The only benefit I see rings bringing is by not letting the player actually read the conversation piece they're responding with until the player has made their choice. That way, they'll spend less time reading through all the possible dialogue before making their decision (since all they see are the choice that grants good guy points, the choice that grants bad guy points, and the comedy option; i.e. the only choice), and the delivery will have a more sudden impact since they didn't read through it themselves a minute ago while they were reading through their options.
Anyways, Awakening. I'm out of things to do right now, aside from grinding more gen1 characters up to prepare their children for acquisition and grinding my Avatar's support to Yarne to S rank for a Taguel Morgan with the highest possible skill stat cap in the game. Also, Yarne has some hilarious battle quotes.
Probably should start a Lunatic run so that I can access Lunatic+.