I'd like to direct this message to the community reps, if they could forward it to Yoshida-san.
HQ synthesis results don't seem to be a subject of much interest; however, I've been trying to study and learn more of it since the beginning of my crafting adventures. Here're some of my analyses:
First one (05/30/2011, big analysis, two long blog posts)
Second one (08/16/2011, requesting for a system that rewards for your efforts, related to a third blog post)
I've obtained HQ items without any apparent reason (last example: 11/07/2011, Mythril Gig +1 with 16 Quality) and didn't obtain a HQ when I used all HQ materials (last example, before I decided to stop losing my time with a random system, waiting for the changes of 1.20: 10/30/2011, Crabshell Hora NQ with all HQ materials used), something that happened way too many times.
I've thousands of photos in my folder “Unexplainable Synthesis Results” and I could talk for hours about all the test I did, be it with lunar phases or with stats-specific gear (I've 3 crafting sets), but the diagnosis is simple: It's all too random.
So, as that in my opinion is clearly not a rewarding system, and for the limited time I spend in Eorzea, you may imagine how relieved I was when I read this post by Yoshida-san, back in August, a few days after my direct request.
Particularly he promised to release by 1.20:
Originally Posted by Naoki_YoshidaHowever, with much surprise, today in the latest Letter from the Producer I read this:Originally Posted by Naoki_Yoshida
“Changes to synthesis with all HQ ingredients”
...Planned for 1.21... That is, in February, according to the roadmap.
As much as I crave for the new storyline and Seventh Umbral Era quests in 1.20, that change to HQ results was the thing I was awaiting for the most. I could talk again and again about all those countless NQ equips I created using hard-earned HQ materials, but I think those 2 analysis posts above explain what I'm talking about.
Therefore, my request is:
Would it be possible to implement this feature by a 1.20a patch, like a Xmas present for all those crafters like me, who, even if they don't stay too much in Eorzea, put so much efforts in obtaining the HQ materials and hardly ever were rewarded?
Since I was positive Yoshi-P would have kept his word by 1.20, I had already prepared many HQ materials, and after reaching Pugilist 40 I was planning to stop my battle classes until 1.20, so that I could finally create some well deserved HQ equip if I took my time to gather the HQ materials.
I know there're other priorities, like player and market search, but since the promised change was postponed (actually, split in two: groundwork, that is “Merging of HQ tiers”, in 1.20 and real deal in 1.21) I would like to request it back at least for a 1.20a release.
Reading the whole letter it seems like everything has already been decided, but since it's something I was really waiting for, I thought it was worth a shot to make another direct request.
Thanks if you could take this into consideration.