Scouting Boxes – Advanced Topics

Previously, we discussed the basics of how scouting boxes work. However, the game is dynamically changing, and new form of scouting box campaigns are being released every now and then. My previous post was aimed to cover the baseline of the boxes, but in this post, I would like to talk about some of the advanced topics of the scouting boxes.

The content of this post will frequently be updated as new developments are made.

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Scouting Boxes – The Basics

Whether or not you play this game competitively, there is one thing every player pays close attention to, and that is the Scouting Box. When this game began, it was a much simpler time (although, arguably the harder times), when your only anticipation is only to wait for the SR guaranteed 10+1 box.

Yes, we used to have standard 10+1 boxes that do not guarantee SRs.

Fast forward to today, all 10+1 on typical boxes now guarantee SR or above, and there are nearly a dozen of Player Choi—I mean, variations on scouting boxes. This, of course, begs the question of which box will offer you the highest sense of pride and accomplishment.

Let’s find out today.

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The Art of Avoiding Scouting Temptations

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A friend of mine forced me to use this pic as post banner, lest he unfriend me…

So many of you may have read my post on Fantastic Love Gems (and where to find them) that I posted last week, before New Year (Happy New Year to you, by the way). If you are some of the more savvy players, I’m sure what you had in mind while reading the article was, “But Mad, saving gems is easy. It’s the fact that I always kept scouting on impulse, that’s why I could not save up any gems”.

And I get it. At the end of the day, F2P players’ biggest enemy is none other than their own scouting impulses. Regardless of how many gem sources there are, perseverance has always been the most important key towards saving large chunks of Love Gems. But how do you do that when the game constantly flashes you with the newest releases of your best girl’s cards?

Well, let’s find out a few ways we can handle that little problem today.

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Q4 Gem Ledger Report

Now that I got my blog back up running, I’m going to be making my monthly Gem Savings Adventure Report in detail here instead.

For those who are new to this, I started counting how many F2P gems I can save up in a month, using everything available to me in the game. No gems were purchased using real life currency. At the end of each month, I make a report of how many I saved up, grouping the reports by source of acquisition, ease of acquisition, and the recurrence of each source. It’s a fun little exercise I, as an accountant, enjoy doing.

In any case, let’s dive in.

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Fantastic Love Gems (and where to find them)

So I posted a poll on the [Love Live! School Idol Festival – International Gamers] Facebook Group, asking everyone which of the posts listed would they be interested in reading about. And the result is… well, almost entirely one-sided for this very article (If you are curious but have no access to Facebook or that group, here’s what the poll result looks like)

Why didn’t I see this coming?

I will be covering all of those posts on the poll eventually, but for now, I’ll work on them in the order that they were voted. With that out of the way, Love Gems! Everyone needs them. But how many ways are there to obtain them?

Let’s get started, shall we?

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What to do once you’ve started SIF

School Idol Festival started off as a humble rhythm game back in 2013. There weren’t a lot of features back then, and it’s really a very simple rhythm game, featuring the members of µ’s.

Fast forward to 2018, the game has tons of new features that made it an entirely different game from back then. I started the game in its early days, so I get to gradually absorb the new stuffs as they are added. However, with several features introduced all at once, the early game contents can quickly overwhelm new players, who have no idea what they got themselves into.

In this article, I would like to make a quick hand holding tour around the ways you can tackle this game. These are, by no means, the definite way to play the game, but I hope it serves as a decent roadmap for new players who just recently got into this game.

With the introduction out of the way, let’s get started shall we?

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