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

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    Finished max-skilling my Despharion today.

    By the way, I made a Despharion.
     
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    VDay REM results 3/26 copypasta

     
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    Arranging Searching for the finest silk and Cotton!

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    Congratulations on pulling VNey :D Her awakenings will surely be useful :p
     
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    Thanks!

    She's not as practical as a Fujin but she hits like a truck!
     
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    Just spent 10 stones per account to make space for all the February quest rewards.

    And I'll still be over capacity on my main after I run the jewel rush.

    :/

    The wait for the evo mat stacking update is painful.
     
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    This is why I wanted to pull Facet on my main.

    [​IMG]
     
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    In other news, I'm glad I rolled Carat from the VDay collab:

    [​IMG]

    104 million on Enra!
     
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    3/31 fest pulls

    Main

    Creuse (free)

    Alt
    Ars Nova #3 (free)
    Chiyome

    Could have been worse, I guess?

    Made it to the next to last floor of Kurogane Maru with an Anubis x Diablos team on the first try.

    /flex

    Going to see how things go with a Rikku team next.
     
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    Cleared April C9 on 4/5.

    Cleared April C10 on 4/6.

    Cleared OSC 3 on both accounts 4/6.

    Clearing C9 was one of the worst experiences I have ever had in PAD.

    I made several attempts with Rikku in co-op with my main and alt accounts, but I kept choking the killshot. On at least one occasion, I had a 6x5 board that only allowed 7 combos.

    I was preparing to clear C9 with Tachibana x Sakuya with my main and alt accounts when I accidentally let the screen on my main phone turn off and it disconnected the session. I ended up stoning 3 times to clear C9 after and that was after spending 1 stone on a stamina refresh. One of those continues gave me a 7x6 board with only 2 blue orbs (that's 42 orbs with only TWO blue orbs) and no chance of activating either LS.

    I then cleared C9 solo with Anubis x Diablos on my main. I only stoned once to continue, but I had already spent a stone on a stamina refresh.

    Total damage: 4 stones on my alt, 2 stones on my main.

    EDIT: And here's a screenshot of my C9 solo clear on my main!

    [​IMG]

    Cronus is a beast.

    So after I suffered through all that, I discovered there's a C9 build for RLB on the Wood Row Farming Discord.

    /facepalm

    I wish I'd looked sooner and saved myself hours of frustration.

    C10 was a cakewalk with RLB teams.

    I cleared OSC 3 on my alt on the first try, easy peasy.

    I made silly mistakes on my main, though, so it took me 3 attempts. But I still zero-stoned it in the end. Cleared it with Tardis teams on both accounts.

    In other news, I max-skilled all 5* VDay REM pulls I intended to max-skill (2/3 Sakuyas, 3/4 Hakus, Karin, and Leilan on my main; Karin, Meimei, 2/2 Leilans on my alt). I also used pys to max-skill 1 Carat on each account. I max-skilled VNey before I focused on my 5* and 6* pulls.

    And that sums up my recent PAD activity!
     
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    I can't remember if I ever made another attempt at Kurogane Maru. The drop would be little more than a trophy, so I decided to wait until it comes back around.

    In completely unrelated news, Typhon is a really fun lead.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Failed Kurogane 5 times so far today: 3 with Anubis x Diablos teams in solo and twice with Rikku teams in co-op with my alt.

    I think I might just wait until I pull a stronger 7x6 lead and take another crack at it again in the future.

    This isn't fun and I have other games to play.
     
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    I made several more attempts to clear Kurogane yesterday and this as far as I was able to get:

    [​IMG]

    I think if I had swapped the Apolluo (light wisedragon) assist for Carat on my main account's team, I might have been able to clear it.
     
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    4/14 fest rolls

    Main
    Laila #2

    Alt
    FA Luci #2
    Gremory
    Alfecca (a.k.a. Mega Man elephant)

    It was cool to pull Gremory, I guess? She'll make a great sub for that strong dark lead that doesn't exist yet. And I hear she's a strong lead, but I don't know if I can bring myself to go back to heart-cross after spending so much time running a Myr team.
     
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    Good evening, all!

    I have a number of monsters that have ults available but, for various reasons, I haven't evolved yet.

    Here's the list!

    Main

    Acubens

    vs.

    Aten

    vs.

    Raijin

    vs.


    Alt

    Australis

    vs.

    Aten

    vs.

    Fenrir

    vs.

    Eschamali

    vs.

    Gremory

    vs.


    Thoughts?
     
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    Heroine REM results 4/16

    Main
    Runelis (free)

    Alt
    Mel (free)
    Kuvia

    That's likely all I'll pull, no matter how tempted I am to throw stones at Heroine in hopes of snagging Uruka on my main.

    Runelis is just another jab in the ribs to remind me that I don't have Gronia on my main. I have no idea where else I would run Runelis.

    A dupe Mel on my alt is fine since her active could come in handy for farming builds.

    Kuvia is new, but I don't think I have a place for a red TPA card on my alt. But hey, at least it's not another dupe.

    Not sure I'd call the results disappointing since 2/3 pulls were free, but can't help but wish I'd pulled Ilmina or Uruka.

    /shrug
     
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    Re-reading @YamaKyu's Let's talk awoken constellation and pairings thread and thinking about trying the following pairings with my still WIP ASpica and ACastor:

    ASpica x RKushi

    ACastor x Nergigante

    As mentioned in my previous post, I have an Escha on my alt account that I haven't evolved yet. Since I already have DKali in 7c ult form, I'm tempted to go the 5o1e route with my Escha and pair with ACastor. I learned to love 5o1e while playing my dark female hunter teams, so ACastor x OE Escha could be fun, too. Too bad about that typing restriction on Escha's LS, though.

    I just can't bring myself to convert my Antares from R/G to Awoken yet (or possibly ever).

    I know that Awoken Constellation opens up pairings for cross leads, but I just haven't been feeling the cross meta since my time running Myr teams. I've had the makings of killer Shazel / Rushana ! Li shenanigan teams and I just haven't bothered outside testing in Endless. Rikku, Bastet, and Roots brought me back to my love of rainbow and combo play on 6x5 boards and I'm finding other modes just aren't as fun for me.

    Nevertheless, 7x6 is here to stay, so it's time to git gud!

    EDIT: ASpica x Balthier looks like it could be fun, too. Time to check my list of 290+ friends for an off-meta lead, understanding the odds are low of finding any Balthiers. :/

    EDIT#2: Nope, not a single Balthier on my friends list. :(
     
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    YamaKyu Karin Kanzuki was a mistake. And I love it ♥

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    Man, I feel your pain, getting off-meta leads is surprisingly hard :')
    Back then I had reasonable success giving PADx's friend finder to get some off-meta leads, you might want to try it out. No idea if it's still as full of people as it was before PADx's hiatus though
     
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    L/B Raijin x Yuna propaganda

    [​IMG]
     
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    When I first pulled VNey, I thought, "Okay, this is cool, but what am I going to do with her?"

    And here's my answer.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Spent $1.99 on the Heroine REM + 2 stone bundle.

    Got Sheena #3.

    :/

    Updated thread title.
     
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