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 curvy lasers 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.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on June 04, 2020, 04:37:06 AM
I just noticed the Brief Respite Memoria in the shop, have those been there long? Iroha & Yachiyo's Brief Respite seems amazing on Mitama in challenge quests (aka the only place you would play Mitama). It's really too bad I don't have more slots on Mitama, there are definitely some dirty combos that can be done with her if she has the slots available.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on June 13, 2020, 05:16:23 AM
Touka and part of chapter 10 in-coming, along with Iroha's Doppel (finally!) and training event after Swimsuit!Iroha finishes~ Wonder what we'll get for the anniversary.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on June 13, 2020, 02:56:51 PM
I've been chipping away at chapter nine consistently but there's a ton of text in the current event so it's been hard to juggle both without falling behind. A training event will be a nice opportunity to catch up.

Having every character on the main team available at level 100 with easy memoria slot availability might is fun, I might try them as my main team for a bit to see how they stack up with the Madoka cast. Their stats and Connects seem worse but their colors seem better for their roles and they have slightly better disc distribution.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on June 14, 2020, 10:33:03 AM
It's weird, but neat that while the general story line of the event assumes you win the noodle contest and the thing with Rita, the true ending requires Yachiyo and Felicia to lose their events to grab that side prize.

Also, reminder that the remaining anime collab quests expire at the end of the month, so if you've gotten some of them, you can blaze through their Magical Girl Stories for a handful of big EXP gems in their element. (Also, if you were following the EN dub and trailed off after the Situation happened and all the Simuldubs died, they did eventually finish dubbing the season a few weeks ago.)
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on June 15, 2020, 02:44:52 AM
Yeah I was thinking back on it and I think the whole event assumes you actually got the bad endings. Tsuruno only borrow's Mitama's camera in the bad ending and she has it throughout the rest of the event. Kind of a neat/unexpected way to wrap things up, even though I don't think it quite makes sense.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on June 15, 2020, 07:27:57 PM
Dear lord chapter 10 is messed up. By that I mean it keeps crashing on the battles with the Familiars; it loads up boss fights just fine, but because of the moving background on the Familiar battles it crashes and I have to open the game again to resume. I sent in a bug report hoping they fix it or something.

Also don't understand why I had animated cut scenes playing when I disabled those.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on June 21, 2020, 04:01:21 AM
I finished chapter nine and just started the very beginning of chapter ten.
The visual of Eve being so huge and malformed and fire trucked up that it can't even stand up and just falls down and skids down a mountain, flailing around Shin Godzilla-style is absolutely nightmarish. That's a literal fever dream, that is the kind of thing I dream about when I have a fever. One of the most effective pieces of surrealism/horror in the game imo.

Dear lord chapter 10 is messed up. By that I mean it keeps crashing on the battles with the Familiars; it loads up boss fights just fine, but because of the moving background on the Familiar battles it crashes and I have to open the game again to resume. I sent in a bug report hoping they fix it or something.

Also don't understand why I had animated cut scenes playing when I disabled those.

That sucks. Any luck so far? Hear anything back? I noticed a little more slowdown than usual during the first few battles and they haven't been causing me TOO much trouble, but I guess the backgrounds are probably the cause?

Edit: Okay I take that back, I've had the Walpurgisnacht background crash my game once already. It's causing reeeal bad slowdown. Hopefully that's an isolated incident...
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on June 21, 2020, 06:13:33 AM
I finished chapter nine and just started the very beginning of chapter ten.
The visual of Eve being so huge and malformed and fire trucked up that it can't even stand up and just falls down and skids down a mountain, flailing around Shin Godzilla-style is absolutely nightmarish. That's a literal fever dream, that is the kind of thing I dream about when I have a fever. One of the most effective pieces of surrealism/horror in the game imo.

It doesn't even care about the girls or anyone else like a normal Witch, it just wants to kill and eat Walpurgisnacht. I hope they do her justice in the anime.

That sucks. Any luck so far? Hear anything back? I noticed a little more slowdown than usual during the first few battles and they haven't been causing me TOO much trouble, but I guess the backgrounds are probably the cause?

Edit: Okay I take that back, I've had the Walpurgisnacht background crash my game once already. It's causing reeeal bad slowdown. Hopefully that's an isolated incident...
I can complete it if it crashes and I reload the game again right after, it'll give me the option to resume and then it loads with quite a bit of slow down (which goes away after awhile.) It's only on battles that have Walpurgisnacht's familiars, the moving background+rain effects tend to be too much for certain devices.

