Leatherworking, cr.ma.leatherwork and cr.ma.needlework
For some reason, leatherwork does not work quite as it says in its help file when you have high levels of cr.ma.leatherwork.
Per the help file, it should use cr.ma.le when the item is below a certain condition yet it uses cr.ma.needlework for me roughly 98-99% of the time even when the items are in atrocious condition.
You can tell which skill is used by the messages you receive while leatherworking an item.
I have 300+ levels of cr.ma.leatherwork so this seems a bit odd. I have noticed and have confirmed with other players that leatherwork is used when you have lower bonuses, especially compared to your needlework bonus.
I don't know if this is helpful but it does seem as if the leatherwork command uses cr.ma.needlework almost exclusively if it is lower than your cr.ma.leatherwork bonus by a substantial amount. This contradicts what the help file says should happen.
I've also heard from some other players that they get more messages showing that they've used cr.ma.leatherwork when they leatherwork when their needlework bonus far exceeds their leatherworking bonus but I've not looked into this enough to see if its acting exactly the same as the problem I'm seeing with cr.ma.leatherwork.
- User:Baldarov 21:55, 23 March, 2011