Kin wrote:I think a lot of the upset people are more from my point of view than the one you're painting for us. I don't know of anyone who just wants things handed to them. That makes life really boring and the things you obtain have no value. I don't mind it taking the same amount of time it has already taken me (two and a half weeks, 6/8 BLM seals, done the quest 77 times), but I'd like to at least feel every time I do the quest, I'm a step closer.
DOn't get me wrong, I understand the frustration as I have been through it. Consequently, I've learned from it.
INitially I wasted time spamming leg quest seals. I have all my legs now as a reward, but my stone stock was poofed. Now, I try to be more productive and less stressed about it. As in, I really don't enter Abyssea with the intention of obtaining seals. If we're going into a specific zone to do something, then I will do the particular quests. If my friends are farming specific seal NMs, then I will go with to help. If I'm lucky, it will be NMs that drop seals I need too. Otherwise, I'm getting merits and having fun.
People who want seals and want them now are going to spam these quests and NMs and are going to be frustrated by the randomness of watching the pot, waiting for it to boil. Do you *need* this gear *now*? If you can survive without it, then why stress yourself by spamming a quest 77 times? THe game is what you make it. If you want that stuff ASAP, then the drop rate is going to cause you frustration. If you can be more relaxed about it, then the game will remain fun.
Still, as I said, I appreciate the frustration and would not be opposed to a trade in system to make the process that much less frustrating. Honestly, I would have liked to see Empyrean Gear get a more interesting trial process. Something that would have allowed us to customize our gear by following different paths. Like ToM weapons, there probably would have been a lot of frustration in this way, but at least, as you said, each step in the process would bring you closer.