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Starforce Enhancement

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littlegeek Level 172 Scania Angelic Buster 4
Here's a spreadsheet: [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vVsFMwrjpypXuO9RqHvmWQLXHjdOOe7JxHOXj_3I3oY/edit?usp=sharing]google sheets[/url]

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.
Posted: January 2015 Permalink

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loxiona Level 237 Mardia Kanna 4 Beloved Guild
You shouldn't be averaging, the distribution of the cost is not anywhere near normal, so the 'average cost' doesn't really tell you anything. You need to use the median cost.
Jan 30 2015
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