Account background: I’m playing this account for my friend. It is non-IAP outside the various special deals. The purpose of this account is to see how far I can take it being non-IAP, but I eventually envision spending money on it in order to co-op farm with my main. The initial box review can be found here; the entire series here.
Another quick post, but I wanted to get something out before the previous godfest started to fade from my memory.
The PCGF is coming in a month or so, but I went ahead and rolled day 1 anyways. The reasoning behind it isn’t quite as sound as I would’ve liked, but there is the breakdown of my thought process:
- Day 1 featured Raphael and Ganesha who are among my most wanted cards. Ganesha in particular. However, the PCGF is likely to feature both so this wasn’t a factor in choosing to roll this day.
- Of cards featured on day 1 but were unlikely to make it into the PCGF lineup, I wanted: Uriel, Gabriel, Krishna, Sarasvati, and Vishnu (although I guess I could conceive of a world where Krishna makes it). Assuming that the NA PCGF will be full of 6-star GFEs and light and dark heart-cross subs, I believe this lineup featured better cards for this account. The only card I want that is likely to make the PCGF that isn’t featured this day is Orochi.
- Day 1 also featured Australis, perhaps the only GFE I actually want at this point and one that almost certainly won’t make the PCGF.
- On the other hand, the PCGF is almost guaranteed to feature Liu Bei who is probably the most valuable card in the game and the only card I want for this account as much as Ganesha.
So, basically, the day 1 lineup is just about on par with a theoretical PCGF. So what titled the scales was something I frequently recommend in my Godfest Help Posts: if you need something to work on, roll now. I’m putting the finish touches on almost all of my main teams so there’s not much to work on outside skilling up garbage like CyberDragons that I’ll probably never use. I don’t think sacrificing a month’s time to basically only have Liu Bei featured instead of Australis was worth it; a lot can happen in four weeks including chances to farm easy skill ups. Furthermore, it’s entirely reasonable to raise a decent amount of stones in the month leading up to the PCGF (I still have a ton of challenge modes to clear) so why not roll in both?
Anyways, here’s the roll-by-roll breakdown:
|I actually considered stopping here. Vishnu is a very strong card and fits well with the wood cards I already have. Bastet was this account’s best team before I took over and I wouldn’t mind reviving it once revo Bastet is released. I’d also like to play around with using him as a leader. I don’t look forward to skilling him up.|
|Yeah, I probably should’ve stopped on Vishnu. We’ve got no choice but to continue now, right? Right?|
Rewarded for greed. I wanted Raphael ever since I inherited this account. He technically qualifies as my third most wanted card, but there’s a huge fall off from the top two — Liu Bei and Ganesha — and it’s very likely that Freyja, Sanada, Orochi, or Vritra have surpassed him in actual usefulness at this point. MZeus has fallen out of favor lately, but I’m still glad I have access to this active as there are plenty of farming situations where he’ll come in handy.
And punished. Unless his awoken form gets a huge makeover like his Archdemon alter ego did, I have a hard time seeing this card ever being relevant again.
|This account has almost no use for a dupe RSonia, let alone the first one.|
Those PAD BT silvers are looking pretty good right now.
I hear Google gives you a suicide hotline phone number when you search for “how to tie a noose”. I can now confirm this firsthand. The only use I ever got out of Fenrir on my main was solo MZeus farming with Sephiroth. With MAthena making MZeus farming a joke, there’s no need for that anymore.
For some reason I confused this with Fenrir Viz and was close to dialing that number. I’ve been wanting to expand my team repertoire and Roots is a good opportunity to do so. The main problem is that my two best subs for him, both being Ragnarok Dragon, will have random skills inherited on them for MAthena. This is something that also prevents me from committing to my Ronove team. While it’s certainly possible to work around that, I’m not sure it’s worth the effort. So, as unfortunate as it sounds, this 6-star will likely collect dust in my box for a while.
I don’t even know.
You know what’s worse than rolling a dupe? Rolling two dupes in a row. You know what’s worse than that? That second dupe being a card that isn’t even at featured rates. I’ve already finished off my Awoken Freyr so I’ll have to decide which form is best for sitting in my box and doing nothing. It might actually just be another awoken; at least I can use that as a damage enhance assist skill for Summer Myr.
Bleh. Also a dupe.
|Jackpot. Literally. Despite the somewhat poor run since landing Raph, this single roll validated the entire batch. Now I’m really hoping BvS returns after Halloween is over. I’m quite happy to have finished my Nazca already, now I just need to look up relevant teams.|
It’s somewhat sad how damage shields have diminished in importance.
While the first Sumire is a core member of my Summer Myr team, a dupe isn’t nearly as useful. Her haste helps tie the entire team together, but a second would lower the team’s damage potential too much. If she ever gets a sub split uevo like Tsubaki I’d obviously have to reconsider, especially if it also came with two skill boosts.
My third Tsubaki. Despite the recent buffs, there’s really no use for her in this box. Even if I were to roll a Minerva or Ilm, I’m never going to solo farm Arena 1 on this account so there’s no point.
And the last roll is non-featured GFE. How in the hell? Luckily, the first Zuoh is pretty good. It’s the several that come after that hurt.
Can one roll really validate a batch of generally awful ones? It sure feels like it. Ganesha is going to be one of my most used cards once his uuevo hits. I feel like the only standard REM card that has a comparable amount of value is Liu Bei. Vishnu, Raphael, Roots, and Zuoh are all pretty solid and give me plenty to work on. Despite the rest of the rolls being trash, I’m pretty happy with the outcome. I would’ve liked more overall value since the chance of hitting dupes on this account is relatively low, but despite some bad luck I was still able to come away with some key cards.
Plans for the Future
I’m going to use this section to keep track of the cards I want to raise as it’s too easy for me to forget what I have to do. This list is ordered loosely by priority.
The highest priority is prepping for Ganesha. What this actually entails, I’m not sure, but I need to set aside some time to watch some JP videos to get an idea. I’d imagine I’ll mainly be using Nazca with Dioses since this account lacks the sub repertoire to make the button teams, but I still want to get a better idea of what’s going on.
A parallel priority is to finally move on from hardcore Zaerog∞ farming and focus on Arena 1. The main reason Zaerog was so great for this account was that the Super Kings were extremely valueable. Outside freebies like Snow Globes and PAL rolls, an overwhelming majority of my EXP came from this dungeon which was enough to max level almost all of my key cards. After buying two Ragnarok Dragons, MP is also less of an issue. So it only makes sense to divert my efforts into Arena 1 and skilling up my box. Once I hit 300k MP again, I’ll probably shift to Py farming full-time.
- Cao Cao stuff – Done
- Prep GOdin for MAthena – Done
- Save stones for Ganesha – Done
- Gather remaining evo materials for MAthena and Ragnarok Dragon – Done
- Ganesha prep
- Arena 1 farming
- MAthena – Done. Still need skill ups; all Woodpys will go here.
- Ragnarok Dragon #1 – Done
- Ragnarok Dragon #2 – Done
- Kotodama – Done
- Ceres Ana
- Ronove – Done
- Robin Hood – Done
- Alnair – Done
- Masamune – Done
- Surtr – Done
- Christmas Paulina
MHera Arena 1
- Summer Claire – Done
- Dill Sirius
- Pollux #2
- LValk Ana – Done
- Goemon #2