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Etrian Odyssey Community Thread: A New Era of Fight and Heal

Jan 30, 2018
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I highly doubt that this is the end of the series, but I feel like Atlus might just drop the cartography entirely in lieu of a more typical auto map feature. Maybe they could offer a few different mapping styles since every EO fan makes their maps a little bit different.

As for Nexus, I've been a fan of the series for over a decade at this point and it's one of my favorite series ever so I am very excited for the game and its EO all-stars theme. That said, I admittedly haven't played much of V yet. It came at a really busy time and I put it on the shelf for a later date. So the release of Nexus caught me off guard since I was still thinking about V. Does Nexus pay much homage to V? I'm trying to decide whether to shelve V even longer so I can play Nexus now, or play V now and shelve Nexus. I have heard so many great things about V so I am excited to play it regardless.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I would be surprised if they go way of Labyrinth of Refrain or the Sega Ages Phantasy Star on the Switch, game auto maps but have a map take up part of the screen. Maybe letting you mark in special spots on the map if you need to.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm going to post the Nexus OT soon (when I wake up in the morning). But I just wanted to double check with you all before I do:

Atlus hasn't said anything about the DLC plans for the English versions of the game yet, have they? It's a bit of a shame, since having all the portraits back is such a big part of the fun in the Japanese version. Although I wouldn't be surprised if the DLC is still there and they just haven't said anything; that seems like kind of an Atlus thing to do.

Edit: I'm reading on Reddit that someone with an early copy can see there is DLC in the game, but it says unavailable. So that gives me hope that it's coming in some form.
 
Oct 25, 2017
436
Atlus hasn't said anything about the DLC plans for the English versions of the game yet, have they? It's a bit of a shame, since having all the portraits back is such a big part of the fun in the Japanese version. Although I wouldn't be surprised if the DLC is still there and they just haven't said anything; that seems like kind of an Atlus thing to do.

Edit: I'm reading on Reddit that someone with an early copy can see there is DLC in the game, but it says unavailable. So that gives me hope that it's coming in some form.
I don't recall Atlus ever leaving any EO DLC out of the localized version, and I expect the portraits won't be an exception. Since the game doesn't officially come out until tomorrow, it'll probably be a day 1 DLC release.
 
Oct 25, 2017
436
Any hype here for Etrian Nexus? I only played EO V but loved it. Possibly will buy EN, now that I have finished KH3.
I've been waiting for Nexus for awhile. It'll be the game I'll be putting most of my time in for the next few months, that's for sure.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm excited for Nexus, but I need to finish V first (and EOU2 lol).

Just replaced my 3DS battery though, so I should be able to get cracking on finishing V.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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IIRC there wasn't a demo with the Japanese release, so they might no release a demo for the West. We'll see when it launches tomorrow.
That’s a shame. The demos were fun and really sold me on the games.

I have a little trepidation about getting this cuz it seems like it’s a “best of” and having played all the EO I may be retreading old and sometimes frustrating ground.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Germany
Edit: I'm reading on Reddit that someone with an early copy can see there is DLC in the game, but it says unavailable. So that gives me hope that it's coming in some form.
I just got the game, the DLS portraits are there:
- Inventor's Experience (triple EXP accesoire)
- Inventor's Fortune (100% material drop rate accessoire)
- EO 1&2 Portraits
- EO 3 Portraits
- EO 4 Portraitsa
- EO 5 Portraits
- New Adventurers (10th anniversary portraits)
- PROJECT Re FANTASY (portraits from said games artist)
- Hero Class Bikini Armor (toggle option)
Everything so far has the price listed as "Expired", so maybe it will become available tomorrow.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,974
I just got the game, the DLS portraits are there:
- Inventor's Experience (triple EXP accesoire)
- Inventor's Fortune (100% material drop rate accessoire)
- EO 1&2 Portraits
- EO 3 Portraits
- EO 4 Portraitsa
- EO 5 Portraits
- New Adventurers (10th anniversary portraits)
- PROJECT Re FANTASY (portraits from said games artist)
- Hero Class Bikini Armor (toggle option)
Everything so far has the price listed as "Expired", so maybe it will become available tomorrow.
Thanks, that's helpful! I'll add this information to the OT.
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,167
I recently started EOV and I have a question - does dragoon's dragon roar work on summons? I know it can be used on them but I'm not sure it's actually having an effect.
 
Oct 27, 2017
690
I've been neglecting to play EOV lately, but I hunkered down and managed to finally finish the 5th stratum. Then I took a few steps into 26F, got ambushed and had my entire party arm & leg bound.

I won't be picking up Nexus for quite a while, so let's see if I can finish this stratum by then.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I've been neglecting to play EOV lately, but I hunkered down and managed to finally finish the 5th stratum. Then I took a few steps into 26F, got ambushed and had my entire party arm & leg bound.

