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  1. 7 points
    *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 the script. But I just figured it out and huge thanks to aluigi figured out that DQIII was slightly different in its compression and now have all three games ripped in both text and graphics. Sound might be a different story I'm afraid. Plans are already in motion to possibly port the script to the NES/SFC versions. dq123rip.7z
  2. 7 points
    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
  3. 6 points
    Haha. And eight years later I see this. Over 22,000 subscribers strong now. More than half have joined in the past year.
  4. 6 points
    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.
  5. 6 points
    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 counseling, ...?) to make this in any way better. YOU need to be the one to start this as you're already showing signs of needing that attention. Get help. Get it today. Talk to someone you know today. Please.
  6. 6 points
    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 bad press it doesn't deserve. It cast so much of a shadow that Square Enix had to give a PR apology. Out of everyone working on the titles, Sugiyama is the least involved, and he's done less and less with every title. While I don't like his views, it's not fair to punish the hundreds of coders, modelers, and testers.
  7. 6 points
    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 BELIEVE IN SCIENCE ANYMORE...OH SOCIAL JUSTICE TENANTS SAVE US FROM THE PAINT ON THE WALLS...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...OMG IT'S OPPRESSING ME...IT'S OPPRESSING ME *SOBBING...MORE SOBBING* I NEED MY SAFE SPACE NOW...*CURLS INTO A BALL* (liberalism requires absolute respect for free speech first and foremost, all other things follow after, so no true liberal in any sense of the word would care about Sugiyama's beliefs in terms of his work or anything he's related to, only his actions based on those beliefs as actions have real meaning and impact). I have no respect for the opinions or life of anyone who gives a hoot about Sugiyama's words. I care if he takes direct action, like advocates for Trans people to be put in concentration camps or denied basic rights. Other than that, as abhorrent as they are, they are words, and words mean only what you want them to. 2) Most civilians don't actually care, it's only those who indulge in identity politics, but that's due to forced indoctrination in schools since the 1970's, though in colleges since the 1950's. Though the original identity politics was at least about true equality. So I respect what I was taught, because it was just that white or black or gay or straight or whatever...who cares, let people be as they are. Self defense only if someone tries to force their political crap on you. Then just argue it out, unless they're idiots, in which case, walk away. If they physically need you to believe their world view...fight back. That was it. Plain and simple. Liberalism at its purest. Then it changed to Political Correctness and just devolved into the crap we see today. Mindless droning on with repetitious statements. Mass mobs where literally not one person is willing to talk or listen. People playing so hard into identity politics, now suddenly we're back to a point where we have to separate people again? For what purpose? For rights people already have that they claim they don't...oh, you mean special privileges from people where 80+% had nothing to do with your familial plight in the past, and most of whom have the same slavery bs in their history, but we just focus on one group? Whatever dude, get over yourself. Most don't want to defend someone like Sugiyama, but are forced to when dumbshits give a rats behind when someone has a stupid opinion but can't do anything specific about it because the whole of his/her country (or near enough) couldn't care less. 3) Japan doesn't care, as they take generally 1950's viewpoint on personal opinions versus work, which is the same way most liberal and conservatives in the US tend to think (except for those who actually care about identity politics). 