Whale Tales and Salt Stories: Festival of Wonders Roundup

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  1. mageofthesands

    mageofthesands Absolute Warlord TOTS Warrior

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    Let's recap our loot from this season's Fest. For this, I count the Fest Season as

    Unswayed by Phantoms
    Always Lucky Relic Draw 1, 2, & 3
    Limelight Stage
    Fest Banners 1-5

    That's a lot less than last time. I guess I'll count the three Newcomer's banners if anyone was fool enough to pull on those.

    I picked up:

    USB
    Gladius (Desch)
    Almasy Flametongue (Seifer)
    Kiku-Ichimonji (Luneth)
    Kaiser Knuckles Zeta (Yda)
    Fairy's Bow (Rosa)

    OSB

    LMR
    Feathered Cap (Penelo)

    BSB
    Shinra Bombshell (Reno)
    Princely Raiment (Larsa) (Dupe)

    SSB
    Heart of Gold (Balthier)

    That's not too bad for only doing four pulls. It could have been better though. 125 Mythril spent.

    How'd you do?
     
  2. Luxord

    Luxord Absolute Warlord Supremacy Element: Dark Defier of Fate

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    I pulled on fest banner 1 and always lucky 3: I got 6/22 with:

    Ceodore's usb
    Squall's osb (dupe)
    Refia's bsb
    Krile's lmr x 3 (lol)
    75 mythril for 3 new items, it could have been worse.
     
  3. Bard

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    USB:
    Rosa
    Eiko
    Serah
    Cloud

    OSB:
    Vivi

    BSB:
    Exdeath
    Cloud x3
    Alphinaud x2
    Fujin (dupe)
    Edge
    Kefka

    SSB:
    Sarah

    LMR:
    Yuffie
    Zack x2

    CSB:
    Zack
    Tidus

    So I had my sights on holiday banner 3 and BRABRA with just under 300 mythril on the 22nd of December, plan was to skip first two lucky, pull G6 and pull 2-3 for Cloud USB and the rest to dump in BRABRA for incoming Edward LMR.

    Impatient me pulled on the lucky Healing and BSB as well. The first of which paid off with Rosa and Eiko USB so was not too disappointed with Exdeath/11 on the bsb. Serah USB on the G6.

    Ended up getting Cloud USB on 3rd pull holiday banner and then fool like I am chased for some chain. 4th pull dupe/11. 5th pull Zack and Tidus CSB. Not terrible but left with nothing for BRABRA.

    Scrounged the following days for myth to make at least one pull in BRABRA. and then 1/11 Kefka BSB. cryface.

    All in all sad to not get that Edward LMR but with so few dupe and new cheese power with my first 2 chain I can hardly throw a fit about it.
     
  4. OhCanada

    OhCanada Impostor Mod Staff Member Moderator "Not Actually Canadian" Free Draw Supremacy

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    I'd say I did pretty damn well:

    USB:
    Lightning
    Cid (VII)
    Terra

    OSB:
    Bashe

    CSB:
    Rinoa

    BSB:
    Desch

    All for just 75 blues. I was really tempted to put a pull into B5 as well but I think my luck is spent, so I'll quit while I'm ahead.
     
  5. Roche

    Roche "Not that Biker SOLDIER" Mod-Keeper Staff Member Moderator TOTS Warrior Onion Knight Master

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    I had already planned beforehand to not pull on the Xmas Festival of Wonders... Because after pulling it'll leave you wondering.

    My recap on loot only came from Always Lucky Relic Draw 1 & 3. Because I'm saving all my love for .... OK USB banner.

    I picked up:

    USB
    Argentic Flute ( @Deuce USB)
    Hermes Suit (Penelo USB)
    Simurgh (Hope USB)

    OSB
    Stoss Spear (Aranea OSB)

    LMR
    Nil

    BSB
    Nil

    SSB
    Cloud Staff (Larsa SSB)

    50 Mythril spent. No dupes. Content enough.
     
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  6. talsa88

    talsa88 Absolute Warlord

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    Lucky 3 and one pull on b4

    Lenna USB (which is surprisingly more useful than I'd anticipated)
    Squall BSB2
    Lightning BSB2

    All-in-all, I got everything I wanted for just 75 mythril!
     
  7. Moridraug

    Moridraug Absolute Warlord

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    So, i decided to come back into ffrk just in time. Ze lootz:

    Conductor - Yuna's USB
    Fairy's Bow - Rosa's USB
    Razor Carbine - Lightning USB (for once I've got relic I aimed for, no Enkindler tho)

    Save The Queen - Celes OSB

    Spear - Shelke's BSB
    Rune Staff - Lenna's BSB
    Mimic's Rod - Gogo's (V) BSB

    Hawkeye - Hope's SSB
    Artemis Bow - Rosa's SSB
    Nabaat's finery - Nabaat's SSB

    Wizard's Coat - Shantotto's LMR (fuck you, Shantotto, fuck you)

    Sin's Talon - Jecht's SB
    Hunter's Spear - Kimahri's SB

    All in all... Well, i've got power uped for sure, and now I'll waste all mythril for one rather stupid thing: getting Overture from welcome xiii banner. You might call me madman, and I sure am the one.
     
