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  1. 3 points
    A celebration that can occur only once every 4 years! It's Cranberry's Birthday Party! 2/29 at 06:00 AM Pacific Time 23:00 Japanese Time. Location: Cranberry's in game DQX house! ガタラ住宅村 水没遺跡地区 7424丁目 4番地 Invitation to the team to attend! It is not necessary to bring a gift. The party will feature both Japanese and English players. To help everyone enjoy the party, アートゼンテさん and テンコさん are available to help with language translations. Hope to see you there!
  2. 3 points
    "You know what they call a fading jenny with Tantegel?" "They don't call it a fading jenny?" "Nah, man, they got the Nintendo Entertainment System. They wouldn't know what the #$*! a 'jenny' is." "What do they call it?" "They call it an 'invisibility herb.'" "'Invisibility herb!'" "That's right." "What's a medicinal herb?" "A herb's a herb, but they call it 'medical herb.'" "'Medical herb!' What do they call a Falcon blade?" "I don't know, I didn't go in a weapon shop."
  3. 3 points
    You are a hero with a special book and you go and explore. There’s a big bad evil person you gotta fight. Oh, and there are flying squirrels. (Flails arms in whimsical fashion)
  4. 3 points
    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 an hour and a half of plot only to reveal a giant red herring.
  5. 3 points
    Resistance calculation is really important in DQ-Stars. I wrote an article how to calculate it here, based on the Japanese version. It's purely technical, and there's no spoiler. It's not necessary yet, but keen players will soon find it invaluable, say in April or May. In strong boss fights, it'll be crucial. You can't play (in fact, can't DL) the worldwide version in Japan, including me. Please suggest me any improvements, in particular terminology glitches. Enjoy! EDIT: @Brother Jaybird and @ignasia: Thanks for your kind replies! You know I'm a newbie here, tee-hee. @woodus: Thank you very much for running a great site!
  6. 3 points
    A wiki user by the name of Molacarthy has ripped the entire transcript for the mobile phone version of IV, as well as the party chat for VI. I had nothing to do with either rip, I'm just spreading word about this achievement and all credit is due towards Molacarthy. https://dragon-quest.org/wiki/Dragon_Quest_IV_Transcript https://dragon-quest.org/wiki/Dragon_Quest_VI_Party_Chat I'm posting this in the general section of the forum to maximize visibility for most readers; Woodus, if you want to move it later then by all means.
  7. 3 points
    Hmm. I see there's a disagreement in the Den and I'm not participating in it. Let's fix that with a controlled shock. *Smarty Pants Hat On* Let's Define a Term: An adaptation, in this usage of the word, is when a story is fitted from one medium to another, in this case transferring DQV from video game to cinema. What makes an adaptation good or bad depends on how well the story survives the translation (hence "faithful adaptation" is a compliment), which is a separate question from how good the actual story is -- counter-intuitively this means you can have a bad adaptation of a good story, a good adaptation of a bad story, or even a bad adaptation of a bad story that still makes a good final product because it improved/fixed the original bad story (note: this is very, very rare). So for Your Story to be a good adaptation, it would have to do a good job translating the DQV story to cinema. I argue, given that Your Story deliberately subverts the DQV story in order to make it a vehicle for its Teachable Moment about The Value of Playing Video Games, reducing the DQV story to a mere example of "someone's beloved video game", and given that as a mere example DQV is therefore irrelevant to the "true" story (because the example game could be anything: DQIII, DQVIII, Final Fantasy Whichever), that Your Story is not a good adaptation of DQV. To the storytellers, presenting DQV is not an end in itself, which is what every sane and honorable person would think, but a means to the end of lecturing the audience about The Value of Playing Video Games. The audience already knows The Value of Playing Video Games, it came to see a damned video game movie. I don't think an RPG adaptation would be necessarily disjointed -- I laid out an rough plan for boiling DQV to its bare essentials earlier in the thread -- but I do agree that it would be better served by a series. Each Dragon Quest game has enough material for at least a single cour's worth of anime, and after the first game three or four cours' worth if you know what you're doing. That could work, but you'd have to spin character value from basically nothing. DQ1 has only two major characters with any personality, Princess Laura and the dragonlord, and both of them are essentially plot devices.