4) Assuming SE should care, because it's supposed to be some modern age where we now have "right think" and "wrong think," not positions one can make their mind on, they still can't do anything and their hands are tied because Sugiyama owns the musical rights through his company Sugiyama Kobo. This means if they part ways, and if SE wants to release any Dragon Quest from that point forward, they would require a new composer, and would require remaking every composition from scratch, and not one of them can sound like the original music. The only things we would have access to are the already released copies of games and any CD the company Sugiyama Kobo decides to release. All digital versions would be scrapped and changed before rerelease to the new revisions. So essentially if SE did cut ties, they would be totally #$*!ed. They have to wait for him to retire and that's that. Any action to the contrary would kill the series in Japan. I don't think for one second the Japanese people would appreciate having someone condemned who is well respected (for their work), and I don't think for one second they would be happy replaying older DQ releases with new music, or new DQ releases with music that doesn't sound remotely like Dragon Quest so as to avoid a potential theft lawsuit from Sugiyama Kobo, which would likely happen even after his death, due to bad blood after having ties cut. Sugiyama isn't even an SE employee anyway, so even if they wanted to directly impact his life to quell things, they couldn't. 5) Square Enix owes the LGBTQ community nothing. Literally nothing. Sugiyama is Sugiyama, SE is SE. In capitulating and somehow doing something to "make amends" they become complacent and inherit guilt by default. They essentially claim ownership of his own words and opinions. Nevermind any concept would be giving into a certain entitlement culture. What's next, a son says he didn't like his mom's baking so she gets compensation? Are we only supposed to say things now that make people feel better about themselves? How far does that go? We've already seen where PC culture has headed in the West, and NONE, not ONE SINGLE DROP is remotely good. Not even a shred. It is evil, because it forces everyone into a sense of worry that anything they might say is somehow going to be taken the wrong way. So we start this same bs in Japan? No thank you. I want the culture dead gone and buried, because it doesn't belong. You don't get to demand compensation when someone says words you don't like. If this were a common practice, no one would be able to own anything, you'd be paying out the ass each month, and any payment gotten would be given out the next second. Nevermind it opens up the door for anyone to find anything hurtful or "hate" speech or a "hate crime" or "offensive." Here's a protip on life for those who don't get it. Offense is taken, not given. Everyone in this world will eventually meet someone who will be offended by the very fact you exist. That you wake up in the morning and take a breath of fresh air. That you make coffee. Offense for waving. Back in the 90's we learned to grow a backbone. Ok, so someone doesn't like me...whoopdie doo. They said something I find offensive...ok, maybe I'll throw some words back out, maybe I'll argue the point to convince them otherwise, or maybe I'll just not give a #$*! and walk away. Or hell, maybe I'll throw them the bird and walk away. Lots of other options.
  8. 5 points
    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.
  9. 5 points
    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, Costumes, and Scout Q challenges. This process is, of course, immense, as DQM2 on 3DS has 802 monsters in it; after about two weeks, I'm at 28.4% of that total (219 monsters). Also...my Japanese is rudimentary, at best. But, I managed to 100% DQ VII 3DS, DQ VIII 3DS, and DQ XI 3DS, so...I have faith I can complete this undertaking. At any rate, know that it's coming, and will hopefully be finished before DQ Builders 2 hits the shelves.
  10. 5 points
    Saw this on the foursome channel. Perfectly sums up why I stick with the DQ fans.
  11. 5 points
  12. 5 points
    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 replaced constructive dialogue. Sugiyama, however, doesn't act this way at all. If you want to know his views, you have to actively seek them out. As far as I know, he's never associated his views with the Dragon Quest brand. That's what people are doing lately. It would be like saying supporting DQ supports real estate fraud because of Toriyama being named in the Paradise Papers. Both are hugely successful independent creators that are contracted to work on this series. Now if Yuji Horii was going around and saying those things and insulting people, that'd be one thing! That's not the case. Horii has always been friendly with the producers and community managers positively representing the brand. Sugiayama's views, while sad and unfortunate, is a tangent, convenient way to mar the series. So many of the people who make this stand think they're being so progressive; so woke. It's all just empty rhetoric. It doesn't help anyone.
  13. 4 points
    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)
  14. 4 points
    https://www.siliconera.com/2019/07/11/dragon-quest-ix-creators-talk-possibilities-of-a-remake-or-sequel-for-switch-or-smartphones/
  15. 4 points
    So Sakurai was talking about the Hero (and Banjo Kazooie) in the latest issue of Famitsu, which you can read about below.
