Rays Festival is still ongoing with tons of anniversary goodiesAsteria's fate is still up in the air until confirmation.
baw: :baw: :baw:
Bye Asteria, it was nice knowing you for these past few years
didn't the game just get a notice regarding a special quest and tower reset? it's probably fine
>>1145501Still no new gacha which is what worries players the most.
>looking forward to do the fes fight to do another pull>we'r in the half time breakI dont know why they kept this in when we're no longer voting for future content.
>>1145501Anniversary is in a little over two weeks and there's absolute radio silence about it. That's not normal.
>>1145501Tower resets are automated. Even Crestoria kept up the monthly towers after it announced eos.The special quest could be a goodbye quest. Crestoria didn't do this, but some mobage make all resources available so you can mess around before it dies.
>>1145518 >>1145581 >>1145583well that's fucked up. at least it had a good run then, 9 years is amazing
>>1145609Honestly, yeah. Iv only ever seen games like One Piece TC, DBZ Dokkan, or Bleach BS hit that close, and those are all ridiculously well established IPs. And these same IPs have tried making other gachas only to bomb within a year or 2. Square Enix is getting close to that with 2 of its FF games, but they've already got a whole corpse mountain of shut down games towering over those 2.
>>1145399It's sad that 15,000 active players, give or take some alts, isn't enough to keep a mobile game in business (according to the last in-game player ranking).
Living 9 years is honestly really impressive to say the least.
But where am I going to get my nice pngs now? Rays mirror art is just a bunch of spoilers from their respective games now that seasonals are pretty much a myh.
>>1145861Asteria isnt gonna go anywhere. The main artist need a place to go wild with the costumes
>>1145861Rays just had too much stuff going on thanks to the double Destiny anni and Symphonia port shilling after Christmas alts, on top of its own anni. We’ll be getting easter/spring and summer waifus soon.
>>1145867>Rays just had too much stuff going on thanks to the double Destiny anni and Symphonia port shilling after Christmas alts, on top of its own anni.I think Rays has been occupied too much with those events because someone noted how long are the intervals between seasonal mirrors and they're always more than a few months. The only stream of seasonals we got was the Arise group (Halloween, Christmas, and New Year's)
I think collabs have replaced seasonals at this point for Rays. We get them a lot more than the latter for the past few years
I’m just mad they skipped Valentines this year, and last years Valentine picks sucked ass.
>>1145876More like xmas replaced smas. Even characters that don't have an sma yet can get an xma.
>>1145872Its also thanks to xMA releases and all of them being characters in their default outfit. I don’t understand why they don’t give xMAs a seasonal theme. Navar and Merc are the only ones with a “seasonal” xMA, why aren’t they doing that shit more? There was no reason to not dress up all the villains in their xMA artwork for this anni.
I think it's like safe to say Asteria is going to announce EoS in a few hours>Radio silence for the new gacha (we should've gotten one two days ago)>All the ongoing gacha and events except for Tower (automated) and MoE (has always ended in a span of 4months) end on March 16th>No illustration campaign despite being able to do so for the past two years>Lack of anything related to anniversary despite being two weeks away>Orie's appearance with Kanata and Allen for new players in Rays despite being marked as a collab character But grats to Asteria for being one of the rare mobile games to last 9 years.
>>1145880>>1145882Unironically, it might be thisxMA means they can be lazy and just draw one mirror art for two characters rather than doing one for each.
>no news right before all the gachas endIt was nice knowing you, Asteria. You made me feel things for all these years
>>1145985Yeah. It went full panic mode. Radio silence this long can only mean one thing.
>>1145886Tomorrow but not like the chances of it surviving are any better
>EoS before Tales of FestivalNo way
>>1146044They can still do some farewell stuff. It's not like Asteria will shutdown tomorrow. Very likely the announcement
What are those red/blue/green/yellow/purple papers with the crown pictures on them for? Apparently, I can trade the torn tickets for them in the shop
>>1146051It's just the victory tickets but split between a group of games. Don't expect much from them
>>1146051It’s just a summon ticket. Each ticket color variation is a different summon pool; a handful of Tales titles grouped together.
>>1146052>>1146053Ah, I see.
