I watched part of the live stream about Cooking. Unlike the other crafting, cooking to 500 will be a bit different. It’s a “collection” type mechanic. In the process of doing the collection, you level up your cooking, learn new recipes, and build and upgrade a personal kitchen in your home instance(s).
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*You need to be level 425 before you can start on the collection.
*When you hit 425, you’ll receive an ingame mail to start you on your collection.
*There is a sub-set of the collection for each of the races of Tyria.
*The personal kitchen/collection can be done in any of the racial home instances.
*Start making Bloodstone bricks. You need at least 10 from the part I saw, but probably more in the process.
Best of all…WE GET BACON!