Good day everyone,
This is just my personal thoughts and experience after playing AK for about 60days. Should I stop or keep going?, this question been lingering in my mind lately as i wrote this post.
Feel free to share your story or even ask, maybe we could satisfy your cultured minds.
And I beg your pardon for my lacking at pouring my word, as English is not my first tongue, therefore i apologize in advance, hope you guys get what I’m trying to interpret.
Let’s start about what do i have now,
90 Ops with only 6 E2
story 6 completed in day 40 or so
Base already fully upgraded within 2 week, and maxed for all Ambience and complete auto Annihilation3 in a month.
At first, I thought this is a P2W game, but after only 1st day i realise, nope… We can grind stuff, with time and a few resource spend, I can do this.
Then, about gacha… Hohoho this is not a new stuff for me and many of you also, as we occasionally find a game with this type, but TD mechanics? That’s rare.
Nope, not my kind of play style, when I dig down what intrigued my mind, There is no going back.
First jump all the way.
And i don’t even know such thing exist smh.
First day experience,
Been interested how the TD works in waifu’s game type, and wanna try my luck in several attempt at free gacha in the beginning (just like any other game).
and the reality…
At first, "okay… not bad for TD mechanics, It’s easy as it should be for beginner, but for me the story, it’s too damn long hahaha… First few hours just for that one.
Finally the awaited moments, core of the game.
I don’t have any idea who the hell and at what extend those Ops usefulness in the first banner.
I just want to try my luck and see what I’ve got, and boom
I got 2 6*, Shining and Hoshi
For 5*, 2 Zima, 2 Ptilopsis and Liskarm.
And few gacha after that is just random stuff, some 4 and 5, and one or two 6.
I have no idea what to do, so many high rarity for me at that time. And that’s make me interested even more,
“Who are they? How did i suppose to use them? Role? Upgrading cost?” So many question.
Then i started to find any guide available, GP help me the most, but yeah… Can’t get a hold a lot of information at once in the first day, but that help me decide… I should keep going, even starting to buy monthly pack.
It’s not much, but it’s an honest work.
I keep playing, keep learning, and it’s CC0 at that time, in it last few days, of course i can’t keep up hahahaha, later i know CC are for veterans.
Youtube channel help out the most, most notable KyostinV and Eckogen.
also entertain us with meme compilation and short animation, music also a good point.
After getting a little about the game and already plan to build my late game composition, I still lacking a lot, experience and of course, Operator.
But low rarity guide in youtube gave so many great learning material, it made us think, not only for beginners, but also for veterans.
Composition, basic mechanics, what we have, what we need in map, alternative Ops, so many potential. And such complexity… Is what i strive for.
And thus, with limited operator i keep going, building and finishing Base asap. Then after a few weeks things started to get weird…
My team composition, although it’s not perfect, it’s pretty complete, and also their each ability really help to hasten the advance.
I assume the progress are quite real, getting all of those guide really pays off.
Then, it’s about gacha and recruitment…
After a month, there are several… If not many, spook all the way.
Silverash from Rec, damn, my first E2 units
Schwing Schwing Lord step up the game even more.
Then, several 5*, even not used, It really makes me happy having them to complete the archive.
Back to the first day, getting Shining and Ptilopsis means that Healer role is check.
Zima also have good sync with other Vanguard, for beginner, it helps a lot.
Defender with Liskarm and Cuora should be enough, i can’t afford to upgrade my Hoshi, Gummy not used.
Sniper? Not a chance, i keep using Jessica and Meteor for a long time, Kroos on standby, for Aoe only Shirayuki.
Specialist, basic push and pull used, Orchid for slow, and Gravel and Red still not used, only after TW event i started using and realise how good Gravel was.
Caster? No big names also, best I got is Gitano, only after failing Eyja banner 30x, I bought her in shop, after that… Her E2 is another step up for me hehehe. She fills the role of ST and Aoe Caster at once.
I forgot the rest, it’s just niche units I guess, and I keep using several 3* for alternatives.
As SilverAsh and Eyja become my first two E2 Ops, because i realise I’m lacking in offense, it’s an overkill.
And help me trough several event and getting all Medal.
Then I got another 6* from rec, Saria.
The tag are meant for her, defender and support, beside Top Operator of course. I couldn’t believe my eyes that time, as for Healing Defender role is what i need, my 6th E2.
I always try to get guaranteed 5* in every new Banner along the way, as a beginner it helps completing my Squad composition and archive.
TW event, Nightingale and Suzuran, 2 Banner at once,
I got them both, with a single pull, that’s some crazy stuff happened that night, I didn’t use Nightingale as i already got Ptilopsis from the start, and love her SP boost at E2.
For Suzuran, since i heard she will be used in later event, I immediately upgrade her as my 4th E2. And also really useful in TW event.
The failed pull, aside from Eyja, is Hellagur and Ange, also Skadi event. Damn it hurts, but… Skadi is coming again, as i wrote this, the story is different.
Then few 5* banner, thank God i got them below 10pull, sometimes below 5, the only thing in my mind is gratitude for whomever God out there that help me hehehe.
Less resource used for later event.
I forgot about Myrtle, as a 4* Vanguard she is a beast, immediate E2 for S1M3 help me getting all Medal in CC1.
You guys should use her asap. Paired with any needed vanguard, you will have a fast start, and thus snowballing your game progress. Mainly used for challenge map and faster clearance farming mats.
Not long after her, Texas come from recruitment, and already put my Siege on max E1, my Vanguard squad almost complete hahaha.
Last, it’s Grani re run Event, 3 banner at once
Skadi, Chen, and 5*.
Been preparing for this circumstances, i assume to spend 30 pull for guaranteed. But fate tells another story… Within only 10 pulls, 3 of them are on my squad.
More resources saved for later event yeaay.
Considering my Bad luck in any other game, I find this quite disturbing, as if it’s keeping my ego satisfied with several Ops for late game build, some used some still stay as L1 hahaha.
Another main target is, Hellagur, Bagpipe, Nian maybe
and Ange, and the rest for completing archives.
I find the game quite stagnant, since I thought I already have most of role needed complete. Thus make me think,
So this is the phase the veterans talk about, I might not on their positions yet, but having this a lot of great Ops made me wonder. Cycles will continue, up and down, waiting new event, this stagnation… will this ever end?
The joy, excitement, satisfaction, I hope i could make this until the server closed.
That’s all for now
Sorry for the long post, and my word a bit repetitive and weird hahaha, Thanks for your time.