job hunting

I didn’t feel like I had significant progress in Bravely Second because I’ve been chasing after the remaining job classes in the game and earlier today, I finally got all the asterisks. 

That doesn’t mean that my sidequesting is over though – the last job that I got which I will not name to avoid spoilers, requires quite a bit of hunting before I can maximize it’s potential. It’s kind of similar to the Summoner, wherein you need to beat it’s different summons in battle in order to “forge a contract” with them.

Once I’m done with this, I can finally focus on beating the game – and it’s about time! I’ve been playing Bravely games for around two months now and I need a change of pace. I’ve got Blaster Master Zero, Metroid: Samus Returns, Corpse Party, and Super Mario 3D Land waiting.

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summoning sickness

My early luck in Fire Emblem Heroes has resulted in me becoming very addicted to summoning heroes in the game. I guess getting all those good heroes early on got me believing that my luck would continue so I’ve been spending my Orbs as soon as I’ve collected 20 and have even gone for the free summons whenever a new banner is up – something that I told myself I’d refrain from doing as it isn’t cost-effective.

My luck didn’t hold up; I haven’t gotten any of the really good heroes since pulling two Brave Lyns – I’ve only managed to pull a 5 star Abel despite doing around 6 summon rounds. Its okay, I can’t bring myself to get annoyed as I’ve been unbelievably lucky in my first month (5 star Ryoma, Ike, Azura, two Ninians and the aforementioned Lyns).

But man, am I addicted or what? I’ve been chasing after free Orbs, I’ve been going through story missions (which I should be saving for a more opportune time) and I’m even considering spending money on the game. I guess that’s why Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo’s most profitable mobile game out of their three current releases. I need to calm myself down and just focus on training the heroes that I have in my barracks and be content with the steady flow of free Orbs that Intelligent Systems have been supplying us F2P folk.

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generous gacha deities

I didn’t get the chance to write about this sooner – I got lucky again in Fire Emblem Heroes a few days ago, netting not one but two of Lyn, Brave Lady! I already had top tier red, green and blue units and only lacked a good strong five star colorless hero and I got one of the strongest!

Granted, either didn’t have ideal IVs as both were -SPD, but its okay; I’m not aiming to play at a very high level yet. There’s still a long way to go for that, I still need to get heroes with certain skills to max my current set of heroes.

I also got loads of Orbs via this run of Tempest Trials, so I’m ready to do a round of summoning later today when the new banner/s get released. So I’m very happy with my Fire Emblem Heroes progress!

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gacha good luck

I’m really hooked on Fire Emblem Heroes and a big part of it is due to how lucky I’ve been in the game. I didn’t know it at first but after going through the Fire Emblem Heroes sub-reddit, I read about lots of people who have been playing the game for months already, some even as far back as the game’s launch, who haven’t gotten the characters that they want.

Not only did I get both versions of Ike, I also got Ryoma and Azura, characters that I also like. And these characters aren’t just favorites – they’re top tier characters in the game too. The other five star character that I dismissed at first, Ninian, turned out to be another good unit. Just this week I drew a five star Raven, and another copy of Ninian! This is all within less than a month of playing the game without spending a single cent.

So I have two sets of awesome to above average red, blue and green five star characters. I’m able to field two strong teams in this week’s Tempest Trials (my B Team is strong enough to win 4 out of 5 matches of Stage Six). In just the first day, I’ve earned half the points necessary to get another five star character for free, and there are six more days left in the event so I think its safe to say that I’m guaranteed to get that character.

Thank you, RNG deities!!!

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bad choices

Usually I prefer not getting spoiled – movies, TV shows, books, and video games. For video games though, there are times when I wish I had gotten spoiled; I wish I had known about certain details of a game before I had made progress in it, like that Save Point trap in Super Metroid: a spot in the game where if you save, there’s no going back.

It’s the same case with Bravely Second. I knew that the game would repeat itself in some way but had no idea how. So when I did the side quests, I was going for the best choice at that moment. 

Yes, the game did repeat itself and I was given another run at the side quests but now, what I’m left with are the choices that I didn’t take – the ones that were bad. Granted, not all of the side quest outcomes are bad, but I didn’t choose them for a reason. Had I known about how Bravely Second would “repeat”, I would have chosen otherwise.

Not that it matters, as these side quest outcomes don’t have any impact on the main storyline nor on gameplay. But Bravely Second is an RPG and is story-driven, so I’m a little peeved by the fact that my new choices are shaping a less than ideal fantasy world.

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