Summoners War a Month in Review (3/27/17 to 4/2/17)


Summoners War a Month in Review (3/27/17 to 4/2/17)

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Wow I’m lazy.  This past month had been really hard for me to stay on top of a weekly blog, and apologies to those who reached out, and wanted to hear about how my progression was doing.  With that said this week I am going to take a look a look back at the whole month of March! We start that Summoners War Homonuculus grind, do we finish?

Theme

This week’s theme will be centered on laziness.  I’m kidding, I am actually going to focus on Homunculus!  Yeah, that’s right.  The main reason is because in the month of March I was able to summon the beast mode monster, along with a few other things.

Month of March

In the past month I made some major strides along a bunch of lines.  Instead of trying to write it all out I’m actually going to take a little bit of a different approach by listing out a bunch of things that happened:

  • Completed Level-Up Event
  • 6* Lisa (Rational was for raid)
  • 6* Astar (Improve completion expectancy with Necromancer B10 – It worked)
  • Completed Friends Event
  • Hall of Heroes: Fire Samurai (B6)
  • Week of 3/13 I started Hommie Grind
  • TOAN 100 Completed
  • Summon Session: Chasing Trophy Monsters – Orion Attempt Second Try (Summoned Iris)
  • Awakened Kumar
  • Awakened Iris
  • 6* Sigmarus (Help Fire Rift)
  • Week or 3/27 Summoned Homunculus
  • Real-Time Arena Placement

Chasing Trophy Monsters Orion

I like to think the list above is a fairly good chunk of stuff I was able to complete over the last month despite some actually technology issues with my phone.  I have an HTC One M9, and it’s been over heating all the time.  I recently went in to get it replaced, and in doing so lost some videos like the Homunculus summoning, unfortunately I did not have it backed up.

On top of it all the majority of the down time was honestly spent grind double experience.  As you can see I was able to 6* three monsters in the month of March which is three times my average on one a month.  Mainly due to the timing of the events that occurred in the month.

Homunculus

Honestly in my opinion once you start hitting A’s on the rifts Homunculus is very doable.  I sort of was needing some change from all the double experience grinding so I decided to occasionally rift, which turned into I’m going to farm Homunculus.  However, the thing to know is once you do summon him, you still need to farm skills, skill him up, six star, awaken, and rune.  Your job is not done, and that’s when the Homunculus life really begins.

In all honesty I was told not to focus on Homunculus from multiple sources due to where my account was at.   However, I felt that trying to continue to tweak a monster here and there or swap out wasn’t going to improve my game enough at the pace I wanted to make that time worth it.  That is one additional reason why I decided to farm Homunculus.

Obviously I now have Homunculus, but in looking back on that choice I believe it was the right one to make.  Mainly because it allowed me a casual break in the farming that I had currently been doing, and it was a nice change of pace for something that I found of value.

Rune Update

Giant B10 Run Count: 278

Dragon B10 Run Count: 756

Necromancer B10 Run Count: 139

The_Stand Guild Wars

Honestly I have been embarrassed over the last few weeks since we have not had good participation.  Last week was a bit of a different story at least, and we pulled off some wins.  Please feel free to hit us up and join the crew on Global Server.

Rating: N/A

Rank: N/A

GamertagMythras PvP

After the UI change for the PvP this really took a back seat for me.  I have not been cleaning out my 10 attacks when I should be.

Rating: N/A

Rank: N/A

Notable Mentions

For this month of effort please see the list above.

Summary

A lot has happened over the month of March! I just need to soak it all in, and figure out my next steps which will be to continue working on my Hommie.  I am very happy I was able to accomplish so much over the last month and get some lucky summons.  Until next time Summoners keep on summoning.

