Jump to content


Member Since 07 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Today, 04:02 PM

#397297 SE speaks on DQ7

Posted by redneckpride4ever on Yesterday, 07:35 PM

SE's Facebook page has an entry: DQ8 on sale. The entry has 1,058 likes. All the other entries are in the range of 250-350 likes. I've never seen (that I can recall) an SE FB post with that many likes.


You think that as we sit here on this forum that there's actually a huge groundswelling of DQ fans that are letting SE know what they think?

  • 2

#397267 Slime Mori Mori 3 / Rocket Slime 2 / Pirate Slime might come

Posted by redneckpride4ever on Yesterday, 05:41 PM

I hope it comes to mobile.


You're awesome man!

  • 1

#397259 SE speaks on DQ7

Posted by redneckpride4ever on Yesterday, 04:30 PM

I don't care about the accents either way. But if that would add to the cost of a 7 localization, I'd certainly write a letter encouraging them to not go that "extra mile".


As for 10... like I said, they'd have to really study the demographics. I think they could pull it off. Every series once started as a newcomer, so a semi established series may also be the next surprise hit. No guarantee, but think of it this way...


When Hank Williams Sr. recorded Lovesick Blues, it was called by his own people "a mess". It was regarded as a horrible rendition. Guess what? Fred Rose was shocked when it shot up to #1 and stayed there for 16 weeks. Hank knew that live audiences loved it, and ignored the pleadings of his record producer. Selling 50,000 copies in the first 2 weeks, it launched Hank into the role he arguably still holds: the King of Country music.


Anyway, its nice to see the Hero petition surge another 350 signatures or so in the last few days. We stand at 2,800! So, how can we reach out to the peeps? Lots of good ideas coming in. Can we get everyone to commit to at least one act?


And let's have our letters contain some thanks for the willingness of SE to at least break their silence. At least they're being honest for once.

  • 3

#397227 SE speaks on DQ7

Posted by redneckpride4ever on Yesterday, 02:52 PM

All things considered, we could be doing far worse right now. 


9 sold very well, 6 sold well, but Joker 2 bombed. It seems that they hinged the entire "dark age" on Joker 2.


Spin off games for most any series tend to sell less. Even in Japan, a DQ spin off will not see the numbers of a main series game. I could understand Kickstarting spin offs only because you're essentially asking them to gamble.


DQX is an oddball. Being an MMO, they created what in raw sales figures was a main series game that "bombed", subscription profits aside. The US is a far more MMO friendly place, but like any new online game, it may be the next big hit or simply be a small fish in an ocean of sharks. You also need to consider that the DQ fanbase may not be MMO heavy, while the MMO crowd may or may not like DQ as a series. You'd have to design a different sort of marketing blitz. You'd have to make the game shine to a crowd of theoretically WoW infused players. The DQ series is far more anime in style than WoW or even the modern FFs. Granted, a blitz of DQX geared toward the MMO crowd would also appeal to the crowd who goes for DQ, but we run again into the issue "is the DQ crowd geared at all to online". I say yes, but alone not enough to get subscription rates up.


As for subscription rates, if you're not willing to shell out a mere 15 bucks a month for a quality game, you're being cheap. My WoW subscription payed for some of the finest customer service I ever had. Worth every penny, especially a bugged quest that can't be completed. While I was playing, I got a PM from a Blizzard employee to answer my ticket. She asked me to log off and told me she would have my quest in completed status when I returned, XP and all.

  • 2

#397106 SE speaks on DQ7

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 31 August 2014 - 10:01 PM

All things considered, at least SE is giving us something besides crickets. I actually find it refreshing.

  • 1

#389786 Back early. Something really cool gave me a smile!

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 17 June 2014 - 12:26 PM

A couple days ago I made a temporary farewell. Truthfully, I was wicked depressed, and life is still certainly not perfect, even as I type this. But a little something happened that cheered me up some. 


On Saturday I gave a like to a FB page called Operation Hero.


I figured it was just another page that would have a few followers and another petition that screams out into empty space. It was launched on 6/14/14, and as of 6/17/14, they have well over 200 likes and over 600 sigs on their petition.


I was so in awe that I offered to use my FB DQ pages to drum up support. I actually called GoDaddy and I might wind up renewing Edenverse after all.


