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King Zenith

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#441736 Thank you letter?

Posted by King Zenith on 13 November 2015 - 09:03 AM

I feel like we could also produce some new content in the style of our Quest to the West contest material, that contains messages of thanks and appreciation to SE, Healix, Nintendo etc...


Hmmm, time to think of some ideas.

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#441566 Nintendo direct is coming, the last time for DQ VII ?

Posted by King Zenith on 12 November 2015 - 08:01 PM

I can't believe it. Amazing news. I think I like Woodus' reaction best.

Also: "Ruff! Isn't that the way your mother likes it Alex?"
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#439874 Thanks to Bururian for the recent donation to the Den.

Posted by King Zenith on 23 October 2015 - 01:31 PM

Awesome! Did he earn himself a donation badge for his generosity?

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#439326 Question for you parents on the Den

Posted by King Zenith on 19 October 2015 - 12:32 PM

Don't do it overtly. KiDS have a tendency to rebel against things you like, viewing them as old fashioned.


That's certainly true.  Maybe it can be combated by forbidding them to play it and locking it away in a closet. 



What IS your fascination with my forbidden closet of mysteries?

- Chief Wiggum

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#439284 Question for you parents on the Den

Posted by King Zenith on 19 October 2015 - 10:21 AM

My oldest son (currently 8) watched me play the games a bit when he was 4 and 5.  He always wanted to play but my wife hated it when I tried to show him how because then I would go off to work and leave her with him asking her "What does this guy say?" "What does this guy say?" .... etc...  It would drive her nuts.  Nevertheless, he had an insatiable appetite for DQ right away (lucky me!).  It really took off when we took a car trip and he started playing Rocket Slime.  He could do most everything and figure stuff out without reading all that well.  He finished that and then started into DQ9.  I credit DQ9 with helping a lot to teaching him how to read.  I was astonished at how well my (then 6-year old) could play through DQ9.  The reading was one challenge, but the strategic battles was another thing I didn't expect him to pick up on so quickly.  I coached him through some of the tougher battles, and gave him some guidance on where to go next, but he tackled it largely on his own.


After DQ9, he played DQ4DS, then DQ5DS, then DQ6DS.  Then he finally was coordinated enough to tackle DQ Swords.  When the mobile games came out, he played DQ8.  He only made it up to the Black Citadel though, and hasn't come back to it again yet.  Finally DQ1, DQ2 and DQ3 came out on mobile and took those down as they came, loving every minute.  He has anxiously been awaiting the remake of 7, so I hope he gets a chance to play it some day.  I could set him with the PSX version, but with all the name changes and things, I really think he would prefer the remake, provided he gets that chance.



As for my other children, my daughter (currently 6) will play multi-player Rocket Slime with my son and will use my godly DQ9 file to play multi-player with my son.  He tolerates her inexperience because she can help him take down tough grottoes just by being a tank.  Other than that, she doesn't really have much interest.  My son has been trying to teach her to play DQ4 on mobile.  It's fun watching him take her under his wing.  He's not a fantastic teacher though and doesn't have a lot of patience.  I wish I had more time to help her myself but my plate has been full for a while now.  Also, I don't want to push it on her if she isn't super interested. 


My youngest son is 3 and he loves slimes.  He like to watch when someone is playing Swords, and he likes my slime plush (a little too much... it's MINE!).  Other than that, too young to really grasp it yet. I'll keep an eye on him and see if he has the same appetite for it as my oldest.

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#438938 Contest #138 - Voting time

Posted by King Zenith on 16 October 2015 - 09:20 AM

Fifth wheel is a kind of hitch coupling that is used to attach a trailer to a towing vehicle.  It is the kind of hitch that is mounted in the flat bed part of a pick-up truck box. 


The trailer kind of looks like this:




The kids loved it and it was a great adventure... for about 7 weeks.  After that, they started to realize that this isn't all that cool.  Some of the down-sides to living this way are that we can't eat as healthy as we usually like to, can't store as much produce and stuff in the little fridge, need to go for groceries almost daily instead of weekly, no room for toys, it's starting to get very cold outside and it's poorly insulated, we need to dump the sewage tanks every couple of weeks and re-fill the water tank twice a week.  Not enough hot water for a comfortable bath or shower.  No internet, no TV, I could go on. 


It was seriously fun for a little bit, but we are all ready to rejoin civilization and get back to the comforts of modern life.  Like indoor plumbing. 


EDIT: Oh yeah, and five people sharing two beds.  The three kids are sharing a double-size bed and my wife and I are sharing a twin-size bed.  Yep, back to the college dorm days...  every single night.  If the trailer's a rockin.... the kids are probably having a nightmare.  Oh, and they all got sick last week.  You know, the kind that has you barfing and changing sheets and... hey, where is the laundry machine in this thing?  Crap... no literally my youngest son crapped his pants.  Better go get the hose... nope... no hose.   Oh, we ran out of water again...

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#437316 Matt's Maps

Posted by King Zenith on 30 September 2015 - 12:26 PM

I'll have to stop my youngest son from joining this site and thereby getting assimilated by the Borg.


Nice new avatar by the way ;)

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#436743 Do you wish Dragon Quest games had New Game+?

Posted by King Zenith on 24 September 2015 - 07:19 AM

I enjoyed the new game plus option in Dragon Quest Swords.  Replaying with the Deathbringer sword was so much fun!  I'm not sure if there is a good way to apply the same concept to main series DQ games.  Having super-powered stuff right from the start would just remove the difficulty (i.e. fun) of the games.  I think for new game plus on a main series game, rather than giving more power, they should give more options or alternate endings or quests.  Like you can get some prominent NPCs to join you, or you play the game from the evil villains perspective. 

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#436618 Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light - English SEA Release

Posted by King Zenith on 23 September 2015 - 08:26 AM



I have run the hard map 10 times so far and gotten 2 new Marquis De Leon's as a result.  Oh, and I won't be needing to visit the gold coast this weekend.  Roughly 30k per run.  I'm also leveling up like mad as a result of the ~11k experience per run, so hopefully I can get my max stamina up to 45 here (at 43 right now) to make those Scrapyard keys just that much more useful.


I am going to milk the hell out of this quest until it's over.

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#436615 DQMSL Arena thread.

Posted by King Zenith on 23 September 2015 - 08:18 AM

Yeah, I actually didn't expect it to be that devastating. 


Thanks for the battle, that was the last check-mark I needed to complete all Arena challenges.  Just in time for some ladder tombola

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#436448 Contest #138 - Melvin, Aira & friends #QuestForTheWest

Posted by King Zenith on 21 September 2015 - 11:03 AM

You've got me fooled! 


It kind of looks like the form of Psaro during one of his transformations.  In any case, I like it!

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#436056 Contest #139 - DQ Invades Your Music Album

Posted by King Zenith on 17 September 2015 - 10:56 AM

That is fantastic!

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#435914 Contest #138 - Melvin, Aira & friends #QuestForTheWest

Posted by King Zenith on 16 September 2015 - 06:56 AM

Ha ha, that art is great!  I think this would actually make for a hilarious "caption this..." thread.  I bet there is a lot you could do with this one.

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#435808 DQMSL Arena thread.

Posted by King Zenith on 15 September 2015 - 08:34 AM




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#435717 What's New with you?

Posted by King Zenith on 14 September 2015 - 08:59 AM

Congrats Platty!  That's awesome news.

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