Weekly FGO vol. 104

JP

Halloween! Thankfully all the extra copies of previous Elis can be obtained from event shop using event currency instead of rare prism. Not only that they also thrown in relevant servant coins and event CEs. One extra copy of MLB Aerial Drive is always welcome.

Story is still ongoing and I’ve been slowly reading through it. At least the farming is relatively easy with up to 6 enemies at once, making it very easy to loop.

Did some paid roll everyday and so far got one Zenobia. Yay?

NA

I’m still going through the Saber Wars 2 story. I think I need to complete some bounty quests but I’m not sure which so I’m trying complete them all instead for now.

There are two notably rather difficult quests this time, one is the Elis quest.

That said, my strategy is simple; break first bar on first turn using Godjuna and then send him back and wait until all the support finish recharging and stuff. And then back to finishing them once all the taunts are dead and no more stupid buffs for the enemies.

The other one is Round Table but I haven’t reached it yet.

I also did more rolls which I probably shouldn’t. And all I got was one Munenori and one Black Grail. And there went my 44 rolls.

Windows 8 Login Profile Image

For some reason my new Windows install isn’t displaying my profile image on login screen.

After many hours of digging it turned out the settings app which handles changing profile image doesn’t update the registry correctly. Namely it’s missing Image200. There are entries for other size but for some reason this install doesn’t set that specific one.

I’m not sure what caused it but for now adding the entry manually fixes it.

The entry is located at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture\Users\{USER-SID}

I also had to takeover ownership of the key.

Edit: WAIT NEVERMIND. My other install (which I used as reference) turned to also show exactly same problem. And so does my laptop with latest updates. There’s only one system which doesn’t have the problem but I haven’t updated it recently so it’s most likely broken by one of the recent updates.

Weekly FGO vol. 103

JP

I finally started on the journey getting Okita to level 120. At over 5000 ☆5 exp cards required, it’ll be a very long while until I reach the end. It looks like I’ll be mainly farming for exp cards with occasional QP whenever there’s no event.

Talking about event, I ended up skipping most of the Halloween Trilogy Rerun. Fetched the Elis, leveled them up, and finished their strengthening quests.

Oh, I also did as many roll as I could for Okita Alter banner and got nothing. That was mildly annoying. I hope there’s nothing interesting coming up until next year.

NA

Still dead week on NA with Saber Wars 2 coming up tomorrow. No roll is planned as I’m on saving mode here as well for next year’s Castoria and others.

With mindless QP farming, I’m currently past 500M. It’s probably the most QP I’ve ever had. Not that it’ll last long once Christmas farming comes in with its fangs and other materials. I’m still missing a lot of dust though.

Weekly FGO vol. 102

JP

Halloween main interlude! I barely progressed through. I finished the first part. Two other parts remaining. That said I’ve read most of the rest’s original event so it shouldn’t take too long.

Eli’s strengthening are… mixed bags. OG and Mech Eli got pretty nice upgrade with former making more sense between the skill and her NP and the latter potentially boosting her damage further by making it easier to crit.

Brave Eli’s 50% NP reduction for skill 3 is still pretty questionable. Being less costly to cast is nice but the effect is just too random.

Meanwhile Halloween Eli’s NP charge is, well, NP charge. At just 30% it’s nothing much to write home about. There’s no shortage of Caster with NP charge skill after all. Her NP hasn’t gotten any strengthening either. Still better than Brave Eli at least, I guess.

I don’t think the date for new Halloween event has been announced. It could be as early as next week. It should be sometime this month though.

On unrelated news, I did one random roll on story gacha and nicely got Jaguarman. Finally she’s NP2. Still need 3 more. No other interesting roll so far either.

NA

Nothing week! Like, nothing. Saber Wars 2 should be coming soon. Maybe next week. It felt like I’ve done it so many times now. I don’t think it’s too difficult apart of one or two quests so it should be just some light event overall for me. I just hope I can finish it without apples although I doubt it.

In the mean time I’ve been just farming for QP. I considered farming other things as well but they’re just not very efficient and takes more time. Mana prism farming could be useful as well but more box event is coming up in November and farming QP is easier (as in it uses 40 AP compared to mana prism 30 AP).

Weekly FGO vol. 101

JP

Melty Blood release campaign! …which is Saber pick up banner.

I did paid roll just for fun and got her somehow. Yay.

Still on paid roll, I also got Achilles on his banner. Too bad I didn’t get anyone else useful on that paid roll thing.

As I mentioned last week, I redid the challenge quest with more restriction and managed to do it. I stole it from this guy here almost as is.

So, summer has ended and Halloween is coming up. The nice part is they’ll start it by having a main interlude type of rerun which is just the main story including the welfare. I don’t have Halloween Eli and Brave Eli so that’ll be some welcome addition. Oh and another copy of Mech Eli so I can have complete set of them. NP upgrade will be coming on the new Halloween event but there’s no info whether it’s free(-ish) or require rare prism like other main interludes.

Oh, I did some more rolls for Okita Alter summer and still got nothing. And I also did 10 rolls for Okita Alter and equally got nothing. Hopefully the paid roll will give me something nice this time. Or most likely not.

NA

Halloween rerun! Raid! And I’m done with everything there, including the challenge quest.

I barely paid attention to it and it just somehow cleared. It’s basically just letting Godjuna spam his NP and face card. Gudaguda Kanban is used to provide free taunt. I put Kintoki there so I can have Godjuna focus on Sitonai first and then finished by Kintoki but he ended up clearing the whole thing anyway.

Coming next is Saber Wars 2 which has no welfare but at least it’s got a Mystic Code.

I don’t think I’ll roll on this one. Or maybe just one for fun. I need all the SQ and tickets I can get for next (and following) year.

Next year top priority for me will be Castoria and Himiko. And maybe Okita if I’ve got enough spares. That’s not too bad but then the following year will be Fujino, Morgan, Koyanskaya, Oberon, and Okita Alter Summer.