Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Mantastic PAD 2.5 Months Later

I received an email from WordPress informing me that my blog’s 2015 annual report was ready for viewing. I was curious as to what this report could contain as I have only been blogging since mid October and follow the site stats to see what posts are popular and where my clicks are coming from. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this annual report summarized the information in an easy to read format along with fancy pictures =D

The report was released a few days earlier and I managed to surpass 20,000 views since starting Mantastic PAD. I thoroughly enjoy writing for Continue reading Mantastic PAD 2.5 Months Later

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My Perspective on IAP

Introduction

IAP or In App Purchases is a short hand way to describe purchasing magic stones with real life money. This can become a touchy subject for many people as the range of players vary from non-IAP to those who spend large amounts of money. For the record, I do not work for GungHo and have an average life in terms of income and expenditures. In essence, going IAP is a means to make your PAD journey go faster. It is a way to save time for those who do not wish to wait for the trickle of free stones given out every event.

Reasons to IAP

What people need to understand is that purchasing stones is a form of entertainment. Most people set aside money every month to spend on something they enjoy Continue reading My Perspective on IAP

GungHo Collab PEM, Let the Good Times Roll?

*I wrote about this in December and only remembered when I saw people finding it via Google. My writing style is noticeably different…..*


The short answer is no. I say no because this collab is old (and thus outdated by powercreep), the monsters lack powerful actives and awakenings, and the art is mehh overall. My view is largely biased from a productive/efficient point of view and I do not have any emotional attachment to cards/characters. However, if you are fond of the featured monsters or badly in need for 3 Kingdom skill ups, it can be okay to roll.

With the inclusion of the 3 Kingdom chibi cards, this pal egg machine event reminds me of the skill up carnival, but worse due to the GungHo collab monsters. Continue reading GungHo Collab PEM, Let the Good Times Roll?

Why People are Excited for 10x Descends and Plus Eggs

North America is finally getting 10x plus egg drop rate in descend dungeons, but why is this such a big deal and why are people so Gung-Ho about it? Before I go into more detail, I should explain what plus eggs are and why they have become so valuable. Plus Eggs contribute bonus stats to your monster’s health, attack, and recovery values and is a way to further augment the strength of your cards beyond level 99. Every non-evolution and enhance material drop has a small chance of dropping with a +1 and you need a total of 297 to max out a monster. This is a lot of plus eggs and is part of the reason why PAD is such a grindy game.

  • HP plus eggs contribute +10 health (max +990)
  • ATK plus eggs contribute +5 attack (max +495)
  • RCU plus eggs contribute +3 recovery (max +297)

+ egg stats

Plus eggs not only increase the power of your monsters, but also increase Continue reading Why People are Excited for 10x Descends and Plus Eggs

Santa Claus Descended Video and Merry Christmas!!

The inner child in me stayed up until past midnight on Christmas Eve and was slightly disappointed that Santa Claus did not visit me right away in PAD =( Also, what did Santa say to Christmas Hera? Ho Ho Ho!

I managed to wake up early and play some PAD while most of my family was still asleep. I was also able to record my mythical / aka SuperBlessed clear in the new Santa Claus Descended, so you can watch me waste stamina instead of you! Only some minor hiccups and I promise I haven’t started drinking nor hungover from last night!
Continue reading Santa Claus Descended Video and Merry Christmas!!

Christmas PAD song

Introduction

Christmas is nearly upon us and what better way to celebrate than with a festive Puzzle and Dragons song?

Lyrics

All lyrics were written and composed by me and is a feeble attempt to compensate for my singing:

Dashing through the dungeon
In a Snowglobe open sleigh
Over the bosses we go
Pew Pew-ing all the way

TPA matches ding
Making damage high
Oh what fun it is to combo in
the PAD wonderland

Hey jingle bells
Shiva smells
Chiyome laid an egg
Yamato lost his sword
and Hino learnt ballet

Oh magic stones
Players moan
with their 3 star eggs
Oh what fun it is to roll
In every godfest now!

A turn or two ago
I thought I’d try to stall
but no hearts did appear
on my little board

The bosses were so mean
And multi hit very hard
but luckily I combo big
and hearts skyfalled in place

Hey magic stones
Red Kali
is so rare to roll
IAP all day now
Just to get Gung-trolled

Hey magic stones
in game gold
doesn’t have much use
sell away your silver eggs
just for monster points!

Conclusion

Singing may not be my forte, but I am certain I put a smile on your face.

Merry Christmas and Happy Puzzling!