ALMOST THERE edition.
>Tips for new players
You can change vocations at level 10 at the Gran Soren inn or BBI.
Character appearance can be changed later on.
You don't need pawns, but they help.
Don’t miss your sidequests: http://dragonsdogma.wikia.com/wiki/Side_Quest_Progression
>Wiki you lazy shit
>In-depth Beginner/Advanced Player Guide and FAQ
>/ddg/ Pawn Sheet
>Current mods available
>Modding on console and old pawns
>[un]official Steam group
Previous thread: >>128644501
>Come back from boxing
>two hours left
Finally into free.
>Fighter Arisen/Fighter Pawn to level 10
>reach gran soren and switch to Ranger Arisen/Ranger Pawn and stick with those to 200
find a flaw in this plan
So I plan on making myself and my pawn a bromance type of situation where 2 best buds are going on an adventure.
Without spoilers, I've sort of vaguely been told once that my choice of a male arisen and a male pawn will give me a few very homoerotic moments in the story. Is your pawn or arisen supposed to be the opposite sex sort of?
>steam last night says that the unlock time would be around 10 am here
>2 more hours
> Ser Berne
Most badass escort ever. Even Julien is a pussy compared to him.
Whoever told you that is retarded. Your pawn calls you "master" and is distressed when you get fucked up. That's it. At no point is it even possible to have any sort of romantic interaction with your pawn.
1. What's the fastest way to level Vocations? I want to pick up 3 from 3 separate classes.
2. Does playing different Vocations to grab the augments and then switching back to your "main" Vocation mess up your stats?
3. Are you hoping for a day one patch that will address some issues? If so what issues are those.
I for one and hoping that they allow hotkey customization for controllers. I would gladly give up the d-pad for 1-4 hotkey slots.
You're right, it's more like Skyrim senpai ;^)
Anybody knows a good Reshade preset? i have been trying to tweak several .cfg files but as no changes shows no matter what i gave up.
Oh, okay, thanks m8. Wallpaper for vu
The game is almost out and i need the PS3 buttons mod.
Also will it work with the Steam version?
>Ogres get excited when they see women
/ddg/, I decide to write down my plans for my characters.
Here it is: http://pastebin.com/e3iVmWwn
Opinions are welcome.
Please help me.
I wouldn't worry about it since there aren't any really good ones now. They all mess with your loading times by a lot as well.
I would wait a couple of days and grab one that's far better.
>only get 4 hours sleep the night before so i'll be tired and will be able to sleep before release at 5 am
>3:30am and given up hope of any sleep
J U S T
I have made goblin parties before. Gobbo pawns are few and far between, but know that if someone finds your pawn you've got a permanent slot in their party. Same for any kind of party that goes even slightly outside the "tall dark and handsome" norm. I once kept a dwarf pawn in my party when I was 150 levels above him, and only stopped because he eventually died and his creator had deleted him.
>planned on making a bowie pawn
>still can't decide which era bowie to make
Don't know, always just played the game normally to level them
>caring about stats
But no, equipment can make up for anything you're lacking in and then some.
Especially when it's silver or gold dragonforged.
Not anything off the top of my head.
>It means, powerful pure blacks
Hate to break it to you, but poison damage doesn't scale at all in DD, it's always 20hp/tick which is absolutely dogshit once you get past early game. And no, toxicity doesn't affect the damage of Miasma.
Why would you even keep playing the game at level 200? Everything would be a cakewalk anyway, even if your stats were shit.
I usually restart the game, I've only finished new game plus and it was boring as shit.
Do your best until you hit max vocation then wreck shit.
>1. What's the fastest way to level Vocations? I want to pick up 3 from 3 separate classes.
Killing trash mobs. DP is linked to exp but it's a flat gain from every individual enemy killed/quests so you gain it at a different rate then EXP which fluctuates in value depending on the monster.
In alot of areas in Gransys, Goblins and Wolves will spawn infinitely at night. A good spot is the Healing Spring in Southern Gransys.
