Maidens of the Kaleidoscope

~Beyond the Border~ => Akyuu's Arcade => Topic started by: commandercool on February 19, 2020, 03:00:23 PM

Title: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on February 19, 2020, 03:00:23 PM
Porting over the Magia Record thread from the old forum.

Magia Record is a mobile game set in the Puella Magi Madoka Magica universe, and now an anime as well. They're set roughly concurrently with the original series and are pretty great.

If lack of a Madoka Magica sequel after all these years is bumming you out give the game or the anime a shot, they've got a lot of the same flavor without being completely derivative. Magia Record also has one of the more generous gacha systems out there if you're gacha-averse.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on February 20, 2020, 04:57:26 AM
Mirrors Ranking is a lot easier than last time. Maybe it's because I'm actually using a max level trio, maybe it's because I'm using good Memoria; it's likely because I'm running 4-slot Melissa instead of 1-slot Kyoko. Having a roughly 50% win ratio on defense is buoying my confidence.

I still doubt I'm going to get into S-rank, but as long as I get at least A-2, it'll be better than last go, and I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on February 20, 2020, 02:46:50 PM
I tried rearranging my Mirrors team for the rankings and I've been doing better (though I lost 2 battles today...) I just wish I had more slots on my Mami and Mito; Mito's doing good with My Bible but the only thing I can do for her and Mami to keep them alive longer is give them evade and hope for the best.
I've been tempted to switch things up and run Dark/Aqua Tercio with Kanoko/Yachiyo/Nanaka with Mito as an extra but idk; I just like relying on Kanoko/Mito/Mami for one of their connect effects to give me an edge.

Also listened to the anime's english dub recently. Kaede actually sounds better than the japanese version, less annoying and a lot more realistic when she was pissed off at Rena.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on February 20, 2020, 04:35:17 PM
Yeah I've been doing pretty well with my mirrors team as well. And mine is a deliberately bad theme team with the whole original series cast so I was prepared for it to do bad. I think it's a combination of Sayaka being very underrated and the Ryushin-Ryu Assistant Instructor memoria being wildly overpowered.

My team is still pretty soft to Yachiyo until I can get another memoria slot or two on Mami, and Yachiyo does make up like 80%+ of the metagame, but at least mirrors ranking is generous about providing skips and lots of options. And even with that big common weakness my defensive win rate is around 50%, so hopefully once I have a reliable answer it'll get even better.

So remind me, does enemy team value matter for mirrors ranking or does only their multiplier matter? I've been assuming it's the latter so hopefully I haven't crippled my score so far.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on February 21, 2020, 04:06:44 AM
Only the multiplier matters. The only other factors that matter is the number of turns you take (you lose .1 per turn in Performance after the first, starts at 1.5), the number of successful Connects (add .1 to Performance; capped at 1.5), and whether it's a Break point or not.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on February 21, 2020, 09:22:29 AM
Ho boy, according to the text that appeared at login we're possibly getting Madokami early as the next banner :'D

EDIT: Whelp the banner finally appeared in the news so it's confirmed now lol the question is might we also get the other Homura?
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on February 21, 2020, 01:39:53 PM
Oooh man I do not have a lot saved for that. Arguably I shouldn't even try to pull, I'll get more value out of just getting Madoka and Mami slots down the line I imagine, but I gotta try. Especially if it lines up nicely with the double memoria campaign
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on February 22, 2020, 06:51:20 AM
YEP the sudden Madokami is -very- awkward. I'll have like 240 pulls so it's not terrible, but...

