When insignia came out earlier today, it seemed like a great feature. Convert your crests more manageable form, make tons of space in the warehouse, keep your insignia in a bag with apparent limitless size, and get a small boost to bonus (insignia bonus slightly higher than crest of same level). What is not to love? Win all around. Leave bad crests for combining, insignify all good ones.
But there is a problem... you should not convert anything besides level 5 crest sets. Doing any lower level causes issues.
Here is why. Take a look at my FG collection.
L5 crests are unbalanced. I have two I, one II, one III and no IV. Still working on IV slot. So, if I want to complete the L5 crest set to convert to insignia, any conversions to insignia of lower level set (L1 to L4) just takes away those lower IV crests that I need for my L5 IV.
Ah, Rusty, you say. That might be true, but only reason you are in this position is because you created those L5 crests before insignia came out. If you knew about it, you would not make any L5s till you have enough to make a complete set of L5s. So, as time goes on, you will eventually use up all your L5s and then not make anymore except for when you are ready to make full L5 set.
It is a transition problem and it will eventually go away. In short time, you will have nothing but L1s in crest form
And that would be true. I would not level up crests to high level till I have enough base crests and enough crystals.
Except that I am not the only source of my high level crests. Bazaar sells complete sets, but Castle Crisis gives me unbalanced L3s. And there are boxes that occasionally come up in events where it gives me a single L5 crest, not a set. So, at any point, game as it exists now could blow away my attempts not to have high level crests in crest form.
Hope that made sense to you people. I think I am right, but I welcome any reasonable counterpoints or explanations of where I made a wrong argument.
I am not the only one who noticed this. Here is another thread making same observation
Name: Rusty (Rustyx in game)
Guild title: resident wisenheimer.
Line ID: Rustytroll (big shock there, eh?)