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Board 8 > Rock tries to finally finish Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii U instead(spoilers)

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TheRock1525
02/12/19 12:49:30 AM
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I can see now!
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ninkendo
02/12/19 12:51:58 AM
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KamikazePotato
02/12/19 12:54:47 AM
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TheRock1525
02/12/19 12:59:31 AM
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This actually looks the best on the Wii tablet.

I might play it on here the most. I downscaled to 480 on my TV but it still doesn't look great.
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SantaRPidgey
02/12/19 5:36:39 AM
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TheRock1525 posted...
This actually looks the best on the Wii tablet.


I'm so mad they didn't make the wii u release hd, or even upscaled a little!
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TheRock1525
02/12/19 3:59:52 PM
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I guess I don't know why it mattered how far I was into the game since I wasn't super far into it but I didn't find the opening past Fiora's death to be all that interesting.
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TheRock1525
02/12/19 7:17:53 PM
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Also "LET'S NAWT LOSE OUR 'EADS, THOW" still the best.

Fuck your after battle dialogue, XBX and XB2.
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Mac Arrowny
02/12/19 7:34:07 PM
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wait what XBX has great after-battle dialogue
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Whiskey_Nick
02/12/19 7:35:26 PM
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FIROA DIES!? waht
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Lightning Strikes
02/12/19 7:40:09 PM
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X's are bad but 2's are amazing.

"I'll bash you up proper next time I sweeeeear"
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TheRock1525
02/12/19 8:07:05 PM
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If I hear let's show em a thing or three again I'm tossing my switch out the window.
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TheRock1525
02/13/19 3:25:57 PM
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I appreciate that immediately, not even five minutes after defeating Xord, there's more Xords.

Also Dunban says he has a sword that can cut through mechon so does that mean I don't have to enchant him during mechon fights? I never checked because I default do it to start every mechon fight.
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scarletspeed7
02/13/19 3:38:55 PM
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Alley oop!
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TheRock1525
02/13/19 4:19:31 PM
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Also the menus are still terrible for this game. I wish there was just an optimization button for equipment.
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TheRock1525
02/14/19 12:55:54 PM
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Man I forgot how many random ass level 80 enemies there are in this marsh.
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Panthera
02/14/19 2:37:42 PM
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IIRC most of the random powerhouses in the marsh aren't automatically hostile and also only come out at night

TheRock1525 posted...

Also Dunban says he has a sword that can cut through mechon so does that mean I don't have to enchant him during mechon fights? I never checked because I default do it to start every mechon fight.


As long as he has that weapon equipped he'll be able to do damage without you Monado'ing up the team, but your third party member isn't so lucky and I think it still provides a damage boost to Mechon anyway so you'll probably want to keep doing it
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CelesMyUserName
02/14/19 2:56:03 PM
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yeah there's also weapons for other party members that can do the same, generally named like "Mechon [whatever]"

but yeah Enchant still boosts damage on Mechon too
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TheRock1525
02/15/19 2:20:04 AM
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Man even though most of the enemies are well under my level I still feel kinda underleveled.

I'm currently 30, ready to leave the marsh.
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TheRock1525
02/17/19 1:14:42 AM
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Sharla's tits nearly hanging out of this outfit is really really dumb.

Also I'm a little bit higher level this time around getting Melia so that's good.
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TheRock1525
02/17/19 11:09:33 AM
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So is Sharla basically a permanent member due to her being the only dedicated healer? I remember trying a Shulk/Sharla/Melia team and it just didn't work thanks to how important positioning is for Shulk. So you basically need one tank for aggro to make Shulk work. And you need Sharla for healing, so you're basically stuck with at least one of either Reyn or Dunban, right?
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CelesMyUserName
02/17/19 1:32:23 PM
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TheRock1525 posted...
And you need Sharla for healing

honestly, you don't

maybe some specific unique monsters she can come in handy but really healing isn't so important and Shulk is honestly a perfectly sufficient "healer". Riki also has a really good fan heal if you really want one

for your second question, Riki can also function like a tank... he's a real all-arounder with heal/party-gauge boosting, painful DOT, and a shitload of health

honestly though I'm never concerned at filling certain roles, even for Shulk's sake Shadow Eye will deal with aggro
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foolm0r0n
02/17/19 1:41:31 PM
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You really really don't need healing in this game. DPS and tanking (dodge and/or damage mitigatio) is the main thing, plus spot healing via Shulk and some other abilities is enough. You kill enemies faster than they can kill you.

Also Melia is great for having that small bit of passive healing that keeps your comfortable, but the problem is her AI sucks so you need to control her. That means you can't control Shulk, who has the highest DPS. He's okay on AI though I guess.
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CelesMyUserName
02/17/19 1:48:48 PM
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I'm always surprised how good Shulk AI is. Like you can in desperate need Warn him and tell him what to do during a vision, but he'll tend to like use Speed during a physical attack vision himself so. I also remember just watching him Shadow Eye and move around for all his positional attacks.

He's definitely the best AI, unlike Reyn who can't make good use of Magnum Charge (into Sword Drive, using Berserker), or Dunban turning himself around with Tempest Kick so that he can Daze people with Thunder (not really as significant as it sounds however)... or yeah of course Melia who basically has no clue at all what to do (what buffs to use)

also not counting Sharla because how could anything mess up controlling Sharla
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ninkendo
02/17/19 2:03:44 PM
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TheRock1525
02/17/19 7:46:33 PM
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Thanks for the info.

