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Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age |OT| Classic Combat Camera is Crucial

Nov 13, 2017
2,568
Midwest
Man this game is long....put it down to beat AC Odyssey and just came back today. Kind of overwhelmed with the length and might just play for a few more days before quitting. I can always watch the ending on youtube.
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,920
I really wish I can replay this game. I finished up everything and did the wheel. Im gonna guess that its safe to say this game isnt going to get dlc or a expansion? This was probably one of my favourite games of 2018, Sylvando and Jade were the best.
Yep this is me right now. Sunk 180 hours and platinumed this masterpiece in October and want to have a reason to go back and keep playing. If the Switch version gets extra stuff I hope we can get it at least as paid DLC on PS4 but lets face it, we'll probably get jack shit.

Just got this. Anyone know if I can switch to the japanese original interface?
You cant but why would you? The new one is better al around. Its not just the color and size of the windoes that they changed you know?
 
Nov 30, 2017
614
Yep this is me right now. Sunk 180 hours and platinumed this masterpiece in October and want to have a reason to go back and keep playing. If the Switch version gets extra stuff I hope we can get it at least as paid DLC on PS4 but lets face it, we'll probably get jack shit.
Honestly Ill probably will re buy it on switch just so I can have a reason to replay it again lol.
 
Hey Merry Christmas guys! OK a few questions I'm hoping you can help me out with(spoilers obviously)...



1)I just got back from the void with a reincarnated Rab and learned the super special(forgot its name). Now, after training with the little monk dude in Pang Lai, Rab suggests we go to a place called Arboria. Well, in fact during a party talk with him, he's now suggesting we go to the Champs Savauge and "have a look around". Ummm, OK I'm at the Champs Savauge but now what? Where in this big area does Rab want us to go? Can someone point me in the right direction?

2)Getting back to Arboria. Well, I don't remember this place at all. Would someone be so kind as to tell me how to find this place?

3)Now that I've got Rab back in my party and I'm done with Pang Lai, I now see a bunch of new side quests that's opened up which took me by surprise. Do you suggest I complete these quests before heading to Arboria, or does it not matter?
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,629
Just finished Arboria Act 2.

Goddamn it I cry for the second time :’(

I can’t believe two of the weakest (the most boring) party member in Act 1, Erik and Serena, became the strongest one thanks to their story arc.

Anyway, even if the rest of the game botched, game is GOTY for me and is one of the best JRPG I ever played.
 
Hey Merry Christmas guys! OK a few questions I'm hoping you can help me out with(spoilers obviously)...


1)I just got back from the void with a reincarnated Rab and learned the super special(forgot its name). Now, after training with the little monk dude in Pang Lai, Rab suggests we go to a place called Arboria. Well, in fact during a party talk with him, he's now suggesting we go to the Champs Savauge and "have a look around". Ummm, OK I'm at the Champs Savauge but now what? Where in thise big area does Rab want us to go? Can someone point me in the right direction?

2)Getting back to Arboria. Well, I don't remember this place at all. Would someone be so kind as to tell me how to find this place?

3)Now that I've got Rab back in my party and I'm done with Pang Lai, I now see a bunch of new side quests that's opened up which took me by surprise. Do you suggest I complete these quests before heading to Arboria, or does it not matter?
Merry Christmas.
As for your questions:
  1. Go to Phnom Nohm a cutscene should trigger before you get there.
  2. Is the area after Sniflheim (snowy area/town) and the snaerfelt (i don't remember the exact name)
  3. As far as I remember it doesn't matter when you do them.

Thanks for the reply. What is the best way to get to Snifheim? Do I still have access to my boat? Can I walk from Phnom Nohm to Sniflheim on foot?
 
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Oct 25, 2017
12,273
Isamu maybe use spoiler tags for people not in Act 2 yet. I mean, at this point, might not be a ton of people, but then again between sales and Christmas... I guess we’ll have some new blood around.

And you’re a ways off from actually getting to the location in point 2 again. Just follow the immediate story for now.
 
Dec 23, 2018
203
guys, 2 questions: great sword or sword and shield for the hero?, is there a way to respec?
This game is incredible, im in love.
Sword and shield has saved me from plenty deaths and just offers a nice extra layer of defense.

At a certain point in the story you will be able to respec characters.
 
Aug 27, 2018
513
So I beat the "final boss"...there's other stuff to do but I don't think I have it in me at this point. I may come back to this but I think I'm good with the ending that I saw, what a long ass game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,958
So I beat the "final boss"...there's other stuff to do but I don't think I have it in me at this point. I may come back to this but I think I'm good with the ending that I saw, what a long ass game.
You should at least go through the first 2-3 hours of extra cutscenes. That is basically mandatory, even if most of the gameplay aspects aren't.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,629
Hey Merry Christmas guys! OK a few questions I'm hoping you can help me out with(spoilers obviously)...



