Thanks for that link kami, a looong time ago I used to play Ragnarok Online and I had lots of smithing/upgrading theories and methods myself
that is a really interesting method and will look into trying that when I get around to making a pure pm.
As for you vay, I am yet to feel your pain but do understand. Armor synthing sucks more than anything, far too low of chances. Hopefully you have better luck next session. I haven't even touched my armor synthing pm yet for fear of it becomeing a massive money hole.