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  1. The point of Builders 1 continued building is the limit is what you're looking to build in terms of scope and dynamics. There are ways to build other types of structures by getting creative. Sometimes with standard blocks you encounter, like Clay, Ash, Obsidian, etc. Then combining them with normal building blocks. Like my Tantegel has a ton of Chalk for it's second floor, as it's a cool white colour (as unfortunately I'm building prior to actually finding the flag...yeah, that part is fun:) I plan to make Tantegel into a floating castle in the sky, with a series of steps just one block up so the townsfolk can still get back to town, surrounded by smaller buildings, and where the useful rooms are either on the ground (for the start of the game), and eventually moved into the air as extensions of the main castle, probably 5 blocks up and higher. Anyway...as to your question: 1) A lot more block types you can make to build innately. 2) More in the DLC. 3) A lot more furniture types, also in the DLC. 4) You can even carve blocks, to a degree, to create small channels if you want, or recesses. 5) You can even switch out whole sections of blocks for another type if you want to create like a carpet on a spot, without destroying the old and replacing it. You even get to choose how big a space you'll switch out.a 6) I forgot one thing critical...Water! Water EVERYWHERE! You aren't forced to create water channels 2 blocks deep at the lowest point on any map only. Now you can create lakes/rivers at any height, and waterfalls heading in any direction. You can even use them to swim and get up cliffs. Of course the system is a little wonky, sometimes you dump water in and it fills up the whole channel. Sometimes you dump water in and it's a literal block floating in air. The cool thing about floating water though...you could make a space age (there are even modern blocks/windows/furniture)...semi space age anyway, floating city with water dripping from it. Or those giant floating cubes of water in Blue Dragon.
  2. Japanese Manga and Anime artists are some of most overworked  and underappreciated workforce in Japan.  Even more of a tragedy when a whole studio and 33 Animators die in a fire:
    https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/07/18/33-killed-dozens-injured-in-fire-at-Japanese-anime-studio-arson-suspected/5931563429835/

    1. Liamland
    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      Yes, quite tragic.  While I've never seen any of their work, I feel obligated to since those animators will never be replaced.  Their stuff seems like it's fairly well animated to boot.  Just adds to the tragedy that they seem talented and the world will be deprived of their future endeavours.  I hope they didn't suffer much.

  3. @Sumez Well I get where you're coming from, but Tantegel on its own is a pretty expansive area, with a lot of extra to do (like using Holy Water on the land to uncover your ore blocks...woe to those who destroy them without it. I guess in the case of Builders, and in this game as well, Post game is the real fun. You can even make monster summoning tickets, which is fun all on its own, both for challenges, or in crafting a death zone, a farming field, and have access to like near infinite everything. The islands are all huge...really really huge. Builders 2 it's even bigger as the upper limitations are way way higher. So for the creators, I think they're looking at it like Terra Incognita is 99% of the game, and the story only 1%. Though for those who only care about the story sections...yeah, that's a totally different way to look at things. You'd think they would split things up into like 10 chapters, and 1~3 are introductions, while 4~10 are challenges to varying degrees.
  4. You still need farming later on though, but you can just divert your villagers to handle harvesting and maintenance. Going by DQ's 9 and 11, the quest systems were devised for 1/4 to be story, 1/4 to be rare item or material gains, and 1/2 to be gameplay related. The gameplay related and rare item/material quests were always about one thing: getting players to use skills and abilities they either wouldn't normally use, or would use sparingly. In ways to teach players how they function and the best ways to use them. In the case of 9, this was always best to do WHEN available, as some if done late can be painful, like the spike return-damage ability, you'd need a Paladin at a low level to take enough damage to return enough damage to kill the armours easily. Anyway, the point is, like with the quest system, and first game, the nature of each section, as Aust mentions, is to teach about mechanics, as like with DQ9, DQB is about end-game and post-game. Take Builders 1. Chapters 1~3 were introductory chapters to 4 and Terra Incognita. Same with this scenario. Same with the first 5 missions in Heroes 2 (I assume the same for 1). They're there to introduce elements and teach how they work for the longer sections later. So the best step would be to change your mindset to how these things work. Get into the groove and learning the mechanics of it. The nice thing about Builders 2 though, is unlike 1, you'll use those elements in the next islands a bit more. Rather than literally do everything brand new, which is a nice touch, and something I'm looking forward to. However given how villagers work in this one, and how many you can have...and that this is more of an ARPG with Builder elements, than a Builder game with ARPG elements, use the villagers to get things going in the village, rather than hope they do work/build useful things for you.
