recipes available in Essentials books. The items you're making for the writ never show up in your inventory, so don't waste time checking. All combines must be the best possible quality to count. Fuel reimbursement for consumables are calculated according to the lowest possible number of combines, so go for that fourth bar of progress. You will be paid fuel costs as you complete each step of the writ, so watch for the quest reward window.
If you are on a Rush Order and fail when the timer runs out, you will need to return to the Work Order Table to get a new order. You will not receive fuel reimbursement for steps not completed before the timer ran out.
The timer stops when you finish the last item on the writ, so don't kill yourself getting back up the stairs to turn it in. When you have finished the Writ return to the NPC you started with for the cash reward, status, and faction. Status rewards scale with your level the same way Adventure Writs do. There is no longer a lockout timer on Tradeskill writs so you can grab another immediately if you like.
Tradeskill writs give tradeskill XP upon completion, making them handy for grinding out levels. However, if you have turned off quest experience (right-click your experience bar) you will NOT get any XP for these.
The way the provisioner work orders operate now is intentional. It was not within the scope of the work orders to change the existing tradeskill recipes. The provisioner work orders were modified to pay back 'exact' fuel for each step, the additional components are not considered fuel and are not on every recipe.
The end reward should always easily cover the total amount that could have been spent buying these additional components and thus no money is lost by provisioners unless on a failed timed work order. It does cut into the end profit by a slight amount but that is partially made up for by the fact that provisioners can get a 'partial' success even if they fail to make a pristine on a step. No other crafting class enjoys this advantage for every step of a work order. (from the EQ2 Official Forums)
TSO Crafting Writs are available on the Isle of Mara and give Far Seas Supply Division faction instead of city faction. They work just like the city tradeskill writs.
Tradeskill writs up to level 90 are offered by the usual suspects - ie, the normal writ-givers in your home town or guild hall. The main change to the writs is that they are offered at different levels than they have been previously. Instead of continuing the same pattern after 70, 74, and 79, they will be offered at 81, 83, 85, 87, and 89. This should leave less of a level gap between quests as you work your way up.
As of February 1, 2014, these have not yet been added to the game.
|Parts of this page were originally written by Calthine.