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Title: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on February 19, 2020, 10:57:01 AM
New thread for new forum.

Knives Out for Ryougi! NA's currently going through the Kara no Kyoukai rerun. I've no idea what's going on in JP World other than that neon multicolored girl being introduced (and somehow getting less than less interesting the more she ascends).


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Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on February 19, 2020, 11:29:01 AM
Currently blazing through KnK at light speed myself, in an effort to hurry and max ascend Shiki. Wasteful on the apples? Heck yeah it is, but along with nobubu she's another of my favorites, so you gotta do what you gotta do

Sitting on 53/100 missions but I have to bully medusa 12 more times before I can make any more real progress, oof

Good luck any friends who are still trying to roll for Void or Fujino - my resources have been emptied and I had no luck with em.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on February 19, 2020, 12:24:03 PM
I don't have especially strong feelings for KnK, but Asagami is sufficiently novel that I broke down and dipped into my leftover paid SQ* to do a second 10-pull. Got four event CEs (including a second Handsome Gentleman), but no Servant luck. :(

*I still have 18 left over and they are completely untouchable at this point because the math now works out perfectly wrt future GSSRs

Fake Edit:

I have to bully medusa 12 more times

Given the plot of the event, I wonder what it says about the Gorgon sisters that Stheno and Medusa are residents of the apartment but Euryale isn't.

Real Edit: Whoops I brought Nitocris to the Old Incinerator quest and completly ruined Ryougi's chance to show off <_<
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on February 19, 2020, 07:45:39 PM
US Friend ID: 084,898,611

If I get enough for another 10-roll, I'll roll again for her.  Otherwise it's time to stockpile for Summer and Skadi.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kasu on February 20, 2020, 01:44:48 AM
Still trying to stockpile quartz for this year's new Summer event in my everlasting quest to get a damn Foreigner-class servant. Alas, I also feel obligated to pull one ten-roll on each new banner if it's event/new story chapter-related, so it's kinda slow-going at the moment.

That said, I fell in love with the animation in Fujino's NP, so I've been throwing tickets at the event banner, though I haven't gotten her so far and I doubt I will at all. At the very least I've come away with some more event CEs, so I'm not too disappointed.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kiro on February 20, 2020, 08:30:32 AM
So...

Late last night, I was doing impulse single rolls since the Fujino banner dropped. Decided to do one for the MHXA banner. Got MHXA. Max leveled her, skilled her up a bit, turned the phone off, fell asleep. Busy day at work today, 5:00 PM arrives and I think, there was something neat that happened in FGO, but can't quite remember. Suddenly remember MHXA pull. Was thinking, wonder if it is worth posting somewhere that "I forgot I got a new 5* servant for 18 hours". Go visit MotK...

My heart dropped so much about TSO.

MHXA is now someone I'll associate with TSO. I guess you can't go too wrong with a moe sweets-loving Sith Lord with a Darth Maul extra attack. I'll keep you in my All slot for a good long while. Thank you for all that you've done and all that you continue to do.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Neovereign on February 20, 2020, 08:04:58 PM
US: 977,295,156

Started this new years. Seems like if you aren't particularly lucky, early game really slams you.
Also dislike d'Eon quite a bit thanks to them ruining my first 4 star spot.

Haven't been in long enough to desire favorites or save up for someone I like. I just want good servants right now. Beggars can't be choosers yet. Aside from Gorgon from the 4 star select. She's always been useful and a clutch since obtaining her.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on February 20, 2020, 11:38:35 PM
Yeah Deon unfortunately sucks. I got Stheno as my starter character and she didn't do me any favors.

For what it's worth, you're going to be a lot better off leveling common units that you can actually max ascend than rarer units that you don't have materials for. Almost all common units are pretty viable, and especially high-priority commons include Hans, Euryale, Arash, and possibly Medea who are all particularly excellent and will be essential for the entire duration of the game.

What singularity are you on?
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Neovereign on February 21, 2020, 12:12:32 AM
Just finished London before this event started. So I'm at the Fifth now.

I think I have a good enough crew to start getting through game more comfortably. Though, some slots for a 2nd of the same class aren't as great. Like Assassin... used to be, until this event.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on February 21, 2020, 02:02:06 AM
Just finished London before this event started. So I'm at the Fifth now.

I think I have a good enough crew to start getting through game more comfortably. Though, some slots for a 2nd of the same class aren't as great. Like Assassin... used to be, until this event.

Oh, it starts to get mean at the Sixth.  If you have her, you may want to focus on bulking up Euryale by then.

- - - - -

It feels like the CE battle drop rate is higher than normal.  I've just landed my 2nd Summer Premonition via battle drop, and I've also got one each of Chorus and Threefold Barrier the same way too.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Tashi on February 21, 2020, 03:47:33 AM
NA: 744,042,212

Been playing for 3 years at NA. Not exactly at launch, but pretty close to it
Therefore, the salt experience in my entire being is high
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on February 21, 2020, 04:16:36 AM
Just finished London before this event started. So I'm at the Fifth now.

I think I have a good enough crew to start getting through game more comfortably. Though, some slots for a 2nd of the same class aren't as great. Like Assassin... used to be, until this event.

Ah gotcha, I got stuck on the early demon pillars so if you can handle those then you're doing pretty decent. Although I didn't understand how to use Mystic Codes until waaaay late in the game (I thought they used command seals for some reason) which hurt.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on February 21, 2020, 07:33:33 AM
ostrawberries we're at 9M Downloads already... 3 SQ from Master Missions, more tix, half AP EoR story quests, and SE.RA.PH release Servants (minus Melt) in the rate-up.

On the one hand, we're gonna just barely whiff getting those tickets for MAGARE; on the other hand, we're at least getting the March monthly tickets if you want them for her.

This is also your reminder to head back to the Hanging Gardens to redeem your extra Flavor Boosts, Lock-On Chocolates, and Surprise Chocolates. I only just remembered myself....
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on February 21, 2020, 07:50:07 AM
I think there may still be a chance to use those tickets on the KnK banners, but that depends entirely on if I misunderstood the news or not.

The first reward is written to be your first login after 2020-02-24 20:00 PST. Then, so long as I'm not goofing something, the seventh available reward should be 2020-03-01 20:00 PST, right?

Void and MAGARE are lasting until 03-02 20:00 PST so we should have *just one* day to try our luck.

Well, in either case, I hope that's how it works out, but even if not, it's about time we start getting 3 SQ from weeklies. That'll be great stuff.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on February 21, 2020, 01:43:12 PM
I got Stheno as my starter character and she didn't do me any favors.

I will not tolerate such blasphemy in my house
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on February 21, 2020, 02:50:33 PM
Stheno is a horrible starter character. She should not be on the starter list and neither should Deon. But she is in the Shuten Club of 40% Shuten charismas so that's a big plus. A big plus that deeeefinitely is not of any use to new players.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on February 21, 2020, 03:09:59 PM
Stheno is the best starter character because it is very important that new players know their place in the Fate world (below Stheno).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on February 21, 2020, 06:32:09 PM
It is very important that new players know their place in the Fate world (below Shuten's arm candy).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on February 22, 2020, 02:45:49 AM
Funnily enough, d'Eon does get booted from the starter set later on; they get yeeted by Suzuka.

I do agree having a heavy tank in the starter set when you start with one is awkward as hell.


I just realized they made one of the cards in the Rank Up banner a question mark to hide the fact that two Alter Egos are getting buffs.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on February 22, 2020, 04:42:42 AM
Welp, today is officially the first time I've actually witnesses the "silver card turning gold" thing myself. I always knew about it, but I didn't know what it looks like.

Silver card stopped spinning, then started sparking with gold electricity sparks, and the card transformed into... NP2 Francis Drake :V

I really wish it were Shiki but I'm not even mad. Drake has been so useful, and also is one of my 5 or so bond 10 servants right now. I'd say she deserves the upgrade.

(also my very 2nd NP2 SSR?? that's neat)

ed: spleling
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on February 22, 2020, 05:35:14 AM
Funnily enough, d'Eon does get booted from the starter set later on; they get yeeted by Suzuka.

I do agree having a heavy tank in the starter set when you start with one is awkward as hell.


I just realized they made one of the cards in the Rank Up banner a question mark to hide the fact that two Alter Egos are getting buffs.

Ooooh, is this when Lip and Melt get buffed? I like both of their buffs quite a lot on paper, so looking forward to it.

As far as tanks go, Mash is so busted that I've never felt like leveling up George or Leonidas was a priority at all. They both look pretty great, but Mash is stone-cold degenerate and I can't really envision needing two tanks at once. I imagine poor Deon falls into that category as well, they're arguably not better than George or Leonidas (although they do fill a pretty different role admittedly) and they're much harder to level. A substantial rework would be nice...
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on February 22, 2020, 05:50:02 AM
In regard to tanks, I usually find myself using George or d'Eon when I specifically want a sacrificial tank. The 3-turn taunt helps them to soak some damage and then promptly die and get out of the way so my other units can do their thing. And you can use their guts or evade to manipulate how many turns you allow them to survive before heading out, so that's kind of cool.

For actual full-on tanking though? Honestly just Mash or Jeanne is who I go to for that kind of thing...

Sadly d'Eon's actual tanking ability is locked behind being a high ascension, when you've likely advanced far enough that Mash will cover most of your tanking needs, so s/he's just in a really awkward spot.

Although I've had d'Eon for quite a long time (picked with my very first 4-star ticket - a ticket I sometimes wish had gone to Salter, or getting Helena ealier) I think I can count on one hand the number of times I've *needed* them.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on February 22, 2020, 06:32:00 AM
Ooooh, is this when Lip and Melt get buffed? I like both of their buffs quite a lot on paper, so looking forward to it.
Sorry, it's Kiara and Melt. Lip's isn't for a bit yet.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on February 24, 2020, 08:18:21 AM
Don't forget to do the user survey.  Get 4 summon tickets on completion.

https://webview.fate-go.us/iframe/2020/0203_user_surv/
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kasu on February 28, 2020, 07:33:40 PM
Opted to wait until last night to do a ten-pull on the new banner and while I didn't get Emiya Alter or Kiara, I did somehow manage to land myself Scheherazade and Astolfo.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Mesarthim on February 29, 2020, 08:09:44 PM
US: 761,320,178

Friends list is usually full so you may need to poke me on discord if you need something in that regard. I'm known for having a lot of casters, and wavers. Particularly if I see another waver I may feel the need to shank him because I don't need NP4.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on March 01, 2020, 05:29:09 PM
I'm pretty close to done with the current event but I looked ahead at the handful of missions I don't have and almost gave up when I saw that I needed so many more Shiki bond levels. Good thing I complained about it on the internet though, because someone pointed out to me that Shiki's bond levels 4 and 5 are way way shorter than the earlier ones. I should be able to finish up in plenty of time after all. That's a dirty trick.  ;D
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Neovereign on March 01, 2020, 08:00:42 PM
I managed to finish pretty safely, with 3 days left even after finishing up the last bit of farming.

Unfortunately, being busy for some of this weekend means I'm missing out on the cost cut quests and ember farming + better usage.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on March 02, 2020, 01:29:00 AM
Oof, I almost lost the challenge quest with Shiki at 200 HP. But I forgot that Robin Hood's poison actually does damage and it finished her off.  ;D
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on March 02, 2020, 02:24:24 AM
I've been farming the Parking Lot for literally a week for QP purposes because I've had all missions done and the shop completely bought out since less than 24 hours after the challenge quest opened as selectable. <_<; I didn't realize others had so much trouble getting Shiki's bond level up. (This thread is not the only place I've seen people discuss it.)

EDIT: Made one last push for Fujino, got Ryougi Saber instead. Great success...?
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on March 02, 2020, 06:51:17 AM
Made one last push for Fujino, got nothing. Unless they bring back the banner (or have a free 4* ticket that's restricted to only limited servants), there'll be no Fujino at my Chaldea.  My adventures with the banner only netted me four spooks; A new S-12, NP2 Waver, a new Chiyome, and NP5 Fran (first NP5 4*).

Like Kilga I was farming the Parking Lot for QP to bring up MIKOO~OON!'s skills (after I wrapped up JAlter's).
... I need bones. Lots of them. <sob>
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Mesarthim on March 03, 2020, 09:54:53 AM
The challenge quest went almost effortlessly for me. Always the right card at the right time so I never even got hit by an NP.

Also Merlin animation update. Cool beans.

My target banner is still a ways away. I must hold steady.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on March 03, 2020, 12:48:10 PM
For the challenge quest I tried out a Summer Arturia solo, the first run was only supposed to be testing the waters to see if it was viable, but it was unexpectedly stable and I didn't have to retry it.

