Rays Festival is still ongoing with tons of anniversary goodiesAsteria's fate is still up in the air until confirmation.
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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.