That's interesting. I think there's something here. We're all used to crafting THROUGH elemental instability. Me personally (even still), I just turn on Preserve and keep going. I think the issue is when you see a white orb, realize the element is unstable, but give a try (w/o Preserve) anyway. When I do that, I've had success but also failure. When I fail, it's a loss of 20-45 Durability AND, get this, loss of Quality (as high as 65 so far).
Odd, odd, odd. One guy on my LS thinks he's seeing a pattern relating to weather and time of day (Eorzea). Maybe moon phases too. IDK. Edited, Dec 6th 2010 2:05pm by NiklausRyszard