Hey.. i just come back to ffxi after years of not playing...and my account was still available to reactivate (thank god!). Anyways...I got this beret on my main now, but i was wondering the same thing about crafting and started doing tests.
Funny thing... most of my crafts are journeyman with the exception of cooking being 0 still and bone on my main account still only 14. My alchemy i never did finish, was at 91 were i last left it. So now that material is much cheaper, i decided to try and start working on capping my alchemy. Heres how it went: (sorry.. didnt think of taking a screenshot).
lvl 91 doing lvl 98 synth panacea. In just over two stacks i went 0.9 skillups to ding 92 (apparently i left alchemy at 91.1), and 0.5 into lvl 92. One of the skillups was a 0.2.
Now, i got a bone mule that is 100 and i know that skillups in the 90's are extremely rare, so this just seemed really rare. I was on lvl 77 nin job wearing the beret.
I did the synths on lightsday since the crystal i use is light...not sure if that had to do with it or not. Also wondering if possibly the latent effect for the beret only applies to the regen, refresh and reraise? no idea. each effect is listed on a different line... so i don't know... but i was not under lvl 30.
Im about to do more testing... just landed 8 more philosopher's stones. I will try this on a low lvl job thou to see if this works the same or better.
My question is: if the beret DOES infact help crafting, does the lvl 30 and under cap apply to the job level AND the craft lvl? or just the job level? Like synthing 90+ on a lvl 10 job. Anyone got high lvl results? I could of just fluked that... but i will take it anyday.
Anyways... i will test 8 synths right now with low lvl job.
ok... heres the report: ( i tested before finishing this post so that i dont have to post twice.)
in 8 synths at lvl 92 on a lvl 1 job.... i got 4 skillups of 0.1 each. I think this is huge for this lvl of crafting.
Wearing: Alchemists' smock (synergy) / Alchemists' cuffs (synergy) / Caduceus (Alchemists' club) / Destrier Beret with Alchemy's top support @ 300gil.
These eight synths were done on ice day during a low waning cresent. around 38% i believe.
link to skillups pic: http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af9/sleddline/alchemytestskillups_zps5d87ef91.jpg
link to job lvl and crafting lvls as proof: http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af9/sleddline/alchemytest1_zps04b9c775.jpg
Sledd: 53 bard, 38 whm, 17 blm, 21 thf
.... just a mule :P
Main Character--> Boozer: 70 Rng, 63 Thf, 66 blu, 53 whm, 50 blm, 68 nin, 32 rdm, 33 war
Crafts: 93+2 alch, 58 smith, 58 wood, 55 cloth, 50 gold, 35 leather, 18 bone .... Rank 10 Bastok on Seraph Server
Crafting mule: Boozers (formerly known as Doggiestyle) -> 100+3 bone,
60+1 leather, 52+1 alchemy
Crafting mule: Boozerjr -> 84.4+1 Clothcraft
Second account: Kyler (44 whm/blm)