Three questions if I may.
A) Bound or unbound when leveling up?
It seems that unbound shards are more efficient due to the much higher level and hence better xp. Would that be correct? Do the unbounds also give back more essences when I decon them?
B) Shard of potential
How do I know which of the 3 shools will get the exp when making a shard of potential? Are there seperate recipes for each school?
C) When if ever is it cheaper to buy +25% xp pots and/or +20% success rate pots rather then simply buying more greater essences? My uneducated guess is:
25 greater for 65 tp is obviously far better than 100 lesser for 95 - so buying the lesser essences would only be to avoid having to break down the greater but at a large extra price.
The 25% xp pots look like they will pay for themselves quite handily except maybe for someone thats slow or maybe when just starting out. Getting 25% more xp for the same number of essences seem far better than buying a few extra essences though the latter would obviously give a slightly larger number of shards created.
+20 success rate looks pricy for the effect. To me it seems these are only really better than simply using the TP to buy some more greater essences at a high level in crafting when lots of essences are needed or for combines involving rare collectibles. For the average combine when leveling up they seem to be inefficient.
Please enlighten me so I shall not remain ignorant.