But I want to show you that it isn't just me with all this fetch-and-craft bullshit!
For example: Kimiko has blown 5 hours and 300,000 gil and is not pleased: http://www.staronion.com/kimiko/?p=1631
I seriously believe that Square-Enix gets off on this shit and on the misery of it's players. As I said several times (including both times I logged out): THIS SHIT IS UNPLAYABLE. I said earlier that I really felt that people might rage-quit this game over this garbage, and it sounds like one of the most popular bloggers might be close.
I can understand not wanting to fall into the "Monty Haul" trap (where the game just gives you everything). I get that. BUT THIS MUCH TIME FOR THE FIRST DAMN MISSION OF THE EXPANSION??? Make the lead-up to the last fight somewhat difficult -- I get that. But the FIRST mission?
Let's go over to BluGartr:
-- People are paying 100,000 gil for the drop items. No surprise there, but those who are selling like that can FUCK OFF AND DIE IN A FIRE. And if you need me to set it, tell me so I can!
-- Cesaria doesn't like it when things go boom.
-- There's a possible "feature" in this which makes me wonder if SE is actually FINALLY! doing something about Windower. There's a part in this expansion which crashes the game, apparently, if you're using Windower.
-- Tweedle's up to five fails and 500,000 gil...
Let's see what this maintenance has. They damn well need to adjust the drop rates and adjust the crafting bullshit. This is STUPID otherwise.