Haven't gotten an answer back yet, but I've noticed that people first brought up the chapter 10 crashing since JP's release and it doesn't fill me with hope that it'll be fixed now :( but I managed to complete those parts at least, here's hoping the other parts aren't all of Walpurgisnacht's familiars (but I get the feeling they will after episode 3 of chapter 10 given what happens next...)
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on June 25, 2020, 08:31:39 AM
Are you guys just about ready?

Walpurgisnacht is about to arrive.

(Though to be honest, I'm much more interested in nabbing that last slot on Madokami than I am at taking on the raid, because bum rushing Chapter 10 like I did burned me out a bit.) EDIT: pfft eighth draw is a Light 4* - it's Riko. EDIT2: Yukino spooked me far too late for me to recover, so no four slot for me. -_-
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on June 26, 2020, 06:19:25 AM
It's pretty hilarious seeing all the memes everyone's posting, makes the fight a little more entertaining. I'm capping out on Dark!Walpurgisnacht since I'm really low on good Light girls; the ones I have are either 1 slot or die too quickly.
I got my Ashley ready for her unlock though, pretty eager about that~
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: PX on June 27, 2020, 03:12:34 AM
A 5* Nanaka absolutely shreds through dark!Walpurgis, or anybody else with good vertical blast disks
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on July 02, 2020, 01:31:48 PM
The new event 5* Memoria (Even the Uwasa Know It) seems pretty good. Do we know if/how Guard Chance stacks with Taunt Chance?
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on July 03, 2020, 06:01:49 PM
So it turns out Cherry Blossom Dreams is another one of the really really good events. I was indifferent to it when it started but once the plot kicked in I don't think I've ever sped through an event so fast to find out what happens. I'm lucky it took me a while to start doing the story so I only had to wait for a few hours for the second half to be released.

This feels like it really should have been part of chapter ten, it's a bummer that a lot of Magia Record's very best story content is in events. That's going to make it a little awkward for latecomers, and it means the anime is going to be missing a lot of stuff.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on July 04, 2020, 09:41:25 AM
So it turns out Cherry Blossom Dreams is another one of the really really good events. I was indifferent to it when it started but once the plot kicked in I don't think I've ever sped through an event so fast to find out what happens. I'm lucky it took me a while to start doing the story so I only had to wait for a few hours for the second half to be released.

This feels like it really should have been part of chapter ten, it's a bummer that a lot of Magia Record's very best story content is in events. That's going to make it a little awkward for latecomers, and it means the anime is going to be missing a lot of stuff.
I disagree, I wasn't too fond of this one because of how strange and meaningless it felt.
It feels more like some of Iroha's group should hate Touka and Nemu more because of all the crap they went through to make it more meaningful, especially Kanagi who had practically all of her eastern girls taken advantage of and away by the Magius, or Madoka's group for what they did to Mami, with Iroha and Ui (maybe even Madoka given her nature) trying to defend their actions and suggest a fair trial.

I also didn't like how the trial (thought up by Touka and Nemu) was thought of as being ok since anyone with a brain could guess those smarties would try to rig it in some way, especially when they use an Uwasa as judge rather than a magical girl to represent the whole of Kamihama's girls. Hell, they still rigged it to mainly go in their favor, even if it negatively impacts them. And my ultimate frustration came in the fact that Touka's Doppel is triggered and...nothing happens. Nothing. All of the danger is mostly focused on Eternal Sakura trying to kill them, and Touka's Doppel is just treated as if she fainted like, "oh no, she's out cold!" sort of thing. I was hoping her Doppel would go on a rampage and maybe be a boss battle node at least, but it's never mentioned again. What's the point of having her Doppel trigger if it does nothing? There's gotta be some consequence or something, like Touka's stressed out mind prevents her from keeping it tame or whatever. The lack of real consequences is basically what bugs me in this event and at the end of Walpurgis' battle event.

On a more positive note, my last few free rolls this week gave me a Kyoko and Ryo! :D But just at one slot, especially Ryo who came far too late as I already spent my bottles on someone else. But I'm happy that I've saved up at least 200 rolls for my next wanted girl(s). Oh, and my boy-ish looking girls team is working out pretty well in Mirrors lately; Akira can be a glorious monster sweeper alongside Kaoru and Kanae when she gets the chance lol
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on July 05, 2020, 04:50:27 PM
I disagree, I wasn't too fond of this one because of how strange and meaningless it felt.
It feels more like some of Iroha's group should hate Touka and Nemu more because of all the crap they went through to make it more meaningful, especially Kanagi who had practically all of her eastern girls taken advantage of and away by the Magius, or Madoka's group for what they did to Mami, with Iroha and Ui (maybe even Madoka given her nature) trying to defend their actions and suggest a fair trial.