  16. 4 points
    I hope you all don't mind a little shameless self promotion, but I finally got around to begin editing my first play through of DQ11 when I was able to snag an early copy back on Sept 2nd 2018. Don't worry, since this is a long ass game, I won't reply to the chain every time a new video is posted. But if you're curious about the play through, all videos will be located in the spoilers section below. And if you like what you see, feel free to like, comment, and subscribe! (sorry... Had to... )
  17. 4 points
    I just picked up Dragon Warrior for the NES this week and was doing my first casual play-through. I thought it would be fun to try the game blind, rather than following a guide, but I encountered something that I am nearly certain is highly unusual. I was farming gold and exp (currently level 10), and I was farming enemies south of Rimuldar. Upon saving up 1500 gold I stopped in town to get the broadsword and then began farming gold for armor. After finishing a fight I noticed my controller was acting a little buggy, so I gently unplugged it and plugged it back in. When I plugged my controller into the console a text-box appeared on top of the over-world. It read: "Please wait, I wish to go with the on thy journey. May I travel as thy companion?" Another text-box appeared, giving me the options Yes and No. I thought: "How cool, I didn't know you had a companion in this game, I wonder how that impacts fighting." So I hit yes. The stranger replied "I'm so happy!" walked onto the same square I was on and half of my sprite merged with her sprite. Then the credits rolled. I was completely shocked to suddenly win the game in the middle of a field... I thought you were supposed to fight the "DragonLord" or something... I'm assuming I somehow caused a credits-warp and won far earlier than I ever was meant to, and being a fan of speed runs, I wanted to post this discovery so that someone who knows this game, or just a member of the community may be able to use it. I'm going to find out if I can recreate the event on my own, and will post more findings if I am able.
  18. 4 points
    Our dreams came true and it's better than we could have hoped for.
  19. 4 points
    Today, 33 years ago the first Dragon Quest was released! This series is still going on strong with 3 new Dragon Quest games being released later this year, Dragon Quest Monsters (with Mia and Erik), Dragon Quest Xi S, and a new mobile game (and DQBII for overseas).
  20. 4 points
    First, all thanks should be directed to aerynb, who did the hard work of ripping the files in the first place. None of this would be possible without their breaking down the tech barrier. As for the thread title, I call this the first draft because while it's organized by character and chapter I have yet to add context for each line. About three more weeks or so to do a casual playthrough and get the information ought to be enough to properly set up the dialogue. Once I have that organized I'll edit the thread and replace the rough draft. I didn't want to leave anyone waiting for longer than I already have, so contextless word document is better than nothing for the time being. 4 party chat.zip 4 party chat.odt
  21. 4 points
    I don't think Square Enix will actually remake Dragon Quest IX in the coming years because I think they would rather remake Dragon Quest I - III using Dragon Quest XI's engine or a similar graphical style. The reason for this is because earlier, I recall a topic saying that they wanted to remake Dragon Quest III in the previously mentioned style but then said that they'd first work on Dragon Quest XII which, if the last game is a sign, is still a good few years away. However, a Dragon Quest IX remake for switch does have excellent potential.
  22. 4 points
    this dj-druin is mad! are the beats too fresh??
  23. 4 points
    OK, that's enough. We've had thoughtful discussion on the topic, but this is what it always comes down to. And I'm sick of it. The Dragon Quest series has gone through so much to get to where it is today. Now you can't have a mainstream topic about it without shitposts like this. "DQ supports homophobia." No, it doesn't, and if you want to wish for his death, feel free to chant that all you want on ResetEra. I'm done seeing it here. Discussion is fine, but I'm going to start deleting ignorant and spiteful comments.
  24. 4 points
    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. (Bad move, should have said it about white straight males, you'd be a hero!) Said group agitates cowardly video game corporation. Corporation bends over and apologies like a #$*!. Dragon Quest has 99 problems, but Sugiyama isn't one of them. Most of the 99 is the shitty localizer (if it still 8-4) and the other issue is injecting western "values" so not to offend. I'm specifically talking about the changing of crosses and the censoring of a character in DQ9 physical appearance. I'm sure there's more but I don't remember them at the moment. When I play a game made by a Japanese company its partially to escape the current lameness and thinskinness of the US culture. The more DQ is sanitized, the more cookie cutter it becomes. I don't care about SJWizm and I refuse to be forced to care. Oh, and keep on whaling! Just in case this is TL;DR, here is everything I said in a nutshell: Get woke, go broke.
