For a guide to the menus and generally how to play the game see: Menu Overview and Basics
For a guide on what to do when encountering Raid Bosses see: Raid Bosses
Last updated 8/10/2014. See Comments for change list and special thanks.
Q1. I clicked on Quest/PvP/Event/etc, but it doesn't let me continue. What's going on?
Do you arrive at a screen that looks like this? It's the card limit screen mentioned before. The first red button takes you to Training, the second the Sell Cards.
This one tends to confuse people since the training and bulk card sell screens look so similar. Go with whichever you want: as long as you get rid of at least 1 card, you can continue. Your current card limit is in the upper right under Cards Held, and once again, it will increase as you progress.
Q2. Is there a way to get to the bulk card selling screen directly?
Yes. Either click the Sub Menu button in the upper right, then Sell Cards.
The two red buttons in the center are "Select All" (careful with this) and "Sell Selected".
Any locked cards won't appear here at all. Also, you may note rare cards have an extra red button above them on the list - that goes to the screen to trade them for a rare medal.
Q3. I can't hear anything! Where's the sound?
This game does not have any sound effects or music at all.
The only time there is any sound in general is during the H-scenes: there are voices when the female characters speak.
If you cannot hear those, it's possible you just haven't hit a point where one plays yet, so try clicking through the scene until you hear something. If that doesn't work, check your computer's settings or possibly try another browser.
Q4. I can't seem to get the last scroll in Chapter (whichever). Is it just not possible?
Scrolls are random. Because of this, it's entirely possible you will easily get all the scrolls right away in one chapter, and take forever on another, beyond after when you'd finish it normally. So all you can do is keep trying, you'll get it eventually.
It's a good idea to pick the stage which takes the least amount of HP per run (it shows the amount a step takes in that stage under the EXP). You can get it on any stage, as long as it's the same Chapter.
It seems a lot of people run into this on Chapter 1, since it's so short to get through compared to the others - therefore less time for the scroll to pop up in your first run of it.
Q5. There's a bunch of buttons on the main menu right now with dates and characters not on your menu guide. What is all this?
Like other games of this type, there are periodic Events, involving special activities and limited time cards, prizes, and deals. I cannot update every single time there is a new one, but keep an eye on forums like HongFire, ULMF, etc, for information on things you cannot figure out on your own.
Just as examples though, here's a quicky overview of the types that have happened so far:
-"Tower" challenge: You have to progress through a quest-like set of stages, costing HP. There are prizes every 10 stages. The top is floor 100, with the prize of an H scene from a certain new card. However, to actually get the card, one has to be in the top 2000 ranked at the end of the event, which pretty much demands the use of HP potions.
-Special PvP event: Win prizes every couple of fights, with extra prizes for certain ranks by the end of the event, including a new card.
-Limited time Gacha: For Premium Tickets have a chance of yielding a unique new card (starting at 3 star rarity and higher), which will not be available in any way otherwise.
Q6. Is there any special reason to hold on to Premium Tickets, Medals, etc, or should I always just spend them immediately without worry?
There are events where cards not normally obtainable may become available through the Gacha for a limited time (usually through Premium Tickets). So it may make sense to save them until then. Of course, if you just want really good cards in general ASAP or are just interested in the main crop of cards anyway, you may not care.
Q7. How should I use my points when I level up?
First off, keep in mind that you actually get a point to one of your stats automatically in addition to the one you have to assign, so all your stats will go up incrementally anyway.
Most people tend to go with Endurance (HP). It helps with general progression of course, but also in dealing with Events where it matters. But there's also the logic that, if you take a look at the average cost values, you would need practically a full deck of UR/LRs (i.e. really rare cards) for the cost total to actually become a problem, and most people simply are not going to have that many any time soon, if ever.
Ultimately though, it's up to you.
Q8. What's all this stuff in the Friend List?
I didn't cover this in full before, but there's only so much you need to know:
-Each person on your friends list has two buttons by them. They are, in order, Remove Friend and Silver Bonus.
-Silver Bonus gives both you and your friend a tiny amount of Silver. This button is available once per day. It's not much, but if you keep up with it, it adds up.
