Weekly FGO vol. 80

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JP

Event is mostly done. I’ve also cleared the challenge quest… kind of.

It certainly wasn’t the smartest way to clear it. I used double Castoria and Musashi Summer to just bulldoze my way through.

May or may not look into clearing it again later.

I also still haven’t cleared the store yet. Maybe later this weekend as I’m currently busy in NA.

NA

I ended up doing 20 rolls for Reines and got Napoleon instead (?). Well, that certainly wasn’t expected. He’s also pretty expensive to level up with loads of mats required for the skills.

Meanwhile I’m almost done with the event itself just need to get a few more event currencies.

And then the raid event. All Barbatos all day. Currently at 86 kills but I still need a lot more QP and mats. I hope I can get at least 200? The team is rather annoying though requiring order change because I don’t have enough firepower otherwise.

IPoE, but static IPv4

Continuing from previous post, at the end I mentioned about using Vultr to avoid paying extra for static IPv4 address through my ISP.

Well, there has been a different problem with IPv4 connection crapping out every now and then so I ended up getting that ISP static IP option hoping it will lessen the problem. No comment on that yet because it’s only been less than 12 hours since I got it set up.

So, the setup itself, because I’m not using one of the supported routers, I had to figure it out myself.

The ISP provides a few needed information for the setup:

  • Static IP Tunnel Endpoint: an IPv6 address to connect for IPv4 connectivity
  • Interface ID: IPv6 address suffix (last 4 group)
    • FreeBSD doesn’t support it (it’s ip-token in Linux) but it really is just for address suffix. Mine’s ::feed so my expected address is 2409:11:1c0:2300::feed. I have it set as external IP address
  • Static IPv4 Address: this is to be set at tunnel interface as source address.
    • There’s no IPv4 target address provided which is required for FreeBSD’s gif interface but apparently any address works. I put in 10.0.0.0
    • This blog says to use source as target as well but apparently it results in packet being forwarded back and forth indicated by 14ms ping to the source IP
  • “Update Server Details”: I have no clue what this actually does
    • It’s a set of URL, username, and password where you’re supposed to make a request to to update… something. The form is simple, just $URL?username=$USERNAME&password=$PASSWORD. The URL uses internal domain so the DNS server from IPv6 autoconfiguration is required to resolve it
    • I just hit it with curl and the move on
    • I suspect it’s to tell the tunnel provider the expected source IPv6 address?

Geared with information above, there are a few changes needed since last post for setup on FreeBSD:

  • IP address on internet port should be suffixed with provided interface ID
  • Tunnel source and target address need to be adjusted
  • Tunnel interface need IPv4 address
  • Default routing for IPv4 is no longer on interface level (-iface gif) but instead the random IPv4 address used as tunnel target address (10.0.0.0 in my example above)
  • NAT is not automatically available anymore so PF is required
  • Also on NAT, MSS will need to be fixed as well
    • I still don’t really understand how this works

Most of the changes should be obvious. And here’s the config for PF:

# This is pf.conf for FreeBSD and won't work on OpenBSD

# variable to not hardcode interface names and stuff
ext_if = gif0
net_local = "192.168.0.0/24"

# I still don't know if this is needed. Or even what the correct value is.
scrub on $ext_if max-mss 1420

# basic nat
nat on $ext_if from $net_local -> ($ext_if)

IPoE, FreeBSD, and Realtek

Also: DS-Lite, Japanese ISP, ND proxy, and static IPv6.

After upgrading my server to FreeBSD 13, my ethernet failed to obtain autoconfigured IPv6 address which was weird. It’s been kinda weird before occasionally not receiving address manually after reboot but at least it works if I let it autoconfigure during boot.

Thanks to the fact the IPv6 works pretty much plug and play and usable on multiple systems just with switch, I booted up another FreeBSD 13 system hoping to find out if it’s some broken configuration on FreeBSD 13 on the server or something else.

The result was test system got its IPv6 autoconfigured, even manually with rtsol. Also weird was the main server got its address autoconfigured as well.

