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AdawgDaFAB
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(04-20-2017, 10:54 PM)
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I'm at 95 mythril and had planned to skip all non-LDs leading into the next Fest, other than one 11-pull on XI, VIII and VII. Upon reanalysis, I'm don't think I'm going to pull tonight.

The XI pull was just going to be for RS. That doesn't seem like such a good idea anymore. AFAIK, there are only two other XI events in the pipeline: A Torment and the Zeid/Aphmau event (in ~4 months). Seeing as the CM for this event is to just bring Shantotto, she can be a lvl 80 RW BSB user in a Mage team and likely do just fine. The relics in the next event look FAR better, to boot. I haven't even attempted a singe Torment yet, so there would be no reason to pull here with for the XI one).

As for the relics themselves:
Shantotto's relics are all nice, but I mostly pull for Mage RS rather than characters. BSB Onion, BSB Alph, Ley Papa/Sheep Krile/Dream Braska, SG Tyro, BSB Vanille w/ BSB Raines RW works wonderfully and is a hard team to change around. The only major shakeup would be lucking into a native Raines BSB. Even then, that wouldn't alter things too drastically; moreso it would shift things around to make the runs smoother.

Lion's BSB is cool, but she can't use Support abilities. That puts a damper on things. There is no place for her outside of XI CMs. If ATK/DEF debuff stacks are needed for something, I already have Barret's 50% ATK/DEF SSB. On top of that, I have Barret's 30% Hyperbreak too. He can run FB + Wrath for a nice -110% ATK/DEF, -60% MAG/RES.

Prishe's BSB is solid, but, like Lion, it wouldn't give her a spot outside of XI CM teams. All of my Physical teams are Elemental themed, so a Non-Elemental BSB isn't very appealing. Her Last Stand + 40% Medica + High Regen could see normal use, though!
Man Called Aerodynamics
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(04-20-2017, 10:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hours Left

Yeah, Monks are great.

Love your Monks.

Monks are awesome. Refia is so beast.

Also I main MNK in Final Fantasy XIV. I whaled on one of the earlier banners just to get Temple Cyclas. Only item I've whaled for not because of its value in FFRK, but purely for sentiment.
WarAdept
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(04-21-2017, 12:05 AM)
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Damn these new dailies are amazing.

HONE ALL THE THINGS
friz898
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(04-21-2017, 12:14 AM)

Originally Posted by Anustart

Soul breaks might be alright but I've yet to be impressed by their 5 star skills.

I agree with you, I'm actually surprised others didnt.

I'm not impresed by their 5 skill abilities. They're not a waste, but not worth taking up a slot.

The only monk I use are Galuf/Joseph, whichever of the two could use Support 4, and Yda, because Yda is a very good character.

But even then it's just for realm synergy, there isn't room for a single monk on my A team.
WarAdept
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(04-21-2017, 12:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by friz898

I agree with you, I'm actually surprised others didnt.

I'm not impresed by their 5 skill abilities. They're not a waste, but not worth taking up a slot.

The only monk I use are Galuf/Joseph, whichever of the two could use Support 4, and Yda, because Yda is a very good character.

But even then it's just for realm synergy, there isn't room for a single monk on my A team.

I'm on the boat that Monks are good. Hence my R3 Fires Within/Meteor Crush. As Hours Left said, they work very well on mixed and mage teams due to self boosting and anything that helps out healers is a big boon. Several Monks also have Support 4 and interesting skillsets (Jecht with Darkness, Refia can backrow with a melee weapon using Fires Within/Sapphire Shot due to Shooter 5, Galuf can Ninja magic spam, etc).

Piercing Strike is a hidden gem that has allowed for some niche use for fights where physical is at a big disadvantage. When Mote Ifrit first came out, several people used Monks and Piercing Strike to get around it's insane DEF values.

However, I'm of the opinion that Lifebane is not great when Omega Drive exists. All Monks can use Omega Drive (and being a Combat skill, it has far wider distribution) and it's a stronger skill.

It really doesn't help Lifebane's case that Omega Drive is getting buffed in the future. DeNA wtf.
Tidd
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(04-21-2017, 02:48 AM)
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Got my 50 mythril for OK... And it's exactly what I predicted. At least the staff for OK is new. ._.

