Monster Strike

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  1. Otter

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    I enjoy the game for what it is but the absurd drop rates and the hatcher system is totally bonkers. Here, get this rare critter and spend hours grinding for materials for it. This game has a level of masochism that is deeply unpleasant. But I still play so who's the fool, I guess. Puzzle & Dragons isn't exactly saintly but I much prefer it to the not-so-hilarious shenanigans of MS.
     
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    I'm wondering if they slashed the rate of 5* pulls after a chunk of their most dedicated player base bailed after they pulled global co-op. If so, I can't imagine that convinced anyone to stick around or spend more on the game.

    I mean, at this point, what are the odds that the global version of the game will survive to 2018?
     
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    Huh. The animation looks not terrible. I've just been ignoring it :(
     
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    The series is actually a lot of fun to watch in short bursts and episodes are only 4-5 minutes long. I've watched to episode 20 or so and it's been funny so far.
     
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    I should check it out for sure! Thank you :)
     
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    Vincent Flyer PPL The Last Extreme Gamer, Beach Lakshmi

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    Happy late New Year or Early Lunar New Year to us all and I will admit this. The First Day's Dream is hard and annoying for newcomers. Otherwise it is easy but annoying. Risking stun meteors against your team is something you don't want to take too much in this one.
    Also I finally max luck Surtr and got an S+ Ableberry on The Aura Monstriker. Unfortunately it was Detox. Not sure if Detox is beneficial with dungeons with Mines, Gravity Barriers, or a combination of those 2.
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    Mursame will fall onto my knees once I get it!
     
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    I max lucked Daisy. Don't know why.

    I find myself once again wondering why I play this game.
     
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    I kept thinking I'd run Daisy once just to run something. I don't think I've played a quest in Monster Strike in months.
     
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    I login daily but mostly play to get dragon gems or something. I still co-op with my friend but I haven't pulled from the Hatcher in months, same with spent any money on it. There's quite a bit of content I can't beat, don't care to. The Hatcher is still lame. I'm mostly doggy paddling in it. :(
     
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    Vincent Flyer PPL The Last Extreme Gamer, Beach Lakshmi

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    Another Impossible Difficulty monster in the pockets after around 10 attempts and 5 clears. Did not attempt to use a max luck monster on this at all since I didn't want to risk death very easily there, even though Ascended Uri has less health.
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    I guess the game got stale again over on the NA side. Anyone considering/playing on the JP side?
     
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    I have a JP account, but my rolls have been complete and utter rubbish (which is not surprising, given that almost every roll in the last 6 months on both of my global accounts have been rubbish) and I can't read Japanese text.

    It's a shame, too, because I like the JP interface much, much better and there seems to be 3-4 times as much content and freebies.
     
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    There's a massive update coming to the global version and I'm noticing some of the limited events are half stamina. Perhaps they are learning?
     
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    Maybe.

    But at this point, it's very likely too little too late.
     
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    This is also true.
     
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    just collecting free stuff and waiting for a resurgence.
     
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    I decided to take a crack at First Empress this morning. Took Kushinada x2 and Tsukuyomi x2, made it to the next to last floor, and took ~30,000 damage in one turn to get KO'd. Quit instead of spending the orb to continue (not that orbs have much value with the hatcher 5* rates being abysmally low) and closed the game.

    /shrug
     
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    I've been playing Aries. Still can't beat Impossibles. I've just working on Max Lucks for some monsters and that's pretty much it.
     
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    That one year gap between NA and JP Monster Strike is very noticeable. I checked the new interface on a YouTube channel, MSGundam, and yeah. Looks more enjoying there. If you ever check the official Monster Strike channel on the NA side you can tell that there has been no Striker News, Exclusive Previews since months.
    I do wish you hope on the impossible-tier dungeons. I was like you when I didn't have a guide to defeating that.

    Well I decided to farm Ableberries and I was shocked, a lot. Managed to score S+ Bias Kinspeed for Nanami, Cutthroat S for Romeo, and A+ Bias Kinstrength on my Apollo. For Apollo, I had to decide between Bias or Style for the same boost. For Romeo, I had to decide between Genius S+ or Cutthroat S.
     
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    Thank you for the support! I played Izanami (haha, such a filthy casual I am) and got to the very last bar and I don't really know where it went wrong. Probably got nervous that I got that far.
     

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