While at it, I wondered if I can just use static IP so the overall configuration can be simplified. And the answer was yes: it just works as long I enter the detail manually. I’ve been entering them mostly manually anyway so this was good news.

Good news it was, until I tried it on the main server itself: it worked when the modem and server are bridged by another switch but not when connected directly. It just didn’t work. Swapping back to the switch made it work again.

Back to testing, I tried direct connection to test server, and interestingly enough it worked right away. It also survived reboot, disconnect/reconnect, reconfiguration, etc.

At that point I pointed down it to the possibility of Fast Ethernet mode (100Base-TX) of Realtek just being weird and whipped out my old trusty USB ethernet dongle. And it just worked. Good job, Realtek.

So, yeah, something is broken with Realtek but I don’t care enough to dig deeper so dongle life it is.

As an extra, here’s my configuration, complete with ND proxy so the main server can distribute IPv6 address to other clients at home without having to bridge the modem directly (which gives horrible result of unwanted DNS suffix especially on Windows).

ISP is Interlink and using DS-Lite tunnel (“Multifeed” for this ISP) for IPv4 access.

### BEGIN /etc/rc.conf
# ue0 = internet port (connected to modem)
# em0 = internal port (connected to home switch)

# Basic static IPv6 configuration
ifconfig_ue0=up
# promisc option is probably set by ndproxy and not needed to be explicitly set here but I haven't tested it
# prefixlen 128 so no routing added for this port while keeping the requirement for internet port
# the address prefix and default route can be obtained when using autoconfiguration
ifconfig_ue0_ipv6="inet6 2409:11:1c0:2300:: prefixlen 128 promisc"
ipv6_defaultrouter="fe80::21e:13ff:fec2:e9c5%ue0"

# DS-Lite tunnel
cloned_interfaces=gif0
# target address can be obtained by searching the internet (multifeed) or just ISP documentation
# MTU is from experiment: raise MTU and ping around until it times out (and then add 28 bytes header)
# example: ping -s 1432 -D answers.microsoft.com
# and then try 1434 (with MTU 1500)
ifconfig_gif0="inet6 tunnel 2409:11:1c0:2300:: 2404:8e00::feed:100 prefixlen 128 mtu 1460"
defaultrouter="-iface gif0"

# nd proxy. Don't forget to install the package first: pkg install ndproxy
ndproxy_enable=yes
# interface that connects to the uplink (internet)
ndproxy_uplink_interface=ue0
# mac address of the interface above. Or maybe random address could also work. Not sure
ndproxy_downlink_mac_address="00:22:cf:xx:xx:xx"
# same as defaultrouter above but without interface name
ndproxy_uplink_ipv6_addresses="fe80::21e:13ff:fec2:e9c5"

# internal connection (with local IPv4 for NAT)
ifconfig_em0="10.0.0.1/24"
# same prefix as external interface but prefix 64
ifconfig_em0_ipv6="inet6 2409:11:1c0:2300::1 prefixlen 64 -accept_rtadv"

# for distributing ipv6 addresses. No configuration needed
rtadvd_enable=yes
rtadvd_interfaces=em0

# not sure which of the following are actually needed
ipv6_activate_all_interfaces=yes
# pretty sure at least corresponding forwarding sysctl are needed to be set if those two lines are not enabled
ipv6_gateway_enable=yes
gateway_enable=yes

### END /etc/rc.conf

Interestingly NAT doesn’t need to be manually configured: the DS-Lite tunnel magically handles it. I also keep forgetting about this and confused by the lack of NAT setting in my pf.conf.

Note that the outgoing address 2409:11:1c0:2300:: isn’t reachable from internal network with this configuration. Use 2409:11:1c0:2300::1 instead, including for external access (like this blog).

I should also write up my Wireguard-based external IPv4 one of these days… (because I’m too cheap to pay for Interlink’s static IPv4 – Vultr additional IP for 220yen vs Interlink IPoE static IPv4 for 1100yen).

Weekly FGO vol. 79

JP

There were some weird rolls. Besides of those two copies of MHXA above (while not getting Nitocris which I actually wanted for NP2), I also got one Jeanne (the original).

