Summoners War a Week in Review (12/26/16 to 1/1/17)



Summoners War a Week in Review (12/26/16 to 1/1/17)

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First off Happy New Year Summoners! I hope everyone was able to ring in the Summoners War New Year in style!  In reality I hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Year’s around the globe. To be frank this week there wasn’t much happening aside from the general grind of the game, and some guild short comings this week.  It wasn’t the start to the Summoners War New Year I was hoping for over the past week, but it has left some room for improvement.

Theme

It is because of those short comings the theme for this week is going to be focused on failing and what can be done to improve upon those issues.  The two major pieces that were a struggle was the Summoners War Special Christmas Stockings Event, and this week’s Guild Wars.  Everything just did not come together for me, and the guild this week unfortunately.

In the case of the Summoners War Special Christmas Stockings Event I fell extremely short of completing the event.  I also feel a little short changed, and I will explain in a minute.

Summoners War Special Christmas Stockings Event

If you watch the above video you will probably see why.  After 14 days of the event I was able only to get 33 stockings! I fell short of completing the event by 67, let along I wasn’t able to get what I really wanted which was the Devilmon.  This was definitely frustrating as I haven’t fallen this short in completing an event in a very very long time.  However, I am more frustrated that in my opinion it was definitely not the lack of gameplay.

This is primarily due to the face I was able to roughly run Giants B10 almost 250 times in the week! On top of spending a day using an experience boost.  My theory, which I did not test specifically was that running Faimon Hell yielded a better drop rate then GB10.  Even if we do the math on the 33 stockings vs the 250 GB10 runs it puts us at a 13% drop rate.  Now I know that’s not the rate as some of the stockings were collected in the previous week, and were collected from farming Faimon Hell.

With the above said I believe the drop rate is probably 5% or less.  Like all good Summoners War players we love to know our stats, and odds! Luckily, I have been taking screenshots every single GB10 and DB10 run for statistical drop rates.  I went back through the data, and here is what I found the drop rate to be for GB10.  I ran GB10 roughly 250 times this past week (I used the last 250 screenshots, so some from last week for calculations).  I only had nine screenshots of stockings!

This gives us the values of 9/250, and the odds of getting a stocking from GB10 3.6%.  In essence to collect all 100 stockings from GB10 based off the given information we would need to run GB10 roughly 2,800 (2,777) times to complete the event.  Now, you can probably argue that 250 runs may not be statistically significant, but it definitely gives us a good idea of the rate drops of special event items like the stockings.

As previously mentioned it wasn’t quit the lack of gameplay, as I know increased my GB10 overall rune runs by almost a third, it was more the fact of how much more I needed to play! Granted, as special the Summoners War Special Christmas Stockings Event was and the rewards it was most justified in my opinion.  Games and events like this are made for us to work for good rewards, and the effort is well rewarded.  I think overall that a roughly 4% drop rate for special items like stockings is fairly justified based off the rewards even though as mentioned I am frustrated for not being able to complete the event.

Rune Update

Giants B10 runs was a big focus last week.  It was extremely helpful in calculating stocking drops for the Summoners War Special Christmas Stockings Event.  In fact as mentioned above I was able to complete roughly 250 runs!

Giant B10 Run Count: 627

Dragon B10 Run Count: 176

The_Stand Guild Wars

This was the worst week in The_Stand finishing 0 – 11 for the week.  Honestly, I don’t quit know what happened here, and there is only room to go up at this point.  I will readjust the attackers for the week.  I literally felt at one point I do not know how we can fall any further, but that was not the case.  This week I know was definitely not typical as you all know from previous posts, but it was definitely the worst.

GamertagMythras PvP

This was a good week of PvP for me aside from the Guilds failures.  I was able to finish F1 with a rating of 1291.  This was just shy of my highest PvP performance from two weeks ago.

Notable Mentions

World Boss

I maintained my G1 status for the World Boss for the Week.

Glory Sop Building Upgrades

I advanced multiple buildings this week after weeks of PvP.

After & Before pictures of buildings.

 

Secret Dungeons

I finished off a few secret dungeons I did not have all the pieces for this week.  I got all 40 pieces of the Dark Bearman, and collected 40 pieces for the Water Mystical Archer.  The Water Mystical Archer is the last monster I need to complete to fuse Baretta.  Completing monsters from the secret dungeons was significantly helped from the all element dungeon event over the weekend.

Summary

The Summoners War New Year definitely had its struggles for my guild and myself.  However, reflecting on the week there were hints of progress, and a decent contribution I hope to the community around special event drop rates like the stockings of the Summoners War Special Christmas Stockings Event.  I have a lot to improve on next week, and until then keep on summoning summoners.

