It's been a while since I've made a new toy but I think I have something you guys will like.
The hardest part about refining used to be making sure to combine the right amount of 1 stars to get higher order dragon orbs but these days a great deal of refining is done without dragon orbs at all. A lot of people don't have much experience with this and don't know what to expect. Now those people have no excuse!
PWI Refining Simulator
This tool will let you practice your refining skills and gives you lots of feedback about how well you are doing. I made an effort to match the in-game refining experience as closely as possible and things turned out well. You can even choose which NPC you want to refine at and you will get the exact same effect as there is in game!
Comments and Suggestions are welcome and encouraged!
Tested in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari
Works PARTIALLY in IE
2012-07-20 - Initial Release
2012-07-22 - Cleaned up the interface, added IE support (tooltips broken though)
2012-07-24 - Added PWCalc.com integration
2012-07-24 - Added Auto-Refine plugin by STommys - Heavens Tear
2012-07-25 - Added change refine prices by clicking result icon
2012-07-31 - Embedded in-game fonts!
2012-08-11 - Added a few more random gears for no reason
2012-08-16 - Added a discussion box cause why not!
2012-09-18 - Added option to select male/female, fixed autorefine bug on item reset