So does anyone besides me wonder where the heck and how the !@#$ you actually get them? And what actually drops them, because half the stuff listed on ZAM says this/that drops it but I have yet to see one drop off these so called mobs that drop them and this leads me to ask these questions. Maybe they did drop at one time when I was a lower LVL but they are not dropping anymore...
So I wonder what factors are involved to make them drop/no drop.
 After a certain LVL things just don't drop unless you are fighting mobs Tough/Yellow+
 You 'ONLY' get them on Levequest.
 Crystals only drop when you Invoking Guardian Favor/Signet... only Levequest.
 Is there away to synth shards into Crystals?
Anyway if anyone has tips to how to get more Crystals not shards, I would love to hear them... having a super hard time finding them.
Anyway thanks for the tips/thoughts/incites etc