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SPOILER TAGS ARE BEING ENFORCED.
Please don't forget to use spoiler tags.

>Pyra/Mythra - Super Smash Bros Ultimate Reveal Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdgdxaIkU5g [Embed] [Embed]

>Translation of Takahashi's most recent interview with Famitsu:
https://xenomira.wordpress.com/2020/05/21/famitsu-june-4th-edition-takahashi-qa/

FAQs:
>Xenoblade Chronicles Google Doc (based off old version of the game)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zsw4BoNPdCEmKI4k0_beIAsDt77ii-vVgLegaph3518/
>Xenoblade X Pastebin:
https://pastebin.com/BAZBgtWY
>Xenoblade 2 Pastebin:
https://pastebin.com/Uix9gQJ6

>Xenogears Perfect Works translation:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/29956195@N08/sets/72157616593453778/
>Xenogears and Xenosaga Study Guide (somewhat outdated):
https://xenogearsxenosagastudyguide.blogspot.com
>Xeno Underground (also somewhat outdated):
https://xeno-underground.net/
>Ordoab Chao - A Guide to Understanding Xenosaga:
http://www.randombursts.com/projects/xenosaga/ordo_ab_chao_072315.pdf
>Xenosaga: Pied Piper translated script:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160406100304/http://zarathustra.kaisho.org/
>Xenosaga II-III: A Missing Year subtitled flash videos:
http://www.id-tec.de/xenosaga/
>Xenoblade The Secret File Monado Archives translation:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QfeD_Ncwy0AwjM8YArnkuO75OC-j5q2o/view
>Finding Your Monad: "Xenoblade" and Leibniz:
https://withaterriblefate.com/2015/02/10/finding-your-monad-xenoblade-and-leibniz/
>Plato, Rex the Philosopher King
https://withaterriblefate.com/2018/03/14/the-real-architect-of-xenoblade-chronicles-2-is-plato/
>Translated Xenoblade X Short Stories
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BiXmC3fsjmMQnnFrxfOyTvjEmS9WsU8fjy0sAOSiPqw/pub
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NZO8F6qMK8cWr8LYhj4g4P7Quu-_jZadkQXyFBaLm6g/pub
>Xenoblade X The Secret File - Art of Mira:
https://mega.nz/folder/CCIQwQgT#FRLTe4S1X_jfo13rgq6hKQ

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Round 3
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>watching a stream of a guy slowly descending into madness while struggling against Disciple Lorithia
Good times
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I hate tornas gameplay over 2.
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>>329855561
I didn't realize that she was supposed to be massively hard, I guess since I was massively overleveled by that point. I've been replaying with expert mode turned on and the battles have been a lot more intense.
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Hope and fears for Xenoblade 3?
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>>329856167
She's easily the most infamous mandatory fight in the game but yeah, the way the levelling system works in this game makes it so being even a few levels higher than an enemy makes the fight into a cakewalk.
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>>329856347
I hope they don't go full anime again like 2. I fear that since 2 is the most popular they're going to double down on the waifus.
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>>329856347
another SS bait main character
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>>329856397
I hate this system a lot.
Why should enemies get buffs just for being a few levels over? Its so dumb.
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>>329856770
>I hope they don't go full anime again like Xenogears.
Get. Out.
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>>329856347
hopes: waifus, mechas, and good presentation like xc1 and xc2. i still like xcx but it just didn't have that perfect pacing of cutscene, story, action, that the others did.
fears: i guess online content is a bit of a downer, xcx's usage of the yggralith and telethia fights was not that great. "be online and start your fight at a time such that the health bars remaining hits 0 during your fight, if your timing is off wait until next time!" nah bro
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>>329856983
I haven't played Xenogears, maybe it does it better than 2.
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>>329857125
>doesn't play games
>only comes to shitpost
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>>329856347
I hope we get another Cross like main that is a wildcard combat wise and can be built into a god.
I fear we'll get another game where costumes are an afterthought like 2
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How does this conversation go?
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>>329857169
Did I shit in your cereal or something? I love XC1, but 2 wasn't my cup of tea.
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>>329855561
Link the stream?
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>>329857383
You can't pull the
>Full anime
Nonsense and then pretend not to be a shitposter, just own it.
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>>329857441
https://www.twitch.tv/aaron_fgc
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>>329857520
I'm sorry I hurt your feelings by criticizing 2, but it's definitely more anime than 1 is. I know the series as a whole is very anime, but XC2 is more anime than some anime.
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>>329857520
>ah if Xenoblade 2 looked like this it would have been better!
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>>329857692
>smoothie that just found out cooking exists is stumped by a game
lmao what a fucking goon
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>>329857270
https://rule34.xxx/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=4575241
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>>329858012
>shulk
>having sex
>mythra
>having sex with someone who isn't a shota
???
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>>329858012
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>>329858012
Sorry, Shulk is only into blondes with short hair
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>>329857787
>Ugh, what could have been
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>>329858779
Truly a man of flawless taste.
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>>329857787
What is this and why does it look like the frog faces of XC1 on the Wii?
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>>329860017
It is the leaked Xenoblade 2 prototype on the Wii engine.
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>>329860064
You're joking, right?
This has to be some kind of bad joke that I'm not getting.
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>>329860415
It's a joke anon, people memed that Blade1 looks better.
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>>329860463
It's late and my brain is fried. I tend to be stupid when approaching the witching hour.
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>okay, let's make some memories...
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I hope they bring back armor/appearance customization in XC3.
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>>329862501
Absolutely, its one of the most fun parts. Even if you don't get to be an OC like X, we still need costumes.
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>>329862501
anything to get Rex into an outfit that doesn't look stupid
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>>329867890
>rex's least shit outfit is the swimsuit
What happened
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>decide to turn on dub for torna to see if it improved
>adam's lip syncing doesn't match neither does his voice with his character appearance
I just wanted a dub like xc1 damn it
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Who the fuck thought putting level 80+ monsters in a location REQUIRED BY THE STORY was okay? I've been kinda enjoying XB2 so far, but there's just so many unbearable aspects to it that I kinda dread playing it sometimes.
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>>329878743
No different than any other Xenoblade. Weren't you told to look left and right before crossing a road when you were a kid? Same thing. And at no point you are required to go through Lv 80 enemies. If you happen to have to do that, then it means you missed something, like there is -I know it's something that you won't see in any other jrpg as they're all corridor simulators- another path.
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>>329860017
For a second I thought that was Ashley from Resident Evil 4.
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What's the best team comp for 2? I just got Morag into my party right now, but I'm kinda comfortable with the normal Rex, Nia, Tora combination.
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>>329884883
Any comp works, there's no really need to bother with whos best and who isn't. Just play with characters you like and Blade you find cool, that's the fun way to play.
I personally went with Rex - Nia - Tora from beginning to end. It's true Tora gets his 3rd Blade a tad too late, so I can understand why people replaced him, but he also got the best 3 Blades in the game. Not just in terms of power, but also in versatilit, Tora+Poppi are great for doing Driver Combos, his AI reacts well for doing them, and Poppi is well suited with her Arts allowing for Driver Combos (just don't forget to equip the right Art). On the other hand, Morag doesn't fare that good for Driver Combos (like most female AIs, she prioritize Blade Combos, while males AI prioritize Driver Combos), but she has access to 3 Blades instantly, which is a good advantage. There's no right answer, really.
Just play with the ones you like, shuffle things a bit for a change, and don't sweat about it.
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>>329885969
I want to eventually get Shulk and Fiora since challenge mode is kinda hard so that's why I asked.
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>>329886290
Oh right, Challenge mode will definitely be more demanding. Party comp will matter much more. It's even complete bullshit at times, that fucking second Elma fight is damn near impossible to do without Corvin or lowering the difficulty. Getting Shulk and Fiora from challenge mode isn't really hard, not more than your regular playthrough. Though some of the challenges will sometimes require you to no go through brute force, but by thinking of alternative ways to overcome them.
As for the other challenges, anons having more experience than me will be more helpful. In all cases, I think having proper Poppis will be a good investment.
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>>329855245
Snitches get stitches
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>>329875331
t. Aruto
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Why is the soloist outfit for fiora in Definitive Edition such a crappy gear functionally? Aesthetically it is top tier in my eyes.
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>>329882446
You see, the main difference is, one of them actually ends up fucking the hero of their game, and it ain't the president's daughter.
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>>329900883
It doesn't really matter given that you can make anything look like the soloist gear.
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>>329872678
Lipsyncing has never matched in these games anon
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Why does Japanese Morag sound like a dude?
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>>329920882
Sounds like an accurate tomboy to me.
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What do Xeno characters do with their pubes?
For instance, Shion tries to style it with cool designs while Alan shaves it all. Pythra both have the same pubes and style but different colours, and Elma grows it all out naturally.
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>>329931274
Bruh.
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Is Jin voiced by fucking Cloud Strife?
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>>329932906
In Japanese, yes.
In English he shares VAs with Dandelion from the Witcher 3.
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>>329932906
Well, yeah, pretty much anyone in XC2 had other roles you already heard them in. Why would that be surprising.
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Also they fucking stole Misaki Kuno for Sophia after her Poppi, but I'll forgive them.
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>>329933928
N-nani this can't be true this can't be true
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>>329933971
It's just kinda unexpected is all. I knew the voice sounded familiar.
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>>329934373
Lemme run you down the list of shared VAs between them in Anglospeak (not just XC2, but XC1 as well.)
Vesemir=Dromarch
Jin=Dandelion (duh)
Tyrea=Keira (sorceress chick Geralt can fuck
Meyneth=Ciri
Mumkhar=Hattori (friendly elven sidequest blacksmith)
Far as I can tell, it shares the most English voice talent with the Xenoblade series second only to FF14.
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>>329931274
The only thing I care to know regarding that, is that Dunban has crotch hair to rival Arglas.
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kek, pic related just fresh out of the oven
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>>329935727
>Vesemir=Dromarch
That's hilarious and I can't believe I never noticed it.
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>>329941943
Nice!
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>>329932906
Yes, and Azurda is voiced by Our Lord and Savior Buggy
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Who is truly best girl?
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Just had a 70 minute drive through traffic spent most of it thinking about Mythra
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>>329954941
Jesus Christ.
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>>329956467
Seems like a good way to spend time in traffic jam rather than raging over the stupid drivers right in front of us
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But Klaus didn't do anything wrong, all he wanted was a better world, free from war, free from burning skies
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>>329887597
I need qt and wtpi blueprints
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I need more ether for poppi but I hate playing tiger tiger. Is there any other way to get ether for poppi?
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>>329962289
Traveling Bard in Gormott iirc
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>>329963271
Is this a new game plus thing? I want to max out all blades in everything I can before I do that
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>>329963340
Have fun playing Tiger Tiger :)
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>>329962289
Don't forget you can sell items you get from Tiger Tiger in the Poppi building menu, you can trade them for Ether. Many people missed that, even though it's displayed in the menu.
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Where are my ponspector bros at?
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>>329966521
WE MEASURE
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>>329963340
You do realize there are Blades in NG+ right? If you have completion autism you need to get them too so you might as well go to NG+ ASAP.
Plus you get other neat goodies like 3rd Accessory Slots
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>>329966659
FIND PLEASURE
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Why doesn't Shulk have his pants on here?
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So Having dealt with Theosir being a silly place I decided to prep myself for my attempts to get Floren in hopes of having Earth Mastery. The biggest being I fed Pandy and Electra a lot of meat and killed a lot of things with Zeke as my player character. I forgot how bad Zeke is when he isn't maxed out.
During this time I did some salvaging for Compassion Boosters and like Zeke himself I got an unlucky Death with an Aligo on the Indol port blowing me off into the depths below. I also did some UM killing after switching back to Rex control since I did not want to deal with building Level 3 on Zeke manually. Sadly this included a death to Autumn Shower as I underestimated his damage output despite being higher level. I did not make that mistake again.
I sadly then died to Edgar once, him moonwalking back to a section of enemies I didn't take out. I then went full Attack of the Clones on them the second time round.
but I got it, his Legendary Core Crystal.
This was it. Level 5 Compassion with 5 Boosters for 10. It wasn't ideal but it was the best I could do. Slapping all the luck Items I had onto Zeke I rolled and...Newt. How. Why? Is Rate up a Lie?
I was in a haze. I rezzed Edgar to try and get another one. He didn't. I didn't know if I simply had bad luck or if he's just a one time deal but I began to Zetsubo. I rolled with a Rare thinking that would work. A dark knuckle common.
Running around like a headless chicken I Salvaged and Salvaged for Compassion boosters now going back to Rex for his high luck. dark knuckles again!? That was his last roll I then swapped to Morag since she was tied with Zeke for compassion. Roll! A Fire Common!? Roll again! AN EARTH BLADE AT LAST! WAS THE RUN SAVED!? No. it only had 2 Earth Mastery. Zawa Zawa
Salvage some more. Now it's Nia's turn, I rolled and she got an Earth R.Blade, yes. it was Agate. Zawa Zawa
Was the Run over? Because of one skill check?
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>>329974969
I had just about given up hope when I realized something. I had miscounted my roll count on everyone who wasn't Rex! I still had a chance!
putting my last compassion boosters on Morag I hoped and prayed. It was a Common, but what Element was it?
It was Earth. Even if it had a measly one Earth Mastery Node to it's name. But that's all I needed. No longer will Morag be the 4th member of my Four Heavenly Kings (Female) via technicality, but now for being the savior of this run
DC: 56
Roll Count: Rex 8, Nia 7, Morag 8, Zeke 8.
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12 GB folder anon has his priorities straight.
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Remember Xenoanons with a PS3, you won't be able to get Xenogears from the PS Store for too long.
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>>329998645
>Not emulating
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>>330005594
I mean, if you wabt to play it by not pirating and the PS3 is also emulating anyway.
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>>329979626
That barely registers compared to all the other thighs in the game.
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>>329958980
I wanna see Klaus and Galea smile, I wanna see Klaus and Galea fall in love, I wanna see Klaus and Galea have a happy ending
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>>330013937
This but with Rex and Nia
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I'm about 32 hours into Xenoblade 2 and I'm on Chapter 6. Would you say I'm going slow or anything? And how much longer do I have?
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>>330015171
About 60% in.
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>>330015171
Well, I'd say you're quick, you're going in in a straight line. I didn't particularly waste time (or maybe 1h give of idle time give or take), and I think I was only mid-chapter 4 when I had the same hours count as you.
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>>329956467
Anything else more specific with Mythra thinking?
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>>329931274
Fiora lost hers for most of Xb1
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Anyone have Elysium artbook scan? Can't find it in pastebin.
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>>330019828
These are the artbooks on sadpanda:
https://exhentai.org/g/1741228/ca3fcdd695/
https://exhentai.org/g/1407089/cf17908b1f/
https://exhentai.org/g/1405868/8bc3d1abca/
https://exhentai.org/g/1168674/90d830fe38/
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>>330019828
Who?
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>>330021565
None of them are Elysium tho.
It's a fanbook but still.
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>>330013937
They're such dull characters, Galea might as well be a cardboad cutout. I hope the series is done with them.
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>>330013937
But the best romance in the series already played out successfully.
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>>330030272
Jin and Lora are the cutest couple, though...
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>>330030272
>>330030714
>"best couple"

