So a lot of people complain that gachas devalue crafting by generating high-quality items with no in-game effort. Normally the counter-argument is "players can craft these weapons if they want, gachas are just a fast way to them".
Then we started getting X-grade items, and it's like, we can't craft those that high... in NA, right? With the general counter being "there's no damage bonus past S so it doesn't matter".
Well, now in this box we have Golden Guns being generated with crafting rolls. This means they have much higher stats than previously-generated ones, by far. Normal/old ones are 33-88 damage with 25 dura, whereas I saw multiple stat variations up to 43-108 damage with 46 dura. Meaning we get items with stats that we couldn't get before.
Now, many of the discrepancies seen in this gacha's items can be explained by the items being set to generate without any additional arguments in the scripts (the telltale sign being the new Golden Guns having palette colors instead of flashies).
"But we can't craft those types of weapons anyways", blah blah blah.
Well, I saw something in a shop today for 25K.
That's higher stats than the crafting rolls, and all stats are buffed, not just one or two.
Attack: 6-60 -> 8-62
Critical: 12% -> 17%
Balance: 13% -> 23%
Durability: 32 -> 37
So that's 2 min, 2 max, 5 crit, 10 balance, and 5 dura higher than the max crafting roll.
Hm, those numbers seem familiar, right?
... that's the X-grade BLACKSMITHING BONUSES.
(Also turns out the Golden Guns with the really high stats have the X-grade bonuses too.)
Clarification: So yeah, somebody dun' goofed and the gacha's putting out stuff higher than we could get in pretty much any cases, so hunt these while you can. I haven't seen any Dowra versions likes the Taunes screenshotted, people might be hoarding them, but theoretically they can get popped out too.