Again….my main point here was just being annoyed by the +.4 skill ups on 36 synths. More just bitching about my luck I guess.
To be honest...in this particular case, it’s kind of a moot point to discuss profit/loss. I mean don’t get me wrong, I understand your guys’ posts and I understand the mistake I made in my last post about profiting. And you’re 100% right. But at the end of the day…I am not cooking for gil. Let’s just be honest here…If I needed gil, a simple Dynamis and/or Salvage run will net me more than a full day of cooking would (probably).
There are probably much better synths to skill up on than the various pet foods. It just seems to make sense that if I use these items (zetas) on a regular basis AND I can skill up at the same time, why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone. So by that logic, whether I farm or purchase ingredients, it’s a loss either way. That’s kinda why I haven’t gone with bison steak yet. Pet food > Steak at the moment for me. I solo A LOT of NMs in abyssea (for emp items). I can just spam cheap pet food, allowing me to swap Mounted champ atma with something better.
I merely made way more pet food than I anticipated so I put some stacks on the AH. I’m not complaining about what they sell for. Inventory is tight as it is and I there’s no way I could hold 20+ stacks of pet food. I just figured I’d get a little more bang off the AH vs. NPCing.