>haven't married
>not a shred of evidence they've fucked
>never even have a real declaration of love
Step aside for a REAL romance.
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>>330031329
>never even have a real declaration of love
U focking wot m8000
The beach scene on the Fallen Arm.
That heart-to-heart after the party's been gathered, at that same spot "I'd totally run away with you, I literally do not give a shit that you're a cyborg" (that and saying effectively the same thing in other cutscene dialogue when she's depressed about being a robutt)
Dunban effectively having given his blessing, between telling him after Prison Island "hey, you're the only guy I trust to fuck my sister" and that one thought bubble in another heart-to-heart "yeah, he's gonna marry my sister, no doubt about it."
I could go on for days, buddy, it's as direct as you can get without either one flat out saying it. Besides, Shulk ain't pussy whipped like Riki, as much as I love the middle-aged fuzzball.
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>>330032660
The image is wrong, it's clear that Fiora is the one always on top.
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>>330038205
I want to eat her sandwiches.
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>>330013937
I'm still mad that we get to see so little of Meyneth's model, given that what we do see is 10/10 would make my robot wife material.
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>>330032660
>it's as direct as you can get without either one flat out saying it.
Thanks for proving my point.
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>>330042068
Don't blame me for the fact you prefer things to be spoonfed to you like the baby you are. Would you prefer if the game actually beat you over the head with it?
Do you need a fucking Chrono Trigger style ending to be satisfied? As cute as that'd be, in the end it would contribute nothing more than confirming what anybody with two brain cells could reasonably guess.
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>>330040876
Why did she have a crotch window though?
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>>330052938
She wants to create a world with no need for pants.

Also the Xenoblade character designers might be a little bit horny.
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>>330053485
"might" be a "little bit"?
Understatement of the decade right there.
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>>330053727
Okay, fine, they have raging boners bursting from their pants as they design things like pic related.
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>>330053727
Sweet baby jesus, that's not the image I fucking posted, and I gotta use catbox because 4ch is being fucking gay.
https://files.catbox.moe/mkvv64.jpg
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Xenoblade 3 fucking WHEN
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>>330055297
Dec. 2021 or most likely March 2022. Mark my words. This year is the year to capitalize on the Smash boost.
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>>330055580
If Nintendo really wanted to capitalize on the Smash boost, they'd have reprinted physical copies of 2 instead of letting them sell out and having scalpers sell them for 100 bucks
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>>330056230
>Get 100% of the revenue instead of letting go a 30% cut to shops plus 15% in manufacturing and delivery
Seems like they capitalized quite well to me, I would've done the exact same in their stead. That's how you become the richest company in Japan.
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i was trying to get through the game without turning on casual mode but this lorithia fight is kicking my ass...im the same level as her and she just wipes me out instantly. also ive barely used melia or riki so i dont fucken understand ether attacks...i think im done bros i just wanna move on to 2
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>>330055297
I expect it be announced sometime this year and come out in 2022.

