500 +297s


Long image is long.

For perspective, I was at 200 on April 11th and 297 on June 15th. I got lazy the past couple of months and even skipped some STTDs, but +eggs accumulate so fast even when you’re not really trying. I decided to put some effort into hitting 500 before the end of the year and the GungHo PEM certainly helped with the last spurt.

Not everything is hyper. I have enough resources to hyper everything, but I’m waiting for the wood snow globe buffs to max level the revo wood cards and the few things that aren’t max skilled (MHera, Wisdom Kings, a couple other things) I have the Pys for, but farming Arena 1 is so boring I’d rather just put it off until I absolutely need them.

There’s still so many things left to hyper. Back to the grind.

More perspective: I was at 50 about a year ago.

Shiva Skill Ups Are So Fun!

I’ll always have something to complain about:

Me: Collabs don’t have skill ups!
GH: Here’s skill up fodder.
Me: The drop rates are cancer!
GH: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Me: Shitty collabs last too long!
GH: We’ll make it a week.
Me: Now there’s not enough time to farm skill ups!
GH: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

As someone that has skilled up countless monsters, I thought I was over the whole complaining-about-the-rates thing. However, when the fodder drop rate is so low, going 0-fer is one of the worst feelings ever. I truly hope they find a better way to distribute collab skill up fodder, but considering almost every collab does it the same way now — Bleach, FF, FotNS, Shinrabansho, etc, etc — it’s unlikely to change.

Anyways, I’m almost hoping they never improve Shiva’s cooldown again as farming Dragon Stones is a living hell. To be honest, I’m glad I don’t have a Balancile, either; her fodder drop rate is basically the same as Sephiroth’s in the first iteration of the FF dungeon.

3x Skill Up Results


I went 446/1664 or 26.80%. Anything above 25% is nice, but this definitely wasn’t what I was expecting from a 3x event. The confidence interval (95%) with my sample size is 24.67% to 28.93%, so the expected 30% isn’t even within range. So, fairly unlucky. Bleach skill ups, combined with the horrible drop rates, were particularly bad so I’ll be using Pys on the rest of those.

200 Hypermaxes


Ugly as hell +99s everywhere. Give us the fix already, GungHo.

MHera is not max skilled, which puts me at exactly 200. I have about seven +297s in reserve. I wanted more, but I figure with Thieves’ Den (and hopefully more frequent 10x events) I won’t have to stockpile as many. There’s still so much I want to hyper…

Freed From Doge Hell

Farming Takemikazuchi somewhat paid off. I was one skill up short on Mori and Keiji and finished them off today when I was farming for my Raphael and LZL (and Red Riding Hood). I wish I could say I don’t have to run the Wood & Dark Dog Dragon dungeon, but I have to get a couple skill ups for my Avalon Drake. At least the suicide hotline will longer have to expect my call when two Shibamarus spawn on the same floor and neither drops.