I won't be picking up Nexus for quite a while, so let's see if I can finish this stratum by then.
im in the oposite camp, i negectled eov (currebtly in the midle of stratum 3) but i picked up nexus. now i have eo for the whole year haha
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Chiming in as another person who left EOV on the backburner and was then caught off guard by Nexus this week. I don't want to play the series out of order, so can't dive into Nexus right now but at least it motivated me to get back to EOV. I made it to the 2nd Stratum when EOV first came out, but got really bored because it felt way too easy. I decided it was the worst entry in the series and then just kind of forgot about it. Now that I've picked EOV back up, I'm pretty addicted to the cartography all over again, and I guess the difficulty has ramped up a bit since the Lich King just handed me my ass.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Crawling through floor 15 in EOV right now before I can dive into Nexus.

I didn't help myself by (almost) completely replacing my team this weekend though. Dropped my Dragoon, Fencer, and Botanist for a Masurao, Pugilist, and a different Botanist. Also planning on replacing my Rover with a Necromancer, but I needed grandma to steward the newbies. The only holdover is my Warlock.

I might end up keeping my Rover around though, the passive healing is really nice. If I do I might swap my current Botanist for a Shaman or something.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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It seems I got stuck in EOV... on deciding which legendary titles to choose for my party. Except for my masauro because imagining her running around with four katanas is too hilarious to pass up.
 
Oct 27, 2017
285
The only one I was stuck on was my pugilist. I already knew what I wanted for everyone else in my party. The only other time I was stuck was what to call the titles, went with Punch Master (pugilist), Lady of Swords (masurao), Cerberus Queen (rover), Buff and Heal (shaman) and Ethereal Witch (warlock).
 
Oct 29, 2017
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I went with Spirit Evoker for my Necro but I'm not really feeling it and will probably switch him to the other one. Honestly both of necro's skillsets seem a bit awkward to me and I may end up ditching him for a warlock if neither works for me.
 
Oct 27, 2017
690
Made it to 30F. The teleporters were a nightmare. I think I'll take the time to grind for a bit before I fight the boss.

Cannon Dragoon best Dragoon.
I went the whole main game with a shield dragoon. She pulled her weight, but was admittedly a bit on the bland side. Then I did the quest to kill the elephant and got my first taste of Buster Cannon. Whoo boy.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Mexico
There is not Untold patches to rebalances the game without grimoires (or to don't depend blantly in luck in boss battles in U2) right? I think it would be a interesting project... if I had such skills.
 
Mar 19, 2019
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On Nexus, I was pretty surprised to find myself enjoying it as much as I did. The "All-Star Gallery" gimmick of the game does kind of have you retreading old ground a bit much, but the game did a good job of reconciling the different games' sometimes dramatically different approaches to class and boss design under one solid, unified design philosophy. It felt more cohesive than I expected, and my only complaint is the lack of EOV treatment. Definitely a hard recommend to anyone unsure about Nexus.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,232
Mexico
I set up to my Hero unit the Imperial subclass but only for the passives skills, the Hero class is pretty powerful at its own. Now to explore the 9th labyrinth :)
 
Mar 19, 2019
202
This is almost a year old...
Yes, it is, and I'm sorry but everybody seemed to be worried about the end of the Etrian franchise so it seems not a lot of people here knew about it. So I'm still fairly confident I'm calling something to the collective attention to the group.

If not, I'm sorry.
 
Oct 27, 2017
285
I finally got to the fifth stratum in EO5, I was sidetracked by the sudden desire to read (ended up reading about 9 books since I last played a game). It's not too hard so far, my main party are all level 70, I still fight most random battles so that everyone else in my guild can level up.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I finally got to the fifth stratum in EO5, I was sidetracked by the sudden desire to read (ended up reading about 9 books since I last played a game). It's not too hard so far, my main party are all level 70, I still fight most random battles so that everyone else in my guild can level up.
Glad to hear you're still in the game 👍 The fifth stratum is pretty enjoyable with a fun gimmick and really good song to boot.
 
Oct 27, 2017
285
Kinda stuck on

Eternal Tyrant

Gonna keep trying though, if not with the party I used all game, then I'll try using guild members (I'm glad I was using the memory conch all this time, they're all level 60+)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It's essentially a superboss.
I steamrolled pretty much everything in the game with my party built around a 4kat Masurao up until that point and some bosses I killed so fast I needed to look up just what their gimmick was online afterward. But it took like ten tries or something against the final boss. There's just so much stuff it can do to mess with you and balancing the damage you do to it so that you don't kill yourself makes the fight even more troublesome.
 
Oct 27, 2017
285
I decided to not buy Untold 2, I'll get it next time it's on sale. For now I'll just play what I can of 5's postgame, and I started a playthrough of Untold 1's classic mode (I beat story mode last year and then lost my save data). I'm mostly happy with my party choices, except for maybe the protector, but I love her character portrait. I went with Landsknecht/Protector/Medic/Alchemist/Hexer.