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redneckpride4ever

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#421145 OK folks, we all need to breath.

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 19 April 2015 - 11:33 AM

THIS is what I like! Yeah, we are jaded, but we're still people.

 

Maybe we all need to prioritize things. Think about it- one of the most civil threads on here was the outcome of the Zimmerman trial. Yet we all acted mature about it. Yet when it comes to a video game we lose it completely?!

 

I'm not saying we shouldn't vent how we feel about SE from time to time. Unfotunately, its cost the forum it's fun factor. I think we can change that! I love the tone in this thread: honest! I hearby dub myself Dr. Philbilly!

 

Since we're on the video kick:

 


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#421040 OK folks, we all need to breath.

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 18 April 2015 - 05:30 PM

I've been on this board since 2008. At that time we had no DQ4 DS, only the NES game. The only 5 we had were 2 fan translations of the SFC version. No fan translation of the SFC DQ3, no fan translation of DQ5 PS2. The best DQ6 fan translation was missing quite a bit of dialogue, and it was all we had.

 

***Before reading further, please note that I admit to being as guilty of this as anyone.***

 

Now, I understand that we're all justifiably sick of SE's ineptitude. But seriously, what happened to our happy community? It seems we've all grown bitter (myself included). I lurked a couple times at starmen.net, and with a series of only 3 games (2 of which needed fan intervention), I see a happy, enthusiastic fan base. 

 

Listen, we've all had our ups and downs, and nobody should be happy about everything, but man... I feel like I was the only one who was excited about a 16-bit quality Erdrick trilogy with an official script. Sometimes I felt like an outcast for wanting that more than the 7 remake.

 

Seriously, what an awesome thing to be able to play on a sunny day while sitting in my car, parked in the gravel pit at my Dad's house while sipping a few cold PBRs. Yes, I love playing a good RPG in that gravel pit surrounded by trees while drinking a few beers. When grinding, I pop in some tunes. Yes, Johnny Cash and RPGs do mix! With the good weather finally here, I can again trek to that secluded happy spot away from everything.

 

It just seems we're not like that anymore. I know we still want the missing titles, and our complaints are merited, but with our frustration has come the loss of a community. We've been in worse situations and were a laid back, fun group. 

 

Maybe we need to focus on other things like:

 

*Having an online swap meet for DQ stuff.

 

*Coming together to make some FAQs/game scripts/walkthroughs for titles that are currently import only. Torneko 3 and Slime Mori 3, for example, lack any form of walkthrough on Gamefaqs. Maybe a nice translated game script for Young Yangus or the PS1 Monsters releases. I'd love to know the storyline for the added area in Joker 2 pro.

 

*More talking about general life. Some of us do, but if you're visiting the Den, why not indulge in a few music videos, funny news clips, etc. Did one of your relatives have a baby? Share it! 

 

*Let's try encouraging each other! Someone write some random topic? Engage.

 

Back in the days of Yahoo chat, the internet seemed like an upbeat place. Maybe we all need to re-ignite that spark. This is one of the few fan sites left from a golden era. We should work to make it a happy place.

 

I'll start with this:

 

 

 

 

SMILE FOLKS!

 

 

 

 


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#420983 RSS: Dragon Quest Heroes Western Release Will Have a Ridiculous Subtit

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 18 April 2015 - 07:10 AM

They seriously have nothing better to do than complain about this over and over?

 

At least they're not whining about having to type it.


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#420486 Anybody wanna take odds on the Western release of DQ6 Mobile?

