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  1. If you live in America, the Dragon Quest X IP ban has been lifted! I'm trying the trial out, it's fun!

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    2. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      People's accounts are apparently being flagged on PC now.

    3. Imutone

      Imutone

      Ruh Roh

    4. Imutone

      Imutone

      Yep, I got flagged. Going to use a VPN from now on. Luckily, I got some help about a free VPN service while talking about on Twitter.

      I'll miss the lag free game-play but it's not the worst thing in the world.

  2. Today is the last day to vote for TGA. Dragon Quest XI has been nominated for Best RPG.

    Please vote, every vote counts in the end!

    https://thegameawards.com/awards/#best-role-playing-game

  3. Sadly, I had to cancel my CE of DQ11. On top of Sugiyama being... Sugiyama, my financial situation has taken a slightly worse turn. I'm still picking up the normal version! Just not that big ole fancy CE anymore.

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    2. Imutone

      Imutone

      College! Gotta do full-time this semester.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Nice.  What are you studying?

      Also...ah, those college days and limited paychecks.  Of course my current situation isn't much different, but I do remember what it was like.  Having fun with your studies?  I don't mean the excessive workload, but I mean the material, the subject and where it's leading you?

    4. Imutone

      Imutone

      I'm currently majoring in Psychology. Not too far in actually. I took a Sociology class this summer to start off and it was pretty fun! Looking forward Introduction to Psychology and World History. Not looking forward to Statistics or Biology. Something tells me that I will only find some parts interesting and be bored with the rest. Out of all the majors though, I'm feeling pretty good about Psychology. No idea what I'll do with the degree, but at least I'll enjoy a handful of classes! 

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    2. Imutone

      Imutone

      While I'm disappointed, ResetEra needs to understand he was alive during WW2 and remembers very clearly the war crimes America committed to Japan.  And if they won't take that, he's 87 for God's sake! Just treat it as  'Old Man Yells At Clouds' at this point. Maybe sigh about it and say "God dammit Sugiyama! Not this #$*! again!"

      Many wonderful people work on DQ. If you dismiss a series because of one bad apple, well good riddance! We do not need fans like that around!

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      LOL, yeah, that's actually my visualization of him at this point, only his usual complaint in my mind being "damn those kids wanting my precious, precious, PRECIOUS orchestral renditions!  Buy them in a store if you want them so bad, or go to my concerts!"  *shakes cane into the atmosphere*

      Best friend: "eh...what did you say Sugi?"

      Exactly, silly mortals finding things to complain about when everyone has something to find fault with.  The series is fun, so enjoy it.  It's not like there are hidden messages to "kill the phonies," or "Japan recruits you into its army to take out pearl harbour!"  Or you know, lol, something like that.

    4. Dwaine

      Dwaine

      ResetEra understands very little. All they do is react, conduct witch hunts, and harm their cause. It's some of the best far left cringe you'll find outside of Tumblr and Twitter.

      I wanna give a shout out to long time DQ fan Ice Cypher for giving the best response to this bad news.

  4. Square Enix is conducting a survey. Naturally I had to put down, "localize more games." Forgot to put "stop making garbage PC ports" though. Perhaps someone can do that for me instead?

    Here's the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SQUARECRO

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    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      I did Imutone, but I did something MUCH worse.  MUCH MUCH worse.  I believe I copied over my "extra feedback" response with the "what games do you want" response.

      It was beautiful as well.  I even nailed them on the mobile AND PC ports.  Asked them to please clean up DQ1~3 PS4 and 3DS, as there's no way they tested the horrible plastic mobile character models on fans for feedback.  They're hideous, and do not do Toriyama's work justice.  They would be better off changing them back to the SNES models, and adding in animations.

      Stuff about Nomura being spread too thin.  Needing new producers to keep people in line.

      Nevermind a plethora of other bits I've forgotten now.  It was 12 paragraphs...all for nothing.

      ===

      Aye, Xenogears is amazing.  It deserves more spotlighting and a proper remake or at least an enhanced port that does the original justice (why they should bring in Takahashi).

