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old totem of the sea Totem Results - Post Your Results Here


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Does it just use 1 stone per attempt even if you put more in the slot?

Yes, only one stone.

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Seems pretty random to me. I have my totem to Hard Totem of the Sea and it gives +6% speed buff. Nothing else yet. I think I'm averaging 7-8 fails before I finally get a successful upgrade. So far...

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so far I have tried it twice at 80% and failed both times.

i'm mainly doing it to get increased speed, but from the looks of it, that facet (apart from the inherent initial value) doesn't increase. Upgrades give other buffs which I'm not really interested in. Still as I prefer ocean fishing, I might as well test it.

Does it lose 50% exp whatever exp you try at or exp equal to the initial 40%? If the former, wouldn't you be better doing it as soon as you hit 80%? That's what I will do anyway.

Failure rate to date 2 fails at 80%

Updated five days later.

I
 got an upgrade to Green Plain Totem of the Sea on my fourth try (again all at 80%) and that gave me a 4% speed buff so it is definitely worth it.

It's pretty painless and as I hunt whales while out, I usually pick up a Weapon stone from one of those.

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I would love to see more results from people. Is anyone going the full 80% route? I'd really like to see a large sample size of your success rate

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I got a green one finally. I think that was 10 tries?

I would love to see more results from people. Is anyone going the full 80% route? I'd really like to see a large sample size of your success rate

I usually go at 150% just because I forget about it, and where I fish I get the XP pretty quickly.

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Old Totem upgrade: 1 success from 11 attempts. (All but two at 150%).

Plain Totem upgrade: 0 success from 2 attempts (both 150%).

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Seems pretty random to me. I have my totem to Hard Totem of the Sea and it gives +6% speed buff. Nothing else yet. I think I'm averaging 7-8 fails before I finally get a successful upgrade. So far...

wow, that is a really high rate of success if that is true

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wow, that is a really high rate of success if that is true

Unfortunately, the very first time I tried to upgrade from hard, instead it downgraded back to plain and I'm still trying to get back to hard again. So RNGesus is paying me back now.

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Unfortunately, the very first time I tried to upgrade from hard, instead it downgraded back to plain and I'm still trying to get back to hard again. So RNGesus is paying me back now.

poop. Did the % rate per fish remain the same at hard?

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I am at 13 tries for first upgrade, all failed.

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failed all upgrades on old totem 20 times now 80%, does getting exp super high truly help?

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poop. Did the % rate per fish remain the same at hard?

Oh yeah, it basically halves the amount of xp each fish gives for each level up on the totem. Or probably more accurately, requires double the amount of xp needed to gain 1%. In short, yep, the higher you upgrade your totem, the more fish it takes to gain the xp needed to try again for the next upgrade. And yep, it's totally RNG as far as I can tell.

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Ill never know, 15 times now, no upgrade.

 

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failed all upgrades on old totem 20 times now 80%, does getting exp super high truly help?

Im unsure. It's part of the point of this thread. Was hoping to get data froma bunch of different sources

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With such low chance of success, we may need a few hundred upgrade attempts at each of 80% and 150% to calculate probability for each case. And that's for Old Totems only. This will need accurate records (totem grade, totem% and result) from lots of fishers. The end goal being to find the optimal % for upgrading at each totem level.

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probally failed 30 times now gonna try only 150%

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There is no totem slot in the Epheria Sailboat UI window in the current KR version, so unlikely they will add it to our version. See this image of the window. It shows a slot of the prow but not a totem like on the Fishing Boat.

The ship will have skills as you can see from the window image which are, I believe, related to the navigation skill in some way. Also, there are four NPCs from who you can hire a Sailor worker (requires 500 amity to open dialogue)  to work on your ship to provide certain buffs. Only one at a time I understand. So there are other ways, along with ship items to buff the sailboat.

bdo-epheria sailboat-window.png

You need certain level of sailing skill to use special abilities on your Epheria Sailboat:
Beginner 1+: Ram (Q while sailing)
Apprentice 1+: Power Accel. (Space + ↑)
Skilled 1+: Breezy Sail (Shift + ↑ while sailing at a steady speed)
Professional 1+: Swift Retreat (↓)
Artisan 1+: Abrupt Turn (While sailing, ← OR → + ↓)
Master 1+: Smooth Turn (← OR → during standby)
Guru 1+: Bullseye (Cannon reloading time shortened while on board)

By the way there really isn't Lv. 10 on that screenshot. There is Lv.1이상 (which means "Lv.1 and above").

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17 failures now on old totem, going to only start trying at 150%

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Is it even possible to upgrade Plain totem of the sea?

I've started using this at Master 5, now I'm Master 22, almost 23 so I've tried to upgrade it over 30-40 times, lost count there.

Pretty much all my attempts go over 100% on a totem, 110 at average.

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failed all upgrades on old totem 20 times now 80%, does getting exp super high truly help?

well, it seems to. 20 is a ton!!!!

Is it even possible to upgrade Plain totem of the sea?

I've started using this at Master 5, now I'm Master 22, almost 23 so I've tried to upgrade it over 30-40 times, lost count there.

Pretty much all my attempts go over 100% on a totem, 110 at average.

Good lord, I'm so sorry. 

17 failures now on old totem, going to only start trying at 150%

what % had you been trying at? 

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80%, I finally got it to improve, 2 days before I got Eph boat and its worthless to me now.

Its like trying to get a TET, luckily no real cost.

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I just got a Hard totem of the sea. White edition, after probably 100+ attempts at upgrading it.

various levels of exp, the succeeding one had 150% exp..

 

6% speed, thats it. 

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