Hello. Haven't been here in awhile, and fortunately for you all, I may not post as often as I used to. Anyway. With less time for things in general, I cannot put the effort I'd want on this game anyway. Still, I managed to do this and that and I'm rather pleased with what the game is giving catch up players and casuals like me.
First of all. The current events, handouts and all those things I'm getting with my limited time prove to me that by now, nobody should be too behind in gear. Everyone with a high level class or two should be able to tackle at least XH content efficiently and with power to spare. UH is still best left to those with the min maxed gear and the player skills and knowledge of their classes. It should be the goal for those wanting to get better at the game, but I feel XH is a good cap for casuals. So yes, everyone should be in XH, and yes, it's not the end of the world if you realize you can't do UH.
Gear-wise, I managed to upgrade all of my characters a little bit, with the plethora of current high tier gear and augments on offer. Heck I got my Su to over 200 PP and it's Ph sub is not even 70 yet! And what little I could do of the current Urgents has given me this or that rather good set of weapons with augment combos that can be just transferred as is without having to go through the hellish affixing process. Heck, the other day I got a weapon with 135 to melee and ranged, 145 to tech, some HP, 7 pp and points on all 3 defense stats, as a drop. Could be a good transfer for a wand or jet boots.
As for the content, there are a few fights out there that are challenging but not hard enough for slow thinking and slow reacting people like me. I enjoyed all EP6 fights so far in hardcore and managed to beat them all on the first try (though that last one took a bit of time). The new recommended mission (which should be made available always) has some interesting setups. The one where you go through planets and fight different upgraded bosses makes for great solo practice runs for up to XH, and good team runs on it's UH version.
As for the new type of enemy from the story... they give me this Star Fox 64 vibe. I feel I should be controlling an arwing and not a space mage when I encounter them. I'm also waiting for them to become more available to fight so I can complete my pet folders. Why? My lack of time prevents me from doing the current Urgent often enough to get them from there, and with my luck, I've obtained so far only an Aero and a Wanda, while my near maxed Jinga is holding his breath till turning blue waiting on that tasty 14 star upgrade... And the past ToT wasn't too friendly with me either as it only gave me a Melon and a Sally. So yeah. My Su is in need. At least finally I got a rykros staff.
As for the story itself, so far it's kinda meh simply because it does not have Pietro being bitten to death by his pets, and the current villain of the week, despite it's origins, was managed into a super generic villain trope that lost it's fun since the 60's. And the side story with the Ph dude was so cringe worthy to me that I'm seriously considering skipping the stuff altogether on future updates. It's not the worst thing I've seen, but certainly not a master piece either. Not that I was expecting too much anyway.
I think that's it from me for now. As a last thing I want to toss a public apology to @SeriPSO2 . I promised to send him a message to try to
walk the path of explosions with him learn a bit more about affixing, but time and my shy nature got to me first. Still I can say I have learned a few crude basics on my own, so at least something was done, regardless.
To everyone else, cheers and have fun in the game. If anything, you can catch me on Ship 3 for very brief amounts of time as I try to pull together some dalies.