Orb Tracking, Orb Counting, Orb Saving Advice, Orb Management (who to go for/when). Whatever you want to call the thread, whatever you need this thread to be to ultimately help you save/use orbs - goes here, as well as healthy discussion, debates, help with builds if needed - basically a one stop thread, but the main goal is to help everyone stay strong for their goal, regardless if the goal is Waifu/Husbando, Arena Core/Fodder, AR Core/Fodder, or Need to Catch them All or +10ing that one unit.
The General Information Here
(and you know - basic “how we save oodles”)
1: Whatever you are saving for - we are here to help.
2: If you feel tempted - talk to us first, work it out, maybe we can turn the tide, or justify the pulling
3: If you do spend - have a firm budget (financially/f2p-ily),
4: Don’t feel guilty even if it doesn’t go well. Sometimes it’s worth it to risk it for the biscuit, and work with the knowledge we know first hand. Summoning is a part of the game and even in it’s frustrating best, it can be fun to get new skills/toys to play with. There are no judgements here. (Only orb assassins).
Other things to bear in mind -
On Average we get a median of 300 orbs. Some months it’s less, sometimes it’s more, but most of the time you are going to be kissing 300 orbs
Spark Banners are New Hero Banners only. (generally associated with Forging Bonds we’ve yet to have a new hero banner that comes with a Tempest so we don’t know how that works with tickets. (eventually we will see). Optimally it is best to do full circles w/your tickets for orb efficiency (apprx 130-140 orbs). If you Snipe you look at 165. This might be good to consider for future budgeting
Special Hero Banners - unless it’s a hero you want, a skill you need it might be better to wait for double special hero banners (albeit the trade off is the sharing colour might not be strong. so it depends on what you are feeling. These last for a month so sometimes it’s better to wait. Some people like to get in, and get out. We will help you through it.
Double Special Hero Banners are 6% rate up banners for the current seasonals released this year - which run every Legendary Month - that is: February, April, June, August, October, and December. (note that these are also heavy banner months to begin with with Golden Week (April), October/December start of the New Book/Halloween/Christmas/New Year onslaught of banners)
* August will be Valentines 2020/Spring 2020 * October will be Start of it All/Brides 2020 * December will be Summer 2020 Banner 1 and Banner 2. (these are just guesses, but keep that in the back of your mind)
Choose Your Legends Happens every August/Early September with voting happening in Late January. It is good to have saved (on average) about 500-1000 orbs if you want fodder. apprx 1500-2000 orbs if you want to attempt to +10 (or as many merges as possible). You can lock it all down, or spend apprx 100-150 orbs a month to get fodder/spark. (this might be the best way). Give yourself wiggle room.
Calendar releases apprx the 10th/11th of every month. We will break it down in terms of fodder/whom it might be for people in save mode.
Orbs in mailbox is safe - if it has a date on it - claim it right away. if no date, it is safe. (some people save all the mail in there - some people claim it whatever works for you.
Truthfully - saving can be difficult, esp. that losing your stash can happen so easily. But hopefully we can help each other have fun while we save. At the end of the day - it will be worth it once you can have what you want in your barracks with enough shots at the can. However you want to report (daily/weekly/monthly orb/resource accounts is fine by verbal, or photo) - we’re all here to support one another.
And if you find yourself enjoying your time in the little orb saving “community” we’ve got going on in here, there’s more where that came from! Feel free to hit up the Orb Savers Discord server to join in on more in-depth or off-topic discussion with your fellow savers (or, once registered with a Discord account but don’t use the app, the browser version–you may need to ask for an invite via this method). After all, we’d like to keep this thread as on-topic for its main purpose as possible–but who are we to turn down further activity and discussion, whether it’s related to orb value or not? Anyone is welcome to join, even lurkers without GP accounts (although you should consider signing up and participating here too–we don’t bite)! Whatever you want to discuss in more detail–upcoming new heroes, receiving or giving orb spending advice, showing off your (un)lucky spending results, or chatting about anything you fancy…feel free to drop in! And hey, maybe participating can help take your mind off of spending those precious orbs if you’re tempted…
Bottom line–if you want it. We will help you achieve it. Let’s Save!