Now that Asteria is reaching its end. Does that mean all their stuff will be retroactively available in Rays without the need of a collab? It's still part of Tales so I think they wouldn't have any issues since they even featured Orie
>>1146204It should be. It even has a new panel mission for newcomers. to get stuff from Asteria.
I NEED MY MONTHLY .PNG NOOOOOOO ASTERIA CANT DIE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ITS ONLY COST $5 TO MAINTAIN NOOOOOOOO>RaysThey dont have transparent hi resolution PNG. ITS OVER
I don't think Rays mirror art is that bad? Sure, they're in their default outfits most of the time but it's not that bad
>>1146633>Sure, they're in their default outfits most of the timeIt was also this but mainly because they're not as easy to use for extraction so you gotta use the full image with the background art and all
>>1146633I ripped the PNG and they just 1024x768 resolution.Asteria PNG is triple that size. And sometimes theyre Full body art
If this turns out that Asteria is not dying after all, this has to be the worst way to lose players.
>>1146845It would be a strange way for their management to behave if they aren't actually shutting down. There are players saying they aren't going to spend money on it until the situation is clarified, so they have to already be losing money.
>>1146845>>1146853It has to be EoS. Asteria has been relatively good at keeping updates up until last week. That behavior is not normal.
>>1146853Some are still spending money on the banners that are still up just in case that's their last chance of ever getting them
Wasn’t there a widespread server issue among different mobile games when that sudden maintenance happened? It could be that some of their data got screwed and they’re trying to recover, at least that’s what some people think.
>>1146870Asteria has been acting like that before the server issue so I don't that was the case.
>>1146870The speculation about upcoming EoS started several days before the server outage though. That was just an unfortunate event caused by an external issue at the data center, but it got more people wondering about what was already going on.
>>1146870The EoS speculations started before the server shutdown with several gachas all ending on the same date.
This behavior only makes sense if they don't want complaints of refunds if they announced EoS during anni. Better to have it announced today than crushing their hopes and dreams
Right into maint lol. Was this maint planned?
>>1146882Yes, they already had a notice that there would be maintenance on the 16th.
>>1146882Maint was already in the notifications to start early than usul
>3 hour maintenance It's gonna be a while
In app purchases are goneGame confirmed EoS
Asteria. It's been a good 9 years
Asteria. It's been an absolutely dog shit 9 years.
>>1146926Let me guess. The game never gave you some character that would never ever get a unit?
I am not satisfied with Rays' boner for default outfits aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhFuck xMA/eMAs/oMAs/dMAs
>>1146935I don't see why they couldn't just add in costumes for all the xMAs they released. Not just certain ones when they feel like it.
>>1146951>No costumes for Zestiria oMAs>No costumes for Symphonia oMAsThis I will never get
They will just make a new mobile game. Just you wait.It's Bamco, it'll take them years to make a console game but won't mind putting another mobile title
>>1146967I'm convinced that they already started production of one when Crestoria died. Its gonna take some time for it to come out though, mobage nowadays are expected to be cheap console quality.
>>1146935>>1146951This is the worst really, I hate how inconsistent they are. First it was only XMAs but now they’re doing it to other MA types too. Also they should really update all the year 1 models by now, why have those plans been abandoned?
Can I ask why Links hasn’t got new content for 2 years? Surely there’s a lot that can be done, the boys don’t even have SMAs and there are more characters that can be made playable.Also, what are the chances of Rays getting a Fairy Tail collab?
>>1147000It seems like they're bounded by a contract or something. They're still a mobage title at the very core.
Asteria will shutdown on May 18thIt is now confirmed
Looks like they're planning to do something special for Asteria players if they're playing Rays
Asteria will still finish its current story before it goes down. Basically making it complete unlike Crestoria
>>1147019It only says "Tales of Asteria finale," not arc 6 finale though. There's no way they can finish arc 6 properly in one chapter without severely rushing it.I'm expecting some short scene unrelated to the current story arc with the characters saying goodbye.
>>1147019>>1147036Never mind, the main Tales site updated with more info. Arc 6 ends in the April story update. https://blog.tales-ch.jp/?p=1015Severely rushed it is.
At least Asteria went out with a bang. Crestoria couldn't do that
Asteria art book also confirmed. Probably the biggest book out there
Nevermindhttps://twitter.com/toas_promo/status/1636264787016384512Its over.... Fuck.
