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    Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    I've done 50 and I think I got 1 of everyone but Kashino, and I only got 1 extra and that was Chitose. Still, pretty happy with the gacha so far. I'm still around 600 cubes, though, and in no hurry to get the last one.

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    Chitose, Chiyoda, Kashino and Suzutsuki in about 40? 45? pulls. Still plenty of time and cubes left for Shinano and I can earn Kii and Kumano soon enough.

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    ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit ceterum censeoRegistered User regular
    I got Shinano in 10 pulls

    Blame me for your RNG

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    MillMill Registered User regular
    Only done 30 or 36, can't remember which.

    Chitose x2
    Chiyoda x1
    Kii x1

    Don't know if that's good or bad. Upside is I don't have to farm up currency for Kii. Just have to figure out what my priority should be for event store purchases because that's a lot of farming if I wanted everything, which I don't. The oxycola is skippable definitely. Think there were a few other items worth skipping, rare cats are definitely low on the priority list. Just trying to figure out if it'll be feasible to get hard mode done or not. If I had free reign to go with what I've raised, I might be able to do it, but with the requirements of having certain classes, well that's a bit less doable. It's not just a matter of levels, but also gear and enhancements.

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    May want to pick up the Cargo aux items for Kashino and/or future Munitions Ships.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    PR Blueprints are a top priority for me you need tons of them. Naval Gun and Aviation Material are equipment for Kashino so if you get and plan to use her those are top priority. Gear Skins are cosmetic but limited to the event. Cats are small passive bonuses and are a long term project and some of their skills are really good.

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    OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    btw make sure to do the weekly Supply Line mission since they've made some changes to ASW skills and updated equipment as well



    doing the weekly will allow you to claim the Hedgehog which is by far the best ASW auxiliary gear so far, like it absolutely blows the current depth charge launchers out of the water (heheh)
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    Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    The supply line mission seems impossible to me. I've never been able to successfully complete the level 75 one, with 100+ subs.

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    The supply line mission seems impossible to me. I've never been able to successfully complete the level 75 one, with 100+ subs.

    It used to be frustratingly hard for me to get two clean clears but I played it for the first time in months last night and cruised through. Here's a few of my tips:

    - Keep your equipment up to date. If you've been running the ASW main story (X-5) sorties you might have the blueprints to craft some 4* or even 5* torpedo weapons. Upgrade them while you're at it.
    - Grab some Oxygen Torpedoes from the Core Unit Exchange and upgrade those too. Not only are they the best TRP auxes you can get, they'll add ammo count to your subs.
    - Don't waste torpedoes on the escort ships. Your targets are exclusively the supply boats and Siren boss(es).
    - Don't stop moving. You can't stave off the escorts' attention forever but you can minimize the chances their depth charges will sink your boats. This goes double for the Siren boss(es).
    - Speaking of the Sirens, keep your distance. Their depth charges' arcs are funky in that the closer you are, the flatter their trajectory will be, resulting in dangerously high accuracy if you're in their face.
    - Cycle early, cycle often. I've started swapping subs once before attacking supply ships and again once I finish the pass. Your subs' guns aren't worth the danger of being surfaced.

    If I knew how to record video on my phone I'd show you one of my runs. Even they aren't spotless but it's more than enough to get top score at the end.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    If you got that one French sub that equips CA guns she can actually surface abd fight some of the escort ships if you need to buy time to get more air for your other subs.

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    OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    you can get the Hedgehog by doing Supply Line on any difficulty so worst case scenario you can just do lower difficulties if you're struggling with the highest one, which will let you do the SOS missions more effectively since you now have a strong ASW so you get BPs for torps which will eventually loop around to helping you with Supply Line

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    MillMill Registered User regular
    As I figured, not going to clear the event shop. Also will be surprised if I somehow get all 39 tiers for event currency done. I'm on whatever one needs to 35000 points. I guess that's a decent pace for having an account that is only a few weeks old and only to a point where I can make the sixth map economical to grind. I can get the second hard map cleared, but not sure it's worth grinding on that one or the the first one, since it takes a lot of oil to do.

    Anyways, I've cleared out coins because I needed those to jump start some things. Cleared out SSR cats. Grabbed the two pieces of gear because I might find a use for them, maybe. I haven't gotten Kashino, but she isn't a huge priority, would like to get Shinano. Cleared out the blue prints that are 500 points. Working on the ones that cost 1k, still have 6 to go. I figure after blueprints, probably should grab the oil next. After that, not sure why I should get. I know the gear skins are limited, but I'm not exactly wowed by them either. Maybe epic cats, since cats are a long term project? Or maybe consider some of the parts.