Alas, I do kinda want the attack up/anti evade memo because the future SE system throws passive evade on tons of girls. Alas again, I was sort of hoping to MLB it with ~400 pulls whilst grabbing Madokami, but she'll rerun eventually. :T

Speaking of evade, I lost my 2x break point match yesterday because Kyouko evaded and then scored multiple crits in a blast puella. AUGH
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on February 23, 2020, 06:21:34 PM
During Ranked Mirrors today I just had one of my battles glitch out in a way that got me a win ;D

My opponent took out my Kirika, but for some reason she was still on the field and her taunt+counter memoria still worked. They could target and kill her (she just reappears and dies) and she could counter but never stayed dead. I couldn't even select her discs because the game says she's dead but also thinks she's alive. She died like 5 times and protected my other girls from getting hit.
It even ended weirdly too; there was a Karin and Kokoro left, but when Kokoro was left with practically 1hp the game stopped counting her as alive and wouldn't let me target her anymore. I killed Karin and the game says I won despite Kokoro still being there.

I've seen some people have that glitch where their character is dead but the discs are still there, but I've never had this variant happen to me before. I remember a similar glitch that happened to me during Tart's event where I had one of the area bosses on little hp left and when I hit the turn limit the game said I won despite the boss still being alive.

Unfortunate that it only happened once and it looks like I'll be getting A ranked again.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on February 26, 2020, 02:18:58 AM
Welp, Godoka is out, and as suspected, she was gunning for me for some reason. A shame she stripped me of Fujino luck to do it, but 3 slots is nothing to sneeze at.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on February 26, 2020, 03:08:34 AM
Goddamn! That's pretty nice.

I've done 54 pulls on her banner so far and have a couple of copies of each of the new memoria which is nice, but she hasn't appeared yet. If she doesn't then I won't be TOO bummed, but I do want her.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on March 03, 2020, 05:49:39 PM
Alright, I had to grind out a ton of gems from challenge quests but I got to 100 pulls on Godoka and pulled her. Her transformation animation is gorgeous~
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on March 03, 2020, 07:29:26 PM
Alright, I had to grind out a ton of gems from challenge quests but I got to 100 pulls on Godoka and pulled her. Her transformation animation is gorgeous~
I'm still torn on whether to pull for her or not. I'd really like Homura and the NA girl, but if either of them don't come after hers then I thought I'd try for her, but then I'd probably feel wasteful for doing that. I just don't know... :-\
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on March 16, 2020, 11:16:23 PM
I knew there was a chance this was going to happen once I maxed out the memoria slots on some of my 4*s, but I pulled a fifth Sayaka from the free ten-pull yesterday. Oops!
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on March 17, 2020, 01:13:29 AM
I decided to roll on Kanagi's banner since Riko's next rather than Homura/Ashley (NA girl.) Got Kanagi in 23 tickets ;D decided to roll again for an extra slot and I got Karin instead at 93... :(
I mean, I'm not exactly complaining since I actually have a better Fire girl now and got at least one of the event memoria for grinding, but I wish I could've gotten that extra slot.

The NA Twitter account released a vid showing off some of Ashley's voice lines and animations today: https://twitter.com/MagiaRecordEN/status/1239657993807028224?s=20 (https://twitter.com/MagiaRecordEN/status/1239657993807028224?s=20)
Word on the street is that the reason why we're getting NA exclusive characters is because we might not be getting the Monogatari collab and its girls.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on March 24, 2020, 08:16:54 AM
Ugh, these last few challenge areas are painful. Uwasa of the Flower Speaker in the top path of C10, four Shadow Rikos with pursuit capability as C10 boss, Candy lurking in the bottom path of C11 packing Poison/Blind/Ailment Slayer...

Even though every node is static, there's always the chance you'll wander into a boss enemy of a bad element without knowing.

I don't think I'm going to roll for Ashley. I'm running on significantly fewer resources than I did with Madokami, and I don't like my odds after that nonsense.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on March 25, 2020, 04:01:48 AM
Ugh, these last few challenge areas are painful. Uwasa of the Flower Speaker in the top path of C10, four Shadow Rikos with pursuit capability as C10 boss, Candy lurking in the bottom path of C11 packing Poison/Blind/Ailment Slayer...

Even though every node is static, there's always the chance you'll wander into a boss enemy of a bad element without knowing.

