It’s a thing. I forgot about it but it’s nothing rare. They sure recycled the cover well.
The thing on the left is “dekajake” (big jacket?). I haven’t taken out the plastic wrap but it sure looks like a color printed paper of the cover image enlarged. It’s almost shikishi-sized just a bit short.
The B3 poster is reversible with the other side being the photo of yanaginagi herself.
I’ll need to rip the CD sometime. I suspect I haven’t even opened the CDs for S2 theme songs so I’ll do that as well.
Finished the event! I didn’t want to bother thinking for challenge quest so I cleared it with command seals.
I also got this rather useless servant to NP5. That sure is something. If only he appears on my NA account instead.
Current event won’t end until next week but apart of a bit of farming I’m mostly done with it. Will be back to farming green cubes, I guess.
Summer 2019 Rerun! Salter summer pickup! Chance for NP2! Except I didn’t get her. I did 180 rolls and the only SR or above servants I got were three copies of Helena summer. She’s pretty useful as I still don’t have Kaleidoscope but an actual Kaleidoscope sure would be nice. And Salter summer.
With that, I emptied my SQ and tickets. I guess I won’t be rolling for Edmond. Or Jannu summer. Or anyone. Until next year for Okita summer. Hopefully I will gather enough fund by then.
Meanwhile on the event itself, I’ve finished the main story and challenge quests. First part, as I mentioned last week, I used command seals but for the second part I finished it without. Shiki and Jannu sure can go a long way.
I’m still rather far behind on farming but the event is ending soon. It looks like I’ll be mostly farming for this event this weekend.
And, well, everyone live on and happily ever after. Of course. The ring mentioned last week also made appearance. No surprise here either.
New arc next week.
I remembered to check this during broadcast time but as it turned out just having Amazon Prime (Video) isn’t enough for watching during premiere. Thus to the high seas I went (or just wait because I’ve set up things).
This show sure is broadcasted at interesting time. It’s convenient but I forgot about it until it’s a bit too late. Not that it matters because watching this one raw is a bit difficult due to all the terminologies.
The title says Sasha’s true intention but the last scene kinda hints that her actual intention hasn’t actually been revealed 😐
I initially thought it’s the remaining time to the end of exam but it’s actually the end of the day.
His talk with Ivis was also pretty interesting. I wonder if figuring out the “fake” Demon King is the main theme of this anime adaptation. That would be nice. I’m not holding my breath though.
Still nothing much. There’s a rather weird mixed bag banner which nobody should pull from and then hunting quests.
No bones this time but I also need fangs so that’s nice-ish. Didn’t get enough of that. And then the second one today is ammos. I also can use them especially as Santa Nightingale requires 180 of them for skill level upgrade to 9.
There might be another event before anniversary? Or maybe not? No idea.
Anniversary! GSSR! Fous and stuff! Also, Skadi.
Pulled Caster GSSR because I can use Merlin or Illya or Sanzang. I didn’t get either but instead an Anastasia. She’s pretty good but 50% NP charger with area NP servant isn’t exactly rare for Caster. Helena and Nitocris, both NP2, sure are some nice bonus though.
After some terrible SSR pulls, I got her with 4 tickets. That was weird. I’m not complaining though.
That said, I don’t have that many quick servants. Not even Zerklot. There’s Edmond banner coming up next month but I’m not sure if I want to. Considering I’ll need NP2 to make him efficient enough it’ll be rather useless. I may pull the main swimsuit banners instead for about 10 rolls. Twice. Once for Salter, another one for Jeanne.
I cleared memorial quests… kind of. Used command seal for the last one. It was the first time I do the quest ever. I may come back later or something.
I also finished LB2 and finally got enough grails for level 100 Okita.
So there’s new interludes and Reines got a major skill upgrade closing in her usefulness to Waver.
I had some extra SQ which I probably should’ve saved for whatever summer event but I rolled like 20 times on her banner. And of course I didn’t get her.
Otherwise, it’s just mostly farming for bones, dusts, and shields. I probably should mix in mana prism farming in between as well.
It’s early July which means Independence Day which is a good timing for rerun of Bunyan. It’s just a simple story event and I already have her anyway, so it’s not really all that interesting. That reminded me I probably should upgrade her skills etc.
Next week is probably anniversary? And Skadi pickup? And GSSR? Fun stuff ahead.
So, uh, I’ve cleared the event. Used all the command spells available because I can’t be arsed to waste some tens of millions of QP to figure out how to clear the quest which required 50M QP per run.
Similarly for challenge quest. Although I probably can try some more things before the event ends. Maybe this weekend.
Anyway, I cleared the QP quest with double Merlin and Spartacus and some command seals. As for challenge quest, I used solo Merlin which should’ve worked if he’s NP2 or higher. He wasn’t so I couldn’t get him to heal quick enough so he could survive all the attacks.
Now I think about it, could a solo Hans work instead? 🤔 It would take even more turns and he’s missing invulnerability buff but he’s got def buff so maybe? Or maybe not unless I grail him to 90 or something.
Gutterdam has started and so has Valkyrie banner. After a long streak of shit luck, gacha god have finally given me their mercy and I was allowed to pull Valkyrie just with three tickets. Now I have some extra rolls for Skadi banner.