Oh, and I also got Mordred for some reason. I sure wish I got Artoria instead for a saber. Mordred is just barely more useful over Artoria Alter with her 30% NP charge (vs 20%) but she’s got no party buff. More useful for challenge quests but considering she’s got no evasion/guts/invulnerability, I would rather use… anyone else.

I did 44 rolls in total among those two banners. The two MHXA were actually obtained with just 11 rolls which was even weirder.

The event itself is pretty okay, I guess. Pretty simple and nothing too annoying.

NA

Reines event is coming up in a few hours. I don’t know if I’ll roll for her. Maybe next time she comes around. I really need to save up for upcoming banners.

Meanwhile past few days I’ve been just farming for QP and exp cards and strengthening quests.

Xbox Series Controller (and related accessories)

I recently played a game which plays better using a controller. I tried using keyboard for a while but I ended up needing finer direction control and thus bought this. No wireless adapter because the new one isn’t compatible with Windows 8.

It was fine and all but the cable was rather annoying.

Digging around stores and flea markets (online), I found someone selling this older adapter for cheap. It was kinda suspicious and the seller took their time until finally sending this but thankfully it works fine so far. I have it permanently connected using included extension cable because the dongle is so large it blocks the other front panel port.

With wireless adapter problem solved, there’s one last thing required to ensure most convenient usage.

The battery, of course. Rechargeable because that’s just how it should be. I considered getting a fancy charger with display and stuff but ended up only getting a basic one because I probably won’t use them all that often anyway. Got a USB one because I don’t need to worrying powering it up. It also comes with LED torch which unfortunately rather annoying to use because the power button must be held for few seconds to turn it on instead of simple press.

Maybe I’ll finally buy a proper torch or something later.

Lastly, I figured I should just stock up the batteries for other devices like remote and stuff so here they are. Bought the cheapest Japanese battery I could find.

I’m now thinking of finally getting one of those remote controlled Lego cars

Matrox G550 PCI-e x1 Graphics Card

Fanless GT 1030 at the bottom for comparison

Ryzen doesn’t have internal graphics support so any servers using it that’s not server board (thus no external graphics chipset) will require PCI-e graphics card.

While I already have one for my main server (a Zotac GT710), I needed another one for my other server. That said, I didn’t originally need x1 card. Any x16 card would’ve worked but I stumbled on this while looking for cheap card on Yahoo! Auction.

It ended up a bit more expensive (compared to if I just pick random x16 card) but this one is x1 and the card is so small it’s kinda cute. The output being dual DVI is also rather interesting for server use although not that surprising considering it’s from Matrox. They kinida specialize on card with multiple outputs.

Despite being over 12 years old, the card still functions. For console use, at least. I didn’t try its graphics capability and FreeBSD has no support for it at all. An unconfigured Xorg just crashes.

Asus Blu-Ray Writer BW-16D1HT

I don’t remember last time I bought a new boxed optical disc drive.

My previous drive was bought second hand from YJA and while it reads discs fine, it doesn’t have support for those fancy UHD discs.

A very generic front panel.

One firmware flash later, it now is capable of reading UHD discs. Many thanks to folks at MakeMKV.

Now I think about it, I didn’t even bother testing the drive before flashing it…

Weekly FGO vol. 78

JP

They just started pre-start campaign for the Waltz collaboration event. That sure is weird. I expected a rerun but we got this another non-event instead.

Jeanne is on pickup and her second skill got a very useful upgrade. Maybe I should do one roll or something.

Helena’s second skill upgrade is also pretty useful. Now if only her damage isn’t so painfully low…

NA

Nothing announced for NA and the Gudaguda event is still ongoing. All that’s left for me is finishing three last missions and then challenge quest.

I need more QP…

Also EXP cards. A lot of both of them. Leveling up four SSRs isn’t easy, yo.

Weekly FGO vol. 77

JP

Still no actual events. What’s with servant strengthening quests right after hunting quests…

So in the meantime I’ve been farming in Charlotte.

Let’s see if there’s anything next week. I kinda expect a rerun.

