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Crafting very unintuitive

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There is a lot of crafting recipes but the system is a mess and crafting is a headache for several reasons.

No category for important objects: important objects in the game should have their own category (forge, loom, any object that is used to advance in tech and that you need in the game to progress)

When you click on an object it doesnt show what recipes it's used in: clicking on an object should give you a list of what recipes it's used in and you know to do, so you can easily craft objects related to what you have in your invetory or storage

When you click on a caftable object it shows you the recipe but clicking on the objects in the recipe doesn't allow you to craft them you have to manually look in the crafting list and make that ingredient.

There should be a tech tree that you can scroll trough to easily find recipes related to what you want to do.

Overall making the crafting system less frustrating and more intuitive, crafting should be fast and easy to find what you want to do without having to type the name of the object each time you want to craft a specific object that you have the materials for.

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I agree that crafting right now is kind of a mess.

The categories need to be revised.  Adding a Workstations category (could be combined with tools) and a Storage Containers category would be good.  Those can be hard to find.

Having some way to view or search recipes based on ingredients would be helpful.

If a recipe requires a workstation, let us click the workstation name to view its recipe, like we can with the other ingredients.

Having a way to "pin" recipes would be helpful.  We used to be able to mark them as favorites, but that feature went away several UI upgrades past.  How about letting us mark them as favorites, and group them under a dynamic Favorites category in the menu?  Let it be persistent for the player, across all sessions.

The dynamic categories (Recently Crafted and Recently Learned) do not sort correctly.  In fact, they do not sort at all.

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@Nick_Ylands@Nick_Ylands it could be more intuitive for sure :)

Well, when you click on a craftable item, it shows the recipe (ingredients for that item). And if you click on  any ingredient you are able to craft it (right click on it, or left click on it will show the Crafting window recipe for that ingredient) 

For the most important items, base items that will allow you to unlock more recipes, are shown on the category "suggested items" (or something similar, can't really remember the category name) 

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