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I found something a bit odd, and cannot remember if it was this way in he original....all the spells which raise defense (Buff, Etc.) are in the "Other" Section.....I feel Defense would've been more appropriate....

 

....I do not care at all, just thought it was interesting.

In the original, the categories were "Offense," "Heal," and "Others."

 

I'm not sure why this was changed o.O

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That's the boss alright! He was kinda rough to me and I was trying to play it safe. He just hits really, really hard. I also had my party one level above the recommended level based on that Nintendo Quick Start guide.

Tell me how hard he was hitting, because I chumped him and was pissed about the lower difficulty from the original. Perhaps I just got lucky.

He was hitting for about 20-25 and he'd hit twice per turn. Sometimes the second attack would be a Dazzle status effect attempt on the whole party.

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I'm probably below that level currently, since my party is 13/14/14/7.

 

Just got finished with the Young and the Restless, DQ style. I could go on about the characters in that situation, but I'm getting tired.

 

No place to save my game in Greenthumb Gardens. Need to see if there is another place in this area that does.

Two things. First of all, is this your first time playing DQ7?

 

Second, you can save in the inn. There's an open adventure journal on the table.

 

 

 

1. I have played through the PS1 version(I have previous posts that mention that), but that over a decade ago. I also haven't owned the original in years.

 

2. That's an odd design choice, especially since the priest is standing near the desk.

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That's the boss alright! He was kinda rough to me and I was trying to play it safe. He just hits really, really hard. I also had my party one level above the recommended level based on that Nintendo Quick Start guide.

Tell me how hard he was hitting, because I chumped him and was pissed about the lower difficulty from the original. Perhaps I just got lucky.
He was hitting for about 20-25 and he'd hit twice per turn. Sometimes the second attack would be a Dazzle status effect attempt on the whole party.

Eh, it could've been much worse. In the original game, he could cast Firebane to wreck your party hard. This time, I only ever saw him cast Sizz, not Sizzle, so a lot of difficulty went right out the window.

 

 

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I'm probably below that level currently, since my party is 13/14/14/7.

 

Just got finished with the Young and the Restless, DQ style. I could go on about the characters in that situation, but I'm getting tired.

 

No place to save my game in Greenthumb Gardens. Need to see if there is another place in this area that does.

Two things. First of all, is this your first time playing DQ7?

 

Second, you can save in the inn. There's an open adventure journal on the table.

 

1. I have played through the PS1 version(I have previous posts that mention that), but that over a decade ago. I also haven't owned the original in years.

 

2. That's an odd design choice, especially since the priest is standing near the desk.

I was just wondering about your thoughts on the whole situation in Greenthumb Gardens.

 

It is weird, but considering the way things are when you first arrive, it makes some sense. You need a way to save, after all.

 

Also, it isn't the first time in the series that a book was used to save. It happens in DQ6 the first time you go to the real world. You can't communicate with the priest, but interacting with the book on the table in front of him allows you to save.

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That's right, the grey rain. I don't even fear the boss you fight in the town(I definitely remember it being an easy one in the PS1 version), so I didn't worry about trying to save beforehand. It's funny that I didn't even find that by chance, especially since I tend to look at everything(I even read the diary, but for some reason ignored the book in the Inn).

 

Carraway, Lavender, Dill and Cayenne is something I plan on posting about later today, some of it will include things I remember from later on in the PS1 version. Since some people aren't that far yet, I should spoiler it.

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Yeah, it wasn't that I didn't think about a book being a possibility; it was that I didn't see a book there and/or note it.  Since there was a priest, I didn't look for a book.

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There was a town earlier that you could save using the book only in the new version, but I don't remember where it was now.

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There was a town earlier that you could save using the book only in the new version, but I don't remember where it was now.

It was Regenstein.

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In GreenThumb, is there any way to stay at the inn before you use the angel tears? I can save using the book in the inn, but there seemed to be no way to sleep at the inn? I'm past it now, but I just want to know if it WAS possible.

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I've never tried to see if you could myself. ^

 

I wonder if I should do a seperate thread for the Greenthumb Garden scenario. That way I could put a spoiler warning in and not have to worry about embedded spoilers.

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Anyone else notice how easy it is to get snagged on the corner of any object? chests, doors, etc.?

