I'm so old that when I started playing...

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  1. Hansey

    Hansey Casual scrub since February 2013

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    I'm so old that when I started, a dual Ancient Dragon Knight team (the 5 star version - Zeal did not yet exist) with it's 6.25x ATK multiplier was a powerful team. Moreover, actually getting a Mystic Stone Knight was difficult.

    Being able to finally clear Rainbow Keeper was a huge accomplishment.

    Goddess Descended (Valk) was probably the most difficult dungeon in the game.
     
  2. Noobzilla

    Noobzilla noobest of the noobs

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    I'm so old that I got so happy when I got Valk from REM because I couldnt beat Goddess Descended
     
  3. kaylathehedgehog

    kaylathehedgehog Well-Known Member

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    Thought of another one. I'm so old I remember when Mastering was a legit threat.
     
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    TagLess Active Member

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    Im so old I remember starting with AA Luci and fighting with as to wether he was still a legit lead. The community was torn 50/50 but he was definately already obsolete.
    The only good thing about him is im so old i remember it taking 30 minutes to beat oceans of heaven with stuff like rainbow keeper and persephones skill up monster which were huge scores from the Pal machine. The only good thing about it taking so long was stamina took a million years to refresh.
    Im so old I remember switching to GGY and him actually being a legit lead with fruit dragons, so long as your hp didnt fall 2 low.
    Im so old I remember spending a small fortune on the batman machine just to try and beat draggie which kicked my ass forever.
    Im so old that I remember people who could actually make 8+ combos were orb matching gods.
    And Im so old I remember being so excited about pulling that green graviton dragon from the REM(fkin worthless POS)
     
  5. SethDrone

    SethDrone Active Member

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    All of these but the ones that stick out are from other posters are:

    1) 10 min stam regen
    2) Resolve teams to farm evo mats
    3) Echinda/Lilith/Vampire/King Baddy were all critical team members
    4) People stoning to beat Zeus was common
    5) After way too many stones I had a +297 Ronia and +297 Bonia and was rolling in the pal points back when even having your lead +297 was a rarity. (which also gives me flashbacks of all that Ocean of Heaven farming :| )

    edit: Which reminds me, anyone remember the multitude of posts and spreadsheets to go over the statistics of +egg drop rates in KoTG, OoH, etc..? And the same for the most efficient way to combine +eggs efficiently....lol oh man those were rough days.
     
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  6. nickjr

    nickjr Pushbutton kouhai of whale senpais

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    http://puzzleanddragonsforum.com/threads/advanced-play-how-to-get-a-eggs-and-a-297-monster.32623/

    Hopefully no one is low on coins now, but if you are and you want to plus your monsters, I imagine the info in that first post still holds :p
     
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  7. MagicMatcher

    MagicMatcher Sacred Life Cow <3

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    Does anyone else remember when there were additional guerrilla slots based on starter dragon :v
     
  8. ZeroreZ

    ZeroreZ I can feel your anger.

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    Lol, yeah, I remember several times spending weeks farming enough eggs to get a +297 then having to sit on them until the weekend so I could farm enough coins to afford to fuse them! Nowadays, if I drop below 100 mil coins, I'm like: "uh oh better watch my spending, I'm getting poor." o_O
     
  9. Majora

    Majora Tilted off the face of the Earth

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    I'm so old that:
    • G/D Bastet was JP exclusive
    • Awoken uevos were unheard of
    • Challenge Dungeons had not come into existence
    • One-Shot Challenges had 10 sub-dungeons
    • Legendary Seaway was a bitch
    • The last technical dungeon was Paradise of the Holy Beast, next to Legendary Hills
    • Kali in Arena 1 was nearly impossible
    • 9× was a decent multiplier
    • Anubis was for the very best only and people used double DIza in Anubis teams
    • EKMD wasn't a coin dungeon
    • I saw insect dragons, Batman Collab and Cauchemar Descended debut in NA
    • Ronia teams were lit
    • Resolve didn't exist and instead, binds and elemental absorptions were the major pita
    • TPAs or rows were the main attack boosting awakenings
    • Pys had to be farmed from alt dungeons, which had to be bought
    • JP was still voting for survey dungeons
    • PEM was useless
    • Endless Corridors consisted of only Endless Corridors and True Endless Corridors
    • 10min/stamina
    • 2× skill up, which resulted in a lot of hoarding of skill up fodder
    • The three dungeons after Forbidden Tower made you use a mono team but deprived you of the corresponding orbs
    • No dupes applied to friend as well, and all att. applied to main att.
    • There wasn't Weekend Dungeon Legend difficulty or Golden Mound
    • Guerilla sets followed the starter dragons... once
    • Ranking dungeons had no crowns and top 10% was easy
    • I wondered if NA had to wait one year for Christmas Dungeon to debut
    • Ultimate rushes only had Legend Plus but was super difficult anyway
    • DQ Hera was the only enemy to kill you kon sight
    • Hera-Ur was the only enemy to make jammer skyfall
    • Low cost dungeons were a thing
    • Starling had the most convoluted evolution line
    • People farmed Forbidden Tower, mechdragons, Ocean of Heaven, Starlight Sanctuary for +eggs
    • Tower of Giants was the place for early game rank ups but I don't think people do that anymore...?
    • When rogues and latents were first announced, they were very very different from what they are now
    • Naga and king slimes were op and mandatory
    • Star Vault and Tamadra Village came once a month
    • There was no such thing as uuevos
    • You can only see 3 adventurers at a time, and you can't use their LS
    • Presents only gave starters or present eggs
    • There were no stamina notifications
    • PF had a different layout and @Reni's PAD based emoticons weren't included yet
    • Guan Yu, Zhuge Liang and Apocalypse were GFEs
    • You can only sell 10 cards at a time
    • Mortal poison orbs were new
    • Pengdras were good
    • Some guerillas hadn't been merged together
    • EU server was in its infancy
    • The new updates thread (not the discussion one) was up to date
    Alright that's enough reminiscing for me.