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 11 April 2015 - 11:17 PM

DQ1 (November 28, 2013) Original Mobile = 2004 (no month given, but at least 9 years)

DQ2 (June 26, 2014) Original Mobile = 2005 and 6 (no month given, but at least 9 years for the first, 8 for the second)

DQ3 (September 25, 2014) Original Mobile = November 19, 2009 (4 years, 10 months, 6 days)

DQ4 (April 17, 2014)  DS = November 22, 2007 (6 years, 5 months, 26 days)

DQ5 (December 12, 2014)  DS = July 17, 2008 (6 years, 5 months, 25 days)

DQ6 (unknown, my ETA sometime after January 28, 2016) DS = January 28, 2010

DQ7 (unknown, my ETA sometime after February 7, 2017 or 2019...depending on differences in the licensing contract for the 3DS versus the DS) 3DS = February 7, 2013

DQ8 (December 12, 2013) PS2 = November 27, 2004 (9 years, 15 days)

 

I was thinking about something...why the heck did SE choose the Mobile ports, rather than the SFC ports, of DQ's 1~3?  I mean I get 2, but 1 didn't have enough differences to matter, but 3?  The SFC was superior in every way.  Better sound integration, and would've taken less work to remaster (probably would sound even better too), and it had a key feature: battle animations (and VERY smooth ones, being an upgrade from DQ6).

 

Why on why.  Well, here's my thought.  The Wii releases of Dragon Quests 1~3 was back in September of 2011 (man...911 is such a bit deal sometimes, it's creepy), meaning it would've been within 3 years.  Mobile, at least in the US and Europe, have no licensing contracts that I know of for apps.  The creator can remake the app and put it on any mobile device or move to any other mobile company if they so choose, or perhaps even going Mobile to PC or some other platform at the creator's choosing.  I imagine Japan functions similarly, especially given carriers are bought out so often, or die off...phones change, different types of phones handle different types of applications, and then there's the OS of the phone.  It would just be far too complicated to work out any special licensing restrictions.

 

Nintendo would be a different animal.  This makes sense in context with my theory on DQ's 4 and 5 being within a day apart from one another, in respect to their original releases.

 

Then we can map out the timing between releases of the current mobile (iOS/Droid) builds, and the time since the last release, now, and why, with such a lull, and clearly mobile NOT conflicting with DQHeroes (especially with DQH2's announcement), especially due to the two being entirely separate markets, I stand by my theory that DQ6 cannot be released until 6 years have passed, at the very least.  So I expect it sometime after January 28 of next year.

 

November 28, 2013 to

(14 days) December 12, 2013 to <<-note that DQ8 was the first game announced, and the first game to start work on, and took a very long time.

(4 months 5 days) April 17, 2014 to

(2 months 9 days) June 26, 2014 to

(2 months 30 days) September 25, 2014 to

(2 months 17 days) December 12, 2014

 

It is now April 9, 2015 (3 months 28 days).  Technically in release times, we're still close to the originally announced DQ8's release, and the time it took for DQ4.  However, DQ4 was announced almost a month and a half after DQ8's release, and given the amount of work done on each release, except for 8, which required a hefty sum of work to rebuild it just small enough to shrink the 2.2GB to 1.4GB, and to toy with unity...and given they've had experience converting the DS Zenithian builds already, why no word on 6?  Even if we assume they pick the SFC version of 6, that should pose no problems.

 

Note that each release was preceded by between 1 and 3 months, the official announcement (Japan only).

 

There's also the really important detail of that lull I mentioned above.  So I further stand my ground on my position that DQ6 will come out in 2016 due to licensing agreements.

 

Now the question for me is, does the 3DS have the same type of licensing agreement?  Does the statute on limitations for releasing on another system have the same timespan?

 

I would also like to point out SE's GH rerelease of 7, and their nonsense statement about how unbelievably difficult it would be to port to Unity (no despite fan insistence the SE producer was not talking in relation to an international release...he was only referring to the original release in Japan), I posit the game is being forcibly delayed due to restrictions, that SE knew this ahead of time, and is giving fans plenty to think of in the meantime.  There are as yet other announcements for the 30th anniversary year promised, and clearly they wouldn't foreshadow DQXI (which was already announce), or the two missing mobile games (which again, were announced as coming, we have yet to see which "version" and the ETA...though it's almost guaranteed to be DS and 3DS).

