only bad arguments can be brought up against suppa. you can bring up the lessened TP but that's not really important. there is still a positive net TP gain from wearing it. and when you think about it from a ranger's viewpoint, meleeing is nothing but extra TP. you might get in 2 or 3 rounds before you hit 100+%. is missing out on 1 TP every 3 attack rounds that important?
Let's get into the detail
Compute the time period "t" such that person A who wear suppanomimi get their X+1 hit while the other person who doesn't use suppa just got their X hits.
Fun calculation. but I'm out of time, gotta go to class soon
Assuming you're wielding kriegs + fransisca (288 + 276 = 564)
w/o suppa you'll get 479 total delay ( 564 * 0.85 = 479.4 = 479 )
w/ suppa you'll get 451 total delay ( 564 * 0.8 = 451.2 = 451 )
the answer is 17 rounds
w/ suppa : 17 * 451 = 7667
w/o suppa : 16 * 479 = 7664
By the time the one with suppa swings the 17th round, the the one w/o suppa just swings their 16th round.
Unless you can argue you can swing your axes that many times in one fight. yeah, suppa does something (a little) to your number of swings.
Otherwise, BRD's Marches / RDM/WHM's Haste have stronger effect than one single piece of earring. (and hence, faster convergence to "I swing one more round than you") Edited, Nov 1st 2006 at 6:50pm PST by VZX