I'm so glad they actually addressed this. 5 save slots isn't nearly enough for 4 routes.
I also hope the oversight (?) that allows S supports to be unlocked in the next playthrough (※) isn't changed. They didn't change that in the last update, which might be a case of intentionally leaving it as is for the benefit of the players. Fire Emblem has a history of knowing how players would dig deep into the games' logic.
(※) Support points can continue to raise after reaching A or A+ support for the purpose of calculating ending pairings. If Byleth continues to raise support points with a unit that they cannot reach S support with to the point that they reach 1001 points (which converts to S), the player can start a New Game+ with the opposite-gendered Byleth and simply unlock the S support with said unit. The conversation isn't shown in-game, but is unlocked in the support conversation viewer, saving much time for those aiming for 100% completion.
Post by nocturnal YL on Nov 12, 2019 13:18:05 GMT -5
Jeritza has support with Byleth and Mercedes. Since I have finished Crimson Flower and only have near-endgame saves, that means I'll have to play Crimson Flower all over again just to collect his support conversations. Fun times.
He joined my team at level 35 with high skill levels across multiple weapon types. Is this his starting stats, or does it scale with the timing of him joining?
Jeritza does scale, he was level 27 at the start of the war phase when I got him. He's a really fun unit, he basically just slaughters anything in his path, even if he isn't as broken as his Death Knight persona.
I beat Crimson Flower yesterday, and I was surprised by the last map. I expected Cyril to be the weak link in the enemy formation, but he managed to be one of the toughest bosses in that entire route. Also death to Falcon Knight reinforcements. Never have I dreaded flying ponies as I have with this game.
Post by nocturnal YL on Dec 17, 2019 7:00:23 GMT -5
Which difficulty? At Hard, the last map is full of surprises but manageable if I go from the center entrance and take the right path to reach Rhea. Cyril can be completely ignored by staying just outside of his range (possible with a powerful magic user who can attack at range 5).
Post by nocturnal YL on Jan 17, 2020 8:57:55 GMT -5
So this new story will be independent from the main story, with nothing from the main story carried over to it. I assume this also means I won't get anything in the main story by completing this.
So there's actually no need to hold back playing the main game. Oh well.
EDIT — Nothing is mentioned regarding updates outside of the story. If they are still there (and actually not exclusive to the new story), then yes, I still want to wait. Not that it matters; I'm already quite busy with other games.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 6, 2021 12:43:34 GMT -5
Alright, I don't really know where to dump this information, but here are some info on 100% completion of the Extra menu.
If you plan to play the DLC, get it and play it. Don't waste time to do a non-DLC run beforehand.
Goddess Tower events are viewable after an update. Pick the Byleth gender that can S support the route-exclusive students if you want to collect that. In other words, use female Byleth for Blue Lions and Golden Deer playthroughs, and male and female Byleth once each for the two Black Eagles playthroughs.
Some supports are only possible in Part 1, and you'll have to play everything again to re-collect them if you miss them and don't have the old save files. The DLC astrologer (who raises friendship points) cannot be used for recouping supports lost in this manner. The offending pairs are: - All Byleth C supports except Gilbert, Alois and Jeritza (who isn't in Part 1) - Byleth / Edelgard C+ - Byleth Rhea C, B and A (C and B are only available up to Chapter 9) C supports of: - Ferdinand / Constance - Claude / Lorenz - Dedue / Shamir - Ashe / Marianne (seriously, they locked a support pair because of Marianne's hairstyle change!?) - Ashe / Hapi - Gilbert / Catherine
Ingrid / Seteth A+ is only available in Azure Moon, and Byleth / Rhea S is only available in Silver Snow, despite these characters appearing in other routes.
This is some minor detail that I didn't see discussed that often, and the little information I can find online are inaccurate (especially on the DLC characters). It ended up quite a bit more frustrating than I thought.
…Still better than juggling multiple playthroughs and save files for all possible parent/child pairs in FE Fates. And infinitely better than the GBA games, where you get 5 supports per character.
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5