  25. 4 points
    Hit mute. 1. On the game if you're so offended. 2. On the people who do that. Don't need to read so much negatively in life.
  26. 4 points
  27. 4 points
    My only comment to those who might stop after beating Mordegon, I IMPLORE you, to play the post game material before ultimately forming an opinion on this game.
  28. 4 points
    Been a bit of a slow period but today was a great day. I met a corporate manager from Mr. Mike's Casual Steakhouse, who gave me a $25 gift card. I also bought DQXI for $9.18
  29. 4 points
    I dunno if anyone’s made this point but some day, probably several decades from now, but some day nonetheless, the servers for X will go down. And then as far as I’m aware that game will be basically unplayable. One less game you won’t be able to legally or officially play anymore. An offline version would help to preserve that.
  30. 4 points
    I created a new forum that will bring in the tweets from the @DragonQuest twitter feed, maybe that will help with news if people don't have twitter. https://www.woodus.com/forums/index.php?/forum/134-dragonquest-twitter/
  31. 4 points
    I kept this relatively quiet because I didn't know if I'd get the position or if I'd get through the writing or not, but it's official. I'm a news writer/reviewer for RPGamer.com now! A completely unpaid position, but pretty legit media website. They even send employees to E3 and PAX and such and interview some companies. I had a couple quick news things that I posted this week, but today a larger piece dropped that I'd put together as part of my application and then worked on quite a bit in recent days. https://rpgamer.com/review/dragon-quest-monsters-joker-3-import-review/ Loved this game and I really wanted to get it out and posted on the heels of the DQXI review they had up Monday, and success!
  32. 4 points
    IGN’s review actually complains about bunny girls and puff puffs lmaoooo. He says “what do bunny girls add to the Dragon Quest experience?” What a moron.
  33. 4 points
    AustNerevar Jr. was born at 9:26 AM CST this morning. 7 pounds and 7 ounces. His original due date was on the same day as the DQ XI release, but he was really fed up being stuck inside the womb and decided to come out at 37 weeks.
  34. 4 points
    As a non-american, I am more worried about his other #$*!ry, such as denial of war crimes, or the copyright bullshit he's pulling with music.
  35. 4 points
    36 more days to go! This Saturday was one year since they announced it was coming to the US. I remember that day well as I was waiting to take my wife in for a C section for our second little girl. She turned one this weekend. I can't wait to play this game, but I will also associate this game with my little Bronze Bear, and it will be that much more awesome!
  36. 3 points
    The back and forth is what gives DW VII it's charm, in my opinion. It's interesting to watch the different islands develop.
  37. 3 points
    Hello guys! So I have been working on a translation guide on how to play the mobile game 星のドラゴンクエスト/Hoshi no Dragon Quest/Dragon Quest of the Stars. Not only am i working on a guide but also have a Discord server where we can plan multiplayer quests, discuss about the game, where i post my guides, talk about the series as whole, etc. I welcome everyone to join. The main mission is to bring current players together and have newcomers join and help eachother on quests, using the multiplayer feature. Id like for fans to give this game a try if they haven't yet. It is not region locked or IP locked, you do have to either change your play stores region or download QooApp application to download the game since it may not be available to your country, but as far as opening the game and playing it requires no VPN or any sort of trick to playing it. https://discord.gg/GhaWysV I am also looking for people who would like to help with Translation and being Discord Mod. Message me for details if you have free spare time and would like to have a fun project to collaborate with, have ideas youd like to share, or just want to give to the DQ community in any way.
  38. 3 points
    Wow, can we just appreciate how good this ad looks. The monsters are incredibly well done, especially the golem, rockbombs, and the knight errant! And Estark at the end was the cherry on top. As far as the game goes it looks quite interesting. From what we can see, there might not be any monster taming/scouting which would be a shame, as in my opinion, games like these thrive off of having more to collect. The graphical style is reminiscent of some 3DS titles like Joker 3 and XI and the combat seems simple enough. I also hope that it has a few things to make it different to Pokemon Go, as I only managed to play that game for a couple of weeks before becoming bored.
