=========================================================================== Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball A FAQ on Christie By Tom T. Thomson (email@example.com) =========================================================================== =========================================================================== *Table of Contents* A Introduction A(a) FAQ Intro A(b) DOAX Intro B Christie B(a) Profiles B(a)-a DOA3 B(a)-b DOAX B(a)-b(a) Stats and what they mean B(a)-c Moods B(b) Items B(b)-a Love Items B(b)-b Like Items B(b)-c Dislike Items B(b)-d Hate Items B(c) Swimsuits C Miscellaneous C(a) Notice on Venus C(b) Gifts and Replies C(c) Holes C(d) Tips on Jump Serves C(e) Tips on Skimpy Suits D Credits D(a) Legal stuff D(b) Contact D(c) Thank yous ========================================================================== ========================================================================== A Introduction ============== A(a) FAQ Intro This is a FAQ on a very misunderstood character, Christie. She's one of my favorites characters in Beach Volleyball and I think she's also one of the easiest to please. All I want to do in this FAQ, is to help people play as her or give things to her, etc... ========= A(b) DOAX Intro Game: Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball Platform: Xbox Rating: M (mature) =========================================================================== =========================================================================== B Christie ========== B(a) Profile ========= B(a)-a The following is from Prima's Official Dead or Alive 3 Strategy Guide: Christie has all the characteristics required of an assassin, and this cold-blooded woman has undergone the ultimate adaptation- excelling in the art of She Quan, which she employs to the fullest. Christie has been hired by Donovan, leader of DOATEC's anti- Douglas faction, and she enters the Dead or Alive tournament to keep an eye on Helena. Nationality: English Birthday: December 18 Age: 24 Blood Type: B Height/Weight:5'10",126 lbs Measurements: Bust 37", Waist 23", Hips 35" Fighting Style: She Quan (aka Snake Fist) Occupation: Assassin Likes: Tomato Juice Hobbies: Driving ======== B(a)-b The following is from the Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball manual: ======== An incomparably cold-hearted woman with all the characteristics required of an assassin. Nationality: British (English) Height/Weight: 5'10", 126 lbs Body Size: B37" W23" H35" Birthday: December 18 Age: 24 years old Blood Type: B Hobbies: Driving Likes: Tomato Juice Favorite Color: Black ======= B(a)-b(a) Stats and what they mean ======= ====== Power: # # # ====== Three... Not a powerhouse. But she does have amazing power if you time things right. I've found the longer the distance the ball travels, the more powerful the spike. By no means that that mean she can hit Tina hard enough to have her fall, but she can get almost everyone else. If timed properly, a spike from Christie can knock down everyone except Tina and Hitomi. Not bad. It could be worse. She could have been like Kasumi, with one... ========= Technique: # # # ========= Once mastered, technique is the best weapon in the game. Use it. For those who have no idea what that means it's simple: it's where you aim. Example: you run up to the net for a spike, after waiting for the best moment to spike you do... and the ball smacks into Lisa who was waiting right in front of the net. She in turn passes the ball to Tina, who was waiting on the far left, and she spikes and scores. Or you could: run up to the net for a spike, wait for the time that will give you the most power, then quickly push the thumbstick/ d-pad to your right and hit that nice big hole Lisa and Tina forgot to cover. That's what technique does. Use it. The AI players leave a ton of holes far to often. If you aim of them, you will properly win. ======= Defense: # # # # ======= Affects two things: blocking and back court perfromance. This is what I have to say on blocking: Why oh why must her strength be the one thing you shouldn't do?!?! Why!? What I'm saying is, despite the fact she's the strongest in this area than in anything