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.
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5