1) spoiler
2)spoiler
3)spoiler


Thanks for the reply. What is the best way to get to Snifheim? Do I still have access to my boat? Can I walk from Phnom Nohm to Sniflheim on foot?

1. and 2. Just keep following the instruction by Party Member from Party Talk, for now you should go to Champs Sauvage and to Phnom Nohm. You should trigger a cutscene while walking toward the town.

3. Personally I finished all the sidequests before getting to Sniflheim (and Arboria).

guys, 2 questions: great sword or sword and shield for the hero?, is there a way to respec?
This game is incredible, im in love.
Sword and Shield for me, mostly for 'role-playing' reason though.

You can respec in Church/Goddess statue using Rectification option.
 
Just keep playing the story, you need to do a few things before you can go.
OK buddy I will :)

OK another question. I gotta side quest where.....

one of the big lipped monsters wants me to get my charm up to over 350 or something like that. My main hero is only a level 46 and my charm with the current clothes and accessories is only like 140 or so. What's the best way to get my charm up to meet the requirements to satisfy Mrs Big Lips? What accessories and armor/clothes should I buy or craft, and what minimum level should I be?
 
Oct 25, 2017
867
Puerto Rico
OK buddy I will :)

OK another question. I gotta side quest where.....

one of the big lipped monsters wants me to get my charm up to over 350 or something like that. My main hero is only a level 46 and my charm with the current clothes and accessories is only like 140 or so. What's the best way to get my charm up to meet the requirements to satisfy Mrs Big Lips? What accessories and armor/clothes should I buy or craft, and what minimum level should I be?
You'll get an armor that increases your charm by 100. The side quest becomes easy after that.
 
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Nov 21, 2017
3,480
Personally I finished all the sidequests before getting to Sniflheim (and Arboria).
Edit: sorry, i misquoted you 😐😐
OK buddy I will :)

OK another question. I gotta side quest where.....

one of the big lipped monsters wants me to get my charm up to over 350 or something like that. My main hero is only a level 46 and my charm with the current clothes and accessories is only like 140 or so. What's the best way to get my charm up to meet the requirements to satisfy Mrs Big Lips? What accessories and armor/clothes should I buy or craft, and what minimum level should I be?

Are you talking about that french monster? Omg, that french dialect makes me dizzy. I literally do not understand that quest objective because of that.

For your answer, err you will find the costumes automatically. It is a spoiler, you will know that costume when you get it
 
Really disappointing that you have to do the stupid Wheel of Harmma to get a recipe for forging a weapon that is needed for a quest completion,which is the last one I need ,59/60...I fail at the 4th trial,need something to prevent being paralysed or shocked...? is it the same thing...?
 
Nov 2, 2017
7,832
I'm trying to jump back in but I can't get my PC version to work anymore, it doesn't even boot. First I assumed it was the patch which screwed up the music mod but I deleted everything and redownloaded it and it still doesn't launch.
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,894
Anyone playing PC version can advise me if the game supports resolution above 1080p?
I went to the system settings ingame -> resolution. There are options above 1080p but they're greyed out and I can't choose ....
 
Haha,are you kidding me with this last Boss of Act 3...not even coming close at level 70,oh well,great game,but at 130 hours in I think I am done,might check a guide to help with the Wheel of Harma to get the sidequest trophy,and the last Discipline trial(I really dont find the rewards funny at all).
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,105
Haha,are you kidding me with this last Boss of Act 3...not even coming close at level 70,oh well,great game,but at 130 hours in I think I am done,might check a guide to help with the Wheel of Harma to get the sidequest trophy,and the last Discipline trial(I really dont find the rewards funny at all).
Are you
using the sword of light as an item during the fight? (Make sure it's the one you get at the end of Act 2 not the upgraded version you can make in Act 3.)
 
