Yea the nature of RNG gives you large swings of ups and downs for sure, and some events will definitely end up as a loss.
I blew 80k crystals to try and get N. Mona and didn't get her, so I was at first just scraping by the event, but did get luckier this event as it progressed.
Hopefully you will find this event to bring you a bit more luck!!!
Welcome to the Destiny Child community! Hope you will enjoy this game to it's maximum! ( ╹▽╹ )
To be specific, the uncap that Naomi mentions will increase the "+" on the character, but will not increase their star to 6*. Pretty much, the only use for duplicates is to be used for uncaps, so go right for it with your 2nd Rin.
Going from 5* to 6* is done by "Evolution", which can only be done when the character is max level. You need to feed it other units of the same rarity, but to be specific, you should always use Aurora hearts to evolve from 5* to 6*. Easiest way is to take 4* Aurora hearts and evolve those to 5* (you can use extra 4* childs as fodder), at which point they can be used to evolve your desired 5* unit to 6*. I've attached images of what they look like.
In the end, both evolution and uncaps are useful to do. Evolution is more obvious, as it allows to to level up your character. Uncaps, not only increase base stats, but allow you to further level their skills even higher.
Lastly, PLEASE LOCK YOUR CHILDS! I've seen one too many people accidentally feed their rare 5* units into the onyx extraction by accident.
yea I totally get you (◍•ᴗ•◍) honestly I don't even know 95% of my character's skills, so trying to tell you what to evolve based on the meta is completely out of my knowledge.
For events, the most strategizing I do is picking my attacker element to be strong against the event element, and diversifying my team types (e.g. attacker, healer, tank, etc.). Usually the holy trinity (Dana, Chang'e, Maat) are on there because I don't like to think. For world boss, I just click auto team.
Anyways, any normal player who has seen who I evolved to 6* will probably think I'm ridiculous, since I mostly choose based on artwork and voice actress alone. Hell, I even have my 3* Mona evolved to 6*and level 60, fully uncapped.
I don't chase the meta . . . I CHASE WAIFUS!
Yea RNG can really be difficult to deal with, and a lot of us don't realize that random is not as 'uniform' as humans naturally assume, which makes it feel much worse on long bad streaks of luck. (fun fact: most 'shuffle' in music is not random anymore, because people thought true random shuffle was not 'random' enough lol)
It can be also really difficult to deal with seeing all the good luck pulls while you're getting bad pulls, but just remember that the distribution of these posts are very skewed since people tend to post less when they do poorly. Hell, I've been posting more due to my better luck this time around, but I was similar to you where I spent about 3 months of saved crystals to have 1 Bathory and 0 N.Mona. I didn't post as much then due to, well, nothing to show haha.
I hope things turn around for you! These ups and downs tend to come in large waves rather than evenly distributed, so may RNGesus bring you your high tide next event!
Thanks Laharl! XD Yeah after that crazy bad 80k gem run for Newbie Mona, followed by 13 straight multis without a single 5* during the Catherine banner, somehow I hit home run on everything right after getting my first Catherine.
(◍•ᴗ•◍) When all is said and done, I think I get to take home the crown for luckiest guy in Catherine collab!
I'll have literally broke the game if a previous collab child comes out of a plat chest lol 🤣 Go beyond the impossible and kick reason to the curb!
well she was quite useful for this Ragna, which is about to end XD
I'm pretty glad I got everything important from this ragna, so my expectations will be pretty low for the rest of the event. Just gonna keep pulling those plat chest for the almost 0 chance of getting Newbie Mona lol (人 •͈ᴗ•͈)
I really hope things turn around for you!! it really hurts me to see fellow DC friendos struggling for so long with RNG
In general having high hopes but a low bar of expectations can help, but I hope it doesn't hinder your enjoyment of the game.
yea it's more common for them to do this if they are doing a rate up banner on multiple returning characters at once (like 4 characters in this case). always check summon rates!
(. ❛ ᴗ ❛.) it's how I try to fill in the childs that I missed or skipped previously. I do a couple pulls if 2 or more of them are ones I'm missing. I still hesitate if there's only 1 that I need haha