Just like last year, we’ve made a graph showing the percentage of characters with skill ranks of craftsman or above. This year we’ve also researched the number of items acquired through trading guild points and the number of Ebisu Fishing Rods, the fisherman’s “relic item,” acquired.
Let’s start off with the percentage of characters with skill ranks of craftsman or above. Note that characters whose synthesis skills have not improved at all are not included in the data.
Despite the introduction of various new battle systems altering the needs of players, not a single skill has changed more than 3 points since the last census and we are left with virtually the same results as last year.
The reason for these results may be due to the great deal of effort and expenses necessary to raise a synthesis skill to a high level and to the difficulty of raising multiple skills to craftsman level and above.
Another reason may be that many items created through upper level synthesis skills are consumable items.
Next, we take a look at items acquired through guild point exchange.
These items are essential to any self-respecting guild member, and each possesses a unique appearance. Because players can obtain moglifications by possessing both certain signboards and furnishings, we predicted that there would be no major difference in the numbers of each acquired. But regardless of synthesis skill, the furnishings have been acquired at least twice as much as the signboards! This may be due to exchangeable signboards being added later than furnishings, and certain signboards requiring 50,000 more guild points than the furnishings.
(Skill: 88 and up)
(Skill: 88 and up)
(Skill: 68 and up)
(Skill: 48 and up)
(Skill: 58 and up)
Lastly, we’ll move on to Ebisu Fishing Rod acquisition. The Ebisu Fishing Rod is an item that can be obtained as a reward for the quest “Indomitable Spirit.”To start this quest, you will need to have a synthesis skill level of adept and 95,000 guild points. To complete the quest, you will also need the very difficult-to-obtain items Saber Shoot and Opal Silk.
This mission’s severity is part of the reason why fishermen think of the Ebisu Fishing Rod as their relic item.
Through our research, we learned that a total of 941 characters have acquired the Ebisu Fishing Rod across all Worlds.
The Ebisu Fishing Rod may be incredibly difficult to obtain, but the two items required to complete the Indomitable Spirit quest have been added to rank 2 of Mog Bonanza and have given fishermen everywhere hope for the future!