NA

As can be guessed from screenshot above, I ended up rolling a lot for Okita Alter. 200 rolls to be exact.

Interestingly, along the way I got two other SSR servants. One of them is Ozymandias which is pretty useful thanks to his plainly high damage and have party NP charge. The other one is Nightingale which I’ve never had before. I’m not sure how useful she’ll be.

One thing for sure though, I don’t have remotely enough resource max anyone. Mainly QP and exp cards. This will take a while.

At 1.28% SSR rate, I hope this doesn’t affect my rolls for Jeanne and Okita Summer. And Merlin. I don’t know if I’ll have enough SQ to roll Lambda Lilith. Or even just the first three I mentioned. I have about 500 SQ at the moment which is about 160 rolls whereas it’s generally recommended to have about 300 rolls to make sure getting the target SSR.

As for the event, I’ve mostly finished… whatever can be finished. The second part will be unlocked tomorrow.

On unrelated note, Bella Lisa CE will be finally available tomorrow. I didn’t realize it’s out in JP on 2019-02 which means NA is late by two months.

Weekly FGO vol. 76

JP

I ended up going the easier way on the challenge quest and all other quests due to lack of time 🙂

I also noticed the CE from SQ gacha this time give way more advantage compared to usual CE. Instead of boosting drops, it boosts damage up to 100%. Usually those are for free CEs but for some reason it’s SQ gacha here.

Rushing tower event at the end is pretty bad.

With that ended, it’s now Hunting Quest time. The bonus is surprisingly useful so far and not just the first day. It’s fangs and octuplets today. I’m pretty lacking of both so it’s just perfect. It would be easier had I maxed my Sanzang’s skill levels but the current one is just barely enough.

No news on the FGO Waltz collab (?) event yet. Golden week perhaps? And people have been guessing it’ll be Reines rerun soon… which will be fun because it’ll be the first run in NA sometime end of this month.

NA

After one empty week, another Gudaguda rerun is coming up tomorrow. Maybe I’ll roll 10 times for Okita Alter…

Talking about rolling, I ended up doing 50 more rolls which thankfully ended up in getting one Kama. Yay?

Weekly FGO vol. 75

JP

I was too slow and now rushing through the entire thing 😀 Currently about to finish the main story… after which will be another 100 floors of hell waiting. And like some tens of rather difficult quests. The challenge quest seems rather annoying but kinda doable if I just go all out with Himiko. Thankfully I got the SSR event CE which gives 50% bonus attack.

NA

Done with Ooku. Just like last time in JP, I didn’t quite clear the challenge quest and ended up with double Skadi and Zerkerlot. And one full revive command spell.

I also did a bit more rolls. Way more than I should’ve, I think. And I still got nothing. Considering I’m still at 16 SSR servant from 1387 rolls, I guess that’s just par on course but that also means I can’t really complain if the next 200 rolls don’t yield me anything. I have at least Jeanne summer and Merlin rolls planned this summer. I do have over 350 rolls available for me so hopefully I should have enough rolls to force through the odds?

After checking my list, apparently Okita Alter banner is coming up in two weeks. Maybe I’ll do ten or so.

Weekly FGO vol. 74

JP

It’s a new tower event. First third isn’t quite “tower” but overall it’s the same tower system.

Still going through it slowly.

On the other hand, I did 11 rolls for Nero Bride and got nothing.

Unrelated but apparently a new event is announced already. No date yet but it’ll have a new MHXA as welfare. The first welfare Foreigner. Now the only missing class for welfare is just Avenger.

NA

Ooku time! I did 30 rolls in the end and got nothing as well.

Same thing as JP, still going through it slowly. Although I think I’m about past halfway. There are still quite a lot of corridors to browse through…

Weekly FGO vol. 73

JP

Oh wow this week has ended already. Nothing much happened. I’ve been mostly just farming for QP and sometimes check Interludes (as they’re half AP at the moment).

New event starts next week. No hints of participating servants or anything yet.

