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Drives Not Triggering During World Boss Battles

Hey, I just watched a painful battle from start to finish where only one Drive went off the entire fight. The meter filled up to 100%, but nothing happned. Mars got all her drives as usual, but I didn't get to trigger fever or anything. Really tanked my already awful damage. 😭

Is anyone else having this problem?

DESTINY CHILD Jan 3, 2021, 12:28 PM
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Is this a bug or hackers or what?

I keep running into this in Rumble. It's been happening for about a week or so now, of and on. Is anyone else running into this?

Is this a bug or hackers or what?
DESTINY CHILD Nov 13, 2020, 09:38 AM
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The Fun Factor

Hey all.

So I just wanted to hear from the community about something that's been on my mind. We just got the crafting update, and my own reaction to it has been sort of unenthusiastic -- but it's not that I don't think it's useful. Obviously there are clear power benefits, even with the weakest traits.

But...is the crafting system fun? I don't think so. Don't get me wrong, I will use it, and benefit from it. I just don't enjoy it. For that matter, I feel the same way about exploration. I do it, daily, and reap the rewards, but the process? Not really anything fun there for me.

I have a lot of fun playing this game, mind you. Anything story related is fun. I enjoy the cut scenes, even the written blurbs in the archives. The character designs, animations, voices -- all that is fun to experience to me. Tweaking my team, battling, changing my Ragna message, saying goofy stuff during live summoning -- I enjoy all that. And as infuriating as RNG can be, nothing beats that burst of happiness when Davi shows up and you know a 5* is coming. XD

But I'm sure everyone likes different aspects. Let me know what you think is fun, and what you think isn't fun, about DC.

DESTINY CHILD Jun 13, 2020, 11:36 AM
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Limos Narrative

Hey everyone. I'm just curious how you felt about the actual story and scenes from this new ND. The last I experienced before this was Brigid's, which I thought was amaazing. This time around, I felt they took a verrry thin premise and leaned hard on Master's ineptitude (which is harder for me to accept now that he's finally been showing some growth in the main story).

I did LOL when Lisa set him up with those sweets at the end though. XD Anyway, what'd you all think?

Limos Narrative
DESTINY CHILD Jun 12, 2020, 08:00 AM
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So friggin cool!

I know I am late to the party with this one, but I've wanted a copy of her since I first laid eyes on her long ago. This is what I received from the 5* ticket I was rewarded from Moa Moa Paradice. :)

It'll be a long time before I have resources to devote to her, but at least I got her!

So friggin cool!
DESTINY CHILD Apr 5, 2020, 06:02 AM
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Magic Spa Butterfly

If this is common knowledge already, please forgive me. I was just playing around in the spa and noticed this fun feature.

If you tap and hold an empty area, a magical golden butterfly appears (I think it was released during one of Davi's Butterfly Effects XD). It instantly attracts the attention of all characters on the screen.

See this example below. In the first image, the amorous frog has decided to sing some pretty dirty lyrics to Charlotte (censored to protect your innocence). Notice that she is looking to left, feigning disinterest...



...until the magic butterfly appears! Now she stares directly at the would be frog prince, enraptured by his bawdy tune. I think he's going to get that kiss he's after. XD
I'm sure I'll be using the spa to make all kinds of fun scenes, but right now I only have one 5* spa costume so I can't use all my favorite characters. Anyway, hope this was useful to someone out there. :)

Magic Spa Butterfly +1
DESTINY CHILD Mar 19, 2020, 10:39 AM
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Who Did Bari See In Your Future?

Hey all. Just curious to know the Child that Bari says is born from Your desire. Mine is Oracle Werewolf, as you can see. I don't actually have this Child yet, though it was definitely love at first sight when she was introduced. Such a beautiful design and high quality execution.

Anyway, who did Bari see for you?

Also...how did you like the event itself? I love the ability to interact with the characters outside of the game like this. I think that ShiftUP's dedication to variety and ingenuity when interfacing with the fan base is incredible! I do wish events didn't require the use of Facebook or it's associated services, though, but that's just my preference.

Let me know your thoughts. I hope fortune smiles upon you. :D

Who Did Bari See In Your Future?
DESTINY CHILD Mar 12, 2020, 09:23 PM
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Brigid Is Terrifying

I just wanted to take a moment to show my appreciation for the quality of this particular Narrative Dungeon story. Not only was it well written and animated, there were some very interesting and effective stylistic choices taken.

Brigid is the first DC character that really makes me feel like I'm watching a truly dangerous and depraved demon. Her brutal Drive animation might just be the most character revealing and appropriate out of all of them. The only other character that has made me this uneasy is Mona when you catch a glimpse of her true nature.

