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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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  8. 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
  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
    Well, I finally did it... I landed a huge new job. The pay difference is more than 15K, and I'm finally not on some kind of service desk/help desk/call queue. 6 years of struggling have hopefully paid off. I started the day after Labor Day.
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    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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    Unrelated but I should play VIII again...
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    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.
  20. 1 point
    Finally getting around to playing Dragon Quest Heroes. About 3 hours in. So far? Enjoyable.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 1 point
    I’m happy to say that disc one sounds great from the soundtrack. I was afraid it was going to be damaged/scratch in my iTunes library when it played because it looked like there were some scuffs on the disc. Everything checked out for the soundtrack being official and I figured it would be fine, but still, glad all the music plays ok on disc 1. I like how they handled the music with different renditions on the race tracks. For example, on the Cloudtop Cruise track, it plays the regular version twice and then, in a third loop, you wind up hearing the rock version that plays in the storm cloud area of the track. Another example is the Music Park track, where on loop two it mixes in the piano, xylophone, marimba, and timpani drum sections at different parts. It’s really cool they did that.
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    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.
  26. 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!
  27. 1 point
    The only spoiler I can think is we said who the DQ3 hero is.
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 1 point
    This should work for pulling into Plex as well if anyone uses that for home media serving.
  31. 1 point
    Incorrect. Didn't the PC/PS4 release win tons of awards and sell near to 1,000,000 copies? Smash helps. A lot. But that quoted statement is just not true.
  32. 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.
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    I pointed it at the Achor.fm page and it found them for me via the podcasts section of plex. I was able to add Slime Time that was as well, otherwise I have the MP3 on the Slime Time Episodes page @Plattym3 adding Platty to this as well so he knows I have the MP3 and MP4 versions on the Den. MP4 version just has the logo in with it at this time. https://www.woodus.com/den/slimetime/episodes.php
  35. 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.
  36. 1 point
    Oh yeah. They're definitely RPGs, based on the DnD formula and world. I was just saying most of us are generally Japanese RPG players. It says, "JRPG" up there.
  37. 1 point
    Thanks. Fixed it. Just narratively, it’s such a feeling of achievement to make that happen. I hope they do it! I hope you’re right, and if it happens, I hope the male options feel just as celebratory as the wedding options. It would solve a criticism I’ve seen a lot, that there isn’t enough variety in the music. Also, this game is shaping up to be an intro to the series for a lot of players over the past couple of years. Exposure to past games is smart business sense. I think it could happen, but they’re heavily advertising VIII and only VIII. It would be an incredible surprise if they do it, definite hype bomb. Amazing! I’m so happy to hear this! The Medal Academy is already dear to me because my LE Switch preorder bonus includes a room key holder from the school! Can’t win ‘em all. Expectations appropriately tempered. I live in Japan, but I’m satisfied with the Definitive Edition. I’d only care about the 3D if it looked like the Switch/PS4/PC version. I hadn’t thought of it til you posted, but yeah, maybe I can use 2D to go to any little islands I can’t get to in 3D. Though I’d like to see everything in 3D. This game world is crazy beautiful! I figured. I’ll not expect this. This was perhaps the most important to me. Thank you for confirming this! Fun! I’ll be on the lookout! Do you mean the Companion’s Compendium that came with the “Edition of Light”? No one is selling it separately, so it’s not worth it to me. Also, I’d expect the Japanese artbook to be Definitive anyway. I’ve already got the packaging from the Japanese PS4/3DS Dual Pack. The Cloth Map is also being sold separately here, though it says “Map of Dragon Quest XI” instead of “Map of Erdrea”. It’s annoying, but not a dealbreaker. Plus there’s the gorgeous faux leather