I can see the fun in crafting robes, rings, athames, etc., but get rid of crafting treasure cards and let us buy them. It can be difficult to make basic cards, but when you need treasure cards to create higher level cards then it gets discouraging. Not to mention you need to know a life character if you want a sprite card.
If they made it easier to craft then I would be inclined to actually make treasure cards. But as it stands now it takes SOOO long to gather regents that I really don't care to do it until they make it easier.
I know this was supposed to be a "slow-paced activity" but I think your estimate of how long it takes for people to complete worlds is way overestimated. WC crafting wasn't that hard to do (Mist wood is pretty easy to find post-update), but Krok is still impossible. Running around in Marlybone has given me about 8 stone blocks so far, but I just don't want to have to go back to Krok to find parchment.
why dont ya look around before talking, they sell even more treasure spells at the bazaar...just stop complaining and look around, just change the arrow on the top rite hand corner until you get to treasure cards, its even better than when they use to sell it in the library.
Oh sure if your made of money you can buy a treasure card for healing.
2250 for the one Dryad card in the shop 1039 for the fairy card 105 to 87 for the pixie card No Saytr card available
Basically you need to be good friends with a healer who will make you cards or have a friend good enough to pass healer made treasure cards made by your other character or you have to retrain your second class to a heal or death.
Your a dead duck later in the game where battles take longer without healing cards. One can get a few cards from magic items, especially if you spend real money with Zeke but it will not be enough to keep you alive.