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    Usb
    Refia

    Chain
    Snow

    Bsb
    Desch

    LMR
    Krile
    Ashe

    Didn’t go insane on pulls but I guess quality new relics to my arsenal.
     
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    Leprechaun Absolute Warlord

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    This fest has been good.
    I pulled only in 6* lucky draw a x3 in banner 2 and 3 pulls in banner 5

    CSB:

    Seymour x2 (banner 5)

    USB:

    Firion (6* lucky draw)
    Bartz (banner 2)

    OSB:

    Ashe (6* lucky draw)
    Garland (banner 5)

    BSB

    WoLx2 (banner 5)
    Cid Raines (banner 5)
     
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  10. smeezus

    smeezus Official RKF Banner Rater

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    Agrias USB
    Hope OSB
    1/11 Edea BSB dupe
    100 gem Ursula BSB dupe
    Drunk Squall BSB2

    Overall, not bad.
     
  11. Kenlimkenlim

    Kenlimkenlim Official RKF Stat Lord PS1 Protagonist TOTS Warrior Supremacy Element: Bio Defier of Fate

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    Picked up Locke, Ingus, and Seymour’s Chains, which brings my chain elemental coverage to 7/8. Holy continues to elude me.

    Some other notable stuff I got were Ramza BSB2, Bartz earth BSB, Locke LMR, and Vivi BSB2.
     
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  12. mageofthesands

    mageofthesands Absolute Warlord TOTS Warrior

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    How did you get those two uniques? Are you throwing mythril at Newcomer's banners? That's a terrible idea. I understand the appeal of wanting a complete Lightning, but wait for a crap banner that actually features the relic. Not even @Phijkchu_Magikarp did that for TinyB ee, and if he thinks it's a bad idea, it's either actually a good idea, or really, really, terrible.
     
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    AK-Exodus Absolute Warlord Inquisitor

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    Karp probably did the first 11x at half price though...
     
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    Three chains and some quality bsb! You won the banners.
     
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    Moridraug Absolute Warlord

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    Did half-price pulls just for the sake of getting synergy gear, since I was away for a really long time, and need some boost for Apocalypse bosses. But yeah, I don't think Overture will be featured in any banner, besides welcome xiii banner.
     
  16. Phijkchu_Magikarp

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    Full Legend Characters:
    Yuna, Ramza
    to bee fair it is a bad idea, spending $30 on that gem banner for tiny bee was a much safer choice (i did considering pulling on the newcomer banner though....)
    also i did do ffx newcomer half price pull
     
  17. Guntank17

    Guntank17 Absolute Warlord Supremacy Element: Holy Supremacy Realm: Tactics Waifu Collector

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    I've had my ups and downs. So in order:

    Unswayed by Phantoms (FFXII)
    Sure, like everyone else I've heard that Ashe USB was a game-breaker for Lightning Mages (even moreso than Shantotto) so I would've done at least 1 pull here to see if I can land it.
    100 gemmed Penelo BSB2.
    P-good, p-good. Not a dupe, and it's a pretty good Last Stand BSB overall, albeit a slightly worse clone of Relm's. I also missed out on Penelo's BSB1 a long time ago, so I'm pretty happy overall with this.
    Then the Festival of Wonder starts.

    Medica Lucky Draw
    3/11, 1 disco. Pretty good, right?
    Vanille BSB, Aerith BSB1, Penelo USB.
    Both BSBs are dupes, so the nice Penelo USB basically redeemed the entire draw for me. But that led me to think: If I got Penelo's dualcast LMR I can make her a Primary Healer option as well, right?
    Also if I can land either Penelo's LMR now or Shantotto's LMR later, I can get the other one if we actually do get the Legend Materia Selection Draw next year along with Serah LMR, since I got her BSB2 and USB.
    So...

    Unswayed by Phantoms (FFXII), Chapter 2
    I don't know how many rolls I would've ended up doing here. My main target was Penelo's LMR for the above reasons, but I thought that since I'm here again, Ashe USB would be a good plus, right?
    ...I ended up getting the plus instead. :D
    3/11 again, 2 discos. Balthier LMR, Balthier USB, Ashe USB!!!
    I got Ashe's BSB earlier on in the 2nd Anniversary banner, so this cements her as a primary Lightning Mage attacker (at least in situations where an Imperil is not needed, i.e. replaced by Desch) along with Shantotto. Time to hone Chain Lightning to R5!

