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  1. 4 points
    Ending suck x100 now with that last spoiler. I hadn't heard that part yet. The day after I started the online petition for it, I read the spoilers and it immediately made me want to pull the plug. Without saying it here for all to see, yeah, that really sucks. It cheapens the whole Dragon Questness of the movie. If that's the entire message and plot, basically you just screwed with the most cinematical, cohesive, lovely story just to prove a point & send a message. If that's the point, do it via some other proprietary series. Bleh, sucks they licensed out the name for that.
  2. 3 points
    I don't think Smash "saved the series". DQ XII is in early development and would have happened if Hero was in Smash or not. It is cool that there's a chance at getting more games localized though.
  3. 3 points
    @YangustheLegendaryBandit @DrippySlimeStar @Plattym3 Here is the YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wag2mGg2D8c
  4. 3 points
    Forward There was a group of Japanese screeners who were so horrified by the ending, they leaked it. Ever since reading it, it's just cemented my disdain for the movie. They also ignored one little nugget as well, though probably because not as many Japanese gamers would take an issue with it, due to social stigma and constant repetition of it:
  5. 2 points
    So Nintendo of Europe made an announcement today that the Dragon Quest XI S demo is available now! https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/1164163127023456256 And now, Nintendo of America has announced that the Dragon Quest XI S demo is available to download at the Nintendo eShop. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1164175325783154688 And now if you excuse me, I'll be playing the Dragon Quest XI S demo. Feel free to give your impressions, screenshots, etc. of the Dragon Quest XI S demo.
  6. 2 points
    And here's 35+ minute gameplay footage of Dragon Quest XI S from Nintendo UK, featuring Yuji Horii and Hokuto Okamoto! And Nintendo of Europe has said that the Dragon Quest XI S demo is available now! https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/1164163127023456256
  7. 2 points
    In the middle of getting my Dragon Quest tattoo. Will update with pictures later. Edit: woohoo!
  8. 2 points
    1-3 mobile ports are great, what are you talking about? Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    Yeah it was a good time walking around, checking out the sights and chatting about DQ. Glad your concert went well and it didn't rain
  11. 2 points
    The iTunes/Apple Podcast application finally went through! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dragon-quest-slime-time/id1476103087
  12. 2 points
    Both of these ideas are strange choices, particularly for the first DQ feature film, particularly when riding high on its high-fantasy legacy at the moment. DQ5 has reentered top ten sales figures in Japan in the wake of this film release. These two choices feel, to me, like pulling punches and not completely trusting the audience to love Dragon Quest simply and purely for being Dragon Quest. Personally, I think that’s someone’s miscalculation, and I hope they don’t do it again. Of course, I don’t actually know the reasoning and I haven’t seen it for myself, but that’s my hot take. Also, @Plattym3 and @ignasia, I’d say you’re both right. Consoles definitely went through a decline. I have no statistics and am not interested in the research, so everything I say is based on my lived experience, my friends, and the kids and adults I’ve taught: PS2 dominance was, I think, a point of pride to Japanese gamers. There was a real love and respect for Sony, like with Nintendo and Sega before them. Sega had faded, and it took Nintendo a while to establish that “old Nintendo feeling” with the DS/3DS. Xbox never really took off here (yes, understatement), but awareness of the console wars and trends toward handheld took some luster off PS3, I think. PS4 seems to have more momentum, in part I imagine because 3DS era has been in slowdown for a long time. And then there’s Switch. Switch is why I think you’re both right. I believe before Switch Japan was actually headed for death of consoles. Japanese gamers and the casual public have fully embraced mobile. Many still loved their 3DS, but I stopped seeing them out and about probably…three(?) years ago? Switch has not only filled that gap (though I basically never actually see people playing it in public), but (I feel) reinvigorated the entire industry. Switch feels like Famicom-era gaming. It had a freshness and fun vibe that transcends even the 3DS, I think. I hope they get on integrating 3DS-level social features and UI before the momentum fades! Also… everybody has Switch. I teach kids now, and literally all of them have it. I know several adults who have it or want it. Switch has a feel good factor that is definitely revitalizing interest and somehow making public gaming okay again, rather than public shaming. I think there may be more Switch playing on trains and in public again as the Lite and better-battery Switches release this autumn. I hope so. That’s the real test. I used to never get on a train and not see people on their 3DS/2DS/DS, with occasional Vita and PSP. It’s still all phones on the trains at the moment, but I do think that may be Switching.😉
  13. 2 points
    Whilst it's nice that Dragon Quest gets more exposure in the West due to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, there's still a long way to go before Dragon Quest becomes mainstream in the West.
