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Everything posted by Alkaid

  1. True, but like I said, maybe they've found these still make good enough money despite the complaints and dislikes they keep getting for these banners. That's the most important factor, after all.
  2. The gap between alts keeps getting shorter. 2 Eirikas in the span of a month and a half, another Camilla after 2 months. IS is just doing the opposite of toning things down. I think IS just doesn't care about the complaints, and maybe they have internal sales numbers to back that stance up (no idea, but I doubt they'd increase the alt count if they didn't think they'd sell well enough anymore).
  3. I'm referring to the people who will rally to displace a character they don't like rather than just voting for their actual favorites in the poll, which I find to be very petty. Camilla's been the prime target of that behavior from what I've seen, and this will probably add fuel to that fire. I don't mind one way or another if people like or or dislike her otherwise, and I think the alt hate is pretty overblown. This could have been an FE7 banner with another Lyn and Hector and I'd be just as cool with it (just not as tempted to pull).
  4. FREE Camilla? The absolute best thing that could have happened. I really like the banner units too, though that powercreep -2 slaying weapon is troubling. Love it. Totally random banner and still managed to be something I liked. Too bad I don't really have orbs for this, but I'll wait to see Valentine's and at least try to get Sakura out of it. Only negative is now the anti-Camilla hate train is riled up again just before CYL.
  5. People will find a way to complain no matter how much or little fanservice they add, or whether the whole banner's 3DS characters or not. No point in IS even bothering to try and please everybody with how the fanbase usually behaves. They could add Jill to this banner and people would still manage to complain "why isn't it a different Tellius character?" If IS tried to navigate the web of complaints over X characters and alts they'd probably never get anything done, and possibly make less money in the process anyway. I'm all for whatever fanservice they decide to drop, or not. I don't really care if everyone's half naked or in 7 layers of towels. I didn't ask for nor ever expect an onsen banner, but at the very least it's another single free pull for me(and maybe some tickets again?). If I like the units they're offering, great. If not, also great, so I can save my orbs for the other big things coming up within the next month. Nina and Sakura would be cool. I like them but I don't think I'd want them enough to spend my orbs over saving for the mythic/Valentine's banners. Best case scenario for me would be a TT freebie of Hinoka or something, but that probably won't happen. If this is a mostly Hoshido banner, maybe they'd finally introduce Orochi or something as the more fanservicy option.
  6. For years on end I've hardly gone a day without seeing shit-flinging between veterans and fans that started with the 3DS era, so I'd say so. I think it's a vocal minority, but it's a very vocal one. I'm sure most of the fanbase enjoys or is at least neutral on majority of the games, but the people who dislike any entries in the series love to make sure everybody knows constantly. It's by far a bigger issue coming from the veterans' camp, and in retaliation you get newer players trashing people too. The cycle just goes on. Luckily Serenes stays more tame than most places about this, but go say your favorite game is Fates or Thracia on Gfaqs or other communities and see what happens. Most franchises have that minority of veteran elitists, but FE feels like one of the worst I've encountered. It makes the "there's only 151 Pokemon" crowd seem like a joke.
  7. It spring as in hot springs, not the season of spring. I'm sure we'll still get bunnies in March/April. Rinkah as the TT unit so we don't even have to spend orbs. PLEASE.
  8. Me too. I'd love to see her get an alt. (hopefully she gets that Halloween mummy one eventually)
  9. Oh please don't be true.. I don't have orbs to spend on this banner.
  10. Armors in bath towels. They don't want to slip from being wet, so they can only move 1 space.
  11. Considering we just had a Sacred Stones/Blazing Blade Christmas followed by an OC New Year, rotating back to Fates/Awakening only makes sense and should have been expected. We even got a Fates-themed Tap battle alongside this with the same theme, which seemed like a big hint. If there's anything not Fates on this banner I'll be surprised.
  12. I'd think the right one was Nina if she could actually hide her braids into that little bun.. but probably not. I can't really match the hair to anybody else, otherwise, for either of them.
  13. I wish I could say the same. I keep getting cancerous ones, though I've got a joke map up myself. At least i can get by while losing some units and matches since I really don't care to waste time calculating anything this week.
  14. I still enjoy the gameplay of the mode for the most part. Beating challenging maps while still managing to use my favorites in this mode has been some of the most fun I've had with the game. Though yeah, needing to play every single day with the high stakes of each match is pretty taxing. If they'd ease off on that it'd be a big improvement. I already refused to blow tons of orbs on merged legendaries for the sake of arena, and it's a shame to see AR go the same way but possibly worse, especially when the mode launched completely free of all that but they turned it on it's head. It felt like a bit of a bait and switch. Mythics enabling extra-high stat stacking strategies like Eirs + Surtr drag things down some as well. At least it feels nice making it to 21 despite IS for stacking the odds against people who don't/couldn't get mythics to compete easier, but I'll probably be stuck here if they increase tiers down the road.
  15. No argument there. I still can't believe they managed to make a system seem just as p2w as arena, if not more. Things were looking so bright those first 3-4 weeks of the mode.