The good thing about Asteria is the PNGs............... Its over.This might one of the many ends to come. Tales might be really dead this time.Its over.
>Frogposting Get out
>>1147054Hopefully someone scan it.
>>1146967They already did. But the test audience didnt like it and threw it to Rays
>>1147123I still can’t get over how fucking ugly everyone is in pic related, especially the MC, Gakuto’s being wasted on such an ugly guy.I just hope this doesn’t mean the end of content for Ix and co.
>>1147123I don't know how anyone can look at the MC and say "Yeah, this "guy" might be popular" It's such a horrid design alongside the rest of the rejects
>>1147123Why did they have to waste Asta's VA on such a turbo looking faggot? People may not like Ix but at least he looks cool.
>>1147123That Velvet bootleg somehow even looks worse than the original one.
>>1147105This art is terrible. His hat's floating unless his skull grew several inches upward.
>>1147123How did Fujishima create such ugly looking characters?
Rays posted a notice that if you have Asteria installed and linked, you get some new home screen wallpaper for Rays via some transfer between games. Since i dont play Ast, i cant tell if people will be voting for with illustration since it mentions a survey, or if you get to pick 6 of them from units you own. You got like 2 months either way.
>>1147289There are some exclusive units that would make nice wallpapers so I can understand why they want to jump in for that reason
>>1147307>https://blog.tales-ch.jp/?p=1015Yeah it looks like you can select whichever six 6* characters you want as wallpapers, with 2 months to make changes before its set. Cant pick collab units. Looks like they want to release the games OST too somehow
>>1147139I'm convinced that Rays' tasteless producers forced him to draw them that way. His characters never used to look so shitty and over-designed like that.
The one that pisses me off the most is how godawful the hairstyle the MC has. Yuri at least made his long hair look cool.
>>1147361It's the headband. Making him a girl instead would've saved that garbage of a design.
>>1147362He's samefacing with Rose, which just amplifies the hate.
>>1147370I cant unsee Rose face. Also being a guy makes it 99999 times worse. Its literally a tranny
Thinking about starting Asteria to transfer some waifus, is getting currency still a slow painful process? I tried the game years ago for like an hour and couldnt get into it.
Why they EoS Asteria though ????There must be a reasonIts only cost $5 to maintain
>>1147382Never heard of the Japanese yen crashing down? It's not just Asteria that was affected
>>1147406That might be the major factor despite Asteria having the same revenue for the last two years.Japanese yen being so pathetically low might've caused issues for low budget games to not go well much longer.
>>1147123This will never fail to make me feel disgusted. Ugliest designs ever
>>1147123The only one who doesn't look that awful is Punished Bardo
>>1147123They should just end Rays already and make a new updated mobile game. The lack of effort to make new decent content is insulting.
>>1147406>Yen CrashNo. What happened
>>1147745So itl shut down in less than a year? No thanks. Mobile market is no where near as good as it used to be, let alone for a small time IP. Even big names struggle. If Rays dies, that'll be it for anything Tales related until they decide to release another mainline once every half decade because there is quite literally nothing to gain out of investing costs into a new one when they literally just got burned twice in a row for it.
>>1147858Make it fair between Free and Paid players and Make the story interesting. Also good character designs too. Simply put. Just make Rays with prettier graphics. Rays graphics is just too outdated even for Mobile game standards. Cheap phones nowadays can play game with PS3 quality graphics.
>>1147813Anon the economy will go to shit, enjoy the inflation thanks to retarded elite burgers
They gonna reuse Crestoria and Luminaria assets to make a new Gacha. Mark my words
>>1147813Japanese economy went to shit so everything they have has very low income value.
I'm of the few people who's okay with Ix. A little whiny but he's not as bad as people made him out to be
>>1148111I prefer Kocis than him. He's a better MC.
>>1148148Kocis acts like a dog who became human
>>1148111I don't think anyone hates Ix or anything. Most people just think he's boring.He's like hair-cut Luke, but he didn't go through any of the extreme development that Luke did that made people like him.
>>1148164Haircut Luke was the typical goody two shoes. Might be why the ass hole version was more popular
>>1148174>we're still getting Eternia Volt instead of the badass-looking Symphonia Volt with its bizarre metroid-y internal "organs"
>>1148204Funny ball with eyes > every other iterations of volt
>>1148174Man seriously, someone on the dev team has a crying girl fetish and continues on to this day.
