The Trials, Travails, and Triumphs of Tek, a sometimes average $79.60 total IAP PAD player

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    Made it back to 7 stones on each account, but resolved not to pull again.

    Then my daughter decides to do ONE last pull (her fourth during the super fest) on her account...

    ...and out rolls Zela.

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    So in 2 moments of weakness, I decided to pull ONE last time on each of my accounts.

    Gremory #4 on my alt. Apollo #3 on my main.

    ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ノ︵ ┻━┻

    This is my punishment for deciding to go all-in on super fest.

    Currently sitting at 1 stone on each account after finally clearing October C1-C3.

    Looks like I'll be skipping Halloween REM (which I would have skipped anyway; seasonal collabs are for whales), DBDC (no great loss; given my REM fortune lately, I'd be much more likely to pull dupes of what I already have rather than the new cards), and Heroine (ditto comments on DBDC).

    I just hope I've amassed a few stash of stones by the time Monster Hunter returns for some of those sweet, sweet equip assists.

    This super fest has brutally murdered any hype I might have had for future super fests. 140 stones (22 pulls, including 2 free pulls) flushed down the drain, 77% dupes (17/22), and I can't imagine being more disappointed with the results.
     
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    Halloween REM pulls 10/22

    Main

    HAlraune (free)
    HVamp ($0.99 bundle)

    Alt
    HUndine (free)

    How on earth are HAlraune and HVamp crystal eggs? :|
     
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    Current XM ranking dungeon standings 10/23

    Main: 30.8% with 116,904 points

    Alt: 44.7% with 96,958 points
     
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    Do I want to suffer through clearing what's left of October quests (C8, C9, C10, Moby Dick, and Hexazeon) for a rainbow medal and a Beach Valk?

    :thinking:
     
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    Cleared Moby Dick with Tardis and cleared C10 with Rikuu.

    That just leaves C8, C9, and Hexazeon. I've cleared Hexa before, but it was a struggle. I've heard C8 is painful. The boss floor of C9 looks rough, considering I want to clear it in co-op and I struggle to carry my alt through dungeons with damage void bosses.
     
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    Cleared C9 with Revo Belial in co-op!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Cleared C8!

    [​IMG]

    Now all that's left is to clear Hexazeon. Again.

    /sigh

    I was hoping I'd never have to play that horrid dungeon again. Guess it's time to look through my notes for the previous clears.

    EDIT: Turns out I didn't take very good notes for my first clears of Hexa. :/

    Maybe it's just as well? Perhaps this will be a good opportunity to test out some VDP-focused team options in co-op...
     
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    Today was not a good PAD day.

    I spent somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes grinding Hexazeon down only to get KO'd about 30-40 turns in to the fight with Belial teams in co-op.

    On a different run, I failed to KO Defoud with Kaede teams before he KO'd me. I cleared Defoud on the next attempt, then realized the guide I was using included a SFUA sub that I didn't have (not a FUA sub; I have a few of those) on a floor with resolve. So there went hopes of clearing it with Kaede.

    I flushed my last 3 stones on my main account on continues against Hexazeon with BHunter teams in co-op and still failed to defeat him.

    I ran Experience of a Lifetime on my main for the stamina refresh then proceeded to get KO'd on the boss floor TWICE with my DMeta team solo.

    Eventually, I FINALLY cleared Hexazeon with BHunter teams in co-op. I stoned once to continue on the boss floor, then popped actives and ended the nightmare.

    [​IMG]

    Teams were:

    Main: BHunter ! Shew (orb refresh) / Mel ! chocolate box / Blonia / Kiri / Gabriel

    Alt: BHunter ! Botan (+2 combo) / Mel ! chocolate box / Skuld / Gabriel / Kiri

    I would definitely make modifications to the team if I ever had reason to play this dumpster fire of a dungeon again.

    Today's experiences were, frankly, terrible. And largely my own fault.

