# Starforce Enhancement

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Level 172 Scania Angelic Buster 4

I made this spreadsheet (someone else made a simulator, but I can't find it, and calculation produces better averages), and found out some "fun" facts about star force.
1. 5 star tyrant is actually more expensive than 15 star CRA
2. 6 star Nova is only slightly cheaper than 15 star CRA
3. at 200m:1k NX:mesos, Nexon would have trouble buying enough NX to 11 star tyrant gear.
4. at that same ratio, there isn't enough money in the world to 12 star tyrant (nvm the mesos).
5. 13+ stars on tyrant is as stupid to try for as it looks.
6. 15 star tyrant requires more mesos than there are particles in the (known) universe.

edit: this doesn't account for the little game, because I have no idea what that actually does. That probably accounts for discrepancies. If someone can find fault with the actual math, please let me know.

edit2: I rebuilt the math in my sheet; now the cost to get the next star is:

the expected number of tries to succeed * (the cost of attempting + the drop chance * the cost of getting from current - 1 to here + the boom chance * the total cost to here)

which is, I believe, correct.
The corrected formula produces MUCH lower numbers, so many of my "fun facts" are fiction, though 5 is completely correct, as we all knew. Here's the updated number of mesos to 15 star tyrant, not including new pieces to replace old: 25,617,913,857,047,700, which is definitely more than anyone has, but is not more than have existed (?).

edit3: I gave up on actually working out the formulas involved, so I just ran a simulator and posted that data instead. Enjoy.

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Level 201 Windia Phantom 4
uhhhhhhhh Right on dude, right on.
Jan 29 2015
Level 200 Scania Night Lord
I'll assume that 1st part is for regular equipments... dam.. there goes my mesos...
Jan 29 2015
Level 250 Khaini Bow Master
20b for a 5 star tyrant. i dont think so lol...
Jan 29 2015
Level 239 Demethos Battle Mage 4 Basura
20b is the expected cost to 5 stars a tyrant? and here i complain everyday that i used 4~5b
Jan 29 2015
Level 201 Khaini Night Walker 4
20b for 5star tyrant lmfao looks like someone got their calculations wrong
Jan 29 2015
Level 208 Renegades Dawn Warrior 4 EddiePhan
I'ld love to see somebody enhance 15-star tyrants
Jan 29 2015
Level 205 Broa Blaze Wizard 4 Emcy Guild LiliKoby
This chart is BS. there's a 3% chance to pass 5 in a row, thus in 34 tries, you are expected to pass 5 in a row. Each ee is about 50m, so the cost of passing 5 is about 250m. That together should be less around 8b.
Jan 29 2015
Level 22 Windia
Jan 29 2015
Level 172 Scania Angelic Buster 4
This chart is BS. there's a 3% chance to pass 5 in a row, thus in 34 tries, you are expected to pass 5 in a row. Each ee is about 50m, so the cost of passing 5 is about 250m. That together should be less around 8b.[/quote]

.5*.5*.45*.4*.4=1/55.55...

55.55...*275m = around 15b.

HOWEVER, it still fails this basic sanity check. Sorry all, I need to work on this some. Carry on.
Jan 29 2015
Level 250 Khaini Bow Master
He has the wrong boom tables from kms.

Also i can confirm at 1st star the little game does not add 5% success rate. I have failed at first star even though passing the game.

first star is 95%. My guess the little game adds 1%
Jan 29 2015
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