>>1148194Asshole Luke was awful, how could anyone like him
>>1148407He was entertaining.
I don't get the appeal of Luke. Maybe because I don't play Abyss but his JP voice is so annoying to hear.
>>1148486I dont either. Even the game went out of its way to make the rest of the party hate his bullshit. Then there was that whole suicidal phase that the party also got sick of. It was just exhausting hearing him start talking in scenes. Its fine that he grew a pair, but it was already so late in the game
>>1146990Same people who put little queen with regular costume sophie. Convinced they know absolutely nothing outside of google
>>1148761Sophiefag. Don't you have anything better to do than to be salty about your girl's treatment in Rays?
>>1148872He's not satisfied until she replaces Asbel as Graces' MC
>>1148889Lol. Sakurai is cancelled but Asbel will always be the rep for Graces.
F asteriais rays still going strong? haven't touched it in a year
>>1148949Well yeah, they've developed a new mode to take over for the original story mode being wrapped up, with a good amount of changes to go with it, and it got alot of collabs last year, and already got a new one this year. And they're trying to attract the Asteria refugees with some perks.
>>1148872Nah, he has to remind everyone how much Rays hate her every chance he gets.
>>1149181I wish his old model used his new model's hair. The new model's clothes suck.
>>1149181Should have been with Klarth to reference the other opening.
>>1149862That's Phil's sexy grandma.
>>1149864How are his clothes different? I didn't notice that they changed anything.
>>1149842Low poly model ruins it.Just make a new gacha with Rays gameplay already
>>1149842When will she seduce one of the Phillips?
>>1149842That's literally just a pair of tits with some face slapped on top or them
>>1149842Nikke tier design
>>1150320So all anime women?
Why are her tits so huge
>>1150178Two of them are taken now, so she better get on that oneeshota before, idk, Mercuria takes him, kek.
>>1148163>>1148148I always saw Kocis as more of a son or young brother type of character, especially in his relationship with Ix.
>>1148486>>1148581>>1148164One thing I find funny about Luke is how generally the size of his eyes changes depending on how long his hair. The jackass long hair version has small eyes while the kinder short hair version has bigger eyes like the Abyss girls.
This is the last even for anni right?
>>1150494There's another stream at the 30th. The anni celebrations extend until April
>>1150525Well shit. I'm broke, hopefully no one I like shows up. Maybe they'll close it off with an ending MA event
Ok so seriously why are they practically stopping costumes? It feels like a slap to the face when the 5* cards get new outfits but not the actual MAs. Like it was always BS that XMAs don’t get costumes apart from two once in a blue moon occasions, but why is it happening to other MA types? If I’m not mistaken this is Sheena’s second MA not to get a costume.
>>1150644No one believed me when I said that they have a massive boner for default outfits and now they'll suffer for it
>>1150644Feels like Collabs are the only costumes they do now. Seasonals are rare and the others are anniversaries.
>>1150674What collab could work for Jude?
>>1148909>Sakurai is cancelledHow?
>>1150747Oh nvm, Found out
>>1150691Looking at his VA's roles since thats always a factor, 7 Deadly Sins and Another Eden look like the most likely. AE has already collabed with Tales afew times too.
>>1150644>when the 5* cards get new outfitsThose are reused Asteria anniversary costumes. I wonder what they'll do when they run out of Asteria outfits to copy.
>>1150644>>1150808It always did seem like Rays relied on Asteria/Link for their costume ideas but with those games gone, they have nowhere else to turn toWhich is kinda weird. You'd think they have some costume design department for those
>>1150923>Which is kinda weird. You'd think they have some costume design department for thoseThey do have some original outfits but they're mostly misses. They have to create the outfit with the 3D model in mind
>>1150691Could do what link did
>>1151121They can go ahead and make this her official character design, she doesn't even need a head or neck
>>1150923Did Crestoria have any other original costumes? I think Colette's summer was new and Asbel's circus? Maybe Leia's valentine. They could be from kizuna/card evolve etc but I don't know much about them.
>>1151174>Maybe Leia's valentine.Outfit was inspired by Asteria's >Asbel and ColetteThese are original. Veigue's swimsuit is also Crestoria original
Rays must be the only gacha that is so allergic to alternate costumes. Is it really that hard?
