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Re: Fate/Grand Order

 October 19, 2020, 11:31:16 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Was debating whether I should even roll on this banner since I'm trying to save for Padoru Fest 2019 rerun so I can NP5 Ereshkigal.

Ended up getting Sitonai on my first multi and then got cockblocked by NP4 Altria on my 4th.

I saw the Shinsengumi and more Gudaguda / Oda shit so I was already dismissing this thing, but I'm now seeing that the final boss is Kukochihiko and there's a real Yamatai story ? The fuck ? What's the dog-like creature with him ? I don't recognize what it comes from (beside the name Kunakoku I guess). Anyone can give me a quick rundown of the story (ignoring whatever Shinsegumi/Oda they shoved in it) ? I'm not reinstalling this game.

edit - nevermind. Kukochihiko is the dog because Dog Slave Country who wants to swallow Himiko's light (he also claims he killed her once which could be historically true but we don't actually know), and the guy is a possessed Shinsengumi captain. Is that all of it ?

From what I've been reading the story is about Kukuchiko trying to take revenge on Yamatai for something and that the Himiko that Kukuchiko absorbed was the still living Himiko who was biding her time till her Servant version arrived with Chaldea so she can fuse with her to use her true NP to purify him. I'm assuming he's the reason why Yamatai disappeared off the face of the planet.

Apparently the real Himiko was still alive all along, but was considered dead by the world (kind of like what happened to Scathach back at Part 1) since Yamatai kind of vanished without a trace along with her so she could be summoned as a Servant.
    

Re: Genshin Impact

 October 10, 2020, 04:18:10 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Genshin Impact (Started by Basara Tachibana October 09, 2020, 05:17:44 PM
 Board: Gaming

I'm not going to lie Genshin Impact is a good game, but the problem is that it's a mobile game trying to appeal to the mainstream crowd by releasing on major consoles and PC. That is a blessing and a curse with many of the benefits coming from the fact that it has a larger audience to pull into its game, being eventually offshoot by its retention which will find many of its players dropping the game after the initial hype.

I will come out and admit that this is probably the best looking mobile game I've ever seen with its gorgeous anime inspired graphics to the vibrant colors of its landscape and world, but its a shame that it didn't translate well to the gameplay. You have to remember that this started out as a mobile game before being ported out to platforms so the developers had to keep in mind that they had to keep most of the gameplay as simple as possible since you can't really pull off the more complex stuff like you can with other full blown RPGs.

The game loves to promote its elemental system where you can mix and match characters/abilities to produce various different effects, but in the end of the day most of the time said elemental effects will actually be a byproduct of the mindless hacking and slashing you will be doing and most of those various elemental effects just ends up being different forms of damage. What I'm trying to say is that the gameplay itself isn't as deep as the game makes it out to be as like I said before mostly just boils down to mashing the attack button until the enemy is dead with the occasional dodging here, super mover there. Even as you progress through the game the gameplay remains stagnant though there are a bit of gameplay changes that shake up the formula a bit by introducing schmup-like sections where you gliding through the air blasting enemies with magic, but those are few and far between and even then wears out its welcome quick.

When it comes to exploration, once again its as barebones as you can get. You basically wander around the large open map looking for new locations to explore while finding warp points for easier travel while also revealing parts of the map to help your adventure along, though there are a lot of places where the game won't let you go through until finishing certain points of the story. While you are often rewarded for going off the beaten path, said rewards are often small, but frequent though aren't usually worth doing unless you're low on common resources like upgrade materials. Since this is essentially a gacha game, the game can't reward you with a super rare item (unlike most RPGs) since it can't have it threaten its bottom line so just because you found a secret area, don't get your hopes up expecting something along the lines of rare and valuable treasure.

And now we get to the monetization in this game: the gacha. These are by far one of the lowest rates I've ever seen in a gacha game with a base rate of 0.6% of getting a 5*. I don't mean a 5* character, I mean 5* in general so even if you hit that sweet 0.6% (0.3% on banner) sweet spot you're still not guaranteed a 5* character you want and might a weapon instead (on banner wise) until 180 pulls and that's after hitting the pity for the first time! Speaking of which Genshin Impact has a pity system where every 90 and 180 pulls you're guaranteed a 5*,  with the first 90 only guaranteeing a 5* character or weapon (50% chance of the character being on banner) though only after the 180 mark does it makes it so that the guaranteed 5* is the on banner character. That means unless you have amazing luck, you're expected to spend hundreds of dollars before getting the chasracter you want on any given banner. While this may seem like a qod send compared to most gachas (I'm looking at you FGO) who offer little to no safety net, it's almost wasted on the fact the the premium currency in the game is incredibly expensive (with the best deal being $100 USD for around 40 summons outside of bonus gems) with the free currency being given slowly (most of the time in single digits) through quest completions, exploration, milestones, and events. Did I mention that one summon needs 160 of this currency? So outside of events, expect one summon every few days and that's if you do all of your dailies. Did I mention you need to pull the same character 6 times (7 if you count the first copy) to max them out? Yeah, good luck with that...

Keeping in line with the monetization it doesn't help that this game gets increasingly more predatory as you progress through the "end game" as you start to max out your gear and characters as a lot of the resources you need are effectively locked behind "paywalls". Since you need Resin (effectively stamina in most gacha games) to engage in certain activites like specific resource grinding, world bosses, dungeon crawling, etc. These activities use up a lot of Resin at a time and with most of them requiring 40 to participate (Resin is capped at 120 with no way of increasing the max, though they do slowly regenerate over time). While you can restore your Resin by using in-game items you get from events and rank up rewards, it will eventually come to the point where you will need to cough up some of your premium currency (or cash) if you want to continue powering up, though you are hard capped to 10 refreshes per day.

