This is gonna be a long story, but bear with me cause it’s my first actual post about games that I played.
I dont usually stick to mobile games too long. Either I got bored because of excessive unnecessary grinding or p2w style (looking at you Epic7) or I already achieved much of the stuff in the game, eg: Battle Cats. So when I got to try Arknights, I was hooked immediately. TD style with more elements than battlecats, not to mention cute Waifus available in there, what am I waiting for? Sign me up.
Early game was pretty rough for me. I rerolled more than 20 times during the banner of Magallan/Eyja as I was trying to get Eyja as my waifu but still fail to get any, so I stick with my original first account which had Hoshi and Magallan in it. It was fine until I get into chapter 3 and annihilation 2, where things get pretty rough due to my lack of proper roster and I dont really look into guides, so everything has extremely tight timing since the only pass in my book is 3 star pass HAHA.
Decided to splurge abit of my orundum during the Hellagur/Angelina so I can get Angelina as my only caster is Amiya but I failed and get Hellagur instead. It probably helped me quite a bit during the TW event, but he is not an operator you can fully utilize without E2ing him since he need that for survivability . But I got Myrtle. MULTIPLES of her. This is my first breakthrough. No longer do I have to pray my Courier/Hoshi survive fast enough to deploy others to start rolling. Decided to break my piggybank of certs and bought myself a Ptilopsis even though I wanted Angelina so badly. Game was faster and better, but I still lack a dedicated attacker. 4 10 HH only got me Hellagur and I was pretty sad during that time tbh.
Fast forward to last week, my Gf helped me to HH for one since I have only enough for one. Behold, I got SilverAsh as my first HH. I was screaming with joy. Had enough sanity potions and was lucky to have almost all the materials to E2 plus the LMD from the event, my first E2 is finally here in a day. He MADE THE GAME TOO EASY. His 3rd skill basically is my panic button to win. But I cant complain cause I know later content will be even harder.
@BadWolfVindici gave me a sound advice to save for W, but the temptation to pull Exu was too strong. I ended up getting Platinum as well as Greythroat from the previous banner. Not sure if I should continue pulling and just focus on them instead, but I dont really care at this point. This game is just too addictive for me. Right amount of grinding and difficulty and certainly not p2w is a huge plus in my book. Everything you do feel like you are achieving something which is important for me to continue. Seeing as I only focus one thing at a time, I chose AK over E7 after playing both of them together.
I know this might be some lame story, but I really want to share how I felt this game. TLDR, I love this game.