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Square don’t you get enough of my money already…

Posted in Games, Square Enix with tags , , , , , , , on 08/10/2013 by arthur1977

Well Square Enix might have found another way to add an icon to my iPhone.  I am still heavily addicted to Guardian Cross and now at the Tokyo Game Show they show off one of their new games, Deadman’s Cross!

Here is the trailer that they released:

Killing Zombies, Great Artwork, Addicting Collections… Fine Square you win, sigh, here is my credit card number……


Final Fantasy XIV invades Guardian Cross

Posted in Square Enix with tags , , , on 27/08/2013 by arthur1977

Well it was nice of Square Enix to put a touch of Final Fantasy XIV in a game I currently have time to play. Knowing my luck I will have no chance in hell of actually having one I my deck anytime soon, but still they have amazing art work.

Here is a sample of some of the new guardians:


These guys would look great in my deck next to Golbez, Odin and Mighty Rubicante.

Finally… A SHT pays off!

Posted in Square Enix with tags , , , , , on 15/05/2013 by arthur1977

With the rerelease of the Final Fantasy IV guardians in Storm Reach I decided to use my Special Hunting Ticket (SHT) that I got for filling my 24 login card there.

A good friend of mine in game gave me some great advice about hunting with SHT’s, it was not to expect to catch anything that way you are never disappointed. An easy thing for me to do with my legendary bad luck hunting 5*’s.

After using some normal hunting tickets to get warmed up I selected my SHT. Taking my friends advice I expected to get some feeders for my Almighty Fortuna and little of anything else. After the first few kills I spotted a flashing Giant shadow and was rewarded with +10 seconds and ….

To be honest it’s felt like eternity since I managed to acquire a 5* guardian white hunting. When I saw this guy show up I smiled! It had been about 6 months since I landed my other 2 hunted 5*’s and Thor is by far the best.

I have been lucky playing Guardians Cross and making some friends who have been very influential in keeping my playing. We help each other out whenever possible with both cards and stones.

One of them, ManAcus, has recently had enough with and quit. He was one of the first guys I met playing and has been generous gifting me over 140 Silver Slimes! We shared a common bond in that his luck at hunting 5* guardians was as bad as mine. After competing in a recent coliseum and getting beat by teams filled with reborn 5*’s, he decided to turn his attention to other games and I wish him all the best.

4 more Special Hunting Tickets, No 5*’s!

Posted in Games, Square Enix with tags , , , , on 12/02/2013 by arthur1977

Well I decided to bite the bullet this last week in Guardian Cross and tank the coliseum and finish with a C+ to get a special hunting ticket (SHT). That combined with completing my 15 log sheet would give me two SHT’s to use Monday. During the week with the announcement of the new guardians I though I have enjoyed the game enough that I could put a few more dollars in Square-Enix’s coffers and I picked up an iTunes with the plans of buying 2 more SHT’s.

Monday come and I purchase my coins and empty enough space in my deck for the upcoming hunt. I did my free daily ticket then jump into the 4 SHT’s with high hopes. My targets were maidens, birds, giants and floaters.

Listed next is the sum of my hunt:
Sleipnir x2
Umu Dabrutu x6
Bifrons x2
Taranis x2
Arigan x2

That’s right, another series of hunts and unfortunately my luck has not changed (the 4*’s were 2 chaotic and 1 brave). In all my hunts there was only one maiden or giant to be seen so I ended up killing a lot of birds and floaters.

It’s becoming a bit discouraging every time I do a special hunt and end with nothing I can use. I have only 2 5* kills in my long career playing GC (35+ SHT), but I understand the reason for the low percentage chances of getting 5*’s. My problem is that I need some new blood for my team to stay relevant even in the masters coliseum. I have hopes of getting a Valentine Specter this week but am not confident it’s possible.

I am not sure how many more Special Hunting Tickets I will buy, I have already dropped around 20$ on Guardian Cross with zero success. I am still enjoying playing because of the friends I have made but unless I get another 1 or 2 5*’s soon I can see my interest slowly fade away.

Here is hoping my next big giant in the volcanic zone is Gilgamesh!

Please Square-Enix be kind….


Guardian Cross new Rebirth system and Snow Guardians

Posted in Games, Square Enix with tags , , , , , , on 04/02/2013 by arthur1977

February looks to be an exciting time for Guardian Cross. They just released 10 new guardians for the Snow zone and plan to launch the Rebirth system.

Included with the new guardians in the snow zone are 4 new 5* guardians that look amazing.


I was hoping to hunt for one this morning but since I have been spending so much time trying to get a Gilgamesh I accidentally spent my only SHT in the Volcanic zone, D’oh!

Additionally the new rebirth system will add another twist to things. Being able to merge 2 of the same guardians for bonus stats, skills and increased levels will make some older guardians relevant again. I already am looking for another Ifrit to merge with my intelligent one.

Even with my poor luck in acquiring 5* guardians these changes and my friends will keep me playing for the foreseeable future.

Old Guardians slowly becoming obsolete in GC

Posted in Games, Square Enix with tags , , , on 27/01/2013 by arthur1977

Well its starting to become tough sledding in Guardian Cross for my aged team. With most of my guardians from the old world (the plaines and volcanic zones) its getting harder to keep up with the new tier from the Iceland and Desert.

I had recently done well over the holidays getting a few greats from the coliseum, but I think that time is at an end. This week with a nice line up of guardians with a rough attack of 2800 I only have a 50/50 chance of winning while ranked B/B+. Finishing in that range is nice but will not land me and new guardians or a Special Hunting Ticket.

I have to admit I am a little jealous of some of you luckier guys out there. I have used well over 40 special hunting tickets and have netted a grand total of 2 5* guardians (Int Ifrit, Power Phoenix)! All my other 5* guardians were acquired by trading with other and most tended to be off class, like my Fast Titan. I don’t mind this but it is coming to a breaking point for my team. Without new world blood my team will become to weak to compete for any real prizes.

Soon I will have to make the decision, put down even more cash or accept the role of stone/SHT farmer for some of my friends. Either way I don’t plan on quitting any time soon but I have my fingers crossed that my luck changes.

I finally caught me a fish, and a BIG one!

Posted in Games, Square Enix with tags , , , , on 06/11/2012 by arthur1977

Well after weeks of trying I found a trade partner that was willing to trade a 5* for something I could afford!

Guardian CrossI managed to acquire a Sexy Leviathan (Lv.12) for: 1 Agility (III) stone, 1 Gold Slime, and 40 Silver Slimes.  Was it to much? I have no idea, but after getting shutout with usually no response on my other trade options I jumped on it.

Now to try and restock my supply of Silver Slimes after leveling him up to 60, next stop is the coliseum.