For crafting, you can only get the bonus on synth higher than your rank. Synth your rank and lower is still the same, so in a sense you won't have to complain about people bot crafting/spamming standard for optimal SP now. Because, using abilities to synth recipe higher and way higher than you give much better SP now (approximately 50% more than before). And you dont have to worry people getting r50 too fast in crafting, just now for Goldsmith I only get 1 leve worth SP that is r45, for a killing 500-600 SP a synth; Carpenter I get a r30 leve being the highest that is the same as before, 190-220 SP a synth. So no, you won't be able to hit r50 with local.
Edited, Feb 2nd 2011 9:17pm by Khornette