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Do you think its worth the effort and gold to do Alchemy?

Yes. 0.36111111111111 36.1% [ 65 ]
No. 0.26666666666667 26.7% [ 48 ]
I have others make the items for me. 0.011111111111111 1.1% [ 2 ]
I'd rather buy the items on the MP. 0.083333333333333 8.3% [ 15 ]
You can't make anything good in Alchemy. 0.033333333333333 3.3% [ 6 ]
Dunno... I don't do Alchemy. 0.12777777777778 12.8% [ 23 ]
Don't care... POLLHOAR! 0.016666666666667 1.7% [ 3 ]
Ummm.. for the ACHIEVEMENTS! DUH! 0.1 10.0% [ 18 ]
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Does anyone think its worthwhile to do Alchemy? I am currently level 4 and its getting increasingly difficult (of course). I'm going to continue with it anyway, but I just wanted to say it to someone other than myself. I feel like the amount of gold and items it takes to do Alchemy kind of outweighs the end result of the items created.

Yeah, I think its worthwhile, but I'm far too lazy to do it. Good luck.
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I think it depends on the item you're creating. Though the cost to create is over the worth of the item, you have to stop and think of the value of the item TO YOU. Is it something you wanted? Was it worth creating it? Does it make it more sentimentally valuable to you because YOU created it? So many factors to look at.
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Does anyone think its worthwhile to do Alchemy?


Yeah, I suppose. But I can't afford to do it. So I'll rely on you. (: ♥
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Does anyone think its worthwhile to do Alchemy? I am currently level 4 and its getting increasingly difficult (of course). I'm going to continue with it anyway, but I just wanted to say it to someone other than myself. I feel like the amount of gold and items it takes to do Alchemy kind of outweighs the end result of the items created.

Its a lot of work, this Alchemy thing. I'd be interested, but I think I'd rather spend my time pleasing my Master. ~ purrrrrrrrrrr ♥
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How can people 'dislike' this thread? Is it hurting them?

Ever thought people are also thumbs downing because they don't think that alchemy is worth it like the poll is asking? *thumbs down thread* neutral
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Alchemy is friggin' crazy. Not only do you pour in all your gold on buying the outrageously expensive components, but some of the formulas require you to craft components that are higher than your level! For example, the level 4 formula, Deluxe Bone Mask. It requires an Ogre Bone, which is only available through crafting one OR finding one pre-crafted on the MP. Uhhh... Ogre Bone is a LEVEL SIX formula!!!! How can a level 4 make this??? Simply, it can't be done. You have to contract it out or buy it from the MP. Such a ripoff. Did Gaia even think about that before they made it that way? Its just adding more frustration to an already frustrating situation.

This was no doubt an attempt to get alchemists from different levels working together. That is, the level 6 alchemists craft Ogre Bones for the level 4 alchemists making Cuttlescythes and Deluxe Bone Masks, while the level 4 alchemists are making components like Devil Imp's Claws for the people crafting backwings.

In a way, it sort of does work, and you get those level 4 alchemists hiring higher level people to craft Ogre Bones, and you get level 6/7 alchemists willingly doing so for cheap to level up easier. It doesn't seem to work as well the other way, though, for several reasons: A level 10 alchemists can just make the Imp's Claws themselves, such formulas generally require a number of Caches components that make them expensive, and formulas like that are typically Very Low chance which make them impossible to craft at the same level easily.

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