Rapid Reincarnation Strategy
I wasn't really sure how to edit this into the article, from the way it's written... But I've seen this strategy on forums before under a different name, and the debunking (or what I can remember of it) is as follows:
The boost you get after Reincarnation only has to do with total levels, the rank of reincarnation (Genius and whatnot), and a slight random factor. The only thing directly affected by total number of reincarnations is mana cost for reincarnation. After the first two reincarnates, the cost skyrockets (by at least 30-ish%, I don't really remember. It's been a long time since I've been at that stage of the game).
So although it's theoretically more efficient to reincarnate as often as possible (unless you're power-leveling from Lv1 to 9999), it becomes increasingly harder to do so... especially in the first cycle. It truly depends on how powerful/weak your equipment is, but it's generally more efficient (in the long run, time-wise) to wait until you can reincarnate at Genius rank, and only reincarnate at Genius rank thereafter.
Rapid Reincarnation is still a plausible strategy, especially if the player is only interested in clearing one cycle, but it's far from the undisputed best strategy... --DekuGuy 23:16, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
- If you think I should remove the bit about non-Adell reincarnation then I'm for that. I haven't had a real chance to test it with any characters other than Adell and Tink (for both it was incredibly effective compared to when I went through the story mode without using reincarnations on an earlier savegame), so I was unaware of the increased mana cost of successive reincarnations. (I've not seen it documented anywhere else either, go figure) But to be sure the Adell Reincarnation approach works for the first cycle. I managed to squeeze in 4 reincarnations before I completed my first cycle and I wasn't even focusing on leveling him up or anything. I was actually focusing mostly on my Thieves and my pet Prinny.
- In any case, my primary goal here was to include a good strategy for the first cycle (and perhaps a little bit there-after), since that's something almost every other strategy guide completely overlooks. Most other guides focus on lvl 9999 this and perfect-item that, and while that's cool and all there is a whole 30 to 40-some hours worth of play time during the first cycle that I felt could be better addressed, since the majority of players out there will probably never meet Uber Prinny Ball or even plain old regular Ball for that matter. So if it's only applicable to Adell on the first cycle then I'm ok with that. The other parts I'll edit out. Air 01:25, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
- Ok, I removed the bit about reincarnating other non-special classes and replaced it with an actual first-cycle strategy that I've tested (hopscotching tiers). I also emphasized the first-cycle intent of the guide. Hopefully it's a lot more accurate now. That's my goal. :) -- Air 14:25, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
- Good, it looks and reads better now. I'll add more information about the infrequent reincarnation strategy eventually. --DekuGuy 18:02, 24 September 2008 (UTC)