Final Fantasy: Record Keeper |OT3| When having no onions makes you cry

#51
I WANT TO PULL!!! AHHHH! Stay strong. :( It will be hard to resist the first phase because I really like the BSBs/OSB but outside of that I have everything on this banner or don't need it. I probably end up pulling nonetheless. Hopefully my 100gem will give me something good.

I don't bother with refreshes. As long as I can finish the roulette I'm okay with it. We get some hyped banners in the next few weeks and a FF IX event is coming up. I need to make some hard decisions. I want Zidane's OSB and his Vest and from the 2nd banner Steiner's BSB and Garnet's dress. But Steiner's BSB is a guaranteed 100gem pull for me considering that I got every other relic for him. ;)

hehehe

Edit: Guy on reddit got faris' burst from free daily draw :/
Best thing I pulled was the Platinum Sword
(XII)
 
#54
If I remember correctly you were the guy that was getting like 3 gigantuars every go around, every refresh last fest and walked away with like 700 of each major orb. Can't have that kind of luck all the time.
I don't think so? The last post I can find from the last orbfest I got 16 Major orbs total as direct drops (aka Gigantaurs) across one phase which was 23 refreshes + natural stamina, and looking at reddit larger sample posts from the last orbfest people seemed to be averaging much better than that with at least one direct MO per stamina and most folks way more (lots of folks with 50ish refreshes getting 70+ gigantaurs etc).

I got 3 total here with 10 refreshes + natural stamina lol. Obviously RNG something something, but that's a drastic falloff, and even RNG aside this orbfest is definitely worse than the last one. Not sure if the Knights fuck it up or what. Obviously there will be some benefits from up-converting 3* and 4* orbs, but nowhere near making up that difference. On my last refresh I had an entire dungeon run that was literally nothing but the two enemy battles and Knights all 9 rounds. My luck this phase has definitely been rock bottom no doubt, but this orbfest is still lacking in general even outside of my shitty luck here.
 
#55
I don't think so? The last post I can find from the last orbfest I got 16 Major orbs total as direct drops (aka Gigantaurs) across one phase which was 23 refreshes + natural stamina, and looking at reddit larger sample posts from the last orbfest people seemed to be averaging much better than that with at least one direct MO per stamina and most folks way more (lots of folks with 50ish refreshes getting 70+ gigantaurs etc).

I got 3 total here with 10 refreshes + natural stamina lol. Obviously RNG something something, but that's a drastic falloff, and even RNG aside this orbfest is definitely worse than the last one. Not sure if the Knights fuck it up or what. Obviously there will be some benefits from up-converting 3* and 4* orbs, but nowhere near making up that difference. On my last refresh I had an entire dungeon run that was literally nothing but the two enemy battles and Knights all 9 rounds. My luck this phase has definitely been rock bottom no doubt, but this orbfest is still lacking in general even outside of my shitty luck here.
I'm just sad I have so many skills to hone and not enough orbs to hone anything! NOOOOOOOO
 
#56
This Orbfest is lacking with major orbs.

For everything else, I'm satisfied.

Past 2 days I got a FFV CM team up to lv65's and 2 characters to lv99 (Luneth and Celes).

I plan to get more teams ready for CM and maybe 5 characters to lv99 from this event.

My goals for 4* are doing great too, especially summons like Valefor and Leviathan, I didn't have them honed before this event.

Basically I gave up on my dreams of amassing major orbs and focused on everything else this orbfest offered me as a returning player.
 
#57
Yeah for XP this has been roughly on par with previous orbfests; a bit worse for me since I'm barely even getting the mini-cactuar waves, but could definitely be worse. The biggest reason I did so many refreshes in previous orbfests was I wanted to level cap everyone which I did (I burned 125 myhthril last orbfest to do it), so now that everyone is pretty much capped (I have like...4 people that aren't) now I'm salty about not getting shit for orbs which is what I would actually be willing to refresh for. First world problems etc. I just goddamn know I'm going to get Kain's BSB on Banner 1 and I can't even come close to honing Lightning Dive :/
 
#59
Really wish a banner popped up today.

Guess I'll pull on banner 1. Kains would be nice, no interest in Terra osb so I'll probably get it.

14 banner hype has subsided for me too, while some nice relics, I'm in a good spot so it would probably end up just being a luxury.

I don't do many 11 pulls, usually get lucky from single pulls.
 
#60
Did anyone got RM drop in Golden Vault yet? I've been running a team hoping their RM2 will drop for a while now.
I ran Palom from 65-78 in Golden Vault without seeing her RM pop, went and did some regular dungeons, still no pop, came back to Golden Vault and got the RM drop. After that I got like 3 more RMs in the vault. So yes it can drop.


In other news, so far I've gotten the following hones completed since Orbfest began:

Lifesiphon R1 -> R4
Thundaja R2 -> R4
Blizzaja R2 -> R4
Stoneja R2 -> R4
Waterja R2 -> R4
Alexander R0 -> R1
Multi-Break R0 -> R1
Full Charge R0 -> R1
Protectga R2 -> R4
Power Breakdown R2 -> R4

Hoping that I can make as much progress when phase 2 drops as I did for Phase 1. But the real blocker for me is Power Orbs, I'm going to have to hit that like a ton of bricks.

