Right before the release of coop dungeons, I hit the coveted rank 500 milestone. I meant to do this post then, but was swept up in the frenzy of coop and the Cauchemar ranking dungeon, I had to put it on hold.
PAD as a whole has been advancing quickly with the advent of 3 minute stamina, numerous best friend resets, experience of a lifetime, and now coop dungeons. All of these give players the opportunity to rank up at an increased rate. Regardless, it still takes a very long time to reach rank 500. This journey took me over 850 days to reach. For fun, 88 million experience translates into:
- 58,666.7 Tower of Giants, Dragons of the Tower runs (at 1,500 exp per run)
- 6,518.5 King of Gods runs (at 13,500 exp per run)
- 1,333.3 Zaerog Infinity runs (at 48,000 exp per run)
- 440 Experience of a Lifetimes at 200k experience each
A few personal achievements I want to highlight is having my dream Awoken Sakuya team achieve hypermax status through the final skill up on Elia . Invade farming is a depressing experience and I ended up using a lot of Shynpy as I remember going one day 0/43 on invades. Granted we can now farm as a guarenteed spawn (not drop) in Mythic God Rush coop mode, but I managed to max skill her beforehand. To a certain extent, the earlier you hop on a powerful monster’s bandwagon, the more benefit you will reap as many monsters do succumb to powercreep over time.
In addition, I had always dreamed of owning an Apollo when I pulled my Sakuya about 2 years ago, and the most recent godfest granted me my old wish. I am probably not going to use him for his original intention as a sub, but he is at least there should I desire his presence.
I have no issues with leveling and evolving monsters due to the abundance of pal points and have not farmed those types of dungeons in a very long time. As such, I am mostly waiting the return of 10x descends to plus out my teams in order to capitalize on their current power.
In addition, I plan to start diving deeper into the mythic difficulties of coop with only Zaerog Infinity cleared solo (I coop-ed with myself and cleared Nordis which you can find HERE). Both these I can reliably clear and will make a post at a later date discussing the viability of farming 500 monster points via the PreDRAs .
Overall, I am quite satisfied and happy with the direction Puzzle and Dragons is heading and look forward to many more ranks and fun to come.