TesFest in JP introduces high-difficulty fights called Tesla Cups consisting of old CQs (Fuuma CQ from Summer 4, as an example). Click here for the full list. Those CQs brought back memories of our noob version struggling to stay alive, let alone clearing the CQs. I admit I couldn’t defeat Crab CQ from Summer 1 rerun, since I didn’t have many servants raised back then. Now I think I can clear it without issues.
As stated in the link above, Tesla Cups have several challenges:
- you can not borrow support servants. no double OP supports nor borrowing soloer
- each servant can only be used once if you want to fight the last CQ (that gives crystallized lore)
The challenge would be ideal in a game where the average acquisition rate is… idk, let’s say 70% or above. But this is FGO, a game that is known to be cruel on this part. I don’t have the statistic but I guess the average acquisition rate is around 50%, considering that more than half are gold servants.
Back to TesFest, how about the newbies and casuals? Are low rarities and welfares–and maybe Waver from 6th anniversary’s Free SSR summon–enough to clear all those CQs? I see a lot of casuals–on reddit, facebook, discord, etc-- struggling to min max due to their limited rosters.
The player base often praises FGO as a F2P-friendly game. “You can clear the story with friend’s OP servants,” “low rarities are useful in FGO,” they said. But, I became doubtful after many story-locked fights in recent Lostbelts and no-support rule in the current TesFest CQs.
Now the main topic of this thread: Do you (still) think FGO an F2P-friendly game?