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  1. With work being so hectic this last summer and fall and the move of my domain to a new host, I just realized this morning that in October the Den has been up for 20 years. Funny how a hobby site has turned into such a long running establishment.
    9 points
  2. Here is a sprite sheet for anyone wanting these sprites. I plan on submitting the 16 bit versions here in a day or two.
    8 points
  3. Hey, guys. I've been a long time lurker on this site but I finally decided to post what I've created for my favorite Dragon Quest/Warrior games! I've created 2 editors to edit monsters and skills for Dragon Warrior Monsters: Cobi's Journey/Tara's Adventure for the Gameboy Color! I'm not even sure how relevant this is anymore, but I decided to post it anyway. Here's some screenshots of the programs: And here are the changes I made to Slime in game: I hope that the few of you that still play this game enjoy this program as much as I enjoyed ma
    7 points
  4. Hey guys, so some years back there was a topic asking who the cover artist for DWII was in NA. Nobody managed to figure it out, however years later I tracked down Chris Hopkins as the artist for DWIII and IV on NES and I did an interview with him. Well the only thing we had to go off of for DWII's cover art was a lone signature in the corner. Now @Dwaine seemed to think the signature was "kis" however it looks like we may have been looking at it the wrong way. This painting wasn't done by a Western Artist, but a Japanese one! The very same signature appears on t
    7 points
  5. *Mad scientist laughter* YES ! YES! *ahem* So I enjoyed playing DQ I-III on mobile. But it always bugged me that you had these nice official scripts stuck in an awful mobile port experience. Pining for the idea of a proper console experience with the official script, I looked for ways to find the script, but it looked pretty hopeless. I just came across aluigi's program quickbms and forum dedicated to extracting data from various games. He actually had a script made for DQII mobile. I guess someone asked for it a long time ago, and didn't really detail how to use t
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  6. Came up for auction, so I thew $25 at it just to see what would happen and it worked. I ended up with the domain http://dragon-quest.com/ Have it forwarding to the Main Den landing page
    7 points
  7. This morning I caught this image of people enjoying DQ XI at Anime Expo. Everyone but this poor girl. I have dubbed her The Sad Dragon Quest Girl. From now on, she will be the face of American Dragon Quest disappointment. Here's just the face for a reaction image.
    7 points
  8. I have updated the forums to the latest version and had to purchase a new theme to go with it. If you have any suggestions for the "background" images for the forums let me know (I just left the ones that came with the theme for now). Clear your cache in your browser if you have any trouble to see if that helps.
    6 points
  9. Paced poorly? Yes. Quest flaggy? Absolutely. Bland? What? No. Seriously, there are some valid complaints out there about 7. Bland isn't one of them.
    6 points
  10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai appeared on the launch livestream for Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition today, and he and Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii discussed how Hero got into Smash Bros., and more. Here are the highlights: It all started with Sakurai and Nintendo saying that they had a proposal, which turned out to be asking if they could add Hero to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The proposal itself was very detailed, and Sakurai and Nintendo spoke very passionately, saying “We want to use Hero.” There was some discussion
    6 points
  11. Haha. And eight years later I see this. Over 22,000 subscribers strong now. More than half have joined in the past year.
    6 points
  12. They just announced it here: Prize is a Slime plushie and a poster signed by Yuji Horii. There was eight winners total. I think I’m the only Den member who won? Either way, REPRESENTING.
