.hack//G.U. Volume 2 //Reminisce Walkthrough Platform: PS2 Memory size: 489 KB ESRB rating: Teen Developer: Cyber Connect 2 Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Written by Forte V4 ****IMMEDIATE DISCLAIMER LOL**** There are spoilers riddled throughout this walkthrough. Don't read ahead, I'm begging you. I'm not going to give you synopses of what happens like some guides, but I'll write what I want. You've been warned. ****OTHER DISCLAIMER LOL**** Every time you scroll through a guide instead of using control+F, God kills a kitten. Please, think of the kittens >:3 ================= Table of Contents ================= <1> Intro [ohsnap] <2> Controls [konamicode] <3> Conversion bonuses [freebies] <4> New Stuff [yay] <5> Affection [heart] <6> The Walkthrough [gaem] <7> Quests [qwerty] <8> FAQ [helplz] <9> Version history [dontread] <10> Credits [awesome] <11> Contact [kickass] ------------------------------------------------------------------ <1>Intro [ohsnap] So, welcome to my first guide ever. This is the first time Iíve ever tried this, so bear with me. If you find any errors, please send me an email at the address at the bottom of this guide. Please include something like ".hack//G.U. guide" or "GU". And now for the part everyone loves to read: the legal babble. This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. This guide can only be displayed on the following sites: www.gamefaqs.com www.neoseeker.com Essentially, this game is unchanged from Volume 1 //Rebirth. You still mash the X button to attack, you still go between areas and Root Towns and the Desktop, and you still have Ryu Books for which you can reap the goodies from :D If you played //Rebirth, you don't really need to read these next sections; instead, skip on down to Conversion Bonuses. Also, notice how this game (and the last) received "Suggestive Themes" on its rating, a game with Pi in it, and the last series had "Mature Sexual Themes". Lol, ESRB. ------------------------------------------------------------------ <2> Controls [konamicode] Because some people either bought this used, or torrented it. (Paraphrased from the manual) =================== Desktop/ Front Page =================== D-Pad/Left Analog stick: Menu navigation/Item selection X button: Confirm selection O button: Cancel selection Select button: Move cursor to "The World R:2" Start button: Hide icons (view background wallpaper) ============= The World R:2 ============= ---------------- Root Towns/Field ---------------- L1 button: Gather party members (useful for giving items) L2 button: Reset camera R2/R3 buttons: First person camera Left Analog stick: Move, menu navigation, item selection D-Pad: Switch target, menu navigation, item selection Right Analog stick: Move camera Triangle button: Open menu Square button: Mount and dismount Steam Bike, brake (Bike) X button: Confirm selection O button: Cancel selection Start button: Options Select button: Change map display ------ Battle ------ L1 button: Gather party members L2 button: Reset camera Left Analog stick: Move, menu navigation, item selection Triangle button: Open menu X button: Attack,Confirm selection O button: Guard, cancel selection ------------------------------------------------------------------ <3> Conversion Bonuses [yay] For converting your //Rebirth clear data, you get all your awesome (hopefully) stuff and stats, and the following: 3 Strange Coffees 3 Fairy Rains 10 Fairy Drops 3 Healing Storms 10 Healing Potions 5000 GP Volumes 1 & 2 trailer If you defeated the Doppleganger in //Rebirth and have the Own King Key Item and defeat the Doppleganger again, you get level 50 Dual Swords and a level 50 Broadsword; both of which are as good, if not moreso, than most level 100 weapons. Once you get your Job Extension, go seek the Doppleganger again, to get another great weapon: a level 50 Scythe, which is also incredibly amazing. ------------------------------------------------------------------ <4> New Stuff [yay] Some changes have happened during the ridiculously long period of time between //Rebirth and //Reminisce, all for the better mind you. 1. Weapon affinity- depending on what kind of weapon you hit with, you will do extra damage or get rid of a shield. This means you can expose the giant enemy crab's weak point and nail it for MASSIVE DAMAGE a lot quicker than in the first game. 2. The Steam Bike has sped up quite a bit. You can now cast Ap Do using a charm (don't know if it's on a scroll for you to learn) so going through fields and dungeons takes far less time. You can now customize your bike to make it even faster and more kickass. TAKE THAT NOBLE GRUNTY D: 3. There are now bike races, for those of you who bothered with Grunty racing in the first series. Fortunately, the campaign that goes with can be completed just by entering races, so if you're like me and hate racing with a passion, you can just drive around in the field for however long you like and then grab the King Chim Chims. 