Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ISML 2014: Close contests in Amethyst Nova

ISML 2014: Close contests in Amethyst Nova

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
May 14, 2014

Match Day 2 of the 2014 International Saimoe League Amethyst Period had fewer upsets than the last match day, with most of the expected winners prevailing. A majority of matches in the Nova Division were close races. That's enough talk. Here is a roundup of the action from ISML Amnthyst 2.


In the Nova Division, Tohka Yatogami defeated Eru Chitanda 3005-2804, Charlotte Belew prevailed over Ririchiyo Shirakiin 2578-2414, Yukino Yukinoshita took care of Nyarlathotep 2784-2504, Kurousagi trounced Misaki Shokuhou 2957-2321, Yoshino defeated Shinka Nibutani 3005-2804 and Kotori Itsuka routed Origami Tobiiichi 3785-1487.

Azusa Azuki rolled past Mikan Yuuki 2910-2321, Kuroyukihime flew past Touka Takanashi 3296-2322, Azuna Yuuki slashed past Haqua du Lot Herminium 3246-2393, Chocolat prevailed over Yukina Himeragi 2494-2353, Rikka Takanashi stormed past Yui 3771-1864 and Rin Natsume defeated Laura Bodewig 2549-2478.

Wrapping up Nova action, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Suguha Kirigaya 2930-2608, Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi romped past Nanami Aoyama 2930-2608, Yaya whipped past Sanae Dekomori 3012-2365, Momo Velia Deviluke cruised past Mirai Kuriyama 2984-2416, Noumi Kudryavka defeated Karuta Roromiya 2517-2274 and Shiori Shiomiya prevailed over Furano Yukihira 2481-2375.


In the Stella Division, Hitagi Senjougahara blew apart Masami Iwasawa 2964-2259, Kurisu Makise won the closest match of the day and the Upset of the Round: a 2761-2719 nailbiter over Haruhi Suzumiya, Taiga Aisaka roared past Last Order 3491-2174, Shinobu Oshino defeated Inori Yuzuriha 2740-2572, Saber slashed past Yui-nyan 2863-2691 and Hinagiku Katsura defeated Yozora Mikazuki 2658-2409.

Sora Kasugano defeated Erio Touwa 2648-2343, Illyasviel von Einzbern bounced Nadeko Sengoku 2837-2253, Yuri Nakamura gunned down Charlotte Dunois 3009-2471, Mashiro Shiina routed Kobato Hasegawa 3368-2149, Kanade Tachibana sliced and diced Sena Kashiwazaki 3515-2149 and Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Azusa Nakano 2965-2618.

Wrapping up Stella play, Ayase Aragaki curbstomped Yuki Nagato 3235-2465, defending champion Ruri Gokou ran past Konjiki no Yami 3193-2328, Kirino Kousaka defeated Meiko Honma 2854-2553, Shana torched Yui Hirasawa 3456-2201, Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Mio Akiyama 3485-2419 and Victorique de Blous defeated Shouko Kirishima 2470-2348.

In exhibition play, Kosaki Onodera destroyed Nui Harime 3853-1059 while Amane Suou prevailed over Sana Chitose 1792-1617.

Match Day 3 of the 2014 International Saimoe League Amethyst Period is scheduled for May 15, 2014. Vote for your favorite candidates at on join the ongoing debate.


I received a bit of an about-face from the people at SG Interactive. I tried to exchange my Lucia Magical Girl Sets for a Big Papel, only to get this message.


Thank you for contacting Pangya 1:1 Support.  We apologize for the delay in responding to your issue and for the inconvenience you have been caused.  We require that players have at least 2 or more duplicate Scratchy #12 sets in their inventory in order to make this exchange, where there should be at least one of each complete Wedding Dress Set (L) and Magical Costume Set (L) .  You only have 1 duplicate Scratchy #12 set in your inventory and are therefore unable to make this exchange at this time.  Please let us know when you have at least 2 duplicate Scratchy #12 sets in your inventory.

 Also, please let us know if you have any more game-related questions or issues.

Thank you,
Game Master


HOWEVER...several hours later, I get this response.


Thank you for contacting  Pangya 1:1 Support.  We apologize for the delay in responding to your issue and for the inconvenience you have been caused.  We have removed 2 complete sets from Scratchy #12 from your inventory in exchange for a Big Papel caddie, which we have sent to your account by in-game mail.

 Please let us know if you have any more game-related questions or issues.
Thank you,
Game Master 


So, to conclude, I now have El Big Guy...

El Gato Negro...

And El Gato Blanco.

Well, he's not really white, more like a cafe latte color. Really strange move to do an about-face, but hey, I'm not complaining. A couple less rares to worry about. I never really was much of a fan of the Magical Girl set for Lucia, although I did take plenty of photos with that. Anyway, I have now reached Pro A rank, which means I am now at the middle of my Pangya journey through the levels. I think I'll take it easy these next few months. I am in no rush to reach National E.