Switch case. I’m kind of putting together my own LE. Yeah, maybe. I might just try to make it myself. You’re in Japan, too? Cool. I’ve never even seen photos of it, so I thought they hadn’t made it at all yet. I’ll keep an eye out. I’m not exactly complaining or whining. I just really do think “in the zone” is better. But it’s true, Horii-san approved it, so I can just accept it. EDIT: I also want those cool Slime hapi and yukata from the 2019 Summer Matsuri as in-game wearables in multiple colors! And the aloha shirts! They could make quick cash by just selling me outfits and poses as DLC forever. That’s how excited I am for Photo Mode with this cast! I want all the fun seasonal content that DQX and DQB get! Like Santa hats with Slime pom poms or clips or something. I doubt this is happening, but Photo Mode is new for the series, right? So maybe? They could have all of my money… And some kind of weather-altering charms/spells or something, so I can make it rainy/snowy/foggy/misty/sunny etc, any time, anywhere. Even if it only works in Photo Mode. Oh! Maybe a Cowbell that changes the weather depending how many times you hit it! That would seem to integrate well with two existing game elements. That would be awesome! Imagine if we could make a small garden and grow Seeds! I feel certain this would’ve been announced if it had any chance of happening. And a Photo Album in-game! Bonus points for “only limit is your memory card and saved to card”. More bonus points for sharing online! Extra bonus points if in addition to being accessible from your menu any time, it’s also an item you can pick up
  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
    To celebrate the upcoming Legend of the Ancient Dragon expansion, I thought I'd post this topic detailing everything I know about DQX's story. Beware of spoilers. So, our story takes place in the world of Astoltia, known for its 6 main areas: Ogreed, Eltona, Dwachakka, Puku Land, the Wena Islands, and Rendashia. We start off as a random Human (we'll call him/her X) living in Etene, a small village in Rendashia. One day, the village is attacked by a strange guy with a scythe who calls himself Hades Nelgel. Wanting to get rid of a prophecied "heaven-sent child," the jerk burns down the village, kills everyone (including X), and seals Rendashia in a dark barrier. However, thanks to the power of a magic flower X had at the time, (s)he is brought back to life in the body of a random corpse that just recently died. (The Ogre froze to death. The Weddie was killed in a sword fight that was supposed to be a friendly spar. The Elf.....misfired a death spell? Someone correct that for me. The Puklipo......woke up in his/her coffin in a carriage. I'm pretty sure the dialogue did some explaining, but I can't read Japanese. The Dwarf........I don't know. I can't find the intro scene for Dwarves anywhere.) After some adventuring, X meets a sage who claims that he can help, but only after X gathers 6 sacred emblems. X does so, but is constantly tortured by visions of Hades Nelgel taunting him/her from afar. When the sage fails to break through the barrier, he tries to find help from a gal named Furukka, but she's a failure in whatever she does. Desperate, the sage pulls X from his/her body, which results in him/her meeting the corpse's original owner. X learns that the only thing that can penetrate Hades Nelgel's barrier is the Ark of the Heavens, a sacred vessel that was last seen 500 years ago. X travels back in time, witnesses some political problems between the Ogres and Humans, and despite defeating a demon named Razban, is unable to foil his ultimate plan (bringing Hades Nelgel to life). X finally makes it past the barrier, and climbs to Hades Nelgel's throne room, but doesn't account for the final trick up his sleeve. However, the trap fails, and the two finally battle square off, mano a mano. X wins and manages to escape, but Hades Nelgel's barrier remains intact. Using a magic compass, X makes it through the barrier into Rendashia, where (s)he has to find a "sleeping hero" who should, in theory, be able to ultimately destroy the barrier. On the way, X meets an (amnesiac?) girl who is trying to head to the kingdom of Gran Zedora. However, the road is blocked off to anyone who doesn't have 3 sacred butterflies, compliments of Princess Anlucea. X rounds up the butterflies, and meets the princess, who is actually an imposter, with the girl from earlier being the real Anlucea. The rest is mostly my guessing, but..........Anlucea turns out to be the "sleeping hero," and helps you defeat Hades Nelgel's boss, Great Satan Madesagora. If you have stuff to add here, don't be shy to post.
  40. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    @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.
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    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.