  16. I think they'll want to re-introduce a climb for high tier people after not too long. That could be a more potent driver to pull for other mythics, especially the defensive ones, than just trying to maintain top 3k once you've already hit 21. Even AA doesn't seem to have 3k people camping out at the top with+10 legendaries for every season and all that. I wouldn't be making it to top 1600 range with only 2 Duel skill units and no legendaries of my own if there were. We'll have to see how many people really go crazy picking up every type of mythic or not if top 3k AR rank really ends up being the competitive endgame of the mode for a long time. I could see a new tier where the lift requirement makes even people with 160 point teams need above average defense luck to advance, making there be more pressure to try and get Dark/Anima mythics. As it is, I could see the Astra mythic being desirable to help maintain that top 3k on non-light weeks, sure, but the defensive bonus ones still probably won't be a important unless you really need that extra lift loss mitigation. It's still p2w, no doubt, though. I'll likely miss out on Astra week's top 3k after the mythic for it comes out, since I'm not blowing orbs just for that. (unless I happen to actually like whoever the character is)
  17. @Zeo Wow, I can't believe we've really even had 153 things to clear already! I think my favorite of yours may have been the Matthew one for FGrima. That and one and I think also Legendary Marth's I remember specifically thinking after I did it, "how will he manage to deal with this map using Matthew?" and you did. It's always most fun to see somebody manage hard content using their favorites.
  18. Well, I made it! It was a tough journey with nothing but the free Eir and free blessing handouts, but I did it. Like the tier 20 week, near-perfect play and a bit of defense luck managed to make it through. I was hit nearly every 20 hours on defense this week, but early on I got 2 -40's which alone was enough to potentially let me move up with continued good offense, thanks to the extra day. I think it would have been about the same in a week where I'd have the lvl 3 fountain to start off. I surprisingly got some more luck with no defense on Sunday as well, plus right before reset tonight a guy timed out on my map so that saved me from potentially losing -160 more lift for the final 40 hours. I was still safe without that extra cushion, though, but it let me take my final match easy since I technically didn't even need to play it anymore. Now I just get to maintain my rank and make meme maps for free wins. (here's the first one, a comfy Nohrian Christmas) I'm at least glad I could be one of the people to show t21 is doable even without getting more mythics. It's certainly tight, though. If they add new tiers, I'll probably not bother. I can imagine it wouldn't take much of a lift increase to make a t22 unattainable as somebody with just 1 mythic without really nuts defense luck at that point. Either way, I have no desire to invest orbs for more Eirs or other mythics, but luckily I pulled it off without them anyway.
  19. I would have probably finished more of my backlog of games. I'd probably not be as active here either, or as met as many nice people like I have through playing Heroes. Even though I've lurked the site since at least the Awakening days, I didn't even join until Heroes came out since I didn't feel like I had much to talk about with FE before then. I'm not one to replay games many times so there would be absolutely nothing FE-related for me to do these past couple years. At least in my case, Heroes has definitely done its job of keeping interest in FE while there's basically no info about the upcoming game still. Only thing I'd change is tell myself to waste less money on the game, since hardly any of it ever amounted to getting something good anyway. Money has rarely been able to circumvent my often terrible luck, and while it's been expendable money most of it has just been a complete waste. If I could take back all the times where spending got me nothing I wanted, I'd save like 2/3 of the total amount I've spent on the game.
  20. I'm cool with more seasonals, though my orbs may not be. More chances to get fun alts of characters I like. If I don't like them, then I can just continue trying to save (which is mainly for.. more seasonals. I can never get a break).
  21. I'll probably vote for L Azura since mine's a bad +atk -spd IV that I could fix into a good one if I get a merge on her. Anybody else I'd like probably doesn't have a realistic chance at winning. I think Azura's probably got the highest chance right now, with Nailah, Tibarn and Surtr behind her due to strong powercreep + recency. Some of the other legendaries could be high too, but I don't think any would top Azura. Last year her PA alt placed high even being months old, which I think was both due to her strong prf effect and Azura's general popularity. Well, it's the same case this year but she's also a legendary, more recent and more powerful than ever. Other than those, IS could push whatever this month's mythic is just like they pushed Ike last year, so that's what I expect to be Azura's closest competitor.
  22. Even if Micaiah is a good candidate for a dark mythic, nothing says we'll get her right now. Look how long it took them to make Marth's legendary even though he was one of the most obvious picks for a legendary in general. IS has gotten too unpredictable for me to try and anticipate a particular unit anymore, or at least when they'll do them. It could even be an OC or something. If the colorless pool turns out to have those units and the new mythic interests me, I might pull for that. A Loki to +1 my current one and fix her -atk bane or a Summer Linde who I missed would be fine pity breakers. None of the other colors seem likely to have enough stuff I want to pull them.
  23. I'm lazily doing my maps with no calculations or anything this week. Lost a unit on one and don't care. I was just going to sit out the week beyond retaining rank, but then we got these new decoration quests. At least one map I got this morning was nothing but a lvl 1 Wrys boxed in by the fort and fountains. The fort was lvl 3, so I assume he just made a free map since he doesn't care this week either. (maybe I should do that too, I haven't bothered to touch mine yet this week) @LordFrigid Indeed we do! @Maaka on my list has also a Florina that's similar too. Hurray for the DC +QR flier squad. (we even cover all 3 colors)
  24. Oh, whoops. Guess I'll just go with the flow if Camilla and Azura both lose.
  25. Guess I'll go Camilla, followed by Laegjarn or Azura if she loses. Those are the only 3 I have anyway. (probably won't get the new units)
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