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  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    well, I finally forgot to run all of the ads yesterday and now I am a day behind.

    sad.

    Pfft, try 10-15 days behind.

  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    Tiphares wrote: »
    We should find out the next raid/collab before the Folka banner goes away. I would hold off until then. No need to burn resources immediately for Folka. We have no content currently or in the near future that requires her. I saw/heard this mentioned either on reddit or YouTube, but Folka is a long term investment.

    That fact that she’ll be in the pool is enough for me to hold off.

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  • AhiMahiAhiMahi Registered User regular
    As a newish comer and lacking a healing unit, I will be spending heavy Lapis to get 2 or more of Folka. Can't wait for this Friday!

  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    AhiMahi wrote: »
    As a newish comer and lacking a healing unit, I will be spending heavy Lapis to get 2 or more of Folka. Can't wait for this Friday!

    Good luck! She's still a really good healer at 6*, so don't feel too defeated if you only manage to pull one of her. Most top tier healers are sufficient at 6* and get extra tools at 7*.

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  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
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  • GeddoeGeddoe Registered User regular
    Kind of wish Lenneth chained with DR or something. She looks cool as hell, but only chains with herself.

  • DK_AzraelDK_Azrael Registered User regular
    edited January 16
    Geddoe wrote: »
    Kind of wish Lenneth chained with DR or something. She looks cool as hell, but only chains with herself.

    Lenneth actually chains with the piledriver family, so she can chain with both Aileens, helmless Kain, Lara Croft, and some others.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    DK_Azrael wrote: »
    Geddoe wrote: »
    Kind of wish Lenneth chained with DR or something. She looks cool as hell, but only chains with herself.

    Lenneth actually chains with the piledriver family, so she can chain with both Aileens, helmless Kain, Lara Croft, and some others.

    Well...if you're running a DW build she can chain. If running a TDH build she can only partially chain with the Piledriver family, since her T-Ability can't use the same ability more than once a turn.

  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
    Very informative timeline for possible upcoming 8 months. I really like the way that X laid everything out. Plan accordingly!

  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Tiphares wrote: »
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    REMINDER: Run the Vault of Hidden Treasures!!
    Don't forget a Gil doubler!

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    I forgot the last 2 days but thank you for this! YOur are the true hidden treasure

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  • TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited January 16
    Any word on when the enhancement unit slots are coming?

    [edit] By which I mean, is it today or tomorrow? I need to know if I can use my raid coins. The extra slots could allow me to bank my maxed cactuars.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Soon (TM)

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  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
    TeaSpoon wrote: »
    Any word on when the enhancement unit slots are coming?

    [edit] By which I mean, is it today or tomorrow? I need to know if I can use my raid coins. The extra slots could allow me to bank my maxed cactuars.
    I would not count on it. Maintenance is tonight and it's a "short" maintenance - which probably means no QoL updates. I think that will probably be announced next week when we finally get the January FFBE Updates video.

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  • LorekLorek Registered User regular
    If they are this week though, they would be live tomorrow after the maintenance.

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    Anyone try a 2x Cait Sith / 7* Nyx / bonus with Odin / Type-O unit for the arena? Nyx fills LB, type-o fills esper, then 3x KO skills.

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  • marajimaraji Registered User regular
    edited January 17
    Trajan45 wrote: »
    Anyone try a 2x Cait Sith / 7* Nyx / bonus with Odin / Type-O unit for the arena? Nyx fills LB, type-o fills esper, then 3x KO skills.

    Vanille has a higher KO percentage at base LB level and takes fewer crysts versus Cait Sith, FWIW.

    I ran across one team this week that had three Cait Siths, a Lilith, and a clever tagline that I can’t remember.

    Edit: I remember, it was:
    “Got Safety Bit?”

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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    Looks like next collab might be a Star Ocean re-run.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Well, I have one Fayt I've never used. Maybe his 7* will have chaining partners!

  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Game is up. Used my daily half price pull with the reasoning that there's a slight chance I could pull Vincent and get his tasty TMR.

