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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Initial Madara blessed me

Getting back to going over my journey with Ensemble Stars my scouting luck was pretty amazing overall. My free pulls for the 2nd anniversary of the game not much so as I got to experience the dreaded 3 star only pulls. I did not bother to screencap those, because who does?

But before those free pulls there was a pull I had to do no matter what. The character that finally got me hooked into this game, Mikejima Madara, was added to the game with his first 4 star and the usual trio of 3 stars. While my pull was successful in getting the 4 star, though not as successful with getting all the 3 stars, I ended up with a bonus Akehoshi Subaru 5 star. A welcome addition as it helped break by vocal curse.

Of the three free pulls I only had one non-all 3 star pulls, which of course was the guaranteed 4 star one. I did not realize that it would have been better to save a scout for the start of the next month so I could have gotten two of those instead but with my account being as new as it was anything above a 2 star was helpful. I only screen capped the 4 star pull where I got my first copy of Mashiro Tomoya's initial 4 star.

With Madara getting his first event 5 star I knew I was going to have to keep building up my teams if I wanted to get him. The best way to do that is of course to scout in the box for the card set released right before the event. These cards are given special boosts on your teams, making it much easier to gain points during the event itself. Luck blessed me again with at least giving me the 5 star of the set, plus one of the 3 stars.

At this point even if the point 5 star was not Madara I felt the need to get it as it was a dance attribute, and with how overpowered my vocal team was at that point in comparison to the rest it would be a much needed addition.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Idolish7 2nd anniversary scouting

Idolish7 is celebrating its 2nd anniversary and being very kind to its players for it. They are giving a free 10 + 1 pull and then 7 free solo yolos to all players. Then there is a special box that your first pull s, solo yolo and 10 + 1, are discounted by 50%. There is another box for the kuji card sets but you have to by stella stones to scout in that and I want to remain f2p with this game for now. Maybe if they bring it back next anniversary I will cave.

Overall I did rather well with the boxes I went for and even had to expand my box as there never seems to be enough space in it for this game.

But my free 10 + 1 pull was all about my second and third best boys. Second boy being Ryuunosuke so getting his Taisho card was great. For Iori it was mostly just the joy of getting SR doubles that I have been needing. And even fourth best boy, Mitsuki, made an appearance with the first of the 2nd anniversary cards I managed to get.

So I now have this lovely Sakura Message SSR as well as Iori's occupation SSR, but that one is not nearly as lovely so no screen cap for it.

Most of the free solo yolos yielded nothing of value but I was able to get one more of the special 2nd anniversary SSRs. I was so happy to see that it was the Iori x Ryuu one, the only way to have topped it was to get the one of my best boy. Then the discounted solo yolo blessed me with another one from the set and I will not complain with getting more Riku and Yamato.

My 50 star jewel pull was the perfect end to my scouting. It gave me plenty of white/gray hair boys, including my best boy Sougo with the special 2nd anniversary cross talk SSR. I honestly felt I managed to get everything I could have hoped for with these pulls and I can start saving for Ryuu's birthday box.

I hope everyone else had good pulls and if you want to start playing the game this is probably the best time as you can start off with free pulls.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

First steps into Enstars

I have been taking screenshots over the past couple months since starting playing Ensemble Stars so I figured that it would be best to share them as a journey into this idol hell.

Honestly I have tried to get into Enstars in the past before but never really got into it much. I did keep a passing interest as it did seem to have some elements to it that I would enjoy, such as being character driven and a good mix of melodrama. This latest attempt, that actually succeeded in pulling me into this game, had my interest piqued with the announcement of the character Mikejima Madara being  introduced to the game. I fell in love with the character quickly and decided to give the game another shot just for him.

I did not screen cap my first scouting pull but with it I got Shino Hajime's initial 5 star card. With also getting Sakuma Rei as my initial 4 star with my first try I just knew at this point this was the account I was going to be sticking with.

My second scout confirmed that. I had started playing in the middle of the Easter Night event and only managed to get the point 4 star card as it dropped for me. Something I was happy enough with as I did not really know the characters all that well so I was just happy to get something stronger than a 3 star. After the event I decided to go for scouting in the box for the latest card set released, the Card Battler set. In the one pull I did in the box I managed to get all four cards that were in the set, which of course meant the 5 and 4 star.

My account being as new as it was it was all welcome, even if it meant I could not enjoy the bonus stats the set would have had during the event. But going two for two with getting 5 stars for my scouting was not something I would disappointed with.

So after my first event this is where I stood when it comes to 5 and 4 star cards. My vocal team easily being the strongest with the only one with any 5 stars at this point. And for a new account this is rather fantastic. I have seen scouting videos where people have brought up never pulling a 5 star with a scout and having to get them with the events.

And after this is am mostly waiting for Madara to start getting cards in the game at that point so I could truly begin my journey as a MadaraP.