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hawk222 last won the day on February 11

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Please note that this stream may contain spoilers for Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind.
  1. ^Agreed. Even if it was a swastika, it's the original symbol (the one that means success/good luck), not the Nazi symbol. You can tell based on whether the spokes point clockwise or counterclockwise.
  2. Huh, what an interesting connection. (Btw, Type-0 was a great game)
  3. You should take advantage of it, but it would be a good idea to wait until it gets updated on 2/6. For now, just hold onto the medals you have. In terms of which medals you should sell, there's a lot. The game doesn't care whether they're 5*, 6*, or 7*. What it does care about is the tier level. So if you have a 5* T2 Donald, it'll still be worth 2 points (just like a 7* T2 Hercules would also be only 2 points). It's up to you if you want to keep one of every medal (collectors usually do), but for the most part, you can sell every T2-T7 medal you have. Be aware of what you're getting rid of before you commit to anything, though: there are still a small handful of T4, T6, and T7 medals that can be upgraded to T9 if you have enough of them. Also, never unequip a medal that is being used to boost your subslots: there's no guarantee you'll be able to replace it, and that would weaken your setups.
  4. The traits you have are all pretty great already, but you'll want to replace that Def +2000 with something better. The game doesn't say it, but that trait is effectively worthless and has been since traits were introduced. Ideally, you'd want air defense -60, or possibly another raid +40. If you were talking about which skill to give it, though, I'd say something like Atk Boost 11 Max + GA 0 (or GA 1/GA 2, if you have any of them).
  5. So, the update finally came, and with it come 4 new medals with a new mechanic. So, this Supernova Restore mechanic is great and all, as long as your medals have Supernovas that can boost your STR. Restoring anything else is essentially just a waste of time, given how things have gotten. A few things to note about these medals. First: the individual medals (Terra, Aqua, Ven) don't boost your STR. Be aware of that and keep in mind that it could end up decreasing your overall damage output. Second: these are the only Upright medals that will restore Power/Speed/Magic Supernovas. This means that if we ever see another medal that restores Power/Speed/Magic Supernovas, it'll have to be a Reverse medal. They didn't say that the combined TVA medal would be the only Upright medal to restore Upright Supernovas, though, so expect to see more like that one. Speaking of TVA, point 3: this medal is way too expensive. It costs 280 VIP coins, which means you have to pull 28 times (just short of doing the mercy on each of the 3 banners), and that means you have to have 84,000 jewels. Unless you spend real money on this game on a regular basis, DO NOT chase this medal. And even if you do spend regularly, it's still hard to advocate for getting it. Maybe we'll get another shot at the medal in the future, but for now, consider it a lost cause. Now, should you pull for any of these medals? Honestly, it doesn't seem all that necessary. It's a little too soon to tell if these medals are something everyone needs or if they're just a novelty for those fortunate enough to pull them. Ideally, wait until the banner is about to end to see what's coming next before you decide if you want to pull or save. The points banner is a godsend for a large chunk of players. So many of us had a bunch of T4, T5, etc. medals being used in subslots, and most of those medals got replaced by the Kyroo medals. Before this banner, the idea was to either sell the old medals or use them for trait rolls (if you still care to trait outdated medals). Now, though, those of us who hoarded the old medals and duplicates can finally get rewarded. Every pull costs 100 points, and each (attacking) medal you sell gives you points equal to its tier level. Note: a 6* T5 medal is worth the same amount as a 7* T5 medal. Each pull is for a single Supernova+ medal, including some of the ones that were previously exclusive (Xigbar, Demyx, the Foretellers, DFF Sephiroth, etc.). Now, while this is a great deal, you may also get some lackluster results (things like T8 Starlight or T8 Dark Riku). Another thing to keep in mind is that this banner lasts throughout the month, and that means that you can sell any of your junk medals from any pulls you do during that time as well. However, it's not advised to waste jewels on pulls just to try and get trash to sell for points. Just let these things come naturally, and you're sure to get at least a few medals you wanted. The only other thing to talk about is the Keyblade War completion campaign. While the event isn't going away, it is rewarding those who can complete it now. And really, with our medals being as strong as they are now, this should be pretty doable for a large chunk of the playerbase. Remember: if you need any help, it never hurts to ask.
