Fishing is proving to be a reliable way to get them, at least for me. I'm also currently testing in Ul'dah.
Fishers even get "Thaliak's ward" eventually, which "Temporarily increases your chance to obtain water crystals." So grab a rod, or make a friend!
EDIT** Makes me curious as to why I get so many earth and water shards. Those also happen to have my highest, alloted elemental wheel points. Possibly modifies gathering potential?
EDIT 2** Ha! As soon as I went back to the forum index, I found this
post. So maybe they are
related to gathering
after all? Seems iffy but possible...need to go reassign stats later to test~ Edited, Sep 8th 2010 6:56am by Giblos Edited, Sep 8th 2010 7:08am by Giblos
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