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

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    Cleared Super Ultimate Survey Rush - 10/9/17

    PDX info: http://puzzledragonx.com/en/mission.asp?m=2987
     
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    Added the following to the clear list on page 1 of the thread:

    Cleared Ultimate Arena 2 - 7/30/17 - Details

    Cleared One-Shot Challenge 14 - 8/9/17
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    Cleared Heavenly Palace of Heretics F5 - 9/4/17 - Details

    Cleared Mecha Goemon - 9/12/17 - Details

    Cleared Herme Descended - 9/18/17 - Details

    Cleared September C10 - 9/25/17
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    Cleared Legendary Skyrealm - 10/1/17 - Details

    Cleared Super Ultimate Survey Rush - 10/9/17 - Details

    Cleared One-Shot Challenge 16 - 10/19/17 - Details

    Cleared Cloud City's Scarlet Blaze F5 - 10/24/17 - Details

    Cleared Ultimate Arena 3 - 10/24/17 - Details

    Cleared October C10 - 10/25/17 - Details

    Cleared November C10 - 11/5/17 - Details

    Cleared Rushana Descended - 11/10/17 - Details

    EDIT: Updated to include Herme clear.
     
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    The 12.2 update broke PADListener for Android 7.x devices, including my rooted Nexus 6.

    More info on the following reddit threads:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/PuzzleAndDragons/comments/7byr83/question_padlistener_proxy_not_working/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/PuzzleAndDragons/comments/7bgojy/help_padlistener_on_122_and_android_7/

    I can still update my PADherder profile for my alt account since I play it on a device with an older version of Android, but I can't update my main account's PADherder profile without opening a major security hole (which I'm unwilling to do) until the issue is resolved.

    I've added a note that my main account's PADherder profile was last updated on 11/2/17. It's an estimate, but given the data I was able to gather from screenshots, I'm confident it's pretty close.

    So yes, I do have Rushana, but she won't show up on my PADherder profile for my main account until this trusted certificate business is sorted out.

    In the meantime, here are my PADherder profile links again:

    Main: https://www.padherder.com/user/Tek7/

    Alt: https://www.padherder.com/user/Tek7.ios/
     
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    I feel this is a fitting thread to cap off the day I officially semi-retire:

     
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    Attempted OSC 17 to burn stamina. Got Set 2 - http://puzzledragonx.com/en/mission.asp?m=3132

    Made it to the final floor (ZeusDra) on the first try and knocked him to ~10% before he OHKO'd me with Heaven Commandment and put up a 7-combo shield. I didn't continue.

    Think I'll give it another try tomorrow.
     
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    Cleared OSC 17 on Tuesday (11/14)!

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    I brought a shield active as an assist then discovered that ZeusDra will void player buffs and OHKO them for their audacity. -_- I decided to spend the stone to continue following this discovery, then proceeded to one-shot ZeusDra with a wisedragon 5x ATK enhance and careful damage control. Not sure I could do it again under the same circumstances, but once is all it took. I cleared the OSC!

    Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the Super-Ultimate Norse Rush. No matter how I try, I haven't been able to burst down Helheim in the turns provided. I even brought 2 dragon killer Tsubakis and later a Diaochan as an assist on BHunter. I made it as far as knocking Helheim to ~30% health, but I wasn't able to finish the job in the 2 remaining turns.

    But as I stated here and elsewhere, I've decided not to fixate on difficult dungeons. I've resolved to play PAD in a way that's fun for me and banging my head against Annihilation-level content and struggling to burst down enemies with effective 9-digit HP just isn't fun.
     
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    I burned about 250 more stamina on Super-Ultimate Norse Rush before finally giving up last night. I might try again later since I slapped a D/L Yomi assist on my second Tsubaki, but it's more likely I'll play Smite with online friends or Metroid: Samus Returns on my 3DS.
     
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    So after over 1300 days logged and 1.7 million MP accumulated, I finally made my first MP purchase tonight.

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    Now I just need 9 tamadras, 5 woodpys, and 10 million XP. I already have a +297 fodder in my box I can use.

    I'll also need to figure out latents.

    But I've finally taken the plunge and bought a MP monster!

    EDIT: I'm really regretting spending those 5 woodpys I had in my box on Rushana now. :/
     
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    Copy/paste with added notes and bold type for my own reference for +egg farming:

    Source: https://www.facebook.com/notes/puzz...ho/hail-to-the-dragon-event/1880046162023967/

    Looks like I need to get my +egg in today and tomorrow if I don't want to farm on the weekend (and I don't).
     
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    Jorm farming build

    Main: ALB / Famiel / Dios / Dios ! Ras / Dios ! Ras

    Alt: ALB / Dios / Dios / Dios ! Azazel / Tengu

    Laser F1, swipe remaining floors
     
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    So what have I been up to since I announced my semi-retirement? Farming less and enjoying the game more!

    Cleared The Queen's Temple of Dance F2 11/23

    Cleared Machine Zeus Descended 11/26

    Cleared Machine Hera Descended 11/26

    Posts incoming for each clear!
     
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    Cleared The Queen's Temple of Dance F2 11/23

    PDX info: http://puzzledragonx.com/en/mission.asp?m=3175

    Team was AOichi / RKushi / RArtemis / RMeimei / FUA Verd ! GR Verd + AOichi

    AOichi was a great fit for the dungeon, even with some bad board changes on F7:

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    Yes, that's 2 consecutive board changes with 7 wood orbs while playing Oichi lead. -_-

    But I pulled through and cleared the dungeon!

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    I took a few shots at F3 with janky teams that shoehorned in 6* subs, but gave up and didn't look back. If it isn't fun, why play?
     
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    Cleared Machine Zeus Descended 11/26

    PDX info: http://puzzledragonx.com/en/mission.asp?m=1973

    Team was Anubis ! Zuoh / Kaede ! Bacches / RMeimei / FUA Verd ! GR Verd / Diaochan ! Raph + Diablos ! Diablos

    Took a few tries, but Anublos is OP and I prevailed.

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    My friend's Diablos had triple machine killers, which helped. :>
     
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    Cleared Machine Hera Descended 11/26

    I ran my standard Amemina team minus the Apolluo assist on LB Paimon: Amemina ! ROrochi / LB Paimon / LB Alcyone ! Ana Valk / RDQXQ ! ADQXQ / FUA Paimon + Amemina

    Cleared it on the first try. Amemina is still OP!

    No screenshot because I wasn't sure I'd landed the killshot until after the fact.
     
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    In other news, I cleared Arena 1 on 11/23 with a split ult Typhon team I threw together:

    Typhon / Anaphon / dark female hunter ! Akechi / Satsuki / Satsuki + Typhon

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    No hard bind clear, no delay, no shield, no utility whatsoever. Still rocked the dungeon. Typhon is a really fun lead.

    I also cleared UEC with Roots this morning (11/29) after a few tries and team building changes.

    Team was Roots / RIndra ! non-Awoken Indra / OdinDra / RDQXQ ! ADQXQ / FUA Paimon ! Apoc + Roots ! Cthugha

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    Super fun to play, but not enough HP to tank DQ Hera's preemptive on F9 without a shield. A dark skyfall TPA nearly led to Z8 taking me out on the second round of dark absorb, but I survived thanks to rainbow latents on Roots and went on to OHKO DKali. I flubbed the board (only 5 natural combos), but 1 skyfall match and Cthugha's active saved my bacon. It still counts! :>

    I'm thinking of taking this team in A1 if the mood ever strikes. Amemina x Arondight is reliable for A1 farming, but wears a little thin after a while.
     

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