With decapitating bunny CE to ensure I could always hit her with a buster card to lower her NP gauge, she... well, that was basically the entire thing in a nutshell. Shiki couldn't deal enough damage to outpace Archuria's healing skill at all, and she couldn't spam her own healing enough to outpace an NP every other turn. No momentum for Shiki either offensively or defensively there. The hardest part was waiting for Fujino to die so I could start chaining properly.

Unfortunately I had no luck at all pulling Shiki, although I did manage to NP4 my Lancer Alter so I'm not even mad. If I ever pull a fifth copy I guess I'll have to grail her up to 100 instead of just 90.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on March 04, 2020, 03:30:30 AM
AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

(Translation: The next event is coming up in a couple of days; and Arthur's next (and currently last) rate up.)

I whiffed on Fujino, so I'm back into saving mode for Atlante Alter, Skadi, and Ortlinde. (Oh god Lostbelt 2 has so many Servants on rateup I desperately want)

The funny part about the Challenge Quest was that the add wasn't particularly resistant to Instant Death; Nito and Shiki shredded it instantly.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on March 04, 2020, 08:00:19 PM
Anyone else getting server connection issues?  For some reason just now, the game has suddenly refuses to connect to the game server.

edit-
nm, it's back.  I'm guessing a server issue that lasted about 90ish minutes.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on March 04, 2020, 08:35:24 PM
I was able to get in just fine now, though the Fou loading animation was a bit herky-jerky.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on March 08, 2020, 07:13:41 AM
Just thought of this, the 2020 Olympiad should be around the same time as the Anniversary festivities.  Perhaps the return of a certain set of "Olympian Bloomers" for players to obtain if the haven't gotten it yet?  Or something else?  Or anything?
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on March 13, 2020, 08:39:46 AM
Saber Wars Re-Run is live.

(Wasn't this the first event for FGO?)

Did 1 10-pull; Raised Bedivere's NP lvl from 2 to 4, got a 4* event CE, but not much else beyond that.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on March 13, 2020, 09:03:43 AM
im bout to cry bruh (not from salt but from happiness lmfao)

after exhausting all my everything and not getting saber shiki nor getting arthur, i only had the maintenance compensation quartz and MHX came home from a 1-roll

i was wondering who would be my next to give gold fous to now that MHXA is done but i guess the gods of the gacha answered that question for me

im sorry this probably comes off as a little bit of a flex post but im just genuinely happy

best wishes and good luck to all you friends on your rolls, if you're going for her!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on March 13, 2020, 01:20:05 PM
Do you guys stop using servants as much once they're max bond? I just got Bunyan's bond CE and my impulse is to not use her for farming anymore because it feel like a waste of bond points, but not using her feels like a waste of time.

Then again maybe I'm wasting more time on Bunyan's NP than I think. My farming teams don't tend to have a character with an NP battery and I don't have an MLB Kaleidescope, so I have to open the Mystic Code menu to top off her meter ever time. Maybe a character with their own battery and a much longer animation would be about as fast...?
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on March 13, 2020, 11:48:58 PM
personally i try to use bond 10 servants less, but if it would stop me from farming quickly, then im totally fine with bringing them out. arash and spartacus still get a ton of use from me even though both are fully bonded, and i still bust out kintoki if there's a caster that mecha eli cant conveniently take care of (either for charge or damage reasons)

i do try to use alternatives where possible, but whats most important for me personally is getting the job done in 3 turns. im okay with taking a hit in speed to be less wasteful in bond points but i try not to bump it up to taking extra turns
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on March 14, 2020, 06:33:11 AM
I have 3 Bond lvl 10 servants; Raikou, Iskandar, and Angry Mango.
Raikou is my lead damage dealer, so she still gets plenty of use.
Iskandar is my first 5*, still get used when I need to stomp on Casters, but I've let Astolfo step in his role on my Door farm team.
The Mango was done because his Interlude requires him to be at Bond level 10.  He doesn't get used at all, especially now I have Gorgon and JAlter on my team.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on March 18, 2020, 06:16:13 AM
If you have a Bond 10 Anra Maniiu, now's your time. Interlude's up!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on March 18, 2020, 02:23:17 PM
Is it just me or is this event mind-numbingly boring? I've never been tempted to skip event story before but if this is what Saber Wars is then I don't like it. Except for the music.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on March 18, 2020, 02:47:10 PM
It's made slightly better if one is familiar with Fate/Extra, but on the whole it is on the lower end of the interesting scale, yes.

It doesn't help that there's, like, nothing interesting to purchase with the second-tier shop drop (which is, of course, the only drop I have an event CE for).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Mesarthim on March 20, 2020, 12:24:45 AM
I'm just doing it for the usual lores and gold fous. Preparing for my target banner soon-ish.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on March 20, 2020, 03:22:23 PM
The next thing I'm really super interested in is Ibaraki Lancer and she's a long way off. We'll see if I get tempted before then, I probably will. Astolfo NP levels, Ishtar NP levels, and Mordred all could cause me to spend my stockpile. Especially if they end up on the same banner in any combination.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on March 24, 2020, 08:20:27 AM
I'm pretty sure I'm going to whiff getting 2M points.

I'm also trying to do the CQ with Hijikata leading, but it's gonna be an RNG-fest, even with CasNero providing Guts support.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on March 24, 2020, 02:14:45 PM
I fully plan on hitting that 2mil (currently at 1,336,015). It's coming by sacrificing farming for the shop, but I don't need most of the materials in there anyway, so no huge loss.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on March 24, 2020, 04:21:32 PM
There's absolutely no way I'm hitting the maximum ladder. I'm at like 700k right now. Losing the gold Fous is unfortunate, but oh well. Not worth the grind.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on March 24, 2020, 05:13:15 PM
I'll probably make the 2m mark as I'm currently at 1.73m now.  Largely by ignoring currency farming (the drop rates w/o lots of CEs are terrible).  Likewise, most the mats there I currently have loads of anyway.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on March 24, 2020, 05:35:19 PM
Emergency in Kilgaland

The current THCB event (https://twitter.com/Kilgamayan/status/1242467050234109954) may suck up all of my gacha time and deny my ability to get to 2mil

Help
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on March 24, 2020, 10:31:21 PM
I'm going to make it to 2M, somehow, but I am large confused as to how I pulled it off. I can only assume due to stubbornness and only ever running with a maximum bonus and refreshing support list for those MHX and Lily's with star of altria equipped.

My absolute refusal to do it with less than maximum efficiency is probably the only thing that saved my ass in this huge grind o3o

Challenge quest was just a Minamoto thing, everyone else equipped with damage boost and support was Waver also having MLB boost. I was worried about it but it wasn't as bad as I thought.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on March 25, 2020, 03:46:01 PM
I can't even reliably win the last node with a maximum efficiency team. My Sabers aren't thaaat heavily invested and I don't have a great variety of them, so for reliability I've had to run teams with several non-bonus units. And even then it's slow.

The challenge quest was an Ibaraki opportunity for me. The reliable core of Ibaraki and Mash took care of it no problem.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Mesarthim on March 25, 2020, 10:36:44 PM
I'm already past 1.85m so I'll hit 2m regardless. I mostly neglected the shop.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Zengar Zombolt on March 26, 2020, 09:03:23 AM
Normally, tossing rolls as soon as I get them doesn't tend to bear fruit.
This is not the case today. Finally, an assassin that can do big numbers! (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/341753460192182273/692504141854933012/Screenshot_20200325-194318_FateGO.jpg)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on March 27, 2020, 02:26:38 AM
LOSTBELT 1 AFTER SABER WARS

Are you ready for... despair?
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on March 27, 2020, 08:29:07 AM
Decided to give the LB1 banner a 10-roll...

Landed the new Angry Cat and another "Ideal Holy King".
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on March 27, 2020, 11:04:59 PM
Two 10-pulls resulted in Mochizuki and another 2038 but nothing else good. Not even any of the banner CEs! :(

Alterlanta is likely to be my PYO 4* the next time that rolls around.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kasu on March 28, 2020, 12:35:28 AM
So my obligatory ten-pull resulted in an Anastasia.

I'm pretty pleased, especially since I didn't expect anything.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on March 28, 2020, 01:39:41 AM
Two 10-pulls resulted in Mochizuki and another 2038 but nothing else good. Not even any of the banner CEs! :(

Alterlanta is likely to be my PYO 4* the next time that rolls around.
Admittedly, there are no CEs on rate up at this time, so not a huge surprise you didn't get any of them.

All I picked up with 90Q was Caster of Black. If I don't manage to pick up the Walkure in LB2, it's gonna be a big personal debate whether I pick up the Caledonian Boar or them for the next 4* pick...
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on March 29, 2020, 07:09:29 PM
I've got a buddy who just started playing, does anyone know if there's a guaranteed 4* exchange for new players? Someone told me there was one after the prologue but I haven't really seen any evidence of that online. Did that get added to the English-language servers at some point?
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on April 01, 2020, 03:45:17 AM
Two 10-pulls resulted in Mochizuki and another 2038 but nothing else good. Not even any of the banner CEs! :(

Alterlanta is likely to be my PYO 4* the next time that rolls around.

whoops never mind (https://twitter.com/Kilgamayan/status/1245188243995443200)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on April 01, 2020, 05:44:09 AM
I've got a buddy who just started playing, does anyone know if there's a guaranteed 4* exchange for new players? Someone told me there was one after the prologue but I haven't really seen any evidence of that online. Did that get added to the English-language servers at some point?
As far as I know, the next free 4* should be somewhere around November.  Then again, the last free 4* was a total surprise, so who knows really.

Are the April Fools Saint Glyphs Japan only, or how do I see them?
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on April 01, 2020, 06:18:43 AM
Are the April Fools Saint Glyphs Japan only, or how do I see them?

You'll have to look them up individually on one of the wikis, most likely. The actual april fools servant artworks have not been in the game for a while, although the artist does keep up with drawing new ones however.

Speaking of april fools... It seems some random internet user may be having a laugh with a look-alike account to match the FGO NA twitter page. Or it could be the actual NA team, but usually they do april fools stuff on their primary account if they're doing anything that year.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on April 01, 2020, 10:01:08 AM
ayyy pinball for the EN side April Fool's.

EDIT: ayyy also pulled a Kilga, yay Nyalter
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Mesarthim on April 02, 2020, 09:34:25 AM
Well I did my splurge on the lostbelt 1 banner and I got

NP5 Nyalter + 1 copy (first rare prism)
1 Yan Qing (np2)
1 Caster Gilgamesh (np2)
1 zerker Vlad (NP3)
1 Nightingale (new)

...And last but not least:

MY FOURTH WAVER. He is now np4. It's a meme at this point. I could've had NP3 anastasia. I whiffed. Atalanta alter was my target anyway. She is now Lv 100, NP5, and presently 8/10/8 on skills because mystic gunpowder sucks.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on April 03, 2020, 04:43:14 PM
LB1 Summon Banner 2 is live.

One 10-roll for me; Nothing much to report other than a new Salieri. (Who'll probably never see use since I have Gorgon and JAlter.)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on April 03, 2020, 05:22:38 PM
I decided to do one ten-pull for Salieri and not only did I get him but I also got my first Waver. Aim low hit high, apparently!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kasu on April 04, 2020, 12:19:24 AM
Opted to do a ten-pull on the second banner and landed an Ivan and a second Chiyome. I... don't think I've ever had this kind of luck considering I also got Anastasia at the beginning of the Lostbelt.

This worries me.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Neovereign on April 04, 2020, 04:32:57 AM
I recently got Anastasia with a 10 pull, then 2 copies of Alterlanta with the next.
On the Ivan banner came a silver lancer card, and my first instance of such turning into a gold. It was Nezha.
Fairly satisfied with things, though I really need to get more embers and materials for the new servants... And the ones I haven't finished maxing out. But there's also completing Camelot and getting more SQ... Ah.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on April 08, 2020, 06:10:29 AM
Journey to the West re-run is coming up.  Waver and Sanzang on Rate-up... neither of whom are Limited or Story-locked.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on April 08, 2020, 11:16:16 AM
neither of whom are Limited or Story-locked

But one of whom is Waver and so is worth pulling for regardless :V
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Mesarthim on April 08, 2020, 08:18:53 PM
But one of whom is Waver and so is worth pulling for regardless :V

I hate Waver these days. I have him NP4. He's stolen a GSSR as well as my anastasia.

I'm not even a whale!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on April 10, 2020, 08:18:29 AM
Maintenance has been extended to TBD.  yaaay...

Let's hope it doesn't turn into another First Hassan incident.

edit-

~3AM PDT.  Maintenance over.  Yay!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on April 11, 2020, 06:05:15 AM
I decided to do one 10-roll on the Sanzang-only banner...