NA

Similar to JP, nothing here either. Also farming for QP. As can be kind of seen from above screenshot, I’ve got enough mats but no QP to max her skills. At current rate I wonder how long it’ll take me to finally get enough QP for her… Not to mention I’ve got couple other SSR servants that is also in similar situation.

No announcement of Ooku yet but they’ll be having some broadcast next week so maybe it’ll start right afterwards or something. I don’t remember Ooku being particularly difficult in term of the battles but clearing the maps will involve a lot of tapping and loading. I hope they include the latest patch in JP rerun which sped things up.

Weekly FGO vol. 72

Finally maxed; both fou and grail

JP

Finished the event and now back to farming QP.

Cleared the challenge quest copying from this guy.

Not quite the exact same (especially the skill levels) but close enough allowing me to clear it.

No announcement yet for the next event…

NA

Still need more farming here. It’ll be pretty close.

Cleared the quest with my only avenger. Pretty easy with double skadi.

Next event here would be Ooku. It’s over one week apart in JP but maybe NA will move up the schedule to allow running Final Honnoji before anniversary? NA anniversary is quite a bit earlier compared to JP so that makes things more fun. And slightly more difficult to predict.

Weekly FGO vol. 71

JP

Chaldea Boys Collection 2021 event has started. Phantom Thief Amakusa this time. Jing Ke also got buff for more damage against enemies with King trait.

The event itself is just usual event with no mission. The mats in store this time are all useful which is great.

I did some (50) rolls for Amakusa but got none. I did get the rate up SR though and a few event CEs.

Currently I’m at 23 SSR servant after 3008 rolls. That works out at 0.76% which is kinda low. I’ll see how low I can go.

NA

Annoyingly for NA I haven’t finished the event. I made mistake farming wrong node for too long and ended up clearing the main quest very late. I’m catching up now with just few more quests remaining. I think there’s at least one higher difficulty quest remaining but I haven’t unlocked it.

Up next would be Mortiary event. No rolls planned here.

Weekly FGO vol. 70

JP

Valentine is over. Time sure flies. All that’s left is getting all the chocolates.

Current event is some download campaign which is nice I guess? The free ticket and fous especially.

Cleared the remaining strengthening quests as well since they’re half AP at the moment.

Next event will be some rerun maybe? White day is still a bit far.

NA

Still on BB event. I think I’ve cleared a good chunk of it. I still haven’t finished the main story yet though because I want to get all the debuffs available for the easiest fight.

This one will still be ongoing for a bit more but at current rate I should be able to finish it in few days, leaving a week or so of nothing to do.

Weekly FGO vol. 69

JP

I cleared the event. Except the last CE drop and opening all the chocos (and gifts).

Had some… difficulty clearing the challenge quest so I stole this guy’s setup. Well, almost. I replaced Andersen with another Castoria so it’s quite a lot easier.

NA

BB event has started. Fun ahead. I cleared one “fun” already though. King Protea fight sure is way easier with Jeanne and Merlin and Mash combo. I should’ve used plugsuit and swap in Jalter Summer instead of waiting for the def to be low enough and so I can crit damage to finish her in one turn.

And now I just need to slowly go through the main story…

Oh and open those valentine things.

Weekly FGO vol. 68

JP

It’s Valentine time. Or something. I rolled for Caren. 66 times to be exact. And that second copy of Chiyome was the sole non-R servant I got. At least she could work better now with NP2 for double Castoria system or something.

Thankfully I did get a bunch of event CEs of all rarities. Too bad I didn’t get enough to MLB the SR and SSR ones.

The event itself has just barely started and that rush mission thingy was mildly interesting.

9 enemies left and that’s what I netted. The enemies refill was pretty intense and I forgot to use command seal as I’m writing this. Whoops.

Tomorrow is Moon Cancer day and I’m not sure how to deal with that one. It’ll probably still at least involve Musashi summer.

NA

Valentine in NA is almost over. Technically there’s still about a week left but all that’s left for me is just a bit of farming. Or a lot of them.

The challenge quest was, as I mentioned last week, handled by Ishtar and Kintoki. That worked rather well.

