Dragon's Dogma cont.
Bandits 2 stronk edition
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Post your Arisen & Pawns and rate others.
Did they tweak the difficulty for the PC version at all? I remember playing it years ago and Normal was too easy and Hard meant you had to be scared shitless of little bats because they could kick your ass in seconds.
arisen on the left.
I can't wait to romance selene and tear her little girl parts apart
>be questing deep in some woods
>have fun, explore, kill bandits, run into an armored cyclops, kill him, cool loot
>without noticing night has crept up on me
>"Oh well it's not that far ba-..."
>"Oh well at least we have lant-..."
>"Oh well at least I bought a few torch-..."
>immediately start sprinting towards the nearest settlement
>know that based on the map I'll never make it before nightfall
>all my pawns are half-dead from the questing as night settles in around us
>give them some food but they don't eat it
>find a fireplace from a bandit camp I cleared out a ways back
>huddle around it
>"We're going to be fi-..."
>one of the pawns, a dwarf-girl ruins the fire
>someone's getting 1 star in helpfulness
>it's now pitch black
>one my pawns starts talking about wolves
>see shadows at the corners of my eye
>at this point I'm getting paranoid and got my bow raised at everything
>hear loud metallic clunking and the rattling of bones as some large shadow strides among the wolves in the distance...
I fucking love this game.
That pawn is cool as fuck.
This is my pawn, sorcerer.
Not getting hired at all, people just not looking for sorcerers or something?
Or are there too many or something.
pawn hiring is broken right now so you wont get notified. instead look at your pawns bestiary. if it has "unfamiliar foe" in it then youre being hired.
>online mage pawn keeps on giving me a holy buff against a drake removing my ice buff
I'm thinking about getting the PC version soon. Are there any mods yet? I want to play as a warrior with 6 skills
Also other than the main boss what are your favorite boss fights? I love the Archydra and the Evil Eye/Gazer boss fights.
Pawn rentals are going to be fixed tomorrow, right?
>Walking back outside to talk to nerd
>Main pawn falls into water and dies, gotta go back to rift stone to get them
>Fuck it I'll just load back to last checkpoint, that's surely the doorway into here.
>Back to last time using Rift stone
>Can't tell when game auto saves or what that'll mean if I load back to title
I just fucking hate the save system in this game.
I am absolutely loving everything about it otherwise but holy shit this fucking save system is abysmal.
Every class has been improved except for warriors. That class is cursed. Well, instant cast AoD technically improves them though that would certainly feel like you're cheating.
Modders are working on it though, it should be possible to do.
They don't, use fraps.
Yeah you basically save often and if you do something like fail a quest then you kill yourself so you can go back to that save because if you use the "Reload Checkpoint" option then you get taken back to the last Rift Stone/Inn.
Oh wow okay, I just checked that and holy crap that's a lot of unfamiliar monster entries.
Well that's kind of cool then I guess.
I was kind of weirded out by how there's 2 pawn summons per player I would have expected at least one person to have grabbed my pawn.
Reloaded the game and got taken back to after killing the cyclops.
I got lucky this time but I guess I have to be more careful.
I know and I usually do save manually before doing things but I wanted to just reload at the checkpoint instead of quitting the game and reloading from the last save.
Then quitting out of the game I thought I accidentally saved but was mistaken.
I'm sort of tired, I was up till 4am playing this game last night and I woke up at 9am or so and have been playing since.
delicious brownelf girls ok?
Two types of saving
Checkpoint reloading is from sleeping at Inns
Reloads are from your quick saves
Assuming you have not done any more saves, reload from your quick save.
You should NEVER do checkpoint reloading unless you purposely slept to avoid the autosaver
Why is Magic Archery so weak?
I just tried using it, it took about 6 triple shots to do the same damage one Ingle did.
>loaded up old vanilla save
>already at griffons bane and have no fuckin clue what i was doin
>already at final quest
i looked up past quest and dont remember any of that shit. kinda ruined it for me
She just... fucking fell into the same hole.
God damn it I'm gonna grab her and carry her out of this temple.
