Subject: Age of Ishtaria by Silicion Studios Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:04 am
This is a new cg game that looks like will have some sort of trading/bazaar system in near future, game is very fun and dynamic. Contrary to the other well known game in this forum by SS this game is not run by Mogagarbage or moronic Dena (DNA) -.- . Game tends to have better art than fantasica funny enough on lower rarity cards haha, but gameplay is based on a combo system you start by chaining the 3 type of attacks: slice, flurry, pound.
At the moment i have created a union (equivalent to a guild or clan) in this game that is comprised of fanta or forum members. Feel free to join the game (actually we need more members join D:) Ty for taking time to read this semi long description. I leave the ss to the members in union.
Subject: Re: Age of Ishtaria by Silicion Studios Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:36 am
Repost from Game Discussion thread:
Age of Ishtaria - This is a game from Fantasica developers, Silicon Studio. - Main gameplay is dungeon-like quests which you do with 5 of your units. Also, where is pvp feature and events, like raids on bosses. Gameplay video: - Gorgeous anime art, 1* units look batter than our 7*. You can check it HERE - Unit's enhancing and evolution. Unit stats can be further improved with gems. - Kawai japaneese voiceover! (Though its recommended to turn it of because bugs) - Most important: UNIT AND ITEM TRADING IS PROMISED IN THE NEAR FUTURE (game is only 1 month old, mind you). - Social features: Unions (aka guilds), union chat, can send messages to player, you can put up to 100 players to your watch list. - Friendly to free players, you can get local currency by doing quests
Downsides: - Data hungry, so make sure you have enough space on your device and good connection. - Eats battery like where's no tommorow - Frequently crashes on older devices - Energy refills pretty fast, so you'll be glued to device at first. Only relevant to lower player's levels.
So far the only union of fanta players I know about is Phantasm (I'm a member), and you are welcome to join.
Subject: Re: Age of Ishtaria by Silicion Studios Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:56 am
Is anyone else having an issue with crashing? I get sent back to the start screen a lot, and if it happens when starting a quest, you lose half the AP you tried to use. They've given me some tips to minimize it (close other apps, restart phone, etc.) but it hasn't helped yet.
Subject: Re: Age of Ishtaria by Silicion Studios Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:10 pm
Did you try turning off the music? They say on the load screen that that helps. Also, I had some problems earlier with my tablet running out of space I believe (since it's always dl-ing stuff on every screen). Once I cleared a little room the crashing stopped so I suspect that's what happened to me.
Changing gears, someone was asking in our Union if there's a Fanta style bonus for feeding 1* -> 2* ect. So I actually did some testing.
It turns out that higher levels units *do* give more experience, but even at level two you're already spend more leveling that you'll get out. I fed a 2* a 1* (grants 100 experience base) to bring it to lvl 2 and the experience gained went from (300 to 340-ish).
Also, 3*'s are worth 800 experience when fed or 1 medal when sold* A Grimoire I is worth 500 experience when fed and can be bought 3 for 1 medal.
So don't use 3*'s for feeding!
* +1 grants 1600 experience, +2 grants 2400 experience (I believe), when sold you get 1/2/3 medals depending on evolution, but you *also* get double medals if they have max loyalty, which enforces the point that 3*'s are for selling not feeding.
Subject: Re: Age of Ishtaria by Silicion Studios Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:15 pm
Played this game since last week
Liking it so far, esp. the art. I like the subtle change of +1 art and total makeover of +2 art though sometimes I like the +1 art better than +2
Game system and menu kinda remind me of blood brothers (BB) but battle system is different and requires more strategy
Eagerly waiting for the baazar, if it's anything like BB's bazaar or even better that would be great
The assist system is neat but I hope it can be customized or recharged without finishing the quest first
If it can be customized, I'd put more pound cards inside since I usually only run 1 pound card in a team and it really crippled me when the said card get KO'ed and I ran out of revival items (item limit T_T)
Active union is important if u wanna get the good stuff from event
Current raid and gifting event final reward is doable with reasonable grinding if u got active union
Got Elise (gifting) yesterday and Samyaza +2 (raid) today ^_^
Subject: Re: Age of Ishtaria by Silicion Studios Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:23 am
Finding the bazaar annoying. Have to have a card in inventory or wishlist to specify it's what you want to trade FOR, and then the exact version of the card. (i.e. if you have a +1 and are looking for the base card so you can get it to +2, tough luck. You have to dig through other peoples units looking for the card you want so you can wishlist it.)
