View Full Version : Making Grinders!

Feb 25, 2007, 09:42 PM
Okay, so after looking around for B rank grinders +10, I found the average price in player shops to be about 1 million per grinder (found a few for 100k and as high as 4 million each). Now I am on the PC/PS2 servers, so I took into account inflation, but I knew grinders +10 couldn't be that rare.

So that is where this little test came into play. Now this is a relatively small sample of only 2,000 B rank grinders, but I assume that is close enough to make assumptions. I spent 1,000,000 (500 per, for 2,000) on bases and and 400,000 (1,000 per, for 400) on boards buying from the shop for a total of 1,400,000 dollars.

I made grinders 5 at a time for the most part (max board synth), and 200 per "round" as I called them. Everything below +6 I am not showing, and I refer to them as "junk grinders." Anything with an odd number is due to me not paying attention, and doing a max synth with an odd number of bases in storage. I am showing from +6 up, but for reference +2 grinders were the most common made with about 600 total (30%).

B+10 - 20
B+9 - 41
B+8 - 165
B+7 - 145
B+6 - 265

So as you can see from the numbers, +6 and above grinders only account for 31.8% of the total synths done. With +10 grinders being a mere 1%.

I will keep running tests... but it seems to be that grinders +10 are a straight 1% chance.

Feb 25, 2007, 09:50 PM
hmm...inteeresting....definately something worth looking into...especially if the percentages hold through to a rank and s rank grinder(if they come out). Though it would be rather crazy to grind a or s ranks

Feb 25, 2007, 10:01 PM
I'll be grinding A ranks, no problem. Especially my ranged weapons. It's S ranks I'm hesitant to grind.


Feb 25, 2007, 11:59 PM
Man, youre ruining my patent-pending 'make money quick scheme'....make grinders and sell them for cheaper than other people.....you still make a TON of profit, and even the junk grinders can be sold to NPC for 200 a piece

Edit - In a related note on grinder making, you probably already found this out, but if you have 99 B+1 (example) in your inventory AND in storage, if you make more of them, it forces the synth to undo and you get another chance to synth using that board and the same bases. So in short, you can basically pipe grinders, but i dont think the Star rarity can change on them. So in other words, you cant make an initial Grinder B+1 into a +10, but you CAN make it into a +5, and you CAN make a +6 into a +9, granted that you have full grinders in inventory and in storage.

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Feb 26, 2007, 12:51 AM
i saw a 1 zon phanton going for 100k i know where ur coming from thats why my prices are achully cheap