  6. Well, here's to a new year. Peter Pan: the medal that most of us didn't think would be coming. I mean, he's not even a KH3 medal! But anyway, the medal itself is pretty good. It covers a chunk of buffs and debuffs, though not all of them. It gives a pretty hefty STR boost with its Supernova giving an even larger boost (though that's basically all the Supernova is good for). All in all, it's a nice medal to have. I don't think it's the kind that you need to rush out and get before the week is over, but it'll be nice to have should you get it. At the time of this reply being posted, the UX event is over and all 5 unions have confirmed a victory over the crab. Expect to receive your rewards on Tuesday/Wednesday as indicated. The other thing that's over is the New Year event quests for a free 5000 jewels. Sorry if you missed it, but you can still get an additional 5000 jewels as a login bonus until next month, so be sure to claim that! There are 2 events right now that require large amounts of AP to challenge. The first is the event coin event from which you can earn Kyroo subslot medals. The second is the gem event from which you have a chance to earn Power, Speed, and Magic gems. The smart thing to do is to go for the event coin quests first. The main reason for this is that the event ends halfway through the month (and will likely be replaced by a new event of the same type with different rewards) and because event coins are a guaranteed drop. On the other hand, the gem event lasts the whole month and only promises "a chance" to get gems, so you may end up unintentionally wasting your AP. That's not to say you shouldn't attempt the gem event, but be wise about how you spend your AP: go for the guarantee before going for the chance. As for the avatar boards, it's looking like a mixed bag. Obviously you'll want to pass on the old 2500 jewel boards. The skills aren't bad but we're slowly moving away from AB7 and AB8, so it's not really worthwhile. You can buy Second Chance 4 in the Moogle Shop for 500 jewels, too, so it being available in an avatar board doesn't mean as much. (Side note: since these boards cost 2500 when they were available the first time, they really ought to be 1500 jewels this time.) I shouldn't have to say it, but the Meow Wow boards are straight up passes. Those skills are too outdated to be worth 5000 jewels, and I'm almost insulted by that price. As I mentioned earlier, AB7 and AB8 skills are on the way out, so I can't really recommend the FF boards either. We have better Lux++ skills available, DB6 isn't as useful as DB5 and 6Max, and they've even got one of those AP+ and Lux+ skills (without the "Max" part that's so important). It's a shame, too, because these are some great outfits. Finally, there's the new Bernard and Bianca boards. If I'm being honest, these boards are a bit of a letdown. While the skills they offer are good, they're almost an exact copy of the 2 boards that just left the shop (with Poison instead of Paralysis) plus 2 extra skills. DB6Max is nice but hasn't proven itself all that necessary (unless you're aiming for top 1000 in PVP). AB8Max+Lux++ is a good skill, though there have been better ways to get it. Then there's the bear pet: that's right, the most useless part of this board (since pet appearances mean nothing). These boards have no right costing 7770 jewels, and they probably only justify it by including the bear pet parts. Do yourself a favor and save your 7770 jewels for a better board.
  7. Wow, it's been a little while since we had one of these updates. I guess everyone has things they have to do, and honestly, posting these updates is not exactly a high-priority task. Anyway, not much to say. The new boards are pretty good, so getting one or both of them wouldn't be a bad idea. But remember: only buy what you need, and try not to buy something because you think you might need it in the future.