Up next will be BB event. Unlike this Valentine event, this one is pretty difficult. Especially that final Detour Quest. I did clear it last time with low rarity servants so I should be able to manage it this time around as well. I need to dig up my records for references though.

Weekly FGO vol. 67

JP

Grail front…? Not sure why but they did it. Not that I’m complaining as it’s a very easy event with no grind and good rewards. Seven tickets and one grail for barely anything. The closest thing to this I can think of is the story-only event a while back which gave out one grail and one lore just for reading the story.

The enemies are dumb as usual. Someone even managed to win one of the battle by sending the master as attacker.

Valentine event starts next week. New servant will be Caren. I don’t think I know her. I wonder who drew her for this one but she looks quite good. I don’t have that many rolls available though after I spent everything trying to get a second Muramasa. I can do about 50 rolls at the moment with another 10 coming up in few days. We’ll see.

NA

Valentine here is underway. The main story is time locked but all the relevant farming nodes are open so I’m farming all day every day. I’m almost done with bronze material. Still no fifth event CE in sight though. I already have two Aerial Drives so practically I don’t really need to MLB it but it still would be nice to have at least one MLB of it.

I have no record of how I cleared its challenge quest last time but looking at the composition it shouldn’t be too difficult. I think. Probably with Ishtar and Kintoki.

I did two rolls on Sanzang banner by the way and as expected I got no Sanzang.

Weekly FGO vol. 66

JP

Event done! Or mostly done, I still need to do a bit more farming.

Finished challenge quest. Twice. First with command seal because I just wanted to clear it once and then second time with actual strategy. Except it was only still barely a pass.

NA

Done here as well. Challenge quest here is quite a bit easier.

Team:

The strategy was pretty much just let Hokusai NP as often as possible.

Up next is valentine. Nothing particularly interesting so I’m not rolling this one.

Weekly FGO vol. 65

JP

New event right after Space Wars 2. It’s some Ushiwaka thingy. Complete with some new strengthening which are quite useful.

Benkei is slightly less useless now. His skills still need upgrades though.

Ushiwaka upgrade is pretty nice. Slight damage increase aside, crit up paired with star gen just makes a perfect combination for one time single target damage boost.

I’m not rolling this time though. Not really interested in new single target avenger.

The event itself is the usual thing apart of the “mini servant” supports thingy. The free servant is pretty nice though. If only I have Skadi to pair her with.

NA

Prisma Illya event has started! I sure forgot how many nodes are there in this event. And all of them are easy nodes (so far) so they’re kind of useless apart of for completing the missions.

Apparently two weeks ago I said I’ll do 10 rolls for Miyu. Well, I ended up doing 20. The first 10 netted me two Imaginary Element CEs which means I now finally have enough for one MLB. Feeling good about that I did another 10 rolls and thankfully Miyu came up. Everything worked out well, I guess.

According to my 2019 records, I got tickets and gems for around 600 rolls between January and August (when Okita summer came up) and I currently have 250 rolls. Combined I should have at least 800 rolls. Allocating 250 for rolling specific SSR (or SR for Okita) means I only have enough for 3 SSR until then. I already planned for Jeanne summer, Okita summer, and Merlin, which means I don’t have enough for Okita alter on upcoming rerun. I’ll probably end up doing 10 rolls or something. And maybe another 10 for Lolinci and Asclepius.

Weekly FGO vol. 64

JP

Done with the event. So I wondered if I can clear the dark round table quest with double Castoria and Musashi. Apparently it is indeed possible. With loads of event CEs, at least.

The actual “challenge quest” itself – the 1.8M HP MHXX – isn’t very interesting. Mech Eli did the trick. Or maybe that’s because I also loaded her with tons of event CEs.

Oh and I rolled him somehow. I tried getting him to NP2 but that didn’t happen. At least I got enough copies of the new SSR CE to limit break it.

I also got Helena along the way. And black grail. Still need two more before I can limit break it.

