The Trials, Travails, and Triumphs of Tek, a sometimes average $76.63 total IAP PAD player

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    Ranking dungeon ends tonight and I'm currently sitting at 43.6% on my main and 50.6% on my alt.

    And I'm cool with that.

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    That's a screenshot from my best run on my main. It would have been better had I not botched one solve near the end. :/
     
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    June Bride REM rolls 8/6/18

    Main
    Kano (free)
    Bride Ruka ($0.99 bundle)

    Alt
    Wedding Akechi #2 (free)
    Bride Ruka ($0.99 bundle)

    I want my $2 back. :(

    Spent another $1.98 on the game. Gotta update the thread title at some point.
     
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    Okay, time to tally up what I've spent on this game since 6/19:

    $0.99 - 6/25/18 - Main - MtG collab bundle
    $0.99 - 7/16/18 - Main - Persona collab bundle
    $4.99 - 7/31/18 - Main - Bargain set
    $4.99 - 7/31/18 - Alt - Bargain set
    $0.99 - 8/6/18 - Main - June Bride bundle
    $0.99 - 8/6/18 - Alt - June Bride bundle

    Current IAP total: $37.84

    Updated thread title.
     
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    Sonia Elle ranking dungeon update 8/14

    Main
    Score: 116,404 (18.3%, down from 18.1% two hours ago)

    Alt
    Score: 118,254 (16.5%)

    I spent 3 stones on stamina refreshes on my main and 0 stones on my alt (though I did use my Experience of a Lifetime dungeon on my alt for a free stamina refresh).

    I'm expecting both scores to stay above the 26% cutoff for the Sonia Elle reward, which is really all I'm concerned about.
     
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    Sonia Elle ranking dungeon free reward pulls 8/13

    Main
    Saintly Bell Bride, Eschamali

    Alt
    Passionate Sun Deity, Ra

    I'm very pleased with both rolls! LEscha should make a fantastic Yog sub and my alt account can always use another button active.
     
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    Teams for each account were:

    Main
    L/x Yog / Drake / Hathor / Melissa / ARa x Ilmina

    Alt
    L/R Ilm / ARa / Melissa / RHades / RBelial x Ilmina

    Drake and Belial have cloud resist awakenings.
     
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    Gotta remember to farm Apoc skill-ups tomorrow before coin dungeon rotates on Thursday (8/16). :|
     
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    Endless Chill Saturday Screenshot Bonanza!

    King Tyrannos!

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    D/L Vajra x DIdeal!

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    LEscha!

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    Blodin with TPA + 7c!

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    Blodin with 7c + row!

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    Blodin "But what about Scheat?" edition!

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    Bonus exclamation marks!!!
     
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    I hit 1,600 days on my main account yesterday!

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    I had hoped to have time to build a box tour screenshot gallery, but work has been crazy busy lately. X|

    Maybe later this week?
     
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    Cleared August C8 with rainbow teams today!

    Main: Raijin / GZL ! Nim / OdinDra / LR Hathor / Gx Fujin

    Alt: LB LVajra / OdinDra / BD Sherias / LR Hathor / Yuna

    Pew pew!

    All that stands between me and LGadius is C9 and C10. Hoping to have a chance to clear both later this week!
     
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    AUGUST 2018 MONTHLY QUESTS ARE OVER

    Stoned once on C10. Stoned once on C9. Don't even care. It's over and I have my LGadius on both accounts.

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    EDIT: Both LGadius are level 1 and skill level 1 in that screenshot. But wow, check out Saria!
     
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    8/31-9/1 fest rolls

    Main
    Wee Jas #4

    Alt
    Alfecca #2

    Well, I'm out.
     
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    Cleared Byuto Descended 9/5/18

    Spent 2 stones for first clear.

    Made it to the boss floor on second run. Got KO'd once by poison skyfall. Spent 1 stone to continue.

    Then, 45 minutes after I started this cancerous dungeon, my game crashed on my main account.

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    Soldiered on with my alt account, but eventually got KO'd by Byuto's random (and, if I'm reading PDX correctly, undocumented) regular attack.