As for the story quest itself, I’m going slowly through it. I don’t remember any particularly difficult part so it should be fine?
I’ve never liked idea of disposable expensive gadgets but at 5000 yen I figured it might be fine. So that thing above I bought.
The sounds quality seems fine. Latency is pretty bad especially with iPhone’s AAC (about 500ms?). It seems a bit faster with aptX but still noticeably slow.
Oh, and in some cases there’s different delay between left and right ears on Android/aptX. Not sure why.
Thankfully it’s not a problem for the main purpose I bought this thing for. Music listening is certainly okay and so is video watching. Apparently it somehow knows how much delay and adjust accordingly?
There’s barely any control available. Play/pause, next/previous track, answer/end/reject call, and Siri/other assistant controls are available. And that’s it. The manual list Volume up/down as “control via connected device”.
I don’t have usable PC with bluetooth so it’ll have to wait until tomorrow as the bluetooth USB thingy I bought is only arriving tomorrow.
Suddenly summer rerun. I’ve got all the CEs I’ll ever need for this event so I’m doing this slowly by loading everyone with event CE and do the many turns farming instead of aiming for 3 turns as usual.
This results in slow but efficient farming in term of clearing the shop. I’ll swap them out once I clear everything out including some of the monuments because I’m running low on some of them.
Meanwhile here, I barely have any event CE so I’m farming rather slowly here. I still don’t have Kaleidoscope so it’ll be slow regardless.
I’ve finished the main story and now grinding for the extra arc.
Still quite a lot of items in the shop as well and it’s not going to be finished anytime soon. I hope I have enough time for this with less than one week remaining…
Cleared the challenge quest in lazy mode with Salter, Merlin, and Waver. That was rather easy. Not sure how I’d do it with low rarity considering it involves nuking out the mobs (which is different class), and depending on the arrangement, may also involve surviving insta-death from Erice’s NP. And full calculation of HP etc if trying with lower rarity. I ain’t got no time for that.
I also tried pulling Voyager as apparently he’s quite good for farming. Except of course I didn’t get any with just 22 rolls.
I did get him on my older account in just 6 rolls though so that’s annoying. I hope I didn’t just waste all my luck on that pull.
Oh, and, yeah, I grailed Erice up to 90 because I have some extra grails and I don’t really have anyone to give them to. I probably should’ve given them to Spartacus or Arash but hey, Elice is cute, so, yay 🤷♀️
Gudaguda Final has started. I did 10 rolls for Okita Alter. Then I got nothing. Not even SR anything. Shit luck as usual, I guess.
Back to farming, still of course farming while clearing the missions.
I thought this will be the last update for this server this year but then I remembered I will update the SSD storage soon.
I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned this but I bought two cheap sticks of ECC RAMs. Annoyingly the cheaper one turned out to be rather defective so I went on getting another cheap stick. Thankfully my second gamble worked and now the system is running on ECC in most of the stacks. The end cost is about 24k including the loss from defective stick.
In the process I realized the system has been running with just two fans – one intake and one exhaust. I got that fixed by adding three more fans so the total is now three intakes (two at the front, one at bottom) and two exhaust (back and side).
I’ll probably move the side exhaust to the top sometime later because it’s a bit too close to the bottom intake fans. Moving to the top may cause another problem though as it’ll be blowing warm air to my router which is located on top of the case. The top case is already rather crowded so I can’t move it anywhere else.
Now I think about it, I’ll probably keep it like this for now.
The other upgrade (a pair of 500GB SSD) coming soon should fix the lack of space for my home directory (which is shared with root filesystem whoops).
I didn’t want to think too much on challenge quest so I cleared it with all the ☆5 supports and my Okita 😎
I ended up scraping for SQ during the last Okita Alter banner but still no NP3. In the end I did 51 rolls.
I finished Shimousa along the way though so that’s nice. I can finally upgrade Fuuma’s NP.
No new event in sight yet.
Okita banner! 216 rolls total for two Okitas. Yay? Or more like 432 if counting my previous failed rolls. That almost rivals my 300 rolls for single Merlin. And still hasn’t topped my 484 rolls for a single Musashi Summer (although I didn’t really aim for her at the time).
I also got Arjuna along the way. And a bunch of ☆4 servants. Annoying there’s still no Kaleidoscope. I got one Imaginary Element but I still need two more to limit break it.
It looks like I’ll be relying on (double) Waver or Arash or Nitocris for the foreseeable future.
Current plan is still more or less the same: 10 pulls for each event if there’s anyone interesting, and save the rest for Skadi and Okita Summer. And maybe Okita Alter.
As I got curious if there will even be anyone interesting until Skadi (apart of Valkyrie), I did a quick check and there’s Okita Alter (and Izo) and Salter Summer it seems? I’m not even sure how many SQ I can gather until then considering I’m currently at 0.
I do have 91 paid SQ but I’ll be saving them for next 3 years of GSSR. Assuming I’ll still play this until 2023. Or if the game still even exist.
As for the event itself, I’m almost done, just need to do last few farming. The challenge quest for this one is relatively easy thanks to all the event CE’s bonus damages.