>>1151820The management spent all their money on those dogshit Recollection designs and have nothing left to spare for new costumes or to keep Asteria running longer to generate new costumes for them.
You’re telling me costumes like the phantom thieves, last years Christmas, and even Karol’s expedition team originated from somewhere else?
>>1152578>Only three seasonalsThat's just depressing
>>1152578Alisha was from Asteria
Additional Cast Members for Talesfes 2023Day 1>Veigue>Claire>Caius>Rubia>MileenaDay 2>Cheria>Malik>Gaius>Rinwell>DohalimThis might be our first Talesfes without a single Zestiria member ever since they introduced them
>>1152896what a shame
Looks like we're getting 2 collab rerun banners tomorrow. One will be a step up, the other will be a normal. It'll have God Eater, .hack, and Idol outfit MAs in the pool. I guess they wont be rerunning those event any time soon.
>>1152896Eh. I prefer one Talesfes without the tiresome BasedMilk + Edna trio.I like the variety this time
>>1152896Was Malik there because Asbel couldn't?
>>1152896>RinwellWould have preferred Hootle's VA....
>>1152896>No single Zestiria characterThats kinda bold..... or maybe they announce something Zestiria related ??
>>1152896tales is healing!
>>1152944I only have 800 diamonds..........
>>1153198Brother, I wish you luck.
>>1152896Good. I have no idea what Japan sees in Mikleo. He's so goddamn boring and only carried by his design.
>>1153248"Canon" yaoi with Sorey.That's pretty much it.
Any recommendations for a must have burst 5* for Best Hero seasons? I can select one thanks to all the diamond step banners. I already have FC Dhaos and Lailahs.
>>1153466Reala or Harold
>>1153248His design and legit gay. That's all there is to his popularityI also think he's really boring though.
>>1153466Harold for sure. Mercuria's is solid in a lot of contexts, though it's a bit clunky to use in bh since you're unlikely to be running her during wind weakness to begin with.Though, really, you should either be using your favourites or pure meta picks. solid b5s for characters you otherwise don't run are pointless.
Huh i didnt notice before, but we're getting an Aifread themed event because they won the last Ray Fes. It'd be a damn good opportunity to do something original and give us Adult Patty
>>1154484>Adult PattyWhy would they do that? Does she even have an established design?At best she'll get a dMA.
>>1154512Because Patty is Aifread in Vesperia, and it would be an excuse for an FC that would actually be radically different than the base. We don't have a design for it, no. But if Asteria can get teen Ellie despite the 3 seconds of screen time, then why not. Just throwin' ideas out, it'll probably just end up being a seasonal event where her/Aizen/Chat are dressed as pirate captains and a 4th rando.
>>1154515>We don't have a design for it, noOriginal designs are not one of Rays' strengths
>>1154515>if Asteria can get teen EllieAsteria and Rays treat the original games very differently
It seems that Sakurai won't get replaced after all given his roles are in tact. I doubt Asbel will ever appear in Talesfes again though
>>1153204Thank you, anon>all collabs 2x Kohaku, Leia, Elise, Luke, Eizen, Rubia, Rose, Marta>no Malik or even Emil, both of whom I wantedbut I want to kill the devs for this
>>1155255I really wish I didn't roll on the Klarth and Zelos/Presea/Regal banners. I probably would've had enough to spark Ovan Malik with the amount of diamonds I got from friendship grinding....
>>1155255Damn that’s still a good haul at least. I only scrapped up enough for 1 multi and walked away with idol Marta. Not what I wanted, but compared to how my pulls go during actual collabs, this is good enough.
The reception towards the new Rays OC is so bad that fans are wondering if Fujishima even designed them.
>>1155754The literal faggot MC and the Velvet bootleg are clearly the worst offenders.
>>1155757>Velvet bootlegIs that supposed to be the red one with the weird armor wing?Looks more like a mecha pilot Belldandy with bed hair.
>>1155906Yeah. You can see the Velvet same face
>>1155757Literal tranny MC. I thought it was alt Rose at first
>>1147123DUDE HETEROCHROMIA LMAO
>>1155757If they want to make a MC look like a literal faggot, why not make it a female? In what world is that design considered "good"?