Edit: If I have Multi-Break, why do I need Full Break? Isn't MB strictly better than FB?
Edit 2: Shit, Multi-Break is Dancer only. Well, that was kind of a waste of some perfectly good orbs :(
 
#61
Who are some good people to get to Lv. 99?

I'm thinking Luneth for her RM4, but who else? I only have 1 MC3 Lode right now, but I might be able to get a second one if I make enough progress during Orbfest that I can finish off the FFV events.
 
#62
Who are some good people to get to Lv. 99?

I'm thinking Luneth for her RM4, but who else? I only have 1 MC3 Lode right now, but I might be able to get a second one if I make enough progress during Orbfest that I can finish off the FFV events.
I'd say:

Cloud +30% sword damage
Cecil +30% holy damage
Tyro +30% when hitting element weakness
 
#66
Who are some good people to get to Lv. 99?

I'm thinking Luneth for her RM4, but who else? I only have 1 MC3 Lode right now, but I might be able to get a second one if I make enough progress during Orbfest that I can finish off the FFV events.
Her?

Anyway -- I'd say it depends on if you're pulling on any of the upcoming banners. You'll likely want the MC3s for the characters you have decent BSBs for.
 
#67
We're getting more memory lodes for the Countdown to 2017 login.
Login Bonuses:

1st Day: Cloud’s Goggles (VII)
2nd Day: Soul of a Hero
3rd Day: 3 Memory Crystal Lodes
4th Day: 3 Memory Crystal II Lodes
5th Day: 10 Major Growth Eggs
6th Day: 1 Memory Crystal III Lode

Use Memory Crystal III on your best characters with relics. Also spotted my 2nd Gigantuar.
 

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#68
We're getting more memory lodes for the Countdown to 2017 login.
Login Bonuses:

1st Day: Cloud’s Goggles (VII)
2nd Day: Soul of a Hero
3rd Day: 3 Memory Crystal Lodes
4th Day: 3 Memory Crystal II Lodes
5th Day: 10 Major Growth Eggs
6th Day: 1 Memory Crystal III Lode

Use Memory Crystal III on your best characters with relics. Also spotted my 2nd Gigantuar.
That's a lot of stuff. Nice.
 
#73
lol, just hit the trifecta. 7200 casino chips in a single run.

Edit: I've now encountered 3x regular mobs, 3x rounds of mini cactuars, 3x rounds of cactuars, and 3x rounds of golden knights. Why can't I get 3x gigantaurs? :(
 
#74
Really wish a banner popped up today.

Guess I'll pull on banner 1. Kains would be nice, no interest in Terra osb so I'll probably get it.

14 banner hype has subsided for me too, while some nice relics, I'm in a good spot so it would probably end up just being a luxury.

I don't do many 11 pulls, usually get lucky from single pulls.
Yeah, I really don't understand why they didn't have the banners either correspond with the orb phases, or at the least start them today (Christmas). Seems an odd choice unless it's to correspond with something else I'm not thinking of.
 
#75
Christmas and the fact that I'm sitting on so much mythril means I am desperate to just pull on SOMETHING but alas, OSB fest has not started yet :(
 
#79
Man its going to be real sad when we have to wait 6 months for this Noctis mini event, only to not actually get it, and then have to wait even longer to get him on global for a real event or a dungeon update that adds him.
 
#80
Man its going to be real sad when we have to wait 6 months for this Noctis mini event, only to not actually get it, and then have to wait even longer to get him on global for a real event or a dungeon update that adds him.
I have nightmares from my brief stint with exvius trying to get him. He can stay gone!
 
#81
Running a two person team for the + orbfest levels and it's taking forever to level up! Grr. Just a few more house until OSB fest. I've got 3 MCIII crystals saved up for whoever gets a burst or an osb!
 
#84
I never thought the day would come when Healing Grimoire would come in handy but I managed to use it to save our team when Zantetsuken got both of our healers. I've had the relic since a year ago almost but I've only now seen the animation. Lol.

I still have no idea why it's 2 bars. I know it's a relic (HA!) of olden days but still.
 
#87
Eurgh I should have 100 mythril soon, and I can't decide whether to pull on the OSB phase 4 banner (I have no OSBs) or the FFXIV banner (I already have Stoneskin)

I suppose I could one on each but.. ehhh
 
#92
Noctis OSB

Noctis
Black Magic 3, Combat 5, Celerity 5, Dragoon 5, Machinist 4
L99: 6658 HP, 209 ATK, 141 DEF, 149 MAG, 135 RES, 149 MND, 179 SPD
Dagger, Sword, Katana, Spear, Thrown, Gun, Shield, Hat, Light Armor, Bracer
Default SB: Single-target ranged physical attack, Instant Cast
RM1: ATK & DEF +10%, starts battle with Sleep
RM3: Defend -> ?% max HP heal to self
RM4: Attack -> High damage, Instant Cast, but no SB points will be earned
Record Dive Bonuses: Combat DMG +6%, Sword DMG +3%
Lol why
 
#95
I can't fathom what goes through the mind of whoever designed this and thought it was a good idea. It was basically created to never be used.
Maybe on a boss round where there are trash enemies before a boss giving you a chance to hit him with your mage before getting to the boss.

Alternatively, are there any accessories making you immune to sleep?