Landed the 4* Event CE (my first copy if it)
... and a shiny new Sanzang.  :D
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Mesarthim on April 11, 2020, 08:49:49 AM
I'm not rolling on a thing until Skadi. I got 3 SSR on Nyalter's banner and none of them were Anastasia.

I'm going to save all of the quartz I can, and tickets. I could live without Skadi but I have NP4 Waver, NP2 Merlin, and NP1 Tamamo. I am basically completing the collection. I am notorious for Yolo's but as of Lostbelt that is now a thing of the past. I am very much pickier on banners.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on April 11, 2020, 12:25:48 PM
Now that I have Alterlanta I've reached the point where I am pulling once on banners for events with shops that I didn't previously do and generally not pulling otherwise until Bradamante in December. I'm probably not even going to go very hard for Skadi despite being an Atalanta/Okita main.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on April 18, 2020, 05:55:04 AM
Apocrypha event inbound.  For the Pre-Event...

* Animation updates for Mordred, Karna, Atalante, Siegfried, and Spartacus.
* A pair of CE quests
* A Gacha w/ JtR, Jeanne, and Zerker Vlad rotating on rate-up
* And a free SQ daily
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on April 18, 2020, 05:57:49 AM
My intent has been to save as much as possible for Summer Ibaraki but I'm honestly probably going to blow a lot of quartz on the Apocrypha event. I would really like Mordred, and more copies of Astolfo are also a high priority. Too bad they don't share a banner as far as I know. I'll try not to spend any tickets on anything but Ibaraki at least.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on April 18, 2020, 02:40:39 PM
Yeah, the banners are Team Red + Amakusa and Team Black + Jeanne. Mordred and Astolfo are never going to overlap, sorry. :(
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on April 19, 2020, 05:12:59 AM
Yeah, the banners are Team Red + Amakusa and Team Black + Jeanne. Mordred and Astolfo are never going to overlap, sorry. :(
Good News: Astolfo will always be on Rate-Up on the Black Side.
Bad News: He will always share Rate-Up with Fran and Siegfried.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on April 19, 2020, 03:04:15 PM
Having Fran on Rate Up is never bad news, though!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on April 19, 2020, 07:32:36 PM
Having Siegfried on rate up is though! I've pulled four Siegfrieds already and I do not have a well-developed account...
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Mesarthim on April 20, 2020, 12:07:20 AM
I'm not pulling at all until Skadi/3rd summer. I only have up to about 100 quartz again and 8 tickets.

Gonna be a long wait. I do have NP2 Astolfo (who I didnt have until nerofest and got NP2 less than a month later), and NP3 Atalante (NP3 before summer 1, but not one since). Fran has been bond 10 for awhile.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kasu on April 20, 2020, 03:42:48 AM
I'm only gonna do an obligatory pull one the event banner when it comes out. I'm mainly trying to save up for the Third Summer event because I'm hoping to pull Heroine XX since I desperately want at least one Foreigner.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on April 20, 2020, 04:15:58 AM
Whaaat, maintenance? Why is there maintenance? I was going to farm the event a bunch but there's maintenance.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Mesarthim on April 20, 2020, 07:36:37 AM
Whaaat, maintenance? Why is there maintenance? I was going to farm the event a bunch but there's maintenance.

Animation updates.

Atalante
Karna
Mordred
Spartacus
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on April 20, 2020, 11:09:23 AM
Animation updates.

Atalante
Karna
Mordred
Spartacus

Siegfried too! I think that's the lot of them.

Odd that they are (or were? don't know if they still are) calling this unexpected maintenance though, when it seems by all means they took it down to apply this quick patch. Maybe it was actually unexpected and they decided to slap these updates on while the server was already down? I guess that might make sense.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on April 22, 2020, 06:52:34 AM
Looking ahead...

The equivalent to the 13M Downloads will be the last time to grab Kiyo Lancer, SurMoe, and Archer Anne Bonny
The equivalent to the 14M Downloads will be the last time the grab Caster Marie
(Summer Artoria and Summer Tamamo can only be obtained via GSSR after these Summoning Campaigns)

The Summer 2019 Re-Run Summon Campaigns will be the last time to get Summer Fran, Summer Nito, and Summer Helena.
(Summer Maid Alter can only be obtained via GSSR after her Summoning Campaign)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on April 25, 2020, 03:11:31 AM
This is going to be a trend, isn't it? With everyone at home, we're going to burst right through these raids. I only got like three raids against Assassin of Black because I had to go to sleep, and then by the time I could get to the next partition, they were all deader than doornails.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on April 25, 2020, 04:05:53 AM
Looks like the Atalanta/Fran/Spartacus wave is ramped way up in terms of "battles remaining" (whatever metric this actually is) compared to the Jack/Bill/Avice wave.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on April 25, 2020, 05:54:18 AM
Did one 10-roll on the event banner...

Min Roll and not even a single event CE.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on April 25, 2020, 11:39:26 AM
Yeah, it seems like this round (the current round that's about to end) is going to last a solid 12 hours since it opened, possibly a little longer. Going forward from here, the raids should be a lot more accessible than the initial ones.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on April 26, 2020, 03:20:14 AM
JP's finally got a 5* ticket in their next download milestone. One of twenty-five unlimited Servants, and you have to Ascend them once and get a couple of Bond levels with them so they don't vanish after May; but if Jack, Sanzang, or Waver's eluded you thus far, now's a great chance to pick one of them up!

(Also I forgot that Achilles is actually an unlimited Servant)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on April 26, 2020, 03:48:46 AM
Everyone out here waiting to get Waver or someone similarly high tier while I'm fretting over what to do if I don't have at least one of Jeanne or Jinako by that time
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on April 26, 2020, 04:36:50 AM
Mordred banner was a TOTAL bust. 115 pulls, only got four 4* Servants (three Atlantes and a Tomoe Gozen) and three 5* CEs (three copies of Vessel of the Saint) and that was it. Mostly duplicates, awful rates. Well, that was a total waste, I definitely should have saved some of that for Summer Ibaraki, but sunk cost fallacy. Ooooh weeeell.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on April 26, 2020, 05:09:43 AM
Man I would stab someone for three Atalantas and a Tomoe Gozen

Sympathies, though, in all seriousness.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on April 27, 2020, 06:50:14 AM
I'm waiting for the Jack-solo banner to go for broke (so to speak), but I've been tossed my tickets at the Jeanne/Jack banner (nothing of worth to report).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on April 29, 2020, 08:16:44 PM
Lancelot is sooo close to being able to consistently one-turn-clear the Lancer raid on the current wave of raids. It just comes down to a damage roll.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on April 29, 2020, 08:41:39 PM
Someone pls tell Chiron that (a) he needs to spawn at all, and (b) when he spawns he needs to drop bullets instead of horns

(Same @ Semiramis except with chains)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on April 30, 2020, 09:25:14 PM
Here's the multi-million QP question; Illya or Sanzang?

I have both and debating on who's skills should I max first.  Illya hits harder and has survivability options, while Sanzang can rapid-fire NPs, but lacks survivability of her own (and has a taunt skill w/ Damage Cut).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 01, 2020, 03:19:29 AM
Here's the multi-million QP question; Illya or Sanzang?

I have both and debating on who's skills should I max first.  Illya hits harder and has survivability options, while Sanzang can rapid-fire NPs, but lacks survivability of her own (and has a taunt skill w/ Damage Cut).
Generally go for Sanzang first; and prioritize her S1 and S3. Taunt isn't all that great on her thanks to her frail HP.

Illya has survivability, but she can only fire off her NP twice (assuming Debuff Immune procs off of Suspicious Medicine) before she starts suffering large falloff due to the NP demerit.

Both of them rely largely on NPs for damage, so Sanzang tends to win out whenever Illya has to fire off three or more NPs to kill the enemy.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on May 01, 2020, 05:06:12 AM
Sanzang's taunt is basically another NP battery since if you're using her you're presumably fighting Assassins and they tend to have high hit counts. I like her a lot and would definitely prioritize her, but I have a buddy who's a huge Illya proponent and I haven't used her much so maybe she's way way better than I give her credit for.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on May 01, 2020, 05:13:44 AM
Attempts to complete the "Little Ones Trio" failed.  Got a new Avicebron, NP4'd Astolfo and Nursery Rhyme, NP3'd Sumanai, and Rare Prismed Fran (which I used to get my own MLB'd Mona Lisa).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 01, 2020, 05:16:24 AM
Also failed at pulling murderdaughter; only notable was NP6 Astolfo.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on May 07, 2020, 05:57:47 PM
Nobu!  NobuNobuNobu?

GudaGuda Restoration Lite is coming up; May 8th to 19th.
So basically it'll start immediately after the Apocrypha event ends.

edit-
Now that I think of it...  Shouldn't the Soundtrack section have been expanded/updated by now?
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on May 12, 2020, 04:48:45 PM
Shame on me, I actually lost the CQ the first time around this time ;_;

Toshizo's HP numbers look buffed from last year - I remember his final form having 800K, not the 1M it is now. Must be because of the extra Wolves of Mibus older players probably have, as well as Abby and Hokusai being available.

Now that I think of it...  Shouldn't the Soundtrack section have been expanded/updated by now?

Ugh I've been waiting to buy Stormfang and Grand Battle (Japanese Arrange) for forever
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on May 14, 2020, 07:31:36 PM
That challenge quest was easy.  Abby, Original flavor Mash, and a Support Merlin w/ Wolves on everyone but Abby (who had Sumo) and the Merlin (who had Fortress of the Sun).
No one lost more than 10-15% of their health which Merlin promptly healed.  Toshizo loved to use buff skills... which Abby's NP got rid of them all. (Extra headpats and pancakes for her.)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 15, 2020, 04:28:04 AM
There's a lot of variety you can use against a Male Berserker boss, which is half the fun of the CQ. Foreigners are a completely unfair matchup against him - Abby for buff purge or Hokusai to grind in the Anti-Man NP on top of increasing Defense Downs; Euryale or Orion for Anti-Male memes; hell, both this one and the last time I did this, I ran a Hijikata mirror match for the lulz.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on May 20, 2020, 06:05:15 AM
Restoration Lite has concluded.  Murder at the Kogetsukan is live.  Incidentally, no downtime.  (So no apologems.)
Soundtrack has been expanded to include EoR Arcs/Events.  (EMIYA Shimosa ver. Getto!)
With it, the Sherlock Holmes banner is live too.  I'm holding onto my SQ for the last chance to get Kiyo-Lancer (if we do get that banner).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on May 20, 2020, 07:39:26 PM
"Stheno is your hot college friend" :)
"She's getting married to Mordred instead of you" :(

EDIT: Feeling slightly less nervous about my ability to deduce the culprit since I correctly identified what happened to the necklace (even though the game never actually asks the player). I do wonder if they'd change the scenario and culprit from the the scenario JP got, though? Surely they know how online and obsessed their player base is.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 20, 2020, 08:32:43 PM
"Stheno is your hot college friend" :)
"She's getting married to Mordred instead of you" :(
To be fair, the person you're roleplaying isn't exactly in a good position to be married to Juliet.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on May 20, 2020, 09:47:18 PM
Yea but Stheno
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 22, 2020, 09:14:59 AM
Early Melt animation updaaaatttteee

Lancelot's getting reunited with his F-15J (pre-RIP Hasteja farming with double Skadi)

Illya's gonna get an Include

Finally getting Lu Bu's bow

...the devs are spoiling us, though I admit I'm very surprised they didn't just pack this into the engine update instead.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on May 24, 2020, 06:01:49 AM
Time to wait to see if we're right on who we thought the true culprit is...

Voted...
Dorothy.  Seems like there's a contradiction between her alibi and Cain's testimony.  Plus she has the most to gain with Morris and Chris removed.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on May 24, 2020, 06:48:10 AM
I want to go back and review a couple of the cutscenes again when it's not quarter to 3 in the morning, but my current thinking is...

Harriet, because I've eliminated all but three people and she's the only one of those three people that is a mother. (The fact that they have very delicately beat you over the head with this and yet the story has not yet made a big deal out of it is telling.)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on May 24, 2020, 08:01:50 AM
Man, I have been having a blast with this event. Super fun. Would love to see more stuff like it, although I don't know how they would do something "like it" without just doing the same thing again.

My only guess is
Dorothy, but I kinda feel like that's too obvious.

I called the detective not being dead and the doctor being in on it, but I figured it was tied into the murder and I don't think it actually is now. For a bit I figured the message Chris wrote was the thing Sherlock keeps mentioning about your perception being deceiving and thought maybe he tried to write Hawthorne but you read it as Moriarty because of the perception thing, but the other characters obviously read and said "Mor" a bunch of times and it would be quite a stretch to have your warped perception be *that* thorough.

