Supply Tokens have pretty much made Faction Trials obsolete, yet Trials are still the only method of obtaining Hapatizon Whetstones, Damascene Ores, Oricalcum ores and Platinum Ores in their tradeable form.
There are probably a few factions still occasionally doing it just for fun, but I wonder if they'll even have enough attending members because of this and if it has any chance of generating a reliable supply.
What does this mean? Almost everyone who wants to recast their R8 gear will be forced to participate in NW to do so. Not even just a few times, you need to do it for every reroll as well.
Personally I don't really think it's fair for those who are unable to attend NW or simply don't want to (and I'm not speaking for myself here, I already have R8R and am able to attend NW on top of that), so should these materials perhaps become tradeable?