Sunday, October 30, 2016

Clash Royale: Tips and Links (Updated with 2 reddit links)

I'm really late to this game but finally started it a few days ago. It is quite an interesting game that I am considering a tower defense game, especially the "stamina" system. You can keep playing at the expense of forgoing new chests for cards because of the fixed 4 chest slots. It is probably still a good idea to keep playing to 10 crowns to at least get the Crown Chest for the day before stopping.

There doesn't seem to be any easy way to "reroll" your account if you don't like your first Epic rarity card after tutorial; it seems like you will need to do it on a new device: I got the Skeleton Army for my first Epic and it is not a good card because of numerous easy counters to it but have continued with the account so far. I'm a little tempted to spend some money to get 500 gems to exchange for 10,000 coins and buy the other better Epics from the shop but have managed to resist so far!

The early game so far seems to be just about playing your tanks and supporting it with firepower behind it. Hopefully, things change soon enough when I get to the higher arena levels before I get bored of the gameplay.

Here's are some useful links I researched:

Puzzle & Dragons: My Japan's Godfest (10/28~10/30) rolls

Radious, Dark Metatron, Ruka, Thuban

We are back to the huge lineup for Godfest and I didn't really need to roll 4 times but I was bored. I almost thought I got another Light Metatron at first but it's actually my first Dark Metatron. It's not used as much nowadays, I still see her in Awoken Anubis teams, but it's always nice to get a new card. I don't think the other cards are worth keeping but with YamaP rolling on the 10/31 stream on Monday and buffing whatever he gets, I will hold them for a few days longer.

Looking forward to the stream and one of the highlights should be the evolutions for Ra and Yomi Dragons!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Puzzle & Dragons: Medals in Radar App (Updated)

PAD Radar app introduced medals in version 1.5: Reddit link. Check out what to do with them in that Reddit link.

I actually deleted the app some time back because it was really boring and also part of my plan to reduce my time spend on PAD. I picked it back up again because of this medals system making it slightly more interesting. I wonder if you are able to get Izanagi X and Apocalypse X from just searching for medals in app or only available from physical pins...

Update: Seems like you can get Izanagi X and Apocalypse X from searching in the PAD Radar app: A player from Taiwan got it according to PAD blog which references the user from a Taiwan forum!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Puzzle & Dragons: My Japan's Halloween 2016 Gacha rolls

I managed to save up 4 rolls: HSopdet, HSonia, HSopdet, HMulan. HSonia is my 4th Sonia after red and 2 blues. It's always nice to get a gold egg from these seasonal gacha even if I may not have any use for them. I don't intend to keep the other 3 silvers though as I don't really find much use for them; I had a HSopdet earlier that I always thought of using in Yomi Dragon team but never got around to skilling up and was eventually sold. I really wanted a HIzanami or Misery but can't really complain much as I got a gold egg. I'm not rolling anymore and saving my stones for the next GodFest or event, I have more "wants" than "needs" from this gacha.

Check out for setsu's review of the gacha. It also contains some interesting videos on Misery.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Puzzle & Dragons: My Japan's "Halloween" Godfest (10/14~10/16) rolls and some thoughts on upcoming Halloween Gacha

This is probably the smallest Godfest lineup in a while; we got the only pantheon, the Archdemons being split into 2 days for the first time instead of being a pantheon a day, along with selected Dark pantheon cards and Godfest exclusives. We also get 2 evolved version of cards just so they can fill up the higher rarity spots; UUVO Krishna and evolved Sherias Roots. (the latter probably chosen with an eye on the upcoming Halloween Gacha as that contains Halloween Sonia Gran-Reverse)

For most people that were complaining about the bloat of the Godfest cards, this reduction of theh lineup is a good sign that things are improving. We'll find out if it is here to stay in the next Godfest. I went for 1 roll each day, thinking of conserving my stones for Halloween Gacha. I wanted Halloween Izanami initially but she does seem a little less used nowadays as I only seen her in 1 Yomi Dragon Arena 2 video. She makes a good base for skill inherit on that team. I am not interested in Halloween Xiang Mei as I already have the red version and the play-style can be boring. Nothing really stands out as must-have and no new leader play-style as well for me. Here are the new cards from padx: Anyway, onto my rolls:

Friday, October 14, 2016

Monster Strike: Japan's 3rd Anniversary Hatcher available now until 7 November + Tier List (Updated with an edit and GameWith's Tier List)

Monster Strike is celebrating its 3rd Year Anniversary in the Japan version at the moment and it has a special Gacha that let's you choose from 5 6* cards of an element. It seems like a really good time to re-roll during this period! I've had problems with the game previously but with this latest 8.0 version, I seem to be able to use the app properly now.