I don't think I'm going to roll for Ashley. I'm running on significantly fewer resources than I did with Madokami, and I don't like my odds after that nonsense.
Can't even grind this event, I just cleared up to area 10 so I got and maxed the memoria, then spent what I had on tickets. Not even motivated to try because I prefer grinding in the background rather than having to continuously select things slowly.

Been spending most of my grinding on leveling up all of my girls to episode lv. 5 for gems, and getting a few jars because I also wanted to get Kanagi's doppel (which I managed to accomplish today ;D). I think I'll take the bait and roll for Ashley; Homura will come and go another day, Ashley is a novelty I really want atm and I hope what I have left is enough to get her once because if I get another Tsukuyo again I'll riot
Though it sucks that she won't have a doppel on release, but I'm hoping it'll come soon like it did for some of the other girls on the JP side.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on March 27, 2020, 04:23:05 AM
wait wait wait wait hold the fire trucking phone

Ashley is a fire trucking A 2Bv 2Bh nuker. 1A4B0C.

She's changing the meta overnight, isn't she...
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on March 27, 2020, 05:04:36 AM
Woah, that can happen? Is that precedented on JP at all?
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on March 27, 2020, 06:21:22 AM
Ashley is the first to have a deck with only two disk types.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on March 27, 2020, 06:32:07 AM
Am I the only one who's really bad at evaluating when memoria are good? Is Kyubey Knight Ride Forth good? I think it is, right? I have a lot of copies of I Made Friends and My Bible that are unmerged because I don't really have better options, but I think I'm probably overlooking some solid options and just excessively relying on a few that I know are good.

Also, has anyone else tried There Are Totally 4 of Me? I have it on my Sayaka right now and I can't decide if I like it. My formation is plain ol' Brave Echelon and she's not in the center which means it's definitely not being used optimally since it always gets popped by stray blast attacks, but I feel like I don't really have any other viable defense-boosting memoria.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on March 27, 2020, 04:54:15 PM
Am I the only one who's really bad at evaluating when memoria are good? Is Kyubey Knight Ride Forth good? I think it is, right? I have a lot of copies of I Made Friends and My Bible that are unmerged because I don't really have better options, but I think I'm probably overlooking some solid options and just excessively relying on a few that I know are good.

Also, has anyone else tried There Are Totally 4 of Me? I have it on my Sayaka right now and I can't decide if I like it. My formation is plain ol' Brave Echelon and she's not in the center which means it's definitely not being used optimally since it always gets popped by stray blast attacks, but I feel like I don't really have any other viable defense-boosting memoria.
I hear Kyubey Knight is good, better than Friends even according to Tumblr: https://magiamemoria.tumblr.com/post/613584259282845696/kyubey-knight-rides-forth-obtainability-limited, but personally I didn't see the difference when I used it on my main gal Kanoko compared to My Bible (unless I'm using it wrong). I recommend The Mao Family memoria if you want good defense.

I got exactly 1 Ashley and it cost me everything I had saved up to hit pity just once. But I did get some 4* memoria too which was even more worth it at least. Her lines are pretty amusing, though she sounds pretty monotonous and too cutesy imo
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on March 28, 2020, 01:50:19 AM
The big issue with 4 Of Me is that you basically have to pair it with powerful regen Memoria to make it continue to work effectively, and the enemy has to take their attention off of the user to get that health back. Typically you don't get that chance in Mirrors; the AI tends to gang up on girls until they('re supposed to) die.

It tries to be the defensive variant of Perfectly Imbalanced, but suffers the exact same problem; odds are, you're getting only one hit out of it.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on March 28, 2020, 05:07:10 AM
The point of Me x4 is that in a mirror match, the AI just looks for whoever's gonna take the most damage from a disc (with consideration for expected deaths and not counting Damage Cut bonuses), and MeX4 provides SO much defense boost that with it at lv50, whoever you give it to will probably be targetted LAST provided you don't position them in blasting range of someone else.

