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Has squenix made any statements on B2 getting guides, digital or otherwise, any time soon? I have no idea what Prima's situation is, but I know they made enough off the original to cover the author's costs.

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Prima doesn't make print guides anymore.

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On 7/13/2019 at 8:48 AM, Burner said:

Has squenix made any statements on B2 getting guides, digital or otherwise, any time soon? I have no idea what Prima's situation is, but I know they made enough off the original to cover the author's costs.

The only time you'll ever see a print guide from them, is if it's Elder Scrolls, and they can assure like 1+ million in sales, and even then, it'll likely be pre-order only, and no follow up.  Only digital.

These days, due to GameFAQs and Wiki's divulging game mechanics, and going far further than guidebooks can, and because Prima has to go through a whole legal process to get almost everything in a formal guide accepted through a legal team, so it's not "giving away company secrets," it's not viable.  They used to make a lot of money per guide, until around the 2005 period, when legal teams got involved with print media.  So to skirt around that, companies now pay for smaller articles pre-created to release the day of or a few days before a copy gets its street date.  Though these days given online shipping firms and tactics (mostly thanks to Gamestop's nefarious early practice of releasing some major games early), it's like 2~3 days prior to release.

So a bunch of media companies are getting on board (which has to suck for Prima, as it means direct competition), and do these small guides that cost game developers a lot less money.

 

Beginner's Guides:
https://www.polygon.com/guides/2019/7/12/20690979/dragon-quest-builders-2-beginners-multiplayer-townspeople-changes-improvements-switch
https://gameranx.com/features/id/176756/article/dragon-quest-builders-2-10-tips-tricks-to-help-you-become-a-master-builder-beginners-guide/

Large Compendium Guides:
https://twinfinite.net/2019/07/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide-wiki-tips-tricks-guides-more/
https://www.gamepur.com/guide/41738-dragon-quest-builders-2-room-recipes-all.html

Note that gamepur is up here because it's bloody strange, just pick any article, scroll down, and it connects first to all related articles, in this case anything labeled with the same game name.  Keep scrolling past and it goes to other games.  So there's no point in linking individual pages as it just continuously loads all of their pages in one stroke.  Since there are a range of articles it counts as a mini Compendium.

Walkthrough/Island Specific Guides:
https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/12/dragon-quest-builders-2-furrowfield-shrine-locations-and-solutions/

General Tips and Tricks:
https://www.rgj.com/story/life/2019/07/12/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide-hearts-galore-and-essential-tips-technobubble/1720011001/
https://www.gamesradar.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-tips/
https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/15/dragon-quest-builders-2-explorers-shores-guide/
https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-fast-travel
https://www.usgamer.net/articles/01-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-hammer
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-gain-xp-and-level-up-faster/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-change-your-appearance/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-open-locks/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-access-photo-mode/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-run/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-cook-food-and-basic-recipes/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-five-types-of-seeds/

I HIGHLY recommend checking out BenXC's channel.  He's insanely knowledgeable about the Builders games, and quite masterful.  Some really useful tips, and he's more than willing to share bugs to take advantage of, here's 22 bits of knowledge that's useful to start out, and really useful indeed, as much is based on unique elements to Builders 2:

Room/Material/Set Building:
https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/11/dragon-quest-builders-2-room-and-set-recipe-guide/
https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-room-recipes/
https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-set-recipes/
https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-materials
https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-recipes
https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-spoilspores
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-zenithium/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-get-diamonds/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-find-gold/

Base Building:
https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-base-level
https://www.usgamer.net/articles/03-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-water
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-what-hearts-do/

Farming:
https://www.usgamer.net/articles/02-07-2019-dragon-quest-builders-2-soil
https://gameranx.com/features/id/176808/article/dragon-quest-builders-2-everything-you-need-to-know-about-farming-special-seeds-faster-growing-more/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-how-to-make-field-bigger/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-grow-and-harvest-wheat/

Sidequests:
https://www.gameshedge.com/dragon-quest-builders-2-puzzles-guide/
https://www.rgj.com/story/life/2019/07/11/dragon-quest-builders-2-puzzle-guide-and-mini-medal-locations-technobubble/1699888001/

Multiplayer:
https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/15/dragon-quest-builders-2-multiplayer-split-screen-play-online/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-upload-your-island/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-upload-and-share-photos-online/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/guides/dragon-quest-builders-2-how-to-play-with-friends-in-multiplayer/

Full Guides/Wiki's in Progress:
https://video-game-guide-walkthrough.supersoluce.com/solution/dragon-quest-builders-2-guide/furrowfield/

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I'll fill this out more later on, but for now I have a ton of stuff to do.

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I have two of the Japanese guides.  Here are some pictures I took of one, last night, that has room recipes with pictures.  The text is in Japanese, but hey - the pictures are WICKED helpful.

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That seems like all of them.  So for now, completed.  The only thing that is likely to see some work are independent wiki/guides from gamers.

@Woodus Do you think I should copy-paste my post above in a new thread to sticky for now?

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9 hours ago, ignasia said:

That seems like all of them.  So for now, completed.  The only thing that is likely to see some work are independent wiki/guides from gamers.

@Woodus Do you think I should copy-paste my post above in a new thread to sticky for now?

Yeah, probably isn't a bad idea :thumbsup:

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I was really bummed to find out they didn't make one. I made good use of the first one for recipes and rooms.

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I was really bummed to find out they didn't make one. I made good use of the first one for recipes and rooms.
I bought that first one and loved it. Had it by my side for chapters 1 & 2 and then set everything aside for years.

I beat DQB1 this summer on vacation... where I'd forgotten to bring my guidebook along!

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