The Trials, Travails, and Triumphs of Tek, a sometimes average $87.55 total IAP PAD player

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    DBDC free pulls 4/23

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    Pralinae

    Main

    Rathios #3

    Not really making a strong case to spend stones on this REM, GungHo...
     
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    GachaDra campaign totals so far:

    Mythical: 13 runs, 6 invades

    Master: 11 runs, 6 invades

    Expert: 3 runs, 1 invade
     
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    Bought the 2-stone + 1 DBDC pull pack for $1.99 last night. Updated the thread title.

    Pulled Kiri #3.

    /sigh
     
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    Yay, PAD NA! NeyDra first goal cleared on day 2!

    /cheer

    Pulled Pralinae #2 on my main and Rathios #5 on my alt.

    /cry

    Oh well. A freebie's a freebie. Guess I can start selling Rathios dupes on my alt. Can't imagine a scenario where I'd need more than 4.
     
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    Final count for GachaDra Expert: 20 runs, 6 invades

    And I'm done with the individual goals!

    I might pitch in later this week on farming Mythical if I have the free time, but likely only during hours with boosted invade rates.

    EDIT: Corrected my tally for Expert runs. It took 20 runs to get 6 invades, not 17.
     
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    Correction: The Pralinae I pulled on my main was my first, not a dupe.

    Rathios #5 on my alt still felt like a punch in the gut, though.

    Golds truly are the new silver.
     
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    Yay, REMDra first goal cleared!

    Pulled Lumiel #3 on my main and Hermes #2 on my alt.

    Oddly enough, I'm more excited about Lumiel #3 than Hermes #2. At least Lumiel is one of the best laser button actives in the game. :|
     
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    NeyDra second goal pull results: Main got Lajoa and alt got Pralinae #2.

    Decided to take the plunge and spend 10 saved stones on each account.

    Got Rathios #4 on my main Rathios #6 on my alt.

    ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ノ︵ ┻━┻

    So time to summarize:

    Main
    Rathios #3 - Free pull
    Kiri #3 - $1.99 "2 stones + 1 DBDC pull" bundle
    Pralinae - NeyDra clear 1
    Lajoa - NeyDra clear 2
    Rathios #4 - Saved stones

    Alt
    Pralinae - Free pull
    Rathios #5 - NeyDra clear 1
    Pralinae #2 - NeyDra clear 2
    Rathios #6 - Saved stones

    I think it's fair to say that this event has been a huge disappointment. Nine pulls, ONE crystal egg (and not even the one I was hoping for), and 6/9 dupes.
     
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    Arranging Searching for the finest silk and Cotton!

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    My condolences on rolling 10 Rathios... :(
     
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    Such is PAD life. :(

    I think it's time to take a hint and take that sabbatical I keep saying I'll take. :D

    I figure I can just log in daily for rewards then come back to play when NA gets the evo material stacking update in about 2 months.
     
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    Rathios sings:
    "And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt
    To see me like this, but it gets worse (WAIT A MINUTE)"

    In a moment of weakness/foolishness/idiocy/whatever you'd like to call it, I rolled "one last time" on the DBDC REM.

    Gold eggs.

    Rathios #5 on main and No.6 #2 on alt.

    So let's review.

    Main
    Rathios #3 - Free pull
    Kiri #3 - $1.99 "2 stones + 1 DBDC pull" bundle
    Pralinae - NeyDra clear 1
    Lajoa - NeyDra clear 2
    Rathios #4 - Saved stones
    Rathios #5 - Saved stones

    Alt
    Pralinae - Free pull
    Rathios #5 - NeyDra clear 1
    Pralinae #2 - NeyDra clear 2
    Rathios #6 - Saved stones
    No.6 #2 - Saved stones

    So I've spent weeks carefully rebuilding my stockpile of stones on my main account after chasing Facet in the VDay REM (and, if you'll remember, not getting her on my main account, which has TWO Scheats, but instead getting her on my account with ZERO Scheats), only to flush TWENTY stones on Rathios #4 and #5.

    "Well, maybe I'll pull something worthwhile after NA cleared the second REMDra goal."

    Kopis #2 on my main and Cerberus Rider #2 on my alt.

    -_-

    So in total, that's 12/15 dupes across 2 accounts.

    I got NOTHING new for spending FORTY stones.

    And ONE out of ELEVEN DBDC REM pulls was a crystal egg.

    And it gets worse.

    So I decided to co-op GachaDra Mythical with BHunter teams using my main and my daughter's accounts. Invade on the first run during boosted rates. Okay, that's cool.

    Here are her DBDC results:

    Enra - Free pull
    Kulia - NeyDra clear 1
    Weld - NeyDra clear 2
    No.6 - Saved stones

    2/4 crystal eggs. And a Weld on an account THAT DOESN'T HAVE TWO SCHEATS. And an Enra on an account THAT ISN'T MY ALT.

    Okay, fine, I can take a hint. I get it. I need to take a break from the game.

    The NeyDra and REMDra campaigns are over. I'll probably button farm Dragon Forest Int for the skill-ups for a few remaining cards (No.6 #2 and Pralinae #2 on my alt and Lajoa, MY ONE CRYSTAL EGG OUT OF ELEVEN PULLS, on my main).

    Once that's done, I need a break. I'm starting to intensely dislike this game again.