So you don't use it because defense so much as to game the AI to not attack a certain girl first. (So, it pairs pretty well with Perfectly Imbalanced if you're short on good offensive memoria) Since it also provides Damage Cut which is usually better than defense, it's probably the best defensive option apart from the taunt+def memo Sunlight Shining Down. (It'll also give notably more attack than 3* defense stat options)

I'd rather just equipment the strongest offensive memorias I have, but it probably has use in some situations. And yes, Kyuubey Knight is one of the best passive memos. A charge-boosted blast disk does a looot of damage in mirrors with Charge Up bonus, and it's got +25% attack and good stat split. If you're using a puella combo, charges do as much damage as accele, so it's pure profit. A maxed My Bible is also pretty good so you wouldn't notice a huge difference, but it's probably a little better due to Charge Up, plus do you already have more than enough lv50 offensive memos?!
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on March 28, 2020, 09:08:57 PM
I feel real dumb for not noticing how good Our Story Starts Here is in this event. It didn't occur to me to use it at all until one of the roommates mentioned he had been using for farming. And yeah, putting it on Madoka makes a huge difference... I guess I've been doing this the hard way so far.  ;D
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on April 01, 2020, 10:02:06 AM
Welp, coolmura is up next... ripperoni anyone who wanted both Ashley and her.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on April 02, 2020, 07:57:36 AM
Welp, coolmura is up next... ripperoni anyone who wanted both Ashley and her.
I regret nothing for Homura will be rerun again in the future like the Madokami I skipped out on. Might try to roll for her anyway if I feel ballsy enough.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on April 10, 2020, 05:04:06 AM
Man, this current event is kinda hard. Not too hard, but I've game overed several times. Fortunately it's not time gated in anyway so there's no chance I'll miss out on finishing it, but the difficulty level overall seems like it's the highest of any regular event so far (excluding the tower ones obviously).

Also, the new bosses have amazing animations.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on April 10, 2020, 06:23:33 AM
Man, this current event is kinda hard. Not too hard, but I've game overed several times. Fortunately it's not time gated in anyway so there's no chance I'll miss out on finishing it, but the difficulty level overall seems like it's the highest of any regular event so far (excluding the tower ones obviously).

Also, the new bosses have amazing animations.
CHOMP


And yeah, I'm getting wrecked in the sub missions. Shadow Holy Quintet, argh...
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on April 10, 2020, 03:11:05 PM
April 13th Maintennance:

NA Tempo going off the rails y'all
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on April 10, 2020, 08:00:05 PM
I went and tried to roll for Homura with all I could get. I hit 71/100 with nothing and I'm wondering if I should bite the bullet and buy the rest of my rolls just to hit pity for at least 1 copy of her. I can't get anymore gems from anything aside from the 10 for dailies and Mirrors (latter in which I don't have enough patience for.)
Can't clear some of Homura's challenge event nodes when they're hitting me like several trucks in a row.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on April 10, 2020, 10:33:17 PM
Am I the only one who thinks it's kind of weird that Godoka has pretty much the same voice as Madoka? I kind of figured she would sound older or more majestic or something.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: PX on April 13, 2020, 05:58:22 AM
I rolled for Homura. It flipped Ren. Despair.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on April 13, 2020, 07:53:46 AM
I've been using the same basic core of Mitama, Madoka, and a strong attacker friend unit (usually accel-based) for challenge quests for a long time, but with this event I added Sayaka with a bunch of taunt-based memoria to the lineup and she did a ton of work. I guess I don't mind the challenge quests forcing me to branch out more. But man, that last one had so much HP... Admittedly I just guessed which attribute the boss would be and I was wrong so I didn't bring anyone who was effective against it, I guess if I had just exited the quest and re-entered with a dark type attacker I probably would have won faster than just toughing it out.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: PX on April 13, 2020, 09:55:44 AM
5* Oriko freaken glows, it's awesome
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on April 14, 2020, 07:55:40 PM
I ended up spending to get Homura and got lucky on pity. Whatever, I'm satisfied with my trophy.
You know, I first heard about Nagisa's event on Tumblr and the summary of it made it sound really super cringey and think, "wtf is Doroinu doing?" But then I saw the translation and now the NA translation.