>>330056230
Eh, it had the boost through eShop, it was probably not worth the effort to reprint it for that, also it's possible it caught them off guard since the game was likely way past the ceiling already.
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>>330056857
Lorithia is kinda bullshit, but just know that just grinding like 2 levels make an entire world of difference in XC1. Like, really. You don't want to know how your hit rate is scaled with your Lv vs Enemy Lv in XC1, it's completely retarded, though you can cheese it with gems but it only gets you so far at point. Still, by being the same level as her, you shouldn't have much trouble. Plus in DE they fixed the dumb ally AI going into the poison. God damn I wanted to threw my wii pad back then.
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>>330056857
Attack her adds since they buff her. Use Ether attacks because they all take 50% less physical damage.
Have Riki on AI and give him all of his AoE damage over time Arts (Burninate and Lurgy).
Control Melia yourself and set up two Ice summons with Summon Ice -> Summon Copy if you have a hard time surviving, then alternate between Bolt/Ice/Earth casts as your third summon as soon as they're off cooldown. If you can, try and have a Summon Bolt -> Summon Copy -> A third element setup before launching a Chain Attack for maximum damage output.

Remember that you can use Melia's Talent art WHENEVER, NOT JUST WHEN IT'S FULLY CHARGED, contrarily to literally everyone else in the game, and using it is how you cast out elemental summons as attacks.
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>>330057212
Plus it went back in stock in Japan, there were march deliveries on Amazon, and it's available now. And Europe never had much problems.
Really, it's only NoA being completely retarded, as usual. And it's not a surprise, we know they fucking hate jrpgs in the first place.
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>>330057909
Also in reality XC2 is the pretty much the first game which had such an instant boost over Smash.
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>>330057909
God, could you imagine if NoA handled localization for any more Xenoblade games than X?
I dread to imagine Mumkhar with an American accent.
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>>330057521
>>330057780
what kind of gems should i get for her? i dont think ive equipped a single gem the whole game lol
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>>330061047
>i dont think ive equipped a single gem the whole game lol
How in the absolute shit did you make it 80% through the game without equipping any gems???
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>>330061047
>went the whole game basically naked without equipment
BRUH. I fear next time I'll read you, it'll be to see that went on XC2 without giving your Blades any Chips nor Aux Cores, and without leveling up the Arts.
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>>330057212
yeah I don't think NoA cares about JRPGs, I don't think they'd do any reprinting with how mad treehouse was after both FE and XBC series got ripped violently from them
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>>330061698
>>330064383
Though to be fair, now that I remember, a lot of good equipment comes with prefixed gems, I used a bunch of them myself
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>That fucking Nopon that would never let me eat at his stall
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>>330071194
>3am noodle shop exists solely to sell Malos's favorite pouch item
>you can't even give him items in the final game
I feel bad for whoever bothered to program that in only for it to end up being completely useless.
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>>330061698
idk i just kept progressing and never seemed to need them...i put some gems on and managed to get lorithia down to half health but she keeps getting lucky shots on me and killing me right after i get revived or wahtever. might just call it and turn casual mode on this is bs and it takes so fucking long to grind a single level at this point
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>>330076319
fuckin did it bros the disciple is dead. eked it out at lvl 75 after a dozen attempts. i will put some gems on the rest of the party too
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>>330078613
She's a filter, and after that you'll mostly be fine, but just know that the Final Boss can also be one if not prepared enough. Work on your gems if you don't want to level up.
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>>330061047
Give Melia Ether Up gems.
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>>330089843
Lemme just give a quick list of gems to prioritize per character.
Shulk- Agility, Strength, Muscle
Reyn- Strength first, then Muscle
Dunban-Agility first, then Strength
Sharla- HP up, Ether Def, Arts Heal
Riki- Literally anything
Melia- Ether up first, then Ice Plus and Poison Plus
Fiora- anything works, kinda, but preferably Agility, Haste, and Double Attack.
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Just gonna post some Morag here.
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Post Underatted Xenoblade songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQyI6XT20m0
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>>330109915
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wELPCduMm-4
Decent song for a rather dreadful area. Ironically it has a very sterile, artificial sound to it.
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>>330120030
Morag sounds like a man in Japanese so I can't think of her as a girl.
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>>330121138
Morag's English voice soothes me. The rich, smooth tones of a mature Scottish woman.
Best girl in 2, no question.
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>>330113369
Bionis Interior is kinda cool though.
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>>330105237
>>330120030
>>330124430
More
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And out of nowhere, fucking Tosh drew Elly today.
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For Xenoblade 1/DE can someone explain to me how exactly gem crafting works? From my experience it seems to be nearly automatic and the best combinations I found are shulk/reyn for crafting gems and seven/Riki for crafting cylinders.
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>>330154758
Yeah that's pretty much it.
I think you could also use Melia and seven to do runs with mass gems if you wanted, but for getting a few gems as high as possible shulk and reyn was the best.
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>>330155130
I was told by someone else in the past to ignore medium flame stuff since what one should truly aim for is to turn as many crystals into cylinders and use those cylinders to make just one gem type to go over 300% to get the best possible outcome.
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>>330155428
Yeah that is kind of correct but sometimes you can't be bothered doing that and just want to burn through some fodder materials.
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Predict the character designs for Xenoblade 3
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>>330157687
Main protag is a young adult with some minor design quirks, in terms of age he's between Rex and Shulk.
Love interest will be rather middle of the road, not as outwardly revealing as Pyra, but still has some revealing outfits.
Token romance loser girl will have a mostly (not entirely, mind you) modest selection of outfits, par for the course.
Robot girl will be more scantily clad than Poppi's 3rd form, methinks.
There will be a Nopon party member.
Badass sword user will be a dude, like Lao but not a depressed edgelord, or Dunban without the cute sister.
Big brash dumbass bro will have less belts than Zeke, but is still every bit the archetype.
Lastly, there's gonna be a bothersome industrial area with an amusing filler villain voiced by Jonathan Keeble.
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>>330154758
You put materials in until one characteristic reaches 100% or more, guaranteeing at least one gem will be created.
Once gem creation is over, any characteristics that reached 100-199% will give you one gem of the same level as the materials you used to forge the gem, 200-299% will give you one gem one level above the materials used and 300+% will give you TWO gems one level above and at the BEST POSSIBLE GRADE for that level. Any characteristics that do not reach 100% can be kept into an ether cylinder for later use (you're guaranteed 1 cylinder per gem crafting, any additional cylinders need to be earned via low intensity flames).

There's three flame intensities, low, medium and high.
Low flames do not raise the % of any characteristics but raise the amount of cylinders you can use at the end of gem crafting.
Medium flames raise the % of every characteristics a little.
High flames raise the % of one characteristic a lot.

Basically what you want to do it have a couple "botched" gem crafting session with low flame specialists using materials that give you 100% of a trash characteristic you don't want and low-mid% of a characteristic you actually do want so you make cylinders of relatively high% of that characteristic. IIRC Riki and Sharla are the best team for that

Once you have a couple good cylinders you use them together to reach the highest % you can and high flame specialists. IIRC Reyn and Shulk (which raises your chance of a frenzy) are the best for that. Shulk should also have a skill that raises frenzy chances that you should link to Reyn.

