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NA Stream Recap: Huge 6 Year Event, 100 Magic Stones and Advice on Where to Spend them!

Introduction

The NA GungHo team closed their massive official stream on Friday night and gave players plenty of exciting content to look forward to.

First things first, North American players will receive 100 Magic Stones for just logging in during the month of November. Now, it was announced in JP that they would be receiving 200 Magic Stones, but this is to be spaced out over the course of two months and NA clearly stated that there will be more content being announced later on November 12th. Thus, it would be a terribly unwise for them to not give NA players the same love considering how much more informed we are about JP news.

This article will provide some guidance as to where players should spend their Magic Stones, a recap of the stream, along with all the new content coming to North America.

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

100 Magic Stones

During the month of November, all players will receive 100 Magic Stones for just logging in and will be the single largest log in bonus to date.

This can be somewhat akin to winning the lottery as many players may have never actually saved up this number of Stones before and may be at a loss as where to spend them all.

With this in mind, I want to stress that one does not have to spend them all at once and these can be held for an ideal event as there is no cap on Magic Stone count. Continue reading NA Stream Recap: Huge 6 Year Event, 100 Magic Stones and Advice on Where to Spend them!

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I am now an Official Twitch Partner and have a Sub Button!

Introduction

I began streaming Puzzle and Dragons on June 14, 2016 and it was not without various hiccups and speed bumps. However, I kept playing with myself on camera with the help of Pancaaake and all my other Mods. Fast forward to today and I have managed to turn my streams into an incredible place to hang out and watch some high end and entertaining gameplay. And all this work has paid off as I am now an Official Twitch Partner and have a Subscriber Button!

Video commentary

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Streaming schedule

I make my very best effort to stream four days a week at varying times to help my East Coast and European viewers tune in. All the following times are in PST and can also be found on my Twitch site:

  • Monday at 6pm PST
  • Tuesday at 6pm PST
  • Thursday at 3:30pm PST
  • Saturday at 2pm PST
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What does Twitch Partnership mean?

Twitch is a free streaming website that allows any individual the ability to broadcast their favourite games for free for all of the world to enjoy. However, only a select few are able to gain partnership through consistent viewership, a steady streaming schedule, and an entertaining environment. Thankfully, I am able to piggyback off the success of my website and was able to quickly grow my channel along with creating a hip to the hop place to watch Puzzle and Dragons.

Partnered Twitch Streamers gain access to an enhanced support system, but on of the main perks is the subscriber button. A subscriber button allows viewers to subscribe for $4.99/month and this unlocks additional features set out by the broadcaster as well as providing another avenue of support for your favourite streamers.

In addition to anything I am able to create, all subscribers gain an ad-free viewing experience which means you do not have to turn off Ad-Blocker.

What I plan to do & your feedback!

For my channel, I have already created the subscriber badge (an extra shiny Mantastic icon) that will appear in my channel along with chat exclusive emotes that are pending approval. In addition, I have created subscriber-only redemptions via my Myracle Stone currency that reduces the cost on all Silver and Gold Egg rewards by 50%. The cost reduction was done to preserve the leader board rankings as if I granted subscribers an increased generation rate, it may throw it off. It also means you can spam !wukong twice as often.

However, this is just the beginning and I want your input as to what you would like to see for subscriber perks.

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Twitch & Amazon Prime

A new feature that was released this past month was the ability gain a free Twitch subscription via Twitch and Amazon Prime. In essence, if you have Amazon Prime, you are given Twitch Prime for free which not only grants you a special blue crown beside your name, but also a free monthly subscription to your favourite Twitch streamer. This subscription has to be renewed on a monthly basis which does allow you to change channels, but can simply be used on the same person over and over again. This is a great way to show your support and it may end up costing you nothing. More information can be found HERE.

A new way to support Mantastic PAD

As many of you may know, I struggle with extensive health issues as I have been on long term disability since July, 2014 due to a serious neck and back injury that leaves me in a constant state of pain. I spend most of my days either in intensive (and expensive) therapy and then recovering from said therapy. In addition, I have had eye surgery in September, 2016 in an attempt to remove what is almost certain to be a cancerous lump in my right eye. The surgery was unsuccessful and the lump remains inside; however, it is not growing which does reduce the chances of it being malignant but requires constant monitoring every few months.

All of this is taxing to say the least and I created Mantastic PAD as a way to help other people enjoy the game I love most. If you wish to read more about my health struggles, they can be found HERE.

I have monetized my website and despite the fact I will generate over 7,000 views a day this month and the previous 2 months exceeding 200,000 monthly views, it amounts to very little. One month of ad revenue equates to less than a single 30-minute specialist appointment ($100). It may not seem fair considering the amount of effort I do put into my content, but I honestly began this website as a way to help others and to also provide a healthier medium for my PAD obsession.

