I guess this is more of a rant then it is and idea.. but its in crafting, so its good enough for me.
I don't keep a book so I don't know a precise number, but I know ive made at least 1k sword attempts (probably closer to 1500) at this point just going by the sheer number of metal spikes ive gone through. I'm gonna repeat that. 1k!! 1000, one thousand, ONE THOUSAND!!.... ive tried without gunsmith 9%, with gunsmith 9%, and even tried Quality Crafts 19% a couple times. in all of those attempts, ive yet to make even a SINGLE max craft sword. not even ONE!!
I understand crafting is random and that's for game balance and I accept that (not agree with). but I think after 1k attempts.... I should have made at least one or two max crafts by now. I understand the need for balance but this is kinda ridiculous.