  45. 1 point
    Hi, everyone! Here's the Dragon Quest X Online Config Executable translated to English. I actually came up with this project for personal use but the more progress I've made during the process, I really felt like this is something I should share. The DOWNLOAD LINK and INSTRUCTIONS come after my RAMBLINGS below: First and foremost, I know that there's a perfectly good reason to be suspicious with this, I'll mention below the programs needed if ever you decide to create your own translation instead of downloading and using the ones I worked on. I'm actually surprised when Woodus pinned this almost as soon as I posted it! I guess that he already ran it through different anti-virus programs and made sure this isn't a Mimic. Even though I might sound a lot more suspicious by saying so (because I might appear persuasive), I'm still going ahead and inform you that this is virus/malware-free and it definitely doesn't have a built-in key logger of sorts. I don't have any knowledge whatsoever about developing viruses, etc. I've scanned it with a free version of Avast and Malware Bytes before uploading and scanned the Mediafire download as well just to make sure. It's still clean! I'm just another DQ fan who simply has good Googling skills. All I did was hex edit certain files in the executable where the Japanese texts are stored and recompiled it. How tos for hex editing isn't that too hard to Google. If ever you don't trust Mediafire (I read what was probably a conspiracy theory about Mediafire tweaking unprotected files), please let me know of a better alternative to upload it to. I've been studying Japanese almost daily for more than 6 months now. I just started Intermediate Japanese grammar last month but I've put it on hold because I no longer have lots of free time. My Japanese is still that of a Kindergarten student though! I worked on this project around the last week of December until the first week of January (about 2 weeks), losing sleep over it. At first I thought that undertaking this project wouldn't be that hard because the things needed to be translated aren't that many judging by the things we can see in the Config at first glance. There were times that I felt like pulling my hair but in the end, I think it's all worth it! I tried translating all the Japanese texts I could find in the executable and I believe I've translated about 90 - 95%. There are some that I couldn't find in the menus itself. I guess those text only come up as prompts that pop up on a particular occasion (errors, etc.) and some texts for debugging, which I mostly left alone. I'd really appreciate your feedback! Commments, questions and suggestions are more than welcome! And if you could point out typos (other than the one you can see in the screenshot above. Lol!), grammatical mistakes (English isn't my native language), please let me know about it here and I'll work on it as soon as I have lots of free time again. In most cases, I wasn't/am not able to fit grammatically correct descriptions in the Tool Tips so they end up sounding like Engrish. If you need clarifications about the options, feel free to ask it here. See NOTES section below for more details about the way I translated stuff. ========================================================================================================= HOW I DID IT: Thanks to Google for leading me to the following two main tools necessary for translating it: - Resource Hacker which lets me view, extract and replace most of the contents of an executable file (DQXConfig.exe). http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/ * Just open DQXConfig.exe with it. *The Japanese options we see in the Config can be found in the files in the first folder "ETP"; 193:1041 and 247:1041. *Just Right-Click each file and choose "Save "." resource..." then choose your preferred location to save it in. I chose to name it using the same numbers to help me remember what file I'm working on and it'd be less confusing to recompile it. *You then just need to open those files in the hex editor below. No other hex editor can display the Japanese characters correctly. - wxMEdit, a hex editor, and probably the only one that lets us view the Japanese characters in certain files in the executable. When you open either file (193:1041 or 247:1041) from the ETP folder as instructed above, all Japanese text will show up as garbled symbols and letters. To display the Japanese text correctly, simply click View > Encoding > Unicode > [uTF-8] Unicode 8 bit https://wxmedit.github.io/ I also shouldn't forget to mention the following as well; - GIMP for editing a couple of images with Japanese texts on it. - Capture2Text, a small "OCR" application that lets me capture Japanese texts in simple fonts and... - Free Online OCR (www.newocr.com) for Japanese texts in different fonts found in images. - Google Translate, Bing Translator, and Babylon for the translation. *Google Translate offered the translations that makes sense most of the time more than Bing Translator did. ​Babylon was just a last resort when the first two could only offer unintelligible translations though it more crappy translations than the first two did. - Jisho.org, to help me make sure about the translations and a good way to find Kanji characters that the OCR fail to accurately capture. ======================================================================================================== DOWNLOAD: http://www.mediafire.com/file/2o4c3f1dfxbbfam/Dragon_Quest_X_Online_Config_-_Translated.rar ======================================================================================================== INSTRUCTIONS: I'm not supposed to release it today because I still have some tests to do but I just read earlier in the Questions and Answers topic that someone's friend is having a bit of trouble about the Chat Settings so I felt like I should share this today to help out. - Go to where the game files are installed ( I used a custom installation directory for mine but I think the default is; C:\User\Games\SquareEnix\DRAGON QUEST X\ ) There should be two folders in the DRAGON QUEST X folder: Boot and Game ​- Open the Game folder and you'd see your game's original DQXConfig.exe there along with DQXGame and DQXOffline. There's no need to touch those other two files. Right-click on a blank area to make a New Folder and name it "Backup". It's better to be safe. I am not liable for any inconvenience caused by having to download and reinstall due to corrupted/missing files. - You can then either move the original DQXConfig.exe file to the