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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?).
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.
Still slowly going through the event. The story part seems pretty long. The challenge quest seems to be rather difficult according to people at AppMedia FGO wiki.
There’s nothing else otherwise. There’s no indication of free SR yet. Hopefully they still do it this year in addition to the free SSR earlier this year. Otherwise my Valkyrie is stuck at NP1 ;_;
As per screenshot above, I managed to get another Ereshkigal ( ﾟ ヮﾟ)
At NP2, she’s quite a bit more powerful. She’s especially useful for this account because I don’t have any Kaleidoscope or MLB Imaginary Magecraft (fourth one in the screenshot above).
My main goal was getting another Taiga beacuse I severely lack good single target lancer until next year’s Kagetora. I did get another one although I wished for at least two for NP3. But I got Ereshkigal instead so that’s even better in a different way.
My roll stats is now a bit weird. Hopefully I can still get my targets next year.
As for the event itself, I’ve almost done just need to do a bit more farming for the gold currency and the sand. The challenge quest was relatively easy brute-forced with Zerklot and double Skadi and finished by Okita. I sure wish my Zerklot is NP2 or higher. Or maybe MLB Black Grail.
Upcoming event is not an event but new main story. I’m not rolling anything here. Dreamfire, the max bond upgrade is very much welcome. I’ll need at least three at the moment for Waver, Arash, and Nitocris. Spartacus is also dangerously close to be maxed.
I only have enough rare prisms for one more dreamfire and the next free RP I can obtain (short of NP6 SR/SSR) will be quite a bit later in April. At least there will be a free one in January so that will do by then.
The new event has started. It’s got two new SSR servants; one of who has been waited for by lots of people.
I’m not interested in either so I’m not rolling.
The mechanic this time is rather interesting and thankfully simple. Although figuring out the most efficient way to reveal the map may take longer than I would like to so I ended up just opening whatever I feel like to.
As for the farming itself, thanks to me not having many event item bonus CE, I can just equip Imaginary Element to everyone and NP away. It’s already pretty much expected when they announced the damage bonus thing so that’s nice. The only rather annoying thing is at 75%, it’s not quite enough for some servants who only have 20% NP charge.
Free SR arrived. I said last week I may get Valkyrie. But after some (farming) considerations, I ended up getting Lancelot instead. As expected from the double Skadi system (second) main attacker, he’s plenty useful even at NP1.
Altera Santa Christmas rerun has started. It’s got Ereshkigal banner. Also simultaneously, event for FSN HF latest movie is also ongoing with Artoria banner.
I kinda wanted more Salter (NP3 would be nice) so I rolled the Artoria banner. The other SR in the banner, Heracles, is also useful so I figured it’s fine rolling that banner without waiting.
And then as per the image at the top of this post, I got the Artoria herself. Her raw damage is slightly lower compared to Salter (at the moment) but she’s got 30% NP charge which fits nicely with my complete lack of Kaleidoscope and MLB Imaginary Element. Leveling her up is very painful though so I’m thinking saving enough resources first until I can fully level her up at once. At worst she’ll probably be at least max ascended in next year anniversary with the new one-time special ascension function.
After getting getting her with 5 tickets, I felt like wasting some more tickets (total 10 to be precise) so I rolled Ereshkigal banner hoping for Taiga or Ana or event CE. Ereshkigal herself is also pretty useful with 50% NP charge so that would be a nice bonus.
First roll I got Nezha (now NP4) and the second roll I actually got Ereshkigal.
So, yeah, that was weird. Not that I’m complaining. Thankfully I’ve got almost enough materials to fully max her straight away. Just need about 10 mores stakes and a lot of QP. And exp cards as well because I currently have none after trying to max Lancelot last week.
With addition of those two SSRs, my summon rate is now almost in line with the advertised rate:
As I haven’t gotten my NP2 Valkyrie, my next roll will be next month’s banner… if it comes at all. I noticed there’s chance the WinFes banner may be skipped. Whoops. Oh well, there’s still next year’s anniversary banner. Actually looking at the lineup that one is better than the WinFes one.
With that, my next roll will be, hm, exactly that banner 😀
Or maybe Godjuna… if I feel like rolling. Maybe 10 rolls or something. Miyu would be nice too but NA is more about meta than eyecandy (except for Okita) and Miyu is not quite useful.
Christmas rerun finished. I did clear the store in the end.
The next event is apparently titled “Imaginary Scramble” and is supposed to happen after LB ch. 4 (India). And I haven’t finished reading that chapter. I probably really should before the event starts. Or something. Maybe I’ll catch up this weekend.
Interestingly the event gives bonus to a lot of summer servants because… sea. It’s almost like a second summer event. Or maybe that’s why this year’s summer is in the mountain. That’s a cool story.
The event itself will be most likely start next week. In the meantime they’re having some pre-event banner… event. The main servant here is You Kihi which is a rather interesting foreigner (and a very annoying one as enemy sometime back then). She’s also gotten buffed together with some other servants.
And the other servant in the banner is MHXX, Raikou summer, and Frankenstein summer. I did some random 22 rolls and gotten one MHXX. As I still had quite a lot of sq leftover I figured how hard can it be getting another MHXX or maybe Raikou if I’m lucky so I can NP2 at least either of them. Well it’s FGO with its crappy rate but at least I did get another MHXX so that’s nice. I’m not sure if I prefer her over Raikou in term of usefulness but she has NP charge skill and it’s always useful. Could be useful against high HP berserker… or saber. Her other skills seem okay and her NP being arts means it could be boosted nicely by Castoria.
Oh and I’ve gotten lots of Imaginary Magecraft CE. I didn’t get enough Imaginary Around though which kinda sucks.
12M downloads campaign has started. It includes the long-awaited Chaldea Teatime (because otherwise I have nothing for my caster CE).
Tickets are bought, fous are as well (though unused). Free SR is coming soon. I’ll probably pick Valkyrie for a nice NP2. Technically I should be getting either Herc or Zerklot. Or maybe even Astolfo. I’ll probably still get Valkyrie in the end.
Almost forgot but there’s also Cu Alter pickup… I wonder if I should roll or save for next year’s Jeanne summer and Okita summer and Merlin and even further Castoria. I also still kinda want Okita Alter and more Okita.
…considering the upcoming ones I may just skip this one. I can borrow one whenever needed anyway which is prett rare to begin with.
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.
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.