So I feel like the clues and the motivation all point to Dorothy, but Sherlock's warning doesn't seem to factor in as I understand it, which makes me thing I'm missing something. Dorothy is probably a red herring and I'm missing something, I'll sleep on it and talk it out with a few buddies before I vote.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on May 24, 2020, 03:57:19 PM
Okay so upon thinking about it more
Harriet has definitely slept with Aaron, right?

My current theory is that she's pregnant with Aaron's baby and is trying to knock off all of the other heirs, either through killing them or marrying them to commoners, to make her child heir to both families. And she had been going to Chris to get treatments for morning sickness which is why he knew she was pregnant and why she killed him so quickly before he could tell anyone once she realized he wasn't just an unrelated servant.

The part that doesn't necessarily fit as far as I know is Laurie and Cain. Is she planning to kill them too? Or does she have some kind of evidence that Laurie isn't Aaron's daughter?

I feel like it's possible and likely that there was at least one scene, presumably the full moon scene, where we thought we were talking to Juliet and it was actually Harriet but I'm nowhere near good enough at telling them apart to know.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on May 24, 2020, 04:13:46 PM
It may or may not be true that Harriet is pregnant, but it is pretty strongly hinted that she had a one-night stand with Aaron, yes. That hinting is one of several pieces of the overall puzzle that allows one to conclude that Harriet is actually the Violet matriarch and Eva is actually Juliet's younger sister.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 26, 2020, 05:47:53 AM
It's interesting to note the voting trends. 3rd place had twice the votes of 4th place, us of all people placed 6th, and even Chris had just over one in one thousand votes for him.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on May 26, 2020, 06:01:06 AM
I am mildly upset that there was not a cutscene after the fact where the various Servants that were "involved" hear about the adventure and weigh in on what they think of their corresponding people.

But I am not one-one-hundredth as upset about that as I am upset about the player character losing out TWICE on hearing a confession from Stheno. ;_;
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 26, 2020, 07:01:25 AM
I am mildly upset that there was not a cutscene after the fact where the various Servants that were "involved" hear about the adventure and weigh in on what they think of their corresponding people.
I can just imagine Euryale screaming in rage, and Lancelot and Fionn wondering about their particular ironies.

Is anyone (else) going for the Summer 1 Servants this time around? What are your plans for the new batch of 30 Quartz? I used a ten-roll on the 10M banner, and netted me some yuri pirates, so I'm happy about that; the Quartz batch is going toward my Ortlinde/Skadi funds.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on May 30, 2020, 05:17:48 AM
I really should pull for Skadi because I have several of the things that work well with her at the right NP levels, but I'm gonna save my quartz for a mediocre 4* I probably won't pull any copies of on a summer banner with two other Servants I don't want because that is the FGO way. Ideally I'd like ~3 copies of Beach Banana so I can grail her.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 30, 2020, 06:15:39 AM
I might drop a few Quartz into attempting Ushi Summer myself.

But argh you just reminded me that Summer BB's also in that space. And double argh Okitan is almost upon us, too....
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on May 30, 2020, 08:04:28 PM
Yeah, I wish BB was the 5* on the Beach Banana banner instead of Jeanne. I hear good things about Jeanne but BB is super weird and interesting, and I had just started playing when the original BB came out so I couldn't do the event and own no Moon Cancers as a result. And the game kind of expects you to own BB after a certain point.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on May 31, 2020, 05:18:17 AM
2 10-rolls (and a few tix) later and I now have a Kiyo-lancer... and NP2'd her on the same 10-roll.  Also NP2's Rider-Martha on the first 10-roll.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on June 02, 2020, 05:22:11 AM
Nobbu?  Nobbu!

GUDAGUDA Legend inbound.  Ready your SQ for chasing after OkiTan and Izo.
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Post by: Rei Scarlette on June 13, 2020, 04:36:56 PM
How's everyone doing with the challenge quest for this event? This is the first CQ where I was able to take my own vanilla Jeanne along, so for the very first time I tried out an arts stall team (and it was really fun!) (edit: oops i lied this is the 2nd time, memorial quest SAlter was a mashu/hans/sup!jeanne thing lol)

Setup was Jeanne / DPS / Support!Merlin, starting with Lancer Alter as the DPS for that sweet defense ignoring NP to wipe the first HP bar. Through some kind of strange convenience, Nobu decided to crit her down instantly once her job was done, so instead of having to plugsuit in Shiki, she just came out for free. LAlter probably would have been my NP2 Li Shuwen if only he wasn't still stuck at level 1 because Ryouma demanded all the exp for event missions...

After that it was dealing with the assassin lifebar through neutral damage (Shiki also having a defense ignore NP helps a lot) and then nuking the rider lifebar real quick since it would be a huge danger to Merlin that could've thrown a wrench in everything if he suddenly died.

Final stretch was a swap-in for Ryouma to take down the caster lifebar, and that was the end of that. All in all a very fun experience.

I also went back in there and tested if Jeanne could solo it down, and she can (https://i.imgur.com/fdxXVRX.jpg), so there's that too if anyone needs an easy although very slow strategy to slowly burn it down.
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Post by: Kilgamayan on June 13, 2020, 05:10:32 PM
How's everyone doing with the challenge quest for this event?

No one here is doing as good as the NP5 Circe No Direct Damage dude tbh

I'm still deciding how I want to handle it. My best resources are Li Shuwen or Enkidu, Sanzang, Jack, and Ryouma or Rider Kintoki. The biggest question for me, I think, is whether I want a Merlin, a Jeanne, or an Okitalter for support (I don't have any of them myself). Once I figure that out I'll probably know what I want to do.

EDIT: Went Enkidu/Li/Support Merlin/Mash/Jack/Rider Kintoki and things were going great until Kintoki got crit killed from full HP the turn before Nobu went Full Caster. :( Some day I'll complete one of these things without using the Command Spell revive.
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on June 14, 2020, 07:04:32 AM
I'm still chipping away at the last few Yodo missions, myself, so I haven't gotten around to fighting off weirdo Nobbu yet. I'm going to feel out making Kiara my anchor so I can more or less ignore her defense matrix for most of her bars, even though Hijikata is probably a better choice thanks to his combat bonuses. I'd love to use Melt, but there's no way I'm going to be able to tank her anti-Divinity shots and the bonus damage from purging her defense matrix off.
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Post by: Aya Reiko on June 14, 2020, 03:55:26 PM
How's everyone doing with the challenge quest for this event?

Somehow beat it w/o using any CS's.

Went Lu Bu(w/ KScope)/Sanzang/Support Merlin/Shiki/Ozy/OG Mash.
Things didn't go according to plan.  Lu Bu got rid of most of her first bar.  However Shiki got taken out before taking out the Rider Bar.  Managed to beat her by NP spamming w/ Sanzang and Ozy.
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on June 15, 2020, 06:30:47 AM
eyyy Passionlip's getting her Interlude buff right after Gudaguda ends!
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Post by: Kilgamayan on June 15, 2020, 06:24:59 PM
https://twitter.com/FateGO_USA/status/1272589780082020352?s=19

choo choo here comes the LB2 train
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Post by: commandercool on June 24, 2020, 02:18:56 AM
My god, the quality of life improvements~

The loading times still seem long, but combat runs soooo much smoother.
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Post by: Aya Reiko on June 24, 2020, 06:03:43 AM
Just how many new features did we get early?

Only did the LB2 gacha once, gotta save for Summer '19 re-run.
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on June 24, 2020, 06:27:57 AM
The wait before Bryn gets on the banner is physically painful.

EDIT: Gigguk recently put up a video about him playing gacha games, (https://youtu.be/LvdtJsZpuQ4) and he spent four hundred dollars grabbing NP1 Astolfo during the Apocrypha prep gachas, after getting Mordred in two ten-rolls and god knows how many sumanai, a Jack, and Vlad.
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Post by: Kilgamayan on June 25, 2020, 02:41:51 PM
Every day I am a little more thankful I did not need to sell my car to get JAlter off of ticket luck.
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Post by: commandercool on June 28, 2020, 03:13:14 AM
Fire Emblem Heroes has had duo units for a while (two characters who take up a single team spot and fight together, so for all intents and purposes they're one unit) and Magia Record has some coming up. I know
FGO has Dioscuri
but I'm kind of surprised we haven't seen more fanservicey duo units already. That seems like it could be a lot of fun and potentially a real gacha sales hit. I'd love to see Artoria&Bedivere, Jeanne&Jeanne&Jeanne, Ishtar&Emiya, or a Nero&Lizardbeth idol duo. What kind of crazy combination units would you want to see if FGO ever introduced that as a mechanic?
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on June 28, 2020, 04:37:10 AM
It'd probably be interesting to see the couples get duo units (e.g. Brynhild and Sigurd; Artemis and Orion), though in terms of kinda crack, I'd like to see Amakusa/Semiramis as a duo unit for the strawberriess and giggles.

Anyway, yay got Ortlinde on my first roll! Brynhild eluded me again (not hard, considering I only budgeted 90 Quartz), but at least she left me a Prisma Cosmos and Demonic Bodisattva as consolation. (EDIT: After some consideration (and reading on Reddit that we're apparently due a ton of Quartz on the anniversary update), I decided to vent the last of my pre-anniversary Quartz, and did in fact net Brynhild.)
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Post by: Aya Reiko on July 01, 2020, 06:51:22 AM
Sooooo...  The GSSR (assuming it'll be the same as JP)
Class-based, and now only 15 Paid SQ.

If you're going for it, which one are you going for?
I'm leaning strongly towards Berserker since whatever I get I'd consider a win for me.  My current 5* roster:
Saber- OG Saber, Mordred, Musashi, Okita (& a Double-Grailed SAlter)
Archer- Ishtar, Arjuna (& a Double-Grailed Chloe)
Lancer- Scathach, Karna, LAltria
Rider- NP2 Ozy, NP2 Iskandar
Caster- NP2 Waver, S-12, Illya, Sanzang, Tamamo
Assassin- NP2 Shuten, Osakabehime
Berserker- Raikou
Extra- Sherlock, JAlter, Melt, Abby

I may consider Assassin or Archer, but each only have a couple of servants I'd want, the rest are... eh.
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Post by: Kilgamayan on July 01, 2020, 10:36:09 PM
I don't have a 5* Rider or a 5* Berserker but I'm going Extra anyway because I either get the person I want more than anyone else in the game right now or a Limited Special Class Servant

The literal worst-case scenario for me pulling on Extra is NP2ing JAlter and I really cannot complain about that
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Post by: Rei Scarlette on July 02, 2020, 01:20:17 AM
It's a tough choice for me, the two banners I want to pull most (Extra and Caster) both include one servant each that I really... really don't want. I'll refrain from saying who for each banner as I would not want to insult anyone's waifu or husbando.

Extra has the high probability of giving me several NP levels on Salieri which is very nice, as well as all the nice SSR options in there. And Caster, I might finally get my own Waver or Merlin... but having gotten a random tamamo spook just recently, it made the decision all the more difficult because now there's more chance of a dupe where my only SSR caster before was CasNero (and I wouldn't have been opposed to an NP2 for her).

In the end I'm probably gonna end up going with caster.
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Post by: commandercool on July 02, 2020, 03:49:30 AM
I'm definitely going Assassin, the worst-case scenario would be I guess MHX, who I wouldn't be thrilled with but would still probably get plenty of use out of. Semiramis and Cleopatra are both whatever, they're cool but don't thrill me. But anything else would be pretty amazing.
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Post by: Kilgamayan on July 02, 2020, 12:49:49 PM
I'll refrain from saying who for each banner as I would not want to insult anyone's waifu or husbando.

You can't just set that pot on the fire, fill it up, and then not stir it. :(
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Post by: Rei Scarlette on July 02, 2020, 07:07:46 PM
You can't just set that pot on the fire, fill it up, and then not stir it. :(
Alright alright, since I've always known you lot to be a friendly bunch, I'll give in lol. Ya'll better be gentle if you have to bring out the torches and pitchforks

So the ones I don't want myself are Kiara and Schez, as for Kiara I wouldn't exactly say I "dislike" her, but at least for me personally there's something kind of off-putting about her whole... everything going on I guess. She's got a somewhat interesting backstory and she has had some pretty good character development, so I respect her as a good character, but eghhhh she's definitely not bad but I myself can't get into that. And in terms of gameplay, being at NP1 she wouldn't enable anything that I don't already have too, so if I rolled her instead of someone else it'd feel like such a missed opportunity compared to most of the rest on the banner.