    6 points
  13. Short on time. Will expand later. As I've mentioned in the past, we as consumers have the right to vote with our wallet. Being a comic fan, there are certain creators I don't support, not necessarily solely because of their views, but how they treat others. A comic is different, though. It has a creative team of 1-6 people. Games can have hundreds. If people are truly offended by Sugiyama's views, if they don't want to support the game, that's their choice. Though I see many in the gaming press and punchlines like ResetEra using Sugiyama for shallow virtue signaling. This gives the series
    6 points
  14. 1) Only in the West does anyone really care, and even then it's a very small, but often vocal minority that frankly I can't stand anymore, as they make a mockery of "liberalism," having neither the balls to look themselves in the mirror for their hypocrisy, nor any shred of integrity of their beliefs...thus they constantly devolve into ever smaller and smaller groups looking for more and more problems to solve or conspiracies in the walls out to get them...OMG...THE PAINT IS WHITE...IT'S WHITE PRIVILEGE...OH GOD HELP US...WAIT WE DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD...OH SCIENCE DAMN YOU WH...OH WE DON'T BELI
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  15. Our product manager played the game all the way through, barely touching sidequests, and his file is 95 hours. Mine is close to 200, but I also know I left it running a lot, so I'd estimate somewhere around 150-175 hours to platinum the game. There is SO MUCH content and even platinum trophy status didn't do EVERYTHING. Also, the "post game" is the least optional post game ever if you want a complete story. It's not a bonus. It's like a sequel built into the game.
    6 points
  16. Hey, fam! I finally join many of you who have attempted to finish DW/DQ 2... and the few of you who have completed it! It's an honor to share the YouTube link below for video proof. https://youtu.be/6RZy5dTMBFs Also, I wrote a journal of my solo journey. Kinda my thing to do! It may help others who want to complete the game solo too. https://supersommerville.wordpress.com/2021/01/25/dragon-warrior-ii-nes-solo-challenge/ I had to get another WordPress account, some carrying over everything I wrote to the new account and updating my links is work.
    5 points
  17. Hi! in the introduction forum I have mentioned that I'm an artist (more like a hobbyist with a professional level but makes no money from it), and since I'm going to start making DQ fanart moving forward I felt like making a thread that I will continuously update whenever I make new art . Consider this thread as my art dump, or something along those lines, thank you for passing by! Also, I will feel free to take anyone's suggestion or comment as an idea to be drawn in the future, but this isn't a request thread . I didn't really know what to do first to introduce my art, so
    5 points
  18. new dump! i'll add captions along with a title to spice the read a little! DQotS Gadabout Doodle doodle of my DQotS character reaffirming and proud of being a gadabout main. People around love the drops, and it's fun to make your battles luck based. (Based off the lovely DQIII manual art) Think of Thy Platty Children This one is an inside joke within the Den's discord, because for context Bluestar encou
    5 points
  19. I'm a rando artist from the Internet. I just came to the forum not so long ago with the goal of learning a bit more of the DQ universe. I was a huge fan of the Monster Joker series when I was a kid. And now I would like to draw a lot of the monsters of this franchise just to practice a bit. I love creature design and this is a good opportunity to practice. But since I'm kinda new on this I would like to know some good ones to start. I know some names but I played the Spanish version of the DQMJ2 so I don't know most of the original names and I want to search for good image references of this c
    5 points
  20. I found this tape on a retro shop called Beep in Akihabara. It was in the junk bin surprisingly and I picked it up for my Dragon Quest collection as soon as I saw it. Now it became a rarity part for my DQ collection. I also have an old VHS player but I have to get it fixed first to watch it. I think it contains a walkthru type gameplay video but I'm not sure. I just wanted to share it with you guys.
