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« Reply #240 on: August 16, 2010, 10:23:06 PM »

How do you mean he doesn't need them as gladiator?  Why not dump a ton of points into ranger for the great stat boosts?
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« Reply #241 on: August 16, 2010, 11:41:02 PM »

I'm at about 45 hours and loving it.  Probably 15 hours of that spent hunting down alchemy ingredients.  Alchemy is a lot of fun but I'm often frustrated by not knowing what the build next.  And also, frequently wanting to upgrade equipped equipment and forgetting that I have to unequip it first.  Minor annoyance but an annoyance all the same.  Still, the moment where something new pops out of the alchemy pot is pretty cool.

Just got out of the Gortress (worst prison ever) and figure I'm getting near the end.  My "extra" quests list is still distressingly full of ??? though.
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« Reply #242 on: August 16, 2010, 11:46:26 PM »

Most of those extra quests are for after you beat the game.
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« Reply #243 on: August 17, 2010, 12:49:53 AM »

I do this with a lot of games. I got about 20 hrs. into FFTA2 and restarted. It's just a thing I do.
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« Reply #244 on: August 17, 2010, 02:52:05 AM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on August 17, 2010, 12:49:53 AM

I do this with a lot of games. I got about 20 hrs. into FFTA2 and restarted. It's just a thing I do.

Hey I deleted a level 20-something character in Final Fantasy XI so I could reroll as a new race and still use the same name, but it sounded like you restarted because you thought you had gimped your characters, and none your game decisions thus far were irreversible, aside from the deletion of your save file.
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« Reply #245 on: August 17, 2010, 02:34:45 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on August 16, 2010, 10:23:06 PM

How do you mean he doesn't need them as gladiator?  Why not dump a ton of points into ranger for the great stat boosts?

I have 42 points in Ranger skills.  While I'm playing as a Gladiator, I'm running at 100 in sword and 100 in Gladiator skills.  I have 100 in shield so my Gladiator can equip a shield.  I have those 148 skill saved up, because I'm not sure what skill I'll want in the future.  I hope to unlock the Luminary soon, maybe I'll want to lvl up those skills, or maybe one of the weird weapons I'm not using atm like fans.
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« Reply #246 on: August 17, 2010, 04:04:18 PM »

Is luminary the last class you unlock or is that sage?
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« Reply #247 on: August 17, 2010, 05:04:00 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on August 17, 2010, 04:04:18 PM

Is luminary the last class you unlock or is that sage?

Must be Luminary because it is the only class I've not unlocked.
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« Reply #248 on: August 17, 2010, 05:14:16 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on August 17, 2010, 05:04:00 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 17, 2010, 04:04:18 PM

Is luminary the last class you unlock or is that sage?

Must be Luminary because it is the only class I've not unlocked.

You can't get the Luminary quest until after you beat the main story.  I've not yet seen the monster I need to complete it and I'm doing lvl 50ish grottos.
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« Reply #249 on: August 17, 2010, 10:34:53 PM »

Quote from: Dramatist on August 17, 2010, 05:14:16 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 17, 2010, 05:04:00 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 17, 2010, 04:04:18 PM

Is luminary the last class you unlock or is that sage?

Must be Luminary because it is the only class I've not unlocked.

You can't get the Luminary quest until after you beat the main story.  I've not yet seen the monster I need to complete it and I'm doing lvl 50ish grottos.
  I also tried my first legendary and got my butt handed to me.

Right.  I've not seen it, either, but I also don't know what monster you are talking about. smile  I have beaten the game as well and have just been doing side and extra quests and doing some grottos here and there. I did unlock the train, though, which is fun.
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« Reply #250 on: August 21, 2010, 03:14:41 PM »

Between the glowing reviews, the damn Forum Effect.. and the fact the first Dragon Quest on the NES was the first RPG I ever played from start to finish, I was compelled and just picked this up. Don't know when the hell I'm gonna play it. it's on the 2nd DS game I've ever bought for my 3.5 year-old DS (the other being Meteos). Looking forward to trying it while laying down on a beach chair later today.  icon_smile
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« Reply #251 on: August 27, 2010, 03:07:25 PM »

Here's a little update for me at !200! hours in.  I haven't ever played a single player game this much.

