Do you have to be at a specific level to start crafting?
No, you just have to get to the point in the story where you meet the blacksmith and do the quest to get him.
Once you have unlocked him then any new characters have instant access to him.
You have to do this once for both normal and hardcore as you don't share crafters between those two modes.
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Last edited by Clean PG; 05-16-2012 at 12:11 PM.
Sell the blue items for gold! Once you get to level 13ish, blue items are worth 50-150 gold. If you go to the gold auction house, essence sells for about 24 gold a piece. You can get more essence, and still have gold left if you just sell your items and buy essence on the AH.
I was talking to a buddy and he said in nightmare the crafter training pages are dropping again. They apparently only took them out of normal. Basically every 5 or so pages you collect they are combined and will level up your trainer a step.