It's been 500 years, but I'll bite and make an update post about the game on my side.
So ever since then, I've been continuing the grind for most of the new content in the game. I haven't run SUBHL because I'm lazy, and I started grinding the Diaspora raids pretty late. Faa is mostly a breeze nowadays, but I've yet to attempt soloing him because, well, I don't really want to grind the Eternal Splendor weapons so there's not much of a point. But speaking of grinds that are both unreasonable and wasteful in their nature...
Ya boy got his blue skin!
Why did I get it even though it wastes so many valuable resources? Well, if you consider my five sparks (this year only) that have given me none of the rate ups outside of me sparking them and the devastatingly low number of relevant grands that have dropped onto my lap in the course of doing so, there wasn't really much in the way of gold bar consumption waiting for me. This led me to, of course, become vain and beautiful and blue. I mean I still have a number of them stored in my shelf along with sunstones.
I just wish it had like better animations. Or that you could actually use the Eternal Splendor weapons with the skin. Pretty counter-intuitive to not let it be the case if you ask me.
As for the sparks I mentioned, the targets were the following:
1: Cidala (rip Fediel)
2: Yuni (for Harmonica)
3: Yuni, same banner (for my second Harmonica)
4: SVajra (because she's cute)
5: Wamdus (like bruh rip my summer units and parasols)
The gacha has not been going well for me LOL
As for things I'm working on, I'm trying to clear most of the Replicard missions. I finished a ton of them when I was zooming through like 75 episodes of Black Clover in 3 days and 15 episodes of SAO, but my experience in SAO has been mostly mediocre as of the present, so it demotivated me to do more tbh. I need to finish it though... eventually...
Last updates I wanted to note were that my crew still places Tier A (thankfully), that I switched to mostly primal grids now with the exception of wind (although I still use magna because stamina-enmity use cases), and that these are my ringed characters as of now:
Now excuse me as I try to hit Mugen... and maybe SUBHL?
Edit: I looked at my ringed characters and realized I didn't give an update on maybe one of the biggest grinding aspects of the current game. I did transcend my eternals, but because of the slow influx of lapis lazuli, I totally forgot about it after doing the grindiest parts.
Here's my current progress on that too: