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Won another 7500 tokens in the casino, allowing me to get a Rune Staff, another Agility Ring for Yangus, another Silver Platter, and 5 Magic Waters. Still have 8010 tokens to spend in Baccarat's casino later. My time was very well spent.

Did you make yourself an anti-magic staff with that Rune Staff and Wizard Staff?
No, I didn't. Damn, guess it's back to the casino one more time. I need a second Rune Staff, it seems.

It's well worth it if you have Jessica geared towards staves. She does decent physical damage with it too.

My Jessica is rolling with swords, and she deals good damage with the Steel Broadsword.

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I'm trying the Baccarat Casino to get the Metal King Armor, because a certain boss is giving me trouble... But I can't win. I have reset many many times, have not made a profit once yet. :P

 

What's the best strategy for VIII's casino? I was doing my strategy from V, where I saved, and then did the 100 token slots over and over and reset when I made major losses, and saved when I profitted.

The roulette table is the best option.

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I'm trying the Baccarat Casino to get the Metal King Armor, because a certain boss is giving me trouble... But I can't win. I have reset many many times, have not made a profit once yet. :P

 

What's the best strategy for VIII's casino? I was doing my strategy from V, where I saved, and then did the 100 token slots over and over and reset when I made major losses, and saved when I profitted.

Roulette is generally considered the best method for earning tokens in DQVIII. There's a particular set up that will require you to have 21k in tokens or more, which guarantees the best returns.

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I'm trying the Baccarat Casino to get the Metal King Armor, because a certain boss is giving me trouble... But I can't win. I have reset many many times, have not made a profit once yet. :P

 

What's the best strategy for VIII's casino? I was doing my strategy from V, where I saved, and then did the 100 token slots over and over and reset when I made major losses, and saved when I profitted.

Roulette is generally considered the best method for earning tokens in DQVIII. There's a particular set up that will require you to have 21k in tokens or more, which guarantees the best returns.

 

Geez, I've only got 7000 :o

 

What is the best way to put down tokens? All on one?

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Here gooie, this will help. I used this when I played VIII on PS2 and it's very good.

 

https://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/583527-dragon-quest-viii-journey-of-the-cursed-king/faqs/40336

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Dang, they added quite a lot of extra dialogue for Angelo during his explanation of when he first came to the Abbey as a child. Really went in depth to what happened to Marcello and his mother compared to the PS2's version of that scene. I'm liking this extended explanation of the story of Marcello and Angelo though, so props to Yuji Horii for fleshing their story out a little more in this cutscene.

 

On a side note, the voice acting/quality was slightly different compared to the reused lines from the original. It's been easier to tell with headphones.

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Finally in my hands! Better late than never, I say. Certainly feels a bit more nerfed than the original. I'm stomping through the Waterfall Cave without leaving once to buy new equipment or recover. I'll likely face the first boss without ever having to leave and return.

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Finally in my hands! Better late than never, I say. Certainly feels a bit more nerfed than the original. I'm stomping through the Waterfall Cave without leaving once to buy new equipment or recover. I'll likely face the first boss without ever having to leave and return.

 

Yeah, I remember barely being able to make it through the Waterfall cave on my first play through. It was way easier this time. healing/restoring MP when you level makes it way easier.

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I've never found the cave tough. But I always carries a healthy supply of herbs and never spend my MP in the first few hours of the game unless necessary. I've cleared the cave the first time through on the two and half PS2 playthroughs I've done.

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I've never found the cave tough. But I always carries a healthy supply of herbs and never spend my MP in the first few hours of the game unless necessary. I've cleared the cave the first time through on the two and half PS2 playthroughs I've done.

 

Look at Mr. "I employ a proper strategy" over here. Thinking ahead and being prepared.

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Finally in my hands! Better late than never, I say. Certainly feels a bit more nerfed than the original. I'm stomping through the Waterfall Cave without leaving once to buy new equipment or recover. I'll likely face the first boss without ever having to leave and return.

Yeah, I remember barely being able to make it through the Waterfall cave on my first play through. It was way easier this time. healing/restoring MP when you level makes it way easier.

In general, I'd go in an out of a dungeon at least once with each new one I encountered in the game. Just to be safe.

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Finally in my hands! Better late than never, I say. Certainly feels a bit more nerfed than the original. I'm stomping through the Waterfall Cave without leaving once to buy new equipment or recover. I'll likely face the first boss without ever having to leave and return.

Yeah, I remember barely being able to make it through the Waterfall cave on my first play through. It was way easier this time. healing/restoring MP when you level makes it way easier.
In general, I'd go in an out of a dungeon at least once with each new one I encountered in the game. Just to be safe.

I've only done that once, at the Ruined Abbey. However, the only reason I left was because I wanted to access the Alchemy Pot, as my team were quite healthy. That full heal on level up makes it easy to remain in a dungeon for a while.

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Finally in my hands! Better late than never, I say. Certainly feels a bit more nerfed than the original. I'm stomping through the Waterfall Cave without leaving once to buy new equipment or recover. I'll likely face the first boss without ever having to leave and return.

Yeah, I remember barely being able to make it through the Waterfall cave on my first play through. It was way easier this time. healing/restoring MP when you level makes it way easier.
In general, I'd go in an out of a dungeon at least once with each new one I encountered in the game. Just to be safe.

I've only done that once, at the Ruined Abbey. However, the only reason I left was because I wanted to access the Alchemy Pot, as my team were quite healthy. That full heal on level up makes it easy to remain in a dungeon for a while.

 

 

I did it this time once you told me there was an iron nail in there so I could leave and make the thief's key.

