god I frickin’ love you what a mood
I’ve had dumb moments both in game and IRL, which included quitting F/GO for a while because Camelot was “impossible” (for context, I hadn’t max ascended a single servant. Details below.)
tl;dr: worked F/GO USA tour event and hadn’t been into/really playing game, so missed opportunity for waifu merch. later became stupidly obsessed ever since servant birthday lines and now eternal mad regretti spaghetti.
IRL: (under spoilers because verbose)
I downloaded the game and sorta started playing it in at the end of February 2019 since I was hired to help at one of the F/GO USA events.
I knew nothing about F/GO and didn’t care for it too much but had watched the OG Fate Stay Night anime (yes, the really bad one) and got really into the concept of Servants and stuff, and I thought I should at least try to have some knowledge about the game in case someone asked. I wasn’t super into it so I didn’t bother getting any merch and only looked around super casually as I passed by exhibits.
Fast forward ~6 months and while I am still F2P all my singular brain cell is constantly F/GO and I keep looking back and wishing with all my degenerate soul that I had gotten SOMETHING. ANYTHING!!! WHY DID I NOT GET THAT DUMBASS WASSUP MY HOMIES SHIRT SMH
The worst part is, I had two IRL friends who played F/GO at the time and one of them asked me for a keychain of her waifu Jalter and I was like cool beans lmao what an edgelord and happily got one for her buT A YEAR LATER I WAS STUPIDLY INTO F/GO AND USED MY VERY FIRST GRAILS ON JALTER BECAUSE I LOVED HER AFTER SHINUJUKU SO MUCH. I SHOULD’VE GOTTEN ONE OF THOSE KEYCHAINS. SHE’S ADORABLE. MHF:oiup(q*@#%P9TIRUJGDFO;MDSAFMV at least they didn’t have any Bedivere merch because if I’d skipped out on that as well I’d have to throw myself out the window.
The usual rookie mistakes of using SQ for revives, burning/combining “unnecessary” CE, pointless apple usage for basic grinding, rolling on story banner/banners that I didn’t really care about because I thought I should be using SQ as soon as I got them, etc. that’ve mostly already been mentioned on this thread…
One that I haven’t seen yet is that I thought that “recommended level” meant recommended master level and not servant level, so I never really bothered to level up/raise skills of any of my servants, which led to me dropping F/GO after only playing for about a month. I’d somehow managed to get to Camelot without a single max ascended servant iirc and was suddenly slammed with extremely unwinnable fights that were making me spend too much time on the game.
It probably didn’t help that I did the exact same thing that @crono_clone did re: not knowing what events were and skipping them, especially since the first one that I qualified for was also Guda Guda! I at least made some effort since my IRL friend told me Nobu was pretty good for a new F2P player like me but I didn’t take it very seriously (rip Nobu, permanently stuck at NP4. at least I got all of Chacha’s mats this year).
I dropped the game as soon as or a little before Chacha’s event ended since I didn’t care about berserkers at the time. It didn’t really help that the next event wasn’t until CCC which I was definitely not qualified for since I was stuck on Camelot.
Luckily, I’d finally met up with my friend IRL; they took one look at my roster and were like how the actual ■■■■ have you gotten this far with your pitifully underleveled Servants??? and I finally realized that the only reason it was impossible was because of how impossibly dumb I’d been. Still didn’t get back online since I was like meh whatever I’ve quit anyway.
…but then I decided to be a true degenerate and go online just on my birthday so I could hear Liz and Enkidu, my first 4* and 5*, wish me happy birthday (I thought that you had to talk to your servants in My Room until they said the birthday line and it could only be on your exact birthday). And then in the name of equality I had to talk to all my servants until they gave me the birthday line. And then I already had the game on and oh look at this good GOLDEN BOY don’t I want to welcome him into my Chaldea?
And the rest is history. (rip Golden Catches the Carp.) I haven’t missed a single event since and would’ve had a 365day login streak by my bday except that one 24 hour maintenance period that messed it up for everyone. I think nowadays the only particularly stupid thing I still do is not saving SQ/tickets for the servants that I really love, since it’s possible to spend over 1k SQ and still not get a character.