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TPPR10 Smol Birb Ancestor from Olympia Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Smol Birb Ancestor
Sep 14th 2021 at 2:10:48 PM

So just to ask, what exactly is little Columbus' deal in terms of appearing in this event? Or really, what is the deal with the whole event? Feels like I am more in the dark this year than previous years.

Either thinks too much or thinks too little
BlackYakuzu94 CHADhan Player. from Easy Coast/NY Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
CHADhan Player.
Sep 14th 2021 at 2:15:53 PM

Its all about picking your poison I suppose.

Ironically, the Japanese female fans of FGO I know, namely Rumi Ookubo and Aoi Yūki, they're more than satisfied....probably a little TOO satisfied....

So I dunno, I guess we should appreciate what we have instead of focusing on what we don't

[up]Treasure hunting

Edited by BlackYakuzu94 on Sep 14th 2021 at 5:19:14 AM

A lazy millennial who's good at what he does.
Mami Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Sep 14th 2021 at 2:21:28 PM

Of course they're satisfied, when have you ever seen the female Japanese fandoms of these kind of games ever kick up a fuss?

Even Arthur's boring costume and CBC suddenly being demoted to costumes only got a handful of "Huh, Mackerel when?" tweets. Also why would people who work for this game shittalk it's choices in the first place? Not everyone is Onsen.

And I absolutely don't want to hear anyone who has nothing to complain about patronising me about "appreciating what's there", it's condescending as hell.

Edited by Mami on Sep 14th 2021 at 10:28:03 AM

puts Chibi Oberon in mouth*
Nouct consumer from Studying abroad Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
consumer
Sep 14th 2021 at 2:28:55 PM

when will FGO give us a male character so overwhelmingly popular that the devs are forced to completely scrap one mode of fan input because it skewed way too heavily towards him to ever bother doing it again

"This is tremendous content, where's my phone"
Sep 14th 2021 at 2:33:15 PM

I'm stopping at 48 boxes, mainly because

  • lack of apples
  • lack of mats for Mordred/Waver
  • not much time in the event + a dead week or 2 is likely

So I'm gonna do Bedi's interlude and then got to work on cleaning up free quests.

As above, so below.
Mami Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Sep 14th 2021 at 2:33:33 PM

[up]X2 Well Oberon ended up ten times more popular than anticipated due to checks notes Chica Umino art and good writing, si I guess we'll never see either of those in a male servant again /jk

Edited by Mami on Sep 14th 2021 at 10:33:44 AM

puts Chibi Oberon in mouth*
BlackYakuzu94 CHADhan Player. from Easy Coast/NY Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
CHADhan Player.
Sep 14th 2021 at 2:39:09 PM

@Mami: I'm not trying tell you how to feel. Just that getting upset isn't gonna solve anything and will just make you feel worse.

You even said you've been getting more bitter about this. Gotta start asking is the investment worth it if you're actively upset.

A lazy millennial who's good at what he does.
Mami Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Sep 14th 2021 at 2:43:53 PM

I complain during the periods where the game draws out my complaints (CBC, Summer and any half year period they refuse to release new male servants). As irritating as it is I'd rather just scream into the void for as long as it disappoints me rather than smile and pretend that the breadcrumbs thrown at my feet are a full course meal. In the end if things are still getting worse I'll just chalk that up to DW/TM being lazy assholes rather than because I just let it be.

So suggestion rejected and your wording is still incredibly patronising, especially when you're absolutely not dealing with my brand of frustrations in any capacity. Please stop it.

Edited by Mami on Sep 14th 2021 at 11:02:53 AM

puts Chibi Oberon in mouth*
BlackYakuzu94 CHADhan Player. from Easy Coast/NY Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
Mami Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Sep 14th 2021 at 3:08:54 PM

I'll be fine, thank you.

puts Chibi Oberon in mouth*
Sep 14th 2021 at 4:09:27 PM

And that's a wrap for Treasure Island. The cast was pretty much as full of personality as it could get... and that's pretty all I have to comment on. Treasure Island is impressively mediocre. Lackluster and lukewarm to levels never seen before note .

The casting choices were pretty good. I think almost everyone had the potential to add something to the story's themes if Higashide really tried to use them, but unfortunately, he only really tried to use da Vinci, Christopher, and Majin. Arguably Goredolf too. Looking back at the "canceled beach volleyball event" comment in the interview after seeing what we got, I feel like this event was really rushed after a last-minute change of direction.

Am I just feeling like this because Paradise Lake set the bar too high? I don't think so. I believe the problem is that I was expecting the event to only contain da Vinci death flags, not be entirely about the da Vinci death flags. Las Vegas fulfilled the same purpose and did a lot more with Musashi than just that.

Updated summer ranking: Paradise Lake>Luluhawa>Ishtar Cup>Las Vegas>Treasure Island>Shadow Island.

So just to ask, what exactly is little Columbus' deal in terms of appearing in this event? Or really, what is the deal with the whole event?