  5. Hey all, this is a fairly straight forward thread. Here I provide you with any and all pre-made guides, helpful hints and wiki's being worked on outside of what will eventually be collected and housed on this site for Builders 2. Have fun! Beginner's Guides: https://www.polygon.com/guides/2019/7/12/20690979/dragon-quest-builders-2-beginners-multiplayer-townspeople-changes-improvements-switch https://gameranx.com/features/id/176756/article/dragon-quest-builders-2-10-tips-tricks-to-help-you-become-a-master-builder-beginners-guide/ Large Compendium Guides: https://twinfinite.net/2019/07/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide-wiki-tips-tricks-guides-more/ https://www.gamepur.com/guide/41738-dragon-quest-builders-2-room-recipes-all.html Note that gamepur is up here because it's bloody strange, just pick any article, scroll down, and it connects first to all related articles, in this case anything labeled with the same game name. Keep scrolling past and it goes to other games. So there's no point in linking individual pages as it just continuously loads all of their pages in one stroke. Since there are a range of articles it counts as a mini Compendium. Walkthrough/Island Specific Guides: https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/12/dragon-quest-builders-2-furrowfield-shrine-locations-and-solutions/ General Tips and Tricks: https://www.rgj.com/story/life/2019/07/12/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide-hearts-galore-and-essential-tips-technobubble/1720011001/ https://www.gamesradar.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-tips/ https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/15/dragon-quest-builders-2-explorers-shores-guide/ https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-fast-travel https://www.usgamer.net/articles/01-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-hammer https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-gain-xp-and-level-up-faster/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-change-your-appearance/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-open-locks/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-access-photo-mode/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-run/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-cook-food-and-basic-recipes/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-five-types-of-seeds/ I HIGHLY recommend checking out BenXC's channel. He's insanely knowledgeable about the Builders games, and quite masterful. Some really useful tips, and he's more than willing to share bugs to take advantage of, here's 22 bits of knowledge that's useful to start out, and really useful indeed, as much is based on unique elements to Builders 2: Room/Material/Set Building: https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/11/dragon-quest-builders-2-room-and-set-recipe-guide/ https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-room-recipes/ https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-set-recipes/ https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-materials https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-recipes https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-spoilspores https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-zenithium/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-diamonds/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-find-gold/ https://www.gameskinny.com/5whju/how-to-find-flurry-feathers-in-dragon-quest-builders-2 Base Building: https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-base-level https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-water https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-what-hearts-do/ https://www.gameskinny.com/jjxt1/how-to-build-a-restaurant-in-dragon-quest-builders-2 Farming: https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-soil https://gameranx.com/features/id/176808/article/dragon-quest-builders-2-everything-you-need-to-know-about-farming-special-seeds-faster-growing-more/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-how-to-make-field-bigger/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-grow-and-harvest-wheat/ Sidequests (Mini Medals): https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-puzzles-guide/ https://www.rgj.com/story/life/2019/07/11/dragon-quest-builders-2-puzzle-guide-and-mini-medal-locations-technobubble/1699888001/ https://www.gameskinny.com/4kss6/complete-dragon-quest-builders-2-mini-medal-rewards-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/tbvf2/dragon-quest-builders-2-puzzles-guide-solutions-and-locations Multiplayer: https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/15/dragon-quest-builders-2-multiplayer-split-screen-play-online/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-upload-your-island/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-upload-and-share-photos-online/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-play-with-friends-in-multiplayer/ Full Guides/Wiki's in Progress: https://video-game-guide-walkthrough.supersoluce.com/solution/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide/furrowfield/
  6. That seems like all of them. So for now, completed. The only thing that is likely to see some work are independent wiki/guides from gamers. @Woodus Do you think I should copy-paste my post above in a new thread to sticky for now?