It's also worth noting that how many flames you get per session is based on the friendship level between the two characters you use, and high friendship with other characters can also lead to them pitching in giving you bonuses.
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>>330157687
MC will be a young working-class man which is a specialist in his field despite his age and will fall in mutual love with a woman who may or may not be/become a robot and/or be inhabited by/be some kind of divine entity.
There will be a parental figure really cool dodge tank that's introduced early on but only really joins you a few chapters in.
A white-haired [aniimal] girl (possibly a dog) with an high Ether stat will be friendzoned by MC.
You'll have a Nopon party member with a very versatile moveset and a ridiculous HP stat.
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>>330157687
The love interest that doesn't get the MC but really should will be a bunny/bunnit girl
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>>330166549
"Love interest" is kind of overselling Nia and Melia's chances.
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>>330132154
Well yeah, but I'm talking about when you fall down into the liquid ether. You gotta sit there and wait what feels like a day to die, since you can't skip travel out of it.
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>>330164658
>>330165870
>>330166549
>>330168970
Has xenoblade become this predictable with the main cast? I believe X at the very least spices it up a bit.
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>>330180906
It's a simplification of the characters down to bare archetypes. When you get that simple, everything looks alike.
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>>330164658
>don't recognize Jonathan Keeble
>look it up
Muimui and Xord have the same fucking VA?
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>>330182047
Imagine the XC3 heroine being basically a human version of QTpi
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>>330182439
Indeed. One of the very few recurring VAs between both games.
Two if you don't count the DLC, three if you do.
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>>330182972
What other recurring VAs are in every game? Adam Howden is the obvious one, and Carina Reeves if you count Fiora in the XC2 DLC.
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>>330183260
She was also in X.
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>>330185190
This. Shulk's and Fiora's VAs are the only ones to be in all three games counting DLC, without DLC only Shulk's is.
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>>330191878
On the japanese side Tessho Genda was in all three voicing the three "Vandham" characters.
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>>330183260
I fucked up, three not counting DLC, because I forgot about Galea. But yeah.
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>>330193803
Galea's/Meyneth's VA wasn't in X I'm pretty sure.
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>>330194694
Well yeah, I just meant between 1 and 2.
Howden and Reeves are the only two between all 3, and that's pretty much just because they're in X to remind you "this is technically Xenoblade".
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which rare blades do you usually pair with which driver, /xgg/?
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>>330212928
General rule of thumb
>Rex: Axes, Lances, Knuckles
>Nia: Bitballs, Knuckles, Ether Cannons
>Morag: Lances, Katanas, Shield Hammers (if I had to pick one driver since they're ass in general).
>Zeke: Axes, Ether Cannons, Bitballs. Pretty good with every weapon type save for his godawful lance moveset.
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>>330212928
Dagas, Gorg, Zenobia, Godfrey, Herald, Praxis, Wulfric, KOS-MOS, T-elos and Corvin on Zeke

Finch, Poppibuster, Perceval, Theory, Kassandra, Electra and Aegaeon on Morag

Sheba, Boreas, Crossette, Kora, Ursula, Floren, Vess, Nim, Adenine and Dahlia on Nia

Agate, Perun, Azami, Shulk, Fiora, Elma, Vale on Rex
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>>330212928
I only have one rule : Kasandra on Zeke
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just finished XC2, overall I would say that I liked one better. The story in two on really starts to pick up around chapter seven but before then the main cast just kinda goes around with the broad goal of reaching Elysium for no reason other than the big titty lady asked the shota to do so. Rolling for blades fucking sucks ass, and it makes the characters too similar in Moveset. As soon as I got Morag as a dodge tank I went her + Nia + rex for the entire game. The combat is focused around driver combos so you have to have the scythes equipped (only smash on rex) along with the aegis so there is really only one slot for other blades. The skill checks were just boring, I don't understand why you have to switch out your blades everytime for them it's just a waste of time. The gacha mechanics for blades is straight up awful, with such horrendously low drop rates. Through the course of the main story I ended up with two legendary core crystals, both of which pulled shitty normal blades, which was very upsetting.

Besides the gacha and the watered down combat the story picked up hard in the last two chapters, obviously the sci fi ending was great, but felt a little less connected to the overall story than it was in xc1. I thought that the whole blade eater flesh eater and artificial blades would have led into something about how they created something similar to mechon, but that plotline didn't go anywhere

8/10 but with some real glaring flaws.
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>>330217262
Surprisingly that works.
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>>329856347
>blade
pls no
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which blades give the best sex
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>>330226974
vess, kora, sheba if you're a girl, newt
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>>330078613
no gems bro here, i switched to casual mode to go through to the eend, which i do not regret. overall 9/10 i love to complete over 200 quests while finding and killing god. also picked up 2 which is giving me pretty much exactly what i wanted, argentum theme music HITTING, scottish accents, stupidly busy menus, lovely shaders. damn but i do love to start up a new japenese role playin ggame
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>>330219670
They really screwed up with the legendary cores. I had the same experience where every one I opened was a shitty common blade, and it felt like the game was laughing in my face.
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>>330226974
Nia because she can regen you and you an go again straight away.
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>>330229207
i got so frustrated i nearly dropped it right then and there. played 60 hours, got two of them, and thought 'sweet i'll get two rares out of this' only to pull a 3star normal and a 2star one. you're right the game is literally just laughing at me
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>>330226974
>give
Who cares, I would rather rest in Dahlia's boobs and pound her than be given sex from nearly anyone else.
>>330235958
>Nia because she can regen you and you an go again straight away
Your girlfriend has been lying to you anon, they don't have a penis to go flaccid.
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>>330227889
Argentum has no right being this good with such banger music, and being this fun to explore even though it's a small as fuck area. Yet, I still found new shit dozens of hours in by jumping everywhere, loved it.
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Do I get anything in the base game if I beat Torna?
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>>330257543
No, you just unlock a gallery with a few XC2 concept arts.
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>>330260461
That's kinda lame.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLgt6TdSCQE
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>>330226974
Healers in general because they can keep you going for hours.
But nothing beats Floren's boypussy
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Who should get a figurine next after Nia? If I had to guess based on popularity, maybe T-elos?
Though my preference would be probably Fiora. Morag would be nice, but that ain't happening.
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>>330293114
The next one is probably Pneuma to go in the middle with the other two, this artwork and this particular pose weren't made by coincidence.
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>>330295405
I told a friend of mine that, but he seems to think with how intricate it would be, it'd either take a few years or be expensive as fuck, possibly both.
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>>330295405
Wouldn't really work as a centre for the other two with the sword like that.
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>>330296089
Not more harder than any Nep, but definitely 32-34K JPY, and considering Nia is 2023 at best, then 2024 (but maybe announced 2023, much like Melia and Nia overlaps).

>>330296180
I thought so as well, but when looking at it, the perspective can go both ways, or at least it's fucking up with my brain. I'm not entirely sure if the sword goes full forward, or just at a neutral angle, or even a bit backward. Looks neutral with the sword being spinned a bit, but that spin doesn't change much. It works, it wouldn't go in Mythra.
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Folder-kun I don't understand some of these screenshots.
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Like this, it's fine and all, but I just don't get it.
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>>330319657
NPCs are very cute and funny, and don't get posted enough, nor get enough love. It's only natural.
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>>330319657
I wish 2 would let you turn off the entire UI like X did for screenshots
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All those cute Pyraes, I can't choose
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>>330325686
But I'll go with bridal, nothing is more beautiful than a happy woman on her most important day in wedding dress.
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>>330325943
How come more Xenogirls don't get this good stuff?
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>>330335686
imagine going in the Siren core with Mythra and having sex with her in it while she tries to fight
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WTF anon
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Hi Ho, it's off to 3rd to last world state I go.
Having spent the last two days doing pretty much nothing but Merc missions and side quests and maybe a UM or two I decided to finally subject myself to the hell that is Spirit Crucible. First thing's first I had to murder Patty, Mik and Aki. I was more overleveled then I wanted but that's what happens when you forget the exact levels of the boss enemies. Oops. After beating those three it was Four Winged Angel Jin, who Uno Reversal-ed Me into a 'Cutscene ha ha I win' like a coward, and made off with my sword wife. That sunnva bitch, no offense Lora.
Thankfully I had my good friend Roc there to help bolster my spirits and get me out of my slump being the ever consistent ally he is, always being there for me. So because of his encouraging words I marched on.
Of course that ignores the fact Spirit Dungeon in the game. Hey let's make a completely unfun area where you can't do 90% of the game for every encounter. Oh baby.
Thankfully I actually made my best time on this maze of motherfuckers, at only 30 minutes! Even the Phantasm fight wasn't a 10 minute slog thanks to Agate amps and Morag spinning to win. What? No I'm not using Tora, he still lacks DSL. Dodge, Slash, Legs. What were you thinking?
So picking up my True Bankai that broke faster than Ichigo's I decided to go to the 2nd worst area in the game, which only gets that distinction for how small and inconvenient moving around is. Passing the skill checks that I dreaded for 90% of the run, I fought Malos. He did not show me the Monado's power.
Beating him I walked up to Jin and had my rematch with him and Malos, forcing the former to use his Uno Reversal to get out of a chain attack I had him in. Got you, Jinanort.
Realizing the True Xenoblade was the Friends we made along the way I unlocked PyraMythraXtreme and slapped them, only for cutscene falls to be > reality warping. Who knew?
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>>330339950
Landing in The Lost City of Atlanta I chose Pyra as the main Purse Owner of Pneumonia, because I like eating food that is edible and rushed my ass to get Brighid back to Morag so I don't have to tank shit. I main DPS.
Dying to Dimitri on the way there I lost all sense of regret going Crimson Flower gives me and marked him for death...mostly cause I need him for a node.
Walking into Torna's womb, I still question Blade/Titan sexual reproduction and how hot the Torna Titan was as a Blade. I bet it was a delicious YN and would have had a nice motherly glo-oh right, I have to murder a mutant that may or may not be the body of Klaus' dead girlfriend. Sorry about that, can I fuck your daughters and other creations with working wombs?
With that thing dead and the world tree open, I ready my journey to discover the truth of...oh wait, how many sidequests are open and finishble now? Fuck saving the world, I gotta get trust on Blia!
Which I started by doing the Time is Money quest, where I died to one of the damn dino birbs in Mor Ardain, almost actually killing it until it decided to blast my party to dust with a wake up Rising Upper. fucking button masher.
I then bought a boat in case Pyra or Mythra kick me out of the house and I need a place to sleep, and also cause I can't help Umon get his business back due to no forestry on any of my Blades. Oops.
Dc: 58
Roll Count: Rex 8, Nia 7, Morag 8, Zeke 7 (Yeah miscounted again from last time. Sue me. "Sue me for what?")
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>>330335940
Only Aegises can get inside Artifice cores, and Malos is either asexual or gay for Jin.
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I sure wish I could read moonrunes.
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so... whens Nintendo finally going to let Monolith Soft finish the rest of Xenosaga?
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>>330030714
I said "successfully". Lora wanted it bad, Jin was too autistic to do anything, and Lora ended up as a popsicle.
And honestly, that was the only thing that could get Jin inside her.
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Just started up Xenosaga and holy shit they throw a ton of stats and mechanics at you
How do i gain ether points? (Enemies keep dropping 0)
When do I use tech points to upgrade my stats?
How do I maximize the bonus points when fighting enemies? (So far I just guard when the enemy is low until the coin pops up, is that right)
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>>330182452
> human
Disgusting
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>>330349728
But you can actually breed with humans, anon.
Not judging the robot fuckers, just saying some don't see the point to a robot wife when you can't reproduce.
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>>330351268
You underestimate Nopon technology.
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>>330348003
Anyone have the one where Fiora's brother tels Shulk to fuck his sister?
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Any relation to gnosis and telethia?
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In xenosaga whats the point in escape packs if you cant escape from gnosis?
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>>330355724
You'll find more relation with the Gnosis <-> Fog Beast (Guldo) than with Telethia

