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 Post subject: Re: GD: Caladrius
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:35 am 


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I reckon the values of the sols is probably random to be honest, I swear I could never predict what value they were going to give me.


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 Post subject: Re: GD: Caladrius
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:42 am 


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I guess I'm just in denial...

Making it random is just such a massive design flaw with regards to competitive scoring.
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 Post subject: Re: GD: Caladrius
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:05 am 


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Post 46 in this 2ch thread claims the Sol values are random:

http://kohada.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/gam ... 530394/l50

I'm inclined to agree given the testing in this thread.

Super dumb!
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 Post subject: Re: GD: Caladrius
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:11 pm 


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Indeed it does :( . Well, like you said my research also points to it being random, so I guess we can go ahead and call this case closed. That is really incredibly stupid design though, especially given that 200,000 is quite a lot of points to be giving out randomly. I wonder if the values are still random in AC...
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 Post subject: Re: GD: Caladrius
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:27 pm 


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Random huh? Seems a shame. I want to believe there's some distribution that evens it out, but maybe not. Two players of a very similar ranking could get separated quite some way if some lucky devil got lots of 200,000s while the rival hit lower scoring sold. Ballbags to random scoring.

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I wonder if the values are still random in AC...


You're referring to the arcade release, right? How tweaked are we expecting it to be?
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 Post subject: Re: GD: Caladrius
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:57 am 


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Based on what I saw at the location test, it's pretty significantly tweaked. I mean it's the same game at a basic level, but there are a lot of less obvious differences. Sounds like the characters are going to be better balanced this time, and I'm really looking forward to that.

I'll probly get up to the arcade to spend a good amount of time with it soon, and when I do I'll post my findings in detail here.
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 Post subject: Re: GD: Caladrius
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:44 am 


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Wicked! Thanks mate (I've been so busy this past week, I've got no idea what's going on in the world!).
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:55 pm 


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Massive, massive update to evolve the old GD into an ST covering all versions and modes is complete! Thanks to everyone for all your contributions to the original guide, and if you have anything to add to this one or corrections please let me know.

The information here is extremely thorough, so hopefully anyone can use this to get anything from a basic clear to a god tier score. I hope you guys enjoy it :)
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:59 pm 


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That's awesome, tks ACS! :D

I just skimmed through it but will read it later, kinda gives me the itch to play Blaze as soon as the game arrives...
Damn slow Brazilian mail services ... and I went EMS this time !!! :(
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:50 am 



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Thanks for the guide, just got Blaze today!


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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:44 am 


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Only just seen this, nice work :)

I will definitely grab Blaze at some point soon.


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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:00 am 


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Thanks for this! Just got Blaze and loving it! All these buttons!
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:07 am 


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Just got my platinum trophy on Caladrius Blaze! Took a while to figure out the 100% Gallery trophy, and farming Ether Chips took a while, but SO worth it for that sweet sweet trophy! I planned it out so that the platinum for the game would be my 13,000th trophy overall, so it's a milestone trophy! :D
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:03 am 


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This is awesome.. Thanks, ACSeraph!

I've been thinking of getting Caladrius Blaze cuz I know & love Suzuhito Yasuda's character design!
But, didn't know if the game would be good.
A read through of this post got me interested.

I'm definitely getting it! :o


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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:07 am 



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I've been doing scoring runs of Blaze on Steam for a few weeks now, and I noticed something important that hasn't been mentioned here: different characters have different amounts of max MP. I did some experimenting and there seem to be three tiers of MP usage:

High MP Usage: Alex, Lilith, Kei, and Layis.

Average MP Usage: Maria, Caladrius, and Noah.

Low MP Usage: Sophia.

So, Sophia can get the most attacks out before her stock of MP gets depleted, while Alex or Kei can't get as many.


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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:32 am 


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Really great info there, thank you for sharing it. I've had suspicions about that for a while so it's great to have solid data. Unfortunately though that means Sophia is almost assuredly best for custom play, so we can expect even less variety in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
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ACSeraph wrote:
Default is king!

No, its not, to me it isn't, you'd barely get any hi-score using default shots, unless you know the game's layout in and out, so...Custom FTW!
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:10 pm 


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NeoStrayCat wrote:
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Default is king!

No, its not, to me it isn't, you'd barely get any hi-score using default shots, unless you know the game's layout in and out, so...Custom FTW!


Is that not the point of score play? Probably what you dislike about it is exactly what I do like, that is that you have to really think creatively to score well on default. That's a huge part of the game's lure for me. Just seems to me everyone is missing out on so much interesting content by following the path of least resistance. I think it's worth trying both styles given that our score boards are separate. (I got no problem with your custom love though, I'm just lonely :lol: )
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:31 pm 


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I know, its just that...if I'm going for score and survival, I might as well do it custom wise, barely using any other characters weapon's and defenses that are not Kei's or Noah's or even Sophia's too, lol. Its kinda tough to use the other weapons, because the main shot gets used too, and that screws up the multiplier rate, lol. (Mostly in Vanilla Caladrius or Blaze's Original Mode. AC/Evo mode has a cap rate, so that's exempt.)
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 Post subject: Re: ST: Caladrius & Caladrius Blaze
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:19 am 



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I've seen some amazing scores with default Lilith, so custom isn't necessarily superior in every situation.

Here are some random things I've noticed while playing that haven't been mentioned above:

Noah's S2 attack does practically no damage against the stage 1 and 5 bosses. It seems to do normal damage to the bosses in 2, 3, 4, and 6, though.

Kei's S3 can recharge itself if it absorbs enough bullets: try waving it around some of the dense bullet patterns against the stage 4 boss, or the stage 6 boss's phase 2 bullet spam. I haven't tested other S3 abilities to see if they recharge as well, but I'll play around with it when I get some free time.

None of the homing attacks will lock onto the obnoxious blue sniper bits in Stage 6... except for Caladrius's main shot. Interestingly, if you destroy one of these bits with an elemental attack, you won't get any points or increase your multiplier, but if you use your main shot, you'll get a somewhat negligible amount of score (something like 20 points each... yay...)


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