After days of hard grind. I have finally reach steel.
I found that to make a steel ingot you need to have 5 iron ingot which is around 25 iron ores provided you use a large bloomery.
Ignoring the fact that this is a totally against the law of mass conservation.
I find that the amount of steel to iron is very poor. Because you basically got to grind your life away. A steel armor piece will required 6-20 ingots provided you succeed. Meaning you need around 150 ores just to make the cheapest armor piece.
Given that a high level player have an average of 15 ore per node. Means that the player need to mined around 1/6 of the server ores. Coupled with cast iron which further reduce the production by close to half. I will need a total of 300 ores.
Depending on the time and day the server average is around 6-7 people. That means that for one hour only 10 node can be mined.
That amounted to 150 ores or 3 steels per hour. To lvl from 40 to 50 i will need an average of 15000 exp per lvl giving a total of 150000. One steel ingot give around 50 exp per ingots. I will need 3000 steels ingots and 1000 hours of ore grinding.
Dev please tell me my calculation is wrong...