4. Dual Sword weapons now have more hits before the end of their combo (hold and release, stab or whirling blades). You also have to hit an enemy once before you can charge your weapons. 5. Broadswords now have three gauges for charging. Once you reach a certain point, you can create a shockwave when you swing the sword down. You can move while charging, too (without hitting first). 6. Scythes and Fans show up in this game, believe it or not, so you can actually see a Macabre Dancer. 7. During some cutscenes, you now press X to progress the dialogue 8. There are two new field types: cliff and tower. Towers pwn :D 9. The first episode of .hack//ROOTS is available to watch as soon as you log out of The World R:2 for the first time (this may have to do with clear data, if someone would please clear this up for me, that'd be great.) 10.You can now change your party member's equipment in your menu; just hit L1 and R1. 11.The sounds were re-recorded, so they're not quite as clear as they were in //Rebirth. The Rengeki guy's voice has changed and the Mecha Grunty's voice has, too. ------------------------------------------------------------------ <5> Affection [heart] Much like the last series, G.U. boasts a system of affection, which, as the name implies, shows how much your party members like you. There are four levels (least to greastest), red, blue, yellow and pink and you earn up to four rotating circles around the affection gauge. The affection gauge can be found in the party subscreen, or status subscreen. The highest level in this game is pink, without orbitals. You raise affection by giving stuff to the party members, going on adventures with them, and performing their Favorite Action during battle. All party members like Rengekis, so if you have a hard time giving someone else the final blow, you can just go to a hard area, equip Dual Swords, and Rengeki over and over. Sending greeting cards is also a good way to increase their affection. Silabus - 15 hit combo Piros the 3rd - Final blow Alkaid - Healing at low HP Endrance - Final blow Sakubo (Saku) - Final blow Sakubo (Bo) 15 hit combo Antares - 15 hit combo Matsu - Final blow Kuhn- Final blow Pi- 15 hit combo Atoli- Healing at low HP ------------------------------------------------------------------ <6> The Walkthrough [gaem] Because you probably didn't read what I wrote above anyway :D ****ANOTHER IMMEDIATE DISCLAIMER LOL**** This isn't a 100% walkthrough. I took the time to find the most direct path to your destination. If you want an S rank on an area, that's up to you, not me. ****YET ANOTHER IMMEDIATE DISCLAIMER LOL**** I do not know if the locations of monsters are different for other people, therefore, if I say there are monsters here or there, there may be a slight possibility that a monster will show up in place of a monster I said. If you find any monsters in that area that I didn't list, please notify with the name of the monster. I am going completely under the assumption that going to the same area yields the same setup for everyone. I can't help you if you didn't find an enemy in a particular area. ****AGAIN, AN IMMEDIATE DISCLAIMER LOL**** All my directions are given based on the map. Anyway, at the beginning of each Area, I list several things that you may find useful about it, such as what level the area is, how high the item level is and what members I reccomend and their levels. If you have a different reccomendation for whom to take, please contact me. Please understand that I'm not going to change my reccomendations unless I find yours to be comparably better. ============================= Walkthrough Table of Contents ============================= <6.1> Enjoy your AIDA [1st] <6.2> The New Server [2nd] <6.3> Red Haired B**** Rides Again [3rd] <6.4> The Terror of Death again[4th] ------------------------------------------------------------------ <6.1> Enjoy your AIDA [1st] "Is your head just for decoration? You should try thinking before making a big fuss" ---Yata After the intro, start by talking to everyone in the harbor, central, Dome and alchemy districts. Then, head back to the Merce- nary district. Head to Canard's @HOME and talk to Gaspard. After- wards, head to the Central District. I feel for you, admin dude ;_; Now head to Raven's @HOME. Following the resulting scene, add Pi to your party and head to the Chaos Gate to go to Moon Tree's headquarters. Delta: