Before I get to that, I should mention that my leg is recovering well. I can already walk around the apartment without support. I don't think I need the crutches at all now, technically, but since I still can't quite bend my knee all the way yet it's handy to have one for stairs.
Went to have it X-ray'd today (it was a short walk, not too bad) but the results won't be in until Wednesday, assuming I'm even able to go get them then since I work.
Now then, for the journal subject. FGO has a new guaranteed SSR gacha up, so naturally I went to roll for it. 51 servants are available, including rare limited-time servants from past events. And out of all of that, it figures that OF COURSE I would roll yet another Caster servant, the one class I did NOT want to get anything from. With this banner I have now summoned 21 5-star servants (including duplicates), and 10 of them have been Casters. NEARLY HALF OF MY SSRS ARE BLOODY CASTERS. God damn it.
On the bright side, the one I summoned was one of two I didn't already have, and she's a limited one so I guess there's trophy value. I gots me an Ilyasviel, magical girl extraordinaire.
...I can hear the police sirens already...
Haven't been doing much playing of FGO or FEH lately, though. I've barely touched Agartha, for example. The reason being that a friend of mine got me started on a new gacha game, and I've gotten very distracted by it. It's called Epic 7, and the production values on it look higher than any other gacha I play. Every (summonable) character's illustration has a Live2D effect so they're always in motion, and their battle sprites all look really detailed and cool, too. The animations look awesome as well, and when using a 4* or higher character's 3rd skill (basically an ultimate), they have a little anime-style cut-in that plays as a sort of zoom-and-enhance as the sprite performs the action. Really adds some character to them.
And it's all voiced in English, too. At least, everything in-battle is voiced, and there are some occasional anime cutscenes during the story that are voiced as well. Normal dialogue isn't. The characters in your party appear in the main lobby too, which is a neat touch. Even any monsters you're leveling.
It's very equipment-based, so even with low-rarity characters you can still do well. Each character has six slots to equip stuff, a weapon, helmet, armor, necklace, ring, and boots. You can craft them, get them as drops or quest rewards, or find them as treasure in dungeons. There are also Artifacts, which are basically this game's equivalent of Craft Essences in FGO. They provide diffrent useful effects, and some can only be equipped by certain classes. Speaking of which, there's Knight, Warrior, Mage, Thief, Soul Weaver, and Ranger.
One of the coolest features when you start out is for your first summon - you get to do a 10-roll for your starting batch of heroes/artifacts, and if you don't like it you can try again...up to 30 times! That's right, this game has rerolling built in as a feature. I guess they figure that since people will do it anyways, they might as well make it easier on them. You're only able to get one 5-star in any one of those rolls though, whether it's an artifact or a character. My friend was guiding me as I was doing them and giving me advice on who was worth rolling for. I had to go through the tutorial a few times since the 30 summons wasn't enough, but eventually the character I settled on starting with was Ken, a 5-star martial artist who is pretty damn similar to Disgaea's Adell in terms of voice and behaviour, but with blue clothes and hair. He's been carrying my ass hard, he's so good.
The summon rates are on the low end, similar to FGO's 1% rates. In here they're 1.25% for a 5-star in the normal pool. There's also a Moonlight Summon pool in which rates are doubled, and it's the only source of Light and Dark element characters. The game is overall very generous with its summon fuel, in my view. It might just be since I only started a little over a week ago and am gaining the easy-to-access rewards, but I can't complain about the results so far.
A couple days in I managed to summon Angelica, who seems to be considered the best healer in the game. She's the #1 most-recommended character to get for your reroll, despite only being a 4-star. She also the highest of High Priestesses - by which I mean she speaks like she's high, ALL THE TIME. Just totally blazed out of her mind, it's hilarious.
Last night I managed to summon my 2nd 5-star, the newest addition to the game, Lilibet! She's a scissor-wielding cutie, with a more badass voice than you'd expect from someone of her looks. She can inflict multiple stacks of bleed, and her ultimate can ensure that whoever it kills can't be revived.
And just a few minutes ago I performed my third Moonlight summon and lucked into my 3rd 5-star - a character from the tutorial, Ruele of Light! She's a healer with a rare revival skill. Ironic that I pulled her, the night after I pulled Lilibet. One takes people out of the ground, the other makes sure they stay there. Heh.
And just because, here's Mercedes, the reliable homunculus partner who joins your for free early on in the tutorial:
I've summoned other characters and even leveled up some 3-stars all the way to 5-star, but we'll leave those aside for this time.
The only money I've spent on it so far is the newbie packs, which amounts to like $16 in total or something. Again, it's been pretty generous with summons, so I'm feeling good about my position for the length of time I've played. I'm enjoying it. The story has been entertaining, and I've finished all worlds in the first chapter. I'm currently doing some grinding before moving onto the next stuff. I've got all these new characters to train, after all. And I just enhanced my Ken to 6 stars, so now he can carry me even harder...after I level him up to his new cap, of course.
And always remember, kids...