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    @kazenorin: Hard or Easy/Casual?


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    I'm of a mind that the slightly improved drop rate for Easy is not worth dealing with water demon. I am using a fast fleet made up of largely formerly E3 locked ships, plus Hiryu, Soryuu and Shokaku, and so far my pass rate seems to be 100% with fleet command facility, the cost of using which to save the run is currently worth it to me. Three DDs in the escort fleet, they have antiinstallation, but they're really there to help send taihas back.

    With friend fleets, I haven't missed any S ranks on casual yet.

    Otherwise to me the alternative would be to farm A ranks on Hard, which would be a slightly different beast since the focus would be passing rate to boss, and just enough to get A ranks, even if you have to tap friend fleets to do so. Notably the friend fleets are somewhat ok at dealing some damage to installations, but are much more reliable for clearing out leftover escorts you might have left from daytime that count towards getting A rank.


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    Something seems awfully wrong about her proportion. Either her head or her limbs.



    This is so much easier than E-3 easy/casual farming, mainly due to friend fleet actually being useful so getting S rank is no issue with strong friend fleet even with fast+ CTF fleet. 32 runs, including 1 off route for the first run due to having 3 CV(L)s, and 2 retreats. After the first retreat I made Nelson literally weaponless by giving her FCF, second retreat from sub node. After switching to strong friend fleet my runs are 100% S ranks. Only downside is I literally didn't get anything rare except Samuel B. Roberts before getting Fletcher.

    Going to start clearing E-4 in hard now, though I will stop after getting E-5-2 ready and wait for friend fleet before E-5-2 chipping runs. 85k fuel and 62k ammo so I don't want to risk it.



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    @ofi123: Grats. Seems so far I'm the unlucky one here (did see a post on KC Wikia - 184 sorties or S-ranks. Can't remember which) when it comes to Fletcher. :< As for other rare, we can trade. I got every rare there was to get except Johnston and Fletcher, some of them multiple times. As for the artwork, eh, I thnk it looks fine - just a particular style. *shrugs* Better than a certain USN CV not named Saratoga.


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    @ofi123 Its the old Chobits style lol.

    On 5th Ooyodo drop and counting...granted her drop rate is actually pretty high.


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    @goesto11 Casual...
    Well despite my low passing rate, she dropped after a while... Hope you get yours soon too


    As for the comp, I realized that @Ken G actually did use Anti-Imp setup for the comp.
    I find that pretty important, as a fourth of my runs ran into Imp issues.

    I did some quick comparison on the ship and levels:

    NelsonCAVTamaCVLCACVOoyodoDDDuckyTashkentAshigaraCA
    Me981399413898129129991231189897
    KenG1261191111101191169811911195117115



    SumMeanMedianSDMinMaxRange
    1360113.3108.516.99413945
    1356113115.58.59512631

    My fleet is more deviated in terms of level, but roughly at around the same level on average. So there should be little effect in terms of levels.
    Notable ship differences are my Zuihou vs his Ryuujou and Shoukaku CVB vs Souryuu.
    On this map, Zuihou has worse slots than Ryuujou, but better at the two ASW nodes. Shoukaku CVB should be better than Souryuu in most cases here.

    So I'd say our fleets comp and level alone, are mostly similar and should not cause significant difference in passing rate.

    But still, my final passing rate was only at 60%, though my sample size is relatively low.
    Note that I did not use the powerful friendly fleet, only the normal one. (Speaking of friendly fleets, they're only borderline useful.)
    The major difference on equipment was Ducky bringing 2x HA+AAFD (AACI) versus bringing HA+AAFD with a machine gun (Anti-Imp).

    Duckies lose AACI with the Anti-Imp high-speed-plus setup.
    So if there are alternative ships available, they probably should be chosen. Especially those who can AACI with a single machine gun.
    In my case I'd have to use Akizuki anyways, since she's slotted and on the roster for E4H.

    Now if someone who didn't lock Nelson and NagaMutsu at all, is it worth locking Nelson here only for farming on casual?
    From my statistics, probably not (unless you count the fact that Fletcher dropped early).


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    @kazenorin; 'Grats. Unfortunately, finally made it back to only 190k fuel. Can't take the risk of more farming on E-4 Casual. Like I posted, seems my luck has turned bad for this - relatively speaking. It's about 50/50 with 100 sorties (which is why I went that far). Getting Fletcher much sooner is a lucky drop. Again, I've been lucky before and been unlucky as well. Still, if there's a choice between which new drop ship I don't get this event, it would easily be Ishigaki. Much rather have Fletcher. Also, be much easier to get Ishigaki later. At this point, Getting Fletcher may not be possible for me. Who knows what I'll have left IF I can clear E-5H (no guarantees). Can I even do another 20 sorties, 50 after clear? Will that be enough? Took me like 285 for Roma.

    Honestly, at this point IDK. Very tempted to make a few more sorties because seems to be dropping for others, but RNG is RNG. Real shame (and bad on devs) that Hard drop rate isn't much higher. SMH.


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    To be honest, resource drain is minimal but bucket drain is getting too high for my liking for E-4 Casual farming. A successful run still costs around 4 buckets on average, thanks to the ships all having less than 50% fuel by the boss. Which isn't much for a combined fleet, but my buckets just dipped below 700 today. I still need to hedge against E4 and 5 clearing too.

    Right now I'm mulling over just completing this map and coming back later to farm on Hard. And actually commit to the clearing fleet for farming, and for S ranks, because my resources are still sitting in the high 200k~, but my buckets will definitely run out first.
    @goesto11 You say the drop rate is terrible, but while A ranks are indeed barely 1%, S ranks drop at 5~6%. Which is frankly, quite high even for S rank. The issue is getting S rank, which is rather difficult. But it's something I may consider, since by aiming for S ranks I may actually save on buckets while spending other resources in their place.


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    @DLRevan: I don't know how you call this map "cheap" unless you consider under 900 fuel/sortie cheap. I burned 600 fuel per sortie and over 500 ammo. Now add in LBAS which actually added up maybe another 100 fuel since it was about 200 bauxite (maybe less with fuel, but added up). Now add in all the repairs. I was in the high 200k as well, and 100 sorties later below that for fuel and around 210k or soe for steel and ammo. I just burned about 10k fuel to do the 3 unlocking steps before TRYING to chip the boss which is a JOKE on Hard so far. Haven't made it once WITH support, and I'm told you won't do much with CTF at boss on Hard. Map ain't right, especially given E-5. E-1 to E-3 were OK, but E-4 & E-5 are off - too much RNG and resource sink hole.

    BTW, did 10 more sorties as a test and... yeah, friend fleet may have turn 7 A-ranks to S-ranks, but friend fleet is spotty and sometimes doesn't do much. Same issue remains - passing rate. Was 7/10 (so there's my 7 extra A-ranks).

    As for Hard, as I mentioned, Poi was down and when I looked it was a couple days before when I checked for Hard. Very few results. SO now it's looking like 4.9% (only 16 drop so not much data). A rank is 1% and everything I've read about farming on Hard is A-rank as it's tough to S-rank. Also, will be damn expensive. Staring to wonder if devs are trying to get people to buy consumables, RE & goddess.


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    Who should I feed my dupe Mizuhos to? Kamoi AO, Kamoi AV or Mizuho?

    Got 3 in my base and I need to clear some slots.



 

 

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