Remember this is a Japanese based game, so while our characters appear to be working at a spinning wheel or anvil. In reality they're dealing with Lovecraftian horrors, censorship allows to see what they think we can handle while our characters are dealing with ravenous craft based tentacle beasts. You fail you synth, your crystal doesn't just explode, it goes Urotsukidoji (for your immortal soul, do not google that) on you, explains why crafting is so hard on your skivvies.
Guns dont kill people. Rangers and Hunters with guns kill people.
I won't be checking anyone in the BC ward that doesn't have star over their head from now on.