Weekly FGO vol. 53

JP

Christmas rerun done! …almost. Still need to do some farming and the extra quests.

I cleared challenge quest with team above since it seemed like an easy idea. And it sure was relatively easy. I think all I did was just spamming NP as many as I can. And thanks to two Castoria, they handled fending off enemy NPs.

NA

Oniland done. I didn’t manage to get 100 aurora steels. I did get enough to final ascend Valkyrie and to max Skadi skills though. So that’s nice.

As for challenge quest, I used the team above. The method is simple, spam NP while protecting the attacker (Rider Kintoki) with Gudaguda Poster Girl. Oh, and Georgios of course.

Rider Kintoki sure is easily the best single target rider for pure firepower with his 50% NP charge, high NP charge rate, and two quick buffs.

Now I’m farming some feathers so I can max Jeanne Summer skills. Afterward it’ll be either more aurora steels or dragon fangs.

Weekly FGO vol. 52

JP

The Gudaguda event ended up giving lots of new expressions for Okita. Yay.

The raid was a bit surprising and got quite a few much needed fangs. Still not quite enough to max out Salter summer though. And as it’s the second most popular node, I didn’t have much else to farm so I ended up hitting random nodes both for event shop currency and some skill gems. Mainly caster skill gems. Didn’t get much though.

As predicted(?) last week, there’s also more building quests. I’ve already gotten enough materials so that was easy.

The challenge quest was rather interesting. I ended up borrowing a high damage lancer (Scathach) paired with Waver to defeat Nobukatsu. And then Okita in the back to finish off Nobbu.

And now instead of Halloween, we’re getting a Christmas rerun instead…? Where’s even Samba rerun.

So, um, yeah. It’s Nightingale Christmas. Apparently I didn’t do much last year. Not even remotely proper challenge quest clearance (I most likely used some command seals). The lottery box is limited to 10 this time as per usual rerun so there’s even less thing to do now.

Maybe I’ll try clearing the challenge quest proper this time.

Also did like 22 rolls for the Astolfo saber and got zilch. Not even SR/SSR event CE.

NA

Oniland! Finally a single target caster. Although technically the role can be fulfilled by either Mech Eli or Jalter summer, a proper caster is sometimes useful especially for the half damage.

At any rate, going through the event rather quickly this time. By quickly I mean 5 turns farming because I use full event CE (hence quick) which means I need to fill up NP on the first wave. Now at 1.2M points I’m pretty close at maxing the damage and it sure is a lot of damage.

There will be raid coming soon so that will be fun. I don’t remember how it goes but it drops Aurora Steel. I need a lot of steels. Almost 100 of them. I hope I can collect enough from this single raid.

Weekly FGO vol. 51

JP

Suddenly more Gudaguda. Complete with raid. It’s over in about two days though so that was short.

Also suddenly more Okita costume. Now with ponytail and hakama. That’s nice although I’d prefer a completely new art rather that just variation of existing one.

The second/extra part of the event is coming later today. I hope it’ll involve building more craps.

On semi-related note, I managed to get NP2 Okita on my sub account on my 110th roll. Nice.

Also nice I got Himiko on my 12th roll. I mainly wanted CE (and got none) and planned for 22 rolls but this is better, I guess.

Timing-wise, it doesn’t look like we’ll get Space Ishtar rerun this year? Either that or they’re pushing main “Halloween” event to next month.

Or maybe this Gudaguda will end up as Halloween. Unlikely, I’d say.

NA

Event done! With Cu and Skadi for Challenge Quest as I mentioned last week.

There’s supposed to be new Interludes before Oniland but it’s not yet announced. Cu Alter is rather interesting but I’m still saving my SQ for next year summer (Okita and Merlin).

In the meantime I’m farming for some mats so I can finish leveling up skills (and base level) for servants with NP charge. I also need some more QPs.

Weekly FGO vol. 50

JP

And sure enough I didn’t reach 100 boxes. Welp.

Then for some reason the dev thought it’s good idea to have hunting quest right after box gacha event.

Some were pretty useful like octuplets, aurora steel, chains, and spinal fluid. Especially the last one I need a lot of them.

That said, the immediate thing I need is actually dragon fang which didn’t make it this time. I need at least 177 of them because Salter summer takes that many for maxing her skills. I also need a lot of seeds.