>>1156089Reminder Japs is starting to kneel to Globohomos
1 more free multi until i get to spark. What MA are you gonna select once your time comes? Im split between festive Grune, festive Barb, and NY Kisara.
>>1156165With sMA select tickets being available now, I feel that ura 5*s are more rare at this point. I'll be getting uras for Jade, Hubert, and Sara.
>>1156312>uraI didn't even notice until now.I'll probably get it to buffer my favorites then since I got the sMAs for most if not all of them or were just never given any from the devs
>>1147123>gun legIs this the first time we got a physically handicapped character like with missing limbs
>>1147123I wonder how Japs people think about this ??
>>1156377Ion might as well be in a wheelchair considering he's ready to have a heart attack for turning his head too fast. But from what i can remember, yes. If we werent just talking limbs, you can count Raven for having a blastia for a heart and basically being a zombie
>>1156165Rondoline or Lailah :/
>>1156396>Ion might as well be in a wheelchair considering he's ready to have a heart attack for turning his head too fast.Keele is not much better with how he constantly delays the party with having to take breaks to rest, due to a lifelong health condition that made him weaker and easily exhausted compared to a regular person.
>>1156396>Ion might as well be in a wheelchair considering he's ready to have a heart attack for turning his head too fastI hate the fact that his Rays playable status stayed true to the character and made him die in like two measly hits
New Mirror Type called "Origin Mirror Arte"Cress and Chester from PhantasiaKyle and Reala from Destiny 2
>>1157573The concept behind the origin MA is literally "The character looks very cool in this one"
>>1157573Someone in the dev team really loves Kyle
>>1157573I'll admit that those new OCs do somewhat look better in anime form. Pinky probably got the biggest upgrade.
>>1157577>>1157573Does this mean that it’s yet another MA type that’s not giving costumes?>>1157580Kyle’s a good kid at least.
>>1157580I think he's only missing form change and oMA but the kid is so stacked with MAs that it doesn't really matter
>>1157594She looked fine in the first anime trailer they showed but the concept "art" is awful
>>1157577If it’s called origin, they should have at least made the theme “character training before the start of there game”. Like Cress training with his father or something I dunno. Well, what can you do, time to save for Yuri.
>>1157631It's literally called "origin"
Kyle is a sexy kid so it's alright that he gets more MAs.
>>1157641He looks like a chrysanthemum.
God that new Rays character. I mistook it for a woman for a second.
>>1157641You do you but you have dogshit taste in shotas
>>1157641>>1157646I blame the clothes, if Kyle got a shirtless costume he would be received better in certain parts.For me personally I found Caius, Shing, Luca and Jude to be sexier from the kid MCs but Kyle’s great too.
>>1157645Gakuto was done so dirty, why did they give him such an ugly character?
>15yrs old>ShotaU wot m8?
>>1157656Yeah. I don't know what people here are using that term for. Genis, Mao, and Laphicet are shotas.
>>1157656If this was set in school they would be in middle school, and they’re definitely considered kid heroes so it all tracks. Obviously they’re not real shotas like Karol and Genis but close enough.
>>1157650>I blame the clothes, if Kyle got a shirtless costume he would be received better in certain parts.Did you know Kyle canonically wears a speedo? That's pretty much the most naked they did with their male characters
>>1157656Rita is a loli
>>1157661Really, where was this revealed? Kyle doesn’t even have a swimsuit costume to this day.I know some people like Malik and I think Chester wear speedos, plus Shing’s second swimsuit is dangerously low.
>>1157663This is from the 25th anniversary book
>>1157665Wow interesting find, is this canon? The artsyle is not that great.
>>1157656Shota is much more about vibes than a numerical cut-off. Kyle, Luca, and Caius are shotas, but Jude is not.
>>1157667That actualy looks like Inomata shockingly, doing a loss polished style. I'd bet money it's her.
>>1157667It's a product of its time but it's likely just a scrapped concept since only from Symphonia the party actually gets to wear swimsuits.
>>1157667I know Inomata has a weird artstyle among the usual Tales artists but it's her drawing.
>>1157665>Kyle's speedo is just modeled after his shirt That's interesting.I don't see what swimsuit Loni is wearing here but 100% it's going to be a speedo because that's definitely something he would wear.
