Godfest Help Post: 10/16-10/17

Grading scale. The individual grade is a composite grade of all monsters in it relative to all other pantheons. The combined grade is a composite of all monsters in both pantheons relative to all other combinations of pantheons. Combined grades are not an average of the individual grades, but based on the normal distribution of all possible two-pantheon combinations. Grades do not factor co-op or skill inheritance at this time.
Godfest: Egypt 1 & Constellation 1 10/16, Archdemons & Sengoku 10/17
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Egypt 1 Const. 1 Archdemons Sengoku
Leader
Individual B+ B B- B+
Combined B+ B
Sub
Individual C- B+ B A-
Combined B- A-
Overall
Individual B- B+ B- B+
Combined B B+

This is a help thread, so please feel free to ask questions on just about anything concerning the godfest or your teams, box and progress in general.

Please read the rules before posting, especially if this is your first time:

  • I will only take box questions that supply a PADherder. It makes it much, much easier for me to give good advice this way (you could say I can’t give good advice without the sorting options). Try PadListener to sync if you’re on Android (if it works for you), otherwise use this method.
  • Box/roll questions that don’t supply rank, IAP status and main teams will be ignored. Any other information you want to supply will only help.
  • Please check the FAQ after the break before asking a question. Questions that aren’t covered by the FAQ will be prioritized; questions that don’t may be ignored.
  • I have WordPress set to flag comments with multiple links to combat spam. I still get the comment, I just have to approve it manually for it to show up on the site. So if your comment doesn’t show up, this might be the case. Ideally, only post a single link to your PADherder.
  • I generally reply on a first come, first serve basis, but if there’s a low hanging fruit I’ll address that first.
  • I will post thread status as bold red comments. Make sure you read these comments before posting to make sure you aren’t violating the rules. I’m no longer segregating comments by day, instead I’ll indicate how many questions I be able to take for a given thread in the first status comment, then stop taking new ones after that.
  • No new questions will be taken after the godfest ends. Questions asked in other posts may be ignored; please wait for the next godfest!
  • Follow-ups to existing questions will be taken as long as the post is still open for comments.
  • I’ll close the post for comments a few hours after the godfest ends.
  • Any comments breaking the rules will be removed without warning.

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Godfest Help Post: 7/16-7/17

Grading scale. The individual grade is a composite grade of all monsters in it relative to all other pantheons. The combined grade is a composite of all monsters in both pantheons relative to all other combinations of pantheons. Combined grades are not an average of the individual grades, but based on the normal distribution of all possible two-pantheon combinations.
Godfest: Japanese 1 & Indian 2 7/16, Egypt 1 & Archdemons 7/17
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Japanese 1 Indian 2 Egypt 1 Archdemons
Leader
Individual B- B- A- B
Combined C+ B+
Sub
Individual B+ C C B+
Combined B- B-
Overall
Individual B C+ B B
Combined B- B

This is a help thread, so please feel free to ask questions on just about anything concerning the godfest or your teams, box and progress in general.

Please read the rules before posting, especially if this is your first time:

  • I will only take box questions that supply a PADherder. It makes it much, much easier for me to give good advice this way (you could say I can’t give good advice without the sorting options). Try PadListener to sync if you’re on Android (if it works for you), otherwise use this method.
  • Box/roll questions that don’t supply rank, IAP status and main teams will be ignored. Any other information you want to supply will only help.
  • Please check the FAQ after the break before asking a question. Questions that aren’t covered by the FAQ will be prioritized; questions that don’t may be ignored.
  • WordPress flags comments with multiple links. I still get the comment, I just have to approve it manually for it to show up on the site. So if your comment doesn’t show up, this might be the case. Ideally, only post a single link to your PADherder.
  • I generally reply on a first come, first serve basis, but if there’s a low hanging fruit I’ll address that first.
  • I will post a comment in bold red when I stop taking questions for the day or end the post altogether. Please look for and respect these cutoffs before posting! I’ll allow questions after the day 1 cutoff to queue up for the next day, but no new questions will be taken after the day 2 cutoff.
  • No new questions will be taken after the godfest ends. Questions asked in other posts may be ignored; please wait for the next godfest!
  • Follow-ups to existing questions will be taken as long as the post is still open for comments.
  • I’ll close the post for comments a few hours after the godfest ends.
  • Any comments breaking the rules will be removed without warning.