Alright, just finished up! That ending was great. :) VIII is, without a doubt, my new favorite Dragon Quest game. What an amazing game!

 

Onto the post-game!

 

Don't forget to go apply at the DQVIII Lightspeed quest.

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I've never found the cave tough. But I always carries a healthy supply of herbs and never spend my MP in the first few hours of the game unless necessary. I've cleared the cave the first time through on the two and half PS2 playthroughs I've done.

Look at Mr. "I employ a proper strategy" over here. Thinking ahead and being prepared.

Well, you did give me those kind of skills after all...

 

 

Vocation Title: Yangus: RPG Mastermind

Description: A Vocation where the user access a deep database of system mechanics of other games

Advanced Class (Y or N): Super Advanced

(if so) Previous Classes Needed to Unlock: Mathematician

Spells or Abilities Learned at:

Level 1 - Deep Understanding of Skill tree systems

Level 2 - Application of optimal equipment distribution

Level 3 - Glitching that one fight to net the proper amount of EXP

Level 4 - Surveying a new area for the number of treasure chests

Level 5 - Identifying the true intentions of a character way before the reveal

Level 6 - Deflecting all spells and abilities from the eal class

Level 7 - Ability to clear a 40 hour campaign in half the time

Level 8 - Spell: Get like 10 other people to play the same game as them at the same time

Stat Changes:

HP: +100%

MP: -10%

STR: +10%

DEF: +60%

AGL: -40%

INT: +100%

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Oooh, quest callback!

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I've never found the cave tough. But I always carries a healthy supply of herbs and never spend my MP in the first few hours of the game unless necessary. I've cleared the cave the first time through on the two and half PS2 playthroughs I've done.

Look at Mr. "I employ a proper strategy" over here. Thinking ahead and being prepared.

Well, you did give me those kind of skills after all...

 

 

Vocation Title: Yangus: RPG Mastermind

Description: A Vocation where the user access a deep database of system mechanics of other games

Advanced Class (Y or N): Super Advanced

(if so) Previous Classes Needed to Unlock: Mathematician

Spells or Abilities Learned at:

Level 1 - Deep Understanding of Skill tree systems

Level 2 - Application of optimal equipment distribution

Level 3 - Glitching that one fight to net the proper amount of EXP

Level 4 - Surveying a new area for the number of treasure chests

Level 5 - Identifying the true intentions of a character way before the reveal

Level 6 - Deflecting all spells and abilities from the eal class

Level 7 - Ability to clear a 40 hour campaign in half the time

Level 8 - Spell: Get like 10 other people to play the same game as them at the same time

 

Stat Changes:

HP: +100%

MP: -10%

STR: +10%

DEF: +60%

AGL: -40%

INT: +100%

 

It's all my fault.

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I've never found the cave tough. But I always carries a healthy supply of herbs and never spend my MP in the first few hours of the game unless necessary. I've cleared the cave the first time through on the two and half PS2 playthroughs I've done.

Look at Mr. "I employ a proper strategy" over here. Thinking ahead and being prepared.
Well, you did give me those kind of skills after all...

 

 

Vocation Title: Yangus: RPG Mastermind

Description: A Vocation where the user access a deep database of system mechanics of other games

Advanced Class (Y or N): Super Advanced

(if so) Previous Classes Needed to Unlock: Mathematician

Spells or Abilities Learned at:

Level 1 - Deep Understanding of Skill tree systems

Level 2 - Application of optimal equipment distribution

Level 3 - Glitching that one fight to net the proper amount of EXP

Level 4 - Surveying a new area for the number of treasure chests

Level 5 - Identifying the true intentions of a character way before the reveal

Level 6 - Deflecting all spells and abilities from the eal class

Level 7 - Ability to clear a 40 hour campaign in half the time

Level 8 - Spell: Get like 10 other people to play the same game as them at the same time

 

Stat Changes:

HP: +100%

MP: -10%

STR: +10%

DEF: +60%

AGL: -40%

INT: +100%

It's all my fault.
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I'm on my way to good ol' Pickham town now! Ol' Yangus is 'eadin' 'ome!

 

 

I decided Angelo will be my swordsman, with points in Staves up till 65 so he can get all his extra spells from that weapon line. Meanwhile I decided Jessica will solely focus on Staves just for something different. I'm also all caught up on the photo quests, and the recent reward was a poison needle. That will be very helpful for any metal slimes who decide to show up.

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I'm about to fight Don Mole, and thanks to some LMS grinding, my levels are 26, 25, 24, 23 on the party. Hatchet Man has come through more times than I expected it to.

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I'm about to fight Don Mole, and thanks to some LMS grinding, my levels are 26, 25, 24, 23 on the party. Hatchet Man has come through more times than I expected it to.

You're a hatchet man of the New World Order!

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Beat Dhoulmagus, got to Arcadia, beat C Rank of the Monster Arena, got destroyed in B Rank, bought some stuff at the Bazaar in Argonia too.

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It's odd there's now a loading gate between the Ascantha and Pickham regions of the world map now. Makes me wonder why one was needed here but one wasn't put between the Maella Abbey and Ascantha regions due to the distance. That's why I assume they put a gate halfway between Ascantha and Pickham anyway.

 

 

They must have re-recorded some of Morrie's dialogue. He no longer has a noticeable space between his personal addressing of whichever character leads the party (in my case him saying "signor," since Yangus is in the lead).

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They must have re-recorded some of Morrie's dialogue. He no longer has a noticeable space between his personal addressing of whichever character leads the party (in my case him saying "signor," since Yangus is in the lead).

THANK. GOD.

 

Game of the Year already.

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