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That's happened to me every once in awhile. ^

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Won't worry about making a thread about this.

 

So on with "As the world turns!" DQ Style. :P

 

(Spoilers for those who aren't at that point yet)

 

 

 

 

This is something I could have posted about for a long while if I ever thought of it any sooner, since the Verdham/Greenthumb section is one of the storylines I remember well enough ever since playing through the game over a decade ago.

 

I've always wondered why Lavender didn't just go looking for Carraway after he left town. After all, she wasn't really committed to the idea of marrying of Dill, since she was only really doing it to erase her family's debt. She was keen on eloping and trying to pressure Carraway into making the decision to do so and didn't seem to care about the consequences it could cause. Of course, tvtropes touches up on this with the trope "Holding out for a hero", as a very possible answer. Lavender obviously was just wanting to be rescued from her problems instead of trying to work through and clear/solve them herself.

 

While I sympathize with Carraway more, I definitely felt that running away was obviously not the best choice. That said, I don't know what I would do in that situation either. Lavender did put him on the spot saying that if he and her didn't elope, she would work him like crazy after she married Dill. She was trying to get him to act, but all she really did was put him between a rock and a hard place/damned if he did, damned if he didn't scenario. He definitely would have felt like he was walking on egg shells if he stayed, especially judging how by how Dill ended up treating Lavender after they married.

 

I remember reading a thread on Gamefaqs(I should start posting on there again sometime in the near future), one of the posters called both Carraway and Lavender idiots.

 

With Dill, I don't blame Lavender for not really wanting to marry him, debt or not. He's just so irresponsible and self absorbed. I definitely agree with Maribel on that(Amusingly she suspects that he gets his pettiness from his dad, who seems to be nicer than Dill. Although considering the debt scenario, the apple not falling far from the tree is probably true in this). He does at least do one thing right later on, stopping Cayenne from slowing killing the new owner and ending with them both leaving town to atone for it.

 

Cayenne, Cayenne, Cayenne... This girl has redefined cray-cray on the hour, by the hour later in the game(With hints of it early on). That said, I like her new name over her old name Kaya(I'm a lover of spicy foods). She also pushed for Carraway to run away with Lavender, obviously because she wanted Dill for herself(she can have him).

 

 

 

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I've cleared the cave in the past and went to Wilted Heart and company in the present.

 

That boss does still have Sizzle. He used it on my party one time. I thought to myself beforehand: If he still has Sizzle, chances are he's going to cast it during the fight. This is one of those times I wish I ended up wrong. Luckily it wasn't used more(I've had nightmare scenarios with him on the PS1, where he's cast Firebal and Firebane on the same turn).

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This happened in Greenthumb Gardens. It's always the prim and prissy ones that you have wonder about...

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They turned Maribel into an SJW! I'm gonna protest Nintendo now.

 

Probably should add that quote to your entries for the Notable Quotables contest.

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I've cleared the cave in the past and went to Wilted Heart and company in the present.

 

That boss does still have Sizzle. He used it on my party one time. I thought to myself beforehand: If he still has Sizzle, chances are he's going to cast it during the fight. This is one of those times I wish I ended up wrong. Luckily it wasn't used more(I've had nightmare scenarios with him on the PS1, where he's cast Firebal and Firebane on the same turn).

I guess they lowered the priority on it, or something. Well, I look forward to a more nail biting fight the next time I meet him.

 

...Oh man, SMT has changed me. I guess it's time to get into Soulsborne games...

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I've cleared the cave in the past and went to Wilted Heart and company in the present.

That boss does still have Sizzle. He used it on my party one time. I thought to myself beforehand: If he still has Sizzle, chances are he's going to cast it during the fight. This is one of those times I wish I ended up wrong. Luckily it wasn't used more(I've had nightmare scenarios with him on the PS1, where he's cast Firebal and Firebane on the same turn).

I guess they lowered the priority on it, or something. Well, I look forward to a more nail biting fight the next time I meet him.

...Oh man, SMT has changed me. I guess it's time to get into Soulsborne games...

Hey, I've been meaning to get into Soulsborne too! We can be Soulborne buddies.

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I've cleared the cave in the past and went to Wilted Heart and company in the present.