    So I'm instituting a new rule for myself: I will not play difficult content (Annihilation-level dungeons or challenges that I can't clear with a farm team) while I'm at home with my kids and they're awake. I wasted hours of a beautiful fall day banging my head against Hexazeon and it has me questioning whether I should continue playing PAD at all.
     
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    So I spent a lot of stamina to max-skill Dagda on my alt using the skill-up dungeons...

    ...and discovered today that I had forgotten that I have Aife on my alt.

    :/

    So now I have to decide between spending nearly a day's worth of stamina to max-skill Aife or spending pys. I guess I'll see how close I get to a stamina refresh after running Experience of a Lifetime on my alt...
     
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    Cleared Myne Descended on Annihilation on the third try with Rikuu teams.

    Main: Rikuu ! A.Nohime / Enra ! R.Horus / OdinDra / Shazel ! Jize / Hexa ! Roots

    Alt: Rikuu ! VCarat / R.Orochi / OdinDra / Saria ! chocolate box / Navi ! A.Keiji

    Then I saw Myne's LS. Wow!

    Then I saw her evo materials.

    Ew. Valten?

    WHOMP WHOMP WHOOOOMP
     
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    Free witch pulls 10/31

    Main
    Reeche

    Alt
    Zela

    VERY excited to pull Reeche on my main. Decided to try out her base form and ended up clearing Endless with Reeche / Scheat / A.Andro / Orochi / A.Tethys.

    [​IMG]

    Base form Reeche is fun, but I'll probably evolve her and figure out a rainbow team soon.

    Also hyped to pull Zela on my main since she pairs so well with Mega Sylvie. Now I can run green row teams in co-op (I mean, aside from my Kaede swipe teams; those don't count :))!
     
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    Voice fest pulls 10/31

    Main
    Keiji (new!)

    Alt
    Ishida (new!) (free)
    Escha #2
    Spica #4
    Castor #2

    3/3 dupes from non-free pulls. WHOMP WHOMP WHOOOMP

    Dupe Escha is fine since she has 2 forms and both are solid subs. Not excited to pull a fourth Spica, but none of my other 3 were in Awoken form. Spending 10 stones to get a dupe Castor felt like a punch in the gut since I'd already gone through the hassle of evolving my first one to Awoken form.

    Not planning to spend stones on voice fest on my main.
     
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    Today is like the day after Christmas for PAD players.
     
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    Posting the +30 descends schedule for my own reference:

    I plan to use all available stamina to farm pluses tomorrow and Saturday, but Sunday's a bust because of Sandalphon's "no dupes" restriction.
     
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    Source: https://www.puzzleanddragons.us/single-post/2018/10/30/10-Magic-Stones-Voice-Godfest-Descends

    Maaan I wish I had read that before I spent pys to skill up my Reeche on my main and my Zela on my alt. :(
     
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    Pulled twice more on my alt.

    Ame
    Kaede #3

    Oy vey. 4/5 dupes and Ame is my one new card. :/
     
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    Pulled once on my main, hoping to at least score some trade fodder for a potential trade for Ed when FMA collab returns.

    Pulled Sun Quan #3.

    :/

    When is my REM fortune going to turn around?
     
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    Posting the trade fodder for Ed for my own reference:

    [​IMG]

    I don't think I have enough dupes on my main to make it happen, but maybe on my alt?

    Blodin #2
    Escha #2
    Gremory #3
    Gremory #4

    I hesitate to let go of Escha #2, though.

    Maybe I'll have more trade fodder on my alt before FMA returns to NA?

    Or maybe my REM fortune will turn around and pull Ed from the free roll or $0.99 bundle? :D

    ...A man can dream, yo. A man can dream.
     
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    The queen is dead.

    Long live the queen.

    [​IMG]

    Team is Reeche / RagDra / GCotton ! chocolate box / Endra ! A.Horus / Hexa ! Roots / Reeche
     

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