What I had before:


I swear I have every single OK relic except for his Burst.... I hate this game.
Ahnez
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(04-21-2017, 03:15 AM)
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Decided to do one pull for OK burst

Only dupes are all of his other relics

Well, now I have a reforged eternal staff.......
Syntsui
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(04-21-2017, 03:19 AM)
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I can't even begin to imagine how broken a OK USB would be. Dude's got the complete package, everything he has is the top tier of it's category.
Anustart
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(04-21-2017, 03:28 AM)
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Hailstorm is craftable now.
Balphon
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(04-21-2017, 03:41 AM)
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Went 1/1 on 100 gems and 4/11 on the FFXI banner. Got 2x Shantotto CSB and SSBs for Lion, Ayame, and Prishe.

Best pull I've had in awhile even though I missed Lion BSB; can't even remember my last 4/11. Puts me on pretty solid footing in FFXI since I already had Shantotto's burst.
Random Painted HIghway
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(04-21-2017, 04:09 AM)
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hahhahah oooooohhh baaaaaaah

4/11 sweeet!


wait what, all 4 are armors??????

pull 2 bc need a weapon and....

2/11 both armors, one dupe.

so now I am the proud owner of 5 ssb armors, one a +

wtf.
WarAdept
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(04-21-2017, 05:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Anustart

Hailstorm is craftable now.

I love/hate how DeNA quietly snuck this in. No fanfare whatsoever.

Welcome to the endgame Samurai's. Finally.

EDIT: Main Orb - Power
Sub Orbs - NE and Ice

Basically "free" for those who have been playing for a while. Power and NE haven't been in demand for a long time. I have like 300+ of Major Power/NE.
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Man Called Aerodynamics
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(04-21-2017, 06:09 AM)
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This is gonna be awesome for T.G. Cid and Firion. I'm a little short on ice orbs to be able to hone it up though.
Balphon
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(04-21-2017, 07:45 AM)
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They had to add it eventually since Ayame's RM3 is one of those 24% attack becomes an ability ones, and for her the ability is Hailstorm.
Hours Left
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(04-21-2017, 10:00 AM)
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Did an 11 pull and got Shantotto's LCSB and SSB. They'll pair nicely with Ashe's BSB and Lightning's first SSB.

If this game will ever let me have Raijin and Kain's BSBs, then I'll be in lightning heaven.
friz898
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(04-21-2017, 12:19 PM)
3star dupe trash for 100gem pull.

I really need to build my mythril back up, I don't like being near zero.


As for Samaurai's, the only one that I really use is Sephiroth because I have his OSB.


Edit: I love Deployment Tactics so much. Is there anyway to amplify the effect? Or someone else who has similar effect that stacks? I know it's referred to as Radiant Shield but when I googled it a few days ago for only like 5mins so not really digging through things -- that someone on reddit had mentioned someone else has something similar.

It just simply feels so good when fighting a boss and BOOM ae'ed my whole group and I'm scrambling for a medica, but then I see the boss getting "1253 2000 878 2499" etc. It's like "see? don't ae me stupid boss!"
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Random Painted HIghway
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(04-21-2017, 03:10 PM)
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Did a combo mythril gems pull and got shantytown bsb and chain, so now I have six armors and a staff for xi. Having all of shans sbs is going to make her a beast.

So, take a solo big boss like 250 geosgano who resists lightning

Lightning bsb imperil osb
Tgc osb
Shan bsb csb
Tyro USB sg bsb
Healer eiko or vanile bsb



Assume 3 sb bars for each hitter, wall used previous round so tyro at 2sbs. Rw shout or vof before boss
Turns:
Full break for medals
Water attack for medal-tgc
Imperil lightning by lightning
Shantoto bsb

Turn 2
Eiko bsb
Imperil lightning by lightning
Chain strike by Shan
Osb tgc

Turn 3
Lightning osb
Chain strike Shan
Osb tgc
Tyro stormlance grimoire?

Turn 4
Osb tgc
Lightning bsb command
Shan bsb command
Tyro slg?

Turn 5
See if anyone has another bar built up and hit again

Wonder how feasible this set up is and if it can do enough damage to take out a resistant 250 boss
cpp_is_king
(04-21-2017, 03:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by WarAdept

I love/hate how DeNA quietly snuck this in. No fanfare whatsoever.

Welcome to the endgame Samurai's. Finally.