Accolades Earnt: 129
Quests completed: 89
Grottos completed: 79

Defeated monster list completionn: 83%
Wardrobe completion: 50%
Item List completion: 69%
Alchenomicon completion: 54%

My main party is
Hero: 87 gladiator
85 mage
82 sage
87 martial artist

with everyone at least lvl 40 in something else too.

I find myself playing while watching TV in the evening alot.
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« Reply #252 on: August 27, 2010, 04:04:28 PM »

Yeah, I'm juuuust about where I was before (after only 20 hours!) and my party is in much nicer shape. I'm really shocked how enjoyable this game is and how much I'm absolutely digging it.
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« Reply #253 on: August 27, 2010, 05:29:10 PM »

Haven't played near as much as Dramatist, but here is my stuff:

Time spent playing: 90:33
Battle Victories: 1716
Alchemy Performed: 128
Accolades Earnt: 48
Quests Completed: 50
Grottoes Completed: 24

Defeated monster list completionn: 75%
Wardrobe completion: 26%
Item List completion: 54%
Alchenomicon completion: 22%

My main party is:
Hero: 49 Ranger
51 Priest
50 Mage
49 Gladiator
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« Reply #254 on: August 27, 2010, 06:52:39 PM »

I'm really liking this game. Perhaps even more than I did Dragon Quest 8 (?) on the PS2.

Are these grottoes you guys mention the same thing as "treasure map" caves or something different? I keep getting the feeling that I'm unintentionally missing a bunch of stuff. And what level were you guys when you "beat" it? I think I may have spent a bit too much time power leveling as bosses have been pretty easy lately. Most of my guys are between levels 30 - 40 in their main class and most have leveled to around 20 in at least one other class. I just beat
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« Reply #255 on: August 30, 2010, 03:57:01 AM »

I'm loving the elementalist class. All I'm using is a wand and still pulling down plenty of damage per attack.
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« Reply #256 on: August 30, 2010, 03:50:06 PM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on August 27, 2010, 06:52:39 PM

I'm really liking this game. Perhaps even more than I did Dragon Quest 8 (?) on the PS2.

Are these grottoes you guys mention the same thing as "treasure map" caves or something different? I keep getting the feeling that I'm unintentionally missing a bunch of stuff. And what level were you guys when you "beat" it? I think I may have spent a bit too much time power leveling as bosses have been pretty easy lately. Most of my guys are between levels 30 - 40 in their main class and most have leveled to around 20 in at least one other class. I just beat
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the dragon hero guy (don't remember his name). But all it took to beat him was for me to psyche up my two fighter characters to 100 and then do one attack each.
 

The Grottos are from treasure maps.  When you beat the boss of one (quite a bit harder than the story bosses) you get another map.  Usually the new map is harder than the one you just beat.  I think I was around lvl 40 when I beat the main story, so your lvls seem about right there.
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« Reply #257 on: October 12, 2010, 04:00:17 AM »

I've now clocked in about 75 hours total in DQ9 and I'm still loving it. I still haven't actually finished the game, since I've been doing too much screwing around with quests and classes.
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« Reply #258 on: October 12, 2010, 03:54:38 PM »

I can comfortably say that this is hands-down the best damn game on the DS. Period.
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« Reply #259 on: May 30, 2011, 02:26:53 AM »

Someone at NeoGAF posted his game completion percentages. -

Current Battle Records:
Time Spent Playing: 763:52
Time Spent In Multiplayer: 00:01

Battle Victories: 12080
Alchemy: 2368
Accolades: 363
Quests Completed: 178
Grottoes Completed: 629
Guests Canvassed: 30

Defeated Monster List: 99%
Wardrobe Completion: 99%
Item List Completion: 99%
Alchenomicon Completion: 100%

All classes level 99, all classes revocated x1, Gladiator revocation x10.

It's been an awesome journey. I will be sad but proud when I reach 100% for everything.

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