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How much money do you spend on this game?
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Thar she blows ($300/mo.) 9 5.52%
We got our hooks in 'em ($100-$300/mo.) 11 6.75%
They's taking the bait! ($20-100/mo.) 25 15.34%
Toss 'em back in the sea. (F2P - $20/mo.) 118 72.39%
Total: 163 votes
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Dana Crysalis
Jun 27, 2007
the title-less

CAPT. Rainbowbeard posted:

How do you beat this Air Buster gently caress?

Literally everything he does is dodgable. iNichol + full dodge unit == no damage.

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Agreed
Dec 30, 2003

The price of meat has just gone up, and your old lady has just gone down


CAPT. Rainbowbeard posted:

How do you beat this Air Buster gently caress?

I didn't know he was fire res and brought my A2 and a friend A2 geared for the Ice Bird (and so fire element weapons). Thankfully their great machine killer and innate badassery made them still somewhat effective but on the order of about 15% per turn with a spark chained OHC combo instead of what I thought would be a for sure one-turn battle. Still he wasn't anything crazy as far as I could tell, hits pretty hard per turn but I didn't notice any gently caress-you thresholds or anything like that as he croaked.

Fohlen was geared for full dodge - I should have brought i-nichol but didn't think about it, figured if I needed tanking provoke would do a lot of the job. But that seems like a fine strategy.

Ugato
Apr 9, 2009

We're not?

PDQ Law posted:

Welp, I burned my stockpile of 60 tickets, 4 4* tickets, 4 4* EX tickets, and 8 10+1 tickets, but did not pull Christine.

However, I did pull:
Dark Veritas
Kryla
Loren
Fryevia
Ayaka
Wilhelm
Fohlen #2.

At least I can use DV+Agrias as chainers for 10-man trials which was the point of this spree, and once I level up Ayaka I can catch up on the trials.

I pulled an entire stable of 5* and I still have to enhance Agrias (... no) or use pods to chain. Itís nice that they finally realize their blunder and are starting to fix it. It sucks that most of the units that have chains modeled after already existing ones wonít start coming out for another 6+ months.

hagie
Apr 5, 2004

All sensitivity has long ago atrophied

CAPT. Rainbowbeard posted:

How do you beat this Air Buster gently caress?

If some one needs an iNichol let me know I can put one up that I used as both an encounter down and budget build

Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011



guys only 280 million more candy canes until story 3 are you excited!!!!

Agreed
Dec 30, 2003

The price of meat has just gone up, and your old lady has just gone down


gumi blows but I feel like the ff7 event dungeon was great. nostalgia fest, I let these fuckers sell me my own memories but they even put the ether in the right place

CAPT. Rainbowbeard
Apr 5, 2012
My incredible shitposting will not transform the xbone into a good console


Lipstick Apathy

PDQ Law posted:

Edited, yes it was Wilhelm, Mr. Tank. He's on the back burner though since all my LB pots are going to Ayaka, and enhanced 100% evasion WoL serves my tanking needs for now.


Enhanced 100% evasion WoL provoking on round 1, AOE cover on round 2. Otherwise, I think iNichol making a 100% evasion unit cover can do it, or Rikku's LB if that's not possible.

I can put up my enhanced 100% evasion WoL if you want.

That would be very helpful, thank you!

ZarathustraFollower posted:

I can put up my Wilhelm if you need him. He can take the punch and have about 6k hp left after impregnable.

Or this, thanks!

Dana Crysalis posted:

Literally everything he does is dodgable. iNichol + full dodge unit == no damage.

I didn't draw a single new Halloween unit!

hagie posted:

If some one needs an iNichol let me know I can put one up that I used as both an encounter down and budget build

Any one of you would be a huge help!

hagie
Apr 5, 2004

All sensitivity has long ago atrophied

Have mine up with Diabolos

878 326 285

Handful of spots. Rainbow I think we are buds already

hagie fucked around with this message at Dec 23, 2017 around 02:47

ZarathustraFollower
Mar 14, 2009




Lipstick Apathy

CAPT. Rainbowbeard posted:

That would be very helpful, thank you!


Or this, thanks!


I didn't draw a single new Halloween unit!


Any one of you would be a huge help!

Done. I think we are already friends, but 632883386

CAPT. Rainbowbeard
Apr 5, 2012
My incredible shitposting will not transform the xbone into a good console


Lipstick Apathy

The first person that came up was Hagie, thank you all very much for putting your units up!

Man. I wish I had one of those iNichols.

hagie
Apr 5, 2004

All sensitivity has long ago atrophied

Itís shake n bake and I helped!!

Varance
Oct 28, 2004

Ladies, hide your footwear!

Nap Ghost

681.563.682 if you'd like to take Christine for a spin.

PDQ Law
Aug 4, 2011


Does anyone want a Dark Espers carry? I just ran Dark Veritas to get the trust moogle reward, since it was easier than swapping around a whole team's gear.

PaybackJack
May 21, 2003

...as much revenge as any man could possibly take.


So the story event is still a ways away from the next level because nobody wants to waste their NRG farming these stupid candy canes. Any bets of whether Gumi will listen and bump up the currency drop rate or not?