Thus, this subscriber button means a lot to me as it was another milestone to achieve along with providing my readers a more beneficial way to support all of my work. However, even if you do not subscribe nor have an Amazon/Twitch Prime account to spare, I would greatly appreciate it if you turned off ad blocker for my website. The difference may be small from a single person, but if all 200,000+ views did this, the impact may be astronomical.

If you wish to make a direct contribution, it can be done through my Twitch link as you are able to leave a message I can read. It will also allow me to credit you Myracle Stones if you swing by my stream; however, these can still be made anonymously.

Conclusion

I got a shiny new button! It kind of goes with my shiny ranking dungeon hats, but I was so happy to have received the email that confirmed my Twitch Partnership application. I am excited to take the next step in my streaming journey and I thank each and everyone of you for your continuous support. I also look forward to your suggestions on what you want to see as subscriber perks and also you turning off ad-blocker!

Happy Puzzling!

Big Updates to my Stream!! Also looking for new Twitch Mods!

Introduction

I have been streaming Puzzle and Dragons on Twitch for a brief period of time with only two short streams a week. I do have reasonably strong views by PAD standards, but I wish to improve the experience for both myself and viewers. While recovering from my eye surgery, I had a lot of time to think about the direction I want to take for my stream and came up with a lot of fun and exciting way to evolve my stream from a 5-star to 8-star status! The two most notable changes will be more streaming sessions to help catch people in different time zones along with implementing a viewership reward system that awards a currency from passively watching which can be redeemed for Fantastic prizes!

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More streaming sessions!

People love watching me play with myself, in coop, with my Mantastic and Fantastic accounts. As such, I wish to provide more times in which you can be entertained while trying to provide streaming sessions that are more convenient for viewers who are not on the West Coast. Note all the following start times are in PST:

  • Monday at 6pm
  • Thursday at 3:30pm
  • Friday at 3:30pm
  • Saturday at 2pm

I will try my best to adhere to this schedule and may still shift times/days around as needed. The best way to stay informed is to follow my various social media platforms as I will make announcements for when I go live and any delays that may happen:

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New currency system

One thing I always try to achieve while streaming is engaging my audience through verbal interaction and entertaining gameplay. However, I want to go above and beyond the average streamer by rewarding my viewers with an in-stream currency to give them more options to interact with me and have a lot of fun at the same time.

I had a test stream on Friday and one viewer (forgot the name, sorry!) suggested I name my currency Myracle Stones as it is both punny along with tying into my love for Myr. Viewers will earn 1 Myracle Stones every 3 minutes they spend watching (Oh look, it is just like stamina!) and there is a large list of rewards they can redeem that will have a message pop up on stream along with a flashing an image and audio component. Continue reading Big Updates to my Stream!! Also looking for new Twitch Mods!

[Videos] Myr VS Noah Dragon, Parvati, Vishnu, and Hera Dragon

Introduction

In my previous post, I go into detail of my strategies I use to clear Arena 3 along with my lack of luck with acquiring the Radar Dragons. However, that all changed tonight on my Twitch Twtich Stream (I go live every Monday and Thursday at 6pm PST) where I finally got Noah Dragon to drop! I guess all it took for the GungHo Gods to smile down upon me was to write a guide to help everyone else!

Videos

As a fair warning, there may be some inconsistent issues with sound as I am uploading from my Twitch Stream and there may be copyright issues.

Noah Dragon

I kindly skipped the 95 turns of stalling beforehand =)

Parvati & Vishnu

Helpful for those who are contemplating how to handle these absorbs

Hera Dragon

2 million absorb = 1 million light damage. Skyfalls are not my friend

Conclusion

I should stream Arena 3 runs more often! But in all seriousness, this was the first time a Radar Dragon has ever dropped and I am pretty happy about it. Hopefully these videos prove helpful for those venturing into the dangerous waters that are Arena 3.

A3 Noah D Drop

Happy Puzzling!

Star Justice Cheese Team

Introduction

Justice, Demands Retribution! Well maybe Uther said it better, regardless, Star Justice Descended goes live tonight in Tandem with the official GungHo stream. To make this stream extra exciting, they have organized a special coop challenge that pits players against each other for Fantastic rewards.

A tale of Antonio and Mantastic

Tonight, I had the pleasure of being paired with the infamous Antonio and together, we managed to devise a strategy to tackle this challenging dungeon with minimal stress and skill. We do need to take a little gamble of only 80% skill bind resistance as neither of our teams are very invested or well developed. Antonio is severely lacking in skill ups and we had to use careful planning to ensure all of our actives would be ready in time. I still wish he dressed up as Lifeguard Odin.