And you can't even wishlist your own card before you evolve it to +1. Haven't found any way to wishlist a card you own. You either have to wait to evolve it until you have 3 of 'em, or hopefully find a copy in somebody elses inventory so that you can wishlist it from there. (or on the market for trade for a card you have, of course.. and no, there doesn't seem to be any way to wishlist cards on the market either.)
That said, got lucky with my 10 login gold ticket and pulled a 5*. And earlier today pulled a 5* with a silver ticket.
I'm also not really finding the game particularly strategic feeling all that much anymore in terms of choosing how to attack.
I have 5 units: Pound (multi skill) Flurry (rush skill) Flurry (multi skill) Slice (rush skill) Slice (multi skill)
If it's a bunch of creatures, it's: Flurry multi-Flurry->(multi skill) multi-Slice multi-Slice->(multi skill) multi-Pound->(multi skill)
which seems to do the best multi target damage.
If it's a few creatures, it's: pound rend->Flurry Slice rush->slice (rush skill) rush->Flurry (rush skill)
Which seems to do the best single target damage, regardless of whether it's an armored, heavy, or light target. About the only upgrade (other than improving rarity) would be to replace the slice unit with only rush skill with one that does both rush and multi. (Note for those who haven't discovered it yet, Pound->flurry (a.k.a. rend) is defense debuff.
Subject: Re: Age of Ishtaria by Silicion Studios Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:00 pm
I have semi-retired from Fanta and switched to AOI (basically I'm just logging in to Fanta once a day and being disappointed, while looking forward to playing AOI.)
Fellow forum members and allies can find me there under the same name, Tattycoram Follow me so I can find you. I'm not sure exactly what following does for us yet (the Union seems the important ally mechanic) but it is fun to see familiar names and spy on your cards
Subject: Re: Age of Ishtaria by Silicion Studios Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:03 pm
and spy on your cards
"spying on cards", with the way the bazaar works, is very very useful. AFAIK only way to wishlist a card, and as I said, only way to create a trade for a specific card you don't have is if you have it wishlisted. More people's inventory you can peak into, better the chance of finding the card you're looking for in order to wishlist it.
Oh, and incidentally, supposedly 5 sell/buy per day, but you can only have 3 auctions going at a time, and they last 2 days with no way to adjust that I could find. Curiously, the 5 in the 5/day is different color/font, which leads me to believe that the intent is (eventually) there will be some means of upgrading that.
Edit: And with the way medal exchanges work, I'm hopeful there will actually be significant downtrading. a 3*+2 is worth 3/6 medals. As I understand it, a 4* is only worth 2/4. Similarly, a 4*+2 is worth 6/12, but a 5* is only worth 4/8. So a newer player looking for upgrades, trading a +2 unit for the next rank higher is a win for him, but for an older player, trading a base unit for a +2 of the next rank lower is a win for them. Assuming you don't mind the additional loyalty grind, you should only really be cashing in 3*'s.
Subject: Re: Age of Ishtaria by Silicion Studios Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:55 am
You can add units in your album to your wishlist, in addition to stalking other people's unit lists. All the quirks with the bazaar seem to be aimed at discouraging cheating with alts and borrowing units. Also, trades tend to be negotiated beforehand through other means (i.e. Line, Kik) than through the "I'm just gonna throw this out there and hope someone bites." I also enjoy the ability to avoid lowball/ridiculous trade offers by just scrolling past them.
Subject: Re: Age of Ishtaria by Silicion Studios Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:09 pm
I started playing this game today. It seems to use a lot of battery and data so I can only play at home on wifi. So far it seems ok but early levels are quick. I need a week or so to decide whether I like it or not.