Where do I get manuals for each character?
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CelesMyUserName
02/17/19 9:38:07 PM
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random shops around the world contain a bunch of Intermediate books so just check the shops you find as you go

Advanced books are rare drops from gold chests by monsters later on (like level 60+ stuff), and also some quests (main and sides) give certain Advanced art books

btw speaking of gold chests, you can actually save your file before opening chest, and load to re-open the chest until it gives you something good.... pretty necessary if you're gonna be gunning for all the art books, as some of them have their highest drop rate by Unique monsters that only appear in some sidequests (one that immediately comes to mind with a bunch of art books is a giant ape and giant spider you fight in Tephra Cave for a late-game quest)

also helpful however for getting good equipment tho!
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TheRock1525
02/19/19 2:15:39 AM
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Its weird how much I disliked the inability to change appearance of the characters in XBX2 when I just deliberating stocked up on clothing items and armor in Nopon Village just to make everyone look like their default appearance.

Also this is the best version of the Nopon.
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Cybat
02/19/19 11:06:26 AM
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Yeah, I was really mad with how the Nopon were treated in XCX. (And a lot of other things, but, also the Nopon.) The constant jokes about eating Tatsu were never once funny.
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GuessMyUserName
02/19/19 1:44:12 PM
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2 makes me think rock means XBC2 not XBX1

but Riki > Tora > Tatsu obv
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TheRock1525
02/19/19 1:48:56 PM
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I mean yeah I was talking exclusively how in XB2 you were stuck with their default appearance with armor not changing how they looked (although didn't DLC or late game give different colored outfits to the characters) whereas XB1 and XBX did change appearance. And XBX had the best system where you had your actual armor and an appearance option.
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GuessMyUserName
02/19/19 2:00:20 PM
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I like how XBX entwines custom appearance to the actual plot: mimeosomes
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TheRock1525
02/20/19 2:07:05 AM
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I can't tell if Eryth Sea is really cool or really dumb.
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TheRock1525
02/21/19 11:45:54 AM
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So it's interesting to play this game after a long layoff because I'm past the tutorials to a lot of stuff in this game. I'm just learning on the fly, and to be honest, I like it a lot more than being tutorialized like you are heavily in the beginning. It does lead to more mistakes but it's also a better learning experience.

I'm also really half-assing the side quests. I have a ton to still finish and Melia has just become the successor. And I was just thinking "we haven't ran into any mechon in a while" so of course they're attacking.
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TheRock1525
02/22/19 11:35:11 AM
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I know it was coming, but seeing Fiora again is such a huge moment.
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TheRock1525
02/22/19 12:34:17 PM
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How much longer until she rejoins the party? And how close will I be to the end when she does?
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GuessMyUserName
02/22/19 2:16:50 PM
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I might say Prison Island was the ~40% mark and joining party is about the ~60% mark

... a bit tricky to judge depending on your exploration, but the phase between Prison Island to Fiora has less exploration so it may go by quick
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TheRock1525
02/22/19 5:14:03 PM
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I should probably start grinding a bit and finishing up some quests since I was only level 41 facing Metal Face.
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Waluigi1
02/22/19 7:13:01 PM
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foolm0r0n posted...
You kill enemies faster than they can kill you.

I must definitely be playing the game wrong then <_<. Every battle might as well be a boss battle for me. Takes ages and I'm barely making it.
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CelesMyUserName
02/23/19 4:04:30 AM
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back slash

battle start battle over

my most recent playthrough a month ago enemies generally couldn't last long enough for my melia to apply all her DOTs
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TheRock1525
02/23/19 6:11:09 AM
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Even using that any enemy near my level takes a while and if more jump in the fray it's tough. Every boss fight I've done has included Sharla since she was party accessible.

It's kinda weird how Xord's origins are never revealed, though. The other faced mechon get driver reveals but not him. Which is kind of a bummer because when he says "when I was made into this, my eyes were opened." There was some cool backstory potential there.
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neonreaper
02/23/19 9:42:03 AM
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I think you can figure out who it is by talking to NPCs - it might not be what youre looking for in terms of presentation tho
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GuessMyUserName
02/23/19 2:42:19 PM
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You could find out who Xord is right after you beat him. Even before you face him there's a little hint too.
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TheRock1525
02/23/19 2:58:48 PM
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GuessMyUserName posted...
You could find out who Xord is right after you beat him. Even before you face him there's a little hint too.


I mean what human being was he? You learn the other face mechon are humans you knew so who was Xord?
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GuessMyUserName
02/23/19 3:06:57 PM
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He's someone you didn't know, but another colony 9 resident did!

[not future spoilers obv] ... someone who is in the commercial district at night time <_<
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TheRock1525
02/23/19 3:10:01 PM
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You could just tell me.
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GuessMyUserName
02/23/19 3:15:02 PM
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sigh

During a conversation with Dsire it is revealed that her father was a man named "Xord" and that he ran a company known as Xord Smithy. He was a fine blacksmith and was killed in the Battle of Sword Valley. It is highly alluded that he was the Homs used to create the Faced Mechon Xord. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U also backs up this theory in Xord's collectible trophy.

If you talk to her before Xord IIIRC she says without naming anything about her dad dying in last year's invasion, and then after beating Xord is when she drops his name and talks about his work.

Her sidequest story you help her decide if she wants to be a soldier or a sculptor.
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CelesMyUserName
02/24/19 1:11:16 AM
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so I've been skimming the Monado Archive I got myself for my birthday and woahhhhhh according to the Xenoblade chronology timeline, Melia is 88 years old (Kallian is 151)

(also hell yeah all the concept art, storyboards, and all the dengeki pollsss, like Immovable Gonzales is #1 fav unique)
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Mac Arrowny
02/24/19 1:12:59 AM
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Her age is revealed in the game too.
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Team Rocket Elite
02/24/19 1:15:40 AM
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Do you remember where? IIRC playable characters don't show up on the affinity chart so does an NPC somewhere mention it?
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TheRock1525
02/24/19 2:00:02 PM
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So I'm level 48 entering sword valley.

Underleveled?
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