>>330357034
To troll you!
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Mythra
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>>330322760
You can cheat it by timing screenshots after interacting with an npc/salvage point/chest or picking up a collectible, since the UI disappears for a second. It's still nonsense that there isn't an actual option for it though.
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>>330351386
Why do Nopon prefer humanoid women?
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>>330386230
Nopon are literally spheres. I'd probably hard for to spheres to mate.
Also no boobies.
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>>330386625
>probably hard for to spheres to mate
Riki is in crippling debt because of his (at least) 11 children. Man can't stop fucking.
However, you are correct about one thing. No titties on Nopon.
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>>330386230
Have you SEEN the shit Nopon women get up to?
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>>330387580
Being humanoid myself, I have a given preference. But that doesn't grant me the perspective of a de-beaked furby.
But with what little I know, I would say it seems a little reasonable.
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>>330386230
The're sick of getting NTRed by their abusing cheating whores that pass as women. Thus, male Nopons look at the right way, female humans. They have their faults, but are much better. As god intended.
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>>330348126
Bump
Starting to think no one has played the game
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>>330395256
Can't help you, I just watched the cutscenes on Youtube I have zero idea how the gameplay works.
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>>330348126
I did, I just don't remember much because I don't see how one can have any problems with its systems, it's pretty straightforward and overall, pretty basic, thus it didn't leave any footprint in my mind. The only thing a bit different from other battle systems found in any other turn based jrpg is the little slot-machine spin giving you random bonuses. If you want to maximize XP gains, just kill an enemy when it shows the little gold coin.
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>>330396309
>If you want to maximize XP gains, just kill an enemy when it shows the little gold coin.
Thats what I thought but sometimes its x2, x4, rarely x10
Is it random?
Also, some enemies i fight give a few ether points and most give 0. I cant find out why
Also i dont understand why I can upgrade some character stats when i have tech points but not all of them. For example I have 200 tech points but only hp or vitality is available but the others arent
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>>330398531
Yeah the x2 x4 and x10 are random. I mean, it's a jrpg after all, gotta have that sweet RNG. As for the rest, I barely remember, I think you earn ether points mostly from Gnosis type enemies? Honestly I didn't sweat it out that much, even for the bonus x2/4/10, I didn't care about it that much for regular encounters (or maybe just for big ones), but I definitely made sure I finished the Bosses with that sweet bonus. Getting a x10 on one if you're lucky feels like winning the lottery.
As for upgrading your stats with the Tech points, don't take my word for it, but it's capped by your level. Meaning, you won't be able to make an all-in in a particular stat. Your character will have to gain level so it unlocks the limit of how much you can pour into a stat. I personally distributed the points mostly even on a select number of stats (not all of them). Tech points are also used for upgrading special attacks, so you'll never have too much of them anyway.
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>>330401478
Goddammit i wish i could change X to confirm
I keep pressing O to back and accidentally consuming items
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>>330401478
How do you get boost to work?
I hold down R1 and press square or triangle but nothing happens
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>>330330650
>Expecting artists to draw anyone other than Pyra/Mythra
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>>330408515
Well, it should work. The trigger + square, triangle or whatever related to the portrait of the character you want to boost, assuming you have at least a boost in stock, making you skip lines.
Just check the Boost paragraph https://www.ign.com/faqs/2004/xenosaga-episode-i-der-wille-zur-macht-walkthrough-425682
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>>330409584
Currently its my turn, i have 1 BG or whatever. I press R1, the Boost icon shows up, both square and triangle are lit up but nothing happens when i press or hold them down
Sometimes the boost icon shows up when i dont press it and it has a swirling circle around it. I dont know why and nothing happens when i press r1
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>>330409439
They deserve more than they have, god damn it.
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People ought to shop Squidbillies hats onto Riki.
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>>330425478
>Women fear me
Get your ass back to work, Riki, or she'll go back to the Big Dunga Cock while he bans you out of the village
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>>330409584
Holy shit
How were you supposed to find the disarm key? Its literally invisible
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I need cute images of lora
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Heeeey, glad to see y'all back. I'm about to do a Xenosaga marathon
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>>330411554
They got a bunch of stuff back when XCDE released.
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>>330426928
But... heropon very cool...
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haze > lora
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>>330445153
Amalthus, plz.
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Dunban is one cool motherfucker.
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>>330452280
BORN IN A WORLD OF STRIFE
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>>330452280
Jin is cooler
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>>330452410
AGAINST THE ODDS
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>>330452492
Come back when Jin rocks a dress shirt, vest, and cravat into battle like it ain't no thing.
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>>330454831
How about fundoshi?
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>>330432148
They still deserve more.
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>>330452280
That's Dunban over there!
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After 100 hours I reached chapter 8 and I have a fuckton of side stuff done too. Should I focus on finishing the game so I have something left to do in NG+? Or are there new sidequests and things to do besides collecting Torna blades?
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>>330485538
Personally I tend to leave a few quests to do for a NG+, that way I get to discover new things in that NG+, gives me more incentive to do such a run (though I do my NG+s years later, never after immediately finishing the game). Poppi QTpi is an essential to do in a first run though.
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>>330485538
A bunch of sidequests get unlocked on the last chapter.
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Looks like the scales are available for preorder again, for those interested, I wouldn't wait too much, as each time it opened up again, preorders were filled up in a few hours, but maybe GSC scaled things better this time
>>>/v/550570764
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>>330496498
I already shelled out for a Melia figurine, and the only other character I'm willing to put down that kinda dosh on is the other XC1 girl anyone gives two shits about.
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>>330445153
haze x lora
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Quick one lads XB2 does the emergency Aux cores that increase block rate/ evasion give you a flat rate increase or are they only additive?
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>>330505103
They don't add as far as I recall.
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>>330505103
Pretty sure its multiplicative, so they don't just get flat added on top.
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>>330508721
>>330508926
Alright thanks
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>>330505103
The only additive boost I know off the top of my head is Warrior Valkyrie, which maxes out as a +40% crit rate boost. But that's part of the reason you can't much use either of the blonde god zombies until you've beaten the game.
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Are any of the craftable pouch items worth the time making? they all look so weak for how much effort you need expend to make them.
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>>330510397
Due to the pouch item bug a few of them can be useful but most of them are complete trash and even then you won't appreciate the ones that are useful unless you are playing on BoC or harder difficulty where the combat meta shifts from offensive to defensive.
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>>330510397
Love Source is probably the best one if you don't have the money for fattening your Blades up with other items.
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>>330514761
It's just good in general.
You need to dump 150ish items in your pouch to get the same amount of trust Love Source does.
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>>330452280
Reminder that Dunban is still a pure virgin.
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>>330510397
Most of the crafted pouch items aren't any better than what you can buy in shops and just have unique effect combinations the exception being Love source which is useless in battle and only for quickly maxing out trust, Crossettes cooking which tends to be on the slightly stronger side and the Pyra's baked red fish dish all of which are DLC and none of those items fall into any of the rare blades/ drivers favorite item slot which gets a 50% bonus and can only net the 20% bonus from being the liked type of item which means they are very niche depending on your party set up and what exactly it is that you are fighting all in all they aren't consistently useful throughout a play through and aren't worth making in batch outside of love source. Two notable exceptions which are useful throughout an entire play through both of which are from Pyra's cooking are Pan fried tartari on Rex since it is one of his favorite items abusing the pouch item glitch you can easily hit the cap of 30% damage reduction for both physical and ether attacks and the other being sunshine pie while using Crossette, this one is pretty pointless on normal difficulty you really don't need to buff hp recovery on a healing blade with amazing defenses however it has amazing utility on BoC or harder custom difficulty where recovery effects are nerfed out the ass.
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>>330519934
You can't expect me to believe that the first hero of the Homs isn't drowning in pussy, unless he's an utter sperg with women.
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dunban fucks fiora
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>>330532763
He screams WE MUSTN'T BE CARELESS! every time a women tries to get in his bed and it scares them off.
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Lay it on me. What are you craziest/wildest/most impossible Xeno crack theories?
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>>330552151
XC1's Monados are not Ontos' Blade weapons, but in fact Zanza/Meyneth/Shulk's Blade weapons with Ontos as the Driver.
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brainletbro here, in the scene where minoth and amalthus meet for the last time, what's the deal with the child, that minoth almost asks about?
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>>330553804
I'm not really sure why everyone thinks that Ontos should function like a blade at all given that the Architect created that role for his universe, which Ontos presumably left before blades were ever a thing.
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>>330561456
I understand that people realize Alvis=Ontos, therefore is by some definition an Aegis. What I meant was more how they functioned and poking holes in the predominant theory.
A Monado is produced from it's wielder, much like a Blade weapon from it's host Core Crystal. But people keep saying "durr, they become Alvis' driver". No, not really, and like you said, Ontos isn't even plugged into the Blade system. Any similarities are mostly coincidental, and if not a coincidence can be explained because "Zohar lol"
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>>330560218
Amalthus killed the child to spare him a life in a world he considers Hell, Minoth couldn't accept Amalthus' actions and it's why he went rogue.
Imagine being Amalthus, having the potential to awaken Blades, then the two Blades you actually do awake, born from your own psyche and desires, go rogue on you. Guess this is what you call "hating yourself"
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>>330563136
You know, I kinda figured, without having played Torna, that Amalthus probably ended up killing that baby.
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I will never forgive Sakurai for not putting the Future Connected battle theme in Smash.
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>>330571406
God I love that theme
>when the choir kicks in
Too bad battles never last long enough for it to kick in. Bioni's Shoulder area theme is also beautiful.
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I'm not gay but I'd let H.B fuck me
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>>330574803
Yeah, they composed a battle theme that is way longer than any battle lasts, but it's like they were having too much fun to stop.
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>>330571406
Are they also going to make the inevitable XC3 DLC have jazzy as fuck battle music.
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I can't fucking listen to any of the ending songs without tearing up, why am I such a baby
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>>330577902
XC1 end theme always gets a single manly tear but the rest of them I can handle.
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I started playing Xenogears 2.0 undub on my psp, but the game occasionally locks upon entering different areas and completely crashes after entering a gear for the first time. Anyone know if this is an issue with the patch itself or if it's the eboot and I need to emulate on PC instead?
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>>330596982
Pc emulate or play on real hardware. PSP does some wonky emulation stuffs
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>>330560218
The implication is that Amalthus killed the child.