  14. 2 points
    Oh god, makes me remember all these "what if X eastern property received a Hollywood adaptation" jokes. Bad move T_T
  15. 2 points
    If the Switch version weren't around the corner then I would say that they're allowed to spoil whatever they wish...its been a year, etc. But you're right, a lot of people have been holding off for this version. They should have had a spoiler section at the end of the podcast. That said, the DQ community is pretty insular, and I feel like Puff Puff Hour has been more of a "retrospective" look at the series. They're used to reviewing decades-old games...it's not every year we get a new DQ game. If you're new to the series then spoilers will abound for many of the games in DQ communities. Though I agree that, even though we're almost a year in since release, XI should be treated differently since the Definitive Edition has yet to be released. Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
  16. 2 points
    That’s my reasoning for why I like “in the zone” better, too. Also, visually in the game, pepped up characters don’t look like excited cheerleaders; they look like they’ve entered a kind of meditative state. They also share that mind space with other characters who have entered that same state/space, literally in the zone. Pep Powers are performed, to my mind, in that virtual meditative space. That’s why only the characters who have entered that state are visible and that’s why the over-the-top animations are almost like dream sequences. They are literally in the zone. But whatever, it’s fine. It is what it is. As for spell names, it’s gonna take me some getting used to, but I actually like it. It’s more like the Japanese and gives DQ a distinctive voice and tone. It will be an adjustment, but it’s one I’m happy to make. For characters, I just think of them all as having surnames: Jade Martina Rab Lau Erik Camus, etc… This might not work for everybody, but it’s good enough for me. And it makes sense, too, that in the Japanese version, they’d use their surname as their social name.
  17. 2 points
    No problem at all. Here you go: DQ1&2 DQ3 Hope that is what you were looking for.
  18. 1 point
    Nope. I was able to download it just fine without preordering the digital version.
  19. 1 point
    Makes sense. Tomoko and I were thinking of buying up a bunch of $20 Kubota sake in Japan that sells for $100 a bottle in the US, but ultimately we ran into that issue as well. We would be bootleggers if we did that.
  20. 1 point
    Unrelated but I should play VIII again...
  21. 1 point
  22. 1 point
    @Dwaine Auditory rape aside...yeah, that works.
  23. 1 point
    If you want scans of Dragon Quest music CD booklets. I have *most* of the Main Numbered titles that I can scan for you, if you so desire.
  24. 1 point
    Finally getting around to playing Dragon Quest Heroes. About 3 hours in. So far? Enjoyable.
  25. 1 point
    I got absolutely destroyed. I survived the pools but ended up getting knocked out by two really good players. One of the players that knocked me out is room mates with one of the best Smash players in the state. I didn't stand a chance lol On the bright side, he did compliment me for my King K. Rool play. So at least I had that going for me.
  26. 1 point
    You talking about this plush? Retail was ¥7800. ¥1600 seems fairly cheap. Must be without the online game code as those been selling double the retail price. There's a whole side quest story.
  27. 1 point
    There are 3 older episodes of Slime Time around here on the Den too. Two predate DQX and one is a year later. We're hopefully reviving the name brand for good!
  28. 1 point
    The inspection went well. We went to a brewery down the road for dinner and I took a 4 pack home...and had one too many. Thank god for Advil and bacon, egg, & cheese sandwiches from Dunkins.