  7. The only time you'll ever see a print guide from them, is if it's Elder Scrolls, and they can assure like 1+ million in sales, and even then, it'll likely be pre-order only, and no follow up. Only digital. These days, due to GameFAQs and Wiki's divulging game mechanics, and going far further than guidebooks can, and because Prima has to go through a whole legal process to get almost everything in a formal guide accepted through a legal team, so it's not "giving away company secrets," it's not viable. They used to make a lot of money per guide, until around the 2005 period, when legal teams got involved with print media. So to skirt around that, companies now pay for smaller articles pre-created to release the day of or a few days before a copy gets its street date. Though these days given online shipping firms and tactics (mostly thanks to Gamestop's nefarious early practice of releasing some major games early), it's like 2~3 days prior to release. So a bunch of media companies are getting on board (which has to suck for Prima, as it means direct competition), and do these small guides that cost game developers a lot less money. Beginner's Guides: https://www.polygon.com/guides/2019/7/12/20690979/dragon-quest-builders-2-beginners-multiplayer-townspeople-changes-improvements-switch https://gameranx.com/features/id/176756/article/dragon-quest-builders-2-10-tips-tricks-to-help-you-become-a-master-builder-beginners-guide/ Large Compendium Guides: https://twinfinite.net/2019/07/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide-wiki-tips-tricks-guides-more/ https://www.gamepur.com/guide/41738-dragon-quest-builders-2-room-recipes-all.html Note that gamepur is up here because it's bloody strange, just pick any article, scroll down, and it connects first to all related articles, in this case anything labeled with the same game name. Keep scrolling past and it goes to other games. So there's no point in linking individual pages as it just continuously loads all of their pages in one stroke. Since there are a range of articles it counts as a mini Compendium. Walkthrough/Island Specific Guides: https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/12/dragon-quest-builders-2-furrowfield-shrine-locations-and-solutions/ General Tips and Tricks: https://www.rgj.com/story/life/2019/07/12/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide-hearts-galore-and-essential-tips-technobubble/1720011001/ https://www.gamesradar.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-tips/ https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/15/dragon-quest-builders-2-explorers-shores-guide/ https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-fast-travel https://www.usgamer.net/articles/01-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-hammer https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-gain-xp-and-level-up-faster/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-change-your-appearance/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-open-locks/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-access-photo-mode/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-run/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-cook-food-and-basic-recipes/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-five-types-of-seeds/ I HIGHLY recommend checking out BenXC's channel. He's insanely knowledgeable about the Builders games, and quite masterful. Some really useful tips, and he's more than willing to share bugs to take advantage of, here's 22 bits of knowledge that's useful to start out, and really useful indeed, as much is based on unique elements to Builders 2: Room/Material/Set Building: https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/11/dragon-quest-builders-2-room-and-set-recipe-guide/ https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-room-recipes/ https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-set-recipes/ https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-materials https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-recipes https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-spoilspores https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-zenithium/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-diamonds/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-find-gold/ Base Building: https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-base-level https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-water https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-what-hearts-do/ Farming: https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-soil https://gameranx.com/features/id/176808/article/dragon-quest-builders-2-everything-you-need-to-know-about-farming-special-seeds-faster-growing-more/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-how-to-make-field-bigger/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-grow-and-harvest-wheat/ Sidequests: https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-puzzles-guide/ https://www.rgj.com/story/life/2019/07/11/dragon-quest-builders-2-puzzle-guide-and-mini-medal-locations-technobubble/1699888001/ Multiplayer: https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/15/dragon-quest-builders-2-multiplayer-split-screen-play-online/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-upload-your-island/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-upload-and-share-photos-online/ https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-play-with-friends-in-multiplayer/ Full Guides/Wiki's in Progress: https://video-game-guide-walkthrough.supersoluce.com/solution/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide/furrowfield/ === I'll fill this out more later on, but for now I have a ton of stuff to do.