In post-game is where DP farming becomes 100x easier, as there is an exploit you can use, and items such as the Perseverance Ring and Asura Armor become easily available which both increase your DP gain.
For experienced players, they maximise DP in their playthrough by doing an early (Level 5) suicide run to Bitterblack Isle to get the Perseverance Ring, rollover their game using the Hard Mode exploit, then do it until they have four rings. Then they absolutely pump the fuck out of their vocation ranks by simply playing normally, don't even need to grind.
>2. Does playing different Vocations to grab the augments and then switching back to your "main" Vocation mess up your stats?
You're expected to do this, so no. Even if you "lose" one stat you value, you're probably getting something else equally valuable back. Most players like to get Fighter/Sorcerer/MA ranks because Sinew, Suasion and Grace are good quality of life augments that you don't need too much grinding to unlock.
>3. Are you hoping for a day one patch that will address some issues? If so what issues are those.
Backspace issue in CC, and the Cursed King's Belt crashing games. Literally everything else seems to be fine.
here ya go
i dont have sliders i just found him here :^)
if someone wants to make ziggy stardust and jareth bowie, i'll make 1976 era bowie.
nah they do good dmg for most of the levels it's just that the really good stuff don't get unlocked until vocation 7 or 8.
i was thinking about making a young jen con as my pawn.
Warriors suck compared to every other class no matter what. That is, they're perfectly viable, but if you try to compare them to shit like flurry rangers or gouge assassins, they're going to look hilariously pathetic.
If I made a small Asian man named Subotai would people hire him? Or would Valeria be more likely to get hires?
>mage at the top
>strider at the bottom
Oh, how little you actually know.
Don't believe him, on consoles it's like this in ranking in getting hired
>Late game aka BBI
Fighter/Warrior = Mage
Anyone know where the pirated version keeps its saves? I want to delete them before I start playing the legit copy
ALSO, quick clarification: Mage's are best for healing, and Sorceror's are more damage oriented, right?
great taste up in this place
>Level 100 Magick Archer
>Magic Rebalancer x4
>Kill a Condemned Gorepsyclopse in less than ten Sixfold Bolts
>Trip Garms spawn
>Lure them into one of the side halls
>Three Ricochet Hunters kills all three
I don't want to switch to Hard Mode and get OHKO'd through 3000HP, but this shit just isn't fair.
PEOPLE WHO DOWNLAODED SCHOOLPROJECT.7z, YOU ALREADY HAVE JAP VOICES IN THE GAME, YOU JUST HAVE TO RENAME SOME FILES AND PASTE THEM TO A DIFFERENT FOLDER. THERE ARE ONLY CUTSCENES VOICE ACTING THO.
/event_vo_se_jp / FOLDER IN ROOT CATALOUGE, REMOVE _jp FROM THE FILES AND COPY THEM TO \nativePC\sound\stream\event_vo_se\
SORRY MY SHIFT AND CAPSLOCK BROKE
Not at all. I've recently been going warrior for both me and my pawn. It's a blast just wandering around the countryside and send everything flying.
They're kinda difficult to play as a beginner, but once you get the timing down for enemy attacks etc., it's great fun.
there's already a mod to return INTO FREE back into the title. it's in the OP.
lern 2 read
Dangan is literally in the OP pastebins - I don't know the item codes for Berserk armor and I don't see their textures in the files. At some point I might try to pull their files from my PS3 disc and get them back in.
You can add items to your inventory via Cheat Engine right? I really haven't used it since I've been completely preoccupied with texture/model shit this whole week.
I like this one much more
>Ranger with Gold-forged Revenant Wail, 4x conquerors and Reaper's arrow
>1-shotting Condemned Cyclopes'
I can only imagine what blast arrows must be like
Are these stats good for a Strider pawn?
Or should I level as a Ranger?
>only 9 vocations to choose from
>still to many to choose between.
i know the feel...
Not really. There's really only 3 classes, with 3 more for alternate play style of those classes and then a magic version of the marital classes.
So basically, 3 classes with variations depending on your play style.