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Summoners War a Week in Review (12/19/16 to 12/25/16)



Summoners War a Week in Review (12/19/16 to 12/25/16)

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The past week was really a Summoners War Christmas, and was rather slow for me due to the holiday celebrations with friends and family, but I am definitely not complaining about that.  With that said I would like to say “Happy Holidays Summoners”.  This time of the year is one of my favorites to spend with friends and family, and the fact that I have little nephews and nieces now makes it a whole lot more interesting.  It is very amazing to see the joy on these young children’s faces for some extremely simple gifts relative to the later years when it’s all about expensive technology.

Anyway I digress back to the Summoners War Christmas week.  We saw a huge change in the community as Com2Us offered a onetime purchase for $100 to receive a nat5.  The nat 5 is received via a new scroll called the Transcendence Scroll.  This is the first time they have done anything like this.  Even though I am a Free to Play (F2P) player in Summoners War, I was happy they did this.  Mainly because I know a lot of players who still have not received a nat 5. Also, it’s currently a onetime deal, however if I was a betting man I would suggest it could possibly show up again in the future.

Advanced Pack Onetime Purchases – Transcendence Scroll (Nat5)

Theme

To be honest I don’t have a particular theme for the week or agenda, but I would say it was definitely a hodge podge of stuff to say the least.  So, I am going to go with the theme of hodge podge for last week’s progress as it was really all over the place, and quite sporadic with a Summoners War Christmas really being all over the place in my opinion.

If there were two things that I would say ended up happening with some focus for the week they would be prepping for Baretta, and DB10 runs.  The Baretta prep grew out of last weeks A week in review blog because a fellow summoner was wondering why I didn’t use Baretta in ToA.  Honestly, I just hadn’t got Baretta yet, and I figure might as well get Baretta Fused now if I want to hopefully help my ToA Progression.  On top of that I had a few two times experience rewards that needed to be used up.  This paired well with the “Merry Christmas! Special Christmas Stockings Event”.  I did not end up fusing Baretta, so I do want to throw that out there.  I am missing the Water Magical Archer at the moment, but am hoping in my next Chasing Trophy Monster Session I should be able to get her.

Then as I mentioned before about it being a hodge podge of a week, as I found the time I just decided to run Dragons B10.  As I mention a little later I ended up surprising myself how much I was able to run it for the week.  There really wasn’t any time improvement or anything on it, I did however move away from the nuke to the face to the crystal clearing technique to lift my 70-80% completion to almost 100%.

Rune Update

I made a rather large stride in Dragons B10 runs this week, which kind of surprised me after looking back.  I was really happy about this.  It was the one thing where I really felt like I made some progress.

Giant B10 Run Count: 379

Dragon B10 Run Count: 168

The_Stand Guild Wars

It was a good victory filled week for The_Stand finishing 7-4 for the week.  We did not get all the battles in unfortunately. We did end up losing a ton on defense which is one of the major contributors to why we ended at 1005 rating for the week.

GamertagMythras PvP

This was not a good PvP week for me.  Even though I got in 198 attacks I finished at Fighter 3 status, and most of it was only collecting three victory points instead of four.

Angelmon Secret Dungeon & Devilmon Secret Dungeon

There were a barrage of awesome Angelmon Secret Dungeons over the weekend.  This is always a fun weekend event.  I was able to spend some time collecting Angelmon and definitely made sure to tackle the Devilmon Secret Dungeon.  I ended up spending my time over the weekend in the Angelmon Secret Dungeons instead of the Free Trial of Ascension, and unfortunately ToA didn’t quite work out well with my Holiday Schedule.

Here are some throwback videos on the Angelmon Gardens.

Fire Angelmon Garden

Wind Angelmon Garden

To date I have completed all dungeons and floors of all the angelmon gardens.  After looking back at some of the older videos, I realized this secret angelmon dungeon event did not have light or dark angelmon.

Notable Mentions

World Boss

I maintained my G1 status for the World Boss for the Week.

Rift Beasts

I was able to get B- status for the first time on the Wind Beast in the Rift Worlds.  I wanted to try it out again as I haven’t spent a lot of time rifting over the past weeks.

Runes

I was able to level two six star runes to 15.  I was very excited about this as some of the previous weeks Faimon Hell Grinding from the experience and resources was able to help me accomplish this, but alas I am once again mana poor.

Summary

It was definitely a fun filled hodge podge Summoners War Christmas week! With the Special Christmas Stockings Event going on and chances to collect stockings at every turn it definitely worked out.  I like to believe that any game time played is hopefully some progress, but this week definitely didn’t land me much further along than the previous week aside from the Dragons B10 runs.  Again, I would like to wish you a Happy Holidays, and until next time summoners keep on summoning.

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