Yeah, I think I'll be avoiding checkpoints in the future unless I absolutely fuck myself over and save in a terrible location or something.
How do you raise vocations faster? Some vocations have some great augments and I want them.
Also is it worth it to do every side quest? There's so many missable quests but I'm not sure if every single one will actually have good rewards.
she's endearing. and shes not ugly as hell.
You know there is a rift stone like 20 meters from the watergod temple right
Are you using ENB or something? That seems edited but that banding is gnarly.
protip, hit start then select to quicksave.
>play as a warrior
>fully charge an Arc of Deliverance and slam down on Grigori's heart
>eats through 4 (FOUR) health bars and kills him
Posting. Haven't had too much time to put into it yet.
Ok despite everything I've gotten this game again. Already synched a shit ton of hours into the console version.
Only this time I'm going to try and create the perfect warrior pawn.
But I would love some feed back from you guys first.
In pawns, what do you want the most from them so I know what stats to focus on.
What lvl should my pawn stop leveling at? 50? 100? the barminumun lvl for lvl 3 bbi gear?
Should my pawn be male/female, should it be a loli or amazon? My last one was a tall amazon warrior chick.
Faggot just flew away before I could kill it.
>fight female bandits
>finally ebb the swarm
>hunting down the remnants, fucking mages and striders
>down to his last bar
>'A warrior of bone Arisen!'
>this hell is almost over
>bone warrior 2 stronk
>restart from last dungeon
>not being a warrior and one shotting it
>mfw completing the entire gryphon questline before it even starts
>Mercedes has no story presence other than escorting the Hydra head to the capital with you
>Aldous sends you on a quest with Mercedes
>she walks out of the story entirely after the quest unless you romanced her in which case she hangs out at your house in post-game
>Walking around in the woods during evening
>That comfy song starts playing
It runs a bit better than Skyrim does. I'd say maybe 20 fps better. They're both comparable.
Lowering the settings in DD offers some gains too and you don't miss much, HDR especially.
Why aren't you playing Cabela's moderate game hunter?
That song is great, reminds me of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles.
Too bad with the Infinite Ferrystone there's never any reason to be out at night anymore since you can just teleport back to Gran Soren when you finish a quest instead of possibly having to walk back through the night.
Reshade has a debanding filter in CustomFX. Just enable it to clear up most of the issue. Most of it(image related, you can still see some).
Still that's really gnarly, that's a weird preset.
exploded this fuckers glowing amulet mid jump.
is it possible to make a decent griffith pawn in this game? I've tried and failed too many times
>that shitty monocle they give you at the start is worth 300k
also how do i know people are using my pawn?
i want free exp from it
>you will never rest your head on mercedes' tummy
Just over 20 hours in and I've fought pretty much nothing but bandits and goblins with the occasional cyclops. Ran into one underwelming griffon fight so far, basically just spamming the same attack as an assassin
Is this all the game has to offer?
>start wondering if I'd even have the motivation to play Dragon's Dogma again on PC even though I pre-ordered it
>start playing it
>immediately start getting hooked in all over again
I fucking love this game, and I don't even know why.
Me and the pawn. Fun game.
Tried sorcerer before restarting with an assassin. Sorc looks cool, but is absolutely boring. Basically spamming the same few spells.
The dude on the left looks like a faggot that's trying to be manly. Step it up next time.
the only golem I have fought so far has had some explosive barrels nearby that I can trick him into stomping on or jumping on to break the foot amulet. i have no idea how you are supposed to get it without tnt.
>tfw 5.2 hours in game and still in basic gear with basic weapons
Been playing the whole game listening to Wu Tang Clan, rate my Arisen and homeboy.
in my personal experience they learn better if you are the same class as them, but others may disagree.
feed back pls, I need to know what get the most rift hires if I'm going to autism up this shit.
The clipping gets pretty insane at times
do the catacomb investigation qjuest faggot
i got solar armor from the kill 44 undead side quest and a fire enchanted sword from it
also go explore the female bandit camp up north for a chance of getting lewd armor
Currently working on trying to make the Imp, using the show's appearance.
