I’ve stopped doing roll videos for the most part, but the video was so short and easy to make I said, “why not?”
|Director’s Choice Carnival Results 9/23/16 – 74 Rolls|
I haven’t rolled much of anything recently (by my standards, at least) so it didn’t take much convincing to roll this Director’s Carnival which featured more relevant cards for me than probably all the collab and special REMs for the rest of the year combined. What I really wanted was a Sheen for inheritance, but picking up all the missing Legendary Heroes (why is this series called this again?) along the way was a nice bonus. I won’t downplay my luck, especially since I didn’t get plagued by dupes, but it does seem like the gala exclusives are relatively easy to pick up here, especially when compared to the dismal rates they have in a normal gala.
I wouldn’t recommend rolling here, but for players like me where these are basically the only cards we don’t have, this is actually a surprisingly good opportunity. 13.51% is probably a misrepresentation of the actual chances to snag a 6-star, but from what I witnessed of other people rolling, the rates seem to be higher than one might usually expect, especially when compared to the usual rates for a 6-star GFE. I always wondered how JP players picked these cards up so easily, especially in dupes; now I have my answer.
So many Fruit Dragons.
PADherder (link defunct since I accidentally overwrote the data with my main account and have no way of restoring it, sigh.)
I inherited this account from one of my IRL friends. His interest in the game seemed to be waning, so he’s letting me take care of his account while he takes a break of indeterminate duration. The goal is to set him up as well as possible for whenever he wants the account back or, in the worst case, have an alt account that can permanently co-op with my main.
One of my ideas for a new post series is to follow the journey of one of my alts. My main account is fairly boring to chronicle as it has just about every card and can clear every dungeon, but a non-IAP account is more interesting; not because it’s non-IAP, but because the decisions mean more since you can’t just use your credit card to cover up mistakes or bad RNG. Since I’m unsure which account I want to write about — sadly there’s no way I have enough time to write about all my alts, let alone play all of them seriously — I’m first going to go over each account, analyze the decisions I’ve already made on them, and plan out where I want to go in the future.
I don’t think I’ve rolled this much — either in a single session or overall — since the Summer REM in my misbegotten journey to acquire Pandora. The circumstances are a lot different than back then, though. Since then, I’ve gotten every single roll I’ve wanted, most of the time within two or three packs. It’s the gambler’s fallacy to believe that my luck would run out since I was lucky in the past, but I had mentally prepared myself for not getting every roll I wanted months ago. I had come to terms with the fact that even though I spend exorbitant amounts of money on this game, that it’s still beyond my means to acquire every card, especially when you consider the horrible rates. While I’m jealous of those that rolled Eschamali, I’m content with trying my luck again next year. I’m more than happy with what I have so far; besides, now it’s time to start saving for that dreaded Summer REM.
I usually post a roll video, but I considered not doing it this time since it’s a pain in the ass to compress and upload it, especially since it’s a bit longer this time (which is never a good indicator for roll videos). At the same time I don’t want people to think that I only upload videos of my good results, so I’ll eventually get around to posting it on YouTube, hopefully within the next couple of days (although, to be honest, it’s not like I had bad luck this time, either).
Sweet Jesus, that silver rate. I guess that’s what happens when there are so few golds in the machine (compare this to FF which had a relatively generous gold rate because there were so many in the machine). If I didn’t roll GKali, I would’ve had 100% silvers over two packs (Theuriga counts as a silver imo).
I (of course) rolled another pack after this and got my Sasuke. I’m sad I only got one, but there’s no way I’m rolling more. Maybe next year…
52 rolls until my first Lightning. I rolled after recording and got my second on #60. As ridiculous as that may sound to some, I’ll take that every single time.