    I pulled Vincent, will use the two coming 50% Moogles on his TMR.

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  • marajimaraji Registered User regular
    Cruor wrote: »
    Game is up. Used my daily half price pull with the reasoning that there's a slight chance I could pull Vincent and get his tasty TMR.

    I pulled Vincent, will use the two coming 50% Moogles on his TMR.
    And now I know not to do the same, as all the luck has been used up already ;)

    CruorTiphares
  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
    edited January 17
    Trajan45 wrote: »
    Looks like next collab might be a Star Ocean re-run.
    Probably a raid, which pushes Xenogears and SoM back.

    I've reached a point where I'm trying to decide what direction to go with my TMR farm. I've been farming 5* base unit TMRs for a while now trying to get them ready for 7*. Are there any recent 3* or 4* units with worthwhile TMRs? I know Macmedi has a good 40% ATK with some status immunity and Deuce has a 40% MAG with 50% fire resist. I have Lotti in the farm team already for her robe (which is BiS for 7* mages). Anyone else I'm missing?

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    One of the 4* units from this next batch (Yubel?) has a 40% ATK plus Plant Killer materia, which could be rather useful. Leopold has essentially Patriotic Recall but Wind, which could also be rather useful.

  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
    edited January 17
    Good ideas. Thanks! I'm considering putting Jiraiya in the farm team so I can get another 30% ATK/MAG hybrid accessory. My 2x RoL are always tied up on my evade tank.

    edit: I also forgot about Summer Luka's Chic Hat with good stats and 50% fire resist. More good options!

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    http://fortune.com/2019/01/15/online-gambling-illegal-doj/

    In the US the justice department has re-interpetred a 2011 ruling to state that all online gambling is illegal. There has been a 90 day hold placed on enforcement to allow online gambling sites to change their operations.

    Now I guess it just depends on whether or not the US sees Gacha/loot boxes as gambling. We may be in the enddays.

    Trajan45
  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    I like the resources raids give but holy shit the management after.

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  • TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited January 17
    Cruor wrote: »
    http://fortune.com/2019/01/15/online-gambling-illegal-doj/

    In the US the justice department has re-interpetred a 2011 ruling to state that all online gambling is illegal. There has been a 90 day hold placed on enforcement to allow online gambling sites to change their operations.

    Now I guess it just depends on whether or not the US sees Gacha/loot boxes as gambling. We may be in the enddays.

    I'll miss this game, but it'll be a huge relief. There have been times when I got really engrossed in a book or there's real life shit going on and I forget that FFBE exists. And when I remember, it's this sinking feeling of "Now I have to deal with this shit again."

    Just give me a few days to use all my tickets and lapis, and then sell every unit I own, and I'll be content.

    [edit] And god I hope this shuts down those CS:GO weapon skin websites.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    TeaSpoon wrote: »
    Cruor wrote: »
    http://fortune.com/2019/01/15/online-gambling-illegal-doj/

    In the US the justice department has re-interpetred a 2011 ruling to state that all online gambling is illegal. There has been a 90 day hold placed on enforcement to allow online gambling sites to change their operations.

    Now I guess it just depends on whether or not the US sees Gacha/loot boxes as gambling. We may be in the enddays.

    I'll miss this game, but it'll be a huge relief. There have been times when I got really engrossed in a book or there's real life shit going on and I forget that FFBE exists. And when I remember, it's this sinking feeling of "Now I have to deal with this shit again."

    Just give me a few days to use all my tickets and lapis, and then sell every unit I own, and I'll be content.

    I'll miss having it as something I can do at all hours of the night/morning while rocking a baby back to sleep. I'm sure I'll find something else to fill that void (and the baby will hopefully start sleeping through the night annnnnnny day now) but there's something soothing about just running through some raid orbs/NRG before trying to fall back asleep.

