Rikuu Tournament!

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  1. CloudnineXXX

    CloudnineXXX Well-Known Member

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    Not sure which is better but you can certainly crown this event with minimal skill. I'm at 2.2% Using min combo method. The only floor that really matters is how fast you can make the bi board against red zeus.
     
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    ko300zx Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't say minimal skill. You literally have to beat 94% of the playerbase. :D Definitely an easier one if you have the team though.
     
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  3. Vaedriel

    Vaedriel Lost in the Shadows

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    Well s**t. My main dropped to 26.4 and my alt 24.7 :nailbiting: Time to grind again.

    Fixed that for you.

    Me, I just want a Rikuu. :shifty: I don't give a rat's @$$ about shiny, pointy accessories on my name.

    I know I'm getting old when I had to google "What does TIL mean?" :confused:
     
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  4. ko300zx

    ko300zx Well-Known Member

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    Wish we could help more than just giving tips. Don't know what else to do! Do you have a plan for which color to prioritize on each floor?
     
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  5. sgt502

    sgt502 ばかぷれーやー

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    That minimal skill is what's PAD mostly about.
     
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    Vaedriel Lost in the Shadows

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    You have been very helpful with all your tips and suggestions and I love you for it! :kiss:

    Just throw some salt over your shoulder, dance a jig, and pray to the RNG gods that avalon will behave himself and be nice to me on my runs tonight.
     
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    ko300zx Well-Known Member

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    I'll be happy when you get your Rikuu. :D

    Just in case you didn't lay out a plan or anything, here's quick list for each floor that I used. Probably the only thing we didn't cover lol.

    1) 1 Dark, Blue, or Red combo
    2) 1 Dark, Blue, or Red combo
    3) 1 Dark, Blue, or Red combo
    4) Combo hard with those light TPAs and a Red / Blue match if possible
    5) 1 Blue or 1 Red Combo
    6) Avalon
    You want to start saving Blue and Red after floor 6. Prioritize using Dark before Blue, and Blue before Red. This helps ensure you have Blues for floor 9 and Reds for floor 10.
    7) 1 Dark combo (Can also do a light TPA I think but I never once used it)
    8) 1 Blue, 1 Red, or 1 Dark combo
    9) 1 Blue combo
    10) 1 Red and 1 Dark combo. 1 Extra match is ok. 2 is too many.

    Ok that's it. Off to find some some salt.
     
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  8. HappyNoms

    HappyNoms Ogliarchial collectivist

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    Well. I tried 6x7 tonight, and it turns out I am about half a combo to one combo slower than Reco, which to be fair is not bad. Not ashamed or anything. But alas, his goat velocity is good for 118+, and my being a shade slower is a garbage fire 114 and blatantly out of 6 percent crowning. The feels.

    I think I've also figured out that 3-4 combining Zeus, even if you are 1 to 1.5s blitz fast on the combos, is thoroughly rubbish. I had a seemingly perfect run doing that, for a not good 115.3, and am abandoning that approach.

    It physically pains me to 1 combo, but that's what it's about. Dodging the multiple animation effects from 2+ combo seems like it nets a free 500 points a floor, even after various complexities cancel out, and the extra ~3k matters.

    Also, like the wise zen worthies have mentioned, being finger lift fast on the two combo floors. Obviously important.

    Imho, it's not so much raw skill, exactly, although there is skill, as it's overcoming several natural preferences and intuitions and just consigning yourself to the 1 combo minimalist playstyle, even if it happens that it aesthetically vexes your soul.

    It's like...being good at being bad.
    I don't quite know how to explain it.
    It's like the Area 51 arcade shooter game where if you die three times to the opening sequence passively, it flips you into kron hunter mode with a tweaked out color palette as an Easter egg.

    My player psychotype is performant, rather than pure Spike or Johnny or Timmy, and it really vexs me as offensively bad game design, but it's just my subjective taste. The challenge of a game fundamentally about comboing is to....1 combo. Rolls eyes. The fuck sense does that make.

    Not much left undone to do but crown though.
    It's come to this.

    Thread advice has been very helpful. Many thanks.
    Lower volume or not, forums are still full of quality people.
     
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    Vaedriel Lost in the Shadows

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    Thank you! BTW, you are so adorable when you are a gentleman.

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    HappyNoms Ogliarchial collectivist

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    Can confirm you can light TPA on 7 btw.
    I've done that before as somewhat useful for having sufficient fire on end floor, as more fire is better than less, so the end combo is close and quick, not distant and board rearrange or skyfall prone.
     
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  11. Iluvatar

    Iluvatar Semi-IAP..damn you GH

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    It’s ok I had to google that along with MRW, MFW, among some other acronyms.
     
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    Vaedriel Lost in the Shadows

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    I had to google both of those, lol. :hilarious:
     
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    HappyNoms Ogliarchial collectivist

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  14. ko300zx

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    Lol, don't make me blush. I can just tell you really reaaaally want that Rikuu. I'm not great at this game but sometimes things click for me and like @HappyNoms said, we may not have a lot of posters left, but most that are here are good people and if I can help in anyway, I like to do so.
     
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  15. BonerChamp69

    BonerChamp69 I'm huge

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    I'm in my mid-twenties and I don't know what those mean
     
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    Vaedriel Lost in the Shadows

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    I would pay to see that! ;)
     
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    ko300zx Well-Known Member

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    :wideyed::wideyed::shame::shame: I only accept payment in the form of Rikuu coop carries, so don't let me down. :p:p
     
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    Vaedriel Lost in the Shadows

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    @ko300zx :kiss:

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    I just ran this 8-10 times. Half of them I quit because of bad Avalon boards. Some of them I quit because I didn't hit Tunabowl hard enough. 4th or 5th run in, I had a *PERFECT* run and got to Rikuu, matched 1 red and 1 dark... only to have another red sky fall F*** it all up. This was my run just now. Never *ever* have I hit this % on my Main. I'm so excited! :happy:
     
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    Congrats! Knew you'd get there!
     
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    Vaedriel Lost in the Shadows

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    LMAO. I owe it to your awesome advice. :cool: I got my Main up to 22.2% Just got hang on by tooth and nail until it closes.
     
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