It's not as bad as I thought it was. Somewhat awkward in some areas, but it's decent. I love how Kyubey is written in it, but what I don't like is the characters in general. I can't fathom wtf is going on with Inui and Sho, Nagisa's mom, or why Yu is the way she is. Yu in particular almost seems to be treated by Kyubey as a special research topic due to how insane she is, but I'm wondering if that's because her mental illness is fascinating to him as a model for what could happen to another member of his race, or if it's just some other kind of special interest in relation to her contract and powers.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on April 14, 2020, 11:51:53 PM
It's not as bad as I thought it was. Somewhat awkward in some areas, but it's decent. I love how Kyubey is written in it, but what I don't like is the characters in general. I can't fathom wtf is going on with Inui and Sho, Nagisa's mom, or why Yu is the way she is. Yu in particular almost seems to be treated by Kyubey as a special research topic due to how insane she is, but I'm wondering if that's because her mental illness is fascinating to him as a model for what could happen to another member of his race, or if it's just some other kind of special interest in relation to her contract and powers.
From what I could tell, it seems like it was inferred that Yu has been a magical girl for an incredibly long time but 'forgot' about getting older, dying, and whatever else, so she just doesn't due to magic shenanigans. However it's also possible that's not true and it's purely her insanity. "Why Yu is this way" either way is just a matter of... that girl ain't right in the head. Some people are just born or traumatized into that kinda state and there's no bigger reason for it. But as far as Kyubey being interested, I do imagine she's been a girl for a very, very long time based off a few of his lines and everyone seeming to know about her.

She seems to have pretty bad memory loss, in any case. If you're basically put on your own at a super young age with that kind of disability and magic superpowers... yeah, your mental state is gonna end up pretty funky. But she definitely seems to have psychopathic traits (inable to feel empathy, etc) that exacerbate it further. She might have had a traumatic brain injury before contracting.

Inui clearly likes Sho quite a lot, but there's a lot of rumors Sho is a terrible person. Yu kills people that she hears are bad, and Inui wants to protect Sho. Nagisa's mom is also a known "bad person" so she ended up on Yu's list too. She apparently got worse after being sick but it sounds like she always had an awful personality, and then Dad abandoned both of them. so Nagisa's pretty much left alone with an abusive mother, in denial about it until the event unfolds. And once she stops being in denial, she wants her mom to regret the abuse and suffer for it, so everything after is motivated by pure revengeful spite. (also, holy crud nagisa I had no idea)
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on April 21, 2020, 05:28:05 PM
Dang I just finished the Nagisa event story a few hours before it ended (which means I was one event memoria short the whole time, oops). Goddamn, that was definitely one of the better events.

My interpretation is that Yu was that way because of some monkey's paw shenanigans to do with her wish. Maybe she wished to bring justice to bad people in her life or something and that's how Kyubey interpreted it. Her list presumably came from somewhere and I figure she wrote it herself originally. And if it is constantly being updated by itself it probably has something to do with whatever her wish was.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on April 22, 2020, 09:25:54 AM
oh no

Wings in the Wind is another tower event.

oh god is this going to be Howa Howa difficulty or Breakpoint
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on April 23, 2020, 11:58:01 PM
oh no

Wings in the Wind is another tower event.

oh god is this going to be Howa Howa difficulty or Breakpoint
According to some, Breakpoint difficulty, maybe easier.