  8. I don't usually say much about VIP, but this time I need to speak up. This is not a "Cyber Monday" deal: this is the exact same offer they've been bundling with VIP for the last few weeks/months. A real Cyber Monday deal would offer something we don't usually have access to. Since I'm here, I'll go ahead and add on a part about this week's Union Cross. The "Message Board Arrives" bubble is referring to 2 of the boards that are available this week, and they're basically full of new chat phrases and the regular amount of jewels. The interesting part about the phrases is that they're all things that have been said in the mainline KH games. So, if you want to sound a little bit more like a KH character, you might go and get the phrases this week.
  9. This is a little dirty. While the boosters are what you should go for first, the fact that the Magic gems can be farmed is too good to pass up! So basically, you should aim to get the boosters as quickly as possible, then immediately switch to farming for gems. Rest in peace, my AP. Despite my dislike of all things Frozen (except Marshmallow: he gets a pass), I'm obligated to advise you to pull for Elsa. She's basically Monster Sora, Anti-Aqua, and Invi all rolled into 1 medal. The reflect she offers still gives you 100%, too, so it's extra appealing for PVP. On top of that, her STR boosts last for 2 turns instead of the usual 1 turn (previously seen with Vexen). That being said, she does lose some of her usefulness outside of PVP (the defense break is worthless against anything that's not a player), and the banner is back to having all of the older medals (forget about pulling Luxord or a Foreteller). Regardless, it's a reasonably good deal, so you wouldn't be wasting jewels if you went for the mercy. Speaking of a return to form, the boards are all pretty passable. The only ones that could be worthwhile are the Holiday Night Santa boards, though Atk Boost 7 and 8 are not really worth going for anymore (unless they have Lux++).
  10. The only real thing I have to talk about this time is the new medal. Terranort is an appealing medal to a F2P player like myself. Most Reverse STR boosting medals have been locked behind VIP, so having this medal break that trend is nice. However, it's also a Reverse Speed medal, which means it can be hard to fit it into a setup. Sure, it can be placed on any Keyblade in the friend slot, but you end up losing out on the Reverse STR boosts for most of your turn. It's almost like they planned for that since the multiplier increases after you've used other special attacks. In terms of medal stats, this one is similar to SN++ CoM Sora, though it has fewer hits and boosts your defense/lowers the enemy's attack with its Supernova. The banner itself is ok, what with it being a guaranteed mercy instead of a 1-in-3 mercy, but there's also the lower mercy for VIP which is unfortunate. Overall, I'd say wait: we're close to Black Friday, so a better deal may come along. If nothing else does come, though, then I don't think pulling for this guy would be a huge mistake.
  11. Where did this topic even come from?? Must have been posted in the wrong section and then moved because today is the first I'm seeing of it. I don't have much time, and the banner ends soon, so I'll just do a quick summary. New Mickey boards good, all old Mickey boards bad (except Fantasia Mickey). Foretellers banner is bait to make you spend jewels before Black Friday but that doesn't mean it's bad bait. Might be worthwhile if you only have 1 Foreteller/T10 medal, otherwise probably pass. ONLY DO 1 MERCY, STOP AFTER THAT.
  12. This new Sora looks like a nice medal and all, but his aren't really that different compared to medals like Ultimate Form Sora and 2nd Form Sora. Even though the new Supernova++ aspect is interesting, it doesn't feel like something you need to rush to get. The banners are split between VIP and F2P again, though fortunately there's none of that "1 out of 3" nonsense. If you have VIP, it wouldn't hurt to get this medal. For F2P players, though, I recommend waiting. Keep in mind that November is when we get Black Friday deals, so keep that in your mind when spending jewels this month. The Heartless event is pretty easy, similar to the daily Halloween event from last month. As for Union Cross, it's another grindfest, though this time it's for basic rewards like Chips, Dales, Brooms, and Mirrors. If you don't think you can manage all of the boards (and who could blame you, with next week being a raid week), try to at least get the free jewels from these boards. Remember: there are about 2 of each board, so don't forget the jewels from them!
