I'm still having them and I was really hoping by now they would be just an unpleasant memory. Has anyone out there found ways to quell the frustration of crafting and failing so often? I'm in decent gear-- all cotton that is either suitable for all crafting classes and I have a few items that favor specific classes that I wear as appropriate. Most of my tools are appropriate level and I always keep them in good repair.
My crafting classes are all 13-18, with culinarian being my rarely played still at 10.
I use a cotton doublet vest or robe depending on which craft I am currently on, Cotton tights, cotton half gloves, a rope belt and a hempen hat (I have not found upgrades available and I can't quite craft any just yet. Leather and Cloth are at 17/18ish and canvas is well in the 20s.)
I use crafting facilities as necessary and always use them when I am attempting high level synths even if they are not required just in case the facilities actually help me. I have crafted guildleve items that are 5-7 ranks higher than me even though I didn't have appropriate level subskills and sometimes not even the necessary crafting support, but turned around and failed guildleves asking me for items that are 5-7 ranks below me (yes, meaning I actually botch too many of the item to hand it in).
I keep finding myself getting more and more frustrated and less interested in the game because right now I am at a bottle neck where I want/need to get my crafts above 20 before I start leveling my Conjurer and Thaumaturge ranks and I just feel like I am pulling teeth when it comes to crafting. I've been looking for a LS for some support and such, but haven't had much luck (Istory, for anyone that wants to know). I have tried a bunch of things from various guides including elemental attributes but I haven't noticed any real effect on my crafting. I just am really getting tired of the BAM FAIL! Success BAM FAIL BAM FAIL BAM FAIL Success Success BAM FAIL on every synth-- even the ones I end up succeeding on and after a while and I finally get the elemental instabilities haunting me, I just feel like giving up and logging. =/
Do I need better gear or something? Anyone else still ragecrafting or has anyone found at least some way of relief?