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I made this yesterday, tweeted out today. We will see if I get a nastygram for modifying the logo >.<

 

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I made this yesterday, tweeted out today. We will see if I get a nastygram for modifying the logo >.<

 

 

 

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Nastygram? Is that like instagram's copyright system like that awful system on YouTube? Edited by YangustheLegendaryBandit

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I made this yesterday, tweeted out today. We will see if I get a nastygram for modifying the logo >.<

 

 

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Nastygram? Is that like instagram's copyright system like that awful system on YouTube?

 

That or a nice way to say "cease and desist" ;)

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Got ya. Square may not like you addressing one of their "beloved franchises," in a negative light.

 

 

 

 

...I still can't believe SE had the gaul to say DQ was one of their "beloved franchises," when they couldn't bother supporting it for 4 years in the west but now all of a sudden WANT to bring us the games.

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Good point :thumbsup:

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Got ya. Square may not like you addressing one of their "beloved franchises," in a negative light.

 

 

 

 

...I still can't believe SE had the gaul to say DQ was one of their "beloved franchises," when they couldn't bother supporting it for 4 years in the west but now all of a sudden WANT to bring us the games.

 

Hmm- you think Operation Hero and the thousands of folks that got riled up while I was working with Drew is a factor?

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I'm a bit late to the show but I sent in a ticket. I've also sent in a letter asking about it to Game Informer magazine as well as tweeted Square Enix USA, Nintendo and Square Enix (the main account) requesting it. It's 2019 and honestly I can't believe they're dragging their feet on this. The US MMORPG market is stagnant and DQX has a unique combat system and some fresh mechanics. I'm not saying it'll beat World of Warcraft or anything but like Final Fantasy XIV it would defiantly have a dedicated community. 

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Cost is definitely a factor. I've talked to SE staffers at events in the past about this. They weren't able to confirm anything specifically, but hinted at the fact that the fanbase isn't large enough to guarantee a return on the investment involved in localization, servers and maintenance. It's also subscription based, so that cuts back on the amount of the western DQ fanbase that would pay a subscription to play it. Then you have the DQ fans who hate MMOs and refuse to play DQX at all.

Now that was about 2 years ago. It's possible things have changed, and with the new DQ fans brought in by the Smash community they're definitely taking some more changes, such as the DQXI S definitive edition, DQB2, and especially DQ of the Stars, a surprise mobile localization that was previously Japan-only. So who knows? It's possible.

Last we heard from SE on it was hints that Japan was thinking of giving us an offline only version of DQX for western audiences. That news came out sometime last year around the release of DQXI for PS4 (again the news was greeted with mixed reviews from the fans).

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Cost is definitely a factor. I've talked to SE staffers at events in the past about this. They weren't able to confirm anything specifically, but hinted at the fact that the fanbase isn't large enough to guarantee a return on the investment involved in localization, servers and maintenance. It's also subscription based, so that cuts back on the amount of the western DQ fanbase that would pay a subscription to play it. Then you have the DQ fans who hate MMOs and refuse to play DQX at all.
Now that was about 2 years ago. It's possible things have changed, and with the new DQ fans brought in by the Smash community they're definitely taking some more changes, such as the DQXI S definitive edition, DQB2, and especially DQ of the Stars, a surprise mobile localization that was previously Japan-only. So who knows? It's possible.
Last we heard from SE on it was hints that Japan was thinking of giving us an offline only version of DQX for western audiences. That news came out sometime last year around the release of DQXI for PS4 (again the news was greeted with mixed reviews from the fans).


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Hates MMOs
Won't pay for a subscription

Still describes me of 7 years ago, 2 years ago, and today.
If you don't like MMOs then DQX is perfect for you. Totally unlike any of the other MMOs I've ever played.

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It seems closer to PSO1 to me, from what I can tell.

Or now? DQXI.

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Yeah, DQXI Unreal plays incredibly similarly to DQX. The only real differences being that the battle system went back to turn-based instead of active turn-based, and the fact that it's single player only. So many people seem to avoid DQX just because it's an MMO, but really it plays very much like a single player game. You CAN interact with other people, but you can play the whole game without doing so at all - it'll be harder playing solo than with a party, though. You can hire AI party members (taking form as offline players), but unless you are friends with the character that you're trying to hire, they will cost gold. I can't really say wether it's expensive though, as I only hire friends.

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Hi. I've just passed the word to a BR cmm I am on facebook. Let's not lose hope, the brand is in a continuous grow in the west since latest games releases.

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Over the last 4 days, me and a good friend of mine have been trying to rally support via social media and a petition to get Dragon Quest X Localized. In 4 Days we hit 410 Signatures, have had a large amount of support via Facebook and Twitter and now I am reaching out to this forum and its community. I have always genuinely lurked here but use the site all the time for references or just to look up cool stuff about Dragon Quest. Today I am asking for support! Let's not hang our heads and think its never coming, lets all band together and show that the fan demand is in fact there. That's all they want to see and we can show them that. Here is a link to the petition: https://www.change.org/p/square-enix-localize-dragon-quest-x-to-the-west

We also have a Facebook group! The plan is to sign the petition and tweet at the people who can see us and act to get the game localized. If you tweet, link it below and everyone should retweet it. We have a Reddit thread going as well here: https://www.reddit.com/r/dragonquest/comments/g5t0ko/dragon_quest_x_localization_petition/

Please post this information out to YouTubers, streamers on twitch, fans on social media. Make it known! We can do this. We can all have our chance at Dragon Quest X. Please don't give up. 

