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#1 Feb 28 2009 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
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I'm approaching enough GP to get this and was curious as to any opinions on it. Worth getting now or saving for the Bleu set? Thanks in advance.
#2 Feb 28 2009 at 11:33 AM Rating: Good
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Take a look at what you primarily use cooking for. If you find yourself relying on a lot of HQ's to make gil, which cooking seems to, the ring might not be worth as much as the cordon bleu set.

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#3 Feb 28 2009 at 1:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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This got a little longer than I meant it to, but reading back through, I dont really see anything to cut out. Just skip to summary if you must :-p.


Depends. If any of the following are things you've ever thought about doing for profit, Chef's ring is absolute win: Tavnazian Tacos, Carbonara, Coeurl Subs, and Marinara Pizza by the slice (IF they ever put this in). If you're, say, a sushi/hedgehog/rabbit/cookies/pies/loljugs type of fellow, then go with the Cordon Bleu set.

On the off chance anyone reads this and doesnt actually already know this: the synth's mentioned for pro-ring are all synths with intermediary synths required, for which the HQ may not be used as an ingredient. Also, in the case of carbonara, your choices are level a cooking mule to 36, or get the ring. Trying to make money off of carbonara requires at least Tier 2 (and seems to take Tier 3 to certain asshats lately) which is either 87 or 107. That's 71 levels over the jerky synth. Personally, I went with levelling my wife's cooking to 36, but that's because I started doing carbonara when it came out, and the ring wasnt an option.

Summary:
Personally, unless you have 100+6 (hocho and all gp items except signboard), I'd go with ring. Stuff like cookies and pies are very easy to make, and the 100+9 with support crowd kinda dominates there(either that or there's a massive amount of people buying gil, the numbers just dont add up otherwise). The stuff that requires intermediary synths is still pretty volatile, but seems to be easier for anyone who's NOT already at the top o the foodchain to make money off of. Hope this helped.


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#4 Mar 01 2009 at 7:41 PM Rating: Good
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#5 Mar 01 2009 at 11:39 PM Rating: Good
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I had this same question a while back.

I decided to go against getting the ring. When i looked at what i was crafting and how little money i was actually wasting because of unwanted HQs, it was no where near enough to warrant 80,000 GP. Each GP will cost you roughly 2-4gil, so you're looking at around 200k gil for the ring, being conservative.

I just chalk up unwanted HQs and consider it a 'break' and factor that into how much profit i make.

There's also the convenience of not HQing when you don't want to HQ. So the frustration factor is something to consider.

Sit down and figure out possible crafts where the ring will benefit you. How much gil will each unwanted HQ cost you? What tier is that synth in? For me, it boiled down to taking way too long to recover that initial investment of 80k GP, so i decided against it.
#6 Mar 02 2009 at 6:48 AM Rating: Good
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ZoosRfun wrote:
I had this same question a while back.

I decided to go against getting the ring. When i looked at what i was crafting and how little money i was actually wasting because of unwanted HQs, it was no where near enough to warrant 80,000 GP.

This is the same conclusion I came to for both Cooking and Bonecrafting ring.

If you were a clothcrafter, and wanted to try and do Amity Cape => Peace Cape => Mahatma Cape (where making a Peace Cap +1 would lose you a bundle), then you would have a compelling reason to get the ring.
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