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Run Times:

GB10: 2:03

DB10: 3:11

NB10: 2:41

TOAN: 100 Completed

TOAH: 75+

Summoners War a Week in Review (1/16/17 to 1/22/17)



Summoners War a Week in Review (1/16/17 to 1/22/17)

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This week was a focus on Summoners War Giants B10 Drop Rates.  Essentially, I probably spent a majority of the week compiling all the data from the runs pre update v3.2.1.  On top of that I held a summoning session, and got myself a new Ifrit!

Theme

Analytics was the name of the game last week! The theme of this week’s blog is Summoners War decision making via analytics.  Early in the week I held a “Chasing Trophy Monsters” summoning session.  In those summoning sessions I typically purchase premium packs, then do the summoning.  This helps for multiple things with account growth.  It’s a great source of fodder, which I spent four days last week grinding experience.  The potential monster diversity as well is always a good benefit along with a chance at a game changing monster.  However, I don’t go into the sessions expecting a killer summon.  In fact, in all summoning sessions I have summoned one nat5 monster.

Chasing Trophy Monsters

In the session if you watched the video you will see as mentioned above I typically purchase the premium packs, but in this particular session I held back.  I wanted to analyze my data on mystical scroll drops of Giants B10 before making the purchases, and found some interesting numbers.

Giants B10 Drop Rates

What I find in the video is that in my opinion vs. farming giants for mystical scrolls you are better off using your crystals to purchase the mystical scrolls via premium packs.  Noticeably, this created quite a stir in the community, because current belief is you should do one of two things:

  • Never buy Premium Packs
  • Use crystals to refresh magic shop and purchase Mystical Scrolls with excess crystals

In reality my personal opinion of the two is this:

  • You should buy premium packs, but not for the necessary intent of expecting godly summons, but rather for monster diversity
  • There are trade offs with the shop, and its not even a mid-game strategy in my opinion but more for a 1-5 percenter in Summoners War

I will definitely say this though, if you look at it from a broader strategy of acquiring legendary scroll pieces, potential runes, and other items you should definitely not purchase premium packs.  It’s important to point out there was a very nicely written opinion around Magic Shop Refreshes this week with data from swarfarm.com (Which I am not a contributor to currently or have been asked to speak on their behalf).  The collective effort for aggregated data collection happening for us will immediately impact our further understanding of Summoners War.  The one caveat is like always data can be misinterpreted or misconstrued at times, and that is one issue with publishing open data.

Additionally, I hope to do additional analysis on the Magic Shop myself to present some arguments to the community.  However, as noted I still am in the midsts of processing a lot of data, and collecting additional data.  On top of that I can’t forget to keep up with the Joneses by actually playing and enjoying the game!

Rune Update

I did not make big strides in the Rune Update section this week.

Final Giant B10 Run Count: 797* Corrected for bad data

Final Dragon B10 Run Count: 227

V3.2.1 Giant B10 Run Count: 19 (will update next week)

V3.2.1 Dragon B10 Run Count: 86 (will update next week)

The_Stand Guild Wars

This week was a bad performance for us going 3-8.

Rating: 963

Rank: 20247

GamertagMythras PvP

A mediocre week in my personal PVP.  Made Fighter 1 for the week, and I didn’t spend a lot of time on PvP.

Rating: 1209

Rank: 67261

Notable Mentions

Experience Grinding

I was able to take Fire Ifrit Tesarion from his 5 star Summon to 6 stars.  Then I was able to level him to 36.  I spent the majority of the week focused on experience grinding.

Secret Dungeon Event Water Charger Shark

I was really hoping to spend more time on the event over the week primarily to skill up my current Water Charger Shark.  Alas, I was only able to collect 214 pieces.

World Boss

Wasn’t able to maintain C2, fell to C1 for the week.

Level 15 Runes

I leveled two runes to 15 for the week.

Summary

This was a big week outside the game, and more Summoners War Community focused for me.  I really think the data crunching will help provide the Summoners War Giants B10 Drop Rates viewpoint from a solo source to help further constructive conversations.  I am excited about my new Ifrit, and hope to try him out more in the coming weeks.  Until next week summoners, keep on summoning.

