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06-25-2017, 02:57 PM
#11
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,254
This is awesome timing, as I am feeling seriously burnt out on Fire Emblem. Lawliet, the avatars are so small, I hadn't realized that was saber, lol.
06-25-2017, 02:58 PM
#12
What does "story locked" mean? Can we reroll for Saber Alter?

06-25-2017, 03:26 PM
#13
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,254
I feel like I HAVE to pick Heracles because I love Greek mythology and they didn't incorrectly spell it "Hercules".
06-25-2017, 03:45 PM
#14
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Fate/Grand Order Singularity
Posts: 5,661
Woot! Questions! I got answers! Squashy is also someone I chat with and they can help out (or correct me if I'm wrong).

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Originally Posted by Nytehawk View Post
Should I have played past games in this series to enjoy this? I'm excited for launch, I've been craving a new high quality game for a while, and my gacha addiction needs sating!
No you don't need to play previous games at all. It has it's own story. It'll be more fun knowing the previous knowledge from anime / visual novels but this game will tell you most of the stuff you need to know. The only thing is that it will spoil servant identities, which are normally kept secret. But many people don't care about that so I think you should be good.


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Originally Posted by Misguided View Post
I feel like I HAVE to pick Heracles because I love Greek mythology and they didn't incorrectly spell it "Hercules".
Well that's a great choice! And it's great that you like him because he's arguable the best (gameplay-wise) 4 star servant. Saber Alter is my favorite but Herc when maxed out is pretty much undying. Even when you go late game he will still be useful, if even in the very back of your party. I think you should definitely choose him if you love Greek stuff. If you've seen the anime, Herc is also very bad@$$.

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Originally Posted by Misguided View Post
This is awesome timing, as I am feeling seriously burnt out on Fire Emblem. Lawliet, the avatars are so small, I hadn't realized that was saber, lol.
I stuck with FEH for a couple months then dropped it. It's a great base but way too much PvP and competition. If you don't have the top tier characters or set up in FEH, you're going to have a bad time. In FGO that is not the case as FGO is very beginner friendly. Your hate for this game will stem from the gacha. And my avatar is a variant of Saber called Sakura Saber. She's not really known in the west except to people that follow Fate a lot so it would probably be hard to recognize her!

Good points about FGO that I think trump FEH / many other gacha games is that most servants can become very powerful, great stories by many popular writers, good quality character art and battle art, constant updates / QOL / events, not PvP focused, there are always premium currency to earn (though you will run out quickly).



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Originally Posted by bastian.walker View Post
What does "story locked" mean? Can we reroll for Saber Alter?
Story locked means that you have to clear an area in the game and then they will toss her into the gacha. She won't be available until you clear the first area of the game Fuyuki. Sadly this isn't good news as story locked servants are considered the "rarest" servants in the game because they're all tossed into the banner for story/standard servants (which grows bigger and bigger over time). People rarely use this banner as people generally roll in the rate-up/exclusive banners.

Basically Saber Alter CANNOT be selected as the free 4 star gift at the start of the game. And then after you beat the first area Fuyuki, she will be IN the gacha but you have to be lucky to roll for her (odds of getting her are very similar to getting an SSR). There will be some rare occasions where she will be on rate-up banners (meaning higher chance of getting her) and most people who want her will try their luck there. Without the rate-up, as time passes and more servants are added it becomes harder and harder to get her But she's totally worth it being my favorite servant!

The two types of banners are generally:
(1) Story Banner gacha: Saber Alter is here (after clearing Fuyuki) and all the standard servants. They stay here forever but the pool grows as the game gets updated making it harder and harder to roll for anything without a rate-up.

(2) Event/Exclusive Banner gacha: All the exclusive new servants (that will disappear after that gacha and maybe return 1year+ later) and event promoted servants are here. People usually roll in this gacha to get the exclusive servants and that's why story-locked servants are so rare. People want new servants and don't want to risk getting one of many SR/SSRs in the story banner.

Sorry if that's confusing. Let me know if you still don't understand. If you want a Saber in reroll, it has to be blue Saber if you get lucky enough.

TOP5: Chaos Rings 3 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite / Iron Marines / Never Gone / Steam World Heist
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Last edited by L.Lawliet; 06-25-2017 at 03:55 PM.
06-25-2017, 04:34 PM
#15
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,254
Speaking of reroll, Lawliet, what's the process like for that here? Is it pretty easy/quick to start over multiple times?

I have not seen GO, but have watched Zero and UBW.
06-25-2017, 05:01 PM
#16
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Fate/Grand Order Singularity
Posts: 5,661
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Originally Posted by Misguided View Post
Speaking of reroll, Lawliet, what's the process like for that here? Is it pretty easy/quick to start over multiple times?

I have not seen GO, but have watched Zero and UBW.
For iOS it's just going to be reinstalling the game unfortunately.

Android there are other methods but I'm not familiar since I don't use Android. I heard the game does have root detection so people are going to have to deal with that if that is a problem.(https://sm.reddit.com/r/grandorder/c...root_required/)

You don't need to watch FGO animation. It was made after the game got popular. I think you're pretty much set since you watched the two biggest works. FGO animation is basically the beginning of the game and the first area of the game. It's an okay anime. It's not bad but it doesn't compare at all to Zero or UBW imo. Still a fun watch if you like Fate.

TOP5: Chaos Rings 3 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite / Iron Marines / Never Gone / Steam World Heist
My Artwork: http://pixiv.me/raidriar / SAO Memory Defrag ID: 259763993580 / Fate Grand Order JPN
06-25-2017, 06:00 PM
#17
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 575
What would be a solid character to reroll for?
06-25-2017, 06:22 PM
#18
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 495
When i start the game...since early this morning and still now...says not available yet and that they are preparing for launch. Looks interesting, am I doing something wrong AND...what kinda game is this? Its vague on what the gameplay is. Card battler, rpg, srpg, fighting?
06-25-2017, 06:28 PM
#19
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 495
Ahh, nevermind, at first I did not see the countdown time link you mentioned, thanks for that...but still what is the game play lol?
Says card battle, but images look light street fighter style. Also, this have some relation to final fantasy? Or Fate Extella?
06-25-2017, 06:50 PM
#20
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Fate/Grand Order Singularity
Posts: 5,661
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Originally Posted by RichRuzz View Post
What would be a solid character to reroll for?
The first post by my shows some character reviews so you can take your pick. Though I generally encourage you picking a character you like rather than just picking by their stats.

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Ahh, nevermind, at first I did not see the countdown time link you mentioned, thanks for that...but still what is the game play lol?
Says card battle, but images look light street fighter style. Also, this have some relation to final fantasy? Or Fate Extella?
I don't play American/NA type online games so I can't give a comparison but you basically take turns and select cards / skills / Noble Phantasm to attack the enemy. Your attack cards are randomized every turn but each servant has a different set of cards. Cards are Quick/Buster/Arts. Each servant will have a different amount of each which changes their gameplay style. It's a decent gameplay system, not super amazing but you get to see some of the best 2D sprite art out there. You also get to watch their ultimate attacks when you charge them up and they can get really flashy.

Here's a link to a gameplay trailer for NA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btl3-_Fw5HM

Here's a link to a cool NP (ultimate attack) from Sanzo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq8ohHOZxPQ

TOP5: Chaos Rings 3 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite / Iron Marines / Never Gone / Steam World Heist
My Artwork: http://pixiv.me/raidriar / SAO Memory Defrag ID: 259763993580 / Fate Grand Order JPN

Last edited by L.Lawliet; 06-25-2017 at 06:52 PM.