 

 

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Posted (edited)
On 10/19/2019 at 8:01 PM, Plattym3 said:


 

 


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Well, MMO are always a social experience, the combat is never the main point of them, so if you don't like the idea of meeting new players online - it's just not made for you, no need for hate. As for the combat, MMORPG are known as being addictive because the combat is often built in such a way that would make you want more and more and unlike other games, it's more about performing the same task with little variation. Is it bad? Depends on how you look at it. Shooters are essentially the same: move > aim > shoot > reload > repeat > maybe get a new weapon but what makes shooters feel fun is the movement and aiming, repeating sounds of the weapon which is why people play them. MMO is similar. But essentially, you can pick apart any kind of genre - what matters is the overall experience and MMORPG are great at that.

 

Subscription is the same as paying for your phone provider or paying for bills. MMORPG require constant content updates, events, maintenance, support, new items, etc., etc... Phantasy Star Online 2, for example, is free to play and no subscription but they seriously limit the most basic things in the game, like inventory for example. What else... I think The Elder Scrolls Online is without a subscription but they basically just do less content + more expansions which also cost more money, and the gameplay is nowhere near as good as WoW or FF XIV or even XI. Subscription on MMORPG is necessary, just like DLC are necessary for the majority of the games or lootboxes for multiplayer games - without those things, the developers would have to do way less content and the games would be much worse. You can have some exceptions or developers that do crunch in order to avoid DLC and present themselves as "cool guys" but that's a very rare exception. Of course, we can say no to DLC but then the price of each game would have to be either individual and not standard 60$, and I personally would rather not go that way. 

 

MMORPG is a different genre and anything that's different takes time to appreciate. My word is that it's best not to miss out and try to enjoy the genre but that's your choice. I'm sure a lot of people on this forum couldn't enjoy turn-based combat for a while but once you learn how it works - it's another universe and its own kind of fun.

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If DQX ever got localized, we would force you to play with us.

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Platty, if you like DQXI, and you like the Dragon's Den (I sure hope you do!), you'll like DQX. It's like having a DQ game and the forum community rolled up into one.

 

Would there's be more "outsiders" if we got the game in English? Sure, but I can't imagine they'd be a problem - if they don't like DQ they wouldn't be playing. More likely we'd see an influx of new "insiders".

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Platty, if you like DQXI, and you like the Dragon's Den (I sure hope you do!), you'll like DQX. It's like having a DQ game and the forum community rolled up into one.
 
Would there's be more "outsiders" if we got the game in English? Sure, but I can't imagine they'd be a problem - if they don't like DQ they wouldn't be playing. More likely we'd see an influx of new "insiders".
Agreed, though the Den Team is still usually pretty small. It would be cool if more of the regular posters here played.

But yeah, the community of the English DQX players has a pretty bug overlap with this forum.

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5 hours ago, Erdrick The Hero said:

Platty, if you like DQXI, and you like the Dragon's Den (I sure hope you do!), you'll like DQX. It's like having a DQ game and the forum community rolled up into one.

 

Would there's be more "outsiders" if we got the game in English? Sure, but I can't imagine they'd be a problem - if they don't like DQ they wouldn't be playing. More likely we'd see an influx of new "insiders".

I’d play if it was in English. When I move next year one of the things I’ll be looking out for is making sure the wi-fi in my area isn’t hot #$*! so I can actually play games online again. If those two conditions were met I’d be playing day one. I like the idea of MMOs but, aside from one hardcore WoW player, I don’t know many people who play them and I’d rather play with people I know then randos, and I’d have plenty of people from the Den to play with if Dragon Quest X was in English.

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I’d play if it was in English. When I move next year one of the things I’ll be looking out for is making sure the wi-fi in my area isn’t hot #$*! so I can actually play games online again. If those two conditions were met I’d be playing day one. I like the idea of MMOs but, aside from one hardcore WoW player, I don’t know many people who play them and I’d rather play with people I know then randos, and I’d have plenty of people from the Den to play with if Dragon Quest X was in English.
There's a lot of guidance online. I've said this in a few places, but Nawaria's YT channel can walk you through playing the entire game. And after a while, you sort of become savvy enough to do some stuff on your own. But having her translate the entire story is what made this game fully playable for me.

And the Den Team is usually pretty helpful if you're polite.
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On 5/29/2020 at 4:55 PM, AustNerevar said:

Agreed, though the Den Team is still usually pretty small. It would be cool if more of the regular posters here played.

But yeah, the community of the English DQX players has a pretty bug overlap with this forum.

I was more referring to the experience rather than the specific people, but you're right about the overlap.

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