  29. 1 point
    You can emulate the Wii remote or any other standard input device compatible with the Wii using the keyboard, mouse, or a USB/Bluetooth keyboard. If you plan on playing games that utilize motion controls, it's possible to play without a Wii remote, but would be much better if you paired a real one via Bluetooth. You can emulate the Wii remote pointer with the mouse, but if you're already using a real Wii remote you might as well use a sensor bar as well. You don't need any particular brand (such as "dolphin bar"), any battery or USB powered one will work (even the one that comes with a real Wii would work, if you really wanted to leave your Wii powered on alongside your computer). "Sensor Bar" is a misnomer as it actually contains no sensors - it just houses a pair of infrared LED lights which the Wii remote's built in IR sensor picks up and uses to triangulate it's position.
  30. 1 point
    Frankly I've been meaning to get a Dolphin Bar so I can play Wii games more easily. I just keep putting it off. Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
  31. 1 point
    You're welcome to visit any time. Just uh...call first.
  32. 1 point
    This should work for pulling into Plex as well if anyone uses that for home media serving.
  33. 1 point
    Damn that’s a funny way to end it. I’m morbidly curious to see how it played out. It seems so jarring. Also, what is the context to Iggy’s spoiler? The way it’s phrased, it sounds like they just slapped a message on the screen and ended the movie.
  34. 1 point
    I’d listen to it on YouTube at well.
  35. 1 point
    Thanks for the warm welcome! @Woodus, thanks for creating and managing this great community. I’m very happy I found it!
  36. 1 point
    Yeah, that makes sense. I've definitely drifted back and forth over the years, but those games hold some nostalgia for me, so I'm hoping to find time to buy and play them. If there is one I am looking forward to most, it's Baldur's Gate.
  37. 1 point
    I would love to participate one day even if its jsut to talk about my personal feelings on certain games. But I understand if you're looking for more for people who have deep knowledge on the history of the series and its US development like Dwaine, etc. Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
  38. 1 point
    I’m starting a play through of II mobile (to better make sure I can reference and compare versions for my hack more directly) and at the beginning, of COURSE, there’s the random name choices for the Prince and Princess. I realize, “Oh yeah! Those names should be in my rip.” I even went as far as to look up the Japanese version. Prince: For reference according to wiki And according to my mobile rip (Japanese on the left, English on the right) ランド (Rand) / Randolph カイン/Kain アーサー /Arthur コナン (Conan)/Conrad クッキー (Cookie, his Fortune Street Special name)/Caradoc トンヌラ (Tonnura)/Thomas すけさん (Sukesan)/Sigurd パウロ (Paulo?)/Paul And for the Princess アイリン/Eileen マリア/Maria セティア (Setia)/Fleurette (both names reference the same character from Dragon Quest Swords) ユーイ (Yui?)/Isolde プリン (Purin/Flan/Pudding, her Fortune Street name)/Peronel レナレナ (Lenalena? Renarena? I get stuff from DQX when I look her up)/Ginny リンダ (Linda)/Lynda サマンサ (Samantha)/Elaine Anyway, thought you might like to see these. The mobile was much closer to the Japanese than Dragon Warrior II was, but even the Japanese version has a few curve balls. Also, the previously thought NES exclusive item, Dragon Potion IS in the game. At least it’s listed in the game data. It’s called Rebirth Stone.
  39. 1 point
    Hey, man, wouldn’t make much sense if I didn’t share the love. Share away!
  40. 1 point
    Thanks! I had a lot of fun. I'd consider doing a podcast again if anyone is interested.
  41. 1 point
    Speaking of Joker 2 Monster Guide Book. It's one of my greatest gaming mysteries what happened to it. I bought it shortly after moving in with my wife. It was freaking bright yellow. It got lost 1/2 way through the game. Thought we'd find it when we moved 2.5 years later. Nope. Last I saw it, it was next to the bed. Goner.
  42. 1 point
    How on earth would the 3DS version be a rival to the Switch version? The Switch version is going to be based on the PS4 version (I HIGHLY doubt with how long it’s been under wraps it’s going to just be an upscaled 3DS version), and the 3DS version has a lot of different content compared to the console version. But this is Square Enix. They only self published 4 games on the 3DS during the last 7 years after all. They just don’t have faith in the handheld, unlike the DS before it where they gave it a lot of support.
  43. 1 point
    Edit: I will make the second have a separate page called Farming Seeds, so I guess just the first have what would be a good title.