I need some opinions right now. I dont know if these eyes are about right or they should be a little more squinted. I'm also torn on the hairstyle. Still got to work on the body.
Does this game ban your online play if you mod? Are you able to mod your pawn and give him one million damage and have other people use him?
Also, how are the keyboard controls? Archer seems interesting with mouse aim.
At least it looks closer than my attempts did when I tried to make Jean Claude Van Damme (and then David Hasselhoff when I fucked that up) as my pawn.
To anyone who sees a pawn named "Hoff", forgive me.
never coming back
What's the ETA on FRYING INTO FREE and Griffith/Guts armor mods?
Nah. He'd shag just about anything though.
Didn't want to make yet another tought-guy-McGruff or a pretty-lady-waifu.
Alright, I think the problem is that this might be one of the best angled noses available. This is option two, little more angled up. Maybe a size increase on the notch.
I think a notch on the wrinkles can do that best, but the result is pic related it makes it look like he's seen too many winters.
I did a notch closer, as far as I'm aware I can't make the eyes deeper.
if it's anything like the console version, your pawn wont show up in the rift if any of it's stats are an impossible number. You can however give them the best stats legitimately possible with no ramifications
Quick question, I plan on going Assassin.
I picked strider as my first class though, and later I read that going fighter for the first 10 is way better.
How much did I fuck up? Should I just restart my character?
Where do pictures save?
Someone has made a model importer for 3dsmax and is working on an importer. If he succeeds we'll get that shit back.
DO YOU KEEP THE ETERNAL FERRYSTONE IF YOU START A NEW ARISEN? HOW WOULD i GO ABOUT DOING THIS!
My minmax autism won't allow me to keep playing a MK when I am not finding it fun. I wish to barenuckle homeboys to the ground and my stats are not ideal.
>Battle music kicks in
>Oh shit here we go, a Griffon
>Dives and misses by a mile
>Slides off a cliff
>Battle music stops
You have wings why didn't you use them?
any way to re-do your main pawn? pic related isn't my glorious creation, but i want to make an amazonian bitch
I use the same styles I had in the console version
still a pretty broad catagory, considering arachic uses of wine didn't limit the term to grapes either. ancient greek barleywine for example was what we would consider beer nowdays
Dude in the encampment sells a one-time do-over for 5000 rift crystals.
Get the crystals by doing collectathon quests in the Pawn Guild Basement while Capcom's servers are shitting themselves.
the Alexandra family is like that
every single one
Alright, I didn't realize there were builds when I first started, so I just went strider cause it made sense to go to assassin.
Hopefully I won't notice too much of a difference, its my first run so I'm allowing a lot of wiggle room for fuck ups.
I meant he's making an exporter, to import the models back in-game. That would be pretty cool if only for the
They're both challenging action RPGs with a breadth of weapons to use and monsters to fight.
My Arisen has trained for many years and mastered the skill! It's a cheat engine script.
It came back, but it fucking killed the slut I was escorting. She's was that barwench in the alehouse.
The atmosphere feels inspired by Souls at times.
It also has a similar "western gothic fantasy seen through a Japanese lens" aesthetic.
Gameplay wise they feel nothing alike but it feels inspired by Souls all the same.
Just a shota and his amazon bodyguard, nothing to see here.
>-30 c outside
>No food in fridge
>Just want to stay inside and play more
I'm sure it is. There are a lot of options for making prettyboys in this game.
my computer would shit itself if i played mage
iktf. mine's alittle older though
Please this is very important
>20k sales on steam
>servers shit themselves
>doing the free the faggot from the jail quest
>use skeleton key i had on hand to open his cell
>don't have another
>run back to the black cat to get another
>run back down
>his cell is locked again
i fucking hate everyone
If you don't see the influences, especially when you're in a dark dungeon and can only see as far as your lantern lights, then you're being disagreeable just for the sake of it.
