More questions again, thanks again for all the previous help.
1: The turn-indicator at the top of the battlescreen is almost useless for me. It likes to change the order of who goes next AFTER I end a turn. Sometimes I also see the badguys get like 2-3 turns in a row (I mean a single badguy), and like.. this badguy with 3 turns in a row, attacks me maybe 4 times during all 3...Then other times, the same badguy, who only gets to go once before my turn again, attacks MORE than 4 during that period! It's all very meaningless. Is there some bit of knowledge I lack that might explain or mitigate this behaviour?
2: Status buffs are extremely unpredictable, and hence, arguably not useful. Yes, they're great when they last awhile, but sometimes they last just 1 or 2 turns. Why? Is there a reliable way to increase a buff's duration? Do certain buffs always last long while others are more on the iffy side? I can't help but Iffy's tech buff seems to last a while every time, while nepgear's defense buff can last a long time, or just a turn or two...Nisa's attack buff almost always lasts just 2 turns. I don't know if this is all coincidence or what though.
3: I remember when this game was JPN only I asked if we get the goddesses on our side earlier than the very end, and I was told you get them about halfway thru this game around. Well I just got them, but it seems to me that I'm more like 90% thru. I just beat up the giant version of an otherwise small boss, approximately how many more event-dungeons do I have left to go? I want to know simply because I want to play around before the game ends, but I want to enjoy the story at a fairly steady pace too.
4: I also read in this very topic in page one IIRC that uni is the first to join your party on a permanent basis...umm.. yeah... More like last...by a lot, except for the goddesses that is. Does it change based on gameplay somehow or was that just a load of dung.
5: There any known way to increase the drop rate of enemy drops? I killed flame fenrir 24 times and I still don't have 1 blaze claw, arrrgh (I want one to synth that hades armlet or whatever it was called). Isn't the top drop supposedly the common one too?!!? what the goodness. Are there any dungeons with flame fenrirs other than that one in leanbox? Like, more than one in a relatively small area. I don't like having to blow a 5000 credit forbidden stick after every failed attempt (Even though the dog gives like 6000)