  8. I know, right? The cavern areas as well, the detailed stalagmites and stalagtites, and that she used Obsidian for most of them. That's a lot of gathering. Very easy in Act 3 with the cannons, but Acts 1 and 2? I have to wonder if she expanded the final act any further beyond that point, but it definitely gave me some great ideas for building up my own Tantagel after having access to Steel Doors. Cantlin though? I mean my God. Apparently she just raided everything present, so I'm still unsure of how she managed to get those extra roofing tiles. Unless the large Golems drop them at random (I mean they do seem to drop like 8+ other craftsman items...I've gotten tubs, beds, doors, and I forget what else).
  9. ignasia

    Dragon Quest VI

    These are base test maps.
  10. Brady Guide: https://www.woodus.com/den/gallery/graphics/dq8ps2/guide/Dragon_Quest_VIII.pdf Alchemy (this is much easier to read than even the Wiki, https://dragon-quest.org/wiki/Main_Page, which is apparently down all the time now thanks to Smash Bros. and bandwidth allocations, hopefully it'll be back up, the lesser wiki is nowhere near as good, but its DQ8 pages are decent, probably out of care and consideration, but here https://dragonquest.fandom.com/wiki/Dragon_Quest_Wiki): https://www.woodus.com/den/games/dq8ps2/alchemy.php https://dragonquest.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_alchemy_recipes_in_Dragon_Quest_VIII Skill Trees (this gives a nice breakdown, unfortunately the one here is a bit messy and hard to read): https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps2/583527-dragon-quest-viii-journey-of-the-cursed-king/faqs/40285 https://dragonquest.fandom.com/wiki/Hero_(Dragon_Quest_VIII) https://dragonquest.fandom.com/wiki/Yangus https://dragonquest.fandom.com/wiki/Jessica_Albert https://dragonquest.fandom.com/wiki/Angelo The lesser wiki does seem to use the old PS2 data, and if there is any added 3DS changes, it does not differentiate them (there are), and so far it seems like they haven't added in any 3DS changes. The other Wiki does (I'm not sure if it's complete), so this will be less confusing. At least the alchemy list in the Fandom wiki does indicate 3DS exclusives (should have made it easier), with Asterisks. Though I'd recommend using Woodus'.
  11. Turned out to be nothing but a roundabout celebration of DQ9. Though it is true that 9 is past due for a remake, and is the next likely candidate.
  12. For sure, but it's not in my budget atm. It's a down the road sort of thing. Priority list atm: Switch + accessories Fantasy Life DLC A new UPS unit and HDMI splitter, probably a 3-way. Not sure which to get first or how to prioritize this group but: - Bloodstained (probably PS4, unless the Switch bugs are worked out) - Etrian Odyssey 5, Nexus, and Untold 2 - Sekiro Ys VIII, probably Switch Persona 4 Golden + Persona 5 Royal Dragon Quest Builders 2 (unsure of which version) 3rd copy of Dragon Quest VII 3DS (yep...yeah...call me crazy, but it's my favourite game of all time, and I want a near flawless Super Kiefer utilizing my other two cards for the perfect planned out growth for him...plus it's a lot of fun getting through the DLC maps with just Kiefer) SMT 4 + Apocalypse A number of other games WiiU since it looks like Xenoblade X won't see a Switch release anytime soon. A number of other PS4/3DS games I don't own yet that are on my list of must-owns, and recommended by you guys Switch must-haves like LoZ:BotW, Mario Odyssey, and Smash. New high-end or mid-range gaming rig.
  13. Unfortunately, that's not new stock, just small companies that purchased unsold stock from larger companies who want to move games out of their warehouses. The only sellers now are those small-time amazon sellers. Only one of which uses Amazon's warehouse (so likely bought the excess copies from Amazon, or they use Amazon to hold and ship their stock). So the price is still ridiculously high, and will only go up from here.
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