Warriors of Eden

#1ma3oonyPosted 10/12/2013 1:19:08 PM

after beating the whole series from 1 to 9, now it's the time for 7.
this marathon started on March/April of 2012, and here I'm after a year and a half reached for the final part of the series.

actually i delayed 7 to hear bout localization of its 3DS remake, but it seems it'll take a while to announce, so i'll start with the original PS version, and of course i'll play the remake when the time comes.

i hope that i learned a lot through the series that will make my trip lots of fun
#2ma3oony(Topic Creator)Posted 10/12/2013 4:38:00 PM
reached Rexwood
what a lengthy start , very long
#3Duke DarkwoodPosted 10/12/2013 9:29:19 PM
Very. Slowest start of the series, possibly of any RPG I've played.

Great game. Pacing will take a while to pick up, but once it gets going, it gets going.
"As the good archmage often admonishes me, I ought not to let my mind wander, as it's too small to go off by itself." -Danilo Thann
#4ma3oony(Topic Creator)Posted 10/13/2013 3:25:10 AM
i was afraid of 2 things:
1- using menu to talk/search/open
2- auto AI for other characters

but luckily , the triangle button doing all of things, and i can change AI settings
now i'm fine :)
#5ma3oony(Topic Creator)Posted 10/13/2013 10:33:37 AM
i reached Engow
i need to grind more, i'm at lvl7 but the grinding is slow also the money is low
also i need to open up and buy some equipments, it seems i can't force my way with the old ones on the long way as i'm always pushing through
#6Duke DarkwoodPosted 10/13/2013 12:29:07 PM
i need to grind more, i'm at lvl7 but the grinding is slow also the money is low

Yeah, that's how you know you're playing a Dragon Quest.

You're actually doing fairly well, I think, for where you are, but it is a bit of a rough start, yeah.

I would suggest not buying them completely out every time, however, because sometimes it would mean getting something that would be outdated at the very next town. (However, if memory serves, that will NOT be an issue for Engow - here's a good place to stock up, IF you are so inclined.)

.... Without saying too much, I would have to say that the toughest part would probably be the segment before lots of options open up for you, in terms of gameplay. It's... approximately twice as far into the game as you presently are, or maybe a bit more than that (depends on if you're early in Engow or late in it). That's all I dare say.
"As the good archmage often admonishes me, I ought not to let my mind wander, as it's too small to go off by itself." -Danilo Thann
#7VeghEstherPosted 10/13/2013 2:27:18 PM(edited)
Well even after you have access to the job classes preferably below level 15 the exp to gald rate still sucks.

In fact while the temple itself has a job level cap of 24 it took me 10 hours of grinding (from level 15) just to get those 10 levels.

As for Auto AI I used it as long as I'm not in a boss fight BUT as soon a Maribel hits level 3 for blaze set her Auto AI to the No Magic command when not in a boss fight.

Level 7 is fine I killed the Mt Engow boss only at level 8 to 9 and the boss after that at level 10.

Like my previous post suggests in order to abuse all job classes to master then ASAP stay below level 15 if possible and that's very easy to do due to needing +2000 exp PER level up while most fights are still worth under 100 exp.
#8ma3oony(Topic Creator)Posted 10/13/2013 3:50:07 PM
currently i'm at lvl11, reached Dialac, i'll take a rest for now

in most RPGs and specially DQ, i'm grinding fanatic, but mostly forcing my way through until i reach a good area -Metal Slimes in DQ-, but really in this game, 1 LV up can make a noticeable difference !

i don't know, but i feel that the pace is faster now, but in a wrong way, hope i didn't miss a thing

as for the classes, i didn't reach "Dharma/Abbey" yet, and i read some glimpse on its way, hope it's not complicated as the lines stated compared to any other DQ game
#9j mcdermidPosted 10/13/2013 6:52:51 PM
The job system here is all but identical to the one in DQ6. If you understood that, you'll be fine here.

And, unless you absolutely want to suck all difficulty and fun from the game, don't listen to a thing Vegh says about job classes.

*cue the inane rambling and copy/pasted posts as he tries to defend his game choices*
#10VeghEstherPosted 10/13/2013 9:20:43 PM(edited)
Well in this case the area that first has the metal slimes has a job level cap of 27 But I started that area at level 25 and if you want to still job class grind for 3x Hero's mastered via the Godhand Class its best to not kill the weakest metal slimes at all.

Instead the 2nd weakest metal slimes (the Liquid Metal ones) are better since the area you fight those at has no job level cap (since job levels will still count at level 99.)

But IMHO its still a good idea to master all jobs ASAP anyways since due to all that job grinding you will get tons of gold without having to rely on the 100% luck via the casino's to gold farm.

That and its a good idea to farm job classes and level up at the same time as in the temple itself has a job level cap of level 24 ( so by) freeing the area below level 15 by the time I hit level 25 (10 hours later) I had all 3 pc's at Paladin mastered to end all random fights that aren't against the weakest metal slimes in 1 turn.

After all IMHO job grinding is pointless without whistle and ending every fight in 1 turn.