Quick Thoughts: PAD BT Added to REM, Good or Bad?

1281 - Chika & War Deity MinervaFor those unaware, the cards from the now defunct PAD Battle Tournament Collab (PAD BT) are being added to the standard REM after being buffed substantially. There’s no guarantee these cards will make it to NA — the original collab never did, after all — but considering something like PAD Z and PAD X eventually arrived, there’s at least a chance. However, do we even want them?

Much of that depends on how the new eggs affect the existing rates. We still don’t know exactly how REM rates function, but we can make educated guesses based on historical pull data. There are various theories, but exploring them is beyond the scope of what I want to write about. However, there is strong evidence to believe that adding more eggs of a certain rarity will make it more likely a given roll is of said rarity; this would mean the addition of these new cards is detrimental as six of the eight are silver and no one loves a silver. In addition, regardless of the exact rates, there’s also something to be said about further diluting the card pool; rolling that one pantheon god or GFE you want will only become more difficult with more chaff. The circumstances might be damning, but let’s try to judge each card on it’s own merits and see if they have anything to offer.

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Quick Thoughts on the JP Stream 6/30/16

It’s been a while since I’ve done a quick thoughts post, but it’s also been a while since a JP stream has truly been newsworthy; it just so happens that the first in a long time was one of the few I didn’t watch live. This post kinda rambles on so I’m going to hide it behind the break. As with all quick thought posts, there’s minimal editing and I might say wrong/stupid things, so please correct me if that’s the case.

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