    Also is this considered a major event or a minor event? Two weeks seems a little short if it's a major event. I'm hoping, to get to a point where I can get further into the main story and get hardmode maps with good payouts on farm. In hindsight, probably should have just gotten a map or four on farm, so that the daily hardmode stuff isn't using up nearly as much oil and time. Also getting to a spot to be able to do harder content would probably mean less time spent grinding currency. I know SP map gives 800 currency, which is essentially running normal map 6 ten times. That's also likely significantly less oil, since a single clear of map 6 is 6 fights, so that's 60 fights. Sure it's only once per day, but still.

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    OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    Mill wrote: »
    As I figured, not going to clear the event shop. Also will be surprised if I somehow get all 39 tiers for event currency done. I'm on whatever one needs to 35000 points. I guess that's a decent pace for having an account that is only a few weeks old and only to a point where I can make the sixth map economical to grind. I can get the second hard map cleared, but not sure it's worth grinding on that one or the the first one, since it takes a lot of oil to do.

    Anyways, I've cleared out coins because I needed those to jump start some things. Cleared out SSR cats. Grabbed the two pieces of gear because I might find a use for them, maybe. I haven't gotten Kashino, but she isn't a huge priority, would like to get Shinano. Cleared out the blue prints that are 500 points. Working on the ones that cost 1k, still have 6 to go. I figure after blueprints, probably should grab the oil next. After that, not sure why I should get. I know the gear skins are limited, but I'm not exactly wowed by them either. Maybe epic cats, since cats are a long term project? Or maybe consider some of the parts.

    Also is this considered a major event or a minor event? Two weeks seems a little short if it's a major event. I'm hoping, to get to a point where I can get further into the main story and get hardmode maps with good payouts on farm. In hindsight, probably should have just gotten a map or four on farm, so that the daily hardmode stuff isn't using up nearly as much oil and time. Also getting to a spot to be able to do harder content would probably mean less time spent grinding currency. I know SP map gives 800 currency, which is essentially running normal map 6 ten times. That's also likely significantly less oil, since a single clear of map 6 is 6 fights, so that's 60 fights. Sure it's only once per day, but still.

    every event with playable stages lasts 2 weeks
    events that are small minigames or logins can last longer


    in other news I MLB'd Shinano since I lucked out and built 3 on top of the 1 from pity. I ended up needing 1 UR bulin to finish it; I could have waited to see if O built another one before the event ended but MLBing her got me the tech points to go from 5->6 for IJN so w/e. At this point it's not a loss even if i build another Shinano, though, since retiring an UR ship gives an UR bulin

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    Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    I've got everyone from the event fully limit broken except Shinano and Kumano. For the latter, I'm just waiting for her to hit 70, but for Shinano, I need 2 URs. I could push to hit the 200 build reward and hopefully get a second during that (I'm at 126 now), but otherwise I might have to wait. It looks like the shop that sells UR bulins is going to be a fixture going forward? If so, I can just wait if I don't get lucky. I'm close to affording one, but not there yet.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    You get a free UR Bulin after you do all the specialized core tasks and from hitting 30k event points and that point you can probably afford a third so if you want to max LB Shinano fast then you really only need 1 dupe.

    There is a patch tonight to start up the next event despite the current one running through tomorrow. Kashino's aviation materials are going in the core so that is 1k event points you can save if you don't mind spending 500 core data, there is also 2 new ones for small caliber guns and torpedoes.

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    Shinano has been a, uh, Shinano-show for me. I barely had half the pulls to get the pity drop. The rest of the event ships have been pretty dry too - three Kashino and one each of Chitose, Chiyoda and Suzutsuki. I did get three Shangri-La though, which I guess is pretty nice?

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    no shimano, but enough of the purples to fully break them, 4 suzu, two kii, and like 3 shangri la and enterprise

    all I wanted was my damn cow mommy

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    Oh also don't forget to do those "Beat X event boss with Y character" missions if you want the portrait frame but aren't confident you can max LB everyone or get Shinano before 11:59 PM on October 7.

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    SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    Zero Shinano for me after 200+20 builds. Thank goodness for the mercy rule, I guess. I did get Kii via two hundred freaking builds, as well as maxing out all the other event ships, excluding Chitose.

    I assume I've been doing the UR Bulin mission wrong, since I just have the one at this point. It's not like I'm getting any duplicates of Shinano anyway, oh well. Guess I'll have to wait for future UR Bulin opportunities.

