Tag Archives: iPhone

iOS 8.x Apps Not Updating in App Store

Please refrain from making “This didn’t work for me.” comments since this is not a sure-fire solution. It was one that solved the issue for MY device (which, for the record, is an iPad mini 2 running iOS 8.3 on jailbreak) so I figure I’d share this.

About 2 days ago, all the buttons for the apps waiting to be updated in the App Store flickered from Update to Open the moment I switched to the Updates screen. Some Google searching yielded results that suggested to move to another menu, turn off wifi, return to Updates and quickly tap on the Update button next to an app immediately before it changed back to Open.

While this did work, the apps refused to update; the usual circle with a blue square in the middle that should have appeared just ended up as an empty circle that wouldn’t move. To make matters worse, after I closed the App Store and re-opened it, the apps showed they were updated. However, looking at their version number in iFile (a file manager app for jailbroken devices) showed that no update actually occurred. :/

Other suggestions like turn on automatic updates, log out and log back in either App Store or iCloud, rebooting the device all DID NOT WORK.

What did work was changing the system language to another language and then back to English. It’s crazy, I know, but I verified the version number of the app I selected to test after the update and it was correct (re: most recent version).

Settings menu in iOS 8.3

See also: https://koukoupuffs.net/2014/10/12/problem-apps-on-ios-app-store-wont-update/ and its comments from other users for potential solutions if the above doesn’t work for you.

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[Terra Battle] Rage Against Neo Bahamut

Terra Battle - Defeating Neo Bahamut
Not that anyone could tell but this was taken after the umpteenth time I fought the bloody dragon.

There’s really not too much to say about the event, Bahamut Evolved. I think Mistwalker has made the drop rate of weapons something dismal like 5% because if you check around the Web, you’ll see a lot of flustered players stating that they’ve done at least 20 runs and STILL didn’t get Caladbolg. There is no trick to getting the drop other than having specific characters for their specific skills to boost drop rates* but try and see how quickly the game provides you those characters through the Pact of Truth. 😛

* Check this post and the next few following it for information.

I was hoping I wasn’t going to be one of those but I ended up being part of the gang. 😛 Here’s an image edit I did after my 17th run:

Terra Battle - 17 Fucking Times and Counting
I did this out of frustration and fun! :E Even added a silly space-like background to show I wasn’t completely serious about the anger.

Then at my 27th or 28th try …

Terra Battle - Caladbolg!
Final-FUCKING-ly!

I don’t use any exploits to play Terra Battle so I actually sat through ~280 battles just to get a fucking weapon.

Honestly, I wish Mistwalker could implement something to ease up on the grind such as upping the success rate of receiving a rare item by 2 – 5% after passing a certain threshold such as 20 – 30 replays of the same stage, or maybe something earlier like 15 – 20 replays. It’s obvious they WANT people to buy Energy to keep going. It’s the nature of freemium games but the way the gameplay is designed and the fact that the dungeon had 10 stages made each subsequent try rather frustrating.

[Terra Battle] Mini Tips 2 and more babbles! XD

Can’t stop talking about this game but I will eventually. :B

I’m also not doing any more tweet dumps because I have to manually copy and paste them and fix links and such. Too much work. If you ever want to see my random TB tweets and lots of other crap, follow https://twitter.com/koukoupuffs :D!

I also upload screencaps from the game like a mofo at http://instagram.com/koukoupuffs :3

Now onto the meat! ^-^ Continue reading [Terra Battle] Mini Tips 2 and more babbles! XD

[Terra Battle] Adventures with Bahamut

Terra Battle - Bahamut Event
Way overlevelled. 😀

I participated in the event to grab myself a Bahamut today. It was a rather easy dungeon with a party that averaged level 30. XD And while I anticipated the Bahamut drop rate to be low, I was hoping I wouldn’t have play the through dungeon 5 times before I finally got him. (I mean, it’s 10 freakin’ stages!)  Some people are in excess of 10 times and still haven’t got the creature. 😦 I do have to admit that I’ve been fairly lucky with Terra Battle’s RNG (random number generator) since I recruited a few S and SS class characters already without any special tinkering.

Unfortunately, since I went in with a beefy group, I don’t have any sort of survival tips. The only real danger I encountered was the dragon’s Meteor attack which is a board-wide skill meaning that your characters will get hit no matter where they are. He also has single column and row-spanning fire attacks so keep a healer or someone that can use regeneration handy if you have one. Continue reading [Terra Battle] Adventures with Bahamut

Terra Battle Mini Tips

I’m probably the last person playing Terra Battle that should put together a post under the guise of it being about tips because I honestly believe I’m not all that great at the game. (There are also forums out there for this sort of stuff like http://terrabattleforum.com/ XD)  But I figure that any mention of the game at my blog shouldn’t simply be a collection of tweets with little context.

Anyway, some of this is probably no brainer information but I’m still including it in case someone does need it. Also, I apologize ahead of time for mentioning ONLY Chapter 11. It’s the chapter I’m currently on and I have a horrible memory and don’t recall the earlier ones much. ^^;;; Continue reading Terra Battle Mini Tips

Terra Battle Tweet Dump 2!

Terra Battle - I love Tin Parade 2! I can actually get rares from it!
I love Tin Parade 2! I can actually get rares from it! I wonder which job to add?

Let’s see how long I can keep this up. XD As usual, anything in brackets are corrections or additional comments.

I’ll continue to add to this post until this Friday. 😀 You can always follow me at https://twitter.com/koukoupuffs too. ^_~ Of course, I tweet about a lot of other things as well.

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Terra Battle Tweet Dump 1

Koko from Terra Battle
Koko from Terra Battle

Since I tweet hardcore about Terra Battle on Twitter, I decided to put them here as well. XD (It’s an excuse for a post, yes. :3)

I’ve put the tweets back in chronological order from oldest to newest so they don’t read all strange. ^^ While I’ve removed dates and time stamps, some of the hashtags still remain. Anything in brackets are corrections or additional notes.

Edit: I’m still adding to today’s (Oct 20th) section.

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