I applaud the writers and animators of Brigid's tale. They always do great work, but I feel like this was a case of perfect execution. What do you all think?

Brigid Is Terrifying
DESTINY CHILD Jan 15, 2020, 07:58 AM
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Party Star Medb!

Over the last month I've basically picked up every child I missed during events during the year (with the exception of collab childs of course). Today, with my final summon of the year, I got Party Star Medb, who I really wanted, along with Horus and Thetis who I'm happy to have.

2019 is going out with a bang, and 2020 is going to be the year of PVP ascendance! 2020 is the year Mammon goes Meta! And...and I will bend all my powers to get the Disgaea collab I've been dreaming of since I first played this game. XD These are my DC resolutions for 2020.

I hope everyone here has a great holiday, and that 2020 is a 5β˜† year for all!

Party Star Medb!
DESTINY CHILD Dec 31, 2019, 08:54 PM
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Pay me with your BLOOD!!

I didn't realize that using the 4β˜† option in HoR would cost 120 blood gems each time! (Edit: Okay, now I realize it only cost 120 if you go for a 100% rate). I was hoping I could take advantage of it but I can't afford it just yet.

The best option is the 5β˜† option, but I don't even have enough extra 5β˜† to do it right now. ;_; Never thought I would be eager to collect 5β˜† so I can sacrifice -- ahem, I mean "reincarnate" them. XD

So I have to live vicariously through those of you who have the resources to use HoR right away. Please share your results!

DESTINY CHILD Dec 26, 2019, 07:08 PM
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It's A Christmas Miracle!

RNG Santa gave me an early gift! Hope you find something good under the tree too. :) Merry Christmas DC fans! Love yall!

It's A Christmas Miracle!
DESTINY CHILD Dec 25, 2019, 01:12 PM
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Narrative Fail Streak Broken!

I'm just celebrating here! I haven't been able to get the Child from the Narrative Board for several times in a row, but last night luck struck. I blew through 2 boards in less than a dozen rolls!

Now I'm sure to get the costume and another copy of Nicole. Praise Mammon I am saaaved! XD

Narrative Fail Streak Broken!
DESTINY CHILD Dec 19, 2019, 10:28 PM
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Please Help Me Build My Team

So, thanks to Lisa and her Extra Lessons I now have a 6* fully uncapped Charlotte. I have completely Awakened her and am just a few days away from completely maxing out her skills. I've also basically fallen in love with her Amazing design and art. She looks so badass I just Have to use her.

So how do I build a PVP team around her? I'm leaning towards a complete Light build, since my Maat is maxed out and I have a decently uncapped Dana. My struggle is in figuring out who to use as supporter and debuffer. Moa? Catgirl Neamhain?

Can you veteran team builders help me out?

DESTINY CHILD Dec 17, 2019, 01:17 PM
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Stamina

I don't know if I contracted my own case of Christmasitis, but my stamina is running a little low. I had a huge amount at one time, but I blew through it trying to make it to Bathory in 4 days during her narrative (I came into the event late), and I've never fully recovered.

Generally it's fine, but narratives can be draining if you're unlucky enough to have to complete each board fully before moving on (which is how it went for Bathory). With the Onyx dungeon offering a tradeoff of stamina for sweet, sweet Onyx, I'm feeling the pressure.

Looking for advice here. Doing a resource/benefit assessment, what would you say is the best way to spend my stamina? Should I prioritize the Narrative or the Onyx dungeon?

Stamina
DESTINY CHILD Dec 12, 2019, 10:31 PM
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Only just noticing this....

This guy is dressed a lot like Khepri, and he's wielding her weapons. 😳
I haven't awakened her so I don't know if her story contains any hints about this, but if anyone can tell me the story behind this, you'll have my thanks.

Regardless, I have to say...Khepri wore it better. 🀣

Only just noticing this.... +1
DESTINY CHILD Dec 10, 2019, 02:54 AM
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9% Banner Finally Came Through

After days of no luck, today has been a banner day. Just look at how many 4*s I sat through before she showed up. Game was trying to give me a heart attack. XD Look at this beauty here though.

Guardian Chang'e is one of the most beautifully designed and realized Childs in the game. I seriously considered her during the Extra Lessons, but chose Maat. RNG has smiled upon me today. I hope the rest of you are having equal or better luck!

9% Banner Finally Came Through
DESTINY CHILD Dec 8, 2019, 06:23 AM
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It pays to take extra lessons...

Sure, I've spent the last several days battling for platinum chests full of darts and stop signs. But I was a good student and did all my extra lessons and was rewarded beyond my wildest expectations!

I toiled in the Narrative dungeon but didn't manage to get Midas, and I've never even caught a whiff of Myrna. Moa I had one copy of, but now I can even uncap her a little. I am very satisfied by this outcome, and it was just in time. RNG has been Really Not Good lately, but I can forgive it now. lol

So? What did you all get!?

