I was hoping to pick your brains as to the best crafting hub. Currently I am using Alinor in Summerset. I have asked for guild invites, so maybe the guild has a nice spot? I like that hub there because all of the crafting stations are there, including jewelry crafting, and I do not have to zone in and out of doors. The bank is a little inconvenient, and I have to leave the area for mount training.
The main goal here is to avoid zoning. I hate waiting on loads.
So is there a place that has
all the craft stations with no loads going through rooms and doors
a convenient bank
stables for daily training without having to do a long ride or zone
and super bonus, a thieves guild where you can fence, sell, and bank nearby?
Right now I port between Alinor/Summerset and Velyn Harbor/Malabal Tor. Alinor is crafting, and Velyn Harbor is Thieves guild and mount training (you can immediately log off at mount trainer). The Thieves Guild is pretty easy to get to if you head east, and you can come in with a bounty and easily slip by guards. I do crafting writs and stable training daily, and tend to bank stuff after I do the writs.
Sounds like you have one of the best places out there right now (Alinor). Vivec City is OK, but more spread out than Summerset. Eylswer is OK, but the bank and stable way out of the way though… (Even worse than Vivec’s bank and stable…). As far as grinding crafting, Alinor is the tightest locale.