Team roster

Antonio
A Liu Bei Cerebrus Rider Light Zhuge Liang Raphael Ult Zeus Dios

Mantastic
A Liu Bei Hera-Is Bankai Yamato Ult Zeus Dios Ult Zeus Dios

Many of the subs were chosen for their skill boosts to help Antonio have his actives ready in time and would otherwise not be included. Key components to successfully run Star Justice include:

  • 25%+ Gravity
  • Cerebrus Rider to kill Zeal on floor 3
  • Raphael (or Thanatos Thanatos) to survive the 1% execution on the final floor
Strategy

Below is a floor-by-floor breakdown of our active and turn usage to successfully clear Star Justice. We had to pray for the 80% SBR to work. Also, Antonio creates the room to allow us an extra turn.

Star Justice Cheese
Floor Boss Stats Notes
1 2739 2,018,084 HP A: No light, heal, or wood
M: Hera + Australis Australis
2 2740 3,656,302 HP A: No dark, heal, or wood
M: LB A Liu Bei
3 2741  70 HP
3,000,000 DEF
Absorbs over 100
A: Cerebrus Cerebrus Rider
4 2742 8,184,758 HP A: LZL Light Zhuge Liang and match something
M: Dios Ult Zeus Dios
5 2743 2,218,370 HP A:  LB A Liu Bei
 6 2986 8,435,863 HP M: Dios Ult Zeus Dios
7 2987
2989
 12,780,618 HP
13,933,417 HP
 A: Raph Raphael THEN Dios Ult Zeus Dios
*Pass turn*
M:
 Swipe
A: Match non-heart

Conclusion

Justice is served! And hopefully we are served some Fantastic rewards for our heroic efforts.

Happy Puzzling!

 

[Videos] 55 Million Downloads Godfest Pulls

Background

As promised tonight on my Twitch Stream, here are the video records from my 55 Million Downloads 5x GFE Godfest. I had to split it into 2 videos as my stream decided to take a break and restart and the highlight cropping feature needs a live stream to work. Despite my rolls, I still have my Pretty Pancaaake

Videos

Part 1 
Part 2

My rolls

As many of you may be reading on your commute or in non-wifi zones, here is a compilation of my rolls prior to selling/evolving.

Mantastic, 42 rolls:

GF rolls combined

What I am happy about:
  • Gadius Gadius if I did not already own 2 (4 now) as he is a great assistant for Miru Miru
  • Vitra Vritra who will be my first step towards a push-button team
  • Ryune Ryune x2 is not something I should complain about as it is a very powerful SI card or 50k MP (I already have a penta-max one so this makes 3…)
  • Typhon Typhon is my 8th lifetime 6-star and is new for me so that is something to be happy about. If his special Cross evolution comes to North America, he may gain more uses; however, I still do not own Akechi so my options are still limited.
  • Ult Sumire Sumire #3 allows me to complete the haste system if I chose to run him over Myr Miru as Fantastic also managed to roll their first Sumire
  • Zeta Hydra Zeta-Hydra is the best silver egg I could ever hope for as they provide 5 turns of delay on a 20-turn cooldown. Potential for Skill Inheritance
  • Balboa Balboa is a sometimes desired sub on Awoken Liu Bei A Liu Bei team (another card I do not have) for his 100% damage void. I may find a way to use him as an inherit or if I run my Australis Australis with Liu Bei from Fantastic. Niche at best
  • Sun Quan Sun Quan is another potential delay I could inherit as prior to this Godfest I was lacking any
  • Sherias Sherias may not be Sherias Roots Sherias Roots; however, it is another Light Kali Kali style delay that may give me more options for SI.
  • Urd Verd Urd & Verdandi complete my Norn collection and they are also amazing assistants for Inheritance.
  • Saria Saria is perhaps the ONLY card I will be using for my Myr team (as the third best option for board changer behind my non-existant Wedding Gadius W Gadius and Apocalypse Uevo Apoc) and at least helps round out my team better. I have already Penta-maxed her with HP latents.

Continue reading [Videos] 55 Million Downloads Godfest Pulls

Streaming my 5x GFE Rolls Monday at 5:30PM PST!

Let the Good Times Roll!

Come join me at 5:30pm PST for some Mantastic and glorious Day 2 Godfest rolls. I have been (im)patiently waiting for a worthy Godfest to roll around and the 55 Million Downloads 5x GFE promises wonderful cards and ideally as few tears as possible after months of saving.

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I will also be recording my rolls and posting them on YouTube so everyone can enjoy my happiness!

Happy Puzzling!