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Old 03-27-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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Platinum Trophy Explain in detail Connoisseur Catalog vs Collectors

-Which one will give me better "rare drops"?

-Do catalogs work if you have them equipped on someone not in your party?

-Is 3 Connoisseur Catalogs equipped better than 1, or is it the same?

-Does Connoisseur Catalog and Collectors cancel each other out?

-What is the best one do equip (and how many) for farming gil.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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-Which one will give me better "rare drops"?
connoisseur catalog.

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-Do catalogs work if you have them equipped on someone not in your party?
ofc not.

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-Is 3 Connoisseur Catalogs equipped better than 1, or is it the same?
they do not stack.

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-Does Connoisseur Catalog and Collectors cancel each other out?
nope.

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-What is the best one do equip (and how many) for farming gil.
Well, depends on the enemy you want to kill and what drop (rare or normal) you want more. I'd say just use both lol.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:44 PM   #3
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Thanks. But what do you equip for farming trapz and ingots, one of each?

I just want to be optimum for this long ass grind I've been fearing.

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Old 03-27-2010, 06:54 PM   #4
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Yes, one of each.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:07 PM   #5
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equip the collecters only
personal experiance
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:58 AM   #6
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I'm also confused because I've read someone posting that equpping the collector's catalog and connisseur's catalog together cancels the effect. Is this true or fake?
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:17 AM   #7
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They don't cancel each other out, you gain the benefit of each.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:47 AM   #8
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They don't cancel each other out, you gain the benefit of each.
The guide says that putting additional catalogs won't do anything so maybe they do cancel each other out.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:26 AM   #9
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That's of the same type. Catalogs of the same type don't stack.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:29 AM   #10
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With both Collector's and Connoisseur's equipped I got 2 Traps and 15 Plat Ingots while farming in Eden.

Then, when I went back to farm gil and equipped only the Collector's, I got 4 Traps and 18 Plat Ingots in less time than before.

So yeah...in my personal experience too, equipping just the Collector's was better. This is just how roll chances work though. They average out.

It is general consensus that the game rolls for Rare drops, then Common drops, then Shrouds. So, if you equip the Connoisseur, you are decreasing your chances of getting a common drop by 4% No matter what else you equip.

That is (ignoring shroud drop for simplicity's sake):

Nothing Equipped: 24% common, 1% rare, 75% nothing.
Collector's Equipped: 37% common, 1% rare, 62% nothing.
Connoisseur Equipped: 20% common, 5% rare, 75% nothing.
Both Equipped: 33% common, 5% rare, 62% nothing.
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