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Summoners War a Week in Review (11/14/16 to 11/20/16)



Summoners War a Week in Review (11/14/16 to 11/20/16)

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I want to try and start a new thing to help enhance my Summoners War gameplay, and allow for further sharing of ideas, as well as strategies, and progression.  My plan is to blog weekly, and share with you Summoners War a Week in Review, where by each week I will chat about the previous weeks doings.  On top of that I will try to have some sort of focus or theme for the week, however as much as I would like to do that I know even after last week it’s very easy to lose sight of an overall theme.  As many a summoner would know, we are constantly bombarded with things that change our direction of Summoners War gameplay.  With that said let’s take a look at this week’s Summoners War a Week in Review.

Summoners War

Theme

Last week my plan was to run Giants B10.  Previously leading up to last week my focus had been on running Dragons B9.  The rationale for my in doing so was to get violent runes, and at the same time my B9 auto clear times are roughly anywhere from one to two minutes faster.  The other thing I wanted to do with my Giants B10 focus was track how many runes I got for the week and share that with you.

Giants B10 Rune Outcome

I took note throughout the week of how many Runes I collected in the following categories: Six star Legendary, Six Star, and Five Star Legendary.  I did not keep track of how many total runs I did, but I would venture between 30 to 50 runs a day.  I was very happy with the results relative to what my previous perception was.

Legendary 6 Star 2
6 Star 27
Legendary 5 Star 7

In total I kept 26 runes. On top of this if we look at the number of runs, and figure we averaged 30 a day making a total of 210 runs for the week.  When we look at the odds we are pulling in a keeper rune 13% of the time or roughly every 10 runs in Giants B10.  I was even more impressed that I was able to get a legendary six star rune not once, but twice.  You should hopefully get one each week then, or one about every hundred runs.

The thing I liked most about focusing on Giants B10 for the week was the epiphany that it’s much easier to progress your monsters than what is perceived.  The game has many distractions that take focus away, but when we look at the facts the investment in the runs is worth it and pays off.

The_Stand Guild Wars

This week I made some slight changes to the Guild Lineup.  We had been hurting do to players not using all their attacks.  The adjustment I made was cutting everyone from this week’s battles unless they were top 10 in contribution for the week before. This adjustment paid off for all the active contributors as we were able to briefly eclipse G2 during the week.  We ended up F3 and a record of 7-5 for the week.  Most of the losses coming in later in the week.

GamertagMythras PvP

This was one of my better weeks for PvP.  I would definitely say I am the set weak defense for the whole week until Sunday kind of a player.  With that said I was very happy with my weekly results, which in fact were one of my better ones.  I usually shoot to end up over 1200 for the week, but the thing I was most excited about was the ability to attack 142 times throughout the week.  I was constantly out of attack attempts.

Summoners War PvP

Chasing Trophy Monsters

One thing I really enjoy is doing summoning sessions.  Chasing Trophy Monsters is a series where I do mass summonings usually the qualifier is 50+ Mystical Scrolls.  This week was definitely one of the worst summoning session I ever had.  You can see for yourself.

Events

Secret Dungeon Wind Beast Hunter Event

70 Million Downloads Event

Progression Milestones for the Week

Things I also checked off this week were finishing off x40 monster pieces for my inventory of Fire Beast Hunter, Fire Viking, and the Wind Beast Hunter.  While I was doing my summoning session I used a double experience item so I could utilize my storage and three star monster fodder.  In doing so I was able to six star my Light Epikion Priest Iona!  In the World Boss I was able to finish G1 once last week, and reach B plus rating with my main group for the first time.

Summoners War World Boss

Summoners War World Boss B+

Summary

It was an action packed week! I learned a lot about the rune drop rates, and accomplished many firsts.  Even though the summoning session sucked, I was able to make the best of it six starring Iona.  Until next week!

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