So you've settled on a good job and made some progress through the main story, let's start building a deck for long term use.
I've lost interest in SAO:MD due to how monotonous the grind was getting. Taking the chance to join up on the newcomer campaign I've re-loaded my old Mobius save and it's been absolutely refreshing.
It's time for another freebie character in the form of Sphica! You'll have to put some time into getting her up to speed though as you'll need to grind all the mats needed to unlock everything.
If you plan on doing the rank event or pulling on the wind elemental maid banner, you'll need to grind out your usual set of armor and accessories.
The ranking event has already been going on for a few days, so you're going to want to quickly grind accessories for the two-part event!
At a glance this looks like a pretty rough event, but after a bit of practice you'll see it's pretty straight forward. Do bring your game face though as it's a 3 segment encounter with no breaks.
New banners means new character introduction quests, and this time Yuuki takes to center stage.
Bandai like to stress players who try to min/max, so they've thrown in yet another RNG dependent grinding event!
The first ranking system is winding down but there's still so much to do. Farming Griffin EX and a little luck from the consolation banners just might help tip scales in your favor!
The game has been out for a while and the hardcore crowd are plowing through content. Those who are late to the party will find this post helpful in hitting the ground running.