  44. 1 point
    @Woodus You might want to add a page for this data I'm about to impart: In Act 1, the moment the orbs are shown to Benedictus in Arboria allowing access to the First Forest, the game makes a copy of the full inventories of Erik / Veronica / Serena / Sylvando / Rab / Jade. Not the Luminary, just the other party members. This includes equipped items. At some point in Act 3, all of the equipment and items from those party members from that unique snapshot in Act 1 are copied over in an event that takes place. So all the items and equipment from that moment, upon giving all of the orbs to Benedictus in Arboria, are copied over and end up in your inventory. Now, because of this, there are certain 1-time only or limited supply equipment that can be copied over to allow doubles of, and certain items that probably should be copied over. Recommendations highlighted in green. Weapons: Banishing Blade (ATK 91/95/101/108, Parry Chance 2%, Bonus Damage vs Demons 10%) (Red Door <Hotto Steppe>) Assassin's Dagger (ATK 37/39/41/44, Chance to kill on hit 2%) (Caverns Under Octagonia) Nobleman's Knife (ATK 64/68/73/78, MMP 6/7/8/9, Charm 19/21/23/25, Chance to Beguile Humanoids 8%) (Red Door <Sniflheim Castle>) Pixie Pole (ATK 15/16/17/18, MMend 12/13/14/15, MMight 3/3/4/4, MP Absorb 2/2/2/3%, MP Regeneration 2/2/2/3, Chance to Beguile Nature 8%) (Grotta della Fonte) Rune Staff (ATK 23/25/27/29, MMight 21/23/25/27, MMend 16/17/18/20, MP Absorb 9%, Chance to Paralyze 8%) (Mini Medals <20MM>) Gracos's Trident (ATK 70/74/79/84, Parry 2%, Chance to Beguile Nature 8%) (Quest <Nautica - Up Where They Walk>) Starting Weapons that can be used in Duel Wield [Cobblestone Sword, Erik's Dagger, Serena's Wand, Sylvando's Sword] The other Starting Weapons [Cobblestone Greatsword, Veronica's Staff, Rab's Cane, Jade's Glaive] <- Rab's Cane can be used in battle Helmets: Trodain Bandana (There's only 1, and it's used up to create the improved version, so with 2 the original can be kept) (You start with it) Armour: Glombolero (DEF 40/42/44/46, MMight 17/18/19/21, Chance of Absorbing MP +20%) (Mini Medals <50MM>) Agility Gilet (DEF 45/47/50/53, Agility 15/16/18/20, Charm 38/40/43/46) (Mini Medals <45MM>) Trodain Togs (There's only 1, and it's used up to create the improved version, so with 2 the original can be kept) (You start with it) Vest for Success (+1% Chest drop rate) (1x for PSN Pre-orders only, sadly NOT AVAILABLE for everyone else, and for those people, this is the only Vest that is a MUST) Arriviste's Vest (+10% Gold, 15 cap, per battle, not very useful but only 1 available normally, 2 for Amazon Pre-orders) (Puerto Valor Casino <10,000T>) Elevating Vest (+10% EXP, 75 cap, per battle, not very useful but only 1 available normally, 2 for Gamestop Pre-orders) (Puerto Valor Casino <10,000T>) Uniforme de l'Academie (+1% Chest drop rate) (3x normally, in Act 1 no less, and only 3 women, so this is merely for those who just want extras for whatever reason) (Mini Medals <25MM>, Quest <L'Academie - The Agony and the Ecstacy>, Red Door <L'Academie>) Gallopolis Garb (1 only, only the Hero can equip, so this is only if you want an extra for whatever reason, like an extra one in the inventory to have a complete inventory if it's your favourite costume gear and he's still wearing it in Act 3) (Gallopolis <Silver Cup - Easy Mode first win>) Accessories: Gemma's Charm (because why not? It's a keepsake, and I'm curious if the original is used in the making of the better version, but either way it's from Gemma...they really should follow through on expanding this relationship in the Switch version) (Event <Gemma gives it>) Trickster (DEF 2/2/2/3, Charm 5/6/8/10, Evasion Rate +1/2/3/4%) (Quest <Gallopolis - A Cactus Cutlet to Die For>) Assassin (DEF 2/2/2/3, Charm 5/6/8/10, Critical Rate +1/1/1/2%) (Gallopolis <Silver Cup - Difficult Mode first win>) Shield-Bearer (DEF 10/12/15/20, Charm 5/6/8/10, Block Rate +1/1/1/2%, Parry Rate +1/1/1/2%) (Mini Medal <5MM>) Warlock (DEF 2/2/2/3, Charm 5/6/8/10, MMight 3/5/7/10, MMend 3/5/7/10, Spell Critical Rate +1/1/1/2%) (Quest <Lonalulu - My Secret Saint>) Vanguard (DEF 2/2/2/3, Charm 5/6/8/10, Agility 10/11/13/15, Chance to Start Pre-Emptive Battle +1/2/3/5%) (The Champs Sauvage) Supplicant (DEF 2/2/2/3, Charm 5/6/8/10, MP Regeneration per round 1/2/2/3) (1x for all players as a bonus, Arboria) Healer (DEF 2/2/2/3, Charm 5/6/8/10, HP Regeneration per round 3/5/7/10) (1x for all players as a bonus) Belle's Bow (Jade ONLY, DEF 10/11/13/15, Charm 20/21/23/25, MP Regeneration per round 3/4/5/6) (Quest <L'Academia - A Memorable Message>) Traveller's Hood (Hero ONLY, no other real purpose to this other than...if you like using it on the Hero but want to save the slot in the inventory then sure, or just want maximum counts possible, then sure) Other Useful Things that can be considered: Pep Pips (4 normally) Seeds (Skill <5x found, 4x from Sniflheim Crossbow, 3x bonus with every game copy, 3x or 15x pre-order bonuses> , Life <Metal Slime , Corpse Corporal> , Magic <Hypothermion> , Strength <Brownie, Troll> , Deftness <Pteranodon, Chillanodon> , Agility <Raven Lunatic> , Defence <Jockilles, Mosstodon> , Sorcerery <Professaurus> , Therapeusis <Wrecktor>) Falcon Blade (2x at this point, Mini Medal Reward <35MM>, Red Door <Isula Occidentalis - just North of The Strand>) Falcon Knife Earring (1x at this point, Red Door <Puerto Valor>) Wristorative (10/15/20/25 HP restored per round) (1x at this point, Red Door <Cobblestone>) ---====--- Now as to Farming Seeds, here's some advice: Get at least 8 (recommended 16 total) Bunny Tails from the Bunnicorns around Heliodor. Use the Campsite in the Heliodor region, get Erik + Hero to Pep State (easier early game, but the steal rate will be much easier), then save, and save scum Itemized Kill until successful (it's easier if you want for Serena + Veronica as you'll have one Robber Glove, and can more easily steal a second from the Robber Rabbits around Gallopolis, but still very doable here). Once a single Bunny Tail is procured, equip it, then just kill indiscriminately and with each new Bunny Tail, equip them to speed up the process. It isn't hard to get 8x with just Erik. Takes about 20 minutes maximum. If you wait until 2x Robber Gloves, it will probably be around 10 minutes...assuming Erik + MC are in the Pep State. It's easier to get them there if both Veronica and Serena are in the Pep state as well (rate of Pep is MUCH higher with just Erik + Hero alone, but overall it's just easier to farm later on). I do recommend getting at least 4x while you have just the Hero + Erik though. Do note that Itemized Kill requires the Hero learning Flame Slash, and Erik learning Half-Inch. Note, you do not have to upgrade any Bunny Tail, they give the same +1% chest drop rate regardless of upgrade level. Make sure everyone has the following things equipped before farming: Uniforme de l'Academie (all three women), and Bunny Tails in both slots on everyone. Best if the rotation is men only, keeping all three women in the active party at all times. Seed of Strength -> early hunting around the Gallopolis Southern Campsite, with 4x potential battles immediately on the way to Gallopolis, and 6x potential on the way to the Gondolia Checkpoint. An alternative is the SW-most island. Seed of Deftness -> Sniflheim region, lower section of the map, between the two spawning locations down in that oval shaped area of 2x and 3x Chillanodon Seed of Agility -> Around the ruins of houses just near the Ruins of Dundrasil, the Southernmost three houses especially, but anywhere in that Southern section. Seed of Magic -> Abuse the healing statue in The Other Side, and there are three platforms with at least two Hypothermions, probably the worst seed to farm for, and the one most easy to overlevel the party Seed of Life -> The Other Side, first area, or The Champs Sauvage at night, lower section near Phnom Nonh. Seed of Sorcery/Therapeusis -> Royal Library, floors 2, 3, and 4. Just go to town. Do realize that having only 1 monster in battle does seem to negatively impact chances, so Therapeusis will be easier to farm than Sorcery at this time.