    5 points
  21. Hello, hello! Once again, I'm playing through a Japanese DQ game and building a database of information about it. This time, I'm tackling Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru & Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key on the 3DS. So far, the data I'm including are a comprehensive Monster List (including common and rare drops, scouting locations, breeding recipes, from which eggs they hatch, whether it must be traded, or WiFi gifts), Area-based monster lists, Egg hatching lists, Dream Egg hatching lists, the monsters owned by Other Countries' Masters, Monster Arena battle list, Mini Medal rewards, Cost
    5 points
  22. In my quest to import Japanese DQ games and scan their manuals, I discovered that there are two different versions of the original DQ Monsters in Japan! One is for the original Game Boy, and the other is for the Game Boy Color. Apparently, the game had released before the GBC system was actually available for purchase, and there was a second printing to emphasize GBC compatibility. I recently got both versions together to compare (each cost me $1 before shipping, lol), and here's a breakdown of my findings: Fronts of the boxes: Backs of the boxes: The other four faces of the
    5 points
  23. During the past half year of lockdown, I've gotten into importing Japanese games, including several boxed DQ games. Besides getting them for my DQ collection, I scanned most of their manuals and uploaded them to a dummy Google Drive folder (I don't want to put them on my Google account with my real name): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EvblbX9BAQVFQlzUBwstvBMFDKvhx6b3?usp=sharing Right now, it has manual scans for DQ IV and VII on PS1, Slime Morimori/Rocket Slime 3 on 3DS, and Monsters 1, Cobi, and Tara on GBC. I had contributed a scan for Slime Morimori on GBA to here some
    5 points
  24. Well, this is awkward... a Slime Time episode about Final Fantasy! About a month ago @YangustheLegendaryBanditand I got talking about... well, talking. Talking more! We knew there were a great deal of former and future guests that wanted to get together and talk about some topics other than DQ. Heck, look at the forums & threads that get the most love around here more than a year after any news about non-mobile DQ titles. We're all playing other things so we figured we'd take a Sidequest and discuss other things. Thanks to @Pendy @RyuKisargi and @Bururian for joining us on thi
    5 points
  25. Five years ago I asked all over the internet for help to translate the Wii game Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory and I got really discouraged by the lack of response. I am a huge Dragon Quest fan, I collect all the games in North America and all those that came out in Japan. I even collected all the various controllers, special editions, collector's editions of games, all the various consoles that came out with a Dragon Quest theme, figures and other merch I find interesting. My entire living room is a Dragon Quest museum. I have been doing this since Dragon Warrior came out. Rec
    5 points
  26. Dragon Warrior VII is contender for the absolute best game of all time, tied with Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Dragon Quest X ONLINE: Rise of the Five Races
    5 points
  27. Prologue + Chapter 1 up now: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uoRF-HcDR3U3cR23OeEMhssLF4Jd5jGj
    5 points
  28. Out of all the words I could use to describe the DQ community, toxic isn't one of them. There aren't enough of us yet for that to be a problem, I feel.
    5 points
  29. Took me longer than I anticipated and pastebin messed with my formatting a little, but here are the first four chapters ready to read. Chapter 1 https://pastebin.com/GyTkcH6h Chapter 2 Alena https://pastebin.com/r82b2qza Kiryl https://pastebin.com/aT37enxT Borya https://pastebin.com/v15urfzX Chapter 3 https://pastebin.com/1NZ1AvXC Chapter 4 Meena https://pastebin.com/SjxYtmUB Maya https://pastebin.com/Xu72WE4f Oojam https://pastebin.com/myYdhvNL Can't give any ETA's for chapter five, but I wi
    5 points
  30. For once, Pokemon could work in their favor instead of against them: “Hey, you know how you’re all mad a large chunk of the Pokémon roster is being cut...buy DQM:J3!”
    5 points
  31. Saw this on the foursome channel. Perfectly sums up why I stick with the DQ fans.
    5 points
  32. I'm sorry that I just noticed this topic. #1 - I'm sorry, but no one here is going to be able to help. That's not me being a jerk, that's just the reality of it. I'm a teacher and have had some mild experience with this kind of thing before, but online help can make you feel better a bit, but there's nothing we're doing that's going to really help much. You need help IRL. Please, please, please, let someone at school know about this. Talk to a guidance counselor. Talk to a trusted teacher. There's going to have to be some sort of intervention (and I've got no idea what - family counsel
    5 points
  33. There are certain game companies I don't support and it all comes down to how the heads of the company interact with people. I'm not talking about people like Kamiya, which is mostly done for persona and laughs. It's the ones that spew nastiness and insult fans on forums and Twitter. Not only does it hurt the product, it hurts the employees. Putting "my views are my own" or some jazz in a bio doesn't absolve you when you're the face of a company. That doesn't mean you can't be passionate or outspoken. There's a certain level of responsibility people seem to be missing. Arrogance and spite have
