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April 24th is when the new Dark Abilities (and probably Chain Tornado and Holyja)

I think it was all USBs last fest's lucky draw? If so it should be the same, assuming Dena doesn't backpedal (which is a legit concern though.)
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Lopen
1 month ago#12
It was all LMRs and all OSBs so not all USBs would be strange
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Kaxon
1 month ago#13
Guess I need to decide whether that's worth it then. I'm still kind of leaning toward no since it's so much of a crapshoot but I should look at the relic list.
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Lopen
1 month ago#14
Pretty sure USB lucky has better expected value than Realms on Parade for most realms considering all the bad bursts, overstrikes, and legend materia out there.
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1 month ago#15
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1 month ago#16
2/3 (my second for this RoP)

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Kaxon
1 month ago#17
Lopen posted...
Pretty sure USB lucky has better expected value than Realms on Parade for most realms considering all the bad bursts, overstrikes, and legend materia out there.


Interesting. This made me compare the EV for 25 mythril on the lucky draw vs 25 mythril doing the ROP for I-V (because those were the first numbers I saw, although arguably I and II are some of the weakest realms so the numbers might be better if you looked at VI-X). I'm assuming .14 chance of a disco/rainbow on the ones that aren't guaranteed.

Lucky draw: 2.4 USBs
Realms:
0.32 AOSB
0.21 CSB
1.56 USB
4.31 5* or OSB

If you value the 5* stuff at all I think Realms is a better deal (especially since Arcanes and Chains are usually better than Ultras) but it's a lot closer than I realized.
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Lopen
1 month ago#18
Pretty sure the weakest realms for ROP are gonna be like FFVI and FFX and FFXII because there are a bunch of garbage overstrikes and outdated bursts in there. Pools are way more diluted even if they have more appealing things at the top end.

But yeah still I think if you're doing all the ROP the USB lucky should still be on your plate is all. Same kinda idea applies to them, superior mythril efficiency over being able to focus your efforts
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Xuxon
1 month ago#19
not close at all imo. most USBs are damaging and have little future value. chains are better than even the best USBs. AOSBs aren't always great but at least they aren't about to be obsoleted. even LMRs will soon be more important than USBs, though there are admittedly a lot more useless LMRs than USBs right now and a lot of the good LMRs haven't come out yet.

granted, that's ROP as a whole. stuff like II, XII, T0 might have not been worth pulling on because no chain and i already had Ashe and Maria AOSBs. but even VI definitely had more value - Strago chain, several AOSBs and several key LMRs. X is a bit more arguable but since even Seymour chain would be huge for me i think that was at least better for me.
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Lopen
1 month ago#20
In theory that way of thinking makes sense. In practice not so much.

1. Awakening soulbreaks are stronger than USBs but you're not going to have a team full of Awakening users for most situations for a LONG time. The game moved away from the idea of having a single "A-Tteam" a long time ago
2. Many Awakening soulbreaks stack favorably with USBs
3. A lot of USBs are healing or buff type

I mean there are some bad USBs in there but most of them are still good.
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