Now I’m looking at it, I’m not sure why I’m farming for dusts and proofs.

New event later today. Most likely a rerun?

On unrelated note, I tried NP2-ing Okita on my sub account but she still hasn’t come after over 100 rolls. Combined with Castoria fail, it’s been over 350 rolls since my last SSR servant on that account.

NA

Mech Eli rerun wheee.

As expected, farming is slow but at least it’s efficient? I’ve just finished all the missions and all that’s left is clearing the shop and challenge quest.

I wondered how I did challenge quest last time… and I didn’t. I haven’t finished Solomon at the time it seems.

I think I cleared it on my JP account using low rarity servants. It was probably the usual taunt team with Cu as main attacker.

Up next is Oniland. That one will provide my much-needed aurora steel. Apparently it’s got raid quest as well which should be hopefully relatively easy with Cu and Skadi.

The event is probably overall relatively easy as well considering I did it twice at simultaneously on both JP accounts in 2018.

Weekly FGO vol. 49

JP

I’m 10 boxes short from 100 boxes. I don’t think I’ll be able to hit 100. Oh well.

Next event is still not announced. Maybe Space Ishtar rerun? That may drive people crazy trying to get her to complement Castoria.

Lack of exhibition quest this time is still a bit unfortunate.

NA

Third time exhibition quests for me means I’ve got quite some hang of it. Or just back record on how I cleared them.

For my own reference next year, here’s some details on how I did each of them.

Touta

The easiest one. Can be completed with solo Cu origin. Or solo Kagetora as I did last year.

Leonidas

Unfortunately I don’t really remember how I cleared this one. I think it was Nitocris, Mash, and Waver in the front? And then Georgios, Avicebron, and Cu Alter on the back? Maybe. Something around killing as many henchmen as possible with Nitocris NP.

Izo

Uh, here I introduce the taunt wall team.

This isn’t the exact team but it’s pretty close. I think. Maybe replace Georgios and Kintoki with Leonidas and Caster attacker or something. Or maybe it was Mech Eli? Anyone who can deal enough damage to assassin.

Jaguarman

This used to be pretty difficult for me in JP. But that was with low rarity (+Okita, etc) restriction. There’s no such restriction here so the team similar to one in Izo is back. Now with Okita because lancer and berserker. In hindsight it’s good thing I brought her otherwise Cu can’t quite defeat Nobbu with his buster card and NP.

Surprisingly I cleared this in one go. The experience in JP paid off.

Sheba

I think I failed this first time due to not paying attention to the gimmicks. Second run with Kintoki, Mash, and Merlin (I think?) allowed me to clear this one. Nothing much on strategy apart of just paying off all the loans and properly do it mainly for the attacker.

MHXA

This one was fun. With idea from this video, I did it with my own spin.

The team is Skadi, Cu origin, and Cu alter on the front and Avicebron, Waver, and Cu caster (I think?). Plugsuit was employed so I can break the first bar on first turn. Gandr was used so I can properly get rid of that DX spriggan which grants MHXA buff removal on normal attacks.

That one costed Cu alter HP drop to 1. In the end all the arrow protections held up.

Looking again, I should’ve also tried getting rid of Sleepy Mochi which granted full recovery. That should reduce number of turns required. At 900k HP I’m not sure if it’s actually doable though.

Finale

So that team in Izo section is actually for this one. And it worked so well because of how Nero just keep spamming her NP every time someone is defeated. The strategy pretty much boils down to taunt all the time, maybe with flee/invulns. Billy and Nero are put off until last moment.

And that’s it!

The event has ended as well and my final box count is at 72. Not too bad but still not enough caster skill gems to bring everyone to at least skill level 4.

I managed to max up Okita, 8/8/8 Valkyrie, 6/10/7 Janne Summer, 1/6/10 Anastasia, and various other useful skill level ups. Due to lack of Aurora Steel I still can’t max up Skadi but I’ve got enough dusts remaining so all that’s left is just those steels. And lore. I only have one lore remaining.

As for level and ascensions, there are still lots of servants to be leveled up. I do have quite a lot of bones and proof of hero but I may have better use of them so I’m holding back spending them on random servants.

Lastly, it’s now Mech Eli rerun and 3T farming is rather difficult. At least clearing the missions should be easy now with all events CE maxed from the start.