 

 

Wow. I wish I had a tenth of the observational skills you do. It takes a hell of a brain to see all these factoids and figures. 


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#420322 Let's translate DQX!

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 10 April 2015 - 06:43 PM

 

Its totally fine... I'm happy to get him an advance copy, put him in touch with me :)

Somebody said my name three times :P

I still skulk around from time to time, especially since the heroes announcement. Erdrick has me pretty convinced about the work you olks are doing :). I'm not making any promises about coming back to DQX but I'll be happy to get the word out on updates if you like. Aside from the conversation that made its way into my Legacy of the Lost video I can also stay hush on things as desired.

 

 

Saigan.

 

That makes four.


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#418529 So I did some checking into Masters of the Masks...

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 20 March 2015 - 09:15 PM

It does. I think Holey Heroes is still going to be a mobile game of some kind, it isn't long enough to be a DQ subtitle.

 

It's like a law they have to be super-long. "Forgotten Forbears of the Flying Fane"!

 

Dude, that sounds authentic!


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#417207 Very Unpopular DQ Opinions

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 08 March 2015 - 07:25 PM

Here's one for ya'...

 

We need(ed) the main series games in the following order-

 

The Loto trilogy mobile. Needed a consistent script, 16-bit quality. The only loss to 3 is clearly the intro, as Pacheesi is nothing special, and the monster animations on the SFC games were stilted, doing little to add to the experience. No loss there either. That said, Anroid/iOS compatibility problems exist, which is why consoles tend to be a more viable option. However, the screen size is far better than your average portable gaming system. Unfortunately, no happy marriage between the 2 exists.

 

DQX.

 

DQ7 Remake. However, we have a PS1 version with perfectly fine graphics. They are clearly superior to the 16-bit gen. and the quality is quite acceptable. The font sucks, I admit.

 

I somewhat consider the spin offs we lack to be of higher priority than 7.  Not the monster remakes so much as material we never got.

 

Other opinions people may not like:

 

DQ9 was excellent. During both my playthroughs I became so enamored at customizing my character that I broke 100 hours before beating Corvus. Its the only game that had me addicted to grinding. Using 8's superior skill point system was wise, and mixing it with class changing was brilliant.

 

The actual story of DQ6 was far superior to the game's main rival, FF6. However, FF6 presented its story in a better manner. Those games prove that how you tell a tale may be more important than the quality of the tale itself.

 

I enjoyed the 6/7 job system, but 8's skill point system is superior for its simplicity. Put in your points and BOOM!, off we go!

 

Joker one had a resonable scouting challenge. Joker 2 is notorious for failed scouts at 90+% regularly. I beat Rigor Mortex by around the 40 hour mark and called it good, whilst in Joker 1 I did most of the side stuff.


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#416853 Fan translation for fish sandwich.

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 06 March 2015 - 03:47 PM

My vote goes to... well, let's just say it is a secret formula.


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#415948 Link to earlier DQ Western Market quote

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 26 February 2015 - 07:25 AM

I'm happy; I really am.  But, would it kill them to give us something a little more solid?  I just want one confirmation of a 3ds game (either VII or one of the Monsters).  I think they just need to break the ice on the 3ds in the West for things to get going properly.

 

Well, we need to keep pestering them. But they actually used Drew's hashtag, so for at least the rest of this week, why don't we give ourselves a hard earned celebration. I feel renewed from this. I hadn't posted anything for awhile on my pages. Then this!

 

Let's make it a point to start pestering them again on Monday.


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#415912 Link to earlier DQ Western Market quote

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 25 February 2015 - 10:08 PM

I know this was quoted earlier, but Drew, the founder of Operation Hero, messaged me the link on Facebook. Hence, I figured I'd share.

 

He and I were talking about how our grassroots went from nothing to this: even SE using his hashtag.