Heroic Yoshimitsu
Jan 15, 2008



I know I'm probably just going to let my emulator TMR grind all weekend

Office Thug
Jan 17, 2008

Luke Cage just shut you down!


Meanwhile, JP has a raid going on for Christmas, and although the raid summon units aren't great (they're the same ones we just got in our tritrinity raid) there is a santa sleigh that flies in the background of the raid fight and it has chocobos guiding it. Pretty loving cool event!

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


Office Thug posted:

Meanwhile, JP has a raid going on for Christmas, and although the raid summon units aren't great (they're the same ones we just got in our tritrinity raid) there is a santa sleigh that flies in the background of the raid fight and it has chocobos guiding it. Pretty loving cool event!

They added another base 5* on that event but alim is pretty poo poo and decided not to give her a 7* BUT they are giving out like 2 10+1 pulls a day or something like that for 2 days and the 10+1 paid gacha guarantees santa roselia which is bonkers.

Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011



PaybackJack posted:

So the story event is still a ways away from the next level because nobody wants to waste their NRG farming these stupid candy canes. Any bets of whether Gumi will listen and bump up the currency drop rate or not?

considering each level bumps up the total number of candy canes needed, I assume they will have to get people to run the event more somehow or we literally won't see the entire event.

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


It really is one of the most poorly designed events Ive ever seen. The base rewards aren't worth the grind, probably even with a higher drop rate. There just arent enough rewards in the list to justify continues running for players and then to top it off the event requires the entire global community to unlock the story content. Whoever designed this needs to be fired to ensure something like this never happens again.

Ugato
Apr 9, 2009

We're not?

I generally donít jump to firing but this at least warrants newspaper nose-swatting

suuma
Apr 2, 2009


I don't understand why they'd run two KM events at the same time, except one doesnt even have bonus units.

Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011



suuma posted:

I don't understand why they'd run two KM events at the same time, except one doesnt even have bonus units.

I wouldnt be surprised if the game could not handle two sets of bonus units. Like the bonus thing might just be a flag for "on" or "off" without differentiating between events. So they just had to turn off bonus units on the Christmas poo poo otherwise cloud would work.'

THis is my tinfoil hat theory.

Heroic Yoshimitsu
Jan 15, 2008



How many Pod 153s would someone really ever use? Is Pod 153 still a sought-after materia to use? I don't see a lot of talk about it anymore

hamburgers in pockets
Jun 18, 2005

Yeah, that's blood. It'll get better before the show.

suuma posted:

I don't understand why they'd run two KM events at the same time, except one doesnt even have bonus units.

This. I'm pretty much done with FF7 except for trying to get another set of giancrysts, and even then I can't justify splitting my NRG between the two, let alone focusing on the lovely Christmas event rates.

BDawg
May 19, 2004

In Full Stereo Symphony


Paul Zuvella posted:

I wouldnt be surprised if the game could not handle two sets of bonus units. Like the bonus thing might just be a flag for "on" or "off" without differentiating between events. So they just had to turn off bonus units on the Christmas poo poo otherwise cloud would work.'

THis is my tinfoil hat theory.

I think youíre right and itís not tinfoil at all.

hamsystem
Nov 11, 2010

Fuzzy pickles!


Heroic Yoshimitsu posted:

How many Pod 153s would someone really ever use? Is Pod 153 still a sought-after materia to use? I don't see a lot of talk about it anymore

2 for chaining is all you need really.

Evil Fluffy
Jul 13, 2009

USPOL May

I'm really hoping that Apple's new gacha/loot box rule makes more companies decide to just do a single global server for their games like Granblue does. Mainly because it means us filthy gaijans would be able to benefit from the largesse of Japanese devs. If FFBE's Japanese client suddenly got an English language toggle I'd abandon my global account instantly.

Paul Zuvella posted:

considering each level bumps up the total number of candy canes needed, I assume they will have to get people to run the event more somehow or we literally won't see the entire event.

Don't forget we can spend candy canes on items at the mog chancellor like...


...30k candy canes for a single 4* summon ticket. And there's no bonus units for the event so you get maybe 4-500 candy canes per 25 NRG. Truly, Gumi's generosity knows no bounds.

Heroic Yoshimitsu posted:

How many Pod 153s would someone really ever use? Is Pod 153 still a sought-after materia to use? I don't see a lot of talk about it anymore

Having two means that any two units you have can always chain with each other and IIRC it's extremely useful for some trial/weapon fights because it's AOE too.

Agreed
Dec 30, 2003

The price of meat has just gone up, and your old lady has just gone down


Pod-153 is a utility champ. A pair of them on weaker units with +mp support can turn a mediocre bonus unit in MK events into a solo clear capable unit thanks to how good chaining is, especially if the bonus unit can finish. The physical damage reduction, when useful, is dynamite and the easiest way to get it by far for my team. I never use the regen but I've been blessed with Marie since forever so if there's a fight where regen helps, Love You All+2. And that's not even counting that for a lot of units, a 300% AOE easy chaining move is an upgrade to their capabilities. While not as high of a multiplier as top tier units, it's still more'n enough to get the job done for physical AOE chaining tasks (again thanks to how good chaining is really) where your unit couldn't handle that natively.

