I am still trying to figure out why SE decided crafting to be a "trickle down" economy. High level crafters provide ingredients for lower level crafters. It seems like a good idea, i just think we are at a disadvantage because we all started at the same time and there are no high level crafters.
i figured thats part of it too, the growing pains of a newborn economy. still, seems a bit back asswards; im not a fan of the trickle down model myself, especially not in this context.
Once people start getting guild points and purchasing them, we'll see how this plays out. If that is the case, it may be better in the long run to just skill up on components that do not require those trainings and either hold them until you've got training, or hold them until you're well above the skill caps for each item.
probably not a bad idea. ive noticed that too, but why they made them require such a high level is beyond me. why even allow a certain synth without the training if its going to fail more often than not? i think someone at SE cackles in maniacal glee every time one of us blows a fire crystal and five wind shards making something listed as "optimal rank 11", knowing how we writhe in frustration at the uncaring hands of fate that guide us.
You also may have mistakenly THOUGHT they were ARM but were BSM? BSM can make bronze parts much earlier than ARM. Also, bronze plates are mid to high teens I wouldn't expect to make them at 7 with any rate of success worthwhile. It wasn't until 15 that I could start cranking out bronze plate without exploding the majority of my inventory.
i thought that might be what it was, until i saw others with similar or lower levels of ARM making the same items with what seemed to me a higher success rate (that, or my presence was REALLY lucky for them or something).
either way, its back to basics for now. stockpile a bunch of bronze nuggets in preparation for higher level synths i suppose. just slowly nibble my way up the skill ladder.
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