Now that I have taken Pugilist to 30 and unlocked Monk, I decided to level Leatherworking to start melding some materia myself instead of requiring outside help. I am now level 16, and to be honest, the huge amount of failures I get is really starting to annoy me. I know that Basic Synthesis has a success rate of 90% and Basic Touch has 70%, but I am almost convinced SE just confused the words "success" and "failure". At least 50% of the time I only manage a single successful Basic Touch, and quite often when I do manage to get a high HQ percentage, I'd fail the final Basic Synthesis.
I am currently making more Hard Leather (level 8), and I just can't seem to get any luck at all, even though I am double the level of the craft. Am I missing something? I have all the best gear for my level I can find at vendors, I use food as well.