Schez I know is a pretty controversial character (although she deserves much better!) but I don't blindly hate her like a lot of redditors do, far from it. However, story-wise so far she's been... really bland to me. I heard she gets better development later which is really nice, poor girl doesn't deserve all the flack he gets. But at least for now there hasn't been something to make me interested in her yet as a character. Gameplay-wise people tend to call her useless as well but I've done my own research there and I've come to the opposite conclusion, it appears that she rather kicks a lot of ass inside her niche. But it is a niche that has some pretty big overlap with other servants I own, so I don't think I'd want to invest so much exp and materials into her right away if I did get her... and while I don't have any real complaints about her actual design, I'm not really a fan of the particular art-style. So at least for me, she doesn't really have anything drawing me in and no real upsides to having her along.

So those are the two that would be, at least for me, the most disappointing GSSR pulls. Anyone else I either like them a lot or at the very least could put their kits to a lot of good use. They both seem to be good characters in their own right, but they don't mesh well with me at all and they are better off in another Chaldea for another master who can truly appreciate them more.
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on July 03, 2020, 06:07:33 AM
I mean, those are perfectly good reasons. Nothing worth bringing out the tiki torches, even.

As for me, I'm running Extra and praying I don't get Jeanne, because as much as the defense boost at NP2 helps screen enemy action outside of NP turns, it doesn't help nearly as much as literally any other potential NP2 in the relevant categories.

If I didn't manage to grab Brynhild, I would have likely contemplated running Lancer, but given I already have Karna and NP2 Tamalancer, reducing the Lancer weight even more makes it an easy answer.

Also blugh I need to get around to beating LB2 because we need a sombrero on our head to get mom to wake us up to watch Onicure, plus I need to get around to Aurora Steel farming for Ortlinde; but I do not have the motivation right now.
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Post by: Aya Reiko on July 04, 2020, 05:05:42 AM
All of the Statesman Re-Run is live...

Just what do I do with the extra Bunyan's?
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Post by: Rei Scarlette on July 04, 2020, 05:38:33 AM
All of the Statesman Re-Run is live...

Just what do I do with the extra Bunyan's?

You can keep some extra bunyans if you want to use her as a swap-in-swap-out buffer by keeping her a lower level so she dies quicker. Works better if you happen to have taunt CEs, but either way, it's some kind of an idea to put on the backburner for maybe potential future use. Better than just burning her anyways since it gives more options even if they're reeeeeally niche ones.
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on July 06, 2020, 10:34:52 PM
My body is ready for the maintenance tonight. Question is, are we going to take down the servers a la JP New Year 2018?
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Post by: Kilgamayan on July 07, 2020, 04:05:58 AM
LET'S GO LADS
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Post by: Aya Reiko on July 07, 2020, 04:24:13 AM
Going Berserker, let do this...

Landed Nightengale.  I'll take the crazy nurse.
(The rest was 3*'s and junk 3* & 4* CE's)
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on July 07, 2020, 04:31:24 AM
eyyy Jalter. Also NP5 Salieri, but getting Brynhild's girlfriend is good too.
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Post by: Aya Reiko on July 07, 2020, 05:23:27 AM
Skadi did not come home for me...

But Pavarti and Lobo did.  Along with a fair number of 4*'s getting an NP upgrade.
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Post by: Kilgamayan on July 07, 2020, 05:53:30 AM
Ruler Jeanne and NP3 Salieri off the Extra banner for me.

210 SQ to get Skadi. Got Tamamo Cat twice and Mary Read once along the way.
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Post by: Rei Scarlette on July 07, 2020, 07:10:13 AM
Don't have the funds to roll GSSR yet (well I have the money in cash but not in the bank) so it must wait until later in the week. Skadi came home and somehow I think it's the most nervous I've ever been in this game. Heart just about skipped a beat when I saw a gold card and again when I saw the caster side of the card. It all worked out but I was speechless in the moment

Weird how that works. I had already decided I'd just accept it if I didn't get her, too, so not sure why I got so worked up over it.
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Post by: commandercool on July 07, 2020, 07:15:23 PM
My GSSR was on Assassins and my priority list was MHX->Cleopatra or Semiramis->any other result. I got Cleopatra, which is fine. She doesn't thrill me given that I already have Shuten raised but, but I'll definitely use her and I'm sure I'll enjoy her.

FGO has been giving out so much free currency recently that Project Beach Banana's goal has been revised from an NP3 Ibaraki Lancer to an NP5 Ibaraki Lancer. I should be able to manage that no problem at this point, and then she can have all my remaining grails.
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Post by: Neovereign on July 08, 2020, 08:22:37 AM
No Skadi yet... I don't actively desire/pursue many servants, but when I do, they do their best to not come. Conversely, using 1-3 tickets or a 10 pull for CEs gets me gold servants pretty well so far. That is keeping the former in mind, however...
I sure wish I could've gotten the 200 SQ that everyone seems to be catching Skadi with before running out of, but I don't have the login days to get that...
I'll probably be relying on the login streak 10 tickets, because these Pseudo-singularities are annoying as hell.
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Post by: Aya Reiko on July 08, 2020, 03:45:21 PM
No Skadi yet... I don't actively desire/pursue many servants, but when I do, they do their best to not come. Conversely, using 1-3 tickets or a 10 pull for CEs gets me gold servants pretty well so far. That is keeping the former in mind, however...
I sure wish I could've gotten the 200 SQ that everyone seems to be catching Skadi with before running out of, but I don't have the login days to get that...
I'll probably be relying on the login streak 10 tickets, because these Pseudo-singularities are annoying as hell.
I'll admit I'm a Dolphin, but I'll never go as far as become a Whale.  I have it mentally ingrained that no servant is worth "that" much.  So I've given up pursuit outside of the last ticket held by SAlter and any others held by login bonuses.

Command Codes are here... yay?
I gave Raikou a Lucky Beast on one of her Buster cards for a little added survivability as most of the other codes seem like situational swords.  I need to think on who gets what and where.
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Post by: Neovereign on July 08, 2020, 04:28:24 PM
I'll admit I'm a Dolphin, but I'll never go as far as become a Whale.  I have it mentally ingrained that no servant is worth "that" much.  So I've given up pursuit outside of the last ticket held by SAlter and any others held by login bonuses.
Oh right no money used here either. I considered if it would be nice for a brief moment before the prices made me nope.
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Post by: Kasu on July 09, 2020, 02:07:59 AM
I was pleasantly surprised by the two-hundred SQ, but I'm keeping most of it for this year's Summer event so that I can nab Foreigner MHX and possibly Beach BB. With that said though, I did managed to NP2 my Scheherazade on my obligatory Skadi banner ten-pull, though the Caster card got my hopes up for a few moments, haha.
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Post by: commandercool on July 12, 2020, 01:35:40 AM
I feel like I only ever use Robin Hood during challenge quests, but man does he ever not disappoint. He made an absolute fool of Artoria Alter. Does anyone know what the hit rate for his poison skill is? I didn't have it miss once against her which seems pretty good given her reasonably high magic resist.
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on July 12, 2020, 07:20:04 AM
I believe it's 100% by default; that would be about an 82.5% chance to hit on SAlter.

Also ugggh I need to get around to finishing Salem; mister witch hunter really makes me not want to go through it, and I don't want to skip the story just to get to beating it. First world problems.
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Post by: commandercool on July 13, 2020, 12:37:06 AM
Nooo don't skip the story, it's really good! Everything (mostly) comes together in the end in a satisfying way.
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Post by: Kilgamayan on July 13, 2020, 03:53:18 AM
Yeah, if there's any story to not skip, it's Salem.
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on July 14, 2020, 09:52:56 AM
It's really just Hopkins being a really effective hatesink to me that's turning me off. I can (and am) enjoy the story when he's off somewhere else; but the bullheaded/ignorant/holier than thou way he goes about doing things gets my dander going something fierce.

I'm plugging away at it and should be able to get to the last couple of Memorial Quests in the time limit. At least it's only nine chapters long, so I won't have to deal with his face for much longer.


EDIT: To celebrate EXTRA's 10th, JP gets EoR 1.5: SE.RA.PH entering Main Interlude; and buffs for Kingprotea, Melt, and Suzuka!
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Post by: Aya Reiko on July 17, 2020, 02:32:00 PM
Landed Summer Fran and Summer Umu (my first 5* Summer servant) on one 10-roll after 12 tix.  I'll wait 'til Summer Nito is alone on rate-up to chase after her.

edit--

-PSA-  Don't choose "Repeat" if you intend to use any of the 3 boosters.
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on July 18, 2020, 05:22:17 AM
Landed Summer Fran and Summer Umu (my first 5* Summer servant) on one 10-roll after 12 tix.  I'll wait 'til Summer Nito is alone on rate-up to chase after her.

edit--

-PSA-  Don't choose "Repeat" if you intend to use any of the 3 boosters.
Nice on the UMU and Fran. I ran a bit on the Skadi/Holmes banner and ended up netting Ruler of Richenbach. Admittedly I probably should have waited for today when it's just Skadi on rate up, but I don't mind having Holmes instead of her.

So who did everyone pick for the two Travel Portraits? I picked up Altera and Brynhild (though I admit I was mightily tempted by Abigail and Suzuka).
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Post by: Rei Scarlette on July 18, 2020, 09:44:24 AM
For the travel portraits, I went with MHXA and Salter. Have to go with the waifus, and hoping to eventually have a CE for each of the salterfaces. Last time we got to pick CEs, I grabbed one for Lalter there.

There were a lot of really nice ones to choose from this year, though.
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Post by: commandercool on July 19, 2020, 02:17:04 AM
I picked Mash and Da Vinci. Same ones I picked for the formalwear I'm pretty sure. Although I was tempted by Hokusai and Tamamo.
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Post by: Aya Reiko on July 19, 2020, 03:04:12 AM
Picked Abby and Tomoe.  Abby is best girl and Tomoe is too cute.
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Post by: Kasu on July 19, 2020, 05:11:23 AM
I ended up going for Circe and Kiyohime. I always seem to end up picking Kiyo for these types of things and I regret nothing.
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Post by: Kilgamayan on July 19, 2020, 05:21:05 AM
My decision actually would have been easier with one ticket instead of two.

Picked Atalanta and, after rending my soul into many pieces from the agony of making one more decision, Tamamo.

I'm so sorry, Tomoe. :(
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Post by: commandercool on July 19, 2020, 05:29:00 AM
I still haven't ever used my Tomoe. Before I got her I feel like I needed a good simple single-target Archer all the time and didn't have one, but now that I've gone to all the trouble of leveling her up and leveling her skills and stuff I haven't come across an opportunity to use her once. I know people love her character, I should just start shoehorning her onto teams to get a feel for her.
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on July 19, 2020, 05:41:38 AM
I still haven't ever used my Tomoe. Before I got her I feel like I needed a good simple single-target Archer all the time and didn't have one, but now that I've gone to all the trouble of leveling her up and leveling her skills and stuff I haven't come across an opportunity to use her once. I know people love her character, I should just start shoehorning her onto teams to get a feel for her.
Same. Chloe's just too dang stronk just by herself to really have opportunities to use a crit/Burn focused Archer.
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Post by: commandercool on July 19, 2020, 05:53:46 AM
I don't even own Chloe, she's from before my time. But Ishtar tends to do enough heavily lifting that I haven't felt the need to run multiple Archers on a team for a while.

Edit: Does anyone know if the golem enemies in the berserker node for the event have some kind of flat damage reduction ability that's always active? I've farmed Team Fran's node dozens and dozens of time and I've had bronze golems survive Ishtar's NP with like 100 health left a couple of times and it should be impossible for her NP to hit for damage numbers that low as far as I know. The only explanation I can think of is that either damage variance is WAY higher than I thought or there's some kind of passive ability in effect or something...?
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Post by: Aya Reiko on July 20, 2020, 06:01:58 AM
I don't even own Chloe, she's from before my time. But Ishtar tends to do enough heavily lifting that I haven't felt the need to run multiple Archers on a team for a while.

Edit: Does anyone know if the golem enemies in the berserker node for the event have some kind of flat damage reduction ability that's always active? I've farmed Team Fran's node dozens and dozens of time and I've had bronze golems survive Ishtar's NP with like 100 health left a couple of times and it should be impossible for her NP to hit for damage numbers that low as far as I know. The only explanation I can think of is that either damage variance is WAY higher than I thought or there's some kind of passive ability in effect or something...?
Not that I know of.  You are sure those are Zerker Golems, golems can show elsewhere with a different class.  Also, are you using Ishtarin's first skill before NPing them?

Landed a Medjed.  I'll conserve SQ and wait 'til Final Honnoji for Zerker Nobu.
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on July 20, 2020, 06:40:10 AM
Crater B Fran nodes are Caster, so yeah, if you're farming there, that's why.

