2.5 million maron bomb.
That was last episode too.
UQs are fun, the spontaneity is fun, and the idea that they can drop 1 in a million super-items is fun.
Locking all gear progression behind them is very NOT fun. The opposite of fun. It sucks. Like, it's really bad. There's no ladder to climb, just a slot machine that randomly shows up. That's not fun.
I'll probably bail if NG is the same way. Right now we at least get episodes and updates all the time because of the compressed timeframe, but unless NG can dish out content at the same rate there's no way in hell I'm gonna stick around if everything is locked behind UQs like the way it is now.
Oh, wasn't me then, I'm a Tecter.. but I experienced this EXACT scenario. I noticed the first bit was taking a really long time, and stopped and noticed that one guy was using a Nox. We then ran out of time on Mother stage 2. I didn't even realize there was a time limit before!
I've had groups fail Towards the Future on EX because of how bad their DPS was, and I don't mean "We got to Deus and ran out of time", I mean "We took five minutes to kill the Amduskia Dragons because I was the only one doing any real DPS, then ran out of time on the second wave of the Mother Corp, without actually killing any of them".
I think I was in this party yesterday?
You can at least hold up the timer on your boosters when doing something else by checking the top box on the drinks menu. You HAVE to pick a drink and accept it for it to work. You will know it did when you check your character stats and see the boosts greyed out. That way you can at least do something else while waiting for those UQ's to show up.
Ah! Nice tip! Thanks for that.
I'm amazed there's still a boob slider!
I advise you to open a thread on "In-Game Suggestion", most likely the developers will remove the boobs slider. A single complaint about something in the game is enough, and they will soon be removing or changing it.
This is how SEGA works.
For the record, I don't want them to remove anything! I would rather everything stay the same as original JP.
Obviously they didn't want lobbies full of poledancing lolis in bikinis spamming symbol arts about "yogurt".
Let's be honest, this is a weeb game, and I can understand a company being wary of letting the weebs go full weeb in a large western release.. I mean, boob physics and the "kiss" emote being disabled in the salon isn't a bug. There's a reason for that I'm sure. They know their audience.
I'm amazed there's still a boob slider!
I think it's just that the end game right now kinda sucks. It's just sitting around waiting for 2 specific urgent quests, and then basically pulling a lever on a slot machine. There's nothing else to do that will result in better gear. So naturally I feel kinda bummed when it FINALLY comes up and I pop every booster I have, only to again get nothing. Then it's back to idling in the lobby until the next UQ because I don't want to waste my 700% drop rate on a useless expedition or whatever. And hopefully the next UQ is one of those 2 and not blackened kingdom or something!
EP4 is just really lacklustre so far. I like the new UQs and crafted techs, but the upgrade path is really quite awful and it's actually kind of amazing how little new gear it offers for an RPG expansion. There are 3 new units you can reasonably kinda get after some waiting and grinding (circunion), and then a handful of others that you probably won't get because instead of having over a year for EP4 (JP), we now just have a few weeks and apparently the drop rates weren't adjusted accordingly. All the new weapons are trash and the 14* unicorn drops are essentially unobtainable.
So that's all we can reasonably expect to get without crazy luck: 3 slightly better units.
That's amazingly bad! If people just had other worthwhile stuff to do outside of UQs, I don't think it would be so bad though. Throw some of those unicorn drops into the ridriod quest drop pool or something, I dunno. So much of the content goes unplayed because there's no point and it feels like a waste of time. Or make the new units tradeable so people who get duplicates can spread the luck around!
Honestly if they hadn't given us slave/nemesis so early it probably wouldn't be so bad either.
I, for one, welcome our new 'git gud' overlords.