That boss does still have Sizzle. He used it on my party one time. I thought to myself beforehand: If he still has Sizzle, chances are he's going to cast it during the fight. This is one of those times I wish I ended up wrong. Luckily it wasn't used more(I've had nightmare scenarios with him on the PS1, where he's cast Firebal and Firebane on the same turn).

I guess they lowered the priority on it, or something. Well, I look forward to a more nail biting fight the next time I meet him.

...Oh man, SMT has changed me. I guess it's time to get into Soulsborne games...

Hey, I've been meaning to get into Soulsborne too! We can be Soulborne buddies.

I wonder which game is the best to start with?

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Not that I've played them, but I hear Bloodbourne is a good place to start. To me, I'd see it as a good start because it's its own thing that gets you acclimated to playing those types of games and there's only one of them. From there, play the other three. Although, I hear Demon's Souls is also a good starting point. I'd say any game that doesn't have a number attached to it. I'm sure you could snoop on a Souls board somewhere and find a much more informed opinion then my own. I'm trash at those games.

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This happened in Greenthumb Gardens. It's always the prim and prissy ones that you have wonder about...

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Maribel: Literally justifying cheating since 2000.

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I've cleared the cave in the past and went to Wilted Heart and company in the present.

That boss does still have Sizzle. He used it on my party one time. I thought to myself beforehand: If he still has Sizzle, chances are he's going to cast it during the fight. This is one of those times I wish I ended up wrong. Luckily it wasn't used more(I've had nightmare scenarios with him on the PS1, where he's cast Firebal and Firebane on the same turn).

I guess they lowered the priority on it, or something. Well, I look forward to a more nail biting fight the next time I meet him.

...Oh man, SMT has changed me. I guess it's time to get into Soulsborne games...

Hey, I've been meaning to get into Soulsborne too! We can be Soulborne buddies.

I wonder which game is the best to start with?

Be like me and improvise it as you go. Have a PS3? Start with Demon Souls, or Dark Souls 1 or 2. If you're like me you'll try and play every game at some point, so it's just a matter of starting with the newest or earliest game.

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I've cleared the cave in the past and went to Wilted Heart and company in the present.

That boss does still have Sizzle. He used it on my party one time. I thought to myself beforehand: If he still has Sizzle, chances are he's going to cast it during the fight. This is one of those times I wish I ended up wrong. Luckily it wasn't used more(I've had nightmare scenarios with him on the PS1, where he's cast Firebal and Firebane on the same turn).

I guess they lowered the priority on it, or something. Well, I look forward to a more nail biting fight the next time I meet him.

...Oh man, SMT has changed me. I guess it's time to get into Soulsborne games...

Hey, I've been meaning to get into Soulsborne too! We can be Soulborne buddies.
I wonder which game is the best to start with?
Be like me and improvise it as you go. Have a PS3? Start with Demon Souls, or Dark Souls 1 or 2. If you're like me you'll try and play every game at some point, so it's just a matter of starting with the newest or earliest game.

Yeah, I was thinking of starting with Demon's Souls. Seems like the wisest move.

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They turned Maribel into an SJW! I'm gonna protest Nintendo now.

 

Probably should add that quote to your entries for the Notable Quotables contest.

 

I saw that quote in the party chat at that time as well.

 

I remember seeing a thread on Gamefaqs about Maribel and her supposed sexism towards men. :P

 

 

I've cleared the cave in the past and went to Wilted Heart and company in the present.

 

That boss does still have Sizzle. He used it on my party one time. I thought to myself beforehand: If he still has Sizzle, chances are he's going to cast it during the fight. This is one of those times I wish I ended up wrong. Luckily it wasn't used more(I've had nightmare scenarios with him on the PS1, where he's cast Firebal and Firebane on the same turn).

I guess they lowered the priority on it, or something. Well, I look forward to a more nail biting fight the next time I meet him.

 

That's probably the case.

 

 

 

I've cleared the next area. Now at the Alltrades area in the past near the casino. Dojo, casino, it's all in the mind!

 

Time for another exciting episode of "Sidetracked by the Golden Saucer".

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The sexism topic was live a few hours ago. So far we've had a gay character topic, sexism topic, and least favorite topic on GameFAQs. Are we missing any other major repeat topics that appear?

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