Backup Folder we just made or just copy and paste it in there instead. ​ - ​Extract the edited DQXConfig file to the Game folder. If you still have the original .exe there because you chose to copy and paste a backup of it instead of moving it, simply overwrite it with the edited one when prompted. Update: If you're using an updated Avast just like I do, it might scan it first because it is an Unknown file and eventually tell you that it will submit it to their end for further testing and cracking. It might take a while. Back when I was working on it, Avast didn't have the "submit" feature yet and all it did was scan it, finds out that it's actually clean, and then launches the Config without any other hassle. *Now I am required to right-click and check the file's Properties to let it Open as Admin. I'm not sure if Avast modifies it to stop me from launching it without Admin permissions. Update 2: Avast's behavior I mentioned above only occurs if you run it from a different folder/location. If you overwrite the actual executable with it in the Game Folder, it doesn't occur. ​Additional Info: - You can actually extract it anywhere you like, the Desktop for example, but I don't think the changes you make in the Config will actually be applied to the game. Also, the Recommended Settings button won't work. It will fail and tell you to reinstall the game. - The Key Presets and the GamePad Presets will be blank if you don't extract it to the correct directory. - Saving the changes you make will make the app crash. So I guess the purpose of using this outside the correct directory is for simulation purposes only. But then, accessing some of the settings and features of the Config app will sometimes make it crash. ​ - You can't open both the edited and the original Config app at the same time. (An error along the lines of "another instance already running") - IMPORTANT: Whenever the game gets a new update, the edited DQXConfig executable will be overwritten with a new one. So far, I saw no big changes between the one I've edited and the current DQXConfig version. If I'm not mistaken, the version I've edited is about 2 - 3 updates behind but it still works with the latest updates the game received. KEEP IN MIND THAT WHENEVER THE GAME GETS AN UPDATE, always copy the update DQXConfig.exe and overwrite the one in the Backup folder you make. So this way, you'll have an updated Backup of the executable. If ever SE completely changes the game's Config app (new buttons, tabs, options, etc.) then I doubt this will work with the game anymore. Please let me know here so I could also attempt to translate it. ======================================================================================================== Notes: - Please note though that I tend to be OCD-ish at times. I left some of the Japanese words and English terms they used intact and even chose to keep some of the Japanese symbols such as "※", which will displayed as a "?" if your system's region isn't set to Japan, just to stay true to the original. Kinda like how I miss some of the original Japanese spell names, etc. Example; "Button Guides", which refer to the button icons the game uses to represent GamePad buttons in the game. But I may eventually change it if there's a demand for it. - Some of the Tool Tips might be too vague. I asked one of my Japanese Language Exchange partner and he told me that the Japanese explanations aren't that clear as well. - I decided to use the closest English words for most of the Japanese terminologies for now, such as "Direction Key", which I later found out, seemed to refer to the D-Pad on controllers instead of the ones on the keyboard. And also - ​I've also translated even the Japanese texts in all images, not just the Dragon Quest X Config Dracky banner. - About the Mouse Settings dropdown box items, they appear in a separate file and I actually translated those as well but for some inexplicable reason, it still appears in Japanese! I tried opening the .exe itself in the hex editor and I coudn't find those untranslated Japanese text anymore. I really can't find out why this is so so I just gave up on it and left it at that. It's possible that its getting those text values from someplace else (another file outside the Config executable). - There were some cases though where there's only one appropriate English word to translate it to according to the context but I couldn't fit in so I had to cut it short instead, such as "Sense" for "Sensitivity". - This is Version 1. In the second, and most likely the final version, I'll try polish the translation and resize the dialogue boxes/pop-up prompts to make the texts fit better. RAMBLINGS continued: - Google Translate seemed to have improved a lot since I last tried using it to translate Itadaki Street for the PSP (which I didn't complete after the hard drive where I had the project saved failed). Probably 2/3rds (60 - 75%) of the translations were spot on compared to Bing's translations. - I get the feeling that the translations Google Translate offered were probably "contributions" made by other users, which suggests that I'm not the first person to attempt translating the Config App. Anyway, since most of the time, I didn't have enough space to copy the exact translations, I lazily substituted some of the words with a synonym with the least number of letters just to make the words/sentences fit. If ever I decide to tackle pointer tweaking in the hex editor, I might come up with version 3 which should let me fit longer texts. ============================================================================================================ If you have any issues with it, let me know and I'll try to help you a.s.a.p. EDIT: Polished this post to make it more organized. Included a few details for those who want to translate their own DQXConfig executable.
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    Looks incredible! I highly enjoyed the demo and I can't wait to see more.
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    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...
  48. 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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    Pretty sure it's Katsuya Tenada. Yeah, despite how weird some of his interpretations were (FFIV being a prime example), he did some great work. https://www.kotaku.com/5905598/nintendo-power-sure-had-some-amazing-artwork-inside/
  50. 1 point
    No problem at all. Here you go: DQ1&2 DQ3 Hope that is what you were looking for.
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