Monster Strike

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  1. Tek7

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    Gettin' real tired of your drop rates, Monster Strike.

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    I need 8 red dragon gems on my main: 3 for Ryoma, 3 for Sanada, and 2 for Valkyrie.

    I have zero.

    /sigh

    I was excited to get back in to Monster Strike, but the abysmal dragon gem drop rate is enough to curb my enthusiasm. To the point I'm considering semi-retiring again. And that's after pulling Gabby and Tempest since I've returned.

    I have several monsters (Valkyrie on my main, Susano on my alt, and Ryoma and Sanada on both accounts) I would really like to transcend, but oh my word, collecting the gems is like banging my head against a wall.
     
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    Yea, from my memories this game has some of the worst drop rates, even lower than Crash Fever.


    I tried playing with my new lucy account, and while im still doing low levels im basically steamrolling everything with her.
     
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    Took running Super Striker Jr. on both my accounts (yes, he's my only max luck monster) with my wife hosting and bringing Nanami (asc) and Napoleon (evo) to get my fire fire dragon gem in what feels like a very, very long time.

    One down. Seven to go. :|

    Seriously, the dragon gem drop rate may be what kills my interest in this game all over again.
     
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    They're totally ridiculous. I've been working on some library monsters so I've neglected to go after dragon gems because the rates are awful. I'll probably regret that and get even further behind.
     
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    Failed Yuan Shao before I even reached the boss floor.

    Spent 2 orbs to finish Diaochan after stocking the quest on Thursday morning. Only got 1 boss drop.

    Forget ascending Zhou Yu. He'll either get evolved or collect dust.
     
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    I haven't tried either of those stages yet. I'm kinda just messing with the library hoping something not terrible happens.

    As a quick aside I've noticed the drop rates on all matter of things to be way too grindy. Even beating an extreme, with a speed clear no continue max luck I've been getting isn't the no continue clear drop. I get pushing playing with others and all that but good grief.
     
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    "Co-op or quit." It's the MS motto.

    And the PAD motto, too, apparently.
     
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    It's unfortunate. I do co-op MS (and like once in PAD) but we're such different skill levels it turns out atrocious :(
     
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    I pulled the water alliance Hatcher and got a Susano and was able to immediately transcend him so that's fun at least :)
     
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    Why am I even still trying to farm dragon gems? :/
     
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    Ouch for sure. It's brutal.
     
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    I have even more screenshots of clear screens with at least 8 chests and 0 dragon gems, but I think you all get the idea by now.

    I've already started drifting away from MS again, but I'll happily play a quest or two with my wife if and when there's time.

    The extremely low dragon gem drop rate AND the lack of alternative methods of obtaining dragon gems quickly deflated my renewed interest in the game.
     
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    I like the library feature but I haven't co-oped with my friend in ages. No real reason except for why, for more coins or stones? It's not like we each have three things that need Dragon Gems. Rare monsters already have a ridiculous drop rate which is made even more ridiculous with the Dragon Gem rates.

    BUT WHY DO I STILL PLAY WHY
     
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    Had 188 orbs and Legends hatcher was up, so I decided to do a 10-shot.

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    50 orbs and not a single 5* in the batch.

    Okay, so it looks like I'll be shelving the game again.
     
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    The same thing happened to me twice. I was like are you kidding me? It wouldn't be as salty if they didn't make the four stars so artificially useless.
     
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    Their new dream sharl event is the first event I haven't done a max luck for. I'm like halfway done and with work commitments, my co-op companion gone for a bit, the frustrating grindy aspects of this game really come to light.

    And yet, I still play. Thank god I have Fire Emblem Heroes to keep me sane.
     
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    I had hoped to at least get the jellyfish girl to 30 luck to recover the divine sharl I spent to evolve her, but I just can't be bothered to care. The sharl farming dungeon is so dreadfully dull.

    And I'd be playing Fire Emblem, but Nintendo won't allow would-be players to install FE on rooted devices (and I'm not giving up root for 2-3 games).
     
  18. Vincent Flyer PPL

    Vincent Flyer PPL The Last Extreme Gamer, Monster Strike Pandora

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    Unfortunately that is for getting either Ascension materials or trying to max luck a particular monster. You have up to 5 uses for that each day but you can join others. You do earn coins from there but not orbs.

    Welp. I did the Farfello event. Choked at 86 luck but I stocked an Europa quest from there. Managed to get nearly all the quests done but it took so much Europa runs.
     
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    Monster Strike US is shutting down.

    So, uh. Okay then.
     
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    Wait, what?!

    You can't drop a bomb like that without at least a link. :(

    http://us.monster-strike.com/news/monster_strike_closure_announcement.html

    My wife has been playing more often than me lately, but I still think this news will hit me harder once it sinks in. I recently collected my 2-year anniversary orbs and was contemplating coming back to this thread to write a, "I'm going in to maintenance mode in MS until there's a better/faster/guaranteed way to farm dragon gems" post, but this comes as a shock.

    I guess when people said that Mixi/XFlag killed the global version by removing online co-op, they were right. It just took longer to bleed out than expected.

    RIP MS :'(
     

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