      There are definitely...sooo sooo many great SNES and even a handful of NES releases we've never seen here.

      Aye, DQ remakes...you and me both.

      LOL, true, but have you played Cross yourself?  I actually prefer it to Trigger.  Trigger is just easier to replay and grasp all the subtleties, as it never makes any bones about what it is, or what it's trying to say.  No hidden gameplay mechanics either, while Cross has quite a few hidden elements.

       

    3. Imutone

      Imutone

      I haven't played Cross myself but I have seen some game play and have listened to the OST. I outta play it sometime but I should finish Chrono Trigger first though.

    4. ignasia

      ignasia

      Definitely.  The connecting points make the most sense if you're finished Trigger, especially if you've seen the Lucca orphanage ending.

  5. Somehow this Valentines DQ11 wallpaper went 100% under my radar. http://www.dq11.jp/funkit/_img/wallpaper/DQXI-V-1280x1024.jpg

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      Guess that rumor of an 8th party member was true. Glad my prediction of it being the purple haired swordsman was right back in the summer.

    2. Imutone

      Imutone

      I guess I should have gave a warning for spoilers. Oops! But to be fair, the real spoiler is learning how they join and what relevance to the plot they have imo.

    3. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      That part I would like to be kept a secret, yes. I figured he was going to be playable after seeing all the trailers. He really gave off that Magus from Chrono trigger kind of vibe (an enemy who becomes an ally). And no worries about the accidental spoiler. That's what happens when we have to wait so long for the game!

  6. Remember that DQX localization letter I sent to Nintendo at the start of the year? The person who wrote the letter found it through Twitter! https://twitter.com/RhysWilde/status/918155530169749504

    1. Woodus

      Woodus

      Wow, what are the chances, very cool

    2. Imutone

      Imutone

      I know! While again, it may have been a futile campaign, it was one with passion and overall introduced me to a new world.

    3. hawkeye77o4

      hawkeye77o4

      XII (12) and XIII (13) hahaha

  7. There's a boss in Cuphead that's a Dragon Quest reference!

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    2. Imutone

      Imutone

      Apparently somewhere along the development, they said this was a DQ reference.

    3. Emptilion

      Emptilion

      Yeah, I noticed. I was wondering if this was intentional or not.

    4. JaybirdC

      JaybirdC

      New DQM Monsters: Punching Slime and Headstone Slime.

  8. Just barely got out of Florida in time. Irma is a beast of a hurricane and I hope my home stays in tact. Other than that, Memphis has been pretty neat so far!

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    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      It did pick up a bit due to the warmer water, but the upper troposphere draft...I forget what they're called, that's drawing it North now, is colder, so hopefully it dies down a bit. As the eye hits land it will definitely die down fast, so hopefully it'll be a tropical storm by the time it hits you Tesla. Still dangerous, but nothing life threatening by default unless your town is prone to flash floods and has poor drainage systems.

       

      In anycase, stay safe Tesla.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      It did pick up a bit due to the warmer water, but the upper troposphere draft...I forget what they're called, that's drawing it North now, is colder, so hopefully it dies down a bit. As the eye hits land it will definitely die down fast, so hopefully it'll be a tropical storm by the time it hits you Tesla. Still dangerous, but nothing life threatening by default unless your town is prone to flash floods and has poor drainage systems.

       

      In anycase, stay safe Tesla.

    4. Neofrodo

      Neofrodo

      Thanks for the kind words Ignasia.

  9. I'm moving into my dorm today! Mixed feelings about starting college but, I'll make it!

    1. KibaTheBarbarian

      KibaTheBarbarian

      keep on going until the quest is accomplished

  10. Man. I've been reading up the history of FFXIV 1.0 and I cannot express enough how much I love Yoshi-P. Would it be overly dramatic to say he's the savior of Japanese MMORPGs?

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    2. Emptilion

      Emptilion

      I believe it. Haven't really had much of an interest in MMORPG's since I quit WOW years ago. But if I were to pick up any MMO right now, it would be FFXIV.