    BSB Lucky Draw
    So let's keep the momentum going, right?
    ...1/11, Porom BSB dupe. Youch!

    6* Lucky Draw
    I'll be honest. I went into this banner with baaaaaad flashbacks of 2nd Anniversary.
    Why?
    5/11 --- but I got severely ripped off back then. None were dupes, but none were top-tier either:
    Pecil USB, Minfilia USB, Seifer USB, Tifa USB, Tifa OSB(!?!?!?!?).
    Sure, they're still pretty good, but aside from niche situations (i.e. Hydra sub-30) the only USB that IMO is great and is actually universally useful is Minfilia USB --- and while it's awesome standalone and provides a stacking ATK/MAG/RES/Hastega, it sucks in the context of being a USB (in that Minfilia's USB...doesn't really need to be a USB in the first place).

    So I braced myself drawing here.
    1/11. Edge USB.
    Phew.
    At least this is actually a great USB compared to what I got in the 2nd Anniversary and is actually highly usable --- especially when properly equipped with the two 5* Ninja Water abilities and paired with Tidus USB + Sapphire Shot against water-weak bosses --- so I'll take it!
    Then Christmas, and the real Fest starts.

    Oof ouch.

    Why do all the stuff I really want tend to be on Banner 4!? :Ded:

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    Festival of Wonder Banner 1: Fire
    What I really wanted from this banner was two certain Krile relics: her LMR, and her Fire Chain, which IMO is significantly more useful than Locke's. I have an 8* of Krile's BSB already. Although (at least at first) I also thought that it's not worth more than 1 pull here due to my main targets on Banner 4. So okay.
    100 gem: trash.
    3/11: Braska BSB x2, Locke OSB.
    Not dupes but not too good either. Locke OSB is useless by itself and without a proper EnElement (and me getting Locke's USB later on in FF6 Banner 1 still doesn't help this).


    A day later, I caved.
    2/11: Krile BSB x2.
    2/11: Krile LMR x2.
    Okay...one more.
    3/11, 2 discos: Ace BSB, Krile CSB, Locke CSB! o_O
    Mission accomplished! Phew. Krile is relevant again.
    Time to skip the next 2 banners...but I had to push my luck.

    Festival of Wonder Banner 2: Earth
    In short: I had no idea what to expect here and I shouldn't have had pushed my luck. But that's okay; I consider this 'getting all the Natural 1s out of the way'. (See: Darths & Droids if you don't know what I mean.)
    100 gem: Gladious BSB (dupe).
    1/11: Galuf LMR. (Ouch.)
    Lesson learned.

    Festival of Wonder Banner 3: Water, Wind
    Nope, nuh-uh. Not rolling here. I already have Cloud and Zack's 6* relics here anyway.
    Then it's the moment of truth.

    Festival of Wonder Banner 4: Ice, Lightning
    This is my primary target (and historically it's always been so, with the exception of that fest 2 years ago that debutted Terra's OSB): It has one last shot at Lightning USB and what I really want here, Shantotto LMR, as my Shantotto is pretty much fully loaded (aside from her old, old Jupiter Staff SSB). Not too sure about Kain and Snow's chains though, as I already have Shantotto and Rinoa's.
    So here we go...wait?
    100 gem: trash.
    3/11, 1 disco: Shantotto LMR, Shelke BSB, Lightning USB!!! :D
    HOLY FUCKING SHIT I FINALLY GOT IT!!!
    On a Hole-in-one 11x!
    Along with my primary target for the entire fest! *dance* *dance*
    I am so happy at that point.

    Festival of Wonder Banner 5: Dark, Holy
    ...and that was why I shouldn't have pushed my luck again. Oof ouch.
    100 gem: trash.
    3/11, 2 discos: Seymour BSB, Garland OSB, Marche BSB dupe.
    Seymour BSB isn't bad, but as I mentioned before, Garland OSB is useless by itself.

    Limelit Stage
    I have nothing I need here, but a 100 gem here couldn't hurt, right?
    100 gem: Eiko BSB dupe.
    It's a 7* now. Too bad I already have a 7* and an 8* instrument, so...

    So that's the whole fest for me. Overall...it's treated me pretty nicely, unlike 2nd Anniversary, so I'll take it and look forward to Onion Knight's banner this week. :D
     
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    mageofthesands Absolute Warlord TOTS Warrior

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    Damn, Guntank. That's some good stuff there. I count 475 Mythril used. Was it worth it?
     
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    Let's hope so...
     
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    Guntank17 Absolute Warlord Supremacy Element: Holy Supremacy Realm: Tactics Waifu Collector

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    Especially compared to last fest (where I blew 700 mythril to get Shantotto's USB)? Definitely worth it.
     

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