    Edit: I forgot the best one: Juggler caused mass hysteria with regards to future power creep and because its JP exclusive
     
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  10. Nick357

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    I'm so old that when I started there were only the original pantheons, lucifer was OP tier, you could roll mystic knights and valkyrie in REM (and a lot of the time they were considered good), Zeal was an amazing early game lead, Isis was considered a phenomenal starter, people would spend 40 minutes farming one Zeus using Luci (and 3 grav subs with drawn joker as heartmaker), and ten minute stamina was literal hell.

    P.S. The first descend I beat was Hera and it took an hour and a half using Amaterasu and Grodin. This is the strategy I employed every time I needed a rainbow keeper too.
     
  11. nickjr

    nickjr Pushbutton kouhai of whale senpais

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    I could've missed it, but I don't think anyone mentioned this:

    When more than 5 OE awakenings of a color were literally useless because OE awakenings only increased skyfall +orb drop rate
     
  12. Ulysses

    Ulysses New Member

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    • I led with Vampire for that 2/4/2.
    • Used my dark ripper dragon as a key sub.
    • Thought awakenings didn't add anything to the game when they first introduced tamas.
    • Set an alarm to wake up at 3AM to catch my group's dragon dungeon so I could evo pengdras.
    • Tried to schedule my day around the gold dragon dungeon on the rare occasion it came around.
    • Was disappointed I rolled Haku instead of Kirin when Chinese came out.
    • Couldn't decide to go with DD Yomi for the art, or DL for the attack when she came out. Went DD. :)
     
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  13. ko300zx

    ko300zx Well-Known Member

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    I'm so old that I coop in Depends in case it takes longer than expected.
     
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    Niteblooded Well-Known Member

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    • Normal Hera dungeon took 30min (if you're fast)
    • Then the Egyptian gods came out...
    • Gold Dragon came out on Lunar New Year
    • This forum didn't have a Like system
    • My Mono-Green appreciation thread was the first (props to Sederin for the 2-4 guide). There were only 5ish guides at the time.
    • Farming for Gigas was highly recommended AND frustrating
    • Ripper Dragons were the meta
     
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  15. kaylathehedgehog

    kaylathehedgehog Well-Known Member

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    @Niteblooded Oh my goodness, I totally forgot about all the time I spent trying to get me a Gigas. I think I screamed when he finally dropped.

    He's long since been out of his prime, but he was a staple for me until I rolled Ares.
     
  16. Tobypine2

    Tobypine2 Coffee drinker

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    I started playing the first time Hello Kitty came through, and Batman shortly after, thinking my
    D/D Batman was wonderful with his 1 turn delay.
    10 min stamina ending my playtime somedays.
    Not knowing about re-rolling and selling off my initial roll, Raphael cause didn't have a team to use him on,
    and couldn't afford to put him on a team anyway as much as he cost (25 team cost are you NUTS??)
    Filling out teams with Goblins and the like because low rank Team Cost had to be considered with any decent lead
    Finally getting a decent team led by CuChu, my man, cause ya know he plowed through :bored:
    The ripples of disbelief when Satan came out with negative Rec
    Bigger cries of dismay when this Juggler card "broke the game"
    When finally getting DQ thinking 16X was just too much damage and I wouldn't need anything more than that.
    When getting Cleopatra was the piece of the puzzle for Jewel Dragons because I couldn't reliably kill King and Super Kings without her.
    No awakenings,
    No coin dungeons,
    No multiplayer,
    No friends leaders being helpful cause everyone was running Ronia or Luci
    Being ecstatic when a Tamadra dropped because I had SOoooooo many mons needing some.

    yeah . . . I need to quit this game :bigtears:
     
  17. Niteblooded

    Niteblooded Well-Known Member

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    Sounds about right. :p
     
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    Noobzilla noobest of the noobs

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    I'm so old that almost everyone else looks young.
     
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    Lunatic PaD_n00b

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  20. Grokitach

    Grokitach Godfather of the French PAD community @jvc

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    I'm so old that I once considered 2/4/2 as the meta and King of the Gods farming a Golden Standard.
     

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