    3. Kakugo

      Kakugo

      Have you watched the youtube documentary around FFXIV that goes through 1.0 and ARR?

    4. Imutone

      Imutone

      I'm currently watching said documentary right now!

  11. Anyone else getting a headache from all the people complaining about no voice acting in Dragon Quest 11?

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    2. Neofrodo

      Neofrodo

      Honestly the anti-VA crowd irritates me far more. But thats something that really needs to be in a topic.

    3. Kakugo

      Kakugo

      I'd love voice acting if it's done good, but I'm traditional enough to not mind its absence. I'm curious to check amazon Japan rating of the game now.

    4. Liamland

      Liamland

      My only concern about voice acting is that it not be replaced by atrocious phonetic dialects. I'm looking at you, DS Tenkuu trilogy remakes.

  12. CIB versions of DQ6 is unbelievably expensive. Now my wallet is paying the price for not snagging it before sellers deemed it "rare." But, the box art is nice and so is the physical manual.

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    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      Game was right up his alley too. You never know.

       

      Sad you missed the bus on the original release. You'd think Nintendo and SE would say...hmm, maybe we should do a special DQ digital release on the 3DS for all DS releases.

    3. Bururian

      Bururian

      The crazy part is that you can still buy DQ4/5 brand new directly through Square Enix on their online store. Too bad Nintendo has publishing rights outside Japan.

    4. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      I bought DQVI cartridge only, I really wish I had the box.

  13. I'm not dead, I'm just playing WAY too much FFXIV. I really wasn't expecting for me to play so heavily for nearly 2 weeks!

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    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      Welcome to MMO's in college...a vicious cycle.

    3. Bururian

      Bururian

      What server are you on? I'm on Sargatanas

    4. Tiael

      Tiael

      Cactuar represent

  14. Got all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. It's... Not as bad as everyone made it out to be. At first, I was drooling blood and had terrible swelling. But even the worst pain was not as bad as I expected.

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    2. mariosmentor

      mariosmentor

      I remember when mine were removed. I was offered sedation, and I took it. One second, they were stickin' a needle in my arm. The next, everything was coming into focus, with a nurse writing stuff down nearby. I'm pretty sure my diet was anything and everything soft for a while afterwards.

    3. Plattym3

      Plattym3

      Binge-watching Michael Keaton movies had me back on my feet after a day or so.

    4. brigam25

      brigam25

      Had bottom-two cut out last year...local anesthetic only. Went to work the next day, and ate half a large pizza in less than 24 hours. I give credit to one heck of an oral surgeon.

  15. Typing an update from my new laptop! An Acer Predator Helios 300! It's a welcome changed from the potato of a computer I've been using.

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    2. JaybirdC

      JaybirdC

      Careful. Windows 10 is a fragile, fragile thing.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      Really? I'm finding Windows 10 to be shockingly durable and stable. Now the lack of user controls and constant spying bothers me.

       

      In anycase, cool you have a new toy to type on Imutone.

    4. JaybirdC

      JaybirdC

      Well, maybe I'm just unlucky. I keep getting irql_not_less_or_equal errors and finding the faulty driver is driving me nuts.

  16. Cute little thing from the DQXI Twitter. https://twitter.com/DQ_PR/status/882907356878602241

    1. Fates

      Fates

      Accurate depiction of the DQ experience

    2. JaybirdC

      JaybirdC

      And people say these games are generic and forgettable.

       

    3. Liamland

      Liamland

      I've never heard anyone say that...who I let live.

  17. I think... I'm going to try to learn Japanese. Any support is very much appreciated!

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    2. ignasia

      ignasia

      Good luck. I'd say if you can afford the Pimsler system, or Rosetta Stone, that's a definite leg up. However, if you're forced to learn in school, I highly suggest finding games that ONLY use Hiragana. Then work on context and syntax, then speech, then Katakana and Kanji. Just my recommendation.

    3. Imutone

      Imutone

      Thank you for the suggestions ignasia!

    4. Dwaine

      Dwaine

      I will thwart you at every turn.

