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Erdrick The Hero

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  1. I found my Nintendo Switch! Right between my couch cushions, one of the first places I checked and it got checked multiple times. I don't know how I missed it for literally weeks.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Wow.  Nice find though.  It's funny how things sometimes disappear in the most obvious of places.

  2. Nah it should look like XI - it's the natural progression from X which is what IX should have been all along. They should literally just take IX's story and Japanese dialogue, relocalize it (at least for English, God the English script for IX is terrible), and make it play like X.
  3. I ground up to ~Lv 50. Haven't actually taken on Zoma's castle though because I lost my Switch.
  4. Not that DQ2 shouldn't be defended... But how can you defend DQ2 when you can't remember the plot or the name of the main antagonist?
  5. *.srm is a common SNES/SFC save extension. It's short for "S-RAM", or Save RAM. The actual cartridge would have a RAM chip powered by a watch battery to hold on to your game saves, this file is the would-be contents of that RAM chip.
  6. I just minimize damage by buying the best equipment available. In my experience, surround almost never works. Forgot to mention Sap line and Insulate line. @Plattym3 The Heavy spell makes your character harder for enemies to push around the battlefield. Useful for protecting weaker, near-death, or support party members.
  7. The only non-attack spells I ever find useful in battle are the Buff line, Heal line, Reheal line, Zing line, Oomph line, Snooze line (only on certain bosses), Squelch (only if envenomnated) and "Heavy" (unlocalized, DQX only).
  8. I literally never use Surround. Which version of DQII are you referring to? Surround is an old spell name.
  9. Now we're gaming with fire.

    Oh wait, that's my power supply.

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    2. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      I was joking. But I can't have anything on during the day or I risk such a thing happening. The other day it got so hot indoors that both my personal desktop, and my work laptop (also owned by me, just used specifically for work) overheated. My work laptop is completely fried, it keeps crashing in a loop before even trying to boot Windows. My job was telecommute-only so I'm in the process of finding a new job.

       

      Thankfully my much more expensive gaming desktop still works, although I fear one of my drives may be failing now. The first few times I turned the machine back on I couldn't access anything on it. It randomly started working again, but I desperately need extra drives to back up to now. I've got several terrabytes of information potentially exposed to loss and I can't afford to back it up.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Wow.  I'm not sure what to say.  I live in a desert, and while it's absolutely punishing being outside, it's never that hot inside (even without air conditioning, though I guess it's a product of Adobe style builds generally keeping a better temperature naturally...albeit this isn't true adobe, so it's not quite as cool as those buildings are, but then I'd never have wireless internet, as those walls absorb it, and wired would require running everything on the ceiling to get just behind the desired wall of the wall plate, as the walls are completely solid adobe brick, so not even plumbing is within them).

      I've been through a similar scenario before, but never quite that bad (though mine was more electrical surge issues based on super dry climate and heavy thunderstorms overwhelming the grounding elements).  Is there anything on places like Wish List for you?  You could potentially get a much cheaper, even if more cheaply made (it is a bit iffy as to product quality, but usually it's decent as per my sister and most of her friends' experience, and that's out here, the #$*! of the US, New Mexico, the place everything thinks is actually Mexico and 3rd world).

      Yeah, Wish List might be a good option for you, at least on the cheap, at least for right now until you can afford a better one, or move out of there.   You could also cross reference online for build quality reviews, though a lot of decent stuff does get picked up fast, there's often a fair amount of options.

    4. RyuKisargi

      RyuKisargi

      At least a HDD can be kinda cheap man.

      Eugh on your Laptop though. Why can't you telecom through your desktop? You shouldn't have to jobhunt. :(