Weekly FGO vol. 48

JP

Grinddddddd. Or something. But yeah, it’s grind time. I’m currently at around 70 boxes or something. I guess I’ll trying hitting 100 boxes by the end of this event.

The Grail Front thingy ended up still rather stupid. The AI is especially dumb.

NA

I really need to finish the exhibition quests. I finished most of them but at least two still remains. Those aren’t especially difficult but it still takes time. Potentially a lot of them.

The grinding situation is a bit annoying with farming for gold currency being pretty difficult. I should be able to finish it by end of today and then full speed farming for the tickets. Currently at around 60 boxes, I’m not sure if I can hit 100 for this one.

Weekly FGO vol. 47

What is this nonsense

JP

Lottery box event is suddenly here. No challenge quest this time but we get this weird tactical game instead. I guess you could play it “proper” with multiple servants going together and buff each other and stuff but I learned that the easiest way is just to send off Heracles and let him do his thing. The third skill power up he has just gotten recently especially helped; allowing him to one-turn everyone.

The box themselves is, well, box farming as usual. Thankfully the last map also doubles as farming for all shop materials so I’ve been doing that and slowly clearing up the shop. I don’t even need any event CE other than the lottery bonus.

NA

Lottery box here as well. I’m also slowly going through the challenge quests. I’m in way more better shape compared to last year so I should be able to clear everything… I think.

Unlike JP, there’s no good node to farm everything at once so I’m currently farming the bronze item first. Or just started after sticking around at the lottery ticket node non stop for the first few days.

Thanks to all the box items, my servant upgrades sure are going smoothly.

Maou gakuin no futekigousha ep. 10-11

That was more useful than expected

So I forgot to actually post last week’s. Not like there’s much to say anyway.

Hm, so there’s someone else behind all the fights even 2000 years ago? 🤔

What’s with Eleonore at the end of ep. 11 even.

With two episodes left, I guess we’ll only get as far as figuring out what’s happened to Hero Kanon?

Weekly FGO vol. 46

Still the fastest way to farm hands and doors

JP

Finished challenge quest in lazy mode with help of friend Abigail summer. And Merlin (and Mash). It took 25 turns but could’ve been faster had I not been focusing too much on Bunyan.

It’s 21M download campaign after summer event and still ongoing until tomorrow. So I’ve been clearing strengthening quests and just farming hands. Not that I need many exp cards anymore so the extras will just become mana prisms.

Timing wise, Gil fest should be coming up next but there’s usually a rerun of something in between. The timing will be pretty difficult though. We’ll find out soon.

NA

Finally cleared F/Z rerun. Farming the nodes were pretty annoying so I ended up not buying the monuments and pieces. I did clear the other mats though.

The challenge quest wasn’t the first for me but I’ve forgot the gimmick etc. I cleared it first run thanks to friend Cu Alter. First bar of both were pretty easy but it gets really annoying once the permanent and frequent def buffs for Diarmuid activates. I didn’t bring any buff clearer either so it got pretty slow at that point. Thankfully Cu Alter just rip through everything once he’s the remaining servant on the field.

Now I’m preparing for Gil fest… kind of. I think I need to at least bring Skadi skill 1 to level 10 for 10/7/10. And maybe Atalante’s skill 1 to 10 as well.

Now I wrote it, I realized I haven’t prepared anything for the exhibition quests. My overall lineup is better compared to my main JP and I’m not restricting anything for this account so it should be easier. I hope.

Weekly FGO vol. 45

11 more months until Okita summer

JP

Still slowly progressing through the event story. At least I did finish the main story and now clearing the extra part.

The appearance of Okita summer was a nice surprise.

As for challenge quest, considering the time I’ll probably just end up doing what I did for my older account – Voyager, Mash, and Merlin party.

NA

Hmm Fate/Zero rerun. The number of currencies sure is stupid. At least gathering them isn’t too difficult and the free event CE provides NP charge so that helps.

No rolls because I’m still saving and I don’t need any particular servant anyway. Although some Zerklot or NP2 Emiya sure would be nice.

Weekly FGO vol. 44

JP

Still slowly going through the story. I’ve been a bit busy with other stuff so I’ve even been farming QP instead of event mats as I’ve cleared most of the shop.

Interestingly they released older Mashu summer costume in Rare Prism shop. I bought that as I’ve got quite a few extra RPs.