  18. "The Switch has no games!" I beg to differ.

    1. YangustheLegendaryBandit

      YangustheLegendaryBandit

      11/10, would buy it again and again.

    2. Bururian

      Bururian

      This looks awful.

    3. Neofrodo

      Neofrodo

      I like the first trailer for that better.

       

      It looked far more ridiculous. : P

  19. I did some personal reflections on pushing for DQX. I'd appreciate if you gave a quick read. https://imutone.tumblr.com/post/160492543007/reflecting-on-dqx

    1. Liamland

      Liamland

      Eloquently stated and well written. I feel the same way. I was idealistic about our chances and the effort wasn't wasted, because we were fighting for something we truly believe in. I think that hope will always be there for this game, and maybe in 10 years someone will fully fan-localize all the content and we'll get to play it in the same way some of us got to play DQV and DQVI for SFC in the mid to late 90s. Never give up on hope, but realistically it's a tough sell for even...

    2. Liamland

      Liamland

      ...Square Enix NA marketing to convince corporate Japan that the game will be profitable enough to justify all the work and maintenance.

    3. ignasia

      ignasia

      LOL, oh, don't worry, we'll get it. I give it 3~6 months after DQ 11's release, we'll see an official announcement. Though keep pushing, and that was well stated. Not so much a rant as heartfelt and gutfelt feelings put in a pint sized package.

  20. I have gotten several ads on YouTube and seen some Reddit ads about Dragon Quest Heroes II. Could it be? Is Square Enix actually attempting to market a Dragon Quest game?

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    2. Soera

      Soera

      They now have advertisement in Gamestop. Just odd that it shows up after the game has released instead of before.

    3. Imutone

      Imutone

      I don't get that either. But whatever floats their boat I guess.

    4. Erdrick The Hero

      Erdrick The Hero

      It's refreshing to see some effort, but I still feel they are doing too little too late. But if they can get some hype built before the release of XI, that'd be pretty cool.

  21. Almost done with highschool! The last 2 months was a nightmare. Not hard or anything, just agonizingly slow. I want freedom dammit! But in other topics, I hope to get my driver’s license this summer. I was also thinking about starting a campaign to get Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3 localized since Reggie said that the 3DS will be supported into 2018. I don’t have the details nailed, but would you be down for something like that?

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Why not? It certainly wouldn't hurt, and adding in Mori Mori 3 onto 11 and 10 wouldn't add much extra text or confusion.

       

      Also grats on nearly completing high school. Have fun with that newfound freedom. Any idea what you want to do with your life, or are you going to travel the world?

    2. redneckpride4ever

      redneckpride4ever

      To this day I am SO grateful to not be in high school. I wouldn't trade the freedom of being an adult for anything.

    3. Imutone

      Imutone

      I'm heading to college and right now? This goal sounds crazy, but I want to work for Square Enix. I hate how they handle localization and I want to change that. For an IP to grow, you have to localize games often. It seems like everyone but them realized this.

  22. THANK THE LORD; THE DEN IS BACK! I don't post everyday but I won't lie, I was anxiously waiting for the return.

  23. Oh wow! I just got a letter back from Nintendo! It’s about my DQX letter I sent a while back. I’m flattered; I wasn’t expecting this at all!

    1. TheKingOfTheDragovians

      TheKingOfTheDragovians

      That's actually really cool. What did they say?

    2. gooieooie

      gooieooie

      Nice! :D That's awesome! I really hope the campaign ends up working!

  24. My school grades aren't very good right now... Looks like I gotta stop playing DQ8 and get those up. This stinks considering how I'm only 17 hours in the game.

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    2. Bururian

      Bururian

      Hey man, it's all good. The game will be there when you get back, and we're all here to help you out if you have any questions.

    3. Don'tSellTheFlameSword

      Don'tSellTheFlameSword

      Dude you need to get your priorities straight, drop out and devote your life to Dragon Quest.

    4. Neofrodo

      Neofrodo

      Thats the Japanese way alright. : P

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