I started trying for the 11* not even talking about 13 * here and I am very unhappy. I keep getting 13 star weapons regularly but so far haven't gotten any 11* or above pet. For a summoner the pet is the weapon. I joined many groups in ultimate since I cannot really solo an ultimate quest. I am completely spent. I get that the drop rates are low but this is soul crushing.
I do several urgent quests on extremely hard everyday and again lots of 13* weapons no pets at all. I have a 10* Jinga, Wanda, Viola, Marron, Melon, Popple, Sally, Trim and Aero. I have a 8* Redran and 9* Synchro. The Viola and Jinga are what I use to kill bosses. I almost never die any way because pet classes seldom die. Only time I died was when I went into the underground Ultimate quest. My god almost instant death for me and pets. After that I only went in with groups and no drops at all. I think I am done with this game
I've never pegged myself as being a person who minds grinding, after all I have played Everquest and spent hours and hours even months with no drops coming to me of the item I want because I keep losing the roll. However not seeing the loot at all is actually far worse than losing a roll. I just cannot do this any more.
I tried the advanced quests too but I think you need threat level 50 for a chance of the pet with higher than 10* to drop. At this point since I cannot play any other class due to my inability to play any other class I am no longer enjoying myself since even the chance of the pet dropping hasn't actually been a consideration and therefore there is nothing to look forward to. My gear is a 13 star Circuray units from Glory badges conversion to Rising Star 2 badges only enhanced to 10+ and I could buy a better harmonizer but I have no interest, it is currently +30. My rings are +20. My pets' sweet boxes for Jinga and Viola are completely done.
It doesn't help that I have been spending an average of 12 hours a day since the game launched playing this game. The 4 hours with groups in ultimate isn't helping either. At this point it is just really a chore. Although I like so many things about the game making no progress with the pets just dulls everything else.
So my love affair with this game has come to an end, Depending on luck is a gawd awful way to structure loot. I hated it when I rolled for loot and I hate it now for loot drops. I no longer have the desire to even log in.
I will go play the Atelier game I guess. May be have a look at Horizon Dawn. I wonder if I can manage the combat in Sword Art Online.