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#1 Jun 23 2011 at 12:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hey guys, here is a guide i wrote that a lot of people have found helpful. Lots of good stuff from crafting basics to some more advanced stuff so feel to check it out. Currently working on a Part 2 cause there's just so much that can be expanded on. Anyhow enjoy:)
#2 Jun 23 2011 at 1:05 AM Rating: Good
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Looks like a lot of work went into that, thanks.
#3 Jun 23 2011 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Glad you enjoyed it Samosamo. Indeed it was a lot of work, but with the vacuum of content over the past few months HQing gear has become a nice activity to fill the void so to say. Definitely a labor of love.
#4 Jun 23 2011 at 4:15 AM Rating: Excellent
Once again good job.
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#5 Jun 23 2011 at 6:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Very nice! You can tell you put alot of love into it.

#6 Jun 23 2011 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Took me 1 minute of reading and then Bookmarked the site. Very well done and much appreciated.

#7 Jun 23 2011 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
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/blush thanks for the words of encouragement guys, it really means a lot.

Currently as i stated earlier, i'm working on a Part2 of synthesis, as well as planning to tackle Materia once it's out. So keep an eye out for those. Perhaps i'll do one on combat strats for rank up, but again i need to see how the changes in 1.18 affect whats going on.

Edited, Jun 23rd 2011 9:24am by drainz
#8 Jun 23 2011 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Good work, one caveat is that Red Orb typically provides a greater boost to quality than White Orb, at the trade-off of lower success rate. I believe this was also stated by the devs when they did a small piece on crafting. This is also from my own personal and extensive crafting. In line with yours White gives the best success but lesser quality, gold tends to give moderate success and low-moderate quality (rarely crit-success) and red tends to give me the highest qualities. Red is typically the only orb I get consistent 50+ quality boost while using Sublimation or some quality enhancing ability with max stat.
#9 Jun 23 2011 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Totally agree with you that i generalized the orb status, perhaps a little too much... Basically as i wrote the first one i wanted to think a lot about new crafters and their needs as well as more established crafters. So a lot of the article was going into specific facets without going way overboard with data, especially knowing that a part2 would be eventually done. Thanks for the info, i have a long list of things to go into for Part2 and orb status was going to be on there as a revist, but i'll certainly add in some greater explanations on the subtler points.

#10 Jul 01 2011 at 5:55 PM Rating: Good
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Well just a lil followup for you guys. Just found the most awesome place, and me and the misses are currently moving so guide 2 will come out a lil farther away then i had intended. Plus it seems 1.18 is coming out very soon, so ill include any changes to synthesis local leves etc, which means more time as well lol.
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