>tfw beating grigori on hardmode with little consumables or wakestones as warrior
I posted this awhile ago and left because the game is too fun. Here's my bae. Steam is Free Morpheme.
Anybody else not getting any RC? IS THIS A GLITCH?!
>Souls invented the concept of Japanese creating fantasy RPGs heavily based on medieval times
Getting to use makeup for once is pretty nice, too.
>10/10 would ignore in favour of a non-Strider because those are useless, but points anyway.
Smart striders are great once they learn how to climb and Hundred Kisses weakspots
Bonus points if they are using a rusted bow
>all these normalfags on steam forums wondering why there are so many lolis
From 2008 the game was developed under the working title BBS RPG: one aspect of the design brief was to capture the enjoyable aspects of interactivity found on a Bulletin board system (BBS) through the pawn sharing system; additional design specifications were for an open world game, with an action role-playing game playstyle. New programming features required for the game included a multipurpose character editor and open world map data streaming. The initial map design was approximately twice the size of the final product, with separate regions corresponding to different levels of experience, up to level 100; separate and discrete parallel worlds existed for each player. Final commercialisation of the product reduced the scope of the world design; the original concept included the entire island of Gransys, a separate smaller island "Dragon Isle," and the game world's moon.
You must think Demon's Souls invented being disagreeable for the sake of it.
finished product I think. This would be my first go at the game, thinking mage > sorcerer > Magick Knight
anything I should know?
Brown is awesome! I should have gone brown too. Flat AND brown!
Arisen on the left, pawn on the right, someone's Undyne in the back and a healer-lady over yonder.
Sorry for not having any of the shota/loli/bara/amazon combinations
Go away kid, the adults are talking about Demons Souls.
Japanese people working soul crushing hours is starting to turn into a meme now, it's not the 80s/90s anymore. At the height of the Great Recession Americans on average were working more than the Japanese
Level as a mage until you get to Gran then grind out those sorc levels until your eyes bleed if you want BIG DAMAGE as a MK. Were talkin 100 levels as sorc here grind if you really want that potent shit.
thats why i play as strider myself
scraper / challenger here
Alright, I was thinking about making my christmas cake pawn a sorceror too because I heard something about training?
Is it like some sort of guide I have to follow to make a not shit pawn?
Do Pawns make good Rangers? I was gonna make mine a Magick archer but then realized some cold truth about hybrids
I decied to try it out and its prety fun calling in holy drone strikes on skeletal pleb armies, otherwise not too great considering my Magick is shit because I leveled as Fighter/WArrior for the augments
>still ignoring obvious similarities just for the sake of being disagreeable
Holy shit anon you sure are fucking stupid
Double Sorc leads to twincasting which is fucking ridiculous. Imagine starting a 40 second cast on most spells. Now imagine if your pawn already precasted 35 of those and you just started and still get the full benefit so you cast what normally takes 40 in 5.
Crazy dumb shit, I'm rusty, but Mitigator is usually pretty good along with scather I think? I dunno someone else will probably correct me.
I rented your pawn a while ago. Dumbass kept getting knocked off the Shadowfort's wall by that cyclops.
I couldn't protect that smile.
I bet you think Souls invented being fucking stupid.
Don't want to multiply threads, so I'll ask here.
I've heard that some side quests can be failed if you progress the story too far. And one of those side quests supposedly unlocks a huge chunk of map, which can be missed.
When exactly can that happen, if it's true?
Also, when do I go to the DLC? Is there post game, or does it kick me into NG+ without question, like Dark Souls? Do I have to go there before doing the final quest in the main game?
Could one of you help me /v/? This morning before work I was playing just fine at around 50 fps on high settings, I try to play again now and my frame rate hardly ever goes above 20, did something happen with the servers that might have fucked it all up?
I wonder if anyone even recognizes them (because I did a shitty job)
Here is my experience that I had with all the classes.