It pays to take extra lessons... +2
DESTINY CHILD Dec 7, 2019, 02:45 PM
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Planet Party Popularity Poll

Try saying that five times fast. XD

Just for fun, vote for your favorite member of Planet Party. Aria, as a guest member, is not included (but feel free to write in votes for her). Besides, I feel like she would dominate the votes with her amazing new costume and fun Drive animation. I wish Miku could have shown up during this...

My vote is for Marsβ™‘Β . I'm a fan of the colors and simplicity of her base outfit, and the dazzling effect of her eyes. It helps that she's also very useful just now.

So what about you? Curious to see who is most popular.

Planet Party Popularity Poll
DESTINY CHILD Dec 5, 2019, 03:54 AM
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About Marsβ™‘Β and Venusβ™‘Β 

This is more of a story question. I really enjoyed Mars' awakening scenes. I'm not exactly into the pop idol genre, but I can't deny it has been fun to hang out with these characters.

What's weird to me is that it *seems* to suggest that Mars' pactmaker was actually transformed into Mars to fulfill the pact. So far as you all know, is that the case, or am I just interpreting it incorrectly?

Also, Venus claims to be an Archfiend candidate, so she's actually a demon not a Child? There's always more going on than I think with these stories, which is why I love them so much.

DESTINY CHILD Dec 5, 2019, 03:42 AM
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[Laharl] [bqxjs69urc73] Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DC!!

It has been quite a ride. I started all those months ago completely not sure what the heck I was doing in the game, but drawn to the AMAZING art work and AWESOME storytelling. A year later I talk about these characters as if they are real people. I sympathize with the Master. I live in fear and awe of Mona. I smile every time I hear Moa say "Boing boing!" or Davi shows up to let me know my summon is going to be special.

I've had some heartaches. Early on I sacrificed 5* Childs for onyx. I took breaks from the game just in time to miss collabs. I threw crystals at banners and didn't get who I was after. I ran to the limits of my stamina but couldn't make it to the last Narrative board.

But that's part of what makes the successes so SWEET. I've been journeying with Dana this whole time. She was my first 5* and I remember being in awe of her artwork, her imperious nature. When I pulled Newbie Mona from a Platinum Chest? Almost passed out. LOL And don't even get me started on Resurrected Frej. If his banner was still up I would still be devoting everything I have to it -- his design is my absolute favorite! The production values for Destiny Child stand out over literally every other mobile game I have played, and in terms of the gacha genre, DC has no peer!

And speaking of being peerless, the DC fan community is like my second family. Finding this board on Moot bumped my experience with this game to 11. I love the people here, and I love DC. Here's to another awesome year.

P.S.: How about a Disgaea collab for year 2? XD

[Laharl] [bqxjs69urc73] Happy 1 Year Anniversary!
DESTINY CHILD Dec 3, 2019, 03:23 PM
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Manual Play

Today I finally tried manual play in a raid. I boosted my damage from 859K to 1.2M with nothing else being different (except the level of the boss was actually one Higher). So I see the potential. I do have questions for manual players.

When playing against a team (like in PVP), do you wait for your "aim" to switch to certain characters before triggering certain abilities? For instance, if I was about to trigger Elizabeth's Drive, would I hold for the moment the target changed to someone more vulnerable, or is there a good way to force that target to change?

Speaking of Elizabeth, in the raid battles for some reason her Drive is ready Significantly later than everyone elses. What governs that? I thought once the gauge filled up, all the drives became available.

DESTINY CHILD Dec 3, 2019, 04:29 AM
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World Boss Discussion

TLDR: Is it worth it to pursue a high percentile rating in the World Boss events? If you don't feel like reading the rest of this, I would really appreciate your thoughts on just that question. :)

People seem to agree that there is no positive correlation between being ranked in the upper 10% to even 1% and receiving worthwhile rewards. My own experience bears this out. I have received 5 5* Childs this WB, and my rating has been around 43% at best.

It's only fair to note that there *are* sure gains at higher percentile rankings, but this is overwhelmingly a case of quantity over quality. The increase in the number of Fragments ensures you can get all the shop items, including the daily onyx, gold, and summon tickets, but this is a case of diminishing returns. Once you have all of the high cost items, Fragments beyond a certain amount have no purpose.

That said, our heart's desire is 5* Childs, and that places us at the mercy of our dear friend the RNG. The odds of gaining better rewards increases with your percentile ranking in the form of higher tier reward cards, but we know what an increase in odds looks like in DC. The 6% banner was double the usual odds, but that still left you with a 94% chance of failure. We don't know the numbers for the WB odds, but with SC and Equipment sharing the pool with Childs, I have to believe the odds are less favorable than those of a banner.