The 5th Anniversary visuals are all really neat. It should come to no one's surprise that the one featuring Osakabehime (https://i.imgur.com/fHypHH0.jpg) is literally in front of Himeji Castle.
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Post by: commandercool on July 20, 2020, 10:58:32 PM
Ha ha I legit did not realize the golems were Casters, I feel dumb now. :D

I'm used to golems being Berserkers and the last node I farmed a bunch they were Berserkers. That makes a lot more sense. Well, good on Ishtar for being able to take out class-neutral enemies with pretty good HP a vast vast majority of the time.
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Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on July 22, 2020, 04:29:59 AM
First off, congratulations for Desert Beauty for their first (and only) win in the Dead Heat section across all servers.

That aside...

FATE/EXTRA REMAKE ANNOUNCED (https://youtu.be/p652XatNyjw)
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Post by: Aya Reiko on July 31, 2020, 04:04:30 PM
Summer 2020 event to follow almost immediately after the 2019 re-run concludes, Sem-pa-i.
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Post by: Kilgamayan on July 31, 2020, 08:23:41 PM
Can't wait for this lineup. I could take Meb or leave her but all the others are super good.
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Post by: commandercool on August 01, 2020, 12:55:27 AM
I am! So ready! For Ibaraki! At this rate I think I have a very good shot at getting her to NP5. And between her and Summer Kyoko coming out on Monday in Magia Record I'll get to do like 1000+ pulls in a couple of days. Fingers crossed I don't end up disappointed...
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Post by: Kasu on August 01, 2020, 05:17:20 AM
I've been saving most of my quartz for Heroine XX, so I've been waiting for this. I just hope that I can get her. ;>;
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on August 01, 2020, 06:09:30 AM
True form Osakabehime CE (https://gamepress.gg/grandorder/craft-essences/lady-foxy) is actually the biggest thing I want from the event. Good thing it's a shop CE.

Really, though, all the Summer 3 doujin CEs are things I'm really interested in, from the one parodying We Never Learn, that one Kiara one...


EDIT: Welcome to Hawaii, guys! Go ask Mordred for some surfing lessons, try not to get photobombed by Medb, and above all, give Jeanne Alter a summer she won't soon forget!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on August 03, 2020, 02:27:10 PM
Four tix and a new Summer Ibaraki.

One 10-roll later, first thing to show up... Summer Jeanne.  Also the 5* event CE right at the end.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on August 03, 2020, 09:12:46 PM
I'm saving the bulk of my pulls for Thursday(?) when Ibaraki is solo on the banner but I decided to pull until I got something for now so I'd have some event CEs to get me started. It took 70 pulls before I got a single new Servant, but it was Ibaraki fortunately. Got three copies of the 5* event CE. Bad luck so far, but I've got 175+ pulls left to get more copies of her later.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on August 04, 2020, 02:07:32 AM
Threw three 10-pulls and a couple of ticket at the banner but the only gold Servant was Heracles. Not that Heracles is BAD, of course, but when I'm looking for cute girls in swimsuits I'm not looking for him.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on August 04, 2020, 03:18:26 AM
After I saw Ushi's swimsuit I decided to do more pulls on the main banner until I got one of her because she looks cool. My next ten-pull included Jeanne Archer, Ushi Assassin, AND a dupe Enkidu (my first NP2 5*, and a dupe of my first 5* ever). So that's uh... good. :D

Definitely gonna stop there until Ibaraki solo day, I don't need more copies of Ushi.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on August 04, 2020, 04:12:16 AM
Man, Lancaraki's NP animation is absolutely fantastic.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on August 04, 2020, 05:32:16 AM
Tried to get Assassin-Ushi, but I NP2'd Summer Jeanne instead.

I'll wait 'til next year to try for Summer Ushi again.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on August 05, 2020, 12:10:03 AM
One minor annoyance, it seems BB pops up and tells you it's okay to skip even if it's a new scene that you haven't seen before. So far I have not seen an actual repeated seen yet but BB has always been there telling me "You've already seen this bit, so go ahead and hit the skip button"

I imagine that... is supposed to be a conditional popup that would only show if you've actually already seen the scene before. Just a word of advice for those of you who care about the story, ignore BB until you've gone far enough into the scene to know if you're actually seeing something new or not first.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on August 05, 2020, 03:15:19 AM
Just a word of advice

ignore BB

Evergreen.

I experienced the same thing you did but chalked it up to Beebs being a tricksy fire trucker, because the #1 thing Beebs is good at is being a tricksy fire trucker. I won't trust that she's not trying to trip the player up at every turn until the event is actually over.

(Note: I have not actually spoiled the plot of this one for myself)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on August 05, 2020, 06:10:16 AM
I think it's that actually BB is just automatically skipping over the scenes you've already encountered. The first time you get the actual choice to skip is the second doujin you create; the results (where you lose and Medb wins) are passed over (though the other copypasta part where Robin and JAlter go "oh, we didn't win, better luck next time!" wasn't skipped).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on August 06, 2020, 05:58:11 AM
Okay, I did the rest of my pulls (just under 200). I got:

-Three copies of Ibaraki, four total
-Two copies of Jeanne Archer(!), three total
-Like my fifth and sixth copies of Lobo
-A second Nursery Rhyme
-Many many events CEs

No NP5 Ibaraki which is kind of a bummer, I had really bad luck with her for how many pulls I did. Four 5*s is great even if none of them are really characters I wanted.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on August 07, 2020, 05:49:04 AM
What are good cards for the event Command Codes?  I just got Crest of Humanity and I'm not sure who to give it to.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on August 08, 2020, 02:36:09 PM
Landed Ibaraki and Ushi with my final first banner 10-pull \o/
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on August 08, 2020, 03:50:43 PM
Farming BB Bucks without a ton of event CEs seems like it would be a real slog. If there's an event I'm glad I bought heavily into I guess it's one with gold gems. Probably wouldn't have bought any of them with just natural farming.

What are good cards for the event Command Codes?  I just got Crest of Humanity and I'm not sure who to give it to.

That's a good question. I still haven't used any command codes at all and I probably should. I just don't tend to do pal point pulls so I don't have many.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on August 10, 2020, 05:22:16 AM
While chasing Summer BB, I got spooked...

... by MurderDaughter.

But alas, no Summer servant from "Banner 3" this year.  There's always next year.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on August 10, 2020, 06:33:32 AM
Got spooked by AAAAARRRRRRTTTHHHHUUUURRRRR myself while hunting for XX.

Contemplating buying more quartz because I know I'm not going to have quartz for this banner between Kama, Fortnite NEET, and Lambdaryllis.... But that will have to wait one way or another at least until XX's solo rate up.


EDIT: RIP Okita getting a better skill this year. They just revealed the other Saber for 5th Anniversary Rank Ups, and it's Artoria again.

EDIT2: The 5th Anniversary GSSR is only five banners; one for each year of the game. Only Limited Servants from that particular year.

EDIT3: Just off the new Servants alone, Summer 5 is probably going to be a real crazy summer camp...

EDIT4: OHstrawberries the 5th Anniversary Servant is!
ARTORIA CASTER
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on August 11, 2020, 06:32:09 AM
I thought I didn't have any other servant goals in the long-term and that after MHXX, I'd just kind of roll things on a whim.

Now I have a goal once again. God bless the ability to save for two full years in advance, but also curse the two year wait
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on August 11, 2020, 05:43:43 PM
Just a quick thought buu~uut...

Is there going to be a Summer Event 2020 in Japan?  I would have thought we would have heard of something by now.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on August 11, 2020, 07:30:25 PM
The 5th anniversary stream showed a handful of new summer Servant designs (I've seen Illya, Byrnhildr, and Kiara at the very least), so I assume there's going to be a summer event.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on August 13, 2020, 02:34:19 PM
Actually cleared the Challenge Quest without using Command Spells \o/

Team was Skadi/Alterlanta/Support Merlin + Hokusai/Jeanne/Mash with Order Change subbing Jeanne for Skadi immediately. Jeanne/Alterlanta/Merlin carried almost everything until I forgot Caster Nero's NP has Ignore Invincible at around Turn 25 or so and lost Alterlanta and Merlin, but I had enough leeway to carelessly screw around and lose Hokusai and Skadi to Archer Helena spamming her Charge Gain skill before Jeanne and Mash finally finished cleaning up.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on August 13, 2020, 04:33:07 PM
I had eight pulls off of the tickets and quartz I picked up from the event to get that fifth Ibaraki Lancer and I actually got her. That's a rarity!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on August 14, 2020, 04:59:37 AM
I had eight pulls off of the tickets and quartz I picked up from the event to get that fifth Ibaraki Lancer and I actually got her. That's a rarity!
That's awesome, congrats on the NP5 banana on a stick.

I did elect to buy another quartz pack to try for XX and BB, and after a few hours of PANIK while at work (why isn't the balance being updated why it's updated on GFL maybe it's updated oh god no what if I have to contact support), I successfully vented the last of my quartz getting XX, BB, and Tomoe. And way more Musashi CEs than I'd like. Aaaaand that's the very last bit of paid quartz I'm going to use until GSSR/New Year's. (Also the two of them will probably be sitting on the sidelines for a bit because I do not have the embers to feed them, like, at all right now.)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on August 14, 2020, 12:33:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIo0UH5ejI8

Summer 5 commercial has dropped.

Looks like the summer girls are:

Yu Miaoyi (event-exclusive)
Byrnhildr
Illyasviel von Einsbern
Tomoe Gozen YEAH BOIIIIIII
Kiara Sessyoin
Murasaki Shikibu
Abigail Williams

An interesting lineup, to be sure!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on August 15, 2020, 05:25:51 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIo0UH5ejI8

Summer 5 commercial has dropped.

Looks like the summer girls are:

Yu Miaoyi (event-exclusive)
Byrnhildr
Illyasviel von Einsbern
Tomoe Gozen YEAH BOIIIIIII
Kiara Sessyoin
Murasaki Shikibu
Abigail Williams

An interesting lineup, to be sure!
Event Exclusive?  Does that mean she's the welfare servant?

edit-  Yup, she's the welfare servant.

No Saberfaces this year...  A first for a summer event.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on August 16, 2020, 02:35:26 AM
I try to avoid that term - it bothers me on a personal level when used in this context - but yes, she is the "free" 4*.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on August 17, 2020, 05:04:27 AM
Got my 50-day login bonus...

Landed a Summer Medb... and spooked by Berserker Vlad III.
Vlad and JtR, Summer BB REALLY didn't want to come to my Chaldea....
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on August 17, 2020, 09:33:54 AM
Well, uh... Kiara has apparently learned a lot from her Wizard self in CCC...

Sigurd got a Rank Up quest. (Upgraded damage scaling as usual; added guaranteed NP drain)

Hans got an Animation update. It looks neat - Hans doing a smug.

Summer Illya appears to have the first skill that can be dependent on the target's Ascension sprite. Kama is only a valid target in her base Ascension; Nursery Rhyme is not a valid target in hers.


EDIT: Aaaauuuuuugggghhh the Valkyries are getting models, but they're all $275+ each aaaaauuuugggh I want Ortlinde but I can't justify spending that much on a figure
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on August 18, 2020, 05:17:10 AM
Some of the classes have been revealed...

Yu Miaoyi (Event Reward) - Lancer
Kiara Sessyoin - 5* MoonCancer w/ a unique Class Card
Byrnhildr - 4* Berserker
Illyasviel von Einsbern - 4* Archer

Summoning Banner #2 is Sigurd, EMIYA, and Lanling Wang

Abigail Williams - Foreigner
Murasaki Shikibu - Rider
Tomoe Gozen - Saber
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on August 20, 2020, 05:17:59 AM
Back in Luluhawa, while Tomoe and Yagyu are adorable searching for the elusive loco moco, my favorite part of that scene is the fact that the narration goes out of their way to tell you just how screwed Mortiarty is on Electric Steam's upcoming journey up Diamond Head.

I'm glad I'm done doujin grinding, and I just need a little bit more on the bills to clean out the shop. I vented one CS on the CQ because Nitocris just wouldn't die when I needed her to, and I didn't want to bother resetting just to keep the front line alive. Hilariously, Ishtar screwed up and failed to actually finish off Hijikata with her combo, just in range to give me enough NP gauge to make her pay with max power SHINSENGUMI DA.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on August 21, 2020, 05:08:04 AM
11M DL Campaign inbound.