Mystic knight/Magic archer
>flashy as fuck I win buttons
>boring as shit and only useful for having meat sheild pawns, might as well play another game if you play them yourself
>become an unhittable flee annoying the fuck out of enemies and climbing all over them
>Supportbitch I seriously doubt anyone plays it themselves more than just to unlock shit
>spend all the time trying to not get hit and forced to cancel the charge up for your flashy as fuck nukes only to find that your pawns killed almost everything while you were doing so or alternatively use the boring looking but much much more effective spells that Mages can also get
>tfw you see your pawn in someone else's screenshot
Hope Lenneth is earning her keep.
"I've got it!"
too much fun
Go whenever you feel strong.
Restart your PC? Disable graphics mods? Lower resolution?
Here you go m8
It's usually few quests that become cancelled when you finish certain story quests.
+ there is one that you have a time limit on, but you have a timer in the quest log and pawns remind you of it
You got locked out of a tiny area with nothing of worth inside
You can start the DLC at any time by going to the docks at night, meaning you can finish the game, start NG+, and go straight to BBI
Is this how big these fucking things get?
probably was a bad idea to play a dwarf.
No, you can visit the DLC area at any point during any playthrough.
I don't get what's so fucking hard about spending 2 minutes googling shit rather than looking like an idiot on 4chan
Yeah I tried all that, updated nvidia drivers, turned it to the absolute lowest settings, everythingbut still no cigar. Doing a virus scan right now to see if there's anything fishy going on there too.
Good thing we're not talking about Japanese people in general. We're talking about game devs. Specifically Capcom devs.
And considering even further that I've worked for Capcom, I know exactly what kind of hours they expect out of their employees.
>not looking on the wikia that explains everything about it
>why ask questions that you can solve instantly by googling and finding the answer for a game that's been out for years now
Isn't sponfeeding suppose to be bad and encourages people to be lazy fucks?
>She's pretty ugly but I like her style. And she isn't OP like my previous ranger or whatever it is.
I'm still training her, I might switch some skills and tweak other things too. And yeah, I wasn't going for cute or anything.
Did you intentionally make a perfect Asuka?
it means that whatever damage you do to it is contributed to the online damage counter.
The urs you encounter will progressively become more and more damaged as time goes by. If you happen to be the person that lands the killing blow, you get unique items
I'm getting "spoonfed" either way, because the only way I can learn this without first going through the game myself, is by talking to other people who already did.
And I'd rather talk to fellow anons, than just read some gamfags thread.
Because I love you guys.
I'm getting flashbacks of my pawn never getting rented from the PS3 days. Anyone else having this problem? She switches between Mage and Sorcerer and has the inclinations to do good but I just never get any bites.
Also, has anyone here made it a point not to invite pawns wearing the Queen outfit? Besides being broken as fuck early game nearly every female pawn I see is wearing it.
You do realize that Japanese RPGs and the related genre games have literally always involved a middle-high Western fantasy setting right?
Even going all the way back to Dragon Quest.
The setting of Dragon's Dogma specifically is actually based on Breath of Fire, which you would know if you had ever played a videogame that wasn't Dark Souls.
My arisen and pawn. I need to make my pawn taller since she's light enough to be picked up by harpies.
>Also, has anyone here made it a point not to invite pawns wearing the Queen outfit?
Yeah, not only it's pretty fucking op for early game (dunno how about endgame armor), but it looks awfully out of place too. And every other online pawn is wearing it.
Arisen is a sniveling cunt at all times, Pawn is timid and helpful.
It's a fun dynamic.
I had constant email correspondence with 7 of the developers and about 95% of every email was them complaining to me in Japanese about how much work they were doing.
Are you jealous of my work in the industry? You can do it too anon, I believe in you.
Spoonfeeding is going onto a thread and saying "SOMEONE GIVE ME THIS INFORMATION NOW" and someone gives it to you.
Going out of your way to search for something on your own using resources that are easily accessible by the, you know, wiki, is not spoonfeeding.
>thinking Gothic Fantasy falls under a high fantasy umbrella
Spot the retard. I bet you think Star Wars is sci-fi
I also never once said that Souls invented anything. I said that there are similarities to DD. Stop getting so butthurt.