So it's arguable that it's not worth it to spend crystals for extra WB battles with the expectation that you will get *better* rewards instead of just *more* rewards.

What do you think?

DESTINY CHILD Nov 8, 2019, 03:33 AM
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The Voices

Abura Kadaburaaa! XD

I can't hear that line from Merlin without breaking into a smile. One of my favorite things about DC is the top notch voice acting. In the responses to a post about Drive animations, more than one person said Khepri's is their favorite because of her voice. I'm curious to know everyone's favorite character voices and favorite lines in the game.

That line from Merlin is my favorite, but my favorite character voice is actually...the Master's! XD Massive props to Yuki Yonai for making the young master come alive.

https://myanimelist.net/people/38031/Yuki_Yonai

Anyway, share your favorites!

DESTINY CHILD Nov 7, 2019, 03:20 AM
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Spending Strategy

So about spending resources...

When it comes to Ragna Coins and Mirror Fragments, is it ultimately better to stockpile everything until the last moment, or to buy as you go?

I feel like, especially with the Ragna shop, it's always better to hold off on buying copies of a Child or costumes until the last possible moment because you can possibly receive them as random rewards. But what about 5* and SC tickets? Is there any point in delaying those purchases?

Even with crystals, it seems like it's always best to wait until you can do a 10x pull -- but what about during the WB when getting certain Childs can significantly boost your rewards? In that case should you pull however much you can afford each day, or should you still wait for the 10x pull?

I'd really like to know what you all feel is most effective.

DESTINY CHILD Nov 5, 2019, 09:26 AM
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Favorite Drive

This is just for fun. I'm curious, which Child has your favorite drive animation? I have a few contenders: Davi's Butterfly Effect, Unleashed Frej's Fallen Heavens (dramatically badass), Diver Mona's Raging Shark (makes me laugh πŸ˜†) all rank up there, but the current favorite is Newbie Mona's Beginner's Luck.

I like that one because Mona is not *really* comical, or generic like the 3* version -- she's mysterious, powerful, and kind of terrifying. 😳 I feel like this drive really communicates that.

Anyway, what's *your* favorite?

Favorite Drive
DESTINY CHILD Oct 27, 2019, 09:55 AM
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Fiiiinally

I get to join the Maat club! 🀣 It has been so frustrating to see Maat recommended for practically *everything* and not have a single copy of her. Now to uncap her. 😌

Fiiiinally
DESTINY CHILD Oct 26, 2019, 06:20 PM
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We Got It! XD DC Moot Badge!

So you guys may recall the post I put up a while back asking if anyone was interested in the idea of a DC Moot badge. The response was so overwhelmingly positive that I went on a quest to get it done. I wanted to do it secretly to surprise you all, and I'll say a little more about it at the end.

Here is my post in the Moot help board bugging them for info on this: https://moot.us/lounges/5/boards/15/posts/2125955

As you can see, I didn't get any real answer (though many people are interested in getting a badge made). So I did a little digging and found the direct contact to Team Moot. The first email:
They responded:
So, at this point I started trying to make the logo. But, I don't actually have a computer. πŸ˜… Trying to make it on the phone was not working well for me. Sooo, I contacted my friend who is an artist and game designer himself, and begged him to make this for me. And they used exactly the file you see up top! I can't wait to tell him it was accepted! 😁

With that, I emailed them everything -- the proposal, the actual badge, even a title request (I mean, we *are* all trying to be the Archfiend right? Right?!).

That e-mail:
They replied with a very encouraging "Keep an eye on the shop" and I was doing just that but, well, life has gotten a little difficult and I haven't been able to keep up with games and the forum.

So, the reason I wanted to make this a surprise and didn't ask anyone here for help (and I wanted to, especially when it came to drawing the badge) is because I really wanted to give something back to you guys. I know it's just a forum, and Destiny Child is just a game, but being able to come here and share the joys and frustrations with you all has been more beneficial to me than you'd likely expect. Even the arguments, the heated debates, all of it is great as far as I'm concerned. Feels good to be part of a community.

So here's the best thing I could come up with to say thank you. 😁

Now to actually Get the badge....🀣

We Got It! XD DC Moot Badge! +3
DESTINY CHILD Oct 25, 2019, 04:33 AM
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I can't believe it...

This was the first pull! And I've never gotten multiple 5*s on a pull before. I just sat there looking at this stunned. I truly hope you have luck as good or better!

I can't believe it...
DESTINY CHILD Oct 17, 2019, 06:16 PM
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Are the Devs Listening?

We just had that 6% banner with the expanded 5* pool. Was that the first time they've done an expanded pool in Global? Was it the first time the rate was changed to 6%?

