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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
    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:
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 2 points
    In the middle of getting my Dragon Quest tattoo. Will update with pictures later. Edit: woohoo!
  6. 2 points
    1-3 mobile ports are great, what are you talking about? Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
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    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
  9. 2 points
    The iTunes/Apple Podcast application finally went through! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dragon-quest-slime-time/id1476103087
  10. 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.😉
  11. 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.
  12. 2 points
    Oh god, makes me remember all these "what if X eastern property received a Hollywood adaptation" jokes. Bad move T_T
  13. 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
  14. 1 point
    The Nintendo Switch version for Dragon Quest XI S is available for download from the Nintendo eShop.
  15. 1 point
    OH REALLY?! Is it a new Spirit or one of the ones already in the game that came with the DQ DLC? Also, I can confirm you can download the DQ11 Switch DLC. It contains the two special vests of EXP and Gold, the Trodain outfit for the hero, Erik’s Wolf costume (it’s the one from the manga starring him FYI), the Boar costume for Veronica, and 5 seeds of skill. It shows up as a separate icon on my Switch home screen for the full game and says “You must have the software in order to play,” when clicking it, so it must not be accessible in the demo.
  16. 1 point
    Let's begin with 15+ minutes gameplay footage of 2D mode in Dragon Quest XI S courtesy of GameXplain at gamescom 2019.
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    @Dwaine Auditory rape aside...yeah, that works.
  20. 1 point
    I would like to know a bit about the history of the den and what led him to make it, though that may have already been answered elsewhere. Sent from my LG-H871 using Tapatalk
  21. 1 point
    271 Evil Jessica 272 Captain Crow 273 Red Horn 274 Blue Fang 275 Empyrea 276 Gemon 277 Evil Sir Leopold 278 Marcello 279 Servant of Darkness 280 Statue of Hero 281 Statue of Yangus 282 Statue of Jessica 283 Statue of Angelo 284 Megalodon 285 Ruin 286 Rhapthorne (1st Form) 287 Rhapthorne (2nd Form) 288 Lord of the Dragovians 289 Vermilion Dragon 290 Emerald Dragon 291 Silver Dragon 293 Darksteel Dragon (Working on Getting an image) 294 Divine Dragon (Working on Getting an image) 295 Ultimate Dragon (Working on getting an image) 296 Phoenix 297 Knight Rider 298 Corpse Corporal 299 Great Keeper I have only a smattering of 300-End, I'll have to get home to look at my bestiary to see what's left, but this should cover nearly everything up to the 3DS Exclusive Bonus dungeon. @Woodus I noticed you have large gaps for images in the Monster List on the DQ8 3DS page, and I have Everything here now except for the Seasaur and a few of the Lord of the Dragovian Dragon Forms.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 1 point
    I found this on Twitter and I think it's goopendously fabulous.
  25. 1 point
    Ogden! Love those games! This was my progress from like 3 days ago because I find I’m more likely to keep playing if I don’t post that I’m playing something until I’m decently deep into the game. I’m at level 20, equipped with all the best weapons currently available, and defeated the third boss. I like how speedy the fights are, makes level and money grinding a quick affair. It’s a good pastiche of Dragon Quest IV. I’d love to see their take on V.
  26. 1 point
    Aahh I wanted to read the next part so badly! I wanted to read the novel adaptation of the Chapter 2 in the game. Well I hope you'll continue this one day… :')
  27. 1 point
    From my understanding it’s the same for the mobile versions of I and II. They are based on phone ports too. I liked played III on my phone, but it lacking a lot of the features from the Super Nintendo and GBC versions makes it a bit hard for me to return to the mobile version. I do like the new localization script, though.
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    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.
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  31. 1 point
    The only spoiler I can think is we said who the DQ3 hero is.
  32. 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
  33. 1 point
    Damn. I was really looking forward to watching this movie. It seems like they did just about everything right. But that ending? Oh boy. I don't think it would be so bad if
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    I’d listen to it on YouTube at well.
  36. 1 point
    Thanks for the warm welcome! @Woodus, thanks for creating and managing this great community. I’m very happy I found it!
  37. 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.
  38. 1 point
    Hey, man, wouldn’t make much sense if I didn’t share the love. Share away!
  39. 1 point
    Thanks! I had a lot of fun. I'd consider doing a podcast again if anyone is interested.
  40. 1 point
    The other day on the DataHoarder subreddit, somebody posted an archive of around 90 GB of video game commercials dating backing to the 80s through to modern consoles. I looked through them and pulled out only the DQ ads as I thought someone here might want them. They aren't all very good quality, many of them having been captured from VHS and then compressed digitally, but for many of them I imagine they're the only copies in existence. There are Japanese as well as international commercials. Many of them, like some of the EU DQIX commercials I had never seen before. Here's an upload if somebody wants them, or if @Woodus wants them for the site. They're organized by game system in different directories. Around 180 video files at about 1.5 GB total zipped. https://www.mediafire.com/file/ucc8u3wx1wizd3p/DQ_Commercials.7z/file
  41. 1 point
    I put in a japanese address and use an American credit card on Amazon.co.jp for downloading DQ X and its upgrades. I never had an issue. But its possible if you do this, it can trigger an alert that you do not live in Japan but I never received one.
  42. 1 point
    My number one feature, alternate marriages, is already in... so I’d have to go with Monster taming and maybe more casino games. I would also love to see more outfits from all the heroes of Dragon Quest like they did with VIII. Also a new ending and final boss would be sick as hell.
  43. 1 point
    I won't post it as a spoiler, but just note that at some point in (Woodus is correct) Act 3 where those same items taken in that particular snapshot are copied from Act 1. So essentially, you're playing along in Act 3, and after certain very particular events, quite a few people have found certain items that were one-time are suddenly doubled. The most notable one being Belle's Bow, which almost everyone would have on Jade in Act 1. This led to discovering that the game takes a snapshot of all items at that certain point in Act 1, and without spoiling things, this event is called-back during a critical event in Act 3, and in the process of this those same snapshotted items are carried over again into the present day of the game, and end up in your inventory. I don't know the details of the relationship or significance of these events or what unfolds or how it unfolds, so anyone who does don't talk to me like I do. I haven't spoiled that aspect for myself, but it's gameplay related so I had to know and pursue the research.
  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
    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.
  46. 1 point
    That will get you versions 1 through 3. Version 4 will have to be purchased separately if you want the Version 4 content. There is no all in one that includes Version 4 yet (It'll probably come in a few years). The disk might have more than one installer on it. You may have to run a few installers to get everything. There is going to be a product registration code which should be inside the game box. If you don't buy Version 4, you can still play versions 1 - 3. Some content such as the 100 level cap will require version 4 even if you aren't on the Version 4 story yet.
  47. 1 point
    They do fit the bill as the perfect bickering couple haha. Add Maribel in the mix and everyone would want to bang their heads on walls.
  48. 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).
  49. 1 point
    That's cause sites like these are made by goddamn competitive battlers.These never appreciate the world flavor >< I mean, as far as I've seen, that site has no monster pics to begin with! Only endless text and numbers...
  50. 1 point
    I visited a used game store and they had a ton of Nintendo Power magazines. Most of them were from 2000 or newer, but they had one issue, from May/June 1989, and it had a two page preview spread of Dragon Warrior for the NES. I can't remember if I included this when I found a bunch of the DW stuff before that Nintendo Power repository went down last year, but I scanned the 2-page spread for people to see, since it's been nearly a year since that anyways. I love the western spin on the art. Toriyama's style would have been just fine, but Trying to catch the D&D players for this series in the west, I understand.
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