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  1. Apl

    Apl New Member

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    DAE feel like the village is wasteful (especially for dark/light)...

    Its often mentioned in thread here that Gungho has a business to run, etc etc, and that obviously goes without saying but the village seems horribly inefficient compared to focusing your farming to a specific color via technicals (the techs even give better inline feeders). I get the impression that it would have been better to segment the village into its respective colors instead of half-ass throwing a bone to the light/dark...

    Suppose I'm just ill-motivated to run the village when my farming is more consistent (see formulaic) elsewhere.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    No, it's fantastic. All you need to do is a little prepping to have the feeders ready to go. Plus, everyone loves top hats!
     
  3. Apl

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    I do love tophats...it's true
     
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    And the guaranteed evolved pengdra + chances for other evo'd pengdras in other stages makes it even better. Think about the stamina that goes into getting an evo'd pengdra. At least 10 stamina for a dragon plant on Thursday, Tech dungeons on Monday (minimum 10 stamina) for the pengdra and feeder materials, then 20 stamina for the little dragons. Obviously, these numbers are not exact because it's likely you will get more than 1 of each of these per run (especially little dragons), but the idea remains the same. Plus, you don't have to deal with the box space issue - they are instantly ready to feed!

    I think the general consensus is that Pengdra Village is great.
     
  5. IronH

    IronH Paralysis by Analysis Staff Member

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    Well, I used one stone yesterday on stamina refresh for Pengra village and dragon plants although I am running low on the stones. Since I am building a rainbow team, no Pengra will goes to waste. Getting light and dark ones is a nice bonus.

    I only wish that they didn't put Pengra Village and dragon plant on the same day.
     
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    As with all these special dungeons I find I really have to run them quite a few times to be happy with a good spread of drops, in the Pendra village case good generally means getting light/dark pendras and two evoed pendras to drop in one run. Personally I've stayed away this week due to the supers, and didn't want the hassles of dragon plant farming and box spaces. Another slight irritant is that the pendras all drop at level 1, requiring farming normal dungeons for feeder material. It's be nice if there were several difficulty levels
     
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    I'm fairly convinced that it's a move to get people to burn stones.

    Overall, it's worth it if you field Rainbow teams, or have light and dark to worry about, since those are Pengdra are harder to come by.

    Your thread title matches my user title nicely, by the way...
     
  8. Apl

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    I think this has been the first week I've mostly ignored the village since it was launched (ran it once with extra stamina) but personally, doing math to determine #plants, #pengdras, #jewels with my box space is a lot less taxing when it's more focused...never mind that, at my rank/level, it feels a lot more rewarding to do a bit more than incremental pushes on my guys.

    I'm with you Ice Knight regarding the number of visits and adding difficulty - I tend to get bummed out when I've burned a stone's worth of stamina (98 currently) looking for delicious xp's for my dark team only to have tons of off-color pengdra that i could've farmed anywhere else and no more than say 3 evo'd darks.

    On that note, my experience is similar with the conditionals. I'd seen that some like to hunt the conditionals for the occassional jewel/evo'd pengdra drops but my experience is that they are all lower level so there's more hassle to prep them for feeding.
     
  9. Apl

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    What kind of prepping do you do to be ready? I have box space of 300 right now which makes farming a lot easier/bursty...

    I generally set pace based on plant drops from the previous week and try to feed them all. Having supers this week was feeling crazy good for that process (as bonus xp) but definitely requires stones.

    I guess I'm just curious how people running mono-colors cope with such a random assortment or even if they do it at all on any significant level.
     
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    Has any figured out the most efficient way to get the feeder material to evolve these Pendra from village. With the pendras from technicals, it usually come with a carbuncle and chimera that perfectly level max my lvl 2 pendra for evolving.
     
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    same here...guess I really need to get on the rainbow bandwagon :( after running mono-red/dark for so long, feels like cheating lol
     
  12. Apl

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    I'm curious as well but perhaps too lazy to wade through threads...

    even with generic farming, the feeder ratio can get a bit low but not unmanageable. in other words, it feels pretty well balanced - but that one bloody level lower on the pengdras complicates things for sure.
     
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    I didn't read the entire thread, but I love penguin village because I get tons of light and dark penguins as well as evolved light and dark.

    Last night I put more than 2 million exp into my dark monsters just from evolved dark penguins that dropped. I also ended up with 35 dark penguins for evo whenever dark jewels come around. I had many more, but I feed two in order to max a third.

    Best time for light/dark evolved penguins and I will gladly burn stones to run them each hour. If I only had a Kaga to make the runs go faster :(
     
  14. Apl

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    ya know, the first few times i ran the village (spending stones) the drops for light/dark were decent but almost equal to the others so I didn't end up netting nearly as much as you mention. i probably ended up with close to 1mil per color. RNG hates on me frequently lol. The fact that RGB pengdras get love all-day Mondays make me feel like they should be less common drops/appearances in the village.
     
  15. Raika

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    I agree that RGB should appear less often in Pengdra Village. Here I am trying to level Ama and whenever I see a blue/green pengdra drop right next to a light one I die a little inside. Light/dark tech dungeons pls Gungho.

    Dark pengdra drop a lot for me though. :x
     
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    Since I am building a rainbow team so I would be happy whatever color that is dropped, but the drop rate of evolved pendgra is just too low...
     
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    I actually kind of like this, since they are cheaper to feed at lvl 1. They're only 164 xp below the level 4 guys that drop on the 1st tier technicals.

    That way I can feed them 5 pieces of complete junk (e.g. PAL turds) and save myself 1,500 gold.

    Splitting hairs, but every bit counts!
     
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    RGB do drop less in pengdra village than dark & light. The random evolved pengdra that appear on waves 1-3 are always light or dark. If you run this with any reasonable sample size, you will end up with way more light and dark experience than RGB.
     
  19. Apl

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    fair point. suppose this really depends on rank/cash-flow...for now the coins are a non-issue but i definitely take a hit with the paltry sums coming from plants/jewels. a lot of times i end up with a damn L9 pengdra though because my trash mobs aren't even good enough to feed lol.

    I'm currently working on my blue monsters so the weekend hunting at OoH will probably produce plenty of feeders for the lower level pengdras i'd get from Village/Conditionals BUT then again, that doesn't really speak to the color spread bit.
     
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    that's not been my experience but i'm also not collecting tabular data on it either. TBH, if it were a weekly dungeon as opposed to the special, I'd probably spend more stones on it since it would seem more reliable or consistent. hard to get a good sample size when i'm only able to run about 5-8 times max every few weeks or so.

    guess you could definitely say that it spices up the grind a bit *shrug*
     

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