During the World Boss we had triple Hot Time during the final weekend. Is that standard or was that also a first for us?

Have any of you contacted the dev team via the game contact or any other method to offer up praise, complaints, or suggestions?

I ask because I get the feeling that we are being heard here on the forums, in a broad sense, and that our comments and general mood have some impact on when certain things happen (not the big scheduled events of course). I'm not sure about this, but it would make sense to take the pulse of the player base occasionally -- to know when to throw us a bone, or, on the more cynical side, to know how best to manipulate us.

What do you think? Are they listening?

DESTINY CHILD Oct 15, 2019, 03:21 AM
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So about the Fire Child Banner...

The Childs on offer would boost my performance in the raid without question, but drawing for them will deplete my already meager crystal supply -- and I want those collab Childs!

Is there any real argument for pulling from this banner versus hoarding crystals for the collab? I feel like I'll be best served by ignoring this banner and doing the best I can in the raid with the team I have, but there may be something I'm overlooking. Thoughts?

So about the Fire Child Banner...
DESTINY CHILD Oct 13, 2019, 11:08 PM
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The Lull

So I'm in a lull in the game right now. Anyone else feel the same way? I spent my meager stockpile of crystals on the 6% banner, and while it wasn't entirely useless (I got Mammon...😭), it wasn't the bonanza I've seen some of you get (not salty, genuinely happy for the lucky few! 😁).

I've been pushing my resources leveling up my best 5*s, and I can see the progress, but now I'm running low on pretty much everything. I can't really do all that much day to day for the moment, and I know that Something is looming on the horizon that will require me to have more crystals than I do. I was staring at the shop listings today, trying to convince myself that's it's not That expensive...it's not, right? lol

Curious to know what this time is like for the rest of you. Anyone still sitting on a stash of crystals? Anyone tapped out like me?

DESTINY CHILD Oct 10, 2019, 07:02 AM
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How does one request a new badge?

Is there a way this can be done where it's clear that the request has been received, viewed, and either accepted or rejected?

Moot Oct 9, 2019, 04:29 PM
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Questions About Hades

Two things here:

Death Mask's Barrier description has a barrier point value, but then claims the barrier absorbs a percentage of damage equal to Enrage's maximum percentage of damage stored. I'm assuming this is a copy/paste typo but I just wanted to ask if Hades' barrier has unique functionality. I read through previous forum posts and couldn't find any mention of it.

Second thing is the Leader Buff. The *Enemy* Tap Skill Damage Def against Fire Type *Allies* is +10%. Is this a typo or does it actually buff the enemy? I love this if it's accurate, because that would make this a mechanic that directly stems from the personality of the Child. Hades wants to die. What better way to accomplish this than to make enemies more effective versus her? XD

Questions About Hades
DESTINY CHILD Oct 9, 2019, 03:58 PM
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Eames

So when awakening Mayahuel, Eames appears. Everyone acts like she's been around the whole time but who the heck is she? Not in the archive, and I can't even seem to find any background info via Google. Is she a KR only Child? Connected to an upcoming or past event?

All I know is that she has a super badass design and is total waifu material. Anyone know anything?

Eames
DESTINY CHILD Oct 7, 2019, 05:12 AM
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Does this board have no Mod??

I came to this board with a question, but before I posted it I decided to scroll through a few posts to see if maybe it had been asked and answered. What I saw instead was a bunch of people advertising and some guy showing his leg.

Is the questions and suggestions board moderated at all? I would think that this of all boards would be kept clean of nonsense, since this is where people come when they need help. I thought I had stumbled onto the off topic board by mistake.

I've asked a question here once before and was helped out by other Mooties, so I'm not saying the board doesn't function. However, when I can't check the suggestions without wading through a sea of inappropriate content, I think it's something I should draw your attention to.

Moot Oct 7, 2019, 12:29 AM
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DC Moot Badge?

I was thinking it would be pretty cool if there were a moot badge for DC. If there were, would you use it? And what would you want it to be?

I immediately thought of Davi's star hairpin. It's iconic enough, and cool enough that I think even non DC mooties would like it. Looking at the Childs for further inspiration I noticed the star is way more prevalent than I realized. I think it is sort of a secondary logo for the game. (Bonus fan points to anyone who can ID all the childs in the image XD). This isn't even all of them!

Any other suggestions?

DC Moot Badge?
DESTINY CHILD Oct 6, 2019, 10:18 AM
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Collecting Crystals

So I've decided to start hoarding my crystals for a while and I wanted to know if I'm missing methods of generating them.

I do Lisa's daily tasks and that gets me 950. Thanks to you all I now also get 500 a day from the 2*s I send exploring. I'm not much of a PVP person so I only get 2700 a week from that generally, which is the silver league reward. How many do you get from gold and platinum league?