Otherwise nothing too exciting. I heard the challenge quest this time isn’t too difficult either. That should work out just fine for me as as I’ve mentioned above, I’m rather busy with other stuff at the moment.

NA

It’s been half AP exp card farming week. Next week is Fate/Zero collab event rerun. It’s one of the older event and the CEs used aren’t of limited time. I’ve got some of them so farming shouldn’t be too bad.

I still don’t have Angra Mainyu though. I cleared up my friend points last week and got nothing.

I originally planned to roll for Waver on this event but I got him unexpectedly early few months ago so there’s nothing I really need at this event’s banner although Lancelot would be nice. But then again I don’t have Kaleidoscope so he won’t be as useful anyway and NP1 Lancelot can’t quite deal enough damages in some cases.

I’m still recovering from my roll for Salter summer (and Jannu summer) so my SQ situation isn’t exactly good at the moment anyway. The 10 ticket coming up soon is nice but I need to save for Okita (and Musashi) next summer. Oh, and Merlin.

Oregairu kan ep. 7

Late because I lacked sleep at the broadcast day.

The rap sure wasn’t expected, lol.

That student council president ended up being more useful than expected giving Hachiman team relatively good feedback.

At current rate it looks like this will be the last arc? Or second last?

It took me until the end to realize what the episode title actually means. Poor Yui having to observe them until the end.

Weekly FGO vol. 43

JP

It’s summer! It’s camping time! Or something. Now I think about it, first one wasn’t even really limited to sea but a whole island. Second one… I’m not even sure if there’s sea element at all. First part was like various places and second part was just prison area. Third one is the closest one being sea-themed but just like first one it was also a whole island which has mountain as well. And lastly last year was… Las Vegas. It’s fucking desert.

I guess they’ve never done exclusively sea-themed to begin with!

This one though is pretty much just mountain. It’s got lake but that’s about it.

Also it’s got Illya summer which I thankfully was able to get with limited amount of stones.

Still going slowly through the quests. Weirdly enough I’m almost done with the store even though I’m barely halfway through the story.

Meanwhile on my old account, I’ve been trying to get Castoria. A bit over 300 rolls and she hasn’t appeared at all ;_; Not only that, I haven’t even gotten any SSR servant at all. The probability for that to happen is 5% which is kinda ridiculous. There’s still one last day but I’m not holding my breath. I’ll just get over with it and try again next time =[

NA

Meanwhile in NA, summer is over. I cleared the whole store just in time. Oh, I said I’m not rolling anything but that was a lie. I did end up rolling for Jeanne summer.

And unlike my old JP account, thankfully I got her in 23 rolls.

While she isn’t all that useful for now, she should be pretty useful once Castoria comes out… in two years…

And I still don’t have Lancelot. I haven’t gotten Kaleidoscope either. I can’t use my Skadi in full ;_; Considering I won’t pull for anything until next summer, this will be a rather annoying year. At least Skadi and Waver together make good NP charger.

Coming next (after the 11M download) would be Fate/Zero collab rerun. I still haven’t gotten Angra Mainyu…

Randomly Max Coffee

So I was walking around Akiba last weekend (which I probably shouldn’t have) and noticed one of the vending machines is selling this. I’m not sure how common it is but this is the first time I noticed it (ever) and I figured might as well try it. It’s Oregairu’s Hachiman favorite drink and apparently the writer’s (Watari Wataru) as well?

I haven’t tried it but apparently it’s on the “very sweet” end of sweet beverage ranks.

Fate/stay night HF3

Spoiler free =)

Also be careful when going out during this period. Mask etc. Waiting for blu-ray is probably preferred.

This series sure last very long time. Not just the various spinoffs and stuff but even the main story has just only finished getting animated this year. Also interesting this is one of the few VN adaptations which have all the routes covered.

By the magic of living nearby movie theater and looking at the seating at perfect timing, I managed to watch this on release day.

Loads of cool fights which are only possible by the anime media. ufotable didn’t disappoint as usual. Everyone got their own cool moments with highlight of course Emiya’s fights.

The only complaint I have would be the epilogue focused a bit too much on Sakura and Rin with almost nothing else getting explanation.

Poster thingy in the theater. It’s not quite visible from this photo but there are multiple layers of it
“Today open!!” “I promise, I’ll be Sakura’s hero of justice -Emiya Shirou”

The quote is very HF-Shirou.