else, you should not block. ... Well I guess I shouldn't say that. I do block. But I only let myself block one good block per match. Chances are the block will be their point. It almost always is. So, just to be safe, don't. ========= B(a)-c Moods ========= How to read your Christie 101. What am I talking about? That little picture of her, that's what. I find her fairly easy to read. Some people don't. There are about one key tad bit that you should look for when reading Christie's mood. If she's looking towards your right, she is unwilling. If she's looking towards your left, she is usual. If she's looking at you, head slightly down, she's confident. Okay, now that you know how to read your Christie, what should you expect from her. If she's unwilling, most likely she will stand there and look pretty and let the ball pass her, and sometimes let it hit her. Sometimes, though, she will pass/ receive/ spike the ball. But not very well. If she's usual, she may eat sand for you/ her partner. But not very likely. She will play fairly well.If she's confident, she will do everything in her ability to help you/ her partner win the match. Which is a lot. ======== B(b) Items ======== Or what I like to call: A Fast And Easy But Surprisingly Expensive Way To Get Christie To Love You! Or AFAEBSEWTGCTLY for short. This section will have four part to it: Love Items (One, two, three, and she loves you), Like Items (One, two, three... Nope, she wont marry you), Dislike Items (One... Oops too many items from this category) and Hate Items (O- NO! DON'T GIVE HER ANY OF THESES!!). Fairly strait forward. Note on the notes: The music notes that fly above her head tell you how much she likes you. None mean she doesn't like you, when they don't go away, that's the best time to ask her to a) marry you or b) give her Venus. Note on below: There are three columns. Each column is from a store. Except the first one, this one only applies if you're not Christie. That column is swimsuits. None of her own is included. The second column is from 'Zack of All Trades'. And the last is from the Accessory Shop. Also, the section Love Items has items that you can only get at 'Zack of All Trades'. ============ B(b)-a Love Items ============= Army Knives Blue Guitar British Bread Brown Guitar Gold Revolver Guitar (Blue/Red) Guitar (Brown/White) Knife Leather Steering Wheel Orange Guitar Pistol Pistol (Black) Silver Revolver Sub-Machine Gun Tomato Tomato Juice Turquoise White Guitar Wood Steering Wheel ============ B(b)-b Like Items ============ Andromeda Black Compact Black Bangle Black Velve Black Fan Black Sneakers Centaurus Nail Polish (Black) Black Wristwatch Chameleon Scholarly Book "Anti-Gravity" Camouflage Sneakers Chara Scholarly Book "Clone" Goggle Sunglasses (Black) Eridanus Scholarly Book "Cyborg" Low Profile Cap (Black) Fay Scholarly Book "Time Machine" Oval Sunglasses (Black) Gnome Scholarly Book "Warp" Hawk Union Jack Ball Hydra Iris Kikimora Leto Merrow Nebula Nixie Papagena Penguin Presepe Raven Selene Sidecar Tequila Sunrise Tulip ============== B(b)-c Dislike Items ============== Acapulco Collar Navy Ribbon Alcyone Crystal Ball Pink Ribbon Angel's Wing Doughnuts Purple Ribbon Apollo Frying Pan Red Polka-Dot Sandals Aquarius Grape Juice White Ribbon Arneb Hourglass Cafe De Paris Lavender Cepheus Lily Cherry Blossom Microwave Oven Clover (skirt) Milk Comet Orange Juice Czarine Polka-Dot Volleyball Dahlia Prototype Xbox Dandelion Recipe "Sanuki Udon" Emu Recipe "Sashimi" Fomalhaut Recipe "Shabu-Shabu" Freesia Recipe "Sukiyaki" Gerbera Recipe "Sushi" Gimlet Recipe "Tempura" Ibis Recipe "Yakisoba" Indigo (skirt) Recipe "Yakitori" Little Bear Silver Set Pipit (skirt) Stars And Stripes Ball Pixie Strawberry Juice Ratri Strawberry Millefeuille Reticulum Tarot Cards Sirius Ukulele Sparrow (skirt) Spriggan Taygeta Unicorn Venus Wild Frau Woodpecker ============ B(b)-d Hate Items ============ Acacia Amethyst Algol Aquamarine Antares Balloons Astarte Blancmange Atlas Blue Conch Cancer Blue Origami Cattleya Checked Cushion Cybele Cherry Pie Echo Chinese Dessert Eirene Clover Brooch Flamingo Cute Cushion Gaia Diamond Goose Dolphin Brooch Hela Dolphin Clock Heron Dolphin Sea