  39. 3 points
    Full WiFi multiplayer, not just local would be nice
  40. 3 points
    Yeah, I’d have to echo this. While I didn’t play a main series game until 2010 since I wasn’t really in the know about Dragon Warrior returning to the Dragon Quest name, I consider myself a longtime fan since I first played Dragon Warrior Monsters on my GBC. It and both versions of Monsters 2 were the only games related to the series I had for along time and I loved most everything about those games (especially 2), but I felt right at home when I finally started playing the main series with III (GBC version) and IV (DS version). I felt kind of dense since it took me so long to finally play a main series game/learn about the name change, but I’m glad I did start playing many more games from the series the past 9 years, have enjoyed many great DQ experiences old, new, and imported and found this wonderful website/forum/group of DQ fans.
  41. 3 points
    I guess it's like DQV, given Gemma and the Hero grew up together, and all the statements indicating she wants no one else, and wants her Luminary to come back to her, Gemma is in a way a far more strongly connected Bianca. Though given the events that transpire, it isn't like Horii didn't write in each female as though there could be a stronger connection due to their travels and surviving trials and tribulations together. I am surprised that the option for multiple wives wasn't available from the start, nor a greater emphasis, like actually witnessing a wedding. It isn't like he didn't set the story up for this to happen. There's at least 3 different points foreshadowing the likelihood of such an event. Then the way it works out is a little ridiculous. I mean it isn't like after having saved the day Gemma would need a wish to marry him...that made no sense. Literally no sense. It also takes away the idea of a fun fiesta in between the first set of major events in Act 3, and right before the true final boss reveals himself. That could easily have been written in. Or wait until Cobblestone is complete, then top it off with a wedding celebration. It's not like Cobblestone's mayor doesn't double down on the Luminary marrying his daughter "when" he returns or anything. Or his adoptive mother indicating that your character and Gemma are essentially a married couple already given how close you two are, and obviously wanting to make that a reality so you'd have extra reason to return or anything... So given that it would make sense to do a whole setup, have a special event, and you pick your wife under certain circumstances in the midst of it. Maybe another night restless night under the tree... It really surprised me especially given 11 takes a lot from 8 as well, and there's even more foreshadowing for marriage in 11 than 8 ever had! Long before I spoiled myself on it, just walking back into Cobblestone in Act 2, seeing everyone alive, and the language and dialogue has a lot of hints and focus on marriage...and how great it is that Gemma has the Hero...and how you two should get together, and how Gemma's waiting for you to return and will keep the village in great shape until your return...to her, specifically her, not the village, not his mum, but HER! I want to shake Horii, ask him wtf he was thinking making it a wish. That would have been so much fun seeing a proper wedding party.
  42. 3 points
    I’m from the Midwest and I thought it was hilarious whenever Sylvando called the hero honey or darling.
  43. 3 points
    That's a smart way to look at things, but in lieu of Dragon Quest 11's impending Switch release, it would be a very smart move for this release ahead of the game if SE has actually organized this, and it turns out to be true.
  44. 3 points
    Gallagher would be so proud. Hope we get this. DQ II is one of my favorites.
  45. 3 points
  46. 3 points
    They should make more Editions of Lost Time if they have the gaul to make stuff like this.
  47. 3 points
    Thanks to Shogil for the "What Draconian Restrictions Actually Mean" writeup post. I have taken the post and made a page out of it in the Dragon Quest XI section. https://www.woodus.com/den/games/dq11/draconian.php
  48. 3 points
    My son actually got quite annoyed watching me set up this first shot, it took a good 5 minutes to find the perfect spot and angle. "When you wish upon a star."
  49. 3 points
    Oh I agree, the Kenshin situation is a lot more difficult. The argument I've seen is that Sugiyama throws money at running campaigns of war crime denial and history revision which could be funded by DQ money... BUT, he does more than DQ so his income is more than just that. I made the mistake and read the Resetera thread... the "I wish he would hurry up and die" sentiment is a bit much, I think, and it's sad that it's seemingly applauded.
  50. 3 points
    @eal I do sympathize with you eal but... I can't resist.
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