It'll be the last time Summer Artoria and Marie will be on rate up.  (Ruler Martha will be on rate-up again for XMas 2020 and its re-run.)
Completing Rank-Up quests will be added to Extra Master Missions. Earn 10 SQ for every 10 Rank-Up quests up to a maximum of 80 SQ.
All Rank-Up quests will cost 1/4 AP during the campaign.
1/2 AP Cost for ember gathering quests.
2x Super and Great Success.
Limited time items in Mana and Rare Prism exchange.  (The usual stuff.)
Servant and CE enhancement cost 1/2 QP.
SQ Rewards for completing Rank-Up quests doubled.  All previously completed Rank-Up quests will be retroactively be rewarded bonus SQ.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Neovereign on August 24, 2020, 01:54:42 AM
I jokingly told a friend I would pull BB in the last minutes with a single pull...
At any rate, it's a good thing I held off on doing the Rank Up quests. Hooray. But Mana Prisms are getting low...
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on September 05, 2020, 03:14:06 AM
Everyone probably already knew this, but I just realized that Mash counts as effective against all classes for the purposes of event CEs in the Fate Zero event. That increased my material yield by quite a bit.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on September 07, 2020, 01:41:59 PM
I decided to spend all of my savings since Servantfest on the Shuten rank up banner. If I pull a Raikou then that's great since I don't have her yet, and if I get a second Shuten then I'll grail her. It turned out to be preeeetty profitable. Got a Raikou and a Drake (who I also didn't have). There's uh... a theme going there! Also one Yagyu which is good, although I have an NP3 Lancelot so I'm a bit less excited for him than I might be otherwise. 82 pulls total. More 5*s than 4*s again, that's been a weird pattern lately. But a good one!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on September 08, 2020, 05:53:44 AM
Beat the CQ without the need of using CS's.
Line-up: Sanzang, Illya, Support Merlin, Chloe, OG Mash, Medea.  Plugsuit MC.
Focused on EMIYA.  Once his break bar breaks, tag-team him with both Illya's and Sanzang's NP's.
After Kerry is gone, beat on Diamund 'til he loses his break bar (Sanzang got KO'd in the meantime, which was mostly anticipated).  Swapped in Medea for Illya and immediately RWotD and NP'd him.  Then I let Chloe continue to whale on him 'til he finally fell.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on September 08, 2020, 11:47:05 AM
Yeah this CQ was surprisingly easy. Went Sanzang/Euryale/Support Merlin/Jeanne/two others that ended up not mattering at all (I think Alterlanta and Mash). Kiritsugu went down super fast to Hero Sanzang NP spam, and while Euryale ate Diarmuid's NP on break (he was Charmed from EotE but I forgot the first thing his break did was clear that out), Jeanne showing up just meant no one else was going to die and victory was only a matter of time.

Also plugsuit CE, though I did not use Order Change.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on September 11, 2020, 05:52:57 AM
GilFest inbound in about 4 days.  Get your apples ready.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on September 11, 2020, 11:06:30 PM
Oooh man I still need to do Lostbelt 2 and I was hoping for more of a gap between events. Although I guess we'll get a Halloween rerun before Oniland.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on September 12, 2020, 04:12:28 PM
Oooh man I still need to do Lostbelt 2 and I was hoping for more of a gap between events. Although I guess we'll get a Halloween rerun before Oniland.
My guess the re-run will happen immediately after BiNY ends.  Then we get a "break" with a Interlude Campaign.  After that, Oniland.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on September 13, 2020, 04:36:33 AM
Man, Lostbelt 2 is REALLY wordy. Usually I take my time getting through a chapter so it's possible this isn't anywhere near the first time and I'm just now noticing, but I feel like Epic of Remnant was mostly great about pacing and not putting too much text in one go. Lostbelt seems to have slipped a little with that and could maybe use with a few shorter more text-only sections.

Also, do all chapters have this many typos when they first launch and they get fixed later? This is the first time I can remember noticing errors in FGO.

I am enjoying Lostbelt 2 a lot at any rate. It's got that problem every FGO chapter has where it makes you do the same basic fight a ridiculous number of times in a row toward the beginning, but the story seems great. It's hard for me to compare the Lostbelt stories to my favorite chapters since they're so much less self-contained, but I'm certainly not disappointed with the direction things are going so far.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on September 13, 2020, 01:44:34 PM
There are actually a surprising number of typos and such in F/GO NA dialogue, some of which have been around for ages (I just recently finished Tamamo Cat's Interlude and it had a couple, as an example). It's one of the few things that are generally agreed DW NA could stand to improve.

LB2 is super wordy because, well, look at who the star attraction is. :V
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on September 14, 2020, 03:23:58 PM
Well this just happened...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50341862656_c01334924b_c_d.jpg)

Double Gil on one 10-roll (after 5 tix).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on September 18, 2020, 06:29:15 AM
Grats on double Gil. I'm running solely on tickets right now, so not likely to get Gil or Moolah, and really I'd like to get Sitonai when Oniland drops anyway.

Speaking of, how have you guys been finding the Exhibition Quests so far? We've still got a ways to go before the really hard ones, but I've been finding them fun so far, and they've been relatively straightforward.


(Also new Passionlip figure (https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-118758) just dropped for preorder and sweet youkai Jesus the price on it)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on September 18, 2020, 06:56:18 PM
I've only done the first two exhibition quests but they were pretty easy as these things go.

The Assassin node in the current batch of farming quests is vexing me, I should be able to cleanly three-turn farm it if my Paracelsus had high enough skill levels but I need like 130 bones to get him there. I might be able to figure something reliable out with the right Mystic Code I guess but it kind of feels like I need Fragment of 2004 to do enough damage to one-shot the last wave with Sieg.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on September 19, 2020, 03:49:26 AM
First exhib was pretty reasonable, third I got first try but I just barely escaped by the skin of my teeth

Second I have literally no hope of ever doing despite having a huge chunk of the recommended Servants for it, and I'm probably not going to bother trying again unless I get really bored on the last day or two
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on September 19, 2020, 06:27:31 AM
Second I have literally no hope of ever doing despite having a huge chunk of the recommended Servants for it, and I'm probably not going to bother trying again unless I get really bored on the last day or two
Why? Too many crits?

It feels like it's a battle of how effectively can you loop NPs. As long as you keep killing the Spartans quickly, they can't ramp up to "fire truck you and your Merlin" levels, which just leaves Leonidas, who can nuke anyone from neutral.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on September 20, 2020, 03:23:40 AM
I typically don't even get anyone to an NP before a crit or seven come along to ruin me, yeah.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on September 20, 2020, 06:30:13 PM
Yeah I used Jeanne Archer for most of that one. She's weak to Leonidas which isn't ideal but she still lasted more than long enough to weaken his defense enough for Lancelot Saber to finish him off.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on September 22, 2020, 05:55:10 AM
Moolah's Pawn Shop is an amazing palate cleanser between Jaguar Country and the upcoming Infinity Sweets (name pending). After an initial bad timeTM with those taunts, Melt tore a hole right through. Poor (support) Merlin, though, stunlocked and debt-ridden in the back.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on September 22, 2020, 09:48:22 PM
The jaguar one is so annoying that I haven't really buckled down and just tried to clear it yet. I think I have a strategy that should work but I'm not looking forward to dealing with how long it is again...
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on September 23, 2020, 09:25:02 PM
Prototype Merlin is coming...  to FGO Arcade.

https://youtu.be/4TnkHICOXfY
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on September 24, 2020, 04:23:50 AM
Prototype Merlin is coming...  to FGO Arcade.

https://youtu.be/4TnkHICOXfY
Also Sita as an NPC Support.


As an aside, I am so glad Aurora Steel is a drop in the ticket node. Still need 40 for Ortlinde, and however many I still need for XX.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on September 25, 2020, 04:26:24 PM
Welp, it's finally happened to me.
Every servant I have, all 155 of them, from my 1*'s to my 5*'s, are max level.  So I grailed AUO.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on September 26, 2020, 07:13:12 AM
So, uh, as it turns out, if you kick Hijikata with the HP to 1 penalty, it counts as full health for his S3 and NP. If you want to use Nero's three turn Guts as a last stand, someone needs to punch out that Spriggan...
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on September 27, 2020, 11:57:53 AM
if you kick Hijikata with the HP to 1 penalty, it counts as full health for his S3 and NP

Do it anyway if you're not a coward (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDBp8Ou1Zu8)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on September 30, 2020, 04:53:47 AM
Once the lotto ends, it's time to scale the castle-pyramid-castle-thingy.  Again.

Don't forget to pick the other Mecha-Eli this time, as they count as separate characters and both can be used on the team.

----
edit-

Landed Carmilla on my 2nd 10-roll.  Used this (https://youtu.be/woyaKianemI) as my catalyst.  Plus another 4* Event CE and NP2'd Beowulf, still no 5* Event CE's.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on October 02, 2020, 04:16:55 PM
eyyyy the Shinsengumi's getting buffs.

Okita: Shukuchi tacks on a 1-turn Bonus Effect buff that triggers on her face cards (before the attack!) that gives Attack Up for 1 turn.

Hijikata: Disengage now also gives a 3-turn stacking Guts (1 HP).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on October 02, 2020, 05:03:16 PM
Oooh, wtb that Disengage buff for Banana.

I've always wished they would buff it to be usable while stunned/charmed, but Guts would be great too. Especially for Hijikata, but Banana would be able to make great use of it too.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on October 07, 2020, 06:03:58 AM
Time to go nuke the Coffin Archer. (Sidenote: if you picked up XX during the summer, try her against the mass-produced Mecha-Elis! She doesn't get the damage bonus, but they're all Threats to Humanity!)

Also, the Case Files anime is getting dubbed, with the box set (https://www.rightstufanime.com/Lord-El-Melloi-IIs-Case-Files-Rail-Zepellin-Grace-note-Box-Set-Blu-ray) releasing mid-December. I wonder a little bit about smol!Olga's voice.

Also also Sita confirmed 4* Archer (https://youtu.be/8yp0abKE9Gw) in Arcade.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on October 07, 2020, 04:13:29 PM
CQ Line-Up:  Summer-Raki / Summer-Mama / Waver / OG Mash / Support Summer-Raki / LAlter
Nuked the old man w/ NPs/Brave Chains.  Ignored the Mecha-Eli's.  Simple.

Oniland is inbound, prolly starting immediately after the Re-run ends.  Probably you're best chance to get Sitonai, although she's not Limited (yay!), but Story-locked instead (crap).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on October 08, 2020, 04:25:19 AM
I grabbed a Waver for support, spammed what needed to be spammed Turn 1, and then swapped him out for #5-slot Skadi to complement Lancer Ibaraki (kinda) and Jack (deffo) with Enkidu also kicking around in slot #4. Things never even got as far as slot #6 before Moriarty bit it. One of the easiest challenge quests they've done imo
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on October 08, 2020, 07:53:40 AM
Tamamo Summer wrecks face in the CQ, no problem. Anti-Male, Lancer, Halloween bonus damage... Only thing she doesn't have is defense pierce.

Obligatory reminder that you need to complete LB2 to participate in Oniland. If you're like me and haven't done it yet, go finish your store farming soon and get on that while the 1/2 AP thing is going.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on October 08, 2020, 10:19:15 AM
Last year, I cheesed it in 3 turns with a black grail lancer alter and 3 command seals for instant charging, because I was either lazy or busy at the time and couldn't be bothered to fight crime papa with respect.

This year, I'm feeling better about the clear cuz I did it in 8 turns with mama Raikou, a borrowed Waver, Skadi, and some taunters with +NP on death CEs equipped. It was pretty satisfying to see that nobody took damage except the designated taunters and it was just a matter of doing NPs and crits until he went down.

I've also made the decision to feed my second lizbot an equal number of grails as I gave to the first one. I was on the fence over it for a while, but after I was able to claim my own Mk.II I guess it was only a matter of time before my general love for robots and AI kicked in again. Those two are precious and deserve equal love and support.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on October 21, 2020, 05:11:09 AM
Did 3 10-rolls and spent a few tix and NP2'd Pavarti, 4 3* CEs, and 2 each of the 4* and 5* CE's.  Which is what I wanted, so I considered it a win for me.
Then I decided to spend the reward tix on the banner too...
... guess who decided to show up today off a Magifender point reward ticket.

Ii feels like if I'm being serious about getting the rate-up servant, it'll be gacha hell.  If I only consider getting the servant as a bonus, suffice to say he or she WILL show up in what little I planned to spend on the banner.
That said, Sitonai's personality is very much F/sn Illya as opposed to the other Illya. 
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on November 05, 2020, 04:44:42 AM
So! JP's getting upgrades for Abby, MHXX, and Yang; in what appears to be a Foreigner-related event. Also Abby/Yang banner, which is nice, since this is Abby's first banner since... literally EN's banner once maintenance ends.

EDIT: pfft got spooked by Jeanne and Zerkerlot.