EDIT: Main Orb - Power
Sub Orbs - NE and Ice

Basically "free" for those who have been playing for a while. Power and NE haven't been in demand for a long time. I have like 300+ of Major Power/NE.

Power is in crazy demand for me with all the spellstrikes and combat abilities like full charge
Random Painted HIghway
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(04-21-2017, 03:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by cpp_is_king

Power is in crazy demand for me with all the spellstrikes and combat abilities like full charge

Yeah I'm also basically out of power as well. Taking all four of my life siphons from r-4 to r-5 crushed my supply as well as getting the older 5 stars to r3. I typically only hone when I can take to r3 unless it is a niche ability.
friz898
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(04-21-2017, 04:31 PM)
Good, I thought I was the only one who needed power orbs. Only thing I could probably use more is Summon Orbs.
ultra7k
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(04-21-2017, 04:42 PM)
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After being tempted, I decided not to pull on XI, because really, how often are we going to get XI content? I'd rather wait and sit on it until something useful comes around. If anything, I am tempted to pull on that Luneth Banner and try to snag his BSB/OSB.
Random Painted HIghway
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(04-21-2017, 05:05 PM)
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So I just read the tips that using a second chain sb resets the chain, so it's good to know that. I may take on leviathan mp again just to try out an enemy that has a decent hp pool.
AdawgDaFAB
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(04-21-2017, 05:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by ultra7k

After being tempted, I decided not to pull on XI, because really, how often are we going to get XI content?

AFAIK, there is a XI Torment and an Aphmau/Zeid event in ~4 months, that's it (outside of stuff with multi-realm synergy). The banners from that event look great too, so it's probably better to wait for it if you just want some RS.
Pejo
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(04-21-2017, 05:55 PM)
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Aw man, Lion is my fav. FFXI waifu, but I really don't want to spend mythril on this banner. Looks like her BSB isn't great anyways, Tyro's does it all and more.

Is Tenzen/Zeid/Kam'lanaut on the second banner or even in this game? They always only seem to use the female characters.
ultra7k
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(04-21-2017, 06:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by AdawgDaFAB

AFAIK, there is a XI Torment and an Aphmau/Zeid event in ~4 months, that's it (outside of stuff with multi-realm synergy). The banners from that event look great too, so it's probably better to wait for it if you just want some RS.

That's probably what I'll do then.

On that note, does anyone else listen to the FFRK Central podcast? I wondered why it hadn't posted but after going to the site, i noticed Pierre put up an announcement saying it is going to be terminated since he just doesn't have the drive to do it anymore.

That's really too bad since I looked forward to listening in every week. It looks like he's slowly winding the site down as well. All the best in whatever else he decides to do, it was a fun ride.
Ahnez
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(04-21-2017, 07:06 PM)
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Oh, that particle effect on the beginning of each battle indicates when the exp RM will trigger
Kenai
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(04-21-2017, 07:12 PM)
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I played XI for ~6 years and have a lot of good memories of it (bad ones too lol) but I'm not gonna pull on it when the next XI banner is better in almost every way (and has 2 of my fav characters in the game on it).

Besides, the FFT event with Rafa is almost here, and I want enough for a 2nd pull on that,. her BSSB is REALLY gud and the dupe count on it is pretty low. Not gonna pull more than that though since it returns on the Meliadoul event in the far, far future.

I have enough strong BSBs to clear most strong content at this point, so now it's really a matter of targeting relics for characters I like/want to use that don't have stuff already to make them more functional.

So I am going after Rafa, Zeld, Gladiolus, Sabin, Aphmau and Mog stuff, since those are my favorite characters that I don't have BSB-ter stuff for yet. I might occasionally go after other stuff I don't have that really gud (Cid Raines BSB) but meh.

Originally Posted by Man Called Aerodynamics

Monks are awesome. Refia is so beast.

Also I main MNK in Final Fantasy XIV. I whaled on one of the earlier banners just to get Temple Cyclas. Only item I've whaled for not because of its value in FFRK, but purely for sentiment.

