I suppose I could ask this question on the official forum but I would rather ask it of friends here. I'm wondering about crafting and what is and is not that useful. Since I'm just really beginning I can go anyway. I'm currently an Altmer Sorcere and a Bosmer Nightblade so they both have a need for woodworking and clothing but not blacksmithing even if I do have some heavy armor. I am guessing that enchanting will also be important but what about alchemy and provisioning. I have a bunch of ingredients and a few recipes but can't seem to use the recipes even if I have the needed ingredients so I'm missing something. I have alchemical plants but haven't even tried to make anything.
As for materials for woodworking and clothing, well, I seem to see a lot of iron. lol I have managed to find a little jute and less maple. I have some rawhide though since that drops from critters. I seem to remember from the beta that I found a lot more wood and jute in the Ebonheart start; is that anyone else's experience? I had no gold so I have sold stuff rather than deconstructing though I have researched the duplicated items from the starter urn.
Let me know how you are handling crafting…or not crafting. I'm just a bit unsure how to approach crafting in an MMO since it is different from the single-player Elder Scroll universe.