My point was that during the day and day or so after a sale way more people are enhancing naturally, which does make the enhancement rates worse
Same goes for having higher chance in specific towns.
During the sale or not doesn't matter for the overall server enhancement rate. If there are more people enhancing you could get all of the failures on the table or all of the successes, it's still "random."
That aside, the higher enhancement items, Super and Ultra/Mega Gold Nines, are not worth it at all. The way gold nines, as well as any other enhancement item that increases the success rate, it that it increases the base rate multiplicatively, not additively. This means that if the base rate is 10% success, the increased rates are as follows...
- Regular Gold Nine = 10% base + (10 * 0.15) = 11.5% success rate
- Super Gold Nine = 10% base + (10 * 0.20) = 12% success rate
- Ultra/Mega Gold Nine = 10% base + (10 * 0.25) = 12.5% success rate
Based on a 10% base success rate, you're paying anywhere from 15-25% more SC for a 0.5-1% increase in success rate depending on sales. If the base success rate is higher than 10% the % increase in success goes up, but even if the base success rate was 50%, you would only get an effective % increase of 12.5% using ultra/mega gold nines as opposed to a 7.5% increase with a regular gold nine. That is an effective increase of 5% success rate for a 25% increase in SC cost.
I approve of this.
Plus he's a veteran with a brain unlike many others.