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  1. Honestly, DQ5's party wins my vote. Haven't played Swords or XI yet, though I plan to play XI later this year for myself if given the chance, so I won't comment on those (though I do like XI's main cast quite a lot). The other DQ's like DQ7 and DQ4 had memorable main characters with notable personalities, whether you hated their personality or gameplay wise. With DQVI, it's one of the DQs I'm iffy on solely because of how I only liked a few characters and the sequence in Pescani/whatever the official translated name of it is of following Rob/Rod just angered me to the point of me not wanting to play it for at least a couple of weeks. However, at least the party is somewhat memorable in their personalities, but I could care less for most of the cast. Most of the DQV party is pretty bland, aside from Deborah if you ask me.
  2. I avoided playing it for almost a whole month (ehhh I was trying to actually beat Miitopia again and play some more DQ8), but I managed to move the story forwards After doing some grinding to around levels 12-15, I took on the Wight Knight and easily beat him like expected. Now I'm probably just going to try and speed through these next few parts until the next boss since I'm overleveled, though I might do some more fighting to get more gold
  3. I would hardly call DQ mainstream, at this current moment; we'll see what happens with XI S. As well as we get good quality games with decent plot and gameplay that's enjoyable or even localized games that we never got, I really couldn't care less if it goes mainstream or not, in that aspect. However, I'd be happy to see one of my favorite video game series finally getting recognition outside of Japan. I still stand by it being a long time before DQ reaches a point to be considered "mainstream" in the West.
  4. I will not lie, my first thought went to the "Look at all of those chickens" vine upon reading the title Other than that, I liked the video and the multitude of slimes.
  5. This time I tried to draw actual monsters from the games! ^ Bird of Terrordise (HellHawk was its original name, I believe?) ^ Small fry (DragonPup/DragonKid?)
  6. I actually had an idea for a design for both the Hammerhood and Brownie enemies as cats, so I decided to draw them in one sitting Hammerhood Brownie
  7. I finally got around to playing some more of this game, and I managed to get to Stornway, create my companions, and start grinding them up so they don't die as often :') This is the current set up for the team (in spoilers): At the moment I'm grinding in the ruins of Brigadoom despite not fighting the Wight Knight yet. Honestly I'm kind of just grinding for gold if that makes sense? Kind of just trying to build up a small stash of gold for now. As well as that I'm mainly focusing on fully completing the class specific skill sets for each of my characters (except for Reiki as I might transfer him to a class that might not allow use of shields) as the bonuses are quite nice, more specifically the 100+ bonuses of either Magical Might or Magical Mending for Mage and Priest respectfully. Courage is nice for the moment as it gives use of Whipping Boy early on so that way I don't have to backtrack when I aim to get the Paladin class later on since I never really use the Warrior or Mage classes in this game as much as I should tbh. As for why I equipped Winter with a divine dagger, it simply makes it easier to take out some of the monsters nearby where I'm grinding.
  8. So I did some more of these: Aria / Aishe as a SilkWing Melvin / Sir Mervyn as a SandWing-SeaWing combo, I might edit it later when I have the time though I think I might do the cast of another game in the series next, idk but that's probably what I'll end up doing
  9. Oof I made more of the Dragon Quest characters as dragons (specifically the dragon tribes in Wings of Fire) Auster / Arus as a NightWing because simply, I liked the design though it could fit Kiefer as a SkyWing-IceWing hybrid because I honestly couldn't choose between the two, and it sort of fits? Idk And Gabo / Ruff as a RainWing-MudWing hybrid because simply, I couldn't fit him into just one category I might draw some more of these for more practice drawing dragons, though I think I'll eventually do some digital art of them as humans
  10. So I've been drawing more lately and I think I've genuinely improved since when I first started out? Idk, I've been drawing dragons more recently since o o f my dragons are absolutely horrible half the time, but recently they don't look as bad as I thought? Here's some of the art so far: I drew Maribel Mayde as a SkyWing from Wings of Fire, and honestly I think it fits, in a way? Then I drew my OC Holly Crowe as a HiveWing, which is my current avatar atm And this was a random doodle of a kitty.
  11. As of late I've been playing DQ7 lately because it's a really fun game to play during road trips, in my opinion. I've mainly been playing it to see if I could actually finish a save file on my new copy of it since I finally have my own copy (I've been having to use my dad's beforehand) and I can beat the game several times without having to delete a save file. Though I'm saving one save slot open for my sister since she really wants to play it once she's finished with DQ4. I've also been playing to get some more motivation for my AU DQ7 fanfic, and I won't lie, I've actually felt like writing it as of late. Also excited for the release of DQ11 on the Switch, as I didn't really play the PS4 version. While I'm hesitant to play a game on the Switch (I just don't like it for some reason I don't even know), I do want to play DQ11 at some point for myself.
  12. I just started playing some more of my new copy of DQ7 (3ds) and whew boy I have been reminded as to why it's one of my favorite video games aside from Miitopia.

    1. DrippySlimeStar

      DrippySlimeStar

      I'm looking forward to giving it another chance now that I have a real love for the series. I got 13 hours in when the rerelease first came out and haven't gone back since.