Setting Eternity's Night Moon How did Sakaki know, you ask? Heh, just keep playing. Anyway, after that scene, exit the area, add Kuhn and save. If you stored up any Beginner's Texts or Books, now's a great time to use them. You can now reach up to level 15 on your skill levels; doing so nets you two new skills, both of which will really help out a lot. Chaotic Strike, a new Dual Swords technique, and Shell Breaker, a new Broadsword technique, should replace Swallow Dance and Armor Pierce, respectively. My Skill Triggers ----------------- Dual Swords: Gale Blade, Tri-Strike, Whirlwind, Chaotic Strike Broadsword: Tiger Blitz, Bone Crusher, Twin Moons, Shell Breaker Once you're ready, warp to the next area. ============================== Delta: Galloping Subtle Desert ============================== Area Stats Area Level 43 Item Level 46 Field type: Cliff Enemy Parties: 15 Treasure Boxes: 4 Destroyable Objects: None Mission: Symbol Fragments Party: Pi (level 50), Kuhn (level 50) My level: 50 Avatar battle: AIDA<Anna> Enemies: Kestrel PKers When you arrive here, a cutscene occurs where three Kestrel PKers challenge you. Defeat them (they aren't tough at all). This 1st isle only has a Chim Harvest tree. Once you've kicked your fill, use the Warp Point to get to the 2nd isle. Here, there are six teams of Kestrel PKers and another Chim Harvest tree. Defeat them if you wish, and then head south onto the 3rd isle. This has one team of PKers and another Chim Harvest Tree. After you've dealt with these, head east to our fourth isle. Defeat the single team of Kestrel PKers, and keep going right. The first Symbol Fragment chest is here on the fifth isle, as well as another team of PKers. Head south to the Warp Point after defeating them, and getting the prize. This isle only has a team of PKers. Head north kicking ass to find a nice change of pace: an Avatar battle. Here's the AIDA Yata was detecting. Engage it in battle. If you've played volume 1, you know how to deal with AIDA<Anna>. If not, well, you're in luck, since this'll break you in. After you Data Drain it, you receive Data Seed D (If you played the first series, don't go crazy; you aren't going to have to Data Seed farm like you did with Virus Cores). Haseo wonders what this item is, and most likely so do you. Before you have enough time to start theorizing as to what this is and does, Nala of Moon Tree's Seven Counsel contacts you, telling you to head to the Beast Temple, so, naturally, there's your next destination. There's a single team of PKers on this isle, so defeat them and go west. Another Chim Harvest Tree is on this isle, along with two teams of Kestrel PKers, and the second Symbol Fragment chest. Deal with them and then head north. Your final Symbol Fragment awaits on this isle along with the last team of PKers. Get the treasure, beat the dumbasses, and head to the warp point on the east side of this isle. Now, you've reached the Beast Temple. Oh, and Nala, too. After speaking to him, head inside the Temple and oh, who's this? Why, of all the times to show up, naturally it's Ovan and Gabi's with him. I like how Haseo says that Yata was telling him what he wanted to hear, yet didn't see how Ovan was clearly manipulating him. Genius. After learning about the operation folder from Ovan, an infuriated Haseo decides to talk to Yata about the matter. Grab the Beast Statue treasure, exit the temple, and use the Platform to return to town. Save and head to the Serpent of Lore. There, Yata conviently decides that the G.U. d00ds should indeed go to the operation folder, wherever that is. Naturally, Yata knows where it is (you have to assume it's in the same spot as the one in the real Mac Anu and that Tri-Edge Signs are the only medium of getting to one without admin status) and tells you to head off to the Morrigu Barrow wall at Delta: Hidden Forbidden Bulwark. Here, investigate the Sign only to find you don't have enough Data Seeds (remind you of something?). Conveniently, Yata sends a mail to Pi with a new area with a new AIDA signal. You know what to do. *sigh* Exit, save, and head off to your new area. ===================================== Delta: According Floating Eradication ===================================== Area Level 43 Item Level 45 Field type: Cave Enemy Parties: 16 Treasure Boxes: 1 Destroyable Objects: 14 Mission: Beast Statue Party: Pi (level 51), Kuhn (level 51) My level: 51 Avatar battles: AIDA<Anna> x 2 Floors: 2 Enemies: Carrianne, Goblin Knight Unless you've already started screwing around in other areas, this is the first time you'll see armored enemies, the infamous Carriannes from //Rebirth. Fun. This time around, though, you are equipped to fight them