It's a shame that this incredibly beautiful game is bogged down by a repetitive and simple combat that makes it sound more complex that it actually is, highly restrictive gameplay that basically forces you to plan out how you want to spend your Resin effectively, and an overbearing monetization that passively strong arms you into spending money that becomes more apparent as you play the game. Unless they make some significant changes soon, many of the players drawn towards the initial hype will drop the game relatively quickly as they find out what's truly rotting under this gorgeous coat of paint.

TL;DR: Genshin is a decent RPG, but a bad gacha game.
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 October 09, 2020, 01:21:20 PM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Guda Fest 5 next event in JP

Nobukatsu 1* Archer (obatined through FP gacha)


Hajime Saito Vergil 4* Saber


Queen Himiko 5* Ruler
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 October 02, 2020, 11:15:22 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Got Okkie from a ticket while trying to get another copy of Penth. I nearly jumped from my chair when I saw the the rainbow animation.

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Meanwhile in JP, Okita and Hijikata getting buffs with the former also getting another animation update. Another Okita meme dead...

Okita's second animation update
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 29, 2020, 05:37:26 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 28, 2020, 10:30:28 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Mopped up the last CQ with Cu Alter solo.

The only thing left is MHXA but dunno if I'll even bother attempting it, would rather put more effort into the lotto.

Spend it on the lotto. Don't stress yourself out over one CQ if you can't complete it.

beat mhxa next event is a lotto event anyway.

Wut.

Halloween 3 is not a lotto event. The next one won't be until November with the Christmas 3 rerun and even then you're limited to how many you can farm while the one in Christmas 4 in December is unlimited like Zasshu Fest.
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 27, 2020, 11:50:18 PM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 24, 2020, 08:54:43 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Lmao DW cockblocking Rama to the next level as they make Sita a playable character in Arcade. Rama currently on suicide watch.

https://twitter.com/fgoproject/status/1308921006556360707?s=20

They're literally implementing Rama and Sita's lore of never being able to be together by making each of them exclusive to their own platform. That is brilliant and cruel at the same time.

I hope I don't have to do all the CQs to unlock the last CQ with the Lore.
Because i'm done with this shit, almost beat the Jaguar CQ with only 400hp left, used up all my CS trying to keep the last servant alive.

I don't think you have to complete all the previous challenge quests. I only completed the Leonidas and Izou ones myself as I'm focusing more on the farming. I'll try the rest of them once the event comes closer to ending.
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 23, 2020, 09:49:03 PM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Caster Seibah ded after one month smh

Double Proto Merlin System™ is the new hotness

Buster looping new meta
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 23, 2020, 06:32:01 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

It was mainly a joke though I forgot sarcasm can be poorly conveyed through the internet without making it completely obvious. Shuten is alright since she has the highest Atk stat for an Assassin even in JP. She has minor stalling capabilities with her charm and NP, but she’s mainly used as a beat stick since other Assassins do a better job than her when it comes to producing stars.

Also for those who don’t have a fully skilled Skadi, now’s your chance since the new ticket node has Aurora Steel drops so you shouldn’t have an excuse if you’re grinding the hell out of the event.

...Y’all know who you are...
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 23, 2020, 01:13:00 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 18, 2020, 11:40:13 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Scathach getting an animation update along with a buff to her Primordial Rune skill (Buff success rate 10-20% + 20% NP charge).



    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 16, 2020, 05:16:04 PM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Lmao my phone died. Have to get a new one and what perfect timing, right in the middle of a lottery event...

Anyways, speaking of Scathach...



JP getting Scathach Fest with Bunny Girl Shishou costume. Here's hoping to a well deserved animation update.
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 15, 2020, 02:57:30 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Waver is a lot more flexible as his NP charge isn’t tied to his skill level. Unless it’s some sort of challenge quest or enemies with bloated HP values I wouldn’t care picking a 1/1/6 Waver if it’s just normal farming with moderate HP enemies.
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 15, 2020, 12:53:04 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

I swear the next time I see another Skadi without her skills AT MINIMUM 8/X/10, I’m gonna flip since I swear I’ve been refreshing the support list more than I’ve been playing the event.

I get that you want to show off your shiny new Servant, but for the love of god you’re annoying more people than you’re actually helping cause those skill levels actually matter. I can’t count how many times I’ve burned command spells cause I couldn’t loop properly due to someone’s Skadi I picked out of frustration didn’t have their skills leveled appropriately.

Y’all know who you are.
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 11, 2020, 04:32:44 PM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

The only reason I can think as to why they aren't releasing Gil's animation update anytime soon is because of some stupid in-lore joke during the second Zasshu Fest in JP where there was a literal story battle which revolved around Gil showing off his "brand new" animation update against the old one.
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 11, 2020, 02:13:45 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 04, 2020, 02:27:14 PM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

NP3, but I've been planning on saving up to NP5 Summer Musashi next year so I don't know yet. I have until the 20th to decide anyways since I won't be rolling on the Zasshu Fest banner.
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 September 04, 2020, 09:29:27 AM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Rootin Tootin Shuten Douji, Mama Raikou, Sitting EX, and Izo banner on the 6th along with Shuten's strengthening quest.

Temptation to NP5 my Mama, rising....
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 August 27, 2020, 11:37:36 PM View in topic context
 Posted by A Certain Magical Maid~♡  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Fate Zero event aka the glorified Waver rate up starts on the 31st.