I'm guessing he didn't do anything to DD.
I wound up doing 78 synths at a 3 skill gap last night, and didn't get a single skill-up. I also don't believe he nerfed crafting, any worse then he already had.
Bad luck exists in a game that is basically just a gigantic RNG spreadsheet.
Crafting is broken af. Nas please take a look!
ive complained about crafting a lot.
last night was the most demoralized I've ever felt playing a video game in my life.
I thought he fixed this issue in a past update. Not 100% sure the real term but I started to refer to this phenomenon as the crafting deadzone.
Ive had runs of 0/80 HQs on silent oils while being in the Tier 4 HQ bracket , similiarly had results like yours when attempting to skillup .
Sucks this happens to anyone as skill-up crafting is more bs then it ever was on retail without issues like this.