Once you complete the tutorial, which is pretty quick compared to the PAD one IMO, check the red present box icon to find the mail with "3" in its text. (Edit: "3" + it's found in the "[]" brackets) The gacha will appear after you opened that mail. I've tried re-rolling a few times but it is quite tedious as I'm on iOS 10 and have to delete the whole app in order to do so; I did not jailbreak and iOS 10 do not allow using external file explorer. I've read that re-rolling isn't necessary but I'll give it a go until this special hatcher ends and see if I can get any of the OP cards before that.

I've researched around and the top cards seem to be Gabriel from Wood, Lucy from Dark, Arthur and GodStriker from Light. For full breakdown of the elements and their top cards, check out the Monster Strike Blog by SFGundam:

[3rd Anniversary Hatcher] Part #5 - Dark Monsters
[3rd Anniversary Hatcher] Part #4 - Light Monsters
[3rd Anniversary Hatcher] Part #3 - Wood Monsters
[3rd Anniversary Hatcher] Part #2 - Water Monsters
[3rd Anniversary Hatcher] Part #1 - Fire Monsters

If you are starting Monster Strike, here are some resources:
Ultimate Players Guide from

GameWith's Tier List - https://モンスターストライク

I figured out the location after having use the PAD website for a while. I refer to this list for the 3rd Anniversary Hatcher more than the Monster Strike Blog links above, as GameWith's has everything on a page. I'm still having no luck with the rerolling and I just reroll a few times a day as it is quite tedious on un-jailbroken iOS 10.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Puzzle & Dragons: My Rurouni Kenshin Collab roll

Doing a recap about Rurouni Kenshin Collab which happened a while back in Japan version and had also reach the other regions if I'm not mistaken. I did a single roll and was very lucky to get Saito:

He was my first orb cross leader and I had quite a bit of fun with this new playstyle. I also did not buy You-yu and he was a decent replacement for a leader with insane attack multiplier. (Not sure if UUVO Sarasvati arrived at that time though) Saito should be very useful against the +297 Zeus dungeon although I have not tried him yet. I have some friends who put him up for a while but everyone had eventually moved on to other leaders like the heart-crossed ones which are just better overall. I hardly use him now although my dark box had the most +297 cards and it's mainly due to my blue cards slowly becoming better after the Summer Gacha and also a certain Blue Miru... I'll talk about that gacha in a future post soon as I continue my recap.

The other card I kept from the Collab was Anji from the dungeon: I kept 2 in fact as I managed to max skilled 2 while farming Saito's skill-up card at the same time. I use one of him occasionally in my Red Odin button-press teams for quick Guerrilla Dungeon farming. I didn't get around to fully awakening the other Anji but once done, I can do a team with 5 button-press nukes using them, Awoken Ra and the 2 leader Red Odins. Rounding up the team with a Tengu and the skill boost badge, I'll be able to have all nukes ready on turn 1.

Puzzle & Dragons: My Japan's Story Gacha roll

Refer here for a list of the cards in this gacha:期間限定的特別抽蛋「ストーリーフェス」登場!!

I rolled once and got a Chibi Amaterasu and have already sold it. The GFE in the machines are quite attractive but I think it's mostly going to be a Chibi Fiesta so I don't recommend rolling too much in this. Check out Minpuzz's compilation of some Twitter rolls for reference:

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Monster Hunter Generations: Tips and Links

I played this game for a while and it helped to take my focus away from PAD for a while. I eventually stopped though as I completed most of the main game and didn't really want to grind for the rest of the weapons and armors. Most of my friends playing together have also moved on to other games so that is another factor. Nevertheless, I had great fun and here are some tips and links that I researched while I was playing:

How I play Pokemon console games now

I used to play really slow and try to catch every Pokemon in an area before proceeding to the next town/gym but now I just go to to find the speed run guides for the particular Pokemon game and follow that instead of a full guide. I don't follow it strictly and try to avoid trainers but this faster way of playing is great because I have a huge backlog of games and want to move on to others. Besides, Pokemon Sun and Moon is coming out in 1 and a half months time...

Pokemon Go: Tips and Links

I played the game for a while but have stopped now except to check once in a long. I figured the end game, other than trying to catch them all, is battling and controlling gyms. I guessed that as the most valuable game currency (akin to the "magic stones" PAD) are given from controlling a gym for a set amount of time. However, I don't like the battle mechanics as it is mostly just rapid tapping on your Pokemon. It definitely does not have the depth of the handheld Pokemon Games are even competitive and have world tournaments. The game has made me interested in Pokemon again though and I went back to try to complete Pokemon White for the DS.

I might pick up the game more if they improve the battling system but I highly doubt so. Here are some tips and links I picked up while researching about the game. I don't use any illegal methods like apps to tell you spawn locations or location spoofers: