then one solution, and not the best is that the value of Grinders should be lowered, as well as synthesizers.
I'm glad you acknowledge this isn't the best solution. It's not even a good one. I've thought about it further since the last two times it was brought up and there are just too many alternative ways to monetise cubes for nerfing one of them to accomplish much. Heck if you know what you're doing you can monetise both grinders and synthesisers better than just vendoring them now and with minimal bottlenecks.
Either way, the market is already heavily inflated as is, and nothing will fix it anyway.
This is an argument of comparison that I'm not really understanding. Inflated compared to when?
More to the point, just like with the Elder outcry, the complaint isn't so much that the market baseline of items has slowly been creeping up over the course of a year as players accumulate dozens of weeks of Yerkes income with insufficient meseta sinks in the game, but that Cradle UH - like Elder Normal triggers - has suddenly and shockingly caused a big spike in that rate to make a slow stable inflation seem trivial by comparison.
just remove them from the alliance shop [snip] I'm pretty sure many people already expect SEGA to do something about it and this seems to be the solution that causes by far the least amount of collateral damage.
I'd agree here; the only reservation I have is that the more hardcore Cardle UH farmers will have probably anticipated this and have been buying 10 (x100 for full alliances) triggers per week for a few weeks between the release of UH and a predicted removal, so they'd probably be set for a while by now anyway. It would still at least limit the scope of the unfairness, even if that limit is quite high.
Drop rates shouldn't be touched, as you need a bunch of Ex-cubes to make each individual darkweave, and the affixing process eats up augment %up consumables like crazy.
As someone who has finished my affixes, still has 30k Excubes (I haven't even farmed cradle), constantly stays topped off on 99 RDRs, and has 99 +40%s. I don't think we need cradle for excubes.
Definitely not. I must confess to be somewhat confused by the use of Darkweave weapons as an argument though; if you go the route of exchanging for 6 of them to +35 for the Lightweave exchange, sure you need 1200 EX-Cube but you also need 120 Darkstone Deimos and 1200 Luminfragment Emel which are surely far more of a bottleneck. Of the six items needed, EX-Cubes are probably the only one that is easy to get.