And then I finished Lostbelt 5.5. The last fight with Limbo seems rather difficult with just low rarity servants. The closest thing I can find is this fully buffed Chloe and Caligula/Asterios/Merlin combo. I have neither and I didn’t want to go Kama route so I did it with double Castoria and Robin Hood for the first two bars and whatever for the last one.

I have no idea how to do it with my sub account yet. It’s still far away anyway.

NA

Uh, there’s nothing interesting in NA this week apart of the challenge quest.

Double skadi and Zerklot for the monkeys and then finished with Attila Santa. Taunts are useful.

Weekly FGO vol. 63

JP

New year! GSSR! It’s the knights/horsemen/extras division this time as expected. It’s nice they added further division of male/female.

As usual I still have no Skadi and she could be rather useful in various farming situation so I rolled the banner which contains her and got…

Yep

Of course not her. I was hoping if it’s a miss I at least get Salter summer or Reiness or MHXA instead. But nope, it’s the one I wanted the least. Even Cleopatra or Nero summer or Shuten or Raikou would’ve been better.

Oh well, that’s it I guess.

At least the new year pickup banner also has Salter summer and I did get her (to NP2 as I got the first one last year):

It took me 95 rolls total and got Gilgamesh caster (now NP2) and Atalante (now NP5) along the way. Unfortunately I got no useful CE.

I also did 11 rolls for Space Ishtar and got nothing. And another 33 rolls for Muramasa (also got nothing). Now I only have enough SQ for 33 rolls. Hopefully nothing interesting comes up until I save up more.

NA

My GSSR roll here is way better:

That’s two SSR servants all right. One support and one arts area. And good timing and luck, I got Hokusai to NP2. Yay.

I’ve finished the new year event (except challenge quest which is still locked).

Next event will be Prisma Illya rerun which will have the only Miyu banner. I spent a lot of tickets for Hokusai above though and considering my upcoming farming roll list I don’t think I’ll roll for her. Or maybe I’ll try with 10 rolls or something. Getting Chloe would be really useful with her 50% NP charge.

Weekly FGO vol. 62

JP

Christmas event has ended. As can be seen above I got around 70 boxes. I still need to open them of course.

New year event is coming soon and there’s no info on it yet. Hopefully the GSSR will be useful or interesting.

NA

Meanwhile here they’ve announced the full lineup. Well, it’s the same as JP two years ago so there’s that.

I got 61 boxes here for Christmas event. Not quite enough but definitely helped.

Beni Enma event coming up tomorrow. I don’t quite remember how it went. Oh and as it requires finishing Lostbelt 3 which I finally did.

Creative BT-W3

Continuing from this wireless earphone thingy, I needed something to connect to it from PC. I initially bought a cheap TP-Link Bluetooth adapter but it ended up sounding crap. Not sure why but it produces so much noise.

So I got the thing above and it sounds quite a bit better. The codec choice doesn’t seem to differ much between SBC and aptX. Although I think the latency is every so slightly better with aptX? It’s still to slow for watching video (fixable by adjusting delay) or playing games (lost cause) though.

The quality difference is almost enough to justify the price difference of over 5 times the cost of that cheap BT adapter. It’s also able to connect to my earphones way more smoothly with no fiddling on Windows side (nothing to fiddle anyway).

The final setup looks rather silly though with my case not having USB-C port and thus requires the USB-C to USB-A adapter resulting in USB flash drive-sized… thing.

Weekly FGO vol. 61

JP

Grinding for boxes. All the boxes. Only 15 boxes at the moment though. Mainly because most of the time was spent on NA instead of here.

I did finish the challenge quest though. Not with low rarity because I think there are plenty of people did it already anyway. The one up there is with friend Super Orion, with Amadeus and Waver equipped with 2030.

The other one on another account is double Castoria with Chloe as attacker. With Black Grail. I don’t think I put much thought on the other CEs.

NA

Meanwhile CQ on NA is relatively easy as well. Not as easy but I did clear it in single run. Samba Santa is a bit too strong for this.

As for the boxes, I’m at 50th box. I wanted 100 but I guess it’s not happening considering only 1 day left.

Weekly FGO vol. 60

Wrong account tho

JP

Rather unexpected, Christmas event has started already.

