Not sure what I am doing. I claimed my plot, mined and chopped but can't make shite. Any pointers?
I'm in as well (Liberation/Inlet).
Currently you don't start with crafting devices so you have to use the ones at the Spire or else use one on someone else's claim. The recipes have been pre-loaded and are based on the crafting device (example: you can only craft up to an Iron pick -I think- with a regular forge, in order to get higher-tiered picks you will have to craft a Marble Forge).
I just made my Cobalt pick this morning (but it's crappy quality so it's slooooow). Hoping to get my next level one this week (time permitting).
For those that haven't checked up too much on what is going on, the game is currently in Alpha testing. This means that pretty much all there is to do at the moment is to harvest resources (wood, gems & rock) and build things.
To build things you have to complete the appropriate recipe (which are divided among the resource tiers). With them though, you pretty much have Developer level building tools.
Here are just a few examples of what people are building at just a week into the test: Image: http://www.hultay.pl/screens/EQNL/Vill_wip_01.png
Good luck at being able to make smooth, rounded edges in Minecraft ;)