Also there's a slight possibility that we're going to get the next Tart event since the devs left in Melissa's doppel quest. If so, here's hoping I get enough gems for Corbeau :D
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on April 24, 2020, 04:33:54 AM
I really with Magia Record would do more banner reruns. I've got well over 200 pulls saved up but the only things I'm really looking for right now are more Madoka, Mami, and Mitama gems. I'm lucky that they're all pretty popular/major characters so all of them being featured somewhere seems a lot more likely than many other characters, but even so I've been waiting for quite a while. Weekend banner reruns or something sure would be nice.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on April 24, 2020, 10:22:56 PM
Might have to wait on anniversary's likely 'choose your rate-up girl" gacha. It's slightly more expensive to pull for though, iirc.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on April 25, 2020, 08:37:25 AM
My god challenge 98 and 99 are such dicks to me, I don't have good enough Fire girls to take them on damn it. All I have is Tsuruno, Lelia and Kaoru, and only Tsuruno and sometimes Lelia put in enough work; Kaoru can't dent anything, even with max Magia.

This memoria better be worth it.

EDIT: Somehow passed 98 with Kanae/Lelia/Kaoru/Kirika/Oriko, thank god for damage reduction or else Holy Mami would've nuked me in a flash. My Kanoko/Madoka/Mami/Mito/Rena team managed to nuke 99's Touka and Nemu, almost had Alina kill me down to the last girl but I did it. Took the rest of my teams to kill final boss Shizuku.

That Which Connects Us just grants Curse to 1 target and nothing else. Kinda good, but I'll stick with Magical Halloween Theater. Getting all the rewards and as much as I could with the shop was worth it I suppose.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on April 28, 2020, 02:48:45 AM
I'm on floor 65 of the challenge tower, hopefully I'll have enough time to finish.

During the last challenge I did I had an interaction I've never seen before. It makes sense, but I used Madoka's personal memoria (which draws all Accel cards) when I only had Madoka and Kyoko alive and it drew three Madoka cards and two Kyoko cards (Kyoko normally has ABBBC). I don't know what I expected to happen, but seeing two Kyoko Accel cards was a surprise. That could be handy at times, it's good to be aware of I guess.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on April 28, 2020, 03:59:20 AM
Yeah, Accele draw is incredibly useful because of reasons like that. Kako and Madoka are incredibly useful in these events for easily powerfarming mp on all your other girls.

If you get up to 75 you can max out the event memoria, at least. It's not amazing but 4* with 15% attack up is probably at least useful for someone on your supports. There's the second one for full clearing but that one, as Felis-Licht said, is only a plaino curse memo so if you have Halloween Theatre there's not a lot of need for it. I'm on 81 and about to try to clear up to at least 90 today... I can start using doppels slightly more freely at least, which helps a lot.

edit:I thought the Attack Up would go from 10% to 15% when you mlb'd the memo but it only maxes the anti-counter. Ah, disappointing. Still OK since it's hard to fill 12 slots of support girls with good passive memos, but definitely less interesting.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on April 30, 2020, 04:29:25 AM
Are we expecting Swimsuit Kyoko to immediately follow Swimsuit Homura? I might pull for her if she's coming up I guess. She doesn't have the stuff I would really hope for out of an alt Kyoko (mostly single target Magia) but the Magia she does have seems pretty nuts.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on April 30, 2020, 05:26:21 AM
I read somewhere that the more recent summer events kinda require Chapter 10 to be out first, so no Swimsuit Kyouko just yet. Probably Swimsuit Iroha coming up.

S.Kyouko will most likely be coming out this summer still though, just it'll probably be in July or August.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on May 06, 2020, 07:58:13 AM
"Oh wow, a beach event, this will be cute and fun!"

-Gekidan Inu Curry wrote this one.

"Oh wow, a beach event, this will be creepy and harrowing!"

-It is.

Real good though. "The Madoka Magica cast goes on a beach vacation together and spooky happenings ensue" is kind of a fanfic premise but in like the best possible way.