I also didn't like how the trial (thought up by Touka and Nemu) was thought of as being ok since anyone with a brain could guess those smarties would try to rig it in some way, especially when they use an Uwasa as judge rather than a magical girl to represent the whole of Kamihama's girls. Hell, they still rigged it to mainly go in their favor, even if it negatively impacts them. And my ultimate frustration came in the fact that Touka's Doppel is triggered and...nothing happens. Nothing. All of the danger is mostly focused on Eternal Sakura trying to kill them, and Touka's Doppel is just treated as if she fainted like, "oh no, she's out cold!" sort of thing. I was hoping her Doppel would go on a rampage and maybe be a boss battle node at least, but it's never mentioned again. What's the point of having her Doppel trigger if it does nothing? There's gotta be some consequence or something, like Touka's stressed out mind prevents her from keeping it tame or whatever. The lack of real consequences is basically what bugs me in this event and at the end of Walpurgis' battle event.

On a more positive note, my last few free rolls this week gave me a Kyoko and Ryo! :D But just at one slot, especially Ryo who came far too late as I already spent my bottles on someone else. But I'm happy that I've saved up at least 200 rolls for my next wanted girl(s). Oh, and my boy-ish looking girls team is working out pretty well in Mirrors lately; Akira can be a glorious monster sweeper alongside Kaoru and Kanae when she gets the chance lol

For me the emotional and thematic consequences more than made up for the lack of plot consequences. And if the question, plot-wise, is "How is the story different now than it was before?" then I guess the answer is that there are almost no antagonists left. They're positive consequences, but they definitely change things.

There was a lot of time spent on explaining and justifying why people were okay with their weird trial scheme even though it was obviously rigged, since it had so many checks and balances. When the girls agreed to it I think the idea was that Eternal Sakura was mainly going to be used as the mechanism for delivering the punishments and they were all taken aback to the extent to which it was being used as the judge and jury as well.

I found the fact that more people didn't hate Touka and Nemu for all of the awful strawberries they did really touching. I dunno, maybe the national climate at the moment made me react to it differently than I would have, but a story about a community making their own rehabilitatory justice system and having compassion and forgiveness was really powerful I thought.

Also, I'd be lying if I didn't acknowledge that a lot of my emotional investment had to do with my girl Mitama and whether anything bad was going to happen to her. She doesn't deserve any of that and I was real worried for her. :D

My 100 free pulls netted me a Madoka on the 95th pull, which is probably the number one thing I would have picked given the option. Nothing else of note, just sixth copies of some good memoria. There are still a surprising number of recent 3*s I haven't ever pulled, but whatever. I have three slots on Madoka right now which I'm very happy about since I use her almost constantly.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on July 15, 2020, 04:17:18 AM
So how did you guys handle the last EX Challenge quest from the Fledgeling's First Flight event? I attempted it a number of times and got ground down every time, but I went in just now intending to use a continue if necessary and managed to beat it pretty handily that time. I ended up bringing my usual Madoka+Mitama accel team but with Sayaka to tank, my one-slot Godoka to provide debuff resistance, and a friend Homura to take down Iroha with a heavily buffed blast chain early on so she couldn't resurrect anybody. The enemy Sana lived *forever* but I managed to drag the battle out long enough for Sayaka to do her thing and become oppressive.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on July 16, 2020, 04:49:48 AM
I used two Madokas and an ult.Madoka, but a single Felicia attack turn nearly wiped the whole party on the spot. Had enough MP to snowball into a win from there, though. Looking forward to the new ex-challenges soon, and maybe an upcoming event that's NOT a tower. >_>
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on July 16, 2020, 04:22:25 PM
Has anyone else been seeing absolutely bonkers numbers of Mirrors defenses lately? I went from getting ~10 battles a day to 75+ a day. Is that a system change or did getting that extra Madoka slot push me into some kind of new tier where way more people are seeing my team as an option to battle?
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on July 16, 2020, 04:40:12 PM
Huh, same as usual for me. Are you on layer 25 now or something?
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on July 16, 2020, 07:48:36 PM
Yeah I'm on layer 25. Have been for a while because I don't do Mirrors super consistently. I'll be on layer 26 tomorrow though, I'm just a few points away now.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on July 23, 2020, 12:32:14 PM
It feels great to have Tart's map event again after so long, the double currency grind was getting a little tiring. Plus, Corbeau is here and I've saved up a lot to get her~

