With the introduction of Chi Bar... Instead of success rate, it changed to the % rate that filling up until hit to next Chi Level.
Master Forge is roughly 10% higher than the Large Forge.
There is a boosted rate on Chi in next scenario patch, so... it should be a little bit cheaper to create Chi weapon by then... (And the bonus also increased!)
From my main character...
Weapon Crafting Lv 7
(from Da Qiao)
Using Master Forge... Adding Chi at Stage 1:
R1 42%, R2 40%, R3 (38%), R4 36%, R5 34%, R6 32%
I don't have R3 to see actual %, but based on pattern... It is 38% for R3.
To next stage is 5% reduce on adding rate and such...
So basically... R5 would took me 3 steps (34%) on Stage 1, 4 steps (26%) on Stage 2, and 5 steps (21%) on Stage 3... which is total of 12 steps... at 15 Ores x 12 Steps = 180 Ores...
Still quite a drain of heck of Ores though...
Here is the Original Way of Chi (which EN Server was NOT being effected, since Chi Bar came along with Chi (Yi Ling) Patch right away!)
Look at Success Rate...
Weapon Lv 7
Technology 66+10 (Xu Huang)
Communal Forge Rate: 4% (Base) + 15% ("Order" Event Boost) = 19%
4% Rate! Large Forge only be able to Chi at 2%!!!
I was lucky though... lol
... and the old boost rate (Defense - Stage 1).
... now the new boost rate (Defense - Stage 1).
Sincerely, Pan2011 ~ Pan2013 (January 1st, 2013)