Friday, February 13, 2015

Puzzle & Dragons: Japan Version Fist of North Star Silver Egg Souther (Updated)

parika's YouTube video featuring mostly Souther usage on making 10 combo boards

Gettingworst's sub-Reddit post about Souther

From most of people's reported rolls, I seldom see people getting Souther and although it might all just be due to randomness, Souther seems to be quite useful for combo leaders and really fun.

Update: Interesting finding from Puzzle and Dragons Forum, Souther takes more experience to max level compared to the other silver eggs (posted by Dando) and kumomo with the link to the collab egg machine rates (estimated?) Souther has the lowest rate of the silver eggs!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Puzzle & Dragons: Impressive players and their videos

Discussion at Reddit

I'm sure you've heard of most of the players but the one player that I never noticed before was Dubby.  He explains his thought process of orb matching in English and he actually visualises the final board each time before solving which is really impressive to me! The discussion includes a lot of well-known YouTube channels for PAD but definitely check out Dubby if you haven't before.

Edit: Here's Reco's Twitch page for those interested. His streams are in Chinese.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Puzzle & Dragons: Famous Non-IAP Player's tips on efficiency (2nd post)

Famous non-IAP Player's tips on efficiency (2nd post from (in Chinese)

It turns out there was a second post which is basically a follow-up FAQ on the first one. There isn't much new tips here but I'll leave it here for those who are interested and to round-up his posts for completion.

Puzzle & Dragons: Famous Non-IAP Player's tips on efficiency (1st and 3rd post)

Around 2 years ago, I remember reading about this famous non-IAP player that manage to rank up many +eggs (over 2500) over at the Puzzle & Dragons Forum. His actual post is in Chinese and on another Chinese forum but hitmantb provided some translation over at the above link.

I thought that play-style was efficient but pretty mundane and true enough, his new 2015 post with updated tips were brought up again at the Puzzle & Dragons Forum and he actually went on to "semi-quit", as translated by sdtzpjt. You can't really gather much from Google Translate as a lot of the words used were "short-forms" or nicknames given to the cards but Kyrdrin did a great job translating most of the tips.

Anyway, I went through the Chinese post again and here are some of the additional things I picked up:

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hearthstone: Undertaker nerfed (Edited)

Source: Blizzard

I haven't been playing Hearthstone for a while because games just feel so similar to me with the relatively small card pool. Games just seem to go a certain "fixed" way where you or your opponent draw a series of cards to play and win. (Edit: The guaranteed mana system kind of help out too) Anyway, Undertaker no longer gains health from the the next patch and I know a lot of players dislike the card so it is probably quite a welcomed change. It is one of the cards that when drawn early with you having the death-rattle cards to support it along with your opponent having no answer soon enough, it usually results in a win.