So I just sat down to do a little Gold Smithing, and while I wasn't particularly bored yet by the crafting mini game: the XIV gods decided to spice it up for me anyhow. I just spent the last 30 minutes trying everything I could to get my tool/and glowy orb to Render.
Yep, it certainly adds an element of excitement and suspense to be crafting moderate to difficult synths with no indication or ability to decern what state the neon fushigi is in. Imagine my delight after each time sitting down to use precious wind/fire shards and crystals only to discover I'm now playing the super secret game of Crafting Roulette x.x;
After my umpteenth relog I finally appear to have appeased the powers that be.