>>1157641His legs are drawn terribly there, like he has some muscle-wasting disease
>>1157671I like her artstyle. I think Fujihima/Inomata's art are hard to swallow for some people because they're inspired from the 90s or so. See Slayers collab where it wouldn't be odd to put in the Destiny 1 cast there. The new designs like with the Arise folks take inspirations from the more modern ones.
>>1157669>>1157670>>1157671Yeah does look like her work, I’m not sure if Bamco would approve a speedo for a MC though. Still it’s weird that he, Stahn and Cress don’t have any form of swimsuit to this day, no one even knows how they look like without shirts on.
>>1157675It’s a bit thinner than it probably should be but Kyle just wears really weird clothes, his pants are too baggy and his shirt is too exposing and tight.
>>1157671She has a thing for thin proportions. Like look at Stahn. That man shouldn't be that thin.
>>1157673I’m sure Loni picked out the speedos for both of them honestly. The bigger question for is what would Leon wear.
>>1157685>The bigger question for is what would Leon wear.A full body suit with a diving helmetLeon is too shy to show some skin.
>>1157687Unless someone captures him at the hot spring I guess.
>>1157687Add a floaty referencing Marian.
When it comes to the MCs it’s shocking that Cress has never undressed despite being the first hero, I want to see his abs. Where are the muscle loving staff of Rays when you need them?
>>1157684Inomata favors very clashy and weird outfit schemes. Probably why most fans tend to find her characters "ugly" Most people tend to like Graces so maybe she hit the right marks with those.
>>1157693Sophie and Hubert's default outfits are an eye sore though. Sophie got improved with the F arc outfit while Hubert needs a complete overhaul for him to look decent.
>>1157639I wasn't debating the name, its what they decided to do with it. We could've gotten some interesting things out of it if they were actually based off a character's past. Yuri training in the Knights under the captain guy that died in the movie, Raven from the audio drama, Kyle training with an older Stahn. Hell, something like origin would completely fit in with the Innocence characters introducing their reincarnations.
>>1157693Her standard outfits in Graces were fine, her outrageous fashion choices went to her costume dlc in that game where there was goofy stuff like Asbel’s old timey pilot suit.I still prefer her quirks to the nastiness of the upcoming Rays OCs though, it’s night and day.>>1157693
>>1157693Was Inomata the one who designed Reid? The man bra is honestly bad to look at.
>>1157693Pascal's is straightforward and the bright - and almost rainbow vomit tier - color scheme is fitting with her eccentric personalityMalik has a sleek suit-esque shirt with warm colors along with mancleavage and bare muscular forearms for pandering to the occasional homos playing these gamesSophie's default was deemed awful but it fit her role as a "robot" while her F version is just there in comparisonCheria's is fancy for a servant's daughter, but it admittedly comes together very wellRichard's default has some flamboyant colors to offset his predominantly black clothing along with all of the frills, and his F version's purposely bright because of no longer being possessed or whateverAsbel has his tacky jacket with too many belts but is otherwise just thereHubert's in a fucking bodysuit with hooker boots and a butt ribbon on his coatLittle Queen ..........
>>1157702Yeah, he should have been topless instead
Cheria dresses way too slutty for a "mom" figure
>>1157711And that's the best part
>>1157702I just keep him in the Xelloss outfit at this point.
>>1157702Most of Reid's available costumes in Rays aren't that good except for the Xellos' outfit. Him looking so naked is so wrong but so does stuffy clothes like the winter jacket
>>1157691Cress does have a swimsuit just to answer that one anon's question.Not like this is any revealing because he's wearing a rash guard so it's hardly any difference from his usual bodysuit
>>1157728Wow this honestly is so bad. They messed up the design of his eyes and he looks way too skinny, I’m guessing this must have been released early on in Asteria’s lifetime. Thanks for the help anon, this is better than nothing I guess. Still strange they avoid the swimsuit theme, hopefully someday.
>>1157728Damn. I'm sure there are some Cress fans that want to see his abs
I say the best designed party is Xillia 2 but I guess that's cheating because they wear normal clothes.
>>1157742There are, he’s the first hero too so it’s crazy that he doesn’t have anything yet.
