By these figures, assuming 250 synths for those 10 levels and losing 1 gold ingot on every synth, Goldsmithing 70-80 will cost 4,000,000 Gil in Gold Ingots alone.
I WISH 70-80 went by in 250 synths for me haha. That awful stage cost me like 30mil + a while back... I did have pretty awful luck in that stage though. Sometimes I'd line up 24 synths and get like .1 or .2
Agreed. 250 synths for 70 to 80 seems pretty damn optimistic to me. I didn't start NPCing gold ingot synths (bucklers) until I had already hit 73, and I only made bucklers through 78. And just those 5 levels probably took 200 synths. I guess I could have kept track, but the truth is... I really didn't want to know. I knew I was going to lose my ass on ingots, I knew I had enough gil to cover my losses, and I knew there was no better way to go. So I made up my mind to just get it done.
My question is, with this current cost, where is the payoff that makes the investment of time worth it?
I'm not going to reveal specific synths, because I don't want to do all your work for you. But there are
profitable synths above level 80. And you can also reach HQ tiers that make lower level synths more worthwhile. I still have less gil than I did before dumped ~5M in the 70s, but I'm making more profit now than ever before. I'm also making a lot of nice (and sometimes expensive) gifts for friends, which is a more meaningful payoff to me than anything else. Edited, Apr 8th 2009 5:00pm by VxSote