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[Granblue Fantasy] General Discussion Thread

Final Warrior

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Granblue Fantasy is a Japanese gacha-powered, free-to-play turn-based(ish; raids are real-time) mobile RPG. It got an official English translation back in April, and continues to be updated as events roll out. You can play the game in various ways - mobile browser website (gbf.game.mbga.jp), mobile app (you'll have to go through QooApp if you're in not Japan; personally, I don't recommend playing the app version, it runs like ass - but you should still get it, as it has Google Play Wallet integration so you can dump money on the game), Chrome app, and desktop browser website (game.granbluefantasy.jp; IME, runs the most smoothly of all options and is my preferred option).

I'm making this thread because I know there's at least one other person on VGO who plays.

So, how goes your gacha? As of this post, legfest ("Premium Gala" in English) is coming up tomorrow (probably) - are you going to do some pulls, or are you planning on saving your cash/crystals for summer characters (probably next month)?

Enjoying the celestial beasts event? I'm not - shit's grindy, yo. I'm still on the fence about getting any of the weapons, since I main a Dark team (Vampy/Narmaya/Morphe&Phoebe right now, hoping to swap M&P for Vira or Lady Grey), and my distant second-best team is Water (in that I have Lancelot and Yodarha). On the other hand, gold nuggets are crucial for future development, and the easy rupees/half pots/EP candies is nice.

Go on. make the thread. It can be half talking game strat and half arguing about who is best waifu.
Vampy is best waifu, of course. She's stapled onto approximately every single Dark team composition, けんぞく~!

Strat-wise, there's a fairly solid, comprehensive general "ultimate guide" for GBF, but it's fairly obviously written by a 4channer - or someone who rather enjoys 4chan's penchant for casually appending homophobic slurs as a term of endearment - so I won't link it to not cross up with RPG.net's rules. It's fairly easy to find though, if you want to look it up for yourself - just look for "Granblue Fantasy ultimate guide" or some such.

-- Griffinhart
 
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Peter LaCara

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The wikipedia page had me at Nobuo Uematsu, but I'm having a hard time getting through the tutorial in the browser app. It keeps switching the language back to Japanese once I get to the game part, and I have no idea what's going on.
 

Final Warrior

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Huh, weird. I never had that issue, but I started on the mobile browser website. What browser are you using? IIRC, officially the desktop website is for Chrome & Safari, though it seemed to work fine when I did a quick test in Firefox.

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Peter LaCara

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Huh, weird. I never had that issue, but I started on the mobile browser website. What browser are you using? IIRC, officially the desktop website is for Chrome & Safari, though it seemed to work fine when I did a quick test in Firefox.

-- Griffinhart
Chrome. I'll try it again tomorrow.
 

Final Warrior

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Legfest is going on right now, so now is a decent time to make an account if you think you'll drop money on this game at some point - Limited characters will be part of your start dash pool!

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Balac

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Vampy is best waifu, of course. She's stapled onto approximately every single Dark team composition, けんぞく~!
Vania is in fact awesome but she's played by Rie Kugimiya so that's cheating. Going to ticket her next Surprise ticket I get to fill out my dark team. Well her or Vira. Kind of torn, Kugu vampire or Yandere lesbian voiced by Asami Imai. Choices, choices.

Legfest was pretty good to me. SSR wise I got Siegfried, Jeanne and Percival. No one I was lusting after but all solid characters. Totally adding Percival to my dark / fire team once I level him up a bit.

Actually dig the current event, getting a mlb katana plus the item for a forth lb plus a honor boosting dagger and five other SSR weapons is pretty generous given I didn't even go nuts with the grind. 8-10 berries at most.

While there is a lot to love about the game, like I am very happy that most of the 'cute girls / guys' are actual adults rather than a collection of JRPG 14 years olds, the western community....yhea.. even putting aside the casual 4chan dickishness it skews hard towards the min / max games-are-serious-biz crowd while I'm in this for the story / characters / music. Oh and awesomely in joke things like an entire event story that was mostly just Miyuki Sawashiro arguing with herself.
 