Weird how when you're feeling down about life that something cool pops up. I still have LOTS of crap in my life to get fixed, but finding this truthfully cheered me up.


SO anyway, I'll give you their link. As to whether you'll see much of me is questionable, but unless I drop dead or something, I'll be back full time at some point.




And one more thing: if you don't have a mobile device, install Bluestacks on your PC and buy DQ8 like I did. It doesn't play well, but at least my purchase showed DQ demand.


Also: Woodus, the leader of Operation Hero recently made a Den account, and wants to get approved ASAP. 


  • 2

#385073 dq club

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 14 May 2014 - 05:21 AM

The DQAS: Dragon Quest Appreciation Society.


Has a nice, stuffy ring to it, huh?

  • 1

#384801 Found something to replace the "no longer exists" page

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 12 May 2014 - 09:59 AM

How about a Zelda game where you actually have Zelda as an active player character? And no, I don't count the CDi games.

  • 1

#382543 Hello I'm new, and I believe in Dragon Quest Ten!

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 18 April 2014 - 11:25 AM

Welcome to the most drama free community out there. Sometimes tempers flare, but usually its mellow. Very few trouble makers. And those of us that have argued usually patch things up. Only one user I can recall getting banned, and let's just say he likely has attachment issues. But even when he was posting some rather explicit images, we all found a way to humor our way through it.

  • 1

#382109 Oldschool DQ 101 For New Players

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 13 April 2014 - 01:18 AM

Ignasia, You must've ordered the special DW2 book. All that came with my package was the world map with some hints at the bottom.

  • 1

#382108 Oldschool DQ 101 For New Players

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 13 April 2014 - 01:14 AM

I was 12 when I beat DQ2. An issue of Nintendo Power's Counselor's Corner had a map of Rhone's pitfalls (not treasures though), so at least I didn't have to screw with that. Finding Roge Fastfinger required me to write to the NP Counselors. How deceptively simple it turned out to be. NP also had the Staff of Thunder glitch in Classified Information. The last bit of info from NP was to use the Eye of Malroth in Hargon's castle, and I believe the need to reset to get the Water Flying Cloth. Other than that, I used the insert map and put people's clues together. The island cave where you find the Eye of Malroth- oh man, did that take awhile. Finding the boss at the lighthouse to get the Star Crest....that lighthouse was no fun either. There was no internet, and I could only use the resources I had. The day I beat it, I went to the kitchen and felt like I'd accomplished an amazing feat.

  • 1

#380624 This brings a tear of joy to my eye...

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 22 March 2014 - 01:30 AM

So touching! A childhood dream come true!


  • 3

#377664 Luminaries Line Trademark Filed in US

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 11 February 2014 - 12:26 PM

"IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Providing on-line computer games; providing on-line video games; providing information on computer game strategies and video game strategies via computer networks and global communication networks; providing information on entertainment in the field of computer games, video games, card games, animated cartoons, comics, novels and magazines; providing on-line non-downloadable comics; providing on-line non-downloadable magazines, journals and newsletters in the field of computer games, video games, cartoons and general entertainment"




The Seeds of of Salvation and Luminaries trademark both have the online description.

  • 1

#376805 Dragon Quest Monsters 1+2 PSX - Translation Progress!

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 31 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

I think a PS2 fan translation would relieve us from our concern over Terry 3D and DQM2 3DS.. Not 3DS quality, but highly superior graphic and sound qualities vs. the GBC games.

  • 1

#376572 Isn't the ESRB only for the US?...

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 29 January 2014 - 09:09 AM






2: Toilet sitting time is one of the more common times I use for Den posting. There's a scary thought...chances are if you read one of my posts, my fat butt is plopped on the throne. Sorry if anyone loses their lunch with that imagery. :laugh:

That explains all your crappy posts! ;-)


Oh, don't act like your $#!% don't stink, Platty. That pun reeked as well.


Ass my wife, it does :-)


Wow. This discussion went down the toilet.


Maybe a forum mod will just step in and wipe these posts away.



How coincidental. I haven't paid any heed to this thread since I last wrote on it. I saw all these responses at 10:06 AM, EST, as I sit on my toilet doing my morning constitutions. Yes, my lap top is sitting on my bare legs as I write this. Too strange, too funny!

  • 1