    5 points
  34. Did a little interview with a local magazine. Check it out!
    5 points
  35. I've been gone from the den for a long time, and I think it's time I should come back and explain myself. Here's why: I've been extremely stressed by everyday things for the past few months, and school wasn't really helping. So far the whole year I've lost all my friends and been bullied. My depression came back (I think last year) and it got so bad that I eventually started cutting. This continued for about 5-7 weeks, until I finally told my social worker about my cutting and suicidal thoughts on the 15th of December. I had to go to the E.R and was there for the rest of the day. I'm stil
    5 points
  36. If the forums went away it would be a very sad day Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
    4 points
  37. I have never been able to get into Minecraft because of the lack of clear goals, but the Builders games are some of my favorites ever. There's an incredible mix of creative exploration and building while still having enough structure to keep me close to the main path. The writing for the story in both games is also phenomenal. I highly recommend!
    4 points
  38. Thanks to Álvaro on Twitter (@Flash3g) for finding the DQM Joker 2 Save Data Editor and sending it to me. I have uploaded it to the Den and have an info page about it here: https://www.woodus.com/den/games/dqm5ds/save_data_editor.php If using with DeSmuME take note of the import method to specify the data type as "Manual EEPROM 512kbit"
    4 points
  39. I wrote a HUGE something for RPGamer. Had a lot of help with the formatting, but did 90% of the copy. I feel like every day for a month I kept adding another game and another game and another game... https://rpgamer.com/2020/10/the-dragon-quest-series-where-to-start/
    4 points
  40. And I have returned with the 16 bit tile sets. Also no thanks or reference required if any are used. Maybe just check out the game when I finally announce it.
    4 points
  41. Heyo! Heh, long time no see! So I made a DQ doodle and thought I'd share. It had a cuss in it, but I made it decent, don't worry. Be lucky (PS-I've never uploaded a file onto here, I hope it works)
    4 points
  42. ...People say that? Where? I like DQVII, it's fun. I do think it tries too hard to be DQVI but bigger, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game on its own.
    4 points
  43. So the FM guys didn't hate it. BJ was ambivalent toward it, and Austin liked the ending. I'm seeing that more and more, that many westerner DQ fans support the ending more than Japanese audience did. I am still sticking with the mindset that if they were going to write that type of ending that there's a better way they could have done it. At the end of the day if you got something positive from watching the movie then it did it's job. I liked it for the most part. It was full of laughs. I just happen to be one of those people who think they should have stuck with the story, instead of build up
    4 points
  44. Are we still on the “Smash made Dragon Quest mainstream,” nonsense? Because a series getting repped in Smash =/= making it mainstream.
    4 points
  45. Ugh don't me started on this. Oh well too late. If you are easily offended please look away. So I'm guessing what happened is the following: Some nothing loser video game "journalist" NPC combs what xe considers far-right Japanese TV show for dirt to gain notoriety. Maybe it is far right but it's hard to get an objective look at things in another language, and I don't trust most "journalist". Plus one of those a-holes dissed my DQ5r translations so their taste is clearly questionable! Sugi baby said something bad about a protected class with a very powerful and rich lobbying group. (
    4 points
  46. A game that's merely translated often ends up as uninspired drivel. Localization adds much deserved personality to a game, and DQ exudes personality, no matter what you may think of the series. There is no problem with the team. You just prefer a more direct, yet bland job.
    4 points
  47. I don't think the problem is SE doesn't care. That was technically a problem post-DQMJ, the last game while Wada was president, that SE directly promoted, and asked the help of journalists for some direction (ask Dwaine). DQIV was at a time when SE was gearing up for major FF13 promotions, and due to their corporate restructuring under Wada, being very compartmentalized, again, one can ask Dwaine or there are a myriad number of articles posted around the time of Yoichi Wada's ousting from the time there was internal rumbling the board would remove him to the point after he was demoted to
    4 points
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