Weekly FGO vol. 41

JP

5th anniversary events have started trickling in. The Memorial Quests so far are quite easy.

The strengthening quests are pretty interesting too with Phantom getting a long overdue buff. It’s almost copy-pasted from Alexander but almost better if not for only 90% maximum chance. It sure would be nice if they increase the rate as well but he’s got the debuff rate buff so maybe it’s fine. There’s nothing more to it though so his usefulness is still rather questionable.

Darius buff is pretty good one though. While not buff, buster def down for enemies is pretty close. This also brought him even further from Kiyohime who is already underpowered.

The last one from yesterday was David and he finally got his anti-giant damage boost. His skill set is already plenty good so this just makes him slightly more useful.

There’s only one low rarity servant buff remaining and I heard it’ll be more buff for Cu OG. That doesn’t sound quite right because he already has his NP buff and his skill set is pretty much overpowered. A buff for Cu proto instead would be welcome.

As for the rest higher rarity servants, I so far don’t have any of them, lol. I don’t usually use them either so I don’t know how much improvements they are. The Gubijin buff of buff removal resistance seems to be the most useful.

The CE banner is just weird so I’m skipping it.

Next update will probably be after their live stream on Monday. The timing is pretty annoying because while it’s holiday, it’s also the last long weekend day which means there isn’t much time to fully enjoy whatever updates they put out. Especially if they also start summer event simultaneously – then it’ll be a pretty big update to digest.

NA

As I mentioned in a post earlier, I managed to get Salter summer during last day of her banner. That was nice. I also cleared the events barely on time.

Summer Fes has started and I mentioned earlier I don’t have spare gems/tickets at the moment so I only did single pull of Jeanne banner and got Fuuma. It was pretty much expected to miss.I wonder if I should try Dantes banner as well. Maybe I’ll do just one. Rolls as typing this… and the result is… Alexander. Ha ha ha 😐

Anyway! My current progress for the event itself is one sixth purely from the doujin power perspective. It should be pretty accurate. I don’t remember the most efficient way to clear this so for now I’m clearing the currency store first. I still need 1800 Gil dollars and over 3000 of the other two dollars. This will take a while but the event will be up for another two weeks. There should be enough time to clear everything.

Oreigairu kan OP Single – Megumi no ame

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.

Weekly FGO vol. 40

Would’ve been gacha of despair if not for this

JP

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.

NA

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.

Maou gakuin no futekigousha ep. 4

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).

Weekly FGO vol. 39

JP

CCC done. I did finish it with the least amount of effort. Apparently the repeatable last quest can be repeated indefinitely by unlocking it with rare prism?

Ooku has started and it’s a lot of no-battle quests. Thankfully they fixed the loading screen problem.

As for Anniversary and Summer announcements, it looks like we’ll be getting early info on Famitsu just like last few years.

At any rate, August 10th will be the start of either Summer or Anniversary event. Or both.

NA

Part 2 starts today. I think. The nice thing about this event is it’s twice the store and thus fous. Also nice the CEs are mostly shared.

On semi-related note, I finished the first challenge quest with some help of command seals.

I’m not sure what to do with Salter Maid banner yet.

Maou gakuin no futekigousha ep. 3

Notice the ring Misha wears there. Mildly interesting it’s put on her ring finger

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.

Weekly FGO vol. 38

JP

Hunting week has ended. The drops were pretty useful on all days for once.

And then now… CCC rerun…

I already have BB so it’ll be just mainly for the rare prism and lore. It’s only a week though.

NA

Summer rerun! Maid Salter! Starts this Friday. I can finally MLB my Dive to Blue.

Once done, we’ll probably go straight to ServaFes. Maybe with one week break.

I hope the farming won’t be too bad. I’m running low on Apples ;_;

Maou gakuin no futekigousha ep. 1-2

Everyone seemed to talk about this being another Ore tue and it got my interest when I heard about the MC throwing a castle around. It sounded too absurd to pass by so I started watching it.

It sure is fun. It’s got pretty much what I expect from a series with a proud overpowered MC. I didn’t expect him to be actually one month old and was like completely grow up just like that.

That girl up there is very much template tsundere. And it’s good.

Curious what Misha’s abilities are.

Oregairu ep. 2

Maybe the tendency has been there since beginning

Second episode! They introduced the problem Yuigahama is having, a hint to her and Hachiman’s past, and a new member.

The pace is pretty good as time flew by without me noticing.

Oregairu ep. 1

Since I really have forgotten what’s happened, I started rewatch \o/

Boy that sure was one fun opening episode. I didn’t even remember that it went like that initially. Their initial dialogue also pretty much carries over till the third season.

I’ll probably be watching two-three episodes or so a day hoping I can fully catch up in one or two weeks.

Assuming I don’t go full marathon instead.

Which is kinda possible.

Oregairu kan ep. 1

Suddenly yuri?

Finally gotten around to watch this. And then I completely at loss on what’s going on. I probably should’ve rewatched Zoku (or even from the first season) beforehand.

So, apparently it continues straight off from the end of second season. Which is five years ago.

I even forgot that the original season has way better character design.

It also feels closer to the original Ponkan-8 design.

Oh well, at this point story takes priority and I’ll just march on. And maybe get around reading novel one day.

Weekly FGO vol. 37

That took a while

JP

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.

NA

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.

Weekly FGO vol. 36

That’s not Reines

JP

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.

NA

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.

Weekly FGO vol. 35

JP

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.

NA

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?

Anker Soundcore Life P2

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.

Weekly FGO vol. 34

Still no interesting screenshot so here’s servant list of my freshly made test account

JP

I’ve cleared the event shop without using apples. Now all that’s left is clearing the quests and main story which are still locked.

NA

Barely finished the event in time.

Up next is… Gutterdam? Followed by anniversary? Skadi is coming but I barely have any sq.

Weekly FGO vol. 33

No particularly interesting screenshot this week so here’s my current SSR lineup on main JP account

JP

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.

NA

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…

Weekly FGO vol. 32

JP

Done with the event! Mostly.

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 🤷‍♀️

NA

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.

Server updates

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).