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Godfest Help Post: 4/30-5/1

Grading scale. The individual grade is a composite grade of all monsters in it relative to all other pantheons. The combined grade is a composite of all monsters in both pantheons relative to all other combinations of pantheons. Combined grades are not an average of the individual grades, but based on the normal distribution of all possible two-pantheon combinations.
Godfest: Indian 1 & 2 4/30, Archdemons & Japanese 2 5/1
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Indian 1 Indian 2 Archdemons Japanese 2
Leader
Individual B B- B C+
Combined B C+
Sub
Individual C+ D B+ B
Combined D B+
Overall
Individual B- C- B+ B-
Combined C- B-

God dammit, GungHo. Seven hours until the godfest and still no official NA announcement. Well, since the EU announcement has accurately reflected the NA godfest for a long time now, I’m going to go ahead and use that information. If it’s different, I’ll deal with it then.


This is a help thread, so please feel free to ask questions about just about anything concerning the godfest or your teams, box and progress in general.

It’s hard to fool people with a godfest of this quality, GungHo. With the PCGF around the corner and the possibility of the FF Collab, it’s unlikely many people will bite on this godfest. It’s also worth noting that day 1 is the first time that the Metallic Stars have been excluded from 3x. Anyways, here are the rules:

  • I will only take box questions that supply a PADherder. It makes it much, much easier for me to give good advice this way (you could say I can’t give good advice without the sorting options). Try PadListener to sync if you’re on Android (if it works for you), otherwise use this method.
  • Box/roll questions that don’t supply rank, IAP status and main teams will be ignored. Any other information you want to supply will only help.
  • Please check the FAQ after the break before asking a question. Questions that aren’t covered by the FAQ will be prioritized; questions that don’t may be ignored.
  • WordPress flags comments with multiple links. I still get the comment, I just have to approve it manually for it to show up on the site. So if your comment doesn’t show up, this might be the case.
  • I generally reply on a first come, first serve basis, but if there’s a low hanging fruit I’ll address that first.
  • I will post a comment in bold red when I stop taking questions for the day or end the post altogether. Please look for and respect these cutoffs before posting! I’ll allow questions after the day 1 cutoff to queue up for the next day, but no new questions will be taken after the day 2 cutoff.
  • No new questions will be taken after the godfest ends. Questions asked in other posts may be ignored; please wait for the next godfest!
  • Follow-ups to existing questions will be taken as long as the post is still open for comments.
  • I’ll close the post for comments a few hours after the godfest ends.

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Godfest Help Post: 2/13-2/14

Grading scale. The individual grade is a composite grade of all monsters in it relative to all other pantheons. The combined grade is a composite of all monsters in both pantheons relative to all other combinations of pantheons. Combined grades are not an average of the individual grades, but based on the normal distribution of all possible two-pantheon combinations.
Godfest: Three Kingdoms & Egypt 2 2/13, Chinese and Archdemons 2/14
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Three Kingdoms Egypt 2 Chinese Archdemons
Leader
Individual B- B+ B+ B
Combined B B+
Sub
Individual B+ B- A- B+
Combined B A
Overall
Individual B B A- B+
Combined B A

I’m going to be pressed for time the next month or two, so I’m going to be a bit more strict with the rules this time.

