They are a problem for me as I always seem to be running out of them!
Hereby a request to be able to buy them or add them as an uncommon or rare chest/dungeon reward. Also, if I could buy them in the shop or trade resources for them I would happily do it (not talking about Linari)!
Currently I buy any item in the shop that can be purchased with gold to break it down into stones.
Also, like most players I am sitting on a huge stockpile of mana. The new Rakan race has a nice mana expenditure but that unfortunately does not help players like me who play Dwarf and have no use for mana.
Wouldn't it be a good idea to be able to forge Alchemy Stones at the crafting building at an exchange rate of 1 stone for 500 mana? That would create a nice sink for players to put their mana in. Also, to balance things perhaps make it so that only 50 or 100 stones per day can be created this way.
It might not seem like aloy but in the long run it would help players like me (who have no use for mana) quite a bit!