Final Warrior

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Vania is in fact awesome but she's played by Rie Kugimiya so that's cheating. Going to ticket her next Surprise ticket I get to fill out my dark team. Well her or Vira. Kind of torn, Kugu vampire or Yandere lesbian voiced by Asami Imai. Choices, choices.
My vote is Vampy because she's voiced by Kugimiya. But also because she's hella esports - Charm/selfish ATK+/selfish DEF+/DATA+, Slow/+20% meter, and nuke/buff stripper is a really strong set of skills. She also has a hidden passive that increases her ougi damage against Charmed enemies.

Vira is pretty good, though - Veil is an invaluable skill and IIRC she's the only non-Limited SSR in Dark that has Veil.

Legfest was pretty good to me. SSR wise I got Siegfried, Jeanne and Percival. No one I was lusting after but all solid characters. Totally adding Percival to my dark / fire team once I level him up a bit.
Siegfried recently got his 5*, and it actually makes him hella good - though the downside is that you have to MLB him and level him to 100. (Namely his 5* changes his ATK+/self DEF- skill to ATK+/DEF+.)

Jeanne is Light core too, though I'm not 100% familiar with her shit - Light is probably my least-researched color. But basically, it sounds like you made out like a motherfucker this legfest.

Personally I was hoping for Apollonia or Lady Grey, but 27 pulls later and I got a couple of SRs and Rs, so my life is woe.

Actually dig the current event, getting a mlb katana plus the item for a forth lb plus a honor boosting dagger and five other SSR weapons is pretty generous given I didn't even go nuts with the grind. 8-10 berries at most.
Damn, it sounds like you're getting way more tokens per fight than I am. I average around 600 per solo'd Extreme fight, and my raid assist takes aren't anything to write about. So far I've gotten the rupees, half pots, berries, three Gold Nuggets, and the token dagger. I'm working on getting the water mace and the seal for it right now.

I want to get in on some Kirins for hella free crystals, but public ones are a shitshow to get into.

While there is a lot to love about the game, like I am very happy that most of the 'cute girls / guys' are actual adults rather than a collection of JRPG 14 years olds
Uhh... have you looked at the female Draphs? Like, Lamretta's the oldest at 27, and that's probably so that they could excuse her excessive alcoholism (she could give Suika a run for her money). And, I mean, the main character (Gran/Djeeta) is supposedly 15 - a lot of the story has people addressing your crew as though they're primarily children. And then you've got like, Camieux at 11. Or Jaia at 6.

it skews hard towards the min / max games-are-serious-biz crowd while I'm in this for the story / characters / music.
I mean, what did you expect from any game with a modicum of mechanical depth and a community around it? Especially considering that you have to be esports to actually be able to reasonably contribute to any of the mid/endgame content e.g. Magna and HL raids. Hell, even advancing the story requires some actual good gearing (generally story 50+ is where people start to wall really hard due to a lack of a solid weapon pool to be able to actually clear the content - that's generally where Yodarha cheese also falls off).

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Balac

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Damn, it sounds like you're getting way more tokens per fight than I am. I average around 600 per solo'd Extreme fight, and my raid assist takes aren't anything to write about. So far I've gotten the rupees, half pots, berries, three Gold Nuggets, and the token dagger. I'm working on getting the water mace and the seal for it right now.

I want to get in on some Kirins for hella free crystals, but public ones are a shitshow to get into.
Mostly I've just been very, very cheesy. Quickly jump into fights that are at their 'bonus tokens' time the second they hit 1 bp. Then alpha strike hard enough to some decent honors. Generally I'm maybe getting 2-300 per fight but they take maybe 3-4 minutes so I've knocked out a looooot of them.

Uhh... have you looked at the female Draphs? Like, Lamretta's the oldest at 27, and that's probably so that they could excuse her excessive alcoholism (she could give Suika a run for her money). And, I mean, the main character (Gran/Djeeta) is supposedly 15 - a lot of the story has people addressing your crew as though they're primarily children. And then you've got like, Camieux at 11. Or Jaia at 6.
Oh I know there are young characters there but I'm just happy to have some cute girls in a JRPG I don't feel like a damn pedo for finding attractive. Catalina, Heles, Vira..it's a nice change of pace.
 

Final Warrior

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Oh I know there are young characters there but I'm just happy to have some cute girls in a JRPG I don't feel like a damn pedo for finding attractive. Catalina, Heles, Vira..it's a nice change of pace.
Oh, haha. I actually don't particularly like Katalina or Vira all that much... most of the characters I actually find annoying.

OTOH, Vampy!

And Lancelot.

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