    Though I'm not sure I can pass up an evolved RagDra from the May monthly quest.

    :/
     
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    So after reading more propaganda and chatting with @Kreisler, I'm leaning toward buying Cotton on both my accounts.

    But even if I do buy her, I'm struggling to decide which evo I'd choose.

    I have Blonia on my main, but I already have Ryune for FUA. My current Blonia team is: Blonia / AAndro ! Carat / Orochi ! non-Awoken Orochi / Ryune ! LR Roots / Anaphon

    (I have LR Roots on my Ryune team because she's my FUA for my Rikku team.)

    Points in favor of BCotton:

    Better FUA option for Rikku team
    Would allow me to put a better assist on Ryune for my Blonia team
    Most HP of any Cotton evo

    Points against BCotton:

    Second lowest ATK of any Cotton evo
    Hexazion is coming to NA eventually (Hexazion can cover blue for Rikku teams and provide some much-needed HP)
    Orochi has significantly more HP, so I'd likely run Orochi to cover blue in dungeons without resolve floors


    Points in favor of GCotton:

    Could make a great replacement for Verd on my Anublos team (Anubis / OdinDra / Cronus / Tardis / Verd + Diablos)
    Balanced typing to take any killer latents

    Points against GCotton:

    Would make me even sadder that I don't have Gronia :(
    Unlikely to see play on rainbow teams thanks to OdinDra
    I'm not really wild about 7x6 gameplay (which takes some of the steam out of my Anublos sub point listed above)


    Points in favor of RCotton:

    Highest ATK of any Cotton evo
    Would make a great Enra sub
    Attacker typing for L/B Raijin teams

    Points against RCotton:

    Would see much if any play on rainbow teams since Enra brings triple 7c awakenings
    I don't play Enra that often (she hits like a truck but I had my fill of HP conditional leads with LMeta and GZL earlier in my PAD career)


    Points in favor of LCotton:

    I got nothin'.


    Points in favor of DCotton:

    Would make a decent Typhon sub (great active, but no TPA)
    Would make a great combo Fenrir sub
    Could actually use her active (unlike BCotton on Rikku)

    Points against DCotton:

    I don't play Fenrir or Typhon that much


    And that's just the analysis for my main account. :/

    For my alt, blue coverage on Rikku isn't as much of an issue because I run Orochi for HP and Navi for a board change. I run Saria with a chocolate box assist for FUA, which sounds like a poverty sub but actually has great stats thanks to the assist bonus stats (6447 / 2040 / 774).

    BCotton would likely still be the best option because of HP for my Rikku team (I still have full color coverage if I swap Saria for BCotton) and she'd be a fantastic sub for my BHunter team (yes, BHunter is still a thing!). BCotton could replace Hermes for a team of: BHunter / Mel / BCotton / AAndro / Skuld

    GCotton would be fantastic for Tardis and Bastet teams, though.

    I guess LCotton would make a great NY Yomi sub?

    /shrug

    And then, even after the decisions are made, there's the matter of actually evolving Cotton on 2 accounts. X|
     
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    Pulled Sherospada from one of the PEMDra clear reward machines on my alt.

    And it's the best pull I've had during this event. (Pulling Sherospada will save me the hassle of building one for RagDra next month.)

    ...I wish I was kidding. :/
     
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    Got Sonia Gran built on both accounts.

    Pulled the Toy Dragon Egg Machine from 3/16, didn't get the blue for either, but put what I did get up for trade for the blue toy dragon on both accounts.

    I haven't purchased Cotton yet, but I've started collecting her evo materials.

    The truly obnoxious part is going to be evolving Gran Reverse on both accounts. :|
     
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    Since the 6-stone 6* REM was just announced for Monday (4/30), I think I'll gather all the materials minus the toy dragon, roll several times in the (admittedly overly optimistic) hopes of pulling Gronia on at least one account, then likely end up weeping quietly and building BCotton.
     
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    I'M READY

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    EDIT: And I'm also ready to pull a Gronia on Monday.

    [​IMG]
     
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    So hyped about my 6-stone 6* REM pulls!

    The best part? I PULLED GRONIA

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    I haven't been this hyped about a pull since Verdandi, I think.

    Here's the full set of 10 pulls:

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    And here's me clearing Endless with my newly assembled Gronia team:

    [​IMG]

    <3
     
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    4/30 6-stone 6* REM pulls

    Main


    Apollo #2
    Napoleon #2
    Claiomh Solais
    DValk
    Fenrir Viz
    Ma Chao
    Rodin
    Eschamali
    GRONIA!!! :D
    Krishna #2


    Alt

    Nohime #2
    Brigid
    Gremory #2
    Castor
    Ilm
    Nohime #3
    Nene
    RGY #2
    Ra
    Krishna #2
    Nene #2
    Ilm #2
    Sarasvati #2
    Inahime
    Cronus
    Sima Yi


    And now I'm down to 9 stones on my main and 6 on my alt.

    But wow, what a haul!
     
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    Ele on the plus egg hunt

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    Congrats on Gronia! She's awesome.
     
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    Thanks!

    I'm thinking about taking her in to try to tackle Kurogane today since it's one of the very few dungeons I haven't cleared yet (AA and Colo are also on that short list).

    But the boss floor of that dungeon is horrid (damage void AND combo shield? EVIL), so maybe I should pick something more reasonable first.
     

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