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Alena and Kyril need to team up


He's been trying to do just that for decades.
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I'm in Chapter 2 around level 12 for everyone. Borya (whose name I prefer as Brey, but whatevs, it screws up a DQIX DLC-locked quest pun if it's not Borya) anyway Borya has just learned Crackle, his first multi-damage spell. It does 50+ group damage as opposed to Crack's 10+ single damage. Unfortunately it fails at a rate that often makes it a complete waste of MP.

I hit a bit of a wall at Endor as I'm now training for the tournament with no weapon for Alena, and the base weapons that Kyril and Borya (I think it's basically a copper sword and a cypress stick). Alena has a silk robe, Kyril has wayferer's clothes and Boyra has plain clothes. The spoils in chapter 2 dungeons have not been weapon and armor friendly. I thought about a loop hole for buying weapons like a falcon blade if I use casino tokens to get prizes, but then dismissed it as cheating the concept of the challenge. The biggest hurdle right now is getting strong enough to get through all rounds in the tournament. I'm not confident in their ability to even attempt it right now, given that most regular battles can take up to 5 rounds of physical damage, let alone the mini-bosses from the tournament. If I'm banking on Borya's spells not failing it's not a good strategy. I'll just have to level slightly more, maybe to 14.

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Chapter 3 started out hard because Torneko is really weak at level 1. I was averaging 1 battle per time I needed to go home and sleep for awhile until he got to level 2, and that's with consuming the packed lunch. Humorously, I crit'd a few times at level 1, with no weapon and did 4 damage. Eventually when he's strong enough, around level 3 you can venture long enough to get some decent weapon and armor drops that he can equip. I got a Chain Sickle and eventually an Iron Spear that way. Also got a chain mail drop, making this no-shop quest relatively easy. I had to run from a bunch of battles this chapter, though, especially before I found a strong weapon because monsters with heal spells were near impossible to take down, solo. Healslimes actually have 255 MP. I kept waiting for it to run out, and eventually bailed. By the time I had my chain sickle and a few more levels I could take them out in 2 hits. Eventually the no-shop quest became pretty easy and there's no boss fight in this chapter so I bought my shop and tunnel and moved on.

Chapter 4 for the no-shop quest is pretty easy too. Things are going smoothly because Meena starts out with a copper sword and Maya's magic is strong enough to best most of the early monsters with a single hit of Frizz. There's also their hometown inn, which lets them stay for free, in the center of the available map in Chapter 4. I just picked up Oojam as an NPC so I've got some extra muscle for awhile. I don't anticipate this to be too hard until I get to Balzack's first form, but we'll see. I may be leveled enough by then and with the sphere of silence it should be fine.

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Heh, I remember on GameFAQs some people were surprised at my being level 11 at Alltrades Abbey in Dragon Quest VII.

It's definitely fun going through at a low level, though I invariably end up over-levelled way too quickly, at least in the Dragon Quests that have a job system.

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Eh, I guess I would say I prefer being adequately leveled and adequately challenged. 

 

I'm boring in that way, I guess. 

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On 6/20/2019 at 6:29 PM, Enclave said:

Heh, I remember on GameFAQs some people were surprised at my being level 11 at Alltrades Abbey in Dragon Quest VII.

It's definitely fun going through at a low level, though I invariably end up over-levelled way too quickly, at least in the Dragon Quests that have a job system.

At some point...whenever I get around to actually taking one of my 3DS units and CFWing it, then load up either of my two Super Kiefer saves, it'll be possible to get to Alltrades at level 1!  I actually did that on one playthrough awhile back.  It was a rush.  Not easy.  I took on everything in my path, and was like 8 by the time Arena.  I even used the best gear available normally at that point, though I did have some gear that was waaaaaay ahead, thanks to all those tablets.

3 hours ago, cprmauldin said:

Eh, I guess I would say I prefer being adequately leveled and adequately challenged. 

 

I'm boring in that way, I guess. 

Time and life.  I force time for challenges.  Meaning my backlog remains huge, and just grows.  For however many of those games I end up getting around to (1~2 per year), I gain more games in that same time (3~4 now, used to be 10~30).

So I would say that's wise.

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The most I do for a challenge in a game is a race against other people to see who can finish the game first. I don’t do the best since some games are ones I haven’t played for a number of years, but it’s still fun....until you hit “the brick wall,” while playing.

Case in point: with Super Mario Bros 3, I ALWAYS hit a wall whenever I get to World 7, Pipe Maze. Even when just normally playing the game, that world has always given me troubles no matter what year or what version I’ve played. #$*! the entire world. I legit hate it and save as many items as possible to get through it easily.

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7 minutes ago, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

The most I do for a challenge in a game is a race against other people to see who can finish the game first. I don’t do the best since some games are ones I haven’t played for a number of years, but it’s still fun....until you hit “the brick wall,” while playing.

Case in point: with Super Mario Bros 3, I ALWAYS hit a wall whenever I get to World 7, Pipe Maze. Even when just normally playing the game, that world has always given me troubles no matter what year or what version I’ve played. #$*! the entire world. I legit hate it and save as many items as possible to get through it easily.

Always good to do a refresher course before playing a game, like how to skip worlds, or are there set rules where you have to play all worlds?

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24 minutes ago, ignasia said:

Always good to do a refresher course before playing a game, like how to skip worlds, or are there set rules where you have to play all worlds?

Depends on the race. Most ones I do are no warp races and are spur of the moment, so no real time to practice.

In a Donkey Kong Country race for instance, you can do a no warp barrels any % race (this is mainly for DKC1 since several levels have stage warp levels that instantly drop you at the end of the stage), a 101% race where you need to find every secret, or just a plan old fastest possible race.

 

Really you could set up whatever rules you want to for the game you want to race. I’ve wanted to try and race Link to the Past or Banjo-Kazooie. The latter I could easily race since I’ve played BK SOOOO many times, but Link to the Past would be tough. I love the game, but I never play it that well.

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