>>330563136
And Haze found him despicable when she was Lora's blade.
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should I get melia while I still have the chance?
I like her and I feel like at this rate she'll be the only xenoblade scale I end up not having, but I'm not crazy about her either
am I just being retarded?
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Question for the Xenoanons, is there a version of Xenosaga I that uses multiple discs instead of a single double-layer one?
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>>330602734
No, it was the first and one of the few PS2 game to use a dual layered disc. I don't know about the "Xenosaga Reloaded" version that was a Japanese exclusive and only relased there, but I suppose it was still a dual layered disc.
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I am starving for new Xeno/monolith content
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>Xenosaga II undub let us play with the JP voices instead of having to deal with unconstant voice actor changes
>but we lose all the adjustments that were made for the US release (and there are a LOT), aka getting rid as much as possible of the terrible Hosoe music, and replacing it with Kajiura's earkino music as much as possible even in minor talking scenes, instead of suffering through elevator music
It hurts, there's no acceptable version of it.
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>>330562646
Alvis isn't an aegis. Ontos wasn't repurposes by Klaus to be an aegis like Logos and Pneuma.
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>>330624046
>Xenosaga II is fucked one way or another
You don't say!?
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>>330627583
Was it because of Albedo crazy ramblings
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Are there retards that actually pay for this shit?
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>>330646039
Part of me kinda respects the hustle, making a bit of dosh off people too low-IQ to figure it out themselves.
But then again, he does shit talk XC1 fans like crazy. Not too keen about that, being a huge fan of both.
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>>330576497
Cyberpunk theme for XB3?
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>>330624046
XS2 is so bad. I legit don't understand how half the stuff in that game got by devs and testers.
Namely the battle system.
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>>330639558
Don't you guys need to be having your daily Edelgard bitchfits about now?
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>>330648946
If you played a Xenoblade, the battle system is easy to understand though. You basically have the roots for the break->topple->launch->smash mechanic. Battle system in XSII was actually fucking fun, stacking up those combos and infinity boosting on the enemy. But the problem lies in stacking those. Just a little tweak in the boost stacking system and the battle system would be quick and snappy as fuck. It's a shame too many people were filtered by it, Xnosaga III's, while quick and snappy, clearly lacks all that "you progressively build up your path to win the battle", and just becomes a standard turn based battle system. I liked the break meter though.
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Whats up with a lot of the Xenoblade 1 hate I've been seeing on /v/? I understand there are a number of shills for the game but I don't really see people being overly obnoxious about talking good about the game and IMO the game doesn't really have any HUGE negatives, not to say it has none which would be a ridiculous claim as there are a lot you can say bad about XB1.
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How about leaving that shit on /v/, as it's a 101 case of reaping what was sowed in the past.
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>>330646039
Is this some kind of twisted joke? Why the fuck would you offer "coaching" lessons?

