Actually the senario I thought of was far less insulting that the one you came up with. I thought it was more something along the lines of hearing part of the story something akin to if you craft and salvage the new recipes you can make a ton of money as the ectos you get far outwiegh the cost. I was working under the premise you didnt know what recipe it was and not that you knew what the recipe was but still used the wrong one.
There are a few recipes? just for wintersday there were 275 new recipes added to the game how is that a few?
Anyhow I never said you're lying, its possible what you said is true and you were just unlucky. If thats the case and you truely have a history of crafting and salvaging large amount of items I would have told that to support rather then the fact you used orichalcum instead of mythril.
To be fair if you had to compare the return from an orichalcum wintersday jewel with a regular jewel the return you get even if it doesnt result in a profit it would still be far larger then 2%
lets crunch some numbers:
a typical earing required: an orichalcum hook and an orichalcum setting + 5x exquisite jewels
the 5x exquisite jewels consist of 5x ecto, 5x orichalcum filigree, 5x raw jewel
the snowflake one required orichalcum hook and an orichalcum setting + 1x exquisite jewels
the exquisite jewel required 1 ecto, 1 snowflake an 1 orichalcum filgree
salvaging the real thing gave you back 0 - 5 ecto, some orichalcum and 80% of get a jewel back
salvaging the snowflake one gave you back 0 -5 ecto, some orichalcum and 80% of getting essentailly all the jewels back.
all things being equal the snowflake one was still 300% as profitable as the real deal at least, right?
Maybe I am realy unlucky but in the 100-150 salvages of those ectos + the at least 100 other exotics I salvaged with either black lion and master salvage kits I never even once had 4 or 5 globs out of it. And in the few thousands of rares with master salvage kits the avarage glob ratio was 0.9 glob per salvage. While in the 150 salvages of exotics with master salvage kits the avarage was 1.2.
And yeah the number of new recipes was something like 275. But if you use common sense for 90 %+ of the players it only was 6. Weapon clothing and accesory in rare and exotic form.(oke you have every kind of weapon and every type of clothing but still if you know 1 you know all)
And yeah the recipe in the original state was way cheaper and more profitable(cause the normal ones are big loss makers) then normal recipes. But don't forget the fact that it are event items. If you look at the halloween Amulet (http://www.gw2spidy.com/recipe/6483) it still only cost 3 jewels(+150 Candy) making it 40 % cheaper then original recipes.
And if you look at (http://www.gw2spidy.com/recipe/6816) an other xmas event item. It only costs 8 snowflakes(wich replace t5 mats) in stead of 15. While I wasn't banned this was the cheapest rare to craft because snowflakes were 1,2 S back then.
And as stated before I had strong reasons to believe it was intended (Orichalcum/Glob economy was fcked up since karka update).
Karka update = More supply on Orichalcum cause more ores + More demand on Glob cause ascanded/more legendary hunters
This recipe = More demand on Orichalcum by Jewelcrafers to turn them into Globs. More supply on Globs because they can be transfered from Ori.(Same way t5 mats getting turned into Globs)
Making it a great ballance.
Thereby comes the promise of them to make Legendary and ascanded easyer accesable before xmas patch. Lowering Globs does this pretty good.
It would also explain why the rare recipe makes 75 rares in stead of 80 , I believe they thought it would ballance the recipe preventing people to salvage that recipe in stead of the exotic one. But that is just an theory.
Please tell me it is maniac work to think this and it makes no sense and come with good statements , cause it makes way more sense to me then some fat ass forgetting to change the numer 1 to 3 or 5.