World Ticket Hummingbird Emerald Kali Flower Brooch Lilac Garnet Mach Green Murex Milky Way Heart Brooch Oriole Jewel Brooch Pegasus Marrons Glaces Pink Music Box Rigel Opal Roane Orange Origami Sasanqua Panda Doll Tiamat Peridot Usas Pink Feather Fan Whale Pink Murex Purple Conch Ruby Sachertorte Sapphire Shell Brooch Sky Blue Feather Fan Sky Blue Shell Star Brooch Swallowtail Brooch Teddy Bear (Brown) Teddy Bear (Pink) Topaz White Conch White Origami White Shell Yellow Feather Fan Yellow Murex Yellow Shell Zack's Autograph Zack's Figure =========== B(c) Swimsuits =========== The following will be just a list of her swimsuit names and how much they cost. Moonstone 170000 Jet 330000 Spinel 170000 Carnelian 170000 Azurite 500000 Onyx 220000 Turquoise 375000 Viridine 275000 Heliodor 40000 Amber 330000 Orthoclase 125000 Sapphire 330000 Emerald 125000 Jasper 500000 Topaz 115000 Pearl 220000 Amethyst 90000 Aquamarine 40000 Citrine 220000 Opal 90000 Jade 375000 Cat's Eye 125000 Black Pearl 500000 Agate 220000 Peridot 275000 Lapis Lazuli 90000 Incarose 40000 Obsidian 115000 Alexandrite 40000 Bloodstone 375000 Ruby 125000 Garnet 40000 Iolite 275000 Flourite 170000 =========================================================================== C Miscellaneous =========================================================================== This section is just a bunch of info on Christie and the game. Random. Or not so. ====== C(a) Notice on Venus ====== You may or may not have noticed that I have placed Lisa's infamous swimsuit Venus under 'Dislike'. This is true. She is the only character in the game that doesn't hate Venus. ====== C(b) Gifts and Replies ====== Now, when you give her a gift (and she likes you enough to open it), she will say something. If you give her a Love Item (see B(b)-a), she will say: "Hee hee, thanks a lot." If you give her a Like Item (see B(b)-b), she will say: "Thanks, I mean it." If you give her a Neutral Item (not included, anything not listed), she will say: "Okay, I'll keep it." If you give her a Dislike Item (B(b)-c), she will say: "What's this supposed to mean?" If you give her a Hate Item (B(b)-d), she will say: "Huh...What is this?" ===== C(c) Holes ===== Before I mentioned holes. These are normally because someone will move to block your spike, but you've already jumped for it. If you're going to block, block. ===== C(d) Tips on Jump Serves ===== We've all seen the jump serve, right? And I'm sure we've all tried it, right? And I'm sure we've all had the ball hit the net, right? Of course! Tip: Watch the girl's left hand (the one outstretched), when it's the right time to finish the serve, the hand will be a fist. The best time to finish the serve is right as her hand is formed into a fist. Also, try the normal overhand serve a few times. The timing on both are more or less the same. ===== C(e) Tips on Skimpy Suits ===== Having trouble getting that really skimpy suit on that really sweet girl? Vist http://www.tecmogames.com/ubb/Forum23/HTML/002790.html This is a link that will take you stright to a thread on Tecmo's website. Fuzzy Fuzzpuppy has a foolproof method. It is a bit complex, but if your hard pressed, I bet you'll do it. (Tip: you don't have to be as strick with going on and off the pool icon in PlanB as he has you.) =========================================================================== D Credits =========================================================================== =========== D(a) Legal Stuff =========== Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball is (c) of Tecmo and Team Ninja. This FAQ, however, is not. This is (c) of Tom T. Thomson, me. ========= D(b) Contact ========= If you want to tell me something about this FAQ or otherwise, my e-mail is tomtt(at)fitzgibbon.com You may contact me through that. ============ D(c) Thank yous ============ I have to thank Xenon/Xereth18 for letting me use their Swimsuit Guide. That guide may be found on the website www.gamefaqs.com Thank you to you both. I also must thank Robert Goode (shipwreck) for letting me use his Loved Item FAQ (which can be found at www.gamefaqs.com) in this FAQ. And of course thank you to you, the clueless fan boy who read this.