The thing about SOS Roulette is that sometimes you win big… other times you fail miserably. Last night was more in the fail miserably column as I decided to attempt to farm some of the gems I need to create the full Kulve Taroth set of gear. That means I will need a Kulve Taroth Gem, a Val Hazaak Gem, a Xeno’jiiva Gem and a Nergigante Gem. As a result I spent most of the night joining in on Nergi and Hazaak fights without much luck. The truth is these are not the best things to queue into because the elder dragons represent a steep climb in difficulty. More often than not last night we carted out of the fight with someone taking a faint and finishing things out without getting any measurable loot.
The night did however make me realize how desperately I need one more Miasma gem so I can become immune to Effluvial build up and just wreck that fight without much issue. The truth is Hazaak is way easier than I remembered him being, which seems to be a common theme I am feeling as I go back and redo these fights. The truth is I have mostly been in a mindset of fighting tempered or similar things over the last few weeks and as a result all of those high rank “tough” fights feel a lot easier as a result. The truth is I should just be doing these solo where I can predict what is going to happen better…. but that just always feels so lonely. I admit most of the time I do the SOS Roulette thing just because it feels like I am doing things with people… without the need for actual human interaction. I realize I am not normal.
I did manage to get in a really good run of Kulve Taroth where I walked away with two decent items that represent weapons I had not really gotten before. First up is the Taroth “Blitz” Erupter which appears to be pattered off of the Deviljho Light Bowgun… and I have no clue at all if it is even a reasonable weapon but it does give me at least a Rank 7 one to play with. Next up you have the above image of the Taroth Buster “Water” which lets me start playing around with Gunlance, another weapon I have not so much as even equipped. I think more than anything that is what this event represents for me… a way to get a bunch of decent versions of weapons to start playing with and testing out. Sure I could have crafted likely better versions of all of these things… but I feel like I sorta need to know what types of weapons I like before I sink a lot of resources into them.
I think tonight I might start getting used to soloing things again, either that or see what Ashgar is up to because I know he needs Nergi parts as well. I need to get serious about trying to farm that last Kulve gem because when the event is over my opportunity closes there. Shiana has somehow managed to get four of the gems already so has enough to craft both the alpha and beta sets. For me… I am mostly just focused on crafting a single set and unfortunately I only have one gold ticket waiting in the wings to fill out whatever gem I have the hardest time getting. I think I blew my luck the other night when I managed to carve a Wyvern Gem and then get two more from the end of mission loot window…. for a total of three that night.