>tfw no one would hire Subotai
Guess I'll make Valeria then...
Leg armor can be just a pair of boots or leather guards, you can wear pants underneath them or be naked.
Quite viable. Just git gud with your active defenses. You have dodge rolling, escape onslaught, blocking, clairvoyance and masterful kill for a reason. Also invisibility if you feel like being cheesy.
but of course, i'm making old as fuck bowie cause i like having older characters in my RPGs
if anyone wants to share ziggy or something go ahead
You can now play mystic knight without melting your console
I've waited years for this
Ok guys. 80 minutes untill launch.
What's the first thing you will do in game?
I myself will spend 2 hours making the perfect character and pawn.
Today I woke and looked online again
But the threads looked the same to me
Something told me /ddg/ had changed
Couldn't figure out what did it mean
Some say to get out fast, looks like it's gonna last
Get all your things and fly (leave pccucks behind)
Some said it'll be ok, shitpost ahead and stay
Be sure to drink your iodine
You can use mine for now, anon.
I imagine some people will post theirs on the ENB forums, or else on the Nexus modding sites.
So what do fighters have over warriors or mystic knights? I want to go melee since I've been ranged on the past.
tfw not sure if I should make a female mage/ranger I protect or a male assassin to be bros with
How can I play an assassin without the game becoming so easy that I get bored? I need challenge or I get uninterested, and Assassin looks like the coolest class, but everyone calls it EZ mode. Should I start on hard?
>into free lyrics
nice try, pleb. bowie writes better than that. hate more.
Pirated the game since somehow it's already on KAT despite not being released.
Only played the intro so far but this is pretty great, it seems. Looks fantastic and runs well (at 60fps) at max settings. Could maybe use some .ini tweaks and I haven't tried it without DOF yet.
Character models do seem to be wider in game than they look in Character creation.
Yeah I'm going to. I'm going to try and hit post-game before level 40.
One ring for me and my pawn.
Maybe considering doing the whole thing twice to double up on rings.
Would like to have Asura Armor when it comes time for guard farming too so I can max vocations in as little XP gained as possible.
Time for an Aragorn build. Still choosing between Strider, Ranger, or Assassin.
What would you recommend my pawns be?
>Got his affinity up so I could get his escort quest
>Did the quest, got gryphic victory
>Matched it with the griffin armor
>Go through the whole game looking swag as fuck
>Ser Berne ended up being my beloved
>Ah cool, wonder if he has any interesting dialogue like other characters do
>Talk to him
>"Thank you, Ser."
>"Thank you, Ser."
>"Thank you, Ser."
rescued him from a dragon, he is my OTP, fucked his assand all he can say is thank you
>want to remake my old Aisen
>don't remember how
>can't access my PS3 at the minute to check sliders
F-fuck. Trial and error here we come.
IF the whole fucking game is EZ mode, why does everybody say not to play on hard??
Should I maybe play with just 1 pawn?
If the game gets too easy I WILL drop it. I'd rather not drop it if that's possible
>Edler Ogres get excited when they see men
Turn my pirated copy online to see if it works
>IF the whole fucking game is EZ mode, why does everybody say not to play on hard??
Because hard is actually easier in the long term, once you get off the first speed bump where even bats can 1-shot kill you.
Thank the double experience for that.
If it were hard to be hard, it should bump up the difficulty without increasing the experience rewards. Now you'll just outlevel the content faster than someone who plays in normal.
I'm actually wearing the thigh highs you can get from Madeleine under the armor.
Hare mode would be playing Assassin.
If I'm playing a caster, I love me some warrior pawns, especially with the right inclinations. Let them wade into the group of enemies, keeping them stunned in a nice tight group, while I ready a world ender to fuck them up.
>tfw you and your pawn do dragon's maw at the same time on a downed dragon
shit I think I'm gonna go for a POTION SELLAH arisen now
What is your purpose here, anonymous?
If you sought to live, you naught but run and bump yourself away.
But then, tell me, child of Moot...
What does it mean to post, in truth?