I think the daily reward ends up being 2400 over 28 days. Then there are the random amounts gained from friend coins and events...I think that's all. I just looked in the shop at the monthly packages. They aren't unreasonably priced. Does anyone take advantage of those? I might...but for now just calculating the free options.

Anyway if I don't do anything but collect for a month, I should have around 58K in 30 days. Is that about average? Are there other methods I'm missing or ways to be more efficient? Any help is always appreciated.

Collecting Crystals
DESTINY CHILD Oct 5, 2019, 10:32 PM
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Is Reflect a meaningful ability?

Looking at AI and thinking about how useful her drive seems to be, but then I see that reflect doesn't feature into any strategies or lineups I've seen. So is it not useful after all?

I read in a guide that the percentage reflected is also not taken as damage. Is that true? That seems like a pretty powerful defensive measure if so. Is it not effective versus DoT, or just not a strong enough defense in general? I appreciate any insight anyone can offer.

Is Reflect a meaningful ability?
DESTINY CHILD Oct 4, 2019, 11:06 PM
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Gacha Life

I like gacha games. I'm the sort of person who has always been a collector in one form or another (comics, trading cards, figurines, books, coins, the list goes on). I also enjoy the gambling aspect, the luck.

Every time I start a new gacha game, I go to the character list and I note my favorite designs. Those are the ones I'll be hoping for, the ones I want to build my team around. Then I settle in for the same basic experience:

You get some middle of the road 3* (because everyone uses a star system apparently) characters that are central to the story. They get the most characterization, a great deal of design attention, and you end up caring about them and wanting to use them. (3* Davi, Mona, Lisa -- I'm looking at you!)

You do a tutorial and in the process get introduced to whatever the summoning mechanism is, and gain a random character that is usually of a higher star ranking.

You get a ton of newbie crystals (because most games use crystals for whatever reason) to pump into your characters. Since you generally only have the mediocre characters at this time, you essentially waste these resources.

You make enough progress to reach the point that the mediocrity of these awesomely designed starter characters begins to shine through. You get a little lucky and have a few more high tier characters to work with and reach the sad stage of removing the story characters from your squad one by one (though they still feature prominently in all cut scenes, as if they participate in every battle despite never being used for anything ever again).

Items and equipment are introduced. Quickly you learn that they are just as drastically stratified, and that the vast majority of items you get will be complete junk useful only as fodder for upgrading other junk, or selling for money.

You start to understand that all the characters that are not top star ranking are basically different levels of trash. This clashes with the story a bit, because in the story certain characters always seem incredibly powerful (and surely later they will have variants of appropriate power level released). This curbs your enthusiasm for the summoning process, because now fully 75% of what could come up is essentially useless to you.

You open up PVP and after a few successes against other newbies you get demolished by your first well balanced opponent. You realize that there are deeper strategies than what you have already employed. This is either intriguing to you or frustrating. Either way, you endeavor to get gud.

You find that even among the 5* characters, there are levels of worth. There are characters no one uses, there is a best option for each role in the party. It's likely that the cool character you aspired to have at the beginning is one of these practically useless characters. Oh sure, they are cool to *have*, and you pull them up to look at and admire from time to time. But when it comes to actually fighting a battle to accomplish anything, they have no place.

This new realization narrows the number of desirable summons even further. Plus, over all this time you've built up a pretty sizeable collection. So there's plenty of stuff you don't need anymore at all. Sure, sure, you can break them down for resources. You can send them into the Extraction Chamber to be horrifically reduced to consumable gems. But that's not very exciting, and quickly becomes frustrating.

For me, right now, I'm feeling really disappointed in the functional uselessness of so many characters. I enter this stage in any gacha, and I've been here before with DC. It's a part of my gacha life to want more from these characters, to wish that with the right strategy, any character could be part of a competitive team.

The current trigger is Thetis. What an amazingly realized design. A truly beautiful character, like a painting brought to life. No practical use, to the point that that's all anyone has to say about her. Don't invest in her, don't bother thinking she can be useful ever, get her because she's basically a freebie and then settle in for an unsatisfying grind versus her for the next 2 weeks.

It depresses me when even new uber boss characters, with elaborate and gorgeous designs and animations, get zero love and weren't designed to be very useful. It's not unique to DC though, and I still feel like this is the best gacha game around. I guess I just want more variety in my gacha life.

DESTINY CHILD Oct 3, 2019, 08:19 PM
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Tear Rating

So we all experience this: you're summoning, Davi pops up, omg omg it's -- Garbage. πŸ˜‘ Due to the nature of the odds, this will happen far more often than not. It's a routine part of playing the game.

