It seems I need to go to the internet to find out how to craft advanced weapons, armors and materials. Same thing goes for the pieces I need to put on the Chaosmouth Altar and even for some simple recipes, like bread. Not to mention the advanced recipes for compost and lotus potions.
Is there any in-game source of information that would allow me to find out about those things without having to resort to a wiki or a forum? I really think the game should tell you what you need to do in order to further your journey.