Over the Easter long weekend, I hit the elusive 900 day login on Mantastic. The focus of my site has been mostly guide writing/analysis and less blog-like in nature. However, everyone needs their ego flower watered from time to time and 900 days is quite the achievement. If you wish to read about my 800 days post, click HERE. Puzzle and Dragons is easily my longest played mobile device game and is catching up to my DotA 1 days from years ago in terms of my longest game ever played.
What keeps PAD interesting for me is the concept of stamina and the necessity in planning your usage as well as content being time-gated. If we were given unlimited stamina along with access to all the toys, many players would probably have lost interest and quit long before a few hundred days. By not having instant gratification and instead having to work your way towards a goal (whether it be a full pentamax team or first +297) greatly appeals to me and keeps me coming back for more. Granted things come easier compared to when I first started playing and this is to lessen the grinding component and to encourage new players to play. I am grateful for more efficient mediums for plus egg farming, pal point generation, and the ease in which monster experience or evolution materials can be pulled. All of this allows me to focus on the fun aspects of the game which are challenging descends and experimenting with new teams. Continue reading 900 Days of PAD and why I Keep Coming Back for More