I just need to vent this final time about research speed. I left off my previous post on this with a sniffle, as I realized the true cost of the micro-spider sphere; hours of grinding later, I kill "The Boss" and start a new character(lost my save, unrelated). The new character quickly finds the precursor dungeon and I get to see it for the first time. Literally the first obstacle gives me a free sphere. I hate you all.