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Just got to Simpleton where Yangus gets into a bar fight. My favorite cutscene in the game unless they added something better in this version.

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Took a break from the plot to try out the Monster Arena.

 

"Let's get it on"? This announcer sure is something.

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Spent the past while exploring and doing sidequests. I looked up some tips for the Monster Arena, and found that I could get a Golden Golem on an island called Neos... so I set off for there. Got the golem, and then decided that since I was in an area farther along than I should've been, I could take advantage of that and get all the equipment there ;) I spent some time grinding away at the Golden Golems, and managed to buy all of the awesome equipment. Now I'm more than prepared for when I retuen to the plot. :P

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As you've got Goldman, make sure to pick up Brickman and Stoneman too. The three of them together are quite good in the Monster Arena up to like...Rank D, I think.

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Angelo is really useful with Multishot, and with the Ero's Bow I made, I combined a Garter and Hunter's Bow. Got the ship, I assume I'm heading towards Baccarat now. Casino here I come.

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As you've got Goldman, make sure to pick up Brickman and Stoneman too. The three of them together are quite good in the Monster Arena up to like...Rank D, I think.

I've got the brick one! I don't think Stoneman is available yet.

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This game is delightful!

 

I'm addicted to camera mode and the Alchemy Pot. I really hope DQXI turns out as good as this.

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I can't remember if the Double Bubble item was in the original game, but if you're unsure how to use it, using it from the menu uses is.

The next 10 battles you get double gold/EXP. I accidentally used it before fighting the squid outside of Port Prospect.

Where did you get that?

You get it for finishing the Alexandria region stamp card.
Ok, finally got it. I'd actually gone beyond that all, but missed an Alexandria one.

This game is delightful!

 

I'm addicted to camera mode and the Alchemy Pot. I really hope DQXI turns out as good as this.

Addicted to pot? Tell us something we don't know.

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Just arrived at Peregrin Quay. Enjoying it a lot! :wd_coolslime:

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Just hit the exact 12:00 mark, and spent about 2 of those hours in the Ruined Abbey, hunting Mummy Boys and Metal Slimes.  The Metal Slimes being hunted for obvious reasons, and the Mummy Boys to spawn the Dead Bowdy north of Riverside Chapel for a Cameron Codex challenge. I'm now working on the main story in "Ascanther" for a while.  I'm average of Lv 18, with 3rd tier at least on the two skill ladders I'm training my party in.

 

To recap, I'm putting points into 2 skill lists for each character until they top off.

 

Hero:  Sword and Courage

Yangus: Axe and Humanity

Jessica:  Whip and Sex Appeal

Angelo: Bow and Charisma

 

More as it developes! I need to charge my 3DS for a few hours now.

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Angelo is really useful with Multishot, and with the Ero's Bow I made, I combined a Garter and Hunter's Bow. Got the ship, I assume I'm heading towards Baccarat now. Casino here I come.

Casino here you come? Well.....not quite.

 

Seriously though, this is your first experience with DQ8, right? How do you like it so far?

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Angelo is really useful with Multishot, and with the Ero's Bow I made, I combined a Garter and Hunter's Bow. Got the ship, I assume I'm heading towards Baccarat now. Casino here I come.

Casino here you come? Well.....not quite.

Seriously though, this is your first experience with DQ8, right? How do you like it so far?

I heard one of the NPCs mention a Casino in a place called Baccarat, I assumed that's where I was headed next, thought the Casino would be open, how wrong I was.

 

It's great, Jessica's "great". Yangus is funny, Angelo's cool, and the Hero is being his usual Kirito self. I really exploring the fields and finding chests, or experimenting with the Alchemy Pot, it's also cool how they successfully took everything about DQ and blended it perfectly into a 3D world. There are some good tracks in the game as well, I really like the ship theme. The skill point system is cool too, and it gives the characters some more personality, like Angelo is the Charming Paladin, the Hero is the Marty Stu etc.

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I'm loving it, too! First time playing much DQ8, since I didn't play much of the original, and I can definitely see this overtaking VII as my favorite by the end! 

 

Currently in Arcadia. Some stuff is going down, wow.

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Just met Cameron in Port Prospect, I plan on doing some camera quests before taking on Khalamari. I'm loving the 3DS version - so far it's fixed every issue I had with the PS2 version, and I think I might finally be able to feel the love for this game that so many others have already felt

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I am absolutely loving the camera codex quests.

 

As far as the story I have returned to the Abbey to return the ring to Angelo.

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I like the Monster Arena a lot. Just beat Rank D, barely. Anyone know what monsters would be good for Rank C?

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I'm loving it, too! First time playing much DQ8, since I didn't play much of the original, and I can definitely see this overtaking VII as my favorite by the end!

 

Currently in Arcadia. Some stuff is going down, wow.

I love this game enough that it sometimes switches with DQ7 as my favorite. With this new version, I might just make it a permanent tie between the two.

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Got Baumren's Bell, decided to take some time and do some photo questing. Every DQ game from now on needs one of these side quests period.

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Just met Cameron in Port Prospect, I plan on doing some camera quests before taking on Khalamari. I'm loving the 3DS version - so far it's fixed every issue I had with the PS2 version, and I think I might finally be able to feel the love for this game that so many others have already felt

Welcome to the cool kids club.

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I am also enjoying hunting down the golden slimes in each city/place. I'm really enjoying all the extra stuff they've added in.

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I just out for a stroll when Angelo joined and ended up in Pickham. Oops. Hit everything along the way for zoom reasons, but my next week will be going back and doing all that. I'm so overpowered in my equipment though! Haha

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Just met Cameron in Port Prospect, I plan on doing some camera quests before taking on Khalamari. I'm loving the 3DS version - so far it's fixed every issue I had with the PS2 version, and I think I might finally be able to feel the love for this game that so many others have already felt

The cosmos embrace you with loooooooooove...

 

 

Bonus points if anyone knows what game that line is from.

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I'm starting to get the feeling that getting Morrie to join my team won't be easy. You need to complete Rank S of the Arena to do so, and I'm struggling at Rank D :P

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I'm starting to get the feeling that getting Morrie to join my team won't be easy. You need to complete Rank S of the Arena to do so, and I'm struggling at Rank D :P

Well, $#!&. That's not gonna happen till late in the game. I wondered about those 2 and timing...

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I just out for a stroll when Angelo joined and ended up in Pickham. Oops. Hit everything along the way for zoom reasons, but my next week will be going back and doing all that. I'm so overpowered in my equipment though! Haha

 

I totally am not. I made an Iron Axe for Yangus but I need to find some iron nails so I can reinforce my boomerang for the hero.

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