  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    Cruor wrote: »
    TeaSpoon wrote: »
    Cruor wrote: »
    http://fortune.com/2019/01/15/online-gambling-illegal-doj/

    In the US the justice department has re-interpetred a 2011 ruling to state that all online gambling is illegal. There has been a 90 day hold placed on enforcement to allow online gambling sites to change their operations.

    Now I guess it just depends on whether or not the US sees Gacha/loot boxes as gambling. We may be in the enddays.

    I'll miss this game, but it'll be a huge relief. There have been times when I got really engrossed in a book or there's real life shit going on and I forget that FFBE exists. And when I remember, it's this sinking feeling of "Now I have to deal with this shit again."

    Just give me a few days to use all my tickets and lapis, and then sell every unit I own, and I'll be content.

    I'll miss having it as something I can do at all hours of the night/morning while rocking a baby back to sleep. I'm sure I'll find something else to fill that void (and the baby will hopefully start sleeping through the night annnnnnny day now) but there's something soothing about just running through some raid orbs/NRG before trying to fall back asleep.

    Idle Heroes is a thing, apparently, from the ads I have seen from the rewards wheel!

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    I love making number go up in a game. I HATE just watching number go up on their own in a game. At that point I'd rather just watch a show/movie.

    Trajan45
  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
    edited January 17
    If you read the context, this sounds like it is targeted specifically at casinos and online gambling from that aspect. There was no mention of how this relates to video games, but it is a possibility in the future. I think the video game industry would fight any attempt to classify gacha games as gambling. I don't anticipate any impact on FFBE in the near-term. It could be years before anything happens to video games as a result of this ruling.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Oh yeah, it's probably going to amount to nothing. I don't mean to be a doomsayer (despite joking that we may be in the end-days).

    I don't know if gacha/lootboxes will be classified as gambling in the US, but there's always a possibility. The Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating whether lootboxes in games are gambling (I think mostly because of the attention EA brought to lootboxes with their Star Wars lootbox simulator), but I don't know when they're expected to make a decision, or if a decision has already been made. The US could either leave things as is, or we could go the way of Belgium and classify gacha/lootboxes as gambling. Time will tell.

  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    Always seemed weird how “pay money for chance to get something” is hard for folks to understand as gambling. In the case of video games it would be like casinos giving you a penny back on each pull of $1. Always seems pretty cut and dry to me.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Trajan45 wrote: »
    Always seemed weird how “pay money for chance to get something” is hard for folks to understand as gambling. In the case of video games it would be like casinos giving you a penny back on each pull of $1. Always seems pretty cut and dry to me.

    What seems cut and dry as gambling and what legally counts as gambling can, at times, be ridiculously different.

    I've had to read some legalese for my job (mostly for giving credit for when I've used resources that require specific attribution in publication) and every time I do it takes a couple days off of my lifespan.

    Trajan45
  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
    Trajan45 wrote: »
    Always seemed weird how “pay money for chance to get something” is hard for folks to understand as gambling. In the case of video games it would be like casinos giving you a penny back on each pull of $1. Always seems pretty cut and dry to me.
    What do you think casino rewards programs are? "Earn X points and get a free meal!" "Earn Y points and get a free 1-night stay!"

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  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
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    Don't forget a Gil doubler!

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  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited January 17
    Trajan45 wrote: »
    Always seemed weird how “pay money for chance to get something” is hard for folks to understand as gambling. In the case of video games it would be like casinos giving you a penny back on each pull of $1. Always seems pretty cut and dry to me.

    Of course it's gambling. The US won't regulate it though; we're too pro-corporation.

    EDIT: Maybe I should clarify. In the US there is generally this attitude that certain obvious things are gambling (casinos, sports betting) and that's icky so it's not legal except in certain circumstances. Other things are not considered gambling and there's no appetite for considering them as such because that would mean they would be shunned.

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  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
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  • marajimaraji Registered User regular
    edited January 18
    This week’s arena news:
    Reward: SPR pots
    Forbidden: Fire, multi magic
    Bonus:
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  • BlehBlehAmigaBlehBlehAmiga Registered User regular
    2 Folka on step 5. It's nice when it works

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