  13. Taking a break from Dragon Quest 9 to play some Miitopia and this time I'm resisting the strong urge to overgrind like I did in my...past three or so runs. Tbh I only replay the game so often because the post game is boring after getting all the obtainable classes and beating the Tower of Dread My sister is playing DQ4 currently, and she's really into it. She's already gotten to chapter 2 at this point, though I did have to help her a few times with chapter 1 (it was at that point where I just gave her the guide book). I haven't checked how far she's doing yet in chapter 2, but judging from when I let her play the game last time (she gave up but is trying again) she was around level 13 or so around the point where she'd just gotten to Vrenor so I kind of want to assume she's overleveling again. (She's playing the DS version if that says anything)
  14. I'll have to look into it once I unlock Paladin, then! The amount of defense earned from the class specific line does sound nice to have in the future. I'm close to getting to Stornway, and I've already beaten the Hexagoon. Currently Reiki (main hero) is at level 8 because I had too much fun slapping around the weak monsters in the Hexagon, to say the least. At the moment I have 9 skill points in shields, and have around 884 gold, which will probably head towards better upgrades once I reach Stornway. For my party I do plan on having a Mage and Priest in the party, I'm leaning towards having a Warrior but I'm either or at the moment.
  15. I'm now at the part where the hero and Ivor try to clear the rockslide, meaning actual combat. At the moment I'm just beating up random monsters in the area to level up to at least around level 4, since I don't want to overlevel too much. Currently I'm planning on saving enough money for a soldier's sword and putting his skill points towards shields as being able to use shields in any class at a later point will be nice. I have no current plan for what vocation I plan to put my main hero into, but gladiator or armamentalist (the latter probably for a brief amount of time though) does sound nice, though I might make another character into a gladiator.
  16. I'm going to make an attempt to actually beat this game because I've only beaten it once and I kind of want to try playing it without giving up halfway? Idek, I'm replaying DQ7 since I finally have my own copy of it but I'm taking a break from it so eh. Only reason being my sister wants to play more DQ games and she's actually trying to play DQ4 by herself (long story short I ended up beating the game on accident for her), and I do plan on getting a copy of DQ9 for her so she can play it for herself (she'll probably beat DQ4 before then though). So this is kind of going to be a log for my game progress as I don't think I saw any other threads for general game progress on here and to keep up motivation to keep playing the game while taking brief breaks from it. And so I can feel productive. I won't be surprised if I manage to finish the game before the end of July, but we'll see. I'll just edit this every so often for the team and stats of each member, me and my sister might play multiplayer from time to time if I manage to get the game (I have the money for it atm, I just can't find it). Current team (put under spoilers because it will be a lot): Currently I'm just slogging through the intro and making my way towards actual combat, hoping to finish it sometime tomorrow as I'm in a writer's block and artist's block atm. (I'd work on my stories more but I'm just not feeling inspiration atm, and my small motivation for working on my Miitopia fanfic is because I was very disappointed by the lack of Miitopia fanfictions outside of tumblr. Working on a contest entry involving Dragon Quest, but otherwise, not really motivated.) Anyways let's just hope I succeed in actually beating the game for once
  17. This was honestly way more than I expected, but I'm pleased. I wouldn't be able to do anything with them in Smash because 1) I'm a broke teenager and 2) Smash games just aren't really my thing tbh. Eh, Dragon Quest going mainstream will be better in the long run, I'm just hoping they won't screw Dragon Quest up. And honestly, I'm aware that it will cause annoyances though it isn't really anything new for me, as there are many annoyances in other fandoms I'm in as well (Warriors, Wings of Fire, Riordanverse, etc) that irk me a lot. However, it does tell me that at least Dragon Quest is growing because with more child-like behavior, it does tell me that there are signs of Dragon Quest becoming more mainstream series or starting on that route. Either way I'm happy to see more DQ representation. It was about time, in my opinion.
  18. I tend to get Amos almost immediately as soon as I get the chance and he never leaves my party. Half the time he's in my main party line up for battling and class grinding, he's a very good party member with good party chat as well.
  19. So I actually managed to get 1,477 words on my DQMJ + Warriors fanfic. Huh, that's a pleasant surprise seeing as I'm also working on a DQ9 fanfic and several Miitopia fanfics.

  20. For me it kind of depends on which game I'm playing. If it's DQ6, then I actually do quite like playing while underleveled since that makes me get more into the game then I usually am (and makes me more invested in the classes tbh). However, if it's DQ4 or DQ5 then I prefer overleveling since the last time I tried playing those underleveled I got my butt kicked over and over and it wasn't very fun. Plus sometimes it's more fun to overlevel in certain games anyways. However in DQ7 I like being around the intended level since I like grinding my classes easily and having a semi challenge, and being overleveled is kind of boring (until post game that is).
  21. And from other fandoms. Because I'm bored and it's going to be a long summer break for me, so why not? I'm just going to try drawing random characters and monsters from the Dragon Quest series as cats because it's easier to draw cats but I'm also practicing drawing. I'm just going to put all the characters I've drawn so far underneath a spoiler for convenience. (I'll take requests for Dragon Quest characters/monsters, but don't expect me to get on them right away unless I have sudden bursts of inspiration) Les images~ I'll probably be drawing these at random, but I want to try and aim for finishing most of the DQVII and DQV cast since I've been playing those two on and off lately along with Pokemon Y.
  22. I finally got my own copy of Dragon Quest VII after a very long wait. Can't wait to over grind all my characters again :P

    1. Slimeknight

      Slimeknight

      I am guessing it is the 3DS version.  I beat the PS1 version twice but I have yet to beat the 3DS version although I am pretty far.

  23. I just started two AU fanfics of both DQV and DQVII separately and I love the idea of them both so much already even though I haven't even finished the first chapter

  24. After a nice long break of playing Miitopia, I played DQ5, and now most of my characters are around level 35; I'm currently completing Talon Tower. (My main hero is lvl 40). I may or may not have over grinded on purpose.

  25. Yeah, I thought as much XP I'm probably going to check the manual I have to see what the "recommended level" is to see how much higher my current levels are in the game compared to it even though I don't really trust the guide's "recommended levels" all that much EDIT: Apparently it's 15. Huh.
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