Board 8 > Picked up Dragon Quest XI today. *spoilers*

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TheRock1525
12/03/18 4:19:21 PM
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That got... super heavy.
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TheRock1525
12/03/18 6:17:34 PM
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I ain't gonna lie, this whole thing is getting to me more than it should which is pretty good considering there hasn't been a lot of emotional weight to the game so far.
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TheRock1525
12/04/18 2:41:40 AM
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So I've got what I assume is the full crew with Rab and Jade joining but it throws a pretty decent wrench into everything since up until that point I was protag, Erik, Veronica, and Serena (although I hadn't put any points into Serena cause I wasn't sure what weapon she would use). Now I'm experimenting with combinations because I really want Jade in the party but she has no magic ability whatsoever.

Right now I've got protag with dual-swords, Sylvando with a whip (because come on, it fits perfectly), Jade with spears but I've dumped most of her points into fists and feat, and Veronica with staffs. I've just stopped at the Strand and everyone is level 30-32.
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LordoftheMorons
12/04/18 2:44:11 AM
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I used Hero/Erik/Jade/Rab
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Eerieka
12/04/18 4:51:00 PM
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I switched around to whoever was needed at the time. Everyone is useful in different situations, although I struggled to use Jade when I first got her.
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tcaz2
12/04/18 5:21:55 PM
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For the record its incredibly easy to respec in DQ11 so don't worry about where you spend points mostly.

Its like a few hundred gold at any save point. Should be becoming trivial to afford for you soonish if not already.
Uglyface2
12/04/18 5:53:14 PM
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My travelling party was the hero, Erik (great for stealing crafting materials), Jade (great once you've built up her abilities), and Sylvando (crowd control). I've never been one to use magic users except for boss battles and really strong randoms.
Xiahou Shake
12/04/18 5:56:20 PM
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DQXI is really neat in that the usefulness of the party members fluctuates wildly as the story goes on. Pretty much every character besides the Hero take turns dancing in and out of the spotlight throughout the entire game - it was pretty cool to see, really.
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TheRock1525
12/04/18 6:29:37 PM
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I ain't gonna lie. Slyvando was cooler in the Buillon Boys.
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TheRock1525
12/05/18 12:03:08 PM
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So some quick character thoughts:

Erik has an interesting introduction but then is kinda just sorta there for every other spot. The voice actor has a really awkward delivery, too. Like he has marbles in his mouth while talking.

Veronica being bossy and annoying isn't surprising since that's the trope for the little girl character in every fucking jRPG, but it would have been nice if we had gotten something a little different considering she's actually a grown-ass woman. And it completely overshadows poor Serena who has all the personality of a 2x4 with a smiley face painted on it. I figured being the more docile one there would be more moments of her showing compassion or something but not much of anything for her, really. I also noticed their skill trees are the smallest so maybe they die/disappear at some point?

Sylvando proved me wrong. I said I was gonna either love or hate this character, but I'm neither. I'm very barely leaning towards like right now, mostly because changing him out of the jester outfit and into some dapper clothes helped. Also, the Bullion Boys scene was awesome and I liked him trying to be all manly-Spanish dude for a bit. I generally appreciate camp, but I feel he's leaning a bit too hard into it.

Rab is a pretty cool dude. I think the familial connection helps, too, although I'm not sure if a thick Scottish accent was the right call. Maybe if he had a full beard then I could get a Gimli the Dwarf feel and it would compliment it, but considering the white-mustached older character is a staple of DQ it feels off.

Jade is my favorite, bar none, based on how the character is introduced, used, and her role in the story. I had completely forgotten about the child carrying the protagonist at the beginning by the time we met her so it felt like a great reveal and added some weight to the story that had been missing since that scene with Chalky. But to have someone actually feel incredibly competent from the second we're introduced to her, that her sex appeal aspects feel like they're limited to in-game battles and not the actual story, to an already developed relationship with the main character both in the initial story and their first moments back together (jumping off the cliff and saying "I won't lose you. Not again." or something to that effect) really established her importance to the overall story and the main character.

It's kinda fitting that she hands Erik's ass to him to basically make me go "yup, she's replacing Erik in my line-up."
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TheRock1525
12/05/18 12:26:38 PM
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Also, they're way too forgiving to a dude who fed people to a giant spider.
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TheRock1525
12/06/18 1:09:32 PM
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So should I just let this topic die since no one cares?
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LordoftheMorons
12/06/18 2:28:57 PM
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TheRock1525 posted...
Also, they're way too forgiving to a dude who fed people to a giant spider.

I thought this was pretty ridiculous as well

I also kinda disliked Erik's voice actor for a while but then got okay with him as the game went on. Not sure if he got better or I just got used to it.
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tcaz2
12/06/18 2:29:54 PM
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Yeah them forgiving the spider thing was silly

And no I care I just didn't see the post til now!
TheRock1525
12/06/18 4:35:46 PM
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I mean I guess the story reason is that they're drained of their strength and not actually eaten but still like dude is super hot he could have just prostituted himself for money to save the orphanage.
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