properly. Shell Breaker and Armor Pierce knock out their shell in one hit, so there's a good chance you'll make mincemeat of them before they explode. You can still use Dual Swords against them, but Broadswords are the better choice. From the Platform, head west into the next room to be greeted by three parties of enemies, most likely Carriannes. Own them and head south, then east to a room with 2 more enemy parties. After- wards, head east to find 2 more enemy parties. Heading north, you will find what you came here for: AIDA<Anna>. Best it in battle to receive Data Seed B. Go west to head downstairs. On the second floor, go east, south, then east again to find more enemies. Kick them and go west to find two more enemy parties yet again and some breakable items. Go southwest to find some more suckers. After the battle keep going west. Head north to the last AIDA<Anna> battle in this dungeon. Data Drain this thing for a Data Seed E. There are some breakable items here, so kick them if you wish. Head west, north and finally east to find the Beast Statue and a Platform. Warp outta here. Back at town, save and head back to Morrigu Barrow Wall. Inspect the Sign, and offer two Data Seeds. On the way to the folder, you come across some resitance: a gate keeper AIDA. SKEEIIIIITH! ======================= BOSS: AIDA<Gate Keeper> ======================= Rewards: Data Seed H, AIDA-012 genome data, O-van 01 My level: 51 The Gate Keeper is basically AIDA<Anna>V2. Its attacks are similar but if you don't keep an eye out, you can accumulate some hefty damage. The Algol Maser is particularly difficult to dodge. I find it easier to move, not dash, to the right or the left while its charging, and then keep moving while its firing the Algol Maser and quickly stop. You may or may not dodge it, I don't know I haven't found a better method. The Kobold Blast isn't quite like the AIDA<Anna>'s Kobold Bullets. Dodging it is more preferable than slashing it. The key here is to dash to the left until the bullets come near you, then quickly dash towards AIDA<Gate Keeper> and finally dash to the left when the bullets are close to you. The overall strategy is the same as AIDA<Anna>, just with two new attacks: Pummel it with Skeith's bullets and then slash when you get the chance. It's not quite the pushover AIDA<Anna> was, but it's not exactly the Azure Flame God, either. Hey, it's the first boss, what did you expect, Ocelot? Afterwards, Pi uses the operation folder to commence the immediate shutdown of the AIDA server (again, you have to assume that the operation folder's setup is a direct equivalent of the ones used in the actual server). Notice the .hack//G.U. logo on the screen she uses =) Watch the awesome FMV of the shutdown. However, Haseo logs out rather late, only to see another AIDA<Gate Keeper> right before he can exit. He tries to use Skeith, however another AIDA has him immobilized (here, you have to assume that AIDA can cancel the Avatar transformation). Two mysterious figures arrive on the scene to destroy the AIDA, and Haseo sees a familiar face before finally logging out. ------------------------------------------------------------------ <6.2> The New Server [2nd] "It seems like Atoli still needs to process this new stuff (not surprising, seeing what's happened and aID"---Kuhn After that interesting interlude, you find yourself on the desktop with a plethora of things to check out. You *could* skip straight to The World, but that's no fun, is it? Save and then go to your mailbox. There are five new mails (four if you didn't convert) for you to read. One is from Atoli about her condition (shit sux) one is from CC Corp administration about version updates that I KNOW YOU READ EARLIER IN THIS GUIDE NOW DIDN'T YOU?! There's another from CC Corp announcing the end of all the campaigns I know you finished in the first volume. And the last one is about the bike shops and bike garage opening up. ==== News ==== Online Jack Phase 4 ++++++ Topics ++++++ New Doll Syndrome Spreads (Movie) Mass Hallucinations in "The World" ? (Movie) First Crew Members head for "Village" (Movie) New "BCI" Makes Thoughts Real Doll Syndrome Symposium in Germany (Movie) "Crimson VS" Servers Back Online Kids and MMORPGs: The Good and the Bad Salvador Wild at "Koshigaya" Premiere CG Tours: A Shocking New Type of Fraud Regenerated Organs Transplant Succeeds +++++ World +++++ The Truth Behind ULCs ++++ Tech ++++ The Desert will Save Us? Yep, you heard it right. Crimson VS is back up. That which they threw in volume 1 just to taunt you can finally be utilized. I'm not exactly the best person to consult about this game, but basically you don't get anything out of it other than