But then there are the Childs you don't want that seem to be trolling you. Of all the ones that could show up, disproportionately it's them. The one that makes you cry tears of frustration. The one you wouldn't mind never ever pulling again -- that's the one I want to know about.

You give me the name (or names) of your least favorite Child (or Childs). I'll rank them up here by the number of mentions and that will create our Tear Rating system. This is just something for fun (and I'm curious to know if Mammon is the most hated after all πŸ˜–).

My vote is for Red Cross. Never going to do anything with him but he keeps showing up everywhere. He's even boring to look at. 😀

Mammon πŸ’§πŸ’§πŸ’§
Red CrossπŸ’§πŸ’§
Diablo πŸ’§πŸ’§
Aria πŸ’§πŸ’§
Mars πŸ’§
Metis πŸ’§
Chang'e πŸ’§
Eve πŸ’§

Your turn! 😁

Tear Rating
DESTINY CHILD Oct 3, 2019, 04:07 AM
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Laharl requests assistance!

Hey everyone, this is just a quick request. My phone is not the best and I'm having a hard time screen capping Thetis's drive animation. I really want to catch the moment when that sea beast has it's jaws wide open and it's releasing the blast. Can anyone help me out?

DESTINY CHILD Oct 2, 2019, 07:48 AM
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Salty

The reason this isn't yet another celebratory "I got Newbie Mona! XD" post is that I have not, in fact, pulled Newbie Mona. From reading over the many posts about this I know I am in good company. A lot of us haven't gotten her yet, and some of us are salty about it.

Full disclosure: I am not salty. I didn't enter this event with any significant resources, so I had (and have) no expectations. It's the people who exercised great discipline over the preceeding weeks, even months, saving tens of thousands of crystals, only to sit through what must have been an excruciating hour-long session of 10x summons and get nothing...those are the salty ones. I almost wonder if Thetis was chosen on purpose, a child born of sorrow, drowned in the salty sea.

People talk about the summoning rates all the time here. I've read some very interesting older posts about it, and equally interesting fresh ones. One that really stuck with me was by BlueWolf, reminding everyone that the summon rate is applied to each individual summon. No matter how many times you summon, you have the same chance of failure each time. You could fail infinitely. That's a depressing thought.

So does that mean a different model should be implemented? Obviously there is the intended work-around: spend money. And there is a fair argument for doing a cost benefit analysis at some juncture, to determine if the time and effort spent gathering crystals exceeds the time and effort it would take to earn $60. But that's outside of the game. Within the game, what could or should be done?

I wanted to ask if you think it would be fair to say that if a person spends a certain amount of crystals, they can get a specific child. Right now, $90 gets you about 18K crystals. People have dropped 2 and 3 times that on this, and other, banners. Meanwhile $60 gets you 1 Newbie Mona. I think there is an argument that a crystal expenditure of a certain amount should unlock 1 guaranteed pull from a banner. But I want to know what everyone else thinks.

DESTINY CHILD Oct 1, 2019, 12:51 AM
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Farewell to Rita

As this Ragna draws to a close, I want to do a proper farewell to one of the more interesting Childs we've seen. Of course she won't be gone, as many of us have added her to our little armies, but she won't be the center of attention for much longer.

So, in honor of Rita, let's spend a little time admiring the details the Devs put into realizing our favorite fanatical snake charmer.

As her archive entry states, she took the name of Rita after the saint, Saint Rita of Cascia. St. Rita is the patron saint of lost and impossible causes, sickness, wounds, marital problems, abuse, and mothers. None of this aligns with the personality of Rita the child in any way, so the connection seems purely in the religious devotion department. However, the saint's attributes include a forehead wound, the rose, bees, and the grape vine, and there we find at least one clear detail in common. Namely, the rose on Rita's headdress and collar, as pictured below. Notice also that the headdress includes a crown of thorns, which Jesus was notably forced to don during his crucifixtion in the Bible.

Also pictured below is Rita's distinctive cross marking below her eye. I personally think this is one of the cooler design touches for this character. Because of the circle replacing the top bar of the cross, this is actually more of an ankh than a cross. Within the circle is a pentagram. While both the ankh and pentagram have positive symbolic origins, in present times they are generally associated with occult practices. Note that the earring you can just see beside her cheek also seems to contain the pentagram. Seems like the point here is to juxtapose Christian and occult themes, basically highlighting the obvious conflicting traits of this Child.

