Heyo! Now that it’s November, plus with the Halloween mini-update released, I can now happily release the combined September & October KanColle Admiral log onto this main blog. Both months compressed for September being a silent month for this game on my end.
[All images taken from the KanColle web game + Photoscape.]
With the lovely September 9th update concluding the summer event, I just had to jump on to see what was new. It was something small, yet something small that added a lot to the enjoyment level, and my impatience to also reacquire my net to play KanColle full-blast again. Loving how each lovely is themed nicely.
October 6th onward ended up being a far better time for I could once again sortie at will. I could tend to expeditions, sorties, repairs, and quests all at my will without waiting & being at the mercy of wi-fi hotspot bullcrap. I immediately tackled 1-5 & 2-2 to gift my Littorio to evolve into Italia.
I was still being catted, yet was able to have fun whenever I did manage to get to these lovely beauties in their festive wear. The update came on 07, and I was made aware of it on 09 with beauty results.
A bit Later – October 21th, 2015:
I was caught off-guard by the next update. It was such a silent update that I was unware of it until I checked up on the wiki….Thanks Naito & Tech for both being silent on that front, yet vocal on the other bits. It was a strange time that I’m not fully blaming/scolding them, just that I was left out of the loop at that time with Z1. Even so, a nice mini-update it was.
Z1, Kawakaze, Hamakaze, & Urakaze oddly had trouble with 1-1 that it had me briefly confused. Maybe I have to blame their low-level + that random depth-charge I gave them.
[October 01, 2015]
NOW I was made aware of both Kuma & Tama being given festive art. I was happily excited because they’re two favourite “fleet pets” for how awesome they also are. Amused with Chiyoda, Inazuma, Ikazuchi, while evening eventually aiming for Chitose, for her art. October 1st’s festive update was awesome. Loved it, yet had to wait till October 6th to get into it full blast.
An amusing bit of side-note being me summoning Akitsu Maru like it’s nothing now. I was struggling before, now being able to summon her by taking advantage of her landing craft for expeditions & such.
[October 07 – 1-5 Hunt:]
The next day over of having my net restored I sent out a fleet to clear out 1-5. The now proudly ‘Kai Ni’ Jun’you happily having her fun, if stumbling a bit in her elegance while also equally as elegantly covering her lady-bits with her magic. I’ve been using the “tested & true” formation as previous to clear this with little issue. Instead of Jintsuu, I swapped her out with my Sendai because I actually prefer Sendai. Technohornist can tend to Jintsuu’s needs more.
1-5 Fleet Composition:
– Isuzu (Kai Ni): 20.3 cm | +10Â Sonar | +8 Depth Charge.
– Hyuuga (Kai): 4x Zuiun
– Junâ€™you (Kai ni): 2x JU87C | 2x Ryuusei Kai
– Sendai (Kai Ni): 2x Sonar +10 | +8 Depth Charge
1st Clear: Junâ€™you damaged while appearing lady-like. Cleared all nodes smoothly with â€˜Line abreastâ€™ formation this time.
2nd Clear: Sendai MVP with Isuzu & Junâ€™you cleaning up with Hyuuga. Isuzu KOâ€™d flagship. Smooth sailing.
3rd Clear: Sendai MVP with grunts first & flagship last. Smooth sailing. Hyuuga lvl 44.
4th sortie: Sendai was targeted on third node that she forced a retreat. Isuzu lvl 61.
4th Clear: Junâ€™you yellow on node 1; Junâ€™you laughing heavily on third node; 1-5 cleared with Sendai MVP.
That would make it 3 medals with this 1-5 cleared. I needed one more to gain a medal to form a blueprint for Littorio from 2-2.
I was overly excited at the time because I went to grab a $25 CAD Visa giftcard to up the ship slot cap to 20. Instead, I came home to get denied playing KanColle because of a maintenance.