>>330651379
There's people talking about 1? And I mean actual threads, not bait ones who die in 20 posts or some random "the trilogy of overrated RPG" meme threads? I only ever see either Blade series threads or Blade 2 threads (which end up becoming the former because people can't prevent themselves bringing the other games in) and I guess X threads sometimes, but very rarely do I see threads wanting to talk about 1 only, so I can't imagine hate for 1 being a thing if people don't talk about it or only ever bring it up in Blade 2 threads or Blade series threads.
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>>330601751
please respond
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>>330653658
X threads are themselves a meme since you'd be hard pressed to find enough people who played it to keep a thread going until bump limit
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>>330653980
I think the figure look nice enough and if you have the money and you like her then why not? It's not like there's many other characters who will get one so money wise it should be fine.
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>>330654890
because I already got kos-mos and just committed to ordering pyra and mythra's latest rerelease after passing them up originally so I'm terrified of the slippery slope even if I do like them
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>>330656178
I see, I don't think you should "force yourself" to buy that Melia figure if you don't really "need" it.
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>>330654890
I agree with this anon.
Besides, slippery slope is kind of a meme, it's not much of a problem if you commit to a series not getting *that* much figs in the first place. It's a problem when you end up owning 20 variations of Sabers alongside a bunch of other shit, but other than that it's fine. Then again, if you're not sure about getting her, then don't get her. Worst comes to worst, you'll buy her later. Yes I know about the price inflation that often happens afterwards, but if you REALLY want her by that time, it means you'll have both the money and the will to buy her, even inflated. As such, it won't be a problem anymore.
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>>330657170
what I'm worried about is nia's figure being absolutely gorgeous and giving in to get her, and then a pneuma fig coming out that seems likely to happen and that would always be an instabuy for me no matter what
if that happens then melia will be the only xenoblade scale I don't have and it'll make me sad
I'm not crazy for her for anything but she's cute and I liked her character, and I especially like that it's her future connected design over her original although I do like fiora quite a bit more
>>330657221
honestly I don't want to risk missing them if I even want them a little bit after what happened with pyra and mythra
the fact they're getting a third fucking release is absurd, even though I have to wait 2 goddamn years being able to pick them up for their regular price is a blessing
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>>330658070
I like all the others with figs, just not enough to get any of them for how much they cost. And the only other one I consider worth getting a figure of doesn't have one (yet or possibly ever)
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>>330660150
I mean at this point I've already gotten kos-mos, and even though I passed on pyra/mythra originally I couldn't resist picking them up now that they're getting yet another rerelease, so why not just get the rest?
nia's figure is probably going to be fucking gorgeous and if they actually do release a pneuma fig after that like it seems like they may do I will instabuy that no matter what so at that point I would only be missing melia, and even though I like her less than fiora I do still like her and her future connected design is nice, plus I think her figure looks better than pyra's at least anyway
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>>330651379
Not sure about /v/ specifically but in general I think the years of XC1 fans being generally dismissive and elitist towards the other games means the chickens are coming home to roost. Which is kind of stupid and a lot of those attitudes have died down somewhat but people will always be needlessly divisive.
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>>330664396
So far I've only played DE and I really want to try X but 2 seems like something I'd not like that much for the many smaller stuff that differentiates it from DE I wouldn't like.
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>>330658070
Oh fuck there's going to be a Nia fig? Do we know when and how much? I'll literally kill myself if I don't get one.
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Did preorders for Nia not go up a couple of months back? I remember seeing the figure all over twitter but I don't pay attention release dates on that shit since my Melia won't be here for like a year.
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>>330694993
I don't see it in the store, I think it was just an announcement rather then a release?
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>>330695137
Maybe that happened then. It's hard to follow when you don't speak the language.
>>330696445
But why here?
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Does Nia wear her blade outfit under her normal one, is it like some magic blade costume change?
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>>330701073
it is some magic blade costume change but also, choco seems to like to draw her with lingerie similar to her blade outfit underneath the cat sack, now does that count as canon who knows
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>>329856770
>>329857383
>waah the japanese game has japanese style cause muh japs like it
As they should only american soccer mom raised prudefags rage at it, and this crowd like you never plays jrpgs, they should do games to people who like said games, not to tumblreenas who get angry at them.
>>329856983
THIS
You just know this kind of try hard retard never played any game, they just come for the attention and think theyll get likes if they sperg out at imaginary women like they do on twitter.
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>>329856347
Hope they keep the Blade mechanics, Blades worked too well and were too iconic to pass by. Also another chance to hire renowed artists from all over the industry
>>329857024
Also everything this guy said
>>329857765
>using anime as an insult
>using anime as levels or as a genre like a ledditor even though it makes no sense to anyone other than some redneck who wouldnt even know what these games are
>in a jrpg thread where people actually know youre a poser full of shit
>even talking like a ledditor
>>329857787
kek
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>>330705727
I don't mind blades, I just hope they alter the system so that with a bit of work you can make any blade super OP rather then a select few being just straight up better the others.
And bring back player cosmetic armor.
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>>330705493
I personally didn't like the stylization of humanoids in XB2. I felt like the character models from XB to XBX were a simple refinement and expected XB2 to continue that trend. Instead we got something entirely different, which is why I was really put off by it. However, now having played the Xenosaga trilogy, I suppose Monolith making sudden shifts in character design shouldn't have been a big surprise. That being said I have no idea what the fuck to expect with XB3.
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Is the Xenosaga anime worth watching at all? Played the original years ago but want to have a sort of refresher.
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>>330708601
I’d say it does some things better and some things worse. The animation is pretty bad though
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>>330708601
It's a different retelling of Xenosaga 1, the low budget stopped it from continuing and it's also why they implied spoilers from 2 and 3 there
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>>329857270
Depends of their knowledge of the plot, if it's the early-mid game then it's unanswered mysteries one upon another, if it's endgame then they can actually learn interesting things. Either way a very fucked/sad convo considering what the Monado did to Shulk and other people and the fact that Shulk essentially cut her father's other half in half. There might be "funny" bits about the Trinity Processor Cores reviving people though.

>>329856347
No particular fear or hope. I already got what I wanted, them caring about UI/UX and QoL amongst other things. I trust them for the rest.

>>329857196
>I fear we'll get another game where costumes are an afterthought like 2
Won't be a problem, Monolith loves customization and cosmetics, otherwise Blade weapons wouldn't have different appearances. The thing is if it's more like a 1/2 type of deal where the party isn't part of some organization like X, then each character must have distinct designs which does take time that Monolith didn't really have as opposed to 1 where the armor was designed before they had the character designs. Also the size of said party might be a problem.
I think it will be fine this time. Now whether I like said design is another thing as I happen to not like the look of most of 1/X armors.
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>>330705727
I was not a fan of the blade systems at all. I hope to go back to something more like 1 or X.
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To this day even after 15 years I'm still not sure wtf the Omega System was all about nor how the fuck it came to be. I take it the power of the Zohar (or rather U-DO) can be used as well in this universe to rewrite reality, that's the only sensible explanation, which is what is speculated in the wiki. Can't remember if what's written on the wiki is speculation, or if it's what's written in the encyclopedia entry of XSIII. Do the events in I.II on the DS unfolds the same, with Miltia getting transformed into it?
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>>330563136
>Imagine being Amalthus, having the potential to awaken Blades, then the two Blades you actually do awake, born from your own psyche and desires, go rogue on you. Guess this is what you call "hating yourself"
Malos at least went rogue because he actively wanted to do what he knew Amalthus wanted, and didn't even seem to resent him much for sending Mythra and Addam to kill him. If he hadn't ended up simping for Jin so hard I'm not sure if he wouldn't have gone back.
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>>330733107
If I recall correctly Malos even praised him in a cutscene during chapter 8 in XC2.
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>>330748438
I'm not sure it's a good idea to make a hole in a hood, it kind of defeats the purpose. Nice ponytail though.
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mythra milkies
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>>330787397
What flavor?
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>Jesus was a fraud
What did Takahashi meant by this?
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>>330797251
He's more of an old testament guy.
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How would you feel if they remade X into a full MMO. Where we all play as an awakened Blade and can make parties together and stuff.
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>>330807684
Dead on arrival
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>>330807684
I just want to see XC1's world post-ending outside of Colony 9 and the Shoulder. Whatever excuse they can come up with for that is fine by me.
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>>330809780
No it wouldn't I'd play it.
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Odd number and I play X again
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>>330827974
Welp
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X is a bad game anyway.
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>>330842816
Take it back right now its my favoruite.
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>>330797251
Jesus was just a particularly talented guy, not a fraud. Everyone has unique talents.
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>>330857397
Was he a good carpenter?
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>>330863517
His cup wasn't anything to write home about.
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Just managed to beat Wulfric and Elder Arachno on maximum custom difficulty with my entire party 2 levels under Arachnos and I haven't even had to open Corvin yet. The amount of customization this game has is fucking insane when I first started playing around with maximum custom difficulty I thought it was goddamn bullshit but when you actually sit back and explore all your available content/options the game throws you just enough bones to beat just about everything.
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>>330810792
I'd like to see that too. Id even be open to a xenoblade 1 mmo
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As someone who is only really familiar with xenoblade games, can someone here give me some very abridged version of what happens in Xenosagas and xenogears since I read the summaries online and they confuse the fuck out of me.
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>>330874580
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUTe8MfUjw0
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>>330688421
probably won't be for quite a long time, and will probably be hovering around the $200 mark like the other xenoblade scales, I would guess she would be slightly more expensive like kos-mos was since her design is so intricate and her sleeves are probably going to be massive
I really do wonder if they're planning to do pneuma after her
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Is there any problem if X is my first game? I just got it running on CEMU
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>>330878053
Nah, X's a great game and is the most standalone of the Xeno games so nothing wrong with starting there. Just don't expect any other Xeno to be quite as open and have sidequests as good.
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>>330878053
Don't play the others expecting it to have anything to do with it afterwards.
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>>330874362
It could potentially be a neat way to showcase some of the old cast without compromising whatever new story they'd come up with.
>"Oh yeah, that's Rex, head of the Garfont mercs. Cool guy."
>"Oi, what I don't get is, why'd the hero of the Homs wed his own bloody sister?"
"Carl, you fucking nonce, there are two of them. The first hero's sister shacked up with the second hero, you daffy shit."
"But they look just like each other!"
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>>330660150
fuck it who needs money
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I wonder what the giant robots of 3 are gonna be like.
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>>330892796
At least the taxes and the shipping aren't too high.
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>>330909270
I hope we can actually pilot them this time.
And mech combat is something more than an even more brainless version of ground combat unlike in X.
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What would Yuriev and Klaus talk about over a good tea like the gentlemen they are? Other than becoming as God, I mean.
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>>330928624
That big stash of mecha manga.
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>>330875874
Gosh I can't wait. I'll preorder as soon as its available.
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I want Nene to knock off my socks.
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>>330928624
I want more mecha
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>>330949532
Mechs like in X or in gears or something different?
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>>330910691
that's because I'm ordering from their US website
when I bought kosmos I ordered her from amiami and the only timely shipping option costed me 100 fucking dollars
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>>330928624
Look at this Zanza lv.machine
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>>330928624
Aion's design was so wasted. It deserved a fight that wasn't so horribly programmed.
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>>330989292
You know what else was kinda wasted? DE's Challenge Mode.
I would love to see versions of the post-game Metal Face challenge for the other main story villains; Egil, Zanza, Dickson.
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>>330998802
You've never seen a Gundam show
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>>330993950
>DE's Challenge Mode
It was shit in the remake though you had so much creative freedom in XC2's challenge mode you could beat every single challenge with wildly different strategies and party make ups. In the remake everything is so stiff and on rails you have to work out what they want you to do and then hope for decent RNG/ cooperative AI.
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>>331001173
I still don't know what they exactly want you to do in some of the restricted party member challenges.
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XC2's battle system is more flexible, thus allowing for more challenges scenarios to be built upon, even specifically crazy or even straight up bullshit ones. Can't do much with XC1's battle system, really, they just did those time attacks and called it a day. Hopefully for XC3 they include the challenges in the base game. I wonder how they'll do DLCs. On one hand, I had no problems buying the XC2 Pass due to how much it offered, on the other hand, I wouldn't have bought it if it was just Challenge mode and 2-3 other things. Torna was a huge part of why I did, I don't think this scenario will repeat for XC3, but who knows, maybe this time again Takahashi will write too much and expand on it later in a DLC, but you can only go so far without making it yet another prequel. Side things happening like in FFXV is the worst. And if after-story, then make it a sequel instead.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BINlH3q2cjQ
>tfw no giant Pyra gf
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I'm nearing the end of my replay of XC1, and I'm trying to decide if I want to replay 2 or not. I strongly disliked it the first time I played it and just did the bare minimum to get through the story. Should I start over from scratch or do NG+?
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>>331010251
>no spunky childhood friend gf
>no scottish imperial general gf
Hurts to live.
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>>331012445
Do NG+ if you can.
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Bought another one for a friend at the last minute
Posted the wrong fucking picture first time.
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>>331023073
Why didn't you get a 100%, Thomas?
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>>331023320
Let me be, goddamn you.
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>>331023605
Nice pic of Nia watching /a/
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>>331023073
>he buys fucking $200 anime figures for friends
what the fuck
how do I get friends like you
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>>331033235
Law school
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>>331033235
Me and some other friends split the cost.
But uh, I guess be yourself?
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>“We’re also looking for character designers. My decision for this is not really for this project specifically, but because I have a strong desire to find a designer who can become the face of Monolith Soft in the future. During my time at Square, I met very talented designers such as Nomura-kun (Tetsuya Nomura), and it would be a dream-come-true to have someone as talented (Although we did get Nomura-kun for Xenoblade 2). If only we had someone like that at Monolith Soft… Of course, we’re not looking just for character designers, but other artwork staff, too.” -Tetsuya Takahashi
What the fuck was he thinking when he said that
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>>331043641
He knows Nomura as a character designer would do less harm to the industry than Nomura as a script writer so he's trying his best to have him give up script writing and go back to designing characters.
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>>331044293
I mean why the fuck did he just indirectly spit on Tanaka's face like that
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>>331044293
Nia is so adorable I love her
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>>329856347
>fears
guess it's more of an expectation but: it'll have weird annoying mechanics like having to talk to everyone a million times like in 1 or switching party members in XCX
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>>331053175
They are such a cute couple. Rex should really just marry Gramps already.
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>>329856347
either have no love triangle bullshit or, if XB2's ending screens are supposed to imply anything and 3 does something similar, just be as blatant about the protags being in a polygamous relationship as skies of arcadia was
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>>331055935
Every XC game has weird annoying mechanics. XB2 had the switching blades for field skills thing. It's a given that 3 will have something that is bizarre.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exmjFwSjoHc
Did this ever appear in the actual game?
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>>330226974
Hikari obvs
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>>331043641
He was thinking how sick and tired he was to answer the questions people asked him about 2's character designs and how they all clash with each other (he only has himself to blame on this one though) . So now he not only wants a dedicated artist but also one which makes art which will make people say "This is a Monolith Soft game".

