other people are having success this way, (when mining)
Gotta love the people that only look at the proof that supports their side, and ignore any disproving facts.
FACT (for the 3rd time) : I have equal elemental stats. I got 75% of my crystals from mining a LOT. My crystal drop rates are nowhere near even. They were horribly skewed between like 3-400 earth, and like 15 winds. That right there DISPROVES IT 100%. If the elemental stat had any effect, I should be getting even, or nearly even drops of all shards.
Ok but considering we're in beta its ok if people speculate
Speculating is "I think this makes that happen". That's not what people are saying, they're saying "OMG elemental stats make crystal drops its true I tested it!!!" (with no reliable testing). Like i said, letting these people run around the forums without pointing out they have no real proof, and that there's proof to the opposite, is how horribly false info becomes community gospel that is then impossible to get rid of.
It happened on many different things in FFXI from the innocent moon phase/craft direction supersitions, to the more damaging "BST ruins party exp" and "PUP is low class DD" kind of beliefs. Each of those persisted even when it was clear that they were wrong. So let's not get into the habbit of spewing 'facts' as truth already, at least state it as a MAYBE. Edited, Sep 7th 2010 12:24pm by RattyBatty