I actually got pretty lucky getting her on my first 10 pull, then Elisa and the event memoria on the next, followed by a surprise Nemu and Alina 2nd slot. Unfortunately I could only get Corbeau 2 slots and had to fill in the third with 1 chip to get 3 slots; I ended up getting Elisa to 3 slots without even trying, best part being she's Fire and I've been in need of a good 4-5s Fire girl for awhile. It feels so nice to be rewarded after saving for so long (and playing with Corbeau throughout the event~)
Thankfully there's no other events at this time that I have to roll for since the other girls I want are unlimited and in Arc 2, and Kazumi's rerun won't happen until the JP server has it.

My only problem now is how to properly integrate Corbeau into my Mirrors team since it 'd leave me with 3 Darks 1 Water and 1 Fire girl if I replace Sayaka with her.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on July 27, 2020, 07:01:40 PM
The anniversary set has something called a "limit breaking core" in it. What is that? Is that a new thing or has it existed previously and I just never noticed?
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on July 28, 2020, 02:23:36 AM
The anniversary set has something called a "limit breaking core" in it. What is that? Is that a new thing or has it existed previously and I just never noticed?
It's a special memoria that lets you ascend any memoria of your choice if you lack a copy of it. Take for example Walking the Same Path; there hasn't been a rerun of it so you can't get extra copies to strengthen it. But if you use Limit Breaking Core you can ascend it as if you had an extra copy lying around.
They released them at some point in another special set, they're pretty useful if you got the monies for it that is
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on August 01, 2020, 04:08:37 AM
Man, I was bored out of my mind by this event, I really don't care about the Tart Magica cast at all, but
I'll be goshdanged if the ending didn't still make me tear up a bit. I could have done with about 9000% less recapping and filler but the story works real nice overall.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on August 02, 2020, 04:27:15 AM
At least clearing shop in this event was E Z P Z. With summer Kyouko in a couple days we're back to double grind in tower events...

Counting down the days until August 22nd, though. (Iroha Bday celebration, whatever it brings- and likely Iroyachi duo release date, but not guaranteed)
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on August 02, 2020, 05:38:19 AM
I have something like 370 pulls ready for Summer Kyoko and room to squeeze out a few more tonight and tomorrow. Really hoping that'll be enough to get four of her. I tend to have pretty bad luck with pulls, but I've never had the opportunity to do this many at one time so maybe my luck will even out.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on August 03, 2020, 10:52:05 AM
Alright, I had 393 pulls saved up and ended up using 359 of them. That got me four summer Kyokos, an Ui, and three of the 4* event memoria. Basically couldn't have gone better!
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on August 03, 2020, 09:28:49 PM
Aahhh, that's great! Congrats!

I LOOK FORWARD TO USING HER FROM YOUR SUPPORT TEAM
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: PX on August 03, 2020, 11:41:56 PM
Woohoo, took 50 pulls but now I'm running in the 90s
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on August 12, 2020, 07:12:27 PM
Huh, apparently there's a different Limit Break memoria in the Iroha/Yachiyo event shop; Limit Breaker lets you ascend only 3* memoria while Limit Breaking Core lets you only ascend 4*. I thought it just lets you ascend any memoria but nope, they made two different ones that affect 3* and 4* only.
There's a lot of memoria in the event shop but I don't know what to get D: sucks I can't get the backgrounds in the ticket shop without rolling on the banner, but I just have no interest in duo units.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on August 12, 2020, 09:35:11 PM
You can get everything except for the potion sets assuming that the story missions continue handing out 3 medals each. You should probably buy in order of priority in case it's less than expected, though.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on August 28, 2020, 08:28:50 AM
Bad news: we ain't getting Part 2, apparently the NA server is going to shut down on 9/29...
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on August 28, 2020, 02:36:55 PM
I'm absolutely devastated to hear that. It's something I've always been a little worried about because the game clearly isn't a smash hit. I haven't spent tons and tons of money on it or anything but I try to support it financially in bits and pieces and so do both of my roommates, so I was hoping that would be enough.

