Hard mode differences

#1kaplyPosted 4/16/2009 5:05:44 PM
So, asking information from people who have cleared most or all of hard mode for this game.

Other than monsters having less HP and that they hit harder is there any other changes to hard mode? More quests? More items? Kind of looking for a reason to actually play hard mode other than, slight monster changes.
#2kaply(Topic Creator)Posted 4/16/2009 5:08:21 PM
Having Mr. Diggs with a dig count of 99 or whatever the max is doesn't seem to be a good enough reason...
#3SagaraSouskePosted 4/16/2009 5:32:14 PM
I don't know where you get less hp from. The mobs seem to have same amount of hp but hit much harder.
#4CiprianoMcDohlPosted 4/16/2009 5:35:47 PM
Some of them have more HP instead of less...
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#5gucrewPosted 4/16/2009 6:26:03 PM
maybe hard mode has more stats gain.

Caedmon at BR125 Normal Mode
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5545/125ysl.jpg

Caedmon at BR69 Hard Mode
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/3676/15089907.jpg
#6SagaraSouskePosted 4/16/2009 7:21:23 PM
No, you can achieve the hard mode BR 69 stat with normal mode at around BR 50.
#7afarinah1234Posted 4/17/2009 1:07:45 AM
They hit harder on Hard mode with the same amount HP as Normal Mode. I think most people had trouble with Baulson Quest(believe me) since bandit here can kill you in one turn(mostly Baulson will be the first one to die in first turn if you are not lucky enough)
#8kaply(Topic Creator)Posted 4/17/2009 2:21:33 PM
So basically no real reason to go through the game again in a new game+?
#9DragoonKain33Posted 4/17/2009 3:54:40 PM
My theory is that since hard mode makes every monster harder, it makes every battle a bigger stat grind than when you played normal mode.

What I mean is that people can abuse the system to simulate a battle to be hard by prolonging the battle in regular mode. In hard mode, the sheer difficutly makes every battle to be prolonged by default (more healing/reviving), and so you would get better stat gains fighting hard mode 'normally' than if you fought the same battle in regular mode 'normallly'.
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