  8. 2 points
    What's the point of 1.8gb the first time to wait all that time for small 21 more things? The update yesterday is because a lot of the other language options for the game is having issues so this small update was likely related to that.
  9. 2 points
    The gift of gems scales inversely with the number of new faces you meet (the rates are listed in the event description in the game). Right now I'm pulling in about 50 per person.
  10. 2 points
    The Falcon Blade/UFB was one of the best weapons in DQIX, with its 4-hit attack when combo'd with Falcon Slash. It was even more useful if you had a Stardust type sword and could falcon slash that for two times the defense drop, then switch to UFB. QotS brings back a lot of good DQIX memories. Haha, I told you that day #1, it's how I made like 7,000 gems the first day. I don't think I quite understood, because I didn't touch multiplayer until two days ago.
  11. 2 points
    Got good news this morning! Thank goodness! That’s a huge sigh of relief.
  12. 2 points
    You get tickets from doing the Daily Quests. Tap the book icon, there should be a Daily Quest tab somewhere there.
  13. 2 points
    There's a few people I tried to add and we were already friends. I think I got everyone. If you see Riamu that's my character name.
  14. 2 points
    I have something to #$*! about with this game: the re-use of Sea Breeze as the ocean music for the thousandth time in a Dragon Quest game. Suigiyama you lazy old fart, you have other sailing themes you could use from the series. USE THEM AND STOP DEFAULTING TO SEA BREEZE EVERY GOD DAMN TIME.
  15. 2 points
    Hiii!! I'm WinterMelody, from Twitter!! I don't have a Woodus account (for some reason kjhsfjk) but here's my FC!! WinterMelody - ADTFNW3489
  16. 2 points
    This will keep me off social media on my phone. I'd rather be playing this, and to me it's quicker to have some fun doing quests instead of microbursts of one of the mainline titles.
  17. 2 points
    I was such a horrible student in high school that I created my own TnT boards on my notebooks and would play my own mini versions of it during classes. Obviously this doesn't answer your question, but I had a nice trip down memory lane because of it.
  18. 2 points
    Actual chart showing my enjoyment of Dragon Quest: Your Story. I'd love to leave a full review, but I'm still reeling from that M. Night Shyamalan ending.
  19. 2 points
    Welcome! I'm 18 years old, probably one of the younger members of the site. I've tried my best to experience hundreds on hundreds of games I've missed out on through emulation so I feel I could hold a conversation with anyone reminiscing about the "good old days" of gaming! I started with Dragon Quest VIII when I was 11 but never got to finish it because I lost my PlayStation 2 and the game in a house-fire when I was 12. I bought Dragon Quest IX at launch and officially caught the bug. Bought the remake of Dragon Quest VIII on the 3DS at launch and if I could've bought it earlier than that I would have -- suffice it to say, getting the childhood game I never got to finish back was emotional for me. Got the VII remake, and then played/replayed every localized Dragon Quest in preparation for Dragon Quest XI. You're with good people, man! Welcome again to the den!
  20. 2 points
    They did that with the music, though. Why would it make any difference if they used stuff from all across the series? Specifically here Dragon Quest V was Luca's favorite game so that's why it's DQV and not...everything else.
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  22. 2 points
    You say that, but I saw enough anti-fun and not-bright in the prologue to know you ain't on the level. (Well, okay, arson fires technically are bright, but that's a condition of all flame).
  23. 1 point
    Head over to the barber shop, change their name and appearance. No way, it’s in the yellow menu button that you do that. 😜 But yes, you go to the barber shop in the starting town and you can change appearances/names there.
  24. 1 point
    Making decent progress on actually being somewhat leveled. Is there a decent place to farm the slime chocolate? I don't like using my metal keys without bringing one of those along. Also decided, in the absence of waifus, to declare DQVI itself my waifu for the purposes of picking where to spend my gems. Kinda disappointed tickets expire and can't be saved, oh well. I've got around 4 ten rolls banked up so far, haven't played multiplayer too much yet.