new cards and the satisfaction of beating Gaspard, but it's a fun deviance to fiddle with. It's played automatically, so you just set up your deck, check out your past opponents, register it, and you're all set. There's one card battle per minute, so you can just leave the game on and do something else, or you could go play The World. Either way, you accumulate victories automatically. For more detailed information, look at the forums. The numbers next to a thread name indicates new things to check out (replying, keywords or wallpapers). ===== Forum ===== +++++++++ The World +++++++++ Server Trouble Victims ++++++++++ Crimson VS ++++++++++ How do I make a deck? How do I use the menu? "Crimson VS" is back! ++++ News ++++ System Trouble +++++++ Apkallu +++++++ A Blade and Edge team (1) My partner is gone (1) You should have seen her (1) Wherever there are Chim Spheres (1) Madam Pi! (1) Be careful (1) Moon Tree Seminar (1) Admired (2) Difficult monsters (1) Chim Chim (4) ++++++++++++++ Official Forum ++++++++++++++ (deleted) Yes, that's its name. Now that you've logged out, you can watch the first episode of .hack//ROOTS dubbed in english. Short summary: Character intros. Meaning virtually nothing happens. It's not a bad show, but it's not exactly SIGN's level, but I'm not here to review anime, am I? When you've logged back in, head to the alchemy district and talk to Atoli to view the scene regarding her condition. Hmm.. Seems rough, eh? Afterwards, log out and check your email. An email from Yata says to come to Raven's @HOME. Can't turn him down, so log back in (yeah, I know it's annoying to view one scene and then log back in to view another one) and head to the Serpent of Lore to view another scene concerning how the rest of the world saw the time spent in the AIDA server. Kuhn got pretty pissed, huh? Well, say goodbye to him, because he'll be unavailable for use for quite some time. Gaspard sends you a short mail telling you to go to Canard's @HOME, so do so and view the scene there. Smooth, dude, real smooth. Log out and read your new email from none other than everyone's favorite mysterious know-it-all, Ovan. He tells you to go to the Hulle Granz Cathedral at Delta: Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground. Do so, to view the scene there. Log out again to check your new mails from Silabus and CC Corp. Now, you've finally arrived in the new server, Dol Dona. Sadly, it's a straight road. No diverging roads or anything cool like what Mac Anu had. Thanks a lot, CC Corp. Anyway, since you're most likely level 51 right now, you can check out the armor shop for some new equipment. There are new spells here, better healing, status cures and two attack spells, Lei Zas (lol) and Ani Zot. Heading north, you'll see a huge building. This, my friend, is the new @HOME. And it's only an intermediate level @HOME. Talk to the guard NPC duck thing, and then go inside to view a scene with Silabus and Gaspard. They automatically join your party. At this point, you can do any of the following: 1. Go directly to the Quest Shop and accept the Steam Scientist Test. 2. Go to the two areas mentioned on the boards for a Cloudy Steel and Cloudy Fur. 3. Go to a random field, wait for the Doppleganger, then own him with a Beast Awakening. Number 2 can still accomplished if you choose number 1, but for me at least, you can't accomplish number 3 if you do number 1 first. So when you choose to accept the quest, head to the quest shop and accept the Steam Scientist's Test, the only one there. Look at the Quests section of this guide for further details. Well, that was a fun little interlude, wasn't it? Once you return, you see a scene involving the Holy Palace Emperor, Sirius, and everyone's favorite overly outgoing tomboy Alkaid. Seems like Sirius has his hand on a treasure he's hellbent on keeping, hm? Yeah, we probably all know what it is, but we'll go along with it for the time being. Alkaid blames you for Sirius' behavior. Yeah, clearly Haseo's fault. Anyway, log out. ------------------------------------------------------------------ <6.3> Red Haired B**** Rides Again [3rd] "Right now it's just me and Alkaid, but we still have a spot open" ---Haseo Log back into The World to view a scene where Alkaid gives you her member address. The Challenge from the Goblins quest is now at the quest shop, so you can do that if you please. ++++++++++++++ Alkaid's stats ++++++++++++++ *These stats are not her base stats, but her stats when you first get her member address. Lvl 49 Twin Blade Dual Swords skill level 10 Affection level: Red, with two orbitals HP: 1011 SP: 210 P-ATK: 38 P-DEF: 39 M-ATK: 15 M-DEF: 48 Fire: 21 Wind: 33 Light: 15 Water: 