Background: Mad Fisher is the Leve for bango zango. Item, Ash Fishing rod... Rank 10 Leve
I'm rank 11 Carpenter with as much gear as I can find that helps in control and craftsmanship. One would imagine I could handle this Leve with little trouble. I looked up the rank to make Ash fishing rods to be careful and found they are rank 13. So, I got some help from the carpenter guild, which again to do so cost me Anima to travel from city to city(which sucks bad). I got Superior access to just be sure. Result, 2 of 5 attempts failed. WTF! I don't get this crafting system. The oddest part about it, the 3 I successfully created went smooth and easy. The 2 that failed were damn near Epic fails. One was with only 45% progress and the other 34%. I wish I would have made some screen shots. I had 6 failed attempts in a row, and that was with Preserve kicking to keep the synth stable and fulfillment after that. Stuff like this is driving me bonkers. It's wasting my time, what little gil I have, and Anima to travel. The real arse kicker is, this is a rank 10 leve!! Should have be a piece of cake with everything I did to prepare for it.
The only time there should be this much of an issue synthing is when you are trying to make items well above your abilities(aka: 3 to 4 ranks higher than your current rank, and with no facility help). End of story. Items one or two ranks above you should be challenging, but with "SKILL", player skill and abilities used properly it should be very doable without errors. The randomness of synthing leaves us at the mercy of what ever the game throws at us, no matter what we seem to do in order to control the synthisis. Its so frustrating. This isn't the first time something like this has happened, and it got under my skin so bad this time that I had to post about it.
In the end, people who use no skills and don't even try to wear proper gear probably have as much success as I do. And that stings as well, but I have no proof of this. Just an assumption.
Anyway, I wanted to take some time to present this situation to the devs as well as other players who may be experiencing similar problems. I feel like I'm doing as much class research as I can using this forum to learn how to do it right, but it does not seem to be enough which leads me to believe the system is simply not built well at all. Hopefully we can see some tweeking to improve game play and experience in the next large update.
Thorvald of Besaid
Edited, Jan 22nd 2011 3:09pm by ThorvaldMarr