  • I will prioritize box questions that supply a PADherder. It makes it much, much easier for me to give good advice this way. Try PadListener if you’re on Android (if it works for you), otherwise use this method.
  • Box/roll questions that don’t supply rank, IAP status and teams will be ignored. Any other information you want to supply will only help.
  • Please check the FAQ after the break before asking a question. Questions that aren’t covered by the FAQ will be prioritized; questions that don’t may be ignored.

Then here are some general guidelines on how I run the thread:

  • WordPress flags comments when multiple links. I still get the comment, I just have to approve it manually for it to show up on the site. So if your comment doesn’t show up, this might be the case.
  • I generally reply on a first come, first serve basis, but if there’s a low hanging fruit I’ll address that first.
  • I will post a comment when I stop taking questions for the day, so please be patient and wait for a reply the next day.

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Special REM Review – PAD Halloween

This is by far the worst special REM GungHo has ever released even if you include the various iterations of the initial Pink REM. Even if you ignore the poor value of the filler eggs, the Halloween-specific rolls are lackluster themselves. While most special REM monsters fade into obscurity soon after their introduction, I think this set is exceptionally poor. The two rarest eggs, Kali and BSonia, while useful, are uninspired rehashes of their originals. Vampire and Laila are unimpressive in the same way, but at least Alraune, Izanami and Thoth & Sopdet have some interesting dimensions. They aren’t enough to carry the REM or to justify spending your precious stones on, though.

The REM filler eggs don’t help things. The Archdemons are one of the worst pantheons in the game and the Wizards are some of the worst non-pantheon base-gold eggs. The Fairy Tale girls are fine for silvers, but have little to no practical uses. When Izanami and Thoth & Sopdet were first revealed, I was really excited because I thought I’d finally be able to tell the average Joe that rolling in a special REM was worth the risk, but even the quality of those two silvers eggs doesn’t justify wading through the rest. For whales, the filler is going to become MP no matter how good or bad it is, but for the average player I suggest holding onto your stones in hopes of something better. We should be getting a Player’s Choice Godfest soon and there’s still hope for an improved Christmas REM.

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Shinrabansho Skill Ups

I have to say that I enjoyed the new Shinrabansho dungeons because I could skill up so many monsters at once, but I can see it being an annoyance for those that are targeting one or two skill ups. It’s nice that they changed the dungeon to drop evolved fodder, but that’s actually not much consolation due to the way the drops are set up. The drop rate of a specific evolved fodder is significantly reduced both by sharing a floor with another and having a chance of a card dropping instead. Non-IAPers will likely still be stuck evolving fodder, but I guess anything that reduces that count is a good thing. Continue reading

Rating the Godfest: 7/11-7/12

Grading scale. The individual grade is composite grade of all monsters in it relative to all other pantheons. The combined graded is a composite of all monsters in both pantheons relative to all other combinations of pantheons.
Godfest: Egypt 1 & Archdemons 7/11, Three Kingdoms & Angels 7/12
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Egypt 1 Archdemons Three Kingdoms Angels
Leader
Individual A C+ B B-
Combined B+ B
Sub
Individual B B- A B-
Combined B- B+
Overall
Individual A- B- A- B-
Combined B B+

First a two hour notice, now an unexpectedly early godfest; GungHo isn’t making it easy to get these godfest ratings out lately. Considering the abnormally early mid-month godfest, I wonder if they have something special planned or are simply being unpredictable, as usual.

The first waves of awoken Egyptians are finally going to grace NA with their presence and that alone makes it a good idea to roll day 1; they are just that good. They are paired with one of the worst pantheons in the Archdemons, but with Egypt 1 being far and away the best pantheon for leaders, if you want to roll don’t feel bad for doing so.

Day 2 is another Beauty and the Beast scenario like day 1, with Three Kingdoms being one of the best overall pantheons in the game and Angels being one of the worst. This time the Beauty features elite subs with two being the best in the game: Cao Cao and Liu Bei. The Angels are so close to being relevant, but without any skill up fodder or uevos, they are fated to rot in your box. Roll with caution.

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