-There is a button to the right. Click this and it will get all the Silver Bonuses at once, so you don't have to click every single friend individually.
-To approve incoming friend requests, use the second button, among the strip of five buttons in a row at the bottom.
-To monitor your current outgoing friend requests which haven't been accepted yet, click the first of the two red buttons at the very bottom right corner.
-There is a limit to how many friends you can have: At the time of this writing, it's 20, but that may change later. The Approve Friends button shows on the right the current limit (first yellow number in the top gray box) and how many slots you have left (second yellow number in the bottom black box).
-Exclamation points pop up on buttons with something new. The last button of those five is recently encountered people, so this one will likely be in this status a lot.
To request friends you know when you have their User ID:
-Click the second to last option of the five red strips at the bottom.
-This will show a list of random people you can friend. To the right, you'll see a text entry box saying ID above it. Punch in the desired friend's ID here, then click the little red button to the right of the box, and it'll send them a friend request.
-To remind, the User ID is located by going to User Info on the Sub Menu. On that screen, which looks like this, your ID and server are listed. See Sub Menu on the menu guide for how to recognize which server you're on.
Also, once again, browsers that can show the URL of buttons when hovering over them in the lower left corner are helpful here (since the URL is in English).
Q9. My rank in PvP isn't increasing anymore. Is this a bug?
There are only so many ranks (and prizes to go with them) to obtain. At the time of this writing, the current maximum is pretty low and easy to achieve relatively quickly. It's possible there could be more added later.
Q10. But if that's the case, what's the point of PvP?
You gain Bonus Points depending on your position on the overall ranking leaderboard. These bonus points will then earn you prizes, on a weekly basis. Each week resets at 10 AM on Monday, Japan time (this is also when Raid Bosses, etc, reset).
On the Ranking screen, you will see two lines under your portrait next to red arrows with a number (0 to start with) by them: The first is Current Bonus Points, second is Bonus Points To Be Received.
From the wiki:
- 1st-50th place: 11 points
- 51-175th place: 10 points
- 176-300th place: 9 points
- 301-1000th place: 8 to 2 points
- 1001+ place: 1 points
The first week, I have 0 Current Bonus Points. I barely used PvP at all that week, and rank in at 3542 by the end. This means my Bonus Points To Be Received is 1. At the week's end, I then get 1 Current Bonus Point. This means I received the prize having 1 point, a Premium Ticket.
The second week, I put effort into PvP. By the end of the week, my rank is 543. This means my Bonus Points To Be Received is 6. At the week's end, these stack on my existing 1 Current Bonus Point - so now I have a total of 7 Current Bonus Points. This means I receive the prizes for having 3, 5, and 7 points, all at the same time: 600 Silver Medals, a Kiryu card, and a Zokuto card.
So if I were to then put little effort into the third week and come out at like 6000, I would gain 1 point, and have 8 points total. So just by ranking in at all every week, I'm guaranteed 1 point every week.
Q11. So does that means I earn ALL those prizes every single week forever, or are they just a one time thing?
No. To clarify, as with the above example, when you earn a prize based on Bonus Points from your leaderboard ranking in PvP, you only get that prize once.
Q12. Will event cards, like the pre-registration Yukikaze, the special Gacha blue Asuka, the U.S. Forces Taimanin, etc, become available again later somehow?
Maybe, maybe not. They're limited for a reason: They drive sales, especially for loaded otaku willing to dump truckloads of cash to guarantee they'll place well in an event to get a special card. It's very possible you'll never see some of those cards again.
Q13. What? Are you kidding me?? This is a bunch of insane nonsense!! That PvP system is bonkers, I have to put in way too much effort for single prizes! I don't want to go bankrupt to get special event cards, that's absurd!! Tell me, there's got to be something else to it, right!?!?
This is the cycle of suffering that is the social card game.
So we, too, shall suffer and succumb in a system that at times seems pleasurable but is really all about pleasing others, perhaps until one day breaking free, as the Taimanin girls did. How meta.
Not that you want to break free, do you?