EDIT2: Hey, new Foreigner (inb4 Ina leviathans for her like some of the other Foreigners) and Rider of the Wandering Sea! That one skill is super sus, though; looks like we might be fighting in a Zero Sail?!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on November 20, 2020, 09:03:45 AM
Woah, what's up with the crazy flood of materials in the mail? Is this part of some kind of system to help new players actually ascend their Servants or something that we're getting retroactively?
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on November 20, 2020, 09:40:32 AM
Woah, what's up with the crazy flood of materials in the mail? Is this part of some kind of system to help new players actually ascend their Servants or something that we're getting retroactively?

Those are rewards that from this point forward you now obtain from clearing main quests in the story. Us who are caught up with things are getting them all as a huge lump sum retroactively, otherwise, they're obtained individually as nodes are cleared.

In a way it kind of does kind of doesn't help new players. On one hand the extra materials are very very nice, although on the other hand if you're having trouble getting that far because you can't ascend your servants, then you won't have these materials to help ascend them, so... It's a nice little bonus absolutely, but it doesn't entirely smooth over the new player difficulties as great as it could. Still helpful, though.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on November 20, 2020, 11:02:21 PM
Any bones are good bones, but that does still seem like a huge flaw with the game. I feel like the devs miss out on no money whatsoever by just giving every new player 50/30/10 of every material to get them started. I know at least two people IRL who quit playing early-ish because they got stuck on materials.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on November 27, 2020, 04:31:10 PM
Back in JP, more Servants are getting buffed.

Kintoki (Berserker)'s NP now also reduces Buster resist.

Danzo's NP now gives a party-wide Buster buff.

Ibaraki-Douji's Disengage is now targetable, gives a huge Crit buff, if the target is a Shuten-Douji, they get an Attack buff, and if there's any Shuten-Doujis on the field, Ibaraki gets some NP gauge.


EDIT: Well, uh... the new batch of Arcade Servants was announced. Saber Astolfo is a bit of a surprise. Lancer
Christmas Suzuka Gozen gyaru
is so far out of left field. I love how the mods on the subreddit made a new joke flair just for this announcement.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on November 30, 2020, 10:48:08 PM
That Ibaraki buff sounds spicy!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on December 03, 2020, 05:45:02 PM
My Yu Mei-ren "mis"adventures...

NP2'd Stheno, landed Saber Diarmuid and Yan Qing, and then finally got Yu. (Also NP5'd Red Hare) Took about 4 10-rolls and 9 tix.  No Qin Shi Huang, but after landing Abby twice in as many rolls when chasing Circe, I'm not complaining.

... I've just looked at my old Free 4* ticket listing (my then means of tracking who I do and don't have), I only have 9 non-limited 4*'s I don't have one copy of left; Gawain, Yagyu, Rama, Lanling Wang, Qin Laingyu, Chiron, Tristan, Valkryie, and Marie.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on December 03, 2020, 10:06:46 PM
Got nobody new out of a 10-pull, but Yu Miaoyi came three tickets later, so I'm pretty pumped.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on December 13, 2020, 01:06:01 PM
I just want to say I was really hoping Quetz's stage name would be "Samba Island Mask" to continue on the "*** Island Mask" legacy and also play off of the original Santa Island Mask

But this is acceptable too. Really looking forward to snagging those juicy 20 Reactor Cores from the event shop so that I don't have to farm them anymore lol
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on December 13, 2020, 01:34:42 PM
Bootymante acquired \o/
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on December 13, 2020, 04:54:48 PM
3 10-rolls, but no Brandles, but did NP2 Ruler-Martha and get 1 each of the event CE's.  Saving the rest for at least the GSSR.

Sidenote for those who don't know, this event has not re-run in JP.  It may be your only chance for Ruler-Quetz.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on December 16, 2020, 07:58:09 AM
And the new Santa (for JP) is...  Saber Karna.  And a new 5* (probably) that we know nothing about.  Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on December 16, 2020, 09:50:32 AM
Santa taking Boxing Day a bit too literally (and wrong kind of box, anyway).
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on December 16, 2020, 04:26:34 PM
More intel from JP;
The new 5* is Vritra, an AOE Arts-based lancer and will not be limited.  (So, similar to Brandles.)
Georgios gets an animation update.  Beowulf get a buff to his third skill 3.  Ruler-Martha returns to the gacha.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on December 28, 2020, 07:54:07 AM
Friendly reminder - you need to drop a meteor on Mayall in order to enter the Enmatei. If you haven't beaten LB3 yet, take advantage of the 1/4 AP and do it. Right now.

I'm a little concerned that I've managed to collect 17 of the 43 Limited Servants on the upcoming GSSR. (All Limited Servants in one pool.) A 40% dupe chance is... not ideal.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on December 29, 2020, 06:31:38 AM
Also the GSSR returns and the guaranteed 5* servant is limited to only Limited servants. It requires 15 paid SQ. 
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on December 29, 2020, 10:44:45 AM
cheep cheep motherfire truckers it's bird time
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kasu on December 29, 2020, 05:36:21 PM
Got my weekly summon ticket last night and somehow rolled Yagyu from the story gacha. Didn't expect that at all.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on January 01, 2021, 03:37:58 AM
[REDACTED FOR SPOILERS]

Holy this JP New Year is loaded.


EDIT: Squirtoria from the GSSR. Not bad; I dodged the dupe. Complete failure on the birb, though.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on January 01, 2021, 08:13:52 AM
Did the NA GSSR, got Merlin.

Hell yeah!!!

edit-
Nothing much to report on my Beni pursuit; New Qin Liangyu, NP5'd Tamacat, NP3'd Fionn, and a standard set of event CE's.  Saving the rest for the other gacha.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on January 01, 2021, 08:50:11 AM
My GSSR ended up being Jalter. Not even close to my top pick, but it's pretty impossible to complain about that!

I finished Lostbelt 3 a couple of days ago and thought it was great. Easily my favorite Lostbelt and among my favorite chapters ever. It doesn't quite top Shinjuku or Salem for me, but I'm liking where the story is going.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on January 01, 2021, 01:24:36 PM
I got a rock (https://fategrandorder.fandom.com/wiki/Arthur_Pendragon_(Prototype)). :(

NP5 Ibaraki, though! First-ever Gold NP5.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Rei Scarlette on January 01, 2021, 01:54:50 PM
I got Jeanne Alter and a Waver, except something's weird about the Waver, he looks like a 4 star craft essence?

I can't be mad though, I may only ever roll Waver as random assorted CEs, but I have no complaints about finishing off my Avenger collection. Also got a Beni Bird with the celebratory tickets+quartz so I think I'm done rolling on things until Reines comes around
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on January 06, 2021, 08:32:02 AM
This event is soooo Touhou. I chalked it up to drawing from the same source material at first but the overall plot resembles Touhou 11 so much that at this point I'm assuming some of it is intentional homage.

Also I don't know how I feel about the fact that Goredolf
is the same age as me
...
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on January 08, 2021, 05:30:50 AM
Welp, it appears that KR has made themselves a full-on Lostbelt.

(Context (https://www.reddit.com/r/grandorder/comments/krthjk/korean_server_kr_server_allows_old_players_to/): Netmarble tried making a special Start Dash campaign for everyone to get people back after the Incineration; someone apparently took exception, banannaed on Twitter, and forced them to cancel it. Cue people review-bombing FGO KR so hard it got briefly blocked on Google Play for spam.)


EDIT: Augh the CQ is bringing back bad memories of the Jaguar Gilfest CQ

EDIT2: So, after this is... Prisma Codes, right? Here's hoping for Miyu.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on January 16, 2021, 05:29:46 AM
Decided to give the da Vinci banner a single 10-roll...

...an awful lot of loading later...

Got a new da Vinci-chan and a new Napoleon.  But no 4* servants.
Perfect. I should be primed for Miyu...
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kasu on January 17, 2021, 03:16:32 AM
Did a 10-pull on the second banner for the New Year's event last week and ended up with a Li Shuwen and a Wu Zetian, so that was an unexpectedly nice surprise.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: commandercool on January 19, 2021, 06:37:07 PM
Oh god that little Learning With Manga storyline is hilarious. They should do these more often...
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on January 20, 2021, 08:48:15 AM
Eeeyyy Miyu and NP23 Illya. No 5* Event CEs though, which is kind of weird, but okay. Also Sigfried spook.

EDIT: I still feel it's a damn shame the Testament Spiritron Dress doesn't change her voice lines.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on January 30, 2021, 11:52:13 PM
Got Miyu, but it took more than I'd like to admit.  Also NP2'd Carmilla and NP3'd CasGil.  Also I have a full compliment of event CEs (when combined with those from the original run).

Emptied out the shop, the CQ... went surprisingly according to plan.  Line-up: Merlin, Scathach, Support Summer SAlter, Ozzy, Raikou, Mash.  Plugsuit MC.  Got Illya and Chloe to NP at the same time thanks to Chloe's Break Bar effect.  Once Merlin got the Avalon train going it was never gonna stop.  Shishou took out Chloe.  Swapped Shishou for Mash and let her eat the NP when Illya was going to NP again with Invuln Pierce still up.  Ozzy and SSS took out Illya.  It was effectively over with just Miyu left on the field.  Never needed Raikou.

Spent my RP on Royal Brand (the only MC still in the shop) and the Heroic Portrait CE unlock (picked Scathach).  Not sure on what to spend RP on next.  Trial Quests are a waste.  I'm saving my MP for the Bella Lisa CE.  And the other CE's don't seem that impressive, especially for their cost.

I'll 10-roll the Valentine's banner once, but otherwise I'm stockpiling tix and SQ for Titan Waifu.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on January 31, 2021, 12:47:34 AM
Got Miyu, but it took more than I'd like to admit.

Same, hadn't planned to throw more than one 10-pull at this banner but the lure of A Limited 4* was too strong (and was only exacerbated by residual bitterness from missing out on Fujino)

I might actually not pull on the Valentine's banner at all, Murasaki would be nice but isn't a very high priority with everyone else coming down the pipe this year (JINAKO OR BUST)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on February 02, 2021, 07:43:48 AM
Reminder that the Valentine's scenes upcoming are fully voiced. Make sure you have a gig or two to spare to download the files, else make sure you're on Wi-Fi when you do choco exchanges so you don't burn up all your data.

(JINAKO OR BUST)

(SAKURAFACES OR BUST)

((ALSO BOUDICA AND CALIGULA GOT ANIMATION UPDATES))

(((Pochi-sensei drawing Brynhild gives me life)))
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on February 04, 2021, 04:54:39 PM
Did 5 tix and one 10-roll on the Valentine's banner; Got 2 each of the 5* and 4* CE's and one 3* CE.

Saving for Titan Waifu.  (Sakurafaces FTW.)  If I get lucky and get her early, I'll consider rolling for the Cosmic Thot too.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on February 04, 2021, 05:29:59 PM
the Cosmic Thot

Space Ishtar isn't coming until way late in the year, that's plenty of time to save up
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on February 04, 2021, 05:52:11 PM
Space Ishtar isn't coming until way late in the year, that's plenty of time to save up
Maybe I should've called her "Planet F***er" instead...
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on February 04, 2021, 07:59:45 PM
Still sounds like Ishtar to me, she absolutely would if she could

Honestly, it seems a more difficult task to find an endearing negative description of Kiara that cannot also apply to Ishtar in some way
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on February 05, 2021, 07:15:49 AM
Goodsmile is defictionalizing Lambda's hoodie (http://s.goodsmile.link/4XF) and making Class Card figures (https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/10720/Servant+Class+Card+Trading+Figures.html). I wonder if they'll ever get around to making the Extra classes, too...
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Kilgamayan on February 09, 2021, 04:56:05 PM
3-turned the CQ rofl

(Would've been 2-turn but I slightly overestimated how much damage I'd do Turn 1 and left her with ~2K HP before the break bar)
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on February 15, 2021, 07:53:41 AM
CCC Rerun starts right after Valentine's. Time to head back into the SE.RA.PH and go pick up crazy AI, masochist AI, sadist AI, and kaiju AI. (Horny nun won't be until Ooku.)

(I am absolutely going to be whaling for Kingprotea, but I might spend a little bit to try for NP2 Melt...)

EDIT: Nearly pulled a Myst pulling for Kingprotea. Anastasia spook and that one Waver CE he always seems to find a way to get in one of the ten-rolls I did. (Lucky KP showed up on the last roll in that pack.) I do not have the embers to rocket her up all the way to 90, but that was more or less expected given my various mat deficiencies. Little tempted to make her my next 2k/2k/100 project, but that'll probably have to wait until my attempts at Kama.
Title: Re: Fate/Grand Order - You Can (Not) Rate Up
Post by: Aya Reiko on February 23, 2021, 06:55:54 AM
Did a Kita-san ritual; nothing on the 5 tix, nothing of note on the first 10-roll, "Master...  Master..." on the second.
Was going to do it again to chase either Gawain or Tristan, but Tristan showed up on ticket #2.