Next up is her weapon of choice: the Stygian Grail. I love everything about this name! XD The term "stygian" is an adjective denoting something as "of or relating to the river Styx". If you remember your Greek mythology, the river Styx is located in Hades, and separates the world of the living from that of the dead. Meanwhile, the term "holy grail" is often used interchangably with "holy chalice" to describe the vessel used by Jesus at the Last Supper, a significant occurance in Christian mythology. Looking at the grail, you can see a goat head design, which is used to symbolize Baphomet, who in present day is considered to be a demonic occult deity.
This bit is very interesting. When you tap Rita this complex set of symbols shows up. It Looks like sigils, but I can't find anything matching any of it, so it's quite possibly nonsense scribbles designed to look like occult symbols -- but I could be wrong. If anyone recognizes any of this I'd be happy to hear about it. I can say that the triangle overlapping the circle most closely resembles a symbol commonly used to represent the Holy Trinity of Christian theology (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) which would be relevant to Rita's whole theme.
Next up is the Rosary of Skulls. Not much to say about this one. Just some basic info: the rosary is a string of knots or beads used in the Catholic religion as a part of recitation of prayers contained in the Holy Rosary, a book of prayers. Rita having one, with skulls on it, is just one more form of conflicting imagery.
Beyond this I don't think any more pictures are needed. We all know that Rita has snakes in all her incarnations, and these are a clear reference to the serpent in the Garden of Eden, another Christian reference. As the story goes, the serpent enticed Eve, the first woman, to eat fruit from the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, which had been strictly forbidden by God. That fruit is often depicted as an apple, hence the apple in Rita's Ragna costume.

Last of all, when in battle Rita repeats the word "Oremus", which is Latin for "Let us pray".

So this was a lot of fun for me to look into. I love that there is such a wealth of references in this one character. I'm not a Catholic or occultist so I didn't know the significance of some of this stuff. I think the character designers and artists did a great job of incorporating everything into a really impressive design, and this is my way of acknowledging all that fine work.

If you read all that you are my friend. XD

Farewell to Rita +3
DESTINY CHILD Sep 29, 2019, 05:14 PM
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About Rita's Awakening Scenario

A question for those of you who have seen all of Rita's scenarios (and have some interest in the storyline in general).

It seems as though Rita has forseen the master going through some sort of transformative ressurection, or that a child will be created from him somehow. Could it mean he'll finally have some kind of playable incarnation? The other demons already do, after all, so it's not out of the question.

Do plot points in awakening scenarios ever bear fruit in the main story? Those of you who can see the future via the Korean version, can you tell me if the master has changed much at all?

I think it would be cool if you could finally add him to the lineup. I bet if they did it, it would be this new female version of him too. XD

DESTINY CHILD Sep 29, 2019, 01:40 AM
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What's Is This?

I randomly touched my screen fumbling to pick up my phone and this message was on it. I've never seen this one before, though it may be old news to many of you. I have to say this one is kind of mysterious and disquieting.

Is there a story behind this or do I just have to assume something infernal is happening behind that door?

What's Is This?
DESTINY CHILD Sep 28, 2019, 07:07 PM
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Show me your Homescreen!

Something for fun just to see how many people have customized their backgrounds and effects, and who your current favorites are. I'm using Diva Live Stage from the Miku event and the spotlights effect. I think this is appropriate for Frej's ego. πŸ˜†

Show me your Homescreen!
DESTINY CHILD Sep 27, 2019, 11:49 AM
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I Got Frej!

Yeah I know I'm like the last person to get him. I know he's not a super strong meta-smashing behemoth. I know most people won't be using him a month from now, and that having just one copy is pretty lame...

But this design is so cool! Frej is definitely one of my favorite characters in the story. As far as the male characters go, I think he really does have the best art, especially here.

Also...the coloration and shape of his horns really makes me think of Master's hair. Is there any possibility that Frej is actually related to Master?

I Got Frej!
DESTINY CHILD Sep 26, 2019, 11:39 AM
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How does this store work?

I'm new and I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm mystified by this purchasing system.

I got a notification that the name coloration I want Just went on sale, I clicked it, and it's sold out. Literally like...3 seconds into the countdown it's gone. Is that how this works? I have to camp the store and buy something the very second it switches over?

Moot Sep 26, 2019, 07:07 AM
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Motivational Poster

This one goes out to all the auto players (such as myself) aspiring to manual greatness.

I'll be totally honest: I didn't really think about how huge of a difference manual play would make. I didn't understand how much tinkering there is to do, how crucial the timing is, and how the AI is not built to take advantage of those things because those are the things that make this game competitive for skilled players.

And it makes me want to get much better at manual play.

Motivational Poster
DESTINY CHILD Sep 25, 2019, 03:07 PM
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Whhhyyyyy?!

It's the last one every time! It cost me 72K coins and thousands of stamina for each step! I...I'm not going to make it. 😭

Whhhyyyyy?!
DESTINY CHILD Sep 23, 2019, 08:27 PM
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