based on input from Loved and Zendae I think I wish to fine tune my request in this way:
- Keep the mats and recipes for racial equipment as they are.
- Because the generic equipment can mix mats, have new recipes here that have improved stats with the combination of mixed mats from the various parts of the world.
- encourage folks even more to find and get the generic and outpost recipes
- make these items even more special
- add some meaningful novelty to crafting
- give some variation between materials of different continents at a point in the game where players are digging into the nuances of harvesting (pun intended)
- further encourage exploration and trade