I can't say I'm honestly shocked but that's... very upsetting. I genuinely love the characters and the story, in many ways I think Magia Record is a worthy successor to Madoka Magica in a way that only a mobile game can do.

At this point I guess all I can hope for is that the game continues to live on in JP and someone can provide us with updates on what happens to our girls...

Edit: Probably against my better judgment, a buddy has talked me into giving the JP version a try. I don't speak Japanese, but hopefully with event translations and an existing knowledge of how to play the game I can get by. I'll get it set up later and see how it feels I guess.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: PX on August 28, 2020, 04:09:02 PM
GG. This is what happens when you rush everything and burn out everybody from players to employees.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on August 28, 2020, 05:31:20 PM
I recommend joining the discord for sure if you're trying JP. There's a channel for the translations and plans to ramp up the availability of translation/provide translated story for the new EN server refugees. https://discord.gg/magiarecord

I myself have only just started JP today ;_; There's double exp/mirror coins/support points until Sept 7th, and tons of free pulls, so it's a good time to start, at least...? On Sept 1st the "Choose your girl" and "choose your memoria" gachas will start, and they include limited girls as well. If you clear all the story content and a ton of mirror layers within 10 days you might even be able to hit 300 gacha coins for a girl of choice, since there'll be 140 freebies, but, that might be a bit too tall of an order.

All the free lv50 memoria from the current event are a nice starting boon too.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on August 28, 2020, 09:01:59 PM
Unfortunately for me I can't start over and move to JP because I won't have enough room on my phone for all that part 2 content. My old computer doesn't like emulators either, given how this game has overheated my phone a few times I can tell it's not going to end well. The parting hurts, especially the few bucks I spent on getting Kazumi, Mito and Homura. I'll never forget all the supports you guys provided over the year.

I'll still keep up with whatever happens since I help out with the main Madoka wiki at least. I can't feel sad, I'm just completely baffled at why it has to happen now and I still don't understand it.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on August 30, 2020, 08:06:55 AM
You can save a few gigabytes of space if you don't download voices, and more for not downloading videos (which almost exclusively play for pulling a new girl anyway so w/e youtube it) but maybe you were already doing that.

But yeahhh it sucks. I don't mind regrinding through story TOO much but ughhh I lost everything and all my saved rolls and now I have barely anyone and all my plans for being a power player in content like kimochi and ranked mirrors is done for.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Kilgamayan on August 30, 2020, 01:42:13 PM
https://twitter.com/beefbulgogi/status/1299503874298920960
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: PX on August 30, 2020, 06:16:21 PM
Honestly just doesn't seem worth it for me to lose two years of progress and try to catch up to 4 years worth...
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on August 31, 2020, 02:03:25 AM
You can save a few gigabytes of space if you don't download voices, and more for not downloading videos (which almost exclusively play for pulling a new girl anyway so w/e youtube it) but maybe you were already doing that.
Indeed I was, though I allowed voices for the main story because hearing silence didn't make it very engaging. There was also an instance of the game downloading the videos for the Walpurgisnacht raid despite the fact that I disabled videos.
I was tempted to try putting the game on an SD card since that has more space, but the game by default will always use internal storage and putting it on an SD card could result in corruption.

Honestly just doesn't seem worth it for me to lose two years of progress and try to catch up to 4 years worth...
This is another reason why I'm not feeling up to moving to JP. NA's closing demotivated me instantly from even trying to consider catching up on JP because it's gonna take a hell of a lot of time and effort even with the events they got going on right now. The hoops I have to go through to install JP on my phone also intimidates me.

Only benefits is using Arc 2 girls and hopefully getting Yozuru, but I won't be able to get my exclusive girls such as Kaoru or my backgrounds back.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on August 31, 2020, 02:12:20 PM
Alright, got my JP installed. Recovered Most Important Girl Mitama with my freebie 4*, but man, I have no idea what's going on. I haven't joined the Discord yet but I will soon and hopefully that'll help me navigate.

Installing JP isn't hard, it was less hassle than I expected. Although we'll see if the installation gives me any trouble in the future.

I don't even think I'm really going to try to catch up to where I was before with super maxed out versions of all of my favorite characters and optimal memoria and stuff. I'll just focus on Mitama for now and level the core cast since they're all common. Poor Swimsuit Kyoko, I hardly knew ye...

https://twitter.com/beefbulgogi/status/1299503874298920960

That hurts. It hurts but it's canon. :D
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on September 01, 2020, 02:02:48 PM
I haven't joined the Discord yet but I will soon and hopefully that'll help me navigate.
Oh definitely, there's always people you can ask for stuff and there's lots of pinned advice and whatnot.