This is the truth. I have Yda and Refia BSBs and they are some of my hardest hitting characters on top of being extremely self-sufficient. I hear Zell and Snowe are top tier too (though Snowe is pretty gross so I avoid his relics lol)
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Syntsui
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(04-21-2017, 07:17 PM)
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This banner is godlike tbh, too many relics though, so the chance of getting what you want is minimal.
TheBryanJZX90
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(04-21-2017, 09:55 PM)
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Lion is Rikku after she stopped bleaching her hair.
Anustart
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(04-21-2017, 10:06 PM)
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First people say monk 5 star skills are good, what's next, damage entry bsb medica are goat????
WarAdept
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(04-21-2017, 10:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kenai

I hear Zell and Snowe are top tier too (though Snowe is pretty gross so I avoid his relics lol)

Zell is one of the best Monks. A simple dive into Celerity 5 and he joins the ranks of one of the few who can ChainCharge. Great relics all round, with his BSB being one of the higher DPS BSBs in the game.

Snow is pretty special because he's a tank that can Backrow and self heal with Fires Within. Access to Knight 5 is great. Unfortunately his SBs range from good to awful.
Random Painted HIghway
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(04-21-2017, 11:19 PM)
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I really like snows bsb ice based with last stand and ok commands, the big rub is his weapon selection for me. Dagger and fist only means he is very limited. Still looking for a 6star dagger..
friz898
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(04-21-2017, 11:27 PM)
As I continue to clear old Nightmare battles with little effort, it definitely seems a lot easier.

The only two things that changed:

1. Few good OSB/BSB during anniversary month.
2. No longer doing Realm-Synergy only fights.


I really would prefer to do number 2, because it makes you appreciate all the chars and their str and weakness much more instead of the same setup all the time and same soulbreaks.


That being said, since this game isn't "free" necessarily, I'll continue doing it like the rest of you.
friz898
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(04-21-2017, 11:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Random Painted HIghway

I really like snows bsb ice based with last stand and ok commands, the big rub is his weapon selection for me. Dagger and fist only means he is very limited. Still looking for a 6star dagger..

Well that Keepsake Knife is what I usually put on him. Good atack and has 10 def and he's always my "tank" so he's always in the top slot.


Speaking of which, in the old final fantasies up to 6 (not sure about 7+) there was some kind of formula that determined who got hit the most. In Final Fantasy 1, you wanted your Warrior/Knight in the top slot, and you wanted your black mage in the final slot.

Does FFRK play by these rules? Or is it only concerned with Front row vs. Back row?
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(04-21-2017, 11:57 PM)
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friz898
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(04-22-2017, 12:00 AM)
You or something from Reddit?
rocketskates
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(04-22-2017, 12:02 AM)
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Mines I saw all the orbs and was like 😂
BassForever
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(04-22-2017, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by rocketskates

This is the anti falk
friz898
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(04-22-2017, 12:14 AM)
Well most I've ever gotten in nearly 2 years is 4/11

But watching this thread for the last 5-6 months, I've not seen anybody post higher than a 5/11.

You may have won FFRK NeoGAF.
AdawgDaFAB
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(04-22-2017, 12:15 AM)
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I had been focused so much on the SBs for this banner that I didn't realize that the majority of the relics are armors. Even more justification on not pull for RS.
Ahnez
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(04-22-2017, 12:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by rocketskates

lies
rocketskates
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(04-22-2017, 12:38 AM)
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No dagger or staff though
friz898
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(04-22-2017, 03:22 AM)
I'm running out of things to do, I guess after finishing off Nightmare, I'll attempt those d250 Torments. The easiest one for me should be Ahriman. Wind and Holy are by far my best setups.

Heading to bed, Night Folks!


Edit: uh ya, apparently in my head Mote dungeons and Torment (and Nightmare) are all the same thing.

Anyways, not sure which Torment d250 I will try.
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Random Painted HIghway
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(04-22-2017, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by rocketskates

Wow!
firehawk12
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(04-22-2017, 04:27 AM)
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lolol
10/11. Jesus.
Anustart
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(04-22-2017, 04:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

lolol
10/11. Jesus.

You got a 10/11?
Syntsui
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(04-22-2017, 04:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

lolol
10/11. Jesus.

WHERE???
firehawk12
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(04-22-2017, 04:52 AM)
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Oh no, I was just laughing at that draw above. lol

I wish I had that luck... :(
Secret Character
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(04-22-2017, 05:08 AM)
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1/11. Feels bad. Girlfriend got 5/11 with almost everything.
Falk
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(04-22-2017, 05:55 AM)
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that's uh, 8/11, not 10/11

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