Just go through it as everyone else does, people max out on artisan 3-4 times in a row on their weapon and continue playing the game, you are not falling too much behind because you cut 22 WAIT WHAT TWENTY TWO? Dude did you know a lot of people cut like 50+ stones before they get one? TWENTY TWO oh my god.
An item like this, that has the most significance on someone’s engravings/build should not be locked behind pheons or tied to RNG without any form of pity. It might be the worst system in the game, behind quality upgrading.
Ive been saying this for a while but this came is a combinations of really terrible and mediocre systems that is only held together by the combat, class design and raids. Literally outside those 3 things nothing of high quality exists in the game. Its all cheap terrible mobile/gacha systems.
I play for the combat, classes and raids though so unfortunately I have to deal with everything else thats garbage just to do those things.
and u had no 7-5 or 8-4 stones during that time as well? if you are cutting the stone correctly thats extremely unlucky and not a common occurance, I have yet to cut more than 5 stones for any one character. one piece of advice I’d give to anyone when reaching a new gear level, is to plan your build around your stone, dont end up in a position where you NEED a specific cut or certain amount of red nodes, always try to cut the stone first. at least it’s saaved me a lot of time, gold, and headache but thats just me. and thats assuming u arent going for 5x3 yet.
Chance of cracking = success, meaning + 1 node. That’s how it works. Thats why any calculator will show you to cut red at 45% or under almost every time until further in the process where it becomes better to cut a blue at 45 in certain cases. If you havent yet realized this, using a calculator would help you to understand the process a lot more. But you do you.
I wouldn’t trust something made outside the game for probabilities without them knowing better, but I did try a couple stone and it does seem likely that you are correct, since I ended up with +6 +7 going all reds on a 9 slot stone.