Weekly FGO vol. 12

Roll of despair

JP

Finished the challenge quests. I didn’t want to think too much about the second one so I used Merlin. The first one wasn’t too difficult though I did use Orion because I was a bit curious how he’ll perform. He sure deals a lot of damages.

Did 55 rolls and got 5 ☆4 CE and nothing else. That was terrible.

NA

Da Vinci event has started. Grind all day every day. Or more like this weekend because the best node isn’t open yet and I don’t have enough CEs.

Rolled Jalter banner 10 times and got nothing.

Vultr routing from JP to EU

Just a warning, if you’re planning to use Vultr VPS on JP region, its routing to Europe might be less than optimal. It certainly is on my instances (booted up another one just now and the result is the same).

Update: looks like the routing to Vultr European servers from Japan is fucked up regardless. Although with Vultr, connection to Europe is constantly fucked up instead of only sometimes with other connection (my home connection).

Update update: Sometimes it’s got better routing with Vultr while worse with home connection. I don’t know what’s going on anymore.

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Weekly FGO vol. 11

My grailed servants, JP version

JP

New Year rerun is on! I’ve finished the main quest. Now waiting for the challenge quest with some farming in between.

NA

Still continuing on farming exp cards and occasionally QP to actually use those exps.

Even more SSDs

Earlier this week I noticed the two mirrored SSDs in my main server is close to dying.

One of them has started reallocating sectors even though it’s only got a bit over 150 TB written. It’s specced at 150 TBW warranty though so I guess it’s just about time.

That said, the other one has over 220 TB written yet it still has no problem. This one is rated for 204 TBW so it also already passed its specification.

The reason for those stupid write number is because I probably have used them as ZFS cache drives. I think I killed two other drives in similar fashion last year. I stopped doing it a while back but it was a bit too late.

I haven’t installed them yet as the server doesn’t have NVMe slots and the PCI-e to NVMe adapters I ordered have not arrived. Thanks, Amazon 😐

I don’t actually know if they will work at all. I don’t think the BIOS supports NVMe boot and I’m not sure if the commonly suggested method of using Clover Boot will work for FreeBSD. It theoretically should be fine but who knows…

Weekly FGO vol. 10

Oh hey, double digit of this thing.

JP

It’s new year. It means GSSR. It’s per-class summon this time so I went with Caster hoping for Skadi.

As can be seen above, I’ve got no Skadi. At least I got the second best result and now I’ve got the whole Prillya set.

More Asclepius is welcome as I only had NP1 of him before. NP2 is pretty much all one really need for that extra gauge bar and 2000 HP. NP3+ isn’t really useful.

Those extra Caster Cu are also welcome though I still need one more for NP5.

Now I think about it, I still have no Caster Gilles. Not that he’s useful at all but it would be nice just to complete my collection.

I’ve finished almost all of existing Interludes and Strengthening Quests and now back to mana prisms as the New Year’s Da Vinci Store items cost over 2000 mana prisms total.

NA

Meanwhile GSSR here, I got the worst result 😐 Even Ozy or Medb would be better.

The thing is, I have enough ST rider already. Rider Kintoki, I’ve also got Maid Alter. Heck, even Ushiwakamaru is a pretty good one as well.

Oh well.

On the farming side, I’m still farming exp cards as usual. I think I need to farm some QP sometime later though. Maybe after the half AP campaign is over.

Weekly FGO vol. 9

Late post due to various reasons.

JP

No events and I probably should be finishing EoR or reading Lostbelt 4 so I can continue to Lostbelt 5. But nope, I’ve been grinding dusts and shields for a while now.

NA

I’ve finished all the basic stuff for Christmas event. Only some pieces and monuments left and then boxes. Currently at my 12th boxes and as it’s ending in two-ish days I wonder how far I can go. I’m also still grinding for the shop so it’s not as “fast” as it could be. However fast a few months old account can be, that is.

I also finished the challenge quest. It sure was rather easy with Merlin.

Weekly FGO vol. 8

JP

Christmas has ended. I think I redid the challenge quest. No command seal but I think it was with double Merlin or something stupid like that.

Atlantis will be the last “event” this year so I guess I’ll try finishing reading Yuga before starting that one. I still need to finish Shimousa and Salem as well. One of these days maybe.

Otherwise I’m currently trying to finish free quests and interludes as they’re half AP until Wednesday. I checked it just now and apparently I have at least 15 interludes I can read…

Only three nodes for the free quests though so I guess I’ll rush the interludes tonight.

NA

Christmas has started! (?). I didn’t know it will only last 9 days until a while ago. I didn’t remember it was 10 days in JP before as well. This weekend will be fun grinding.

Oh and I did 10 rolls and that caster gil above is the only gold servant I got. Whee.

Before the event started, I made good progress on Agartha. Finished Colombus Heracles stage with a bit of difficulty. Using Merlin and Kintoki Rider sure made stuff easier.

Music CD – Weathering with You complete version

And lastly WWY complete version songs. Five tracks are included and they each extend the version used in the movie and included in the soundtracks.

My main interest, Grand Escape, sure felt a bit different with the extended version. It’s no longer slow buildup and end in high note in single run but instead with ups and downs and finally peaked at nearby the end with a bit more cooldown afterwards. The impact is reduced but still good regardless.

The rest are simple improvement over the soundtracks version.

Karaoke/instrumental version isn’t included though 😔

Music CD – Hello World OST

It’s a thing. Except full version of the one song I liked most is not included in here: Yesterday (by Official Hige Dandism) is only in movie version. Whoops.

Oh well that means another 3k expenditure because the song is only available in their latest album.

I didn’t use to buy soundtrack CDs (except Tenmon and Shinkai-related) but the last few movies I just felt like I need to buy them as well.

That reminded me I should check when the blu-ray of this (and the following two CDs) will be released.

Weekly FGO vol. 7

FGO JP

Barely hitting 25 boxes, maybe will do a bit more though I kind of want to redo the challenge quest. But no time =[

FGO NA

Slowly going through Agartha at the moment. Still the easy parts. I remember having some difficulty with later battles like against a ruler demon god and a pair of Colombus and Heracles. That was with low rarity only servants though so this one should be easier (especially the ruler).

Weekly FGO vol. 6

FGO JP

Christmas is over! Or at least the main story. “Cleared” challenge quest as well. Just need a lot of adjustments for the correct clearance.

Still no 5th event CE drop though 😔

FGO NA

Nothing~

Farmed a lot, strengthened whatever can be strengthened. This one’s Christmas is in two weeks, I guess?

Weekly FGO vol. 5

Finally after almost a year

FGO JP

Nothing much apart of occasional hunting quests. New event is coming in 18-ish hours though so there’s that.

Free archer servant this time. I have about 110 exp cards for archer which, with enough luck, should be enough for maxing her level.

I don’t think I’ll have enough tickets for 10 rolls this time so I won’t be rolling anything this time around. Maybe next time though I think there won’t be any more events until next year? Considering it’ll be a release of new chapter mid next month and I don’t really want to roll on non-events.

The box content seem pretty useful as I’m currently running low on some of them. I only have 26 gold apples though so that kind of sucks.

FGO NA

Half AP grinding quests are still going so I’ve been doing that. It’s quite useful as I’m currently really lacking exp cards. I’ve final ascended Saber Alter, leveled up Saber Alter Summer, and grailed Kiyohime up to level 96. Just 4 more levels to 100.

Next coming events should be just Salem release and then followed by Altera Santa event.

Which reminded me I need 200 more archer exp cards here to max Altera. She’s a pretty good single target archer though I don’t really like her design and dialogue lines much.