When they announced new interludes last Monday I expected the Christmas event to be at least next Monday instead. But nope, it starts last Wednesday instead. Welp.

As I wrote before, it’s annoying because now I need to farm on both JP and NA. Well, not really “need” but it would be nice to farm as much as possible. I sure can use a lot of dusts and seeds. The fluids are nice bonus as well; last year’s Nightingale Santa wanted 45 to level up her skill to 9 and I don’t quite have enough.

Currently farming slowly because the currently open nodes have rather crap drop rate. It does look like I need to at least open some boxes though just to unlock the story.

I don’t think I’ll roll for this one. The one above is on my sub account.

Thankfully the event CE this time provides 50% when limit broken so that would help team comps a lot.

NA

Also farming here. Also kind of waiting for the best node to open. I did get the extra event CE but I still need more. At least one more so I can limit break one and still have +3 on my own. The two other slots are occupied by NP charge CEs.

At least from the look of it my current farming team of Arash, Zerklot, Skadi, and Waver can go pretty far. Having full 3/3/3 node being the highest drop node sure helps. Gotta enjoy it while it lasts.

I ended up I rolling the banner for about 10 times and got nothing. I did get three R event CEs and that’s it. No Bradamante or anything.

Weekly FGO vol. 59

JP

Lol still nothing at all. Maybe Christmas event will finally start in two weeks or something. My guess on the earliest it may start is next Friday.

NA

Apparently they fucked up drop rate during Thanksgiving banner and I got some SQ refunds and extra CE. That’s nice, I guess. There’s also fun bug of level 0 of the CEs they given away.

Samba Santa is coming next Monday. Nice timing because it’ll be before the JP one. I doubt there won’t be any overlap at all but at least I can have some dedicated days for NA. I especially need some dragon fangs. I mean, a lot of them. I don’t know if I can three turns the node but I hope Ereshkigal can help.

Weekly FGO vol. 58

JP

Nothing week. Next update will be a new chapter Lostbelt 5.5 which apparently isn’t actually Lostbelt but singularity. And not an event either so there’s no time limit. I think.

Christmas event will also be coming soon-ish. Maybe in one or two weeks. Not sure if I want to spare time for loot box this time.

NA

Lostbelt chapter 3 is out. I’m going through it slowly. Or maybe not at the moment as I’m farming for Aurora steel instead.

Nothing exciting here either but at least there’s Advent Calendar which if follows last year should provide at least 30 sq.

Christmas event hasn’t been announced but if following JP pattern, it should start next week. I sure hope it’s not the same time as JP.

I may or may not roll for Bradamante. Even if I do it will be 10 rolls at most. Probably.

Weekly FGO vol. 57

JP

The Imaginary Scramble event is done. That sure took a while to finish. At least the currencies farming itself wasn’t too bad.

I didn’t have much time for challenge quest so I just go with easy route:

Not exactly easy at over 25 turns and wrong team composition (alter ego when most of the enemies are knights) but I did clear it in one attempt.

Up next is Lostbelt chapter 5.5. No idea if it’s time limited event or not.

There’s also 2.2M download except there’s no free SR this time. Welp. I hope they still do it sometime later (maybe on the new chapter release?).

NA

Lostbelt chapter 3 has been released. As planned I got Waver to bond 11. Up next will be either Nitocris or Arash. Probably the latter but I generally prefer the former for farming because using Arash is kinda slow.

There’s also the Thanksgiving banner. I rolled for Ishtar 32 times but got that caster above instead. Not that I’m complaining because she’s quite a bit more useful for my team at the moment. Ishtar’s high damage is certainly nice but I also have Jannu summer which is while her damage is not quite as high, she’s still pretty good. The 40% NP charge is a bit lacking compared to Ishtar’s 50% but it should be workable. Hopefully.

Single target high damage caster with NP charge skill will certainly be useful in quite a few situations. I just need to gather enough skill stones and QP for her.

As for the new chapter itself, I don’t plan on doing it anytime soon. The earliest will be once the half AP daily quests campaign is ended which is in three days.