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Old 05-12-2018, 02:46 PM
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Default Brave exvius, the gatcha that's good

Anyone still playing ffbe? I'm genuinely engrossed in the game's tactics and stories, and while I have a small crew of die hards who play on curious if anyone here still does.
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:11 PM
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I started playing in January. I'm playing it alongside FFRK and DFFOO, and I like them all for different reasons, but the music and the art in Exvius are keeping me invested, along with the Pokemon collectathon aspect. I've only JUST gotten to a point where I can tackle the hardest content, and that feels good. (I still really want Basch, though! Gotta get that 5-star magic tank.)
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:43 PM
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Man, basch has been one of the best pulls I got. He is just absurd, and trivializes so much of the game. Liquid metal slime is also a beast.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:56 PM
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:36 PM
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Man, basch has been one of the best pulls I got. He is just absurd, and trivializes so much of the game. Liquid metal slime is also a beast.
I did get lucky enough to pull a couple of those. I'm actually having a bit of trouble figuring out my tank situation; I have Wilhelm, and the FFBE subreddit raves about him, but he seems to only be good for single-target physical hits, which is great but only for those very specific situations, so he seems underwhelming to me overall. I also have WoL, Mystea, and now Shylt and Liquid Metal Slime, but I'm wary of them since they're not 5-star bases. It seems like waiting for Basch will be the best solution, but I don't think he's been featured on any newer banners to date in JP, so the chances of getting him seem pretty slim.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:37 PM
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They occasionally do collaborations with other Squeenix properties, including Dragon Quest, Tomb Raider, Secret of Mana, Nier, Valkyrie Profile, and most recently Xenogears.
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:23 PM
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I couldn't play this game because I'm a little susceptible to spending money on these stupid things and when they added the Secret of Mana characters I knew I would have ruined my life trying to get them.

I have a much easier time controlling myself with Fire Emblem Heroes, where I don't care about the characters nearly as much.
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:03 PM
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I did get lucky enough to pull a couple of those. I'm actually having a bit of trouble figuring out my tank situation; I have Wilhelm, and the FFBE subreddit raves about him, but he seems to only be good for single-target physical hits, which is great but only for those very specific situations, so he seems underwhelming to me overall. I also have WoL, Mystea, and now Shylt and Liquid Metal Slime, but I'm wary of them since they're not 5-star bases. It seems like waiting for Basch will be the best solution, but I don't think he's been featured on any newer banners to date in JP, so the chances of getting him seem pretty slim.
Dude, lms with gauntlet, carbon Bangle, and moogle is pretty much indestructible. He's even better than basch in some cases. Wilhelm is hella good in trials too.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:41 PM
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I couldn't play this game because I'm a little susceptible to spending money on these stupid things and when they added the Secret of Mana characters I knew I would have ruined my life trying to get them.
It's probably good you didn't play Spelunker World, then.
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:08 PM
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I dunno know if I'd call it the gacha that's good. It has a lot of fundamental problems that become more pervasive with the more time that you spend with it. But it's certainly one of the classier feeling ones, fwiw, and the Main Menu Theme—Moment of Recall—is one of my favorite pieces of video game music.


I geeked out over it hardcore when it first came out and have been casually playing it on/off ever since. The last time I played it even somewhat seriously was to grind enough Gold at the last-minute to pick up Erdrick's Sword from last-week's Dragon Quest Collaboration Event. Afterwards, the date had changed and I used my daily login ticket to get Sephiroth. There's still a ton of content I've yet to even bother touching.

The majority of my 5*'s were given to me from one-off #yolo pulls, after both of the crystal-rate changes took effect, and well after I stopped spending $$$.

Anyways:
  • Elza
  • Lightning x3
  • Noctis
  • Yun
  • Emperor
  • Ramza
  • 2B
  • Rebecca
  • Wilheim
  • Dark Knight Cecil
  • Veritas of the Flame x2
  • Onion Knight x3
  • Ayaka
  • Ace
  • Zargabaath
  • Knight Delita
  • Veritas of the Dark
  • Fryevia x2
  • Seabreeze Dark Fina
  • Dark Fina
  • Prishe
  • Gladiolus x2
  • Trance Terra
  • Duke
  • Titus
  • Nameless Gunner Jake x2
  • Sephiroth
  • Yuna

Freebies
  • Maxwell
  • Kelsus x2
  • Lara Croft x2
  • Y'shtola

EDIT: Just grabbed Yuna from the Daily Free Summon banner.

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Old 05-14-2018, 12:50 PM
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My experience with Gashapon (and Brave Exvius in particular) was some brief dabbling followed by getting bored of it pretty quickly.

It's not them, it's me. I just need more from my roleplaying experience than FIGHT/TALK/FIGHT/TALK/FIGHT/TALK, and while I heard this game has dungeons of a sort it didn't hold my interest long enough to get to them.

Eh, they're probably phoned-in, anyway.
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:44 PM
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the raids and high end content are actually pretty good, and require a lot of tactics and strategy and planning. the story is a cakewalk, and full of every jrpg cliche you've ever seen, and yet i'm still hella compelled by it? i guess tropes work for a reason.
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:03 PM
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Brave Exvius is pretty good for a mobile game. But sometimes the developers drop the ball hard like the $46 USD guaranteed rainbow banner, disabling the magnification gesture to perfect chain then re-enabling it when enough people complained, and "children have been kidnapped by religious zealots church-goers." I was pretty hardcore for a year but now I just login for the daily bonuses, hoping that the 7* meta will make things great.
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:16 PM
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I really liked Brave Frontier (Exvius's spiritual predecessor), but I've learned that gacha games are worse with established properties attached because I can't get excited for pulling a Steve if Squall is also an option. Also I've learned that gacha games are bad and unsatisfying in ephemeral ways, and that I shouldn't play them.
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:52 PM
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you forgot the most important collaboration they've ever done
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