16 Earth: 14 Dark: 20 Dorje Hatchet -Wind Attack Wall Sheath -Anti-Wind -Empty slot Simple Watch -Empty slot -Empty slot In a nutshell, Alkaid is terrible. Her stats are most likely half of what Haseo's are at this point in the game. The fact she's a Twin Blade doesn't really make up for her pathetic P-ATK stat, and she's likely to die really quickly. Use her at your own discretion. ================================ Theta: Severe Unclean Gray Dance ================================ Area Level 51 Item Level 55 Field type: Cave Enemy Parties: 23 Treasure Boxes: 3 Destroyable Objects: 3 Mission: Beast Statue Party: Alkaid (52) My level: 54 Floors: 2 Enemies: Gaze Knight, Tick Mask After the scene at the beginning of this area, head west and take either the upper or lower warp point. This dungeon is designed in a square, so both paths get you to the same location: a long room in the middle of the square in the west of this dungeon. Defeat any enemy parties and open any chests you come across. The setup for the next floor is the same too, only your goal is east. Once you arrive at the Beast Statue, a scene occurs showing Sirius gone mad under AIDA's influence. And of course, Azure Orca and Azure Balmung are right there with him. Alkaid asks Haseo to join the Holy Palace Tournament with her. Grab the chest and head back to town. Back at town, Haseo decides to go take on the Holy Palace Tourney with Alkaid. Great. Tranfer to Lumina Cloth and go register at the counter. Seems like you have to give up your title as Demon Palace Emperor, huh? Who cares? It was only up to level 50 anyway :3 Log out and check the new mail from Alkaid. She wants to go on a quest with you, to "see what you can do". -_- There are new news stories and forum posts for you to read or skip, too. ++++ News ++++ Topics: Real-Life Card Games are back (movie) The other side of the "window" Linear Train Line begins construction ++++ Arts ++++ "Forbidden" opens its servers! +++++ Forum +++++ Crimson VS -I can't win Apkallu -How do you do. (1) -Battle (1) -In the moonlight (1) -Nice to meet you (1) -Yay! (1) -I saw it. (1) Log back in, and transfer to Dol Dona. Save, invite Piros the 3rd and Alkaid and go to the quest shop to accept the Cat Smiles Sil- ently quest. Go to the Quests section for more details on the area itself. ------------------------------------------------------------------ <6.4> The Terror of Death again[4th] Log out and check your email from Atoli. Check the forums for new posts. +++++++++ The World +++++++++ -She got me... -Area Words (4) Log back in and head to Canards @HOME. Watch the scene and log out again. Read the email and head to Lumina Cloth with Atoli and Alkaid. The Masquerade quest is now available, if you'd like to complete it before you go to the arena. ============================= Holy Palace Tournament Battle ============================= HIROSAWA LVL 50 Edge Punisher HP 1108 SP 144 ca-ge LVL 50 Steam Gunner HP 981 SP 211 kenta LVL 50 Harvest Cleric HP 848 SP 324 Haseo's level: 58 Atoli's level: 56 Alkaid's level: 56 An Edge Punisher and a Steam Gunner? WTF? If your levels don't match up to mine, that's OK. If you're at the very least level 54ish, this'll be a cakewalk. The only way this is ever difficult is if you killed next to no enemies this whole time. If you did, however, the best idea is to keep an eye on kenta, and be ready to Rengeki his ass whenever he's about to use a skill. ================================================================== After the fight, log out and read the email about the Job Extension quest. Time to play as who we really wanted in volume 1. There's a new forum post, but I'll cover that in the Quests section, since it's part of the final quest (which you won't be getting around to until the end of the game). Anyone who remembers the Abyss quest from //Rebirth knows what I'm talking about. Log back in to The World, invite Silabus and Gaspard, and go to the Quest shop to register for the Seeker of Karma quest. Please go to the Quests section for more details. Now that you can use scythes, you can go fight the Doppleganger again for a third rare weapon, Heine's Zero. Check your email from Atoli. She wants to level up with you and Alkaid. There are some new posts, too. +++++++ Apkallu +++++++ -Nice to meet you all (1) -Moon Tree (1) -Looking for a thrusting guild (1) (lol, thrusting) -okpk!! (1) -Wait for meee (1) When you log back in, add Atoli and Alkaid to your party. There's a new quest available; otherwise head to the area. ================================ Theta: Excusing Illusion's Route ================================ Area Level 58 Item Level 62 Field type: Cliff Enemy Parties: 7 Treasure Boxes: 