  10. Got my hands on an early access build that runs Crash Team Racing near-perfectly. Also DQXIS' 2D mode is kind of playable but the graphics are corrupt. It looks like the red and blue channels are swapped. Sometimes the text renderer glitches out, with letters missing or flashing, and sometimes they'll make weird shapes that can look like cracks in a screen. Still no FMV playback so some cutscenes are just a black screen. Thankfully the Switch version has "(Y) to skip". 3D mode still crashes while loading. Also noticed it let me set my name to Erdrick (I didn't even think about it). Is this supposed to be possible in the Switch version? PC version wouldn't let me.
  11. The game shouldn't be soloable if it's multiplayer? So you shouldn't be able to play at all when all your friends are offline? The game is soloable *because* you can rent offline players as NPC party members. If the game was offline-only that wouldn't be a possibility. Lol I'm serious though. All the clunky multiplayer mechanics that felt forced in IX have been improved and actually work very well in an MMO environment.
  12. Good point about the other players. That's actually what I usually end up doing. I wish I could still play but I'm broke. Haven't been able to really play in at least a year.
  13. If they were going to localized the game it would make more sense to keep it online. As Aust said, the localization costs would be massive. If they paid to localize the game they'd likely need recurring payments of some kind to profit.
  14. I enjoyed F is for Family Season 4. It's too short though.
  15. I haven't seen it in this thread but I've seen people on the Den say they don't want it just because it's an MMO. Usually they say something to the effect of "I hated WOW/Ragnarok/FF14 so I don't want an MMO at all, it's dumb and shouldn't be localized" without considering the fact the DQX is absolutely nothing like these games.
  16. That explains why people aren't currently playing it, but does not explain people saying "it's an MMO I don't want it to come out here".
  17. In game chat is relegated to relatively short messages, but more can be said in Japanese than in English with the space we're given. I bet an official localization would up the message size limit at least a bit. Either way, it's totally usable. There is no native voice chat but in a world of Steam, Discord, TeamViewer, etc. it's really not a problem. If I'm playing with a group that has mics we can use another program, and I have no desire to hear 1000 randos eating their mics in a town square.
  18. Iggy, have you *played* X? Some of your points seem pretty far off. Most of X is easier than XI without Draconian Quest settings. There are some difficult bosses and some very challenging "bonus" stuff, but as far as the story goes it's soooo easy. It's a bit of a time sink but it's worthy of your time. Imagine DQXI but you can party up with others kind of like IX, and your turns in battle are determined by an invisible timer rather than a set order. DQX isn't a typical MMO. For all the people here who absolutely love VIII, IX and XI I can't for the life of me understand why they completely dismiss X. It doesn't feel like an MMO at all. It's just like any other DQ game but other people exist. You don't even have to interact with others if you don't want. You *can* grind for god-tier equipment, but it's not necessary unless you've already done all the story content and are just going after the extra strong bosses. Especially if you do play with other people, because usually there will be *someone* in your party who is massively OP.
  19. Is this character a reference to the story of the Velveteen Rabbit? Apparently her Japanese name is Velvet.
  20. So far I can run the Switch version of Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy in Yuzu, which is kind of pointless since I have the PC version. None of my other games run properly yet. But I've seen many Nintendo 1st party games that run great, I just don't play many Nintendo games. I bought the Switch to play 3rd party titles wherever. SMO was cool, and so was MK8D, but I've had my fill of Oddessey and as soon as CTR Nitro Fueled dropped I had no reason to ever go back to Mario Kart. (Unfortunately CTRNF crashes before the title screen in Yuzu still.)
  21. P R O G R E S S Just last week DQXIS wouldn't reach it's title screen. (The opening video still doesn't play properly, but can be skipped now.) It's not playbable, at least in 3D mode, and takes eons to get to even this point so I haven't tried 2D mode yet. But you can create a new adventure log with a name. Also just last week, the tiles in DQ3 wouldn't line up properly. Now the backgrounds display fine! The game still runs too fast though..., And text is kind of... garbled, for lack of a better term. Terry's Wonderland Retro still hasn't got any video output but I can tell the Gameboy emulator is otherwise working in Yuzu because I can hear sound and make it into the prologue. DQX is still just an infinite loading screen. I suspect it's waiting for a response from the Switch's browser for the login process. Yuzu doesn't appear to have a browser. I doubt even with a browser this game would actually run in the emulator yet, if ever, based on the need to connect to SE's servers to play at all. But hey, Dolphin managed it just months before the Wii version was discontinued. I haven't tested DQ1 or DQ2 today but they had the same issues as DQ3 before, I'm willing to guess they're at about the same state as DQ3 right now. So basically, emulating DQ Switch games isn't on the table yet, but may not be too far off. Particularly XIS, as I am sure supporting Unreal Engine is *something* of a priority for the Yuzu devs, considering how many games are built upon it.
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