    I was surprised people were having trouble with acquiring the Hedgehog gear, but maybe that's just because I've been doing the submarine Supply line missions every Sunday for months now.

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    edited September 2020
    There's like three different Bulin MkIII acquisition methods right now:

    1. Complete the monthly Bulin Points missions. (This one will repeat, probably at more points next month and after.)
    2. Obtain 30,000 event points. (I anticipate the next UR-bearing event will have one of these too.)
    3. Complete all the objectives on the Bulin event banner. (Probably a one-time thing for introducing the new Bulin and letting players get Shinano to LB3 sooner.)

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    SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    Ah, I did the last one only. Well, that's good to know.

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    MillMill Registered User regular
    Ianator wrote: »
    Oh also don't forget to do those "Beat X event boss with Y character" missions if you want the portrait frame but aren't confident you can max LB everyone or get Shinano before 11:59 PM on October 7.

    I thought banner for her ended tonight. I'd be happy to be wrong here since I still need her and Kashino. Don't need a fifth Enterprise and god do I not need anymore of Suffolk, Kent & Chicago.

    Think I'll settle for clearing out the blue prints and then working on the general parts because it looks like general parts are in high demand. Oil would be practically a wash for me, considering my current clear team. Each one would leave me with 6 more oil than it would cost to get those 450 points. Sure there is all the stuff that drops and the exp, but as a new player trying to get stuff that is going to help me get to a better spot for next event.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    You can get UR Bulin from the prototype shop each one costs 4k points and you are capped at earning 4k points per month from combat and research but there is no buying cap so you can stock up points till you need them. The specialized core tasks are a 1 time thing, it's a permanent mission and you get 2k points that don't count towards the monthly limit and a UR Bulin when you complete them all.

    Current event ends tonight at midnight PST that means another patch so if you are staying up watch your various timers.

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    Mill wrote: »
    Ianator wrote: »
    Oh also don't forget to do those "Beat X event boss with Y character" missions if you want the portrait frame but aren't confident you can max LB everyone or get Shinano before 11:59 PM on October 7.

    I thought banner for her ended tonight. I'd be happy to be wrong here since I still need her and Kashino. Don't need a fifth Enterprise and god do I not need anymore of Suffolk, Kent & Chicago.

    Think I'll settle for clearing out the blue prints and then working on the general parts because it looks like general parts are in high demand. Oil would be practically a wash for me, considering my current clear team. Each one would leave me with 6 more oil than it would cost to get those 450 points. Sure there is all the stuff that drops and the exp, but as a new player trying to get stuff that is going to help me get to a better spot for next event.

    Sorry, the Shinano build does end tonight, as does your ability to do the event stages. But you can still get banner points for LBing and redeem it for a week after.

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    Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    I've got everyone from the event fully limit broken except Shinano and Kumano. For the latter, I'm just waiting for her to hit 70, but for Shinano, I need 2 URs. I could push to hit the 200 build reward and hopefully get a second during that (I'm at 126 now), but otherwise I might have to wait. It looks like the shop that sells UR bulins is going to be a fixture going forward? If so, I can just wait if I don't get lucky. I'm close to affording one, but not there yet.

    I limit broke Kumano today and that was enough to get the icon border. I also did the remaining 74 draws to get my 200 reward Shinano, and also got another of her during that, so as soon as I get 20k gold (I had 415 left, including my 15 saved reward emails that are all now gone) I can limit break her. Still got a bunch of cubes, though.

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    OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    doing a bunch of HT6 runs to farm for Kii pointswise. It would be really great if she dropped because then i could spend all these points on other miscellaneous things but no luck so far

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    Welp, procrastinated on my exercises and then forgot to do some earlier when the game hung and I didn't come back to it. Literally one PVP match short of the Bulin MkIII.

    I still enjoyed the event story but it has not been generous to me in terms of drops.

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    MillMill Registered User regular
    Whelp, no Shinano, which is the one unit I really wanted. Also no Kashino, but not really heartbroken on that one. I think I got 4 each of the two sistem, 2 of the destroyer and only one Kii. Managed to clear out all the blueprints and get one general part, along with the 2 SSR cats and the coins. Finally, decided to see how far I could go in hard maps. Was barely able to clear the four map on hard. So just need some more levels, better gear, enhancing said gear, enhancing ships and leveling skills and I'll probably be in a good spot for clearing hard mode content, then EX stuff, if it is even worth it, is just another thing or not, since I haven't gotten though hard mode stuff.