I also tried putting my pay towards the ship slots to only end up paying for a third drydock slot to repair/bath my lovely ladies in a happy accident. I wanted to up my ship slot because that ship-cap was just about to max out. From the ‘happy accident’, I put whatever was left to allow for a nice +10 ship cap the next time around. The error now allows me to more swiftly tend to each ship girl repairs without forming too-long of a queue.
[October 2-5 Hunt!]
After those distractions, and work related restrictions, I was given another chance to focus on hunting in 2-5 for Littorio’s medal.
Bismarck Zwei: 381mm/50 | 38 cm | Type 0 Recon Seaplane | AP Shell
Kirishima: 46 cm | 38 cm | Type 0 Recon seaplane | AP Shell
Kongou: 41 cm | 15.5 CM Secondary | Type 3 Shell | Type 0 Recon Seaplane
Akagi: 2x Tenzan| 1x Ryuusei Kai | 1x Type 0 Fighter Model 62.
Haruna: 41 cm | 15.5 cm secondary | 12.7 cm AA | Type 0 Recon Seaplane
Souryuu: 1x Ryuusei Kai | 2x Ryuusei | 1x Saiun
First Clear: Smooth sailing with Akagi hanging in there with orange till the end. Happily cleared with no troubles.
Second Clear: Smooth sailing with Bismarck being overly eager by attacking the flagships. She wanted to level to 68, and possibly final form. Kongou swept up after Bismarck. Hiryuu gained from boss node & second clear.
Third Clear: Barely cleared with everything hitting harder on both sides. Bismarck cleared flagship in a night battle to gain a clear. Haruna & others cleared the rest. (Kirishima 63)
Fourth Clear: Once Iâ€™ve done equipment swapping for Souryuu, Akagi & Bismarck they all attacked more smoothly. Haruna was orange, yet still survived to the very end. All those lovely battleship cut-ins to have Bismarck KO flagship to happily clear the rest rest of the enemy. Bismarck cut-in to destroy the flagship to allow others to clear.
[Mackeral Fishing Mini-Event]
This fishing event was both fun and highly frustrating at the same time. I could not partake in it fully, yet I did get a nice 9 fish out of it. Nice lovely ladies to pop in & some nice treats to be had. I was denied the full effect because the fish were placed in maps I could not effectively fish at, nor did I have the time from work. I felt this was an insulting event with how “difficult” fishing was, even if you do “overfish” in maps only because that banner was hiding behind a 30 fish cap. Yes, I understand it with Isokaze being a better reward then that stupidly slightly difficult fishing banner. Screw that banner……I prefer my Isokaze <3
Being highly amused that Yuudachi, Bismarck, & Hamakaze paired up nicely to deal with the task at end. Their eagerness is what I love about them.
I happily cleared the fishing BF1 questline of needing 3 Mackerals. The 10 & 30 was an insult to me that I’m still holding a grudge to the whole flag + fish thing.
I’ve spent roughly 140-150 sorties (over three days) trying to acquire Isokaze. I sunk so much resources. I do love this Isokaze get, valuing her far more than the stupid fishing banner….Also, because I love my fish, she is a damn well good cook. I’m no masochist, nor sadist,…just that I must view Isokaze as a good cook while pretending to roleplay that she gained cooking lessons to give me greatly cooked fish 🙂
With the event wrapping up I decided to splurge my ( I guess I should say “our” on the expedition side) furniture coins on more festive materials. Happily purchased three lovely festive furniture in place of that stupid banner. Was even amused how they’re themed to each girl, as you’ll see below.
And that’s a wrap! No Shioi, no BF2 or BF3 quest done. I did however gain enough medals to remodel Littorio into Italia, gain more lovely ship girls, +1 bath slot, +10 ship cap, and Isokaze from the event. It’s a happy time for October’s accomplishments. Been a great September & October, if with constant hiccups.
Wanting to share my November accomplishments, yet having to wait till the end of November’s festivities. November has been a literal fun blast with accomplishments already being had. I can’t wait for December to also final remodel Bismarck <3. As of this posting, Bismarck is lvl 82 (Assume she’s now also higher when read in the future). All my shipgirls now range from level 10-92. Nice range.