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

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    Somehow I missed that until @wilk pointed it out.

    Wow, that's...deflating. I mean, what's the point unless they take up less box space? Saving maybe a second or two scrolling through your box?

    I think all my hype for this news set just died. Everything else--even a +egg bank--pales in comparison to stacking evo mats.

    /sadtrombone
     
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    Okay, so we're not certain whether evo mat stacking will apply to box space or not:

    Source: https://pad.protic.site/2018/02/20/6-year-anniversary-official-stream-news-compilation/
     
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    The same article was updated after my previous post with the following note:

    HUZZAH! This may be the greatest QoL improvement in PAD ever.
     
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    Super awakening RNG has not been kind to me so far.

    Main

    Rikku - L-unlock
    OdinDra - Physical killer

    Alt

    NY Yomi - Immobility (tape) resist
    OdinDra - TPA

    Can't be too upset about the OdinDra TPA on my alt since I run him on my Tardis team, but immobility resist on NY Yomi felt like a punch in the gut. There go 297 +eggs I'll never see again.

    Considering trying for VDP (void damage protection) on Artemis, Apollo, and Persephone on my main, but ouch, that would be a truckload of +eggs.

    I think I'm better off following the suggestion I posted elsewhere on the forums and just wait for GungHo to lower the cost of super awakes.
     
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    Rapid-fire updates:

    Cleared the Cosmo Crusader and Agni 1/2/3-sub challenges, but they were awful. Agni in particular made me want to retire from PAD.

    Cleared Legato with Rikku teams in self-coop, though I had to stone once for the clear. Reclaimed the stone on my main and gained a stone on my alt and picked up Legato as a trophy, so it was worth it.

    After struggling with Agni 1-sub challenge and Legato, I decided that I will no longer play difficult dungeons while I'm at home and my kids are still awake. Farming and easy dungeons are allowed, but not content where there's a good chance I'll need multiple attempts to clear it.

    Pulled in today's fest in the vain hopes of getting a Fujin. Didn't get a Fujin. Will share results in next post.
     
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    2/28/18 fest results

    Main

    Nerva
    Tethys
    Napoleon
    Sun Quan #2
    Scheat #2
    Hatsume



    Alt

    Robin Hood
    Shotel
    Fuma
    Arondight #2
    Goetia #2
    Akechi #3



    Disappointing overall, but not terrible.

    Glad to finally have a red burst on my main as I was thinking of throwing +eggs on Enra subs and taking another shot at running an Enra team.

    Now that I have a second card with void attribute absorb on my main, I'm tempted to evolve my Cronus and start running him on my Tardis team in place of Meimei. I need to take a closer look at Tethys before deciding. I have Blonia on my main, so I'll probably theorycraft a team for Awoken Blonia some time before she arrives in NA.

    Not seeing anything in the list of today's pulls that would draw me back in to the game. I can take my time evolving what I pulled today as nothing is a game-changer.

    #StillNoFujin
     
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    I spent 30 stones on each account on Wednesday (2/28).

    Today (3/2) we found out that FMA collab is coming to NA on Monday (3/5).

    /fliptable
     
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    So I decided to evolve my Cronus.

    I think I made the right call.

    [​IMG]

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    No burst active on that last screenshot. Just a Zuoh board and 10+ combos for full activation.

    Pew pew.

    I went ahead and moved my Ishida assist from Oichi to Cronus because the no skyfall portion of his active skill can be rough on a 6x5 board.
     
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    On second thought, I think I'll skip rolling FMA as it's horribly top-heavy and I want to save stones for Valentines REM (especially since I still have yet to roll a single gemstone on either account with over 1400 days played on my main and 1200 days on my alt).

    Reading Mantastic's review on the FMA collab helped cleared my heard of the Edward hype and remember that this is yet another "whale hard or go home" REM.
     
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    FMA collab REM results 3/5

    Main

    Scar (free)
    Armstrong

    Alt
    Ling (free)
    Riza

    Can't even be too salty since Riza's active is super-niche but could be super-helpful in the right context. Same for Ling. Not too happy I spent 5 stones on Armstrong, though.

    From here on, I'm hoarding stones for Valentines and DBDC.
     
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    Copypasta!
     
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    Cleared C10. Stoned 3 times. IIRC, all 3 times were on MAthena. All 3 could have been prevented if I had a Fujin active up in time. (Seriously, over 2600 days combined across 2 accounts and not a single Fujin active yet?)

    I brought wood PreDra on my alt, but I should have brought it on my main since that's where my burst damage was. When I did pop wood PreDra on my alt, I couldn't do enough damage to OHKO MAthena. I had used my one pass from my alt to my main earlier in the dungeon to survive, so I couldn't use it to pop wood PreDra and pass to my main.

    /sadtrombone

    I don't doubt I could have zero-stoned the dungeon with a few more tries, but I just want this month's challenges over with. Monthly quests are a chore.

    Teams were:

    Main: Rikku / Enra ! Ace Horus / Ryune ! Roots / OdinDra / RagDra ! Raijin

    Alt: Rikuu / No.6 ! rainbow hunter / Orochi / OdinDra / wood PreDra

    Now on to Blue Cheese for C9.
     
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    C9 cleared!

    MARCH QUESTS CLEARED!

    This pleasant feeling I'm experiencing is more like having completed a bothersome chore than having accomplished something difficult, though. This may indeed be my last set of monthly quests to complete.

    C9 cleared with the following teams:

    Main: Kiri ! Hades / Whaledor ! Van Crow / Zera / Verse / Bride Ruka

    Alt: Kiri (with 5 SDR) / Hathor / Zera / Verse / Mito ! non-Awoken Ama

    It was painfully slow, but it's done!
     
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    Posting the +30 descends schedule on the off chance I decide to farm more +eggs. :|

     
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    Stone count 3/14

    Main: 67

    Alt: 87

    EDIT: Current ranking in Indigo tournament dungeon 3/14

    Main: 7.0%

    Alt: 8.4%
     
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    So leading with Scheat was more fun than I expected.

    [​IMG]

    Pew pew.

    Muse assist on RSQ + 3 water TPA matches = massive damage.
     
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    Hit rank 500 on my alt!

    EXCITEMENT

    Pulled Nobunaga #3 for my rank 500 Memorial Egg Machine.

    ‎(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻
     
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    Volsung Farming with Verse: Janky Edition

    Main: Verse / Raph / Shazel / Rodin / Kiri

    Alt: Verse / Anji / Acala / Kiri / Ling (FMA collab)

    Here's the template in case anyone wants to build similar teams:

    Main: Verse / 100% shield + heal / devil killer sub / poison / Kiri

    Alt: Verse / defense break + laser / +combo active / Kiri / flex (100% shield, light orb maker for TPAs, etc.)

    Both of my available +2 combo actives (Khepri and Khapwan from the KOF collab) are on my main, so I subbed in Acala for insurance against the combo shield on Volsung's first form.

    I chose Ling for my flex spot since he brings a 1-turn 100% shield, which gives me a chance to heal then hit back on the next turn. I'll probably swap him for Mito with a non-Awoken Ama assist for the 100% heal.

    Here's the plan:

    F1 (A): Kill with whatever
    F2 (B): Kill with whatever
    F3 (A): Kill dragon with blue
    F4 (B): Kill with whatever
    F5 (A): Raph, swipe
    F5 (B): Kill with whatever
    F6 (A): Kill dragon with blue
    F7 (B): Anji
    F8 (B): Ping
    F9 (A): Kill devil with green
    F10 (B): +combo active, match 4c
    F11 (A): Poison, Kiri, kill dragon with blue
     
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