Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Caddie Training Can Piss Me Off Sometimes.



Two weeks into the new season of Pangya, and I am proud to say that I have successfully trained in full (in this order) Pippin, Quma, Lolo, Cadie, Tiki, Mingti, Papel, Dolfini and Titan Boo, the last of who was responsible for a massive spike in my O.B. shots. Stupid Ventus bear. Sometimes the best thing to do is to shut up and let the golfer do her work.




The golfer in question: the new Hana, who has more than 150 games under her belt, like the new Nuri. I use Hana (R) as my main golfer now because she has been equipped with two important NPC cards: Cayman (SR) and Luka (R). The latter gives me a significant pang bonus following a game, while the former is extremely important in that it adds a massive EXP bonus following a game. Combined with the Puff mascot that I recharged a few days ago, I estimate that I will reach the coveted World Pro ranks by early November, if not by the end of the month, assuming I play nothing by 18 hole VS matches with my alt account.



My main account is a National Pro A, while my alt account is a Semi-Pro D. I ended up nerfing a lot of achievement points and six months ago I was a Memorial Level 4. Since I created the alt account, I am now a Memorial Level 22. I was lucky enough to get the Gacha set I wanted on the money that FanSided gave me two weeks ago. That allowed me to complete purchasing the wardrobe of Nuri (R) and Hana (R). I also ended up receiving my first-ever set of Gacha wings through the Memorial Shop, the White Guardian Wings for Hana, after I received a glut of Scratchy Cards.


I kicked them off to Hana (R) along with the Dolfini Headset but what I wasn't happy about was the lack of a fly animation for Hana (R). Not only do I want my main to spread her wings, but I also want to take snaps of the upskirt that ensues because you know me: I'm all for fanservice. As for Nuri (R), who is now my new secondary character, I changed the hair color to be consistent with the classic version (read: black) and now he looks like a member of a Korean boy band, a la TVXQ.



I think that ever since the new Tiki's Magic Ball feature arrived, I ended up nerfing a ton of achievements to the point of abusing the process for the sake of getting those achievement points. The only achievement that need to be cleared in full regarding TIki are the Lucky Day and Material Collector achievements. Once I cleared the milestones for recycling Pang, points and rare items X amount of times, I really didn't have much incentive to use the feature, and only I had cleared the achievements for Charactery Mastery, I really didn't have a lot of incentive to use the feature.



After a run in which I make an achievement nearly every day, it's good to hit a plateau and not be within range of the next one. However, there are a few more that are close to being met, and now I am walking into reaching Memorial Level 23. It's nice to know that I am moving towards being eligible for receiving all but the last 13 Gacha updates, but there are so many rares that I don't have and there are so many caddies and clubs that I don't have either.



Speaking of caddies, I know that a new caddie named Cien is going to be up on the next Gacha update here. I am mulling giving this a shot but I don't want to spend possibly 50 and realize that I got nothing but useless common items that can help me gain pang and EXP but not much after that. If I do end up getting Cien, that's going to preempt my training of the Big Papel Trio. Big Red Papel, Big Black Papel and Big Papel are the only caddies in my arsenal yet to be fully trained. I am in no rush to fully train these three as I don't believe I gain any incentive to do so in terms of achievements. I will have to train Cien first because I want Nuri to have a love rival to Hana. I like love triangles. Makes for good moneymaking.



So I'll keep slugging away at this, but I am proud to say that I am inching closer to reaching the World Pro ranks. I didn't cut any corners, I played by the rules, I had my highs, I had my lows, but all in all, I kept my faith in this game. Pangya is the gold standard of golf sims, and I am mighty proud to be a loyal Pangyateer.


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