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    OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2020
    Mill wrote: »
    Whelp, no Shinano, which is the one unit I really wanted. Also no Kashino, but not really heartbroken on that one. I think I got 4 each of the two sistem, 2 of the destroyer and only one Kii. Managed to clear out all the blueprints and get one general part, along with the 2 SSR cats and the coins. Finally, decided to see how far I could go in hard maps. Was barely able to clear the four map on hard. So just need some more levels, better gear, enhancing said gear, enhancing ships and leveling skills and I'll probably be in a good spot for clearing hard mode content, then EX stuff, if it is even worth it, is just another thing or not, since I haven't gotten though hard mode stuff.

    the EX stage is typically just an E-peen challenge map but the SP stage that unlocks after clearing the final story chapter on Hard difficulty is what you want to get to ASAP. You can clear the SP stage once per day but it gives a good chunk of points, like 800 and typically if you can clear the final chapter on Hard you won't really have an issue clearing the SP stage since there's less in the way of comp restrictions.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    SP stage is 800 points per day. EX stage is for Touhou players to flex in.

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    MillMill Registered User regular
    Cool, so just need to hit a point where I can do the final chapters on hard mode and just ignore EX. Given that I can barely do chapter 4 on hard, that tells me I'm close.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    Enemies in event hard mode map 6 are around 105 SP is 110.

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    OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    got Kii after grinding up to 35k points total for the event

    my oil is at 4k but I'm done with this event just in time

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    Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    I really need to look into what teams are the big ones to roll with these days. I've gotten so many ships since I even touched my formation, and it's kind of daunting to dig through all of them finding which skills are synergous with which and who teams well with whom. My team is working just fine, but I feel like there are probably better lineups to go with at this point.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    Whoops looks like I had the event times wrong Shinano event actually ends tonight.

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    OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    I really need to look into what teams are the big ones to roll with these days. I've gotten so many ships since I even touched my formation, and it's kind of daunting to dig through all of them finding which skills are synergous with which and who teams well with whom. My team is working just fine, but I feel like there are probably better lineups to go with at this point.

    i mean you have your flagships like Nagato/Mikasa, Bismarck, Richelieu that you can use to build for their respective faction teams (you can do Royal Navy with QE still but honestly at this point if you have the ships to do so you're better off running a royal Navy BB backline picking between any of Monarch, Warspite Kai, Howe and Duke of York, with a frontline from any faction instead)

    other than that it's more or less updating your ships' gear and switching out the ships that have been powercrept

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    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    Figures there was one more day, and I still can't get anything.

    Exercises? Didn't do any yesterday or earlier today so I'm still one short of Bulin the Third.

    Shinano? Shinanope.

    Banner? The only way I'm going to get enough points is to do both of the late-campaign mission runs, and there's no way I can get my Lv76 Takao to survive an HT6 boss run, let alone bulldoze my way through literally all the normal stages.

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    MillMill Registered User regular
    No dice on the last two units I didn't have, so no Shinano.

    Was able to clear out all the aircraft and general use parts from the store, along with a third of the main gun parts. Granted this was after checking things and figuring I should finish up chapter six on normal for a few more shots at Shinano and get more levels on my main units. Was able to make map 4 on hard easier, but didn't have the stuff in place to make an attempt at map 5 hardmode. What it did tell me is that some of this really is just get stuff higher level so that you take less damage and deal more damage because of the level difference aspect. That seems much bigger than skills, gear and enhancement. Granted does seem like hardmode cuts into that a little bit.

    Guess I get to see if I get much time to work through stuff before the next event. Can't remember when that starts. Namely, need to like build up a stash of cubes. So I guess it's do the light crafting that only needs one everyday till the next event. Kind of figure event banners will throw the general pool units at me whether I want them or not. So eventually, I'll get everything. Granted, haven't checked to see if event drops will pool from the entire general pool, minus SSR and up, or if they have a pool for that. Then see if drops in the archive thing work differently, aka when this goes into that place, will Kii be a drop on map 6 or do they cut those out.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    Level advantage is huge, 2% more damage dealt and 2% less damage taken per level up to 25 levels. Yeah event pools are pretty much Heavy/Special pools sticking to Light pool in the meantime is good for building up resources and there is a bunch of ships that are only in there. You can still get the map 6 SSR drop from the War Archives but we will probably be getting a rerun of the event with some new ships added in before that.

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    MillMill Registered User regular
    Well did my light craft for the day and got Eskimo. Also have the map drop already from the Hunter and Hardy thing. Guess all I really need to do is clear the maps, since wisdom cubes are rare enough to be worth going after. Less sure about gathering up the currency though. I'm already in the world stages that drop purple plates, so it not nearly as tempting to spend time on SP3.

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