  13. Ok, so the one thing you need to consider is that there's no "one size fits all" setup. Different events call for different setups, so anything provided here won't necessarily be the setup you'll use all the time. The other thing to remember is that different Keyblades require different attributes to be effective. You always want to start off your setup with a buffer that raises your general STR and lowers the enemy's general DEF. If you can, you'll also want to raise/lower the attribute STR/DEF too (Power, Magic, Speed, Upright, Reverse). Right now, the best medal you have for that is your SN HD Xion (1st pic, 2nd row, 3rd from the right). That'll give you enough general STR/DEF but you'll need to use other medals to get the remaining attribute STR/DEF. Keep in mind that Xion only offers Reverse, not Upright, so she won't be ideal for every setup. Other buffer medals that you can use are SN+ KH3 Sora, SN+ KH3 Riku, and SN+ KH3 Young Xehanort. Side note: you also have buffers like KH2 Kairi EX+, Aced EX+, and Invi EX+. These ones are overwrite medals. Instead of giving you something like +5 when you cast them, they automatically set the STR/DEF to a specific number. This can be great if the enemy has something like +10 Gen DEF (because the overwrite would put them at -15 Gen DEF), but it can also overwrite your own STR/DEF. (Example: you have +15 Gen STR and an enemy has +10 Gen DEF. If you used an overwrite medal that said "7 STR, enemy -7 DEF", your own STR would be reduced from +15 to +7 and the enemy's DEF would be reduced to -7 DEF. In this case, you would have to use another medal to boost your own STR back up.) Overwrite buffer medals should always be used at the beginning of your setup, never in the middle. After your buffer, your second medal should be something that will help with the remaining STR/DEF you're missing (unless your buffer covered literally everything for you). Medals like SN+ HD Aqua and SN+ HD Terra are good examples of this. You can also use medals like SN KH3 Goofy, SN KH3 Donald, SN KH3 Woody, SN KH3 Buzz, SN KH3 Mike, SN KH3 Pete, and SN KH3 Maleficent. Once you've gotten all of your buffs and debuffs taken care of, everything else should focus on dealing damage. Every other medal from your 1st picture would qualify, though Pirate Sora should be used at the end of your setup (since he uses up all of your remaining gauges). Most of the medals from your 2nd and 3rd pics are too weak to be very helpful, though some standout medals are SN KH3 Flame Core and SN KH3 Neoshadow (but again, they're not very strong).
  14. Well, happy November to everyone! Except that I've been meaning to reply to this since October... Once again, Reverse STR boosting medals are locked behind VIP. While the Trick Ghost is a good medal, I don't know that he's worth it if he's the only reason that you're buying VIP. Second Form Sora is an excellent medal to have. For those who were playing just before the anniversary, you may remember us getting a similar deal with Ultimate Form Sora, who continues to be a great medal even 2 months after his debut. 2 things to keep in mind when using this medal are 1) he does affect counters and 2) he does not do super effective damage regardless of attribute. However, he does give quite a respectable STR boost to Upright medals, a feature that makes him very appealing. In addition to his stats and abilities, there's currently a Moogle Shop deal that allows you to buy 30 Second Form Sora trait medals for just 300 jewels. This mirrors the 30 trait medals we received for Ultimate Form Sora, though not for free this time. For 15,000 jewels and a guaranteed 5-pull mercy, this is one banner that you won't want to pass on. This is a bit late, but this banner began in October, which meant that any VIP coins you got while pulling for this medal would expire at the end of the month. Had this message been posted earlier, I would've recommended waiting until Friday (November 1) to pull so that your VIP coins could be applied to the month of November instead. The new Hector board continues the trend of new avatar boards being pretty worthwhile investments. 2 Atk Boost 10 Max skills will be helpful for your newer medals, and Def Boost 6 Max is finally available to non-VIP players. While the Def Boost skill is appealing, some have said that the difference in defense between it and Def Boost 5 Max is not noticeable enough to warrant rushing to grab the skill. Which is not to say you shouldn't use it, but don't expect it to dramatically change your game (according to some). The Kyroo medals are back as Union Cross rewards this time, and they're stackable as of Thursday (10/31). While it will take a fair amount of coins to get them all (750,000), this still isn't nearly as bad as the grind required a couple of weeks back when gems were the prize. As long as you hit the bonus hours and supplement that with non-bonus hour grinding, you should be able to collect everything. Finally, the High Score Challenge is back, and the prize is... gems. And useless skills. ...Again. Shocking.
