yeah, the starter item was super awesome.
I sincerely wish there was a way (even if the chances were much slimmer) to make the subcomponents for the formula recipes.
I foolishly thought making Valefor Academy would be easy because it was lvl 1 and it was 1 gaia cash....
and it turns out that I'm going to be needing 10 brooms (worth about 10 bil/each or so) to make a random item...
how about something much more simple?
alchemy formula 0: stick
use 10 seeds, use 100 dirt, use 500 water (attainable either at game shop or from actual minigames) and 1 gift of time and 1 gift of nature for (make a quest for those) : 10% chance to gain a stick
alchemy formula 0: bundle of straw
use 100 seeds, use 500 dirt, 10 gift of nature for: 25 % chance to gain straw
alchemy formula 0: broom
1 stick, 10 bundle of straw, cord (quest for it) : 10 % chance to gain a broom
and finally: alchemy formula 1 - get 10 brooms, make the dang random package thingy.
it would totally get me to play online more often.
EDIT: oh wow, I just found the Alchemist case formula and the alchemist cache's ... I feel so silly for ranting. keep up the great work