    I'm planning to clear this dungeon ONCE more (instead of the original 3 I had planned on), then taking a break from PAD.

    Maybe until NA gets Megatron.

    Maybe permanently.
     
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    Found a viable Kaede team build for farming Byuto in a comment on @Reni's site. Took me about 6-7 tries, but I scored my second clear of Byuto!

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    (Sorry, I flubbed the timing of the screenshot.)

    I spent 3 balanced killers on Pixel Brachy, so I plan to go for one more clear to pick up a spare Byuto (first was for King Brachy evo and second was for a sub), probably tomorrow before the dungeon expires.
     
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    Cleared F7 of Sunken Labyrinth with Anublos.

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    Team was: Anubis ! Zuoh equip / Tardis ! Bacches / GCotton ! non-Awoken Ishida / OdinDra / Gronia ! Rathian equip + Diablos ! Rathian equip

    64,181,970 total damage before you factor in the triple god killer latents on cmd's Diablos.

    Pew pew.
     
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    Made it to the bomb floor of F10.

    Got this board: http://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=QS7vKa0

    Uggggggh.

    EDIT: Still haven't found a solution for this board that I think I can execute in 9 seconds.

    I cleared A3 with Amemina x Arondight in co-op with my main and alt before rolling Fujin (and that's on a run when I drew Sopdet AND Vishnu).

    I zero-stoned Keela Descended with Gronia teams (on the third clear; I spent stones to continue on the first 2 clears).

    But I do not think I can match 8 combos on this board in 9 seconds or less.

    EDIT#2: This is probably about as close as I can get: http://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=81rXZ61

    EDIT#3: This has fewer moves and 1 more combo match: http://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=ke2MM41

    EDIT#4: Cleaned it up a little: http://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=wXYmy91

    Hey, even if I choke the execution, I'm pretty pleased with how clean that solve is. :D

    EDIT#5: Yep, choked it. Think it's time to hang this up and go back to playing Hollow Knight. Feeling somewhat accomplished for making it as far as the bomb floor, though! :)
     
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    Still have a little stamina left, so decided to bang my head against F10 a few more times.

    Made it to the bomb floor again and drew this board: http://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=K6bXp10

    EDIT: Corrected board.

    EDIT#2: Came up with this BEAUTIFUL solve: http://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=t5fqwc1

    Then choked the execution, as expected. :/

    I ended up 1 combo short on the bomb floor and I'm out of stamina now. I spent 1 stone earlier on a refresh, but I've resolved not to spend a second. Maybe I could get it if I kept trying, but I'm okay with just getting as far as I did.

    And hey, this is a good reason to practice cascades in Endless with Nyx! :)
     
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    If it makes you feel any better, I never even made it to the bomb floor. All my time playing this game and my combo skills are still average at best.
     
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    This is post #2000 in my blog thread! Huzzah!

    I'm glad to know I'm not the only long-time player who struggled with the dungeon.

    I may have been able to clear it eventually, but it would have cost at least one more stone for stamina refresh and more time and mental energy than I was willing to invest. It didn't help that I didn't unlock F10 until the last day of the event and after 2 p.m. Central at that. That didn't leave much time to practice and try again.

    Rainbow medals (one of the rewards for clearing F10) are extremely rare now, but that may change in the future or there may be a long drought of monsters worth trading rainbow medals for (much like how there's little of value in the MP store right now).

    Yes, it irks me that I got so close to clearing the dungeon (I'm more confident in my ability to match 9 combos on a board with fewer orbs types than 8 combos on a board with 8 bombs and 3 jammers, in part because of the time I've spent playing leads like Rikuu and L/B Raijin), but I need to take a deep breath and move past it.

    And speaking of moving on, I tackled the new ranking dungeon this morning.

    Right now, I'm at 12.0% with 99,852 points on my main and at 10.1% with 102,954 points on my alt.

    Sure, I'd like a crown, but, as with F10 of Sunken Labyrinth, I don't believe it's worth the time and mental energy to chase the goal. I'm content with a rainbow medal and the other rewards.

    I'm calling it good!

    Now back to Hollow Knight on the Switch. :>
     

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