It doesn't get talked about much because either you've got it or you don't at this point and if it's useful for something you're probably using it. We don't talk about ribbons much either but it still owns having a ribbon or two at least. etc.

Agreed fucked around with this message at Dec 23, 2017 around 17:17

rabidsquid
Oct 11, 2004

LOVES THE KOG



next global event: you need to grind 5000000 ramza shards in order to unlock the first level of ramza bard enhancements

hagie
Apr 5, 2004

All sensitivity has long ago atrophied

Iím using my pods along with Xon, Locke and Pirate Jake PLUS raven cape for most utilization of my treasure hunting farm team.

Working on Xon2 with cactuars and Iíll ditch Locke

Agreed
Dec 30, 2003

The price of meat has just gone up, and your old lady has just gone down


rabidsquid posted:

next global event: you need to grind 5000000 ramza shards in order to unlock the first level of ramza bard enhancements

I hope this event is the one that does it. We let Gumi get away with providing a really mediocre product compared to what JP gets, and then you get dumbass shills on reddit defending them as "it's a different game!"

yeah, no poo poo, it's a way worse one from basically the same dudes just to gently caress us, it's bad & they should change it. that's the point. how is that defensible as "different game!" to these folks, I dunno. They like it really rough.

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


rabidsquid posted:

next global event: you need to grind 5000000 ramza shards in order to unlock the first level of ramza bard enhancements

had a good laugh at this

Tengames
Oct 29, 2008



Agreed posted:

I hope this event is the one that does it. We let Gumi get away with providing a really mediocre product compared to what JP gets, and then you get dumbass shills on reddit defending them as "it's a different game!"

yeah, no poo poo, it's a way worse one from basically the same dudes just to gently caress us, it's bad & they should change it. that's the point. how is that defensible as "different game!" to these folks, I dunno. They like it really rough.

the subreddit has been pretty consistent with calling this christmas event terrible, i don't even think the die hard gumi defenders can really justify this really bad frozen knockoff.

edit: looks like there are a few defender, but they're basically downvoted and told to gently caress off.

Meanwhile in the post-pull-depression thread:

Tengames fucked around with this message at Dec 23, 2017 around 18:07

Tall Tale Teller
May 20, 2003
Grave? Shovel! Let's go.

I just spanked the Air Buster thanks to Hagie's iNichol. I pulled him but haven't leveled him or anything yet.

I need to fix that cuz holy poo poo he's useful! I didn't realize his limit break was regen AND dodge so basically between the dual cast illusion abilities and the limit my party didn't get touched.

Me likey.

Cobalt60
Jun 1, 2006


That was my basic impression of FEH players, which made it an easy game to pass on. Slightly cringe-y characters most of the time, followed by the occasional close-enough-to-child-porn image that I'd never want it open near friends or co-workers.

ZarathustraFollower
Mar 14, 2009




Lipstick Apathy

Man, I think this event is great! Now I won't be distracted from spending time with my family, and I may even have two Patriotic Recalls finished by the new year.

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


ZarathustraFollower posted:

Man, I think this event is great! Now I won't be distracted from spending time with my family, and I may even have two Patriotic Recalls finished by the new year.

Im cooking 2 letters, christines accessory, noctis ring and d.finas swimsuit. After that I'm going to cook either more letters or williams materia with either timothy's hat or iNics. Im all in the magic meta because I cant trust gumi to release Aileens enhancements soon.

PaybackJack
May 21, 2003

...as much revenge as any man could possibly take.


My TMR squad, for the first time in a long time, is all A~ list talent. Darklord, Ayaka #2, Roy, Cloud and Elfreeda. It's one of the few times I've been able to send my team to also do other poo poo and I'm not worried about them ending up constantly wiping in Fina's Psyche. Unforunately Dark Lord is almost done and will be replaced by someone far less able to tag with a friend for chaining. It's been nice while it lasted though.

hagie
Apr 5, 2004

All sensitivity has long ago atrophied

Tall Tale Teller posted:

I just spanked the Air Buster thanks to Hagie's iNichol. I pulled him but haven't leveled him or anything yet.

I need to fix that cuz holy poo poo he's useful! I didn't realize his limit break was regen AND dodge so basically between the dual cast illusion abilities and the limit my party didn't get touched.

Me likey.

Very welcome!

You can really equip him however. I usually run MP or survivability instead of MAG heavy. Iíll start kitting out his LB here soon...

Running Tidus, Aileen, Prishe, Veritas Heavens and Leon right now. Figured I would get some hard hitting weapons and throw moogles at Zidane in the background.

hagie fucked around with this message at Dec 23, 2017 around 18:44

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Office Thug
Jan 17, 2008

Luke Cage just shut you down!


My TMR squad is elfreeda x 2 and setzer x 3, gonna have a FD OK/2B by the end of the holidays , you can get 2.5 mil dpt on those two with TDH FD builds

Once I have my first glove and FD I'll go with Cloud, Elfreeda, and 3 more setzers. I pulled cloud #6 this morning please send help.

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