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About Alkaid

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    Fates: Conquest

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  1. Holiday banner predictions

    I was thinking they could just use a reindeer as a mount. That seems like it'd work well. And if Tharja happened to be the flier this banner, I can see her outfit working to match her mount then.
  2. Holiday banner predictions

    Realistic guess? Felicia and M Corrin seem like a decent pair to go along with Tharja and Robin. Checks off that Fates/Awakening balance too. What do I actually want? Characters I don't like and/or people from games I didn't play, so I can be free to focus on pulling Tharja. My luck sucks so I'll be agonizing over orbs if there's 2+ units I want. Robin's okay but I don't like his art, so I'll probably pass on him. If orbs weren't an issue, maybe Hinoka for more Hoshido rep. Or I'd love another special Cordelia, but seems unlikely they'd have her in one again this year. (no idea how Xander got 2) Same for Christmas Camilla, but if they skipped over her for a summer fanservice alt I'd be surprised to see her now. Beruka/Peri would be my other want, but I don't think they're popular enough to get a special banner spot. With the seasonal banner trend (as in the actual season/holiday ones) I kind of expect a flier shoved into this too, and I wonder who it could be. Could be something weird like Tharja being a flier healer, or our first flier archer as one of the two unknown units.
  3. Are Firesweeps overrated?

    I've had a hard time debating whether to try out Firesweep weapons or not. As nice as freely chipping enemies you wouldn't normally engage and getting around Vantage, QR, etc. is I worry the one round kills I'd miss out on compared to a Brave weapon would cause me problems. You'd need more team support or dancers to get the unit out of the way or extra help to finish an enemy. With units like Ayra running around with really high spd and good def now, I don't want situations where a unit like that is left alive because she wouldn't die without being doubled and now I have to use more units' turns to help. I don't tend to carry a dancer or have movement type buffs on my arena teams, so each unit be able to handle things more independently is more my style. Occasionally baiting with an otherwise player phase unit comes in handy as well. Firesweep Lyn is probably the most standout Firesweep user, since she's ranged and has the extra movement to do her thing with even more safety and less support than anyone else.
  4. Developer maps!

    I like seeing your Rein/Lyn teams because it made me realize I completely forgot about my own for these. I think it's funny when I saw Effie's map my mind jumped to "Beruka can handle this" instead of horses.
  5. Official Pull Topic

    @Zeo Woah, nice dude! That's great she finally came home. Too bad about -spd, but +atk should make up for it with her Sol Katti! Dodging the -atk bullet on her is still pretty damn good.
  6. Voting Gauntlet: Enduring Love!

    Oh no, now I've caught the disease too. And no problem
  7. Voting Gauntlet: Enduring Love!

    I'm still impressed team Tharja managed to hold back on the second to last hour just enough. I know Sigurd burned feathers despite the situation too, but I was pretty worried Tharja would just overshoot. It was a good non-rally rally.
  8. Voting Gauntlet: Enduring Love!

    I got about 8,500 feathers or so. Could have had a bit more if I used flags on Tharja's last multiplier, instead of holding for the final round, but I'm happy with it. Go for it bro, she's a lot of fun.
  9. Voting Gauntlet: Enduring Love!

    Yes please. And hopefully she quickly comes home to us for Christmas after our faithful support. Thanks for your Camilla too, she was great. Edit: Should just add my other shutouts here too: @Frenzify's Beruka was a beauty to see so often, as was a Japanese fellow's +8 Eirika I got quite often this round.
  10. Voting Gauntlet: Enduring Love!

    I personally don't mind her stalkerish thing. I think people are just taking her character too seriously in that regard. I think her character is fun, and as for design, she's one of the top imo for Awakening. You may not think she's pretty, but a lot of people obviously do. (Cordelia's still my top for Awakening, though) She's not even really sexualized in the actual game, as she seems awkward and doesn't even know how attractive or not she might be. That Danny Phantom girl (forget her name) is cool. I usually find the gothic look nice in general, so that was just another bonus for Tharja with me.
  11. Voting Gauntlet: Enduring Love!

    I think Tharja fits the theme fine enough, especially given the characters currently in the game to chose from. And as for Rhajat, they clearly went with the angle of Tharja's soul transcending the universe or whatever it is to also be connected to the avatar character again through Rhajat. So I guess that's the enduring connection they're going for. That said, Rhajat is also pretty clearly hamfisted in to force people to split orbs between 2 banners for all the fates kids. I'd say that's the main thing they wanted. And like you say, not like all the others fit perfectly either, so I wouldn't take it too seriously. IS sure doesn't seem to.
  12. Voting Gauntlet: Enduring Love!

    But personal feelings aside she did win fairly, in both gauntlets. So repeat or not I'm glad she won. I'd equally say it'd be an upset if she beat Sigurd and DIDN'T have the bigger team, since I still support the idea of popularity mattering most for these over multiplier shenanigans. Even though I like Tharja best here, I felt Sigurd deserved it earlier on until this round when he wasn't the most popular team anymore.
  13. Voting Gauntlet: Enduring Love!

    Considering she actually had the bigger team as of the last round, I'd say she "deserves" it as much as deserving goes in a gauntlet. It may be her second win(barring Sigurd goes nuts this hour or something), but it's a fair victory both times for her.
  14. Voting Gauntlet: Enduring Love!

    Fantastic, boys! Sending in my last 400 flags this hour, lets secure this for our favorite goth girl.
  15. Voting Gauntlet: Enduring Love!

    Not even gonna play this hour. We gotta hold so Sigurd doesn't get the last round bonus. >best strat is to not even play the game Gotta love the multiplier system.