  15. I'm a bit late to this, especially in terms of the banners, but I'm here now. Ok, so we'll start with the avatar boards. The new Miguel board is nice, though it would be nice if that Atk Boost 7 Max and Lux++ was an Atk Boost 8 instead. Still, not a bad board to go for. The Halloween Cat boards are really only worthwhile if you need the Lux++ skills (which is a shame because they look really cool). The Werewolf boards are nice, though they're on the edge of usefulness since we're starting to move away from Atk Boost 7s. The Halloween Crow boards are basically a slightly lower powered version of the Miguel boards: if you need a lux skill or Second Chance, go with Miguel. Halloween Doctor/Nurse, Halloween Goofy, and Halloween Donald are all easy skips. Now, onto the more time-sensitive items: the returning banners. Long story short, I don't recommend pulling on these banners. Neither medal is really worth a 10-pull mercy, especially when Aced was available as a (potential) 5-pull mercy before. Dark Riku is good for PVP, but he's not the best and would be best if obtained from a better banner. Aced, on the other hand, is a fine medal and great as a finisher. But aside from damage (and his STR boost), he doesn't have much to offer. Save your jewels and wait for better banners (or pull on the Saix/Vexen/Luxord banner, if you want). Finally, the October challenge. This guy is basically a re-skinned version of the Kurt Zisa superboss from KH1. The main reason for that is likely because the boss was named after a real person (as part of winning a contest), so they want to avoid using it when they can (probably something to do with royalties and whatnot). The Savage Vanguard is a peculiar enemy. He starts every quest by poisoning you, which will be a killing strike by Quest 7 (though you can survive all of his attacks with a Def Boost 3 Max or higher). By about the midway point, he gains a red counter (total number of medals used) which later becomes a blue counter (total number of hits). Also around the midway point, you'll no longer be able to use 0 gauge cost medals, which means you'll probably need to use a copy medal to copy your buffer. Lastly, and most annoying: he has a reflect shield that actually changes attributes between turns. Your 1st turn will have no reflect shield, then 2nd turn will be Speed reflect, followed by Magic reflect on the 3rd turn, and Power reflect on the 4th turn. While this seems like a lot to take in, it's actually a lot easier to manage than you think. The main focus here is the changing reflect shield. You should be able to use a strategy that lets you build up STR boosts during your turn, then use the right medal to attack his shield. When done properly, this causes him to kill you before your turn ends, and this keeps his reflect shield from switching to a different attribute and also allows you to keep the STR boosts you built up on the previous turn. For example: 5000 STR gained in 1 turn stacks to become 10,000 STR on the following turn, and 15,000 STR on the turn after that. You'll need to make sure that your attacking medals have Ground DEF -60 traits (a pet trait of Ground DEF -20 can also work, though it allows for less damage). STR traits will also be helpful, as well as Extra Attack traits. If you choose to use an Ultimate Form Sora in your setup, keep in mind that it will be reflected back at you by the Speed reflect shield. Despite the medal being super-effective against any attribute, it still gets reflected since it's a Speed medal (but for some reason it doesn't get absorbed by enemies with Speed absorb abilities?). As one last note on this, remember that this is a jewel event, so don't waste jewels trying to get jewels. If you're going to pull, don't do it just so you can get the prizes from this set of quests. Spending jewels to earn jewels is almost always a net loss on the player's part.
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