  25. 1 point
    I started messing around with the general public multiplayer. It's pretty fun and really easy to connect. There's basically people ready to jump into your game if you decide to host. The only thing is without connecting to game-friends you won't get the meager Friend bonuses. I have a counter argument to Platty. I'm actually enjoying QotS. While there's some annoying mechanics to it like one time I got six pop-up windows on start, it's overall a simplistic and easily enjoyable game that I find to be a decent spin-off. It's the type of game I could play for a few months and then stop cold turkey and move on. I have low expectations for it, since I burned out of Super Light's crappy RNG a long time ago. As a result I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't seem as bad as Super Light with regards to the RNG. I also prefer the co-op to competitive. My problem with Super Light is that everything was so black and white so in the Super Light multiplayer arena you had these jacked up monster teams vs. low level newbs. If you're going to have someone with a jacked up character in a game it's more fun having that person fighting with you than losing to them in a one-sided fight. For me, this game brings back pleasant memories of DQIX local co-op multiplayer with the guys at NintendoNY, but with more easy access to online play. It has the look and feel of DQIX, but with better graphics, giving us a window into the possibility of what a DQIX remake might look like.
  26. 1 point
    9pm EST I think. I've noticed it's new later at night.
  27. 1 point
    It's not a serious game with much in the way major draws, but one of the reasons I think I'm going to still play is because (A) the compendium and (B) the multiple languages included with the game. Simply by changing the language, the compendium becomes a translation guide for most of the stuff in the series. And me, I like lore and monsters and all the rest of it, so the compendium has a fair bit of value in and of itself for me. I wish it were more thorough, all things considered, because I want to be able to keep track of the inconsistencies. (Examples You Don't Care About: Dark Skeletons in this game can use cursed mist, which is something I can't recall them ever doing before, and they gave Skeleton Scrappers the scythes this time). But otherwise I'm still curious enough to see what the game does have to offer. The story may not be much, but it isn't actively repulsive.
  28. 1 point
    I'm AOSKZD5849 The character's named Glaceon since Glaceon Mage unfortunately doesn't fit.
  29. 1 point
    It’s gonna be an early morning tomorrow. Without going into detail, mom has an operation tomorrow morning at 6:15 AM and it’s been a very long week since finding out last Thursday and waiting for it to come around. Hopefully the end results will give her good news, and if something is discovered we’ll get through it as a family. With like 50+ people for support on mom’s side and the few on my dad’s side, we have plenty of family support. Keep your fingers crossed for good news, guys.
  30. 1 point
    You could do that if you read the story/dialogue. 😘 Just kidding. I can relate to you on a few things with your post. Honestly I’m just “meh,” on the game and will likely mess with it on breaks or if I’m waiting for something. Cool we got it, but it’s not something that’s blowing me away.
  31. 1 point
    Just tried the browser version of DQX. Tested working on both my iPhone and Android Phone's chrome browser. It's not IP block! https://browser.dqx.jp/
  32. 1 point
    lol that’s mobile game whales for you.
  33. 1 point
    ADTFNW3489 Feel free to friend me if u wanna!! 💕
  34. 1 point
    ABDWUH4298 You'll recognize the name.
  35. 1 point
    I paid my $9 for the pass, and after looking over all the features and stuff it offers, I'm not all that interested in auto battle or the x3 speed it offers, x2 is already fast enough. Game's too new for the extra equipment lockers it offers. The only thing I like is the +30 Luck that you get for drops. Overall not very beneficial for me with how I play these games, which is spend as little money as possible. I.E. Outside of the $9 that I just spent, I played two gacha games for two years, and one for the last 6 months and I spent a total of maybe $5 across all of them. This game got $9 of faith money from me because I enjoy Dragon Quest that much but I likely won't resubscribe to the star pass. Maybe only if there's an even banner running and I want all the cool gear it's offering because that +30 luck is mighty nice.
  36. 1 point
    Not playing anything new at the moment. I just recently bought the Dragon Quest Erdrick Trilogy on Switch after months of telling myself it wouldn't be worth the money to buy games I've already played before. I hate replaying games unless there's some big incentive to do so, and Dragon Quest II is the only one I never really finished so I didn't wanna just buy one, but... I ended up getting all three. Along with them, I got Final Fantasy IX, the only Final Fantasy I've yet to really play, and 3000th Duel, a Metroidvania Souls-like I heard was like Hollow Knight. I finished blazing through Dragon Quest 1 and I'm well into Dragon Quest II. I got all the sigils I can get without the Gold Key, stuck on finding it. I caved and peaked at a guide, but never got to where it told me because they say the castle was "the scene of the battle between Erdrick and Dragon Lord" and I realized that the guide was not reliable calling Alef by "Erdrick" like that. After all of this, I realized I should make a list chronicling all of the JRPG's/SRPG's I've played in my life for the benefit of anyone who'd love to share in my love of particular games on the list.