The scene where Homura describes
having sleep paralysis
genuinely spooked me.
I had sleep paralysis for the first time not too long ago and it really was like that. I saw a shadowy figure looming over me and everything. Except mine didn't talk, obviously. Having voice acting for the ghost was a fantastic touch. I realized when it actually spoke during the chapter that I had been holding my breath reading about Homura realizing what was happening and the unexpected noise made me gasp.
Good stuff!
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on May 07, 2020, 07:25:40 AM
The scene where Homura describes
having sleep paralysis
genuinely spooked me.
I had sleep paralysis for the first time not too long ago and it really was like that. I saw a shadowy figure looming over me and everything. Except mine didn't talk, obviously. Having voice acting for the ghost was a fantastic touch. I realized when it actually spoke during the chapter that I had been holding my breath reading about Homura realizing what was happening and the unexpected noise made me gasp.
Good stuff!
Same here. I used to have sleep paralysis sometimes a few years ago that often felt like I was struggling to breathe and I felt that I had to scream or force my arms to move and hit the wall to save myself. In one instance that it happened, I actually tried to remember what to do to prevent it, one of the steps was to focus on waking up and not think of anything dangerous. Surprise, surprise in a matter of seconds of thinking that, I saw a shadow figure at the edge of my bed peering at me; looked like a bunny-man (not sure why) and it vanished as soon as I panicked and closed my eyes. Sleep paralysis is no joke.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on May 08, 2020, 02:08:22 AM
I finally got my fifth copy of I Made Friends from the friend points gacha (fitting) and I can't decide if I should merge them all up or still keep them separate. I guess I probably have enough good memoria now that I can safely merge them without losing anything...?
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 08, 2020, 07:05:33 AM
The Mirror ticket is interesting. 2 copies of your choice of a MG from a small pool. Not worth the cash you'd need to buy the Plat bag, but automatic two-slot is interesting.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on May 11, 2020, 03:13:50 AM
Alright, I just finished the Beachside Bonds storyline. I think I can confidently say it's my favorite event so far. The horror is genuinely well done and the contrast between it and the fun beach shenanigans works great. I was definitely uncomfortable with
the use of Japanese double suicide as a horror premise, especially between two women, since that's such a hack and tasteless premise. But I ultimately think the handling of it worked out pretty well, since the whole urban legend theme of Magia Record spins it in a way that comments on the romanticizing of that kind of thing more than sensationalizing it directly. I'm not sure exactly what the read we were supposed to get out of it was supposed to be, but it seems like it probably didn't actually happen that way.

How many more Gekidan Inu Curry events are upcoming? I hope it's a lot! But not too many because goddamn, they are heavy.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on May 12, 2020, 02:59:18 AM
Well, I put 100 pulls into the light element banner hoping to get another Madoka (did not) and to pick up a bunch of primo memoria with the tickets (did). I'm going to try not to spent any more anything until the third summer event so I can hopefully pick up four Summer Kyokos. We'll see what happens.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on May 12, 2020, 07:08:56 PM
That event probably shouldn't be until July (or possibly August), so you've got time. It has to come after ch10 stuff iirc.

I'm probably finishing off Ult.doka and then saving all my tickets until SE releases (around the fall?) with the coordinator coin gacha system. Not particularly interested in remaining girls until then anyway, and then pulls are S T R O N G E R because 300 pulls lets you straight-up buy a copy of the featured girl(s).

edit:ok that's slightly a lie i'm kinda interested in touka, but I do want to see her SE -before- dropping ~400 pulls on her... I don't think I can even afford to pull for her -and- madokami right now anyway so she might have to wait for her NA SE release rerun (orrrrr a 100% chance gacha in season 2 anime, now THAT'D be the stuff, convinced to wait)
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 13, 2020, 05:01:39 AM
The Nanoha collab happening as early as it did kind of makes it harder to justify "must happen after Part 1" though, mostly because they just swapped out some of the spoilery girls for others (which caused the Iroha cheering Iroha thing at one point).