I kind of wish the face turned out better but I'm ass at character creating. It doesn't help that not much headgear at the moment is better than a monocle.
It's really fun if you're a cheating scum like me.
I agree though, the mage classes aren't very fun, better to leave casting to pawns.
>primary weapons get 3 skill slots
>secondary weapons get 3 skill slots
>but what if the character uses a two handed weapon, shouldn't we let them have 6 skill slots, director-san?
You're talking to at least 3 different people dude.
Also Gothic Fantasy 100% belongs under a high fantasy umbrella. it's certainly not low fantasy considering it involves magic as an intrinsic element of the plot and always takes place in entirely separate worlds.
I wonder why they didn't add multiple save files
Not a biggie but I would want to make a new arisen without deleting my main one
what's with all the manlets?
like so many of these people here are short little shits.
>fighting a drake because I need to use that weal quina got me before it goes sour
>the fight is harder as a ~50 MK than a 20 warrior
For how boring routing stragglers is as warrior, he does have phenomenal fucking weak point damage.
>I know all about Japanese work because I was talked to some angry devs
>jealous of my work in the industry?
Am I jealous of your "work" filling a low level position like QA? No, not at all. But if you feel that's somehow a worthy accomplishment to parade around then by all means keep doing so.
>I have no idea what sorcerer's do or how they work!
It's standing still after positioning yourself so you don't get fucked up and enjoying the sweet, sweet damage.
and you can lower the casting time on the spells if you steal the kings ring
Just you wait. BBI takes that shit to another level.
>petrify out the ass
>like a billion ogres and eliminators knocking your pawns about like pinballs
>rift stones cost RC to repair, a fucking big chunk of RC when the pawns are broken
deathshows up every now and then and one shots your pawns back to the rift
>give the ring back
>immediately remember the forgeries
NG+, I guess.
rate my assassin and dwarf pawn named urist
whats a good trait thing to have for a warrior pawn?
im waiting for him to unlock all the utility fighter passives before i can put him as a warrior
>gothic fantasy involves magic
No, and this is the mistake you're making. Setting and stories can incorporate magic and be considered gothic or dark fantasy, but it's not a requirement. Although if you're only exposure to gothic fantasy is through video games then I can see why you'd think that.
Shearing Wind is so fucking satisfying to use. I almost feel like I'm there wrecking goblin shit myself.
Standing still and waiting for a bar to fill is not active, no.
At least Warriors can move while charging Arc of Deliverance and have to set it up right, and have other moves besides that don't require charging.
>peasants hype this out as the best games ever mustard rice BTFO
>finally play it now that it's on PC
>it's just a mediocre wrpg
Ever since Dark Souls it's like this every fucking time. I don't know why I keep falling for it.
I got bored of how every area looks exactly the same, how shit the world design is and how endless cascade of menus bears you ceaselessly away from gameplay.
It's part of the main quest line.
You have to take the ring from Lord Deep as fuck voice and then take it to black cat and make a forgery of it
>At least Warriors can move while charging Arc of Deliverance and have to set it up right
wizards can move to. And a most of the lower level spells do shit tons of damage while having like a 1-2 sec charge.
Ontop of that you still have to position yourself for the more active monsters like Chimera's or Dragon's so you don't get shit on while casting.
So yes, Sorc is active, you are just a dumbass that's impatient as fuck
>whaaaa 3-4 seconds is to long
>Start first save
>Assassin with mage pawn
>He doesn't really support too well and just feels underpowered
>Save gets corrupted after I fucked with a save editor
>Fuck it just start a new file
>Go full warrior with a warrior pawn
>We wreck shit together
>He'll hold shit for me to strike and we just snyergize really well
I'll leave the healing to some one elses pawn from now on.
>get to this part
>start giggling like a little girl
>all these prerequisite quests just to get access to the DOOK
Muscle wizards are fun and unsuprisingly my guy actually looks 10 times more badass doing spells than whenever I see peoples pawns and whatever doing the same thing.
Though I am currious what augments and shit from other classes should I get, if any because I quick look on the wiki and I don't see anything particular pleasing