The way I thought how it works is the following.
- Drink potion of restoration
- Equip fortify alchemy gears
- I will get improved alchemy forever (as long as I keep the gear).
- Make better potion of restoration potion
- Remove gears
- Go back to #1 with the better restoration potion
I tried that my self. And something way off happens.
As the video suggest. There is no difference between I drink potion 90% fortify restoration and then equip the gear or drinking the potion of restoration while wearing the gear.
I can drink all potion of restoration (I got 3) and got 900% fortify restoration. In fact, drinking potion of restoration improves the effect of next potion of restoration. However, it doesn't improves the effect of fortify enchanting potion.
I did build awesome 260% fortify restoration potion. However, that potion only have 260% effect for 60 seconds. After that the potion that is already made drop to the regular 100% fortify restoration.
So it's as if I am not really making more powerful potion. It's just the same potion but with temporary higher effect.
So where did I do wrong?
Drinking restoration potion and then equipping fortify alchemy gears do not help at all.
The main difference between drinking and then equip, compared to drinking while already wearing the 4 fortify alchemy set is in the active effect screen. In active effect screen, the effect of my 4 fortify alchemy is listed as only 20%. If I drink and then equip, the active effect of my alchemy is listed as 39%.
However, if I press tab and then items. The effects of my items improve the same way. They all list that each of my fortify alchemy apparels, that usually give 20% fortify alchemy now produces 39% fortify alchemy.
I think the issue may be several folds.
Perhaps the number listed on active effect is the one that's accurate instead of the number listed on item?