To wage war against the passing of threads
To pray to the mods for a few bumps more?
To raise grand threads from stone, and spawn new memes in turn?
Anonymous has done this, yes, and more.
But is the thread you weave truly of your own design?
"We post pictures of lolis when bored, and sleep when tired of posting!"
Their kind is easy to fathom.
They go on posting from simple fear of death.
But not mankind.
Some welcome the ban with arms outstretched,
while others come to face the mods, keyboards in hand.
I ask again. What is your purpose here Anon?
>start game on easy
>go to BBI
>run through everything to grab ring of perseverance
>switch to hard mode once ring is gotten
>repeat process and then switch back to normal for play-through
>have 2 rings before level 5
>level 1-10 fighter
>level assassin to rank 9 for autonomy augment
>level fighter to rank 8 for vehemence augment
>level strider to rank 5 for eminence augment
>switch to warrior for rest of game
The plan is set. Hopefully this doesn't mess with my stats. Now it is time to wait for the game to release
Has anyone finished downloading yet?
Does it not let you in for another hour?
I still can't believe it actually happened
Download faster you fucking nigger
What a load of horseshit, I downloaded the 13gb in 2-3 minutes. Might as well not have preloaded and been faster.
Bump. Now with anime girls for attention grabbing.
>have an SSD
this shit is still slow as fuck
what country are you in?
I'm Canadian and it's not blocked for me.
i wonder if it's blocked in america simply because it's america
Fighter: dark souls
Strider: dmc lite
mage: pacifist run
Sorcerer: long range footsies and nuke spells
mystic knight: touhou boss and super sentai
magic archer: dmc lite group combo edition
Reminder you can just delete the executable, the crack's DLL and ini and move the leak to Steam's folder/steamapps/common/Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen (not entirely sure, will report back if it's not the right folder), then tell Steam to install.
Of course, you'll have to delete the preload and restart Steam as well. Or rename steamapps/depotcache if you're paranoid.
Ok i've gotten 2 invites now form people who are part of the ddg steam group wtf?
Do pawns learn from other pawns or only from the Arisen? I really want to know this.I want a wizard pawn but dont want to play as a wizard myself so im curious if my pawn will learn from another hired wizard pawn.
>12 minutes to go
>Went and changed into my comfy clothes
>Bought a 12 pack of redbull and 18 gatorades
>Just cracked my first redbull to preload my caffeine
When you hear about me on the news, know that I died doing what I loved.
Dragon's Dogma will be ready to launch in FIVE MINUTES
preloading is for people with limited download speed. Lets them download it before the day of release so even though unpacking can take awhile they wont have to wait days just to get it while everyone else is playing.
should have downloaded it on the ssd FUCK
So what party compositions are best?
I know you pretty much need a healer (mage) and tanky character (presumably a fighter or warrior), what are some good types of character to round out the other 2 slots?
to the dragon dogma pros out there what is the absolute best spot to level up vocations/disciple points early in the game with two perseverance rings. a spot where your main level won't go up too much because of it.
Self insert as the shota wizard.
>tfw the first thing I would do if I got magic would be to become an adorable kid again
>the download keeps getting slower, with every second another 20 are added to the ETA
must be really weird for them to just be missing one of their heads like that. I wonder if they miss him or if they got along. I'd imagine the snakes to constantly fight though because they're snakes,
if a snake bites itself what happens?
What's the best vocation and skill setup to roleplay as Griffith?
try it yourself? what does it matter now.
Alright, my mistake, the folder is
Just copy nativePC, Logs and _CommonRedist there and tell Steam to install.
Great, it completely timed out.
Is this some sort of artificial release postponing?
>Unlocks an hour early
>Takes 40 minutes to write to disk
Even though it is still out 20 minutes early it feels like I'm being punished.
>I'm not a huge fan of dodging and evasion
The game is directed by Hideaki Itsuno anon, maybe this isn't for you...
Hello guys, is there any way to change the title screen music into Into Free instead of this shit it is now? I've never played Dark Arisen.