Wasn't Summer Amanes one of the summer event girls, though? When did that one happen in relation to Summer Kyoko?
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on May 13, 2020, 07:41:41 AM
Already had Nanaka's unlock prepared in advance, and I also managed to somehow unlock Sayaka's Doppel the next day. Though I feel regretful for not picking Karin since I'm using her+Tsuruno+Kanoko+Support Madoka to grind Extra VI rn. Oh well, there's always the next training event~
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on May 13, 2020, 04:18:32 PM
The Nanoha collab happening as early as it did kind of makes it harder to justify "must happen after Part 1" though, mostly because they just swapped out some of the spoilery girls for others (which caused the Iroha cheering Iroha thing at one point).

Wasn't Summer Amanes one of the summer event girls, though? When did that one happen in relation to Summer Kyoko?
The event memoria literally has ~~~Ui~~~ in it and the delay will be like, a month at how fast they could have run it otherwise, so probably not this time :U But that's hilarious to hear about, still.

Although it IS weird ch10 hasn't started releasing yet. We're probably gonna end up getting like, one part of it every week lmao

Also, the Amane event is probably post-ch10 too but less 100% certain there. So we'll get First Year Summer events now (summer iroha upcoming probably) and Second Year summer events after anniversary probably.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on May 14, 2020, 06:18:35 PM
At this point I guess I hope that event takes as long as possible so I can save up. I still have quite a few unclaimed gems from story stuff, I've gotten behind thanks to chapter eight being incredibly long (good, but long) and the side story getting bogged down in recapping there for a while. Not sure how many, but if the Kyoko event does pop up way earlier than expected I can rush through that stuff and hopefully get myself a couple of copies at least. I would live four ideally but I've never tried to get four copies of a girl all at once so I don't know how many gems I should practically expect to need.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on May 15, 2020, 03:47:48 AM
Roughly 400 rolls gives you a high chance of four-slotting a limited girl from her gacha. It's certainly no guarantee though. The chance of spooks balances out the fact that you'll probably pull more like 6 nat4s in that many rolls, but it's not unreasonable to still only have 3 slots at that point.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 16, 2020, 06:07:53 AM
I was very much not ready for this Ranking. Ugh, already ate a loss...

I'm being a dumb and putting someone with Full Gauge Drive/Shield. It's... kinda worked, except that time an Ultimate Madoka Brave Chained Puella Comboed for bone-crushing damage per hit.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on May 17, 2020, 06:51:15 PM
Every time I get to a big break bonus I run into an opponent who has haphazardly slapped evade memoria on all of their characters and gets an 80% success rate. I haven't lost to it yet (although I've come VERY close) but it's absolutely tanked my score.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on May 19, 2020, 06:57:13 AM
Attempting to use a 3 girl team, typical Yachiyo+Nanaka+other girl and I find myself doing a lot worse than usual for this ranking; I got B instead of A. I'm either getting screwed by RNG or everyone's whales. The worst was someone's Ashley binding me and comboing me with their shielding Asuka. Ridiculous.
I also maxed out the last Magia for the Lifetime rewards. Now I can only get gems for doing dailies or login on certain days.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on May 20, 2020, 09:02:03 AM
So I lost some Break battles because of getting Evaded three times in a row; because a Taunter kept their Coolmura unscathed even while I'm focusing solely on her; because despite having a Forest setup, Nanaka and Yachiyo can one-turn even the one with Four of Me; I fully expect I'm going to die on all four Breakpoints.

At least I'm still in A rank, though I'm almost certain I'm gonna fall back down to one star.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on May 22, 2020, 05:42:39 AM
Yeah, I ended up in A* down from A** and I guess it's probably because of bad evade luck on my break battles. I had a single loss close to the end (where I had a Kaede hit my Kyoko for just absolutely baffling damage that I can't quite figure out) but things went okay aside from that.

Also, now that I'm starting to MLB a lot of personal memoria (many of which are for characters I don't own) I FINALLY got a second Madoka's Notebook.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on June 02, 2020, 09:32:12 AM
pffft my 10-roll on the Swimsuit Iroha banner got me a 4* Water girl... and it's Rena.