>>1157746I say Arise is the one with the best party member design that stayed to the fantastical setting. Only weird ones are Rinwell and Law having sleeveless outfits despite living in a frozen country but other than that, they're solid.
>>1157673I think it's Loni who picked out a speedo for Kyle and probably convinced him it looked cool on him. Still, seeing Kyle wearing a speedo doesn't seem so weird for some reason. I don't think he minds showing that much skin.
>>1157767It's definitely from Loni's influence on him because they both dress like sluts
Besides Kyle, Yuri's bathrobe outfit in Rays has him wear a black speedo underneath. It's a bit hard to see since the robe is long enough to cover it but Yuri tends to flip a lot and spreads his legs but they definitely modeled it.Other than those two, no idea among the MCs.
>>1157794Underwear shots for males is a rare occurrence. I think only Vesperia was degenerate enough to give underwear shots for Raven and Karol.
>>1157794>>1157796I'm surprised Rays is so insistent on the panty shots because none of the console games were like that.
>>1157799It's a gacha. Coom and pandering are some of the selling points regardless of the series.
>>1157767>>1157781I know that Kyle’s game came out in the early 2000s but speedos used to be a popular swimsuit choice in 20th century anime so that might have been what influenced her to do the same here. >>1157796Vesperia was way too degenerate when it came to Karol and Raven, they got all the good stuff, Flynn got nothing and Yuri got some dlc outfits which were passable but nothing great.
>>1157729it's recycled art from tales of fandom, which explains why it looks so bad
>>1157823Wow no wonder, what a shame. Cress deserved better.
>>1157823>>1157830I believe the Speedo Chester came from it too. Asteria houses some really old art as cards until they manage to fill out with their own art.
>>1157845Yeah I went through the sprites and speedo Chester is there. Surprisingly nothing for Lloyd and Luke though, they got some ugly clothes that they have never wore elsewhere. Interesting to see that even Asteria was more cheap that you would think possible.
>>1157852If you want lazy, you can count the number of original Crestoria outfits in one hand
>>1157693>most fansWestern zoomer nuTales fans do not count as "most fans"
>>1158009Abyss and Symphonia are Fujishima games.I like Inomata's designs, and she designed my waifu, but i don't think not liking her designs is a zoomer or "nuTales" thing. It's simply about having bad taste.
>>1158050kek also for me Inomata's characters are 50/50 hit or miss for me there are good stuff and also questionable stuff
I like Fujishima's designs.......but then he brings out those atrocities of Rays OCs.
Unbelievable that we have yet another event with no new costumes.
>>1158278Bamco fired the costume designers when they killed Asteria. They hope you'll be distracted with the new set of butt-ugly OCs instead.
>>1158281The costumes are still there in the 5*s they dump every event, clearly there’s some budget cuts. I can’t stand those new OCs, uglier than even Kongman.
>>1158291Aren't those card 5* art reused assets from Asteria though? It
>>1158294Yes, they are, from a couple years ago
>>1158294Yeah but what I mean is that they’re not made into 3D yet anyway.
>>1158195>nu-TalesThank god I can skip this
Kamenin shop chars got new 4* artes.
>>1158363Nice. I’m surprised they didn’t leave out Lippy either
The total individual raid point prizes is now up to 4 millionI guess they realized from Harold brother's event that they want to make sure players finish the overall raid so they increased the prizes.
>>1158430>I guess they realized from Harold brother's event that they want to make sure players finish the overall raid so they increased the prizes.God that event was so fucking slow
The animation is pretty damn good.https://twitter.com/IIuvatar_/status/1641458793304432640
Teiruzu ofu Puppeto
>>1158729Oh that’s clever, the only normal looking MCs are the ones who didn’t get featured in the puppet segments.
>>1158733I thought it was because they were relegated as non-mothership titles before. And Arise.
>>1158735Well yeah that’s why they weren’t featured in that series but it fits since now Tempest and Symphonia 2 are mainline titles so no different than the former motherships.
>>1158729They shouldv released a costume for each protag in Rays that just covers their head with a big puppet head.
>>1158859>costumesToo much effort for them
This raid is already close to finishing Shigure. I guess they learned their lesson from Harold's brother
>>1159968Increasing the individual raid points to 4 million also helped too.Whales tend to blow all their load onto the first stage and not bother with the rest of the raid other than obligatory dias.