 

 

 

http://mynintendonew...re-in-the-west/

 

Amazing. I know not everyone is satisfied, but man- we bombarded a company that is more stubborn than a 2 year old with oppositiontional defiance disorder and they cracked. I feel like we did something!


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#410475 How to find a cheap complete Dragon Warrior VII (PSX)?

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 08 January 2015 - 11:57 PM

The booklet I believe is also on the Den in a format you can print, then cut.  The problem is, to get it right, you'd need a printer that handles back to back, and you'd have to split the pages apart, and do the hardwork at reworking them to appropriately print in the same way as it would appear had you purchased the game with the original booklet.  So first - last on the back, on the other side, first+1 - last-1.  Next page would be, on the back, first+2 - last -2, and on the other side, first+3 - last-3.  Then continue onward.

 

It's a pain in the behind, but doable.  Of course, there's the cost of good glossy, high yield, no smudge paper, and smudgeless ink.  Plus a printer that is highly accurate.  :/

 

You can find the dual-side jewels, though they're far rarer now.  Might have to go on ebay for them :/.

 

I wish I could help you out further, but I can't.  Maybe just save up little by little, and in the meantime, just get the discs?  I mean shipping just discs would be a lot cheaper, and it's possible to get a copy in working condition for 100 Lira or less.

 

 

!!!!!!Wow, if you act now!!!!!!!!!! :

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3cefd3f069

 

That dude, JuMeSyn, from RPGamer.com, who wrote the scathing, intellectual lightweight review a few days ago, is reselling the game.  Ships worldwide, and he claims FREE shipping.  You may have to get into a bidding war, but at 36 US, that's about 90 Lira.  So if you're willing to go up to 40 total, that's 100 Lira.  Or 50 US, that's about 125 Lira for the whole thing.

 

This copy is in working order, and has everything!

 

It's almost like this copy was sitting there waiting for you.  A sort of digital irony.  An online persona who hates the series sells it, and to a fan who is likely to really dig it.

 

Anyway, I hope you catch this before it goes bye.

 

Hey, maybe one of us should buy it just to leave him negative feedback on Ebay.


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#409378 Bob Dylan

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 23 December 2014 - 09:27 PM


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#408655 Anything special for Christmas?

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 14 December 2014 - 12:29 PM

Oh, haha, I wasn't complaining about being single. (Although yesterday was one of those moments where I was at a place and was the literally only one that wasn't on a date. Funny when that happens!) This is just a time of year that's big with kids. I just want to spend time with friends and family. Stuff is nice, but what brings me joy is seing the people around me well and happy.

 

I hear ya'! I don't care about getting presents (the DQ10 being an exception). I enjoy Christmas itself. Even when I was a kid, I always enjoyed the month of December before the holiday far more than the holiday itself. My best Christmas memories are not even of Christmas day: my fondest ones are Friday nights in December.

 

I used the recliner in my folks' living room so much that my Mom started calling it my Archie Bunker Chair. Between that chair and the other chair my Dad used was the tree. My Mom used the couch on the other side of the living room. Every Friday we'd watch Family Matters together. And during December when the Christmas episode aired I still remember my Mom having summer sausage slices on crackers, stuffed shells and other goodies.

 

Saturday morning was breakfast together, and I still remember looking out at the snow covered woodshed and the brook/creek. My parents live in the woods with a 600 foot driveway. Its hard to explain, but something about their location screams Christmas. They have a furnace now, but I still remember helping my Dad load up the wheel burrow with firewood to bring to the basement. He'd shovel a path from the house to the woodshed for easier travel with the wheel burrow.

 

Wow, is it me or does this time of year make you remember stuff?


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#406235 Anyone going Black Friday shopping...?

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 16 November 2014 - 11:24 PM

Hell no I ain't going!

 

Even on years that I have Black Friday off, no way I'm gonna put up with all those loons!


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#404124 The original DQ commercial.

Posted by redneckpride4ever on 24 October 2014 - 07:08 PM

 

 

 

Enix.


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