The fact of the matter is simple...exalted symbols server absolutely 100% no purpose in SoF. they're literally useless and will never even be crafted. sublime replaces them. the reason exalted got added in was to bridge a gap that never shouldve existed in the first place. Also if you were not going to allow the combines you should've removed the quest from the game as well....i just wasted MANY MANY hours doing the stupid quest, time which i cannot get back. that is unacceptable. If you ultimately decide to not allow the aug to exist in TSS, then REMOVE THE DAMN QUEST so other people dont waste their time. but seriously put the aug in, it is very clearly designed for this era, it was intended to fill the gap until sublime in SoF. gear stats and totals have already been clearly pointed out so i wont restate it.