  37. 1 point
    Awesome! Keep up the great work.
  38. 1 point
    I’d attempt that challenge. I don’t know if I would succeed, but I’d go for it.
  39. 1 point
    Ah, where would we be without tangents? I was looking something up about Dragon Quest fairies and encountered a video of a DQX quest. I don't know the full context, but it involves bringing spring back by allowing Satadesu (サタデス) to dance. I think I've found my favorite DQX character. I'm calling him Saturdeath, for obvious reasons. I can't embed it, but: https://youtu.be/G8Qm6XBNDVM?t=546
  40. 1 point
    I had close to this in my original Cobi DQM2 cart. I ended up filling my whole 312 DQ-dex, mainly by breeding & trading across the link cables. It was my most memorable DQ experience. I don't think I'll go for it here because yikes, you're looking at making dozens of lower tier bosses such as Dragon Lord, but I 100% commend your efforts! This is definitely a game I'll be dropping everything to play when it gets finished. I have faith Z6n4 eventually will find the way to do so!
  41. 1 point
    I’m like 95% sure there are websites that let you make custom Pokémon cards you can print of the computer.
  42. 1 point
    Either I finish learning the Japanese language and play it in Japanese, or I wait for them to localize it and play it in English.. I guess I'll only get to play it in 8 years either way.
  43. 1 point
    Cultured and eco-friendly. Keep those millions of plastic stirrers out of landfills!
  44. 1 point
    Didn’t you already have nap time while watching the movie the first time? That Kasnooze spell from Nimzo really did a number on you... 😘
  45. 1 point
    [emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787] Well, we followed the movie to the letter. [emoji6]
  46. 1 point
    I still defend the ending, even if it was out of left field. I know the story or DQV well. I wasn't expecting a full re-telling, or half of one at that. It's an adaptation, and it feels like a lot of people forget what that word means. I had a sneaking suspicion something was up from the 'Self Suggestion' scene and forward on. I should have picked up on it in the beginning when everything was 8-bit. It makes sense on why it was in the beginning. The story is slightly subverted because yes, you as the player are the hero. You always have been and you always will be. The movie came across to me as that, especially once the revealed happened. Some may call it cheap to pull at nostalgia like that but I think it works. Everyone wanted a direct re-telling of a story we already know. There's nothing wrong with that, but there's nothing wrong with the movie as it is, either. I loved it.
  47. 1 point
    Sorry for the double post, suddenly realized you weren't taking more submissions.
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  49. 1 point
    Your Story is a huge mess. Adapting any RPG into a 90-minute film is always going to result in something rushed and disjointed, but it's all the worse here because Dragon Quest V simply isn't suited to compression; the whole point of the game is that it follows a person from childhood to adulthood, showing all the hardships and milestones they experience along the way. That needs time to play out properly, and without it, none of these moments really land. In Your Story, there's something like twenty-five minutes between Luca meeting Nera and Luca wedding Bianca, and one scene change later they a son; by rushing from point to point, these no longer feel like major developments, just a checklist of events. But even worse is that ending. I'm not going to comment on the worth of its message in general, but the impact it has on this story. A big part of V is that hero— you— are not the legendary, pre-destined, world-changing, capital-H Hero; your son is, and your duty is to protect and nurture him so he can become that Hero. Your Story follows that, only to suddenly swerve in a different direction and say instead that no, it is you who's the important one, who saves the day! More than anything else about the fllm, this is what bothers me the most, because it's a complete misread of V's themes. For a film that ends with a message that we should cherish our childhood memories, this one doesn't seem to actually remember V very well. I am mostly just confused why they went with V as the basis here, if that twist and message is what they had in mind. I know it's a very popular and acclaimed one, but it doesn't have a monopoly on DQ nostalgia… both III and IV would have been better suited for what Your Story is trying to do.
  50. 1 point
    Yesterday was a pain but I managed to get my latest YouTube video up.
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