On 2006-11-06 13:05, Ether wrote:
From what I've seen, higher numbered grinders have greatly increased sucess chances, even if the NPC doesn't say so
Not only this but also the individual Rank of a given weapon seems to also be taken into consideration. By this I mean, as you've already commented, that a "Very High" success chance on a B rank weapon might in fact have a lower "%" success chance in comparison to a "Very High" success chance on a C rank weapon. Then, given the two additional factors of Luck and also what kind of Grinder +X you are using, make grinding a pretty risky endeavor.
Personal after spending 100,000+ meseta on synthing and grinding I only grind weapons with No Chance of Failure now because with higher level weapons a few extra attack and PP points do not justify huge meseta and ingredient loss upon breaking 5* weaponry. It's better to have more %elemental damage than 6 extra attack, imho. Granted: Grinding is beneficial if your an extremely lucky or an extremely rich individual, of course.
Well that's my take on it anyway. Have fun
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