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.