Around the late 1450-early 1460s, in Italy, two children dreamed too big and had no peers capable of understanding them because of it. Little Christopher dreamed of faring the seas to find treasure no one laid eyes on before then enjoy all the money and power that came with it, while little Leonardo dreamed of the arts. The two young dreamers were the person with the least right to mock each other's dreams, but Leonardo still criticized Christopher's dream for being worldly and vulgar, while Christopher criticized Leonardo's for being boring and pointless, so they beat the shit out of each other over it. In the end, the exhausted bleeding children came to an agreement when Leonardo proposed that Christopher should look for a treasure more amazing than money, like a dragon. They end on a long-forgotten childhood promise where Leonardo would buy a dragon from Christopher if he ever found one.

Flash forward to the micro-singularity. Chaldea beats the Mob Pirates (yes, that's the crew name) and gets a treasure map. The map leads them to another treasure map and an egg that hatches into a baby stegosaurus who is also a seventh of the Grail. Stegs immediately assumes da Vinci is his mother and da Vinci kinda just goes along with it so hard that she's showing attachment issues already on the second day. Every treasure map leads to a seventh of the grail and the next map, so we just go collecting those while competing against Christopher and other random one-off enemies.

Before the last one, Christopher manages to steal Stegs, and it turns he's as doting of a child-shaped father as the baby dino's child-shaped mother was. The last part of the Grail is the fossil of Stegs's biological parent, posed in a way it's visible that it died guarding its egg. Christopher fights to prevent the Grail from being completed because it would grant the dinosaur's wish to return to its parents' company in its distant past. Da Vinci and Christopher are both unhealthily attached to their son at first but after some talk about respecting the child's wishes and returning things to where they belong, da Vinci ultimately decides to let the boy go. You know, the beauty of finity, the inevitability of farewells, all stuff we saw before in Solomon. After that da Vinci gets a solo farewell scene with Christopher, discussing their childhood promise, how cute their son was, and the beautiful memories that will remain from their adventure; and then it's the jokey lighthearted "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue. The end.

Sep 14th 2021 at 4:11:03 PM

So are the second banner coming out tomorrow?

Gacha Is A Lie.
Nouct consumer from Studying abroad Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
consumer
Sep 14th 2021 at 4:12:41 PM

It should, since the main event story is done.

"This is tremendous content, where's my phone"
TPPR10 Smol Birb Ancestor from Olympia Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Smol Birb Ancestor
Sep 14th 2021 at 4:22:35 PM

Columbus and Da Vinci used to be "childhood friends"

[Aggressive tea sipping]

Bit of a hyperbole reaction, but also the damnest thing they would have gone with this. That being said:

Da Vinci: Fujimaru, I advice that you don't anything Columbus says!
Fujimaru: Why, because of the Rape, Pillage, and Burn he lead to America?
Da Vinci: No, because he still owes me a dragon!

Either thinks too much or thinks too little
RainehDaze Sarkaz Mercenary from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Sarkaz Mercenary
Sep 14th 2021 at 4:34:36 PM

One of these people is Genoese and the other is Florentine! These are very different locations!

Anyway, I wait for the Sei solo banner. Sorry, Caenis.

"Many people are astonished by her true appearance, and we're all no different."
Sep 14th 2021 at 4:38:33 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those neighbouring provinces?

BlackYakuzu94 CHADhan Player. from Easy Coast/NY Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
CHADhan Player.
Sep 14th 2021 at 4:38:55 PM

May your rolls bless you with E-Gorl and the Demon King.

A lazy millennial who's good at what he does.
RainehDaze Sarkaz Mercenary from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Sarkaz Mercenary
Sep 14th 2021 at 4:46:36 PM

[up][up] Tuscany and Liguria border each other, sure, but there's a world of difference between someone who grew up in a seaside city and became a sailor, and someone whose childhood was basically all spent in the Italian countryside.

"Many people are astonished by her true appearance, and we're all no different."
asterism Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Sep 14th 2021 at 4:50:23 PM

And I absolutely don't want to hear anyone who has nothing to complain about patronising me about "appreciating what's there", it's condescending as hell.
Let them eat cake

Also I would have preferred the scrapped Haikyuu event over this

Matoya's Relict
RainehDaze Sarkaz Mercenary from Scotland Relationship Status: Mu
Sarkaz Mercenary
Sep 14th 2021 at 4:52:37 PM

I don't mind having a scrapped story if I get toys to play with and good farming for once.

"Many people are astonished by her true appearance, and we're all no different."
asterism Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Sep 14th 2021 at 4:53:53 PM

>da Vinci/Columbus ship tease

burn everything down, burn it all to the ground

let nothing remain

Matoya's Relict
Nouct consumer from Studying abroad Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
consumer
Sep 14th 2021 at 5:40:12 PM

They confirmed the original summer event scenario for this year was supposed to be volleyball themed but didn't disclose specifics on why it got scrapped.

Edited by Nouct on Sep 14th 2021 at 5:40:27 AM

"This is tremendous content, where's my phone"
TPPR10 Smol Birb Ancestor from Olympia Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Smol Birb Ancestor
Sep 14th 2021 at 5:41:35 PM

We already had one Tournament Arc in this game, no need for another.

Either thinks too much or thinks too little

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