Are you
using the sword of light as an item during the fight? (Make sure it's the one you get at the end of Act 2 not the upgraded version you can make in Act 3.)
Yeah,its the right one...I just tried once to see how it was,I didnt really check my lineup and stuff,but basically he hits way too hard,especially with those 3 turns mechanic they do with Boss fights(I am on default difficulty,didnt touch any of that the whole game)...I would need to shield Veronica for example because she dies in one turn,etc etc...
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,105
Yeah,its the right one...I just tried once to see how it was,I didnt really check my lineup and stuff,but basically he hits way too hard,especially with those 3 turns mechanic they do with Boss fights(I am on default difficulty,didnt touch any of that the whole game)...I would need to shield Veronica for example because she dies in one turn,etc etc...
Trying to remember what specifically I did. I know I beat it low 70s in two tries. I think I just used Veronica to Magic Burst the appendages away once and then threw her to the curb the rest of the fight. Obviously you want a lot of buffing and to use any peps you might have. Going in pepped up with a bunch of people might help a ton. Erik's guaranteed crit ability plus doppelgänger did a ton of damage for me, too.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,266
Damn, just came in to say that the game is finally sucking me in after 20hrs, and...unmarked spoilers.

Word to the wise: Saying “spoilers obviously” isn’t the same thing as actually using spoiler tags. Yeeesh.
 
Oct 25, 2017
867
Puerto Rico
Damn, just came in to say that the game is finally sucking me in after 20hrs, and...unmarked spoilers.

Word to the wise: Saying “spoilers obviously” isn’t the same thing as actually using spoiler tags. Yeeesh.
I recommend you don't browse the OT until you finish the game or at least act 2. There's a lot of heavy spoilers that might ruin your experience if you get spoiled on it. Don't risk it. We can talk all you want after that!
 
What's the best way to quickly acquire money? I need a ton of Pep Pips for Hallelujah/Electro Light grinding, and it's been an incredibly slow process since Pep Pips are so damned expensive. I want that Platinum Trophy!
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,273
What's the best way to quickly acquire money? I need a ton of Pep Pips for Hallelujah/Electro Light grinding, and it's been an incredibly slow process since Pep Pips are so damned expensive. I want that Platinum Trophy!
Uhhh...

I know there’s roulette jackpot -> trading tokens for the MP restore potion (sage elixir...? it’s been months, I’m starting act 3 later today), and then selling that, since you can do that trading in bulk compared to other items. There’s probably something much better that I don’t know about, though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,018
I've seen a lot of people talk about how there aren't really any "missables" in this game, but what about monsters? I thought I'd try to fill out the bestiary, but looking back through it I think I may have somehow missed a few of the "vicious" variety. Is there any way to get a complete "Types of Monster Defeated" # if you missed any like that?
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,601
Got the platinum. This game was great and so cosy. I actually miss it quite a lot.

Am I right in thinking they straight up showed the main character for Dragon Quest XII at the end there?
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,107
Got the platinum. This game was great and so cosy. I actually miss it quite a lot.

Am I right in thinking they straight up showed the main character for Dragon Quest XII at the end there?
It's a recreation of the intro to Dragon Quest III. So it's either a cute nod since this happens right before DQ3 or it's saying we're getting a remake next.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,708
Don't grind, talk to every npc, read every red book, look everywhere for goodies, install the orchestral mod if on pc, play at your pace. Have fun!
I've read about the post game a bit...no spoilers but apparently it puts you back at a certain save point...should I do anything extra before that point?
 
Oct 24, 2017
3,459
Cool.

Don't think I'll use any of the Draconian rules...or is there a recommended one? New to DQ mostly but I'm decent at RPGs.
The game is balanced for normal. You might find it easy to start, but if you don't overlevel, challenge picks up. It is easy to not overlevel since you can run around almost every encounter.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,708
Oh man they really don't clue you in on Draconian Rules huh...just a prompt on the name entry screen that's so easy to miss. Not that I was going for it.

I couldn't think of a name so I went with Link. People keep saying "young Link" in the first town which gives me a chuckle.

Also I'm guessing that mysterious red door in town is post-game stuff right?
 
Oct 25, 2017
862
Oh man they really don't clue you in on Draconian Rules huh...just a prompt on the name entry screen that's so easy to miss. Not that I was going for it.

I couldn't think of a name so I went with Link. People keep saying "young Link" in the first town which gives me a chuckle.

Also I'm guessing that mysterious red door in town is post-game stuff right?
Later on in the game, yes. Same with jail doors. Keep note of where they are for later. It's worth it for what's behind them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,105
Oh man they really don't clue you in on Draconian Rules huh...just a prompt on the name entry screen that's so easy to miss. Not that I was going for it.
That pissed me off and is still my biggest complaint. I played for hours hours before coming to the thread and seeing that it even existed. Didn’t want to redo and restart so unfortunately I played regular difficulty.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,708
I know you can respec, but there's no skill route that's total trash right? Went Great Sword for Hero and Boomerang for Erik.

Should I bother using Erik's steal command, or is it just a way to net some extra stuff here and there. It's not like Zidane's from FFIX where great stuff is available if you abuse it right?