  45. 1 point
    Hopefully it doesn't have to come to that, but a lot of people are having far more problems with SE with the CE codes than I did for Amazon, and Gamestop purchasers are reporting for GS. Amazon took some time, but after four contacts they sent me the necessary codes. A few are still waiting though. Gamestop seems to be the same, but SE seems to be universally difficult. Apparently the only non issue is Steam, then PSN took a few days for some people. My biggest issue is that I live in New Mexico. Amazon's warehouse with my copy is in a suburb of Phoenix. There's a direct route from Phoenix to Albuquerque where I now live. Rather than send it there (and my potentially getting a copy on the 4th or 5th, as it was initially sent out on the 3rd), they flew it to Kansas City, Missouri. It's been sitting in Kansas City since Tuesday. No movement at all. One person on GameFAQs who works for Amazon and is a developer for their transport logic scripts attempted to explain to me how this is actually saving Amazon money and not Amazon simply assuring that 5~8 business days will actually be within 5~8 business days, and this is somehow far more cost effective for transport by some metric I haven't enough knowledge to see and understand without being part of his team. Can't explain why because that breaks protocol and whatever confidentiality agreements he signed, but c'mon, that's utter horsecrap. This is way more costly for them given major distribution routes directly from Phoenix and Albuquerque, as I've gotten quite a few packages from the same warehouses as that's the closest to me. Sometimes my packages get sent right away, but never games. Never ever games. Calling does nothing, but maybe I might take your post as a bit of advice, as talking to Indians in India to get service in the US is insulting.
  46. 1 point
    It’s extremely frustrating not seeing Final Fantasy 8 or Dragon Quest 7 along side their brethren on my iPhone and iPad lol. I ordered a 2DS XL on Friday (I got the Pikachu one because it looks awesome lol 😂) and it will be in on Tuesday, according to Amazon. I’ve been 3DS-less for about a year now which is why I haven’t played it. I gave my New 3DS XL to my step-stone last summer along with my Pokémon games (I kept DQ 7 and 8 and my Zelda games though lol) because his got stolen and he was upset about it. I had hoped that DQ 7 mobile would be a year or a year and a half after the 3DS release so I didn’t rush out and buy a replacement 3DS. I’ve been replaying DQ 6 on my iPad and I said “Damnit I want to play the DQ 7 remake already.” So I went to Amazon to look at 3DS models and saw the Pikachu 2DS XL and said “Okay I’m buying that one.” I will probably get halfway through the 3DS version and SE will release the mobile version lol.
  47. 1 point
    Thank you very much! I had quite a surprise on my un-birthday. On DQX, they threw a surprise party for me. I was in town with the usual group, when suddenly a huge number of Japanese players surrounded me and started singing Happy Birthday. Mimas was there as well. I'd like to share the card that Meimei, a player in Japan, mailed to me!
  48. 1 point
    Well the problem is that we cannot do what Pokemon is doing and make them duel families. That would be fun to think about Rigor Mortex is Material + Boss Leonyx is Beast + Boss Nokturnus is Devil + Boss Atlas is Beast + Devil Orligon is Material + Dragon
  49. 1 point
    In fairness, Dragon Quest itself has always been iffy on worldbuilding and flavor (there was next to no flavor text in a mainline DQ game until VIII); this thread is in no small part an attempt to fix that. (It irks me, for example, that one of the bigger cosmic problems of IX goes decidedly unresolved even if you obtain 100% completion).
  50. 1 point
    There is http://dqm23ds.ffsky.cn/montou.htm or http://dqm3d.ffsky.cn/monsters.htm.
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