Don't miss out on the daily free pulls for a rate-up girl of choice! Currently double exp/ap/mirror coins/etc too.

JP's daily reset is at 11am est, btw. Maintennance is only an hour before NA had theirs though, 2am est. It feels weird how unsynced it is.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on September 01, 2020, 10:18:22 PM
I noticed the free ten-pulls but I didn't realize they were daily. I missed at least one day of that then and I accidentally picked New Years Mitama instead of regular Mitama, but I'll make sure I don't miss any more pulls.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on September 04, 2020, 07:54:11 PM
Kazumi's event is actually getting a rerun and Umika is finally getting an uncap. Now to see if her Witch's name will be a google translate-esque one or regular.

I feel so tempted now :'c but I don't wanna delete the English app on my phone since I'm trying to screencap some stuff and just grind whatever to unlock as many Doppels as I can for my own enjoyment. Game's already experiencing a lot of lag ever since they opened up all the story archives too.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on September 07, 2020, 01:22:06 PM
Walking the Same Path memoria again from the event except IT'S MAX LIMIT BROKEN THIS TIME AAAAA YES

And they gave larger-than-normal stocks of materials in the event shop too, plus every element orbs+books, they're actually pampering the new NA players it's so great. Farming the currency on this event is super fast because they bumped up the bonus on the shop memos but there's still 20 of them.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on September 16, 2020, 01:44:54 AM
When farming on JP I keep finding myself wondering "Why can't I find anyone with Ashley?" and then I remember, she dead forever.

Incidentally does anyone know how the stamp rally thing in the quest tab works? Is there a list of all of the requirements somewhere?
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Serela on September 17, 2020, 01:16:54 AM
Ashley will probably release in JP sooner or later, since EN is dead. Can't imagine them letting all the assets they already created for her go to waste. Blast isn't particularly meta in JP for much though, and there's already far better blasters for clearing through endless mirrors, so I can only imagine what busted thing they'll give her in SE to give JP players a reason to pull.

Stamp Card 1
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/594555948127748096/749638506153771043/stampcard1_en.png
Stamp Card 2
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/594555948127748096/749638810001735680/stampcard2_en.png


Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on September 17, 2020, 07:58:28 PM
Ah excellent, thanks. I really gotta get on that Discord, maybe I'll do that tonight.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on September 18, 2020, 04:52:15 AM
Apparently the English server shut down has been extended from 9/29 to 10/30, and they're gonna give us a gallery to view our girls after the service ends. Very interesting...
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on October 15, 2020, 06:15:25 AM
Friendly reminder for those of us who are going to go get Gallery Mode; estimated release date is 10/20, and you must get the download before the server close. (EDIT: Additional note; you won't be able to transfer data after the update; so if you want your gallery on another device, do so now.)
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Ionasal kkll Solciel on October 30, 2020, 04:58:18 AM
Final reminder: MagiReco EN will end service approximately 27 hours from the time of this post. If you are going to use Gallery Mode, you have to download the update and log into the game at least once before then. (If you're transferring to another device, make sure you download the videos, too, so you can watch the transformations!)

You'll only have the girls you've actually obtained, though, so...
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: Felis-Licht on October 31, 2020, 10:47:34 AM
I managed to save and archive a zip file of all my data before the server ended, so if I ever feel like going to that in-progress proxy server someone's working on I can pull up my file and get all my stuff back. In the meantime my girls will remain asleep.

Seems like Gallery Mode is busted since Aniplex can't code; images are still broken, transformation vids aren't working and there's a different font type being used that makes it look crappy. Nice going Aniplex.
Title: Re: Magia Record: Rumor of the Resurrected Thread
Post by: commandercool on October 31, 2020, 05:43:32 PM
I've been unable to really use my remaining summons, every time I try the game crashes before I see my summon results and parsing out what happened every time is annoying and slow. I'll give it another try before tonight, but a lot of stuff seems to be very broken.

JP is going fine, experience gems have been the main bottleneck for getting competent teams running but I've more or less been playing events so far. I wish event translations happened faster so I could read as I play along, but it makes sense that they don't. Obviously I'm just thankful anyone is translating at all since it seems like a big job for an amateur.