5 Destroyable Objects: none Mission: Symbol Fragments Party: Atoli (57), Alkaid (57) My level: 59 Enemies: Elite Lizard, Steam Goblin, Hell Charm Head west. On this island there are three Chim Harvesting Trees and two chests, one of them holding the first Symbol Fragment. Go to the warp point and head north, beating a few enemies on the way and here there are 2 Chim Harvesting trees and a chest with the second Symbol Fragment. Warp, and head east for your last Symbol Fragment, now head to the Beast Temple to claim your prize. Log out and head to your desktop. You have a new email and from Nala of Moon Tree. What does he want? Who is he? How does he know about Atoli? Is he really a main character? All these will be answered in due time :D. There are a few new forum posts. Read 'em and log back into The World. +++++++++ The World +++++++++ -Cloudy Steel and Cloudy Fur (2) ------------------------------------------------------------------ <7> Quests [qwerty] +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Quest 1: Steam Scientist's Test Reward:Text of Stamina Delta: Airy Engine's Waltz Area Level 48 Item Level 51 Field type: Field Enemy Parties: 13 Treasure Boxes: 3 Destroyable Objects: 3 Mission: Retrieve the memory modules from #Rain and #Cloud Party: Silabus (52), Gaspard (52) My level: 52 Enemies: Black Raptor, Fate Crab, #Rain, #Cloud, #Rain Cloud From where you warp in, there's a single enemy party. The enemies here will probably make you switch between Dual Swords and Broad- sword a lot, so don't try to take on Black Raptor with a Broadsword unless you want to (no real gain or loss). Heading east, defeat the two enemy parties here. Once you defeat the one on the hill, you set the Alpha Ohm device to lower #Rain and #Cloud's defense. There's a chest here, too. Go south onto the elongated island. This has six enemy parties, some breakable items and a Chim Harvest tree. Grab the chest, beat the enemy party on the hill to set the Beta Ohm device and head north, then west. Here, beat the two enemy parties and set up the Gamma Ohm device on top of the hill. You're now ready to fight #Rain and #Cloud. Grab the chest and head east towards them. If you have a Beast Awakening, use it and quickly take both of them out. You think you've won, however, once Haseo tries to retrieve the memory modules, they rise again and do the fusion da-I mean merge to become #Rain Cloud. ================= BOSS: #Rain Cloud HP: 1914 ================= #Rain Cloud isn't as tough as he may seem, unless you didn't set up all the Ohm devices. Then he's hard as hell ^_^;; If you have enough Morale to execute another Beast Awakening, do so, but make sure it's with a Broadsword. Afterwards, run away, charge the Broadsword up to yellow, run back and swing it at the sucker. He should go down in just a few more sword swings. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Quest 2: Challenge from the Goblins Reward: Word of Spirit Remember these guys from the first series? Don't worry, they're much easier. The object of this quest is to ride your bike into the running goblins. The general strategy here is to ride your bike next to the goblin, not behind it. First off, you have to hit Stehoney once. Next, hit Jonue twice. Now, both Zyan and Albert decide to take you on. Hit them both twice. Finally, big bad Martina decides to race you. You have to hit her three times. Try to fake her out, if you're having problems. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Quest 3: Cat Smiles Silenty Reward: Text of Power Theta: Standing Calming Western Area Level 50 Item Level 53 Field type: Field Enemy Parties: 8 Treasure Boxes: 4 Destroyable Objects: 1 Mission: Kick the White Malice Cat Party: Alkaid (52), Piros the 3rd (54) My level: 54 Enemies: Fate Crab, Gaze Knight Remember, kids. Armor Pierce/Shell Breaker is your friend. Immediately after you arrive, Haseo is struck by the White Malice Cat and thus cursed. Your HP and SP are at half their maximum for the entirety of this mission. Don't worry, it's not a severe handicap. Head east to find a chest and two enemy parties. Going south onto the middle island, there are two enemy parties and another chest. Head west (or south if you want to finish the mission quickly). Here, there are two Chim Harvest trees, two chests, two enemy parties and two breakable objects. Finally, go to the southeast onto the last island. A final enemy party, Chim Harvest tree and the White Malice Cat await you. Kick the damn thing three times to complete the mission. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++ Quest 4: Masquerade Reward: Word of Vigor Theta: No Face Infinite Resident Area Level 50 Item Level Field type: Castle Enemy Parties: 24 Treasure Boxes: 9 Destroyable Objects: 5 Blocks: 2 Mission: Bring back the Beekeeper Mask Party: Atoli (53), Alkaid (53) My level: 55 Enemies: Masked Beast, Fate Crab, Gaze Knight Start by heading west and grabbing the two chests. Go south and grab the chest there. Go west, and then northwest to get to the next block. Kinda weird to have no monsters, right? In this block, go east and north and follow the path until the three-way intersection. Head south here, then east to get to a four-way intersection. Check out all the branching paths here to find two fake masks, and the real mask (which will be in the third chest you open at the end of these paths). You'll have to fight a single Masked Beast after getting the Beekeeper mask. However, it will call three more Masked Beasts with its final breath. After you kill them, retrace your steps to the nearest platform. Now, here's where the monsters show up. You'll have to fight your way to the platform through them, since you can't use a Return Feather or Return Wing. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Quest 5: Seeker of Karma Reward: Third Form, 1000 EXP Theta: Burning Fallen Seven Sins Area Level 54 Item Level 57 Field Type: Cave Enemy Parties: Treasure Boxes: Floors: 3 Mission: Retrieve the Mark of Karma Party: Silabus (55), Gaspard (55) My level: 58 Enemies: Goblin Sage, Death Kettle, Steam Goblin Since this place is fairly straightforward, I'll give you the answers to the questions since not many of you have read the in-game official site's backstory. Q. When the Younger Deity lost his life, what happened with his last breath? A. The heavens were created. Q. What name was the Younger Deity given afterwards? A. Cernunnos. Q. The elves built something in order to be treated the same as the gods. What did they build? A. Air Fortress Fort Ouph. Q. The elves infuriated the gods and had their powers removed and their appearance changed. What did they transform into? A. Beastmen. Q. What race did Sol, the God of Creation, create using the power taken from the elves? A. Grunties. Q. There was a race jealous of the Grunties' wonderful wisdom and power. This race is? A. Humans Heading downstairs, you can take either of the two warp points, since they both end up taking you on the same path anyway. Q. The humans that envied the Grunties spoke the cursed words... What is the name of that creature? A. Puchi Pongo (this one was a bit of a curveball) Q. What did the gods create? A. Morrigu Barrow Wall Q. What did the 8 gods do? A. Sealed "Shadows" Take the warp point and head downstairs. Go southeast after the scene. After getting to the Beast Statue, don't open it, but go back to where you last left Silabus and Gaspard. Now go back and open the chest up. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Quest: something or the other THE ONE SIN LOL Theta: Chaotic fortified guard ------------------------------------------------------------------ <8> FAQ [helpz] Q. How long is this game? A. Anywhere from 15-30 hours. Q. I found *monster* *here*/didn't find *monster* *here*. Hax? A. no u. If you found different monsters, please tell me, and I'll add them. I don't know about appearance ratios or anything for monsters. Q. You didn't include such and such a forum post during your walk through! WRY?! A. Either it's a part of the postgame quest, or I simply forgot it. Q. I know this was in //Rebirth, but...who is Anfini? A. She's a Shadow Warlock from .hack//GnU. She's no one important to the story, though. Q. I'm Gabi and I'm hardly in this game at all! :D Why is this? A. Apparently, CC2 decided to shift the focus onto Moon Tree this time around =( Q. Why is Shino's dress white in ROOTS and black in the game's flashbacks? A. She changes her appearance in episode 12 to show her devotion to finding Ovan. Yeah, I thought it was a weird way to show her determination, too. Q. I've never seen ROOTS before playing this game, because I can't wake up at five in the morning to see it. Should I watch it now? A. Well, the biggest parts of it are spoiled for you, but then again, everyone who kept up with G.U. before its release had it spoiled too. Don't worry, you can still enjoy it. Episodes 17 and 26 spoil the biggest secrets of //Reminisce, however, since it's a prequel, you're apparently supposed to know this anyway. //Reminisce just clarifies what you saw in ROOTS, per se. It's up to you. ------------------------------------------------------------------ <9> Version History [dontread] V0.12 7/7/07- changed some info on the first quest, finished section 6.3, added a section on affection and added the Goblin quest. 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