I agree doing the FA is absurd as it is now with a fellowship of all new players. But there are such fellowships, and it is absurd for Inno to advertise to them to join the FAs and try to get them involved, unless they make it possible to do so.I think the idea of having a FS with all chapter 1 and 2 players and expectation of doing the FA is absurd.
But having said that, the arcane residue requirements are simply too high. Beta feedback was to make the requirement 5 VV, and they went from 15 to 10, but now that I've played the FA on live, I think the requirement should be 3 VV. I don't think I was able to make 50% more between beta and live because so many badges were already 9 & 6, or 7 & 8 or 9 & 7 or 8 & 8 or 9 & 8 and going from 15 to 10 didn't change those badges, and those amounts were from the badges I mostly want to make, and matching the 2s and 3s, if they were available, really was wasting resources.
Yes, the badges seemed designed to make us waste the most possible vision vapor when crafting the badge. I'd love to see it at 3 vv.