>>331044448
Did he? I don't think it was intentional if he did. Tanaka probably would have been said artist if it wasn't for him deciding to stop working on Xeno games for reasons.
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Did I ever mention I want to have sex with Brighid
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My biggest disappointments in Xenoblade 2 was that Titans didn't play more of a role and weren't really characters. When it was revealed Gramps could talk in the trailers I thought it'd be super cool to have conversations with those continent-sized Titans like Gormott but LITERALLY no other Titans than Gramps have so much as one line of dialogue and for the most part they all act like dumb beasts of burden that obey orders with no agency on their actions.
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>>331090029
I feel like talking to any of the continental Titans would blow out your eardrums, but yeah, I do think more of them should have been at least NPCs with flavor text.
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>>331058294
I wish 3 or X2 or whatever comes next just had zero bullshit associated with its exploration if they're gonna botch it like they did in X and 2.
Take some cues from games like Golden Sun if you want more interactability in your world instead of adding arbitrary checks that might not even be worth the effort.
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I doubt anyone will like my idea but for XB3 I had this dream one night of some kind of game or what we where the world you traverse through is more vertical than horizontal so you'd by traveling via altitude more than traveling across a surface to reach destinations. I suppose Xenoblade 1 already has that though when traveling through most areas you don't really get a sense of vertical traveling other than valak mountain and the interior of the mechonis.
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>>331095916
So you either want everything to be a slope or Mechonis Field?
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New Xeno at E3 maybe?
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>>331096983
I thought being a xeno game you'd get a mech or some way to fly around to reach new areas sort-of like wind waker or starlink. The individual areas would basically be like a playing field of a typical xenoblade game.
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>>331098196
If I was forced at gunpoint to put my money on a prediction I'd put it on a XBX remake/port over XB3 or XBX2.
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>>331098458
I'd think we'd have a much better chance at X remake or X reboot rather then just a sequel.

But XB3 is pretty likely.
But god damn I really want an X port.
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>>331098537
To clarify I say at gunpoint since I really don't want to make a prediction that I have little confidence in unless it is put under that extreme condition. That is how unsure I am in what will actually happen. From a marketing standpoint it may be smarter financially to have a new Xenoblade game as a flagship title for the switch successor and a one main entry per console seems to be the trend for the series so far albeit the series hasn't had more than 3 titles. I don't count ports obviously. XBX port on switch seems to be cheaper for them to do at the moment and if it has extras like DE it mat help srt up more foundation for a future title to make all the games connect more cleanly
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>>331099003
Considering how different it is from the other two and the fact they've said it'd be quite a costly endeavor I don't think it'd be cheaper then making a brand new game on the DE/2 engine. However the idea I guess is would a new game sell as well if it wasn't a flagship game? And could an X port sell enough to make up for its costs?

Also isn't there rumors of a new more powerful switch out there? Maybe they can do a less optimized cheaper to make port and make it a new switch exclusive, sort of like the New 3DS Xenoblade 1.
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didn't the devs say that an X port would be so much work they might as well just make a new game?
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>>331099826
Xenoblade on N3DS was a stupid idea but a fun novelty that it happened at all.
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>>331100928
I don't think they every explicitly said it'd take lots of work or that it'd be better to make a new one.
Just that if there was one it'd cost lots of money, which I guess implies the other two.
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>>331100928
It seems cost was the main problem.
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>>331057576
>just be as blatant about the protags being in a polygamous relationship as skies of arcadia was
But XC2 is 1:1 as blatant as SoA. Heck, it's more blatant, even. Nothing in SoA confirms polygamous relationship, we like to meme up the ending because that's what we do on the internet. Same way we meme up XC2's ending. The difference being, there's no doubt when it comes to Pyra and Mythra, the only doubt lies with Nia, but it doesn't change anything.
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>>331100928
I hope so, I'd much rather have X2 with some genuine fucking answers than a mere port.
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>>331104910
Did they expand on the cost statement? XbX is already an HD game and still holds up by modern standards so I don't really understand what they need to do for a port besides changing stuff meant for the wii u. I am sure there's also a lot of behind the scenes issues like making it compatible for the switch rather than wii u.
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The exact quote was
>"Money," he laughs. "It's a massive game. Re-creating it would be really difficult."
Notice the word "re-create", unless it was a mistranlsation. And it makes sense for him to use that word, especially now in light of XC1DE. Game objectively needs a rehaul for a lot of things, including gameplay things, something a simple port wouldn't do. Hence the word re-create, if it happens, he wants it to get more than the DE treatment.
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>>331107607
No. For one the Wii U ran on PowerPC and not ARM CPUs so there's more to a port than just adapt the controllers, which can be a hassle.
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>>331108442
I have no reason to doubt your reasoning but the strawman in me has to ask with all the other wii u ports on switch why is XBX a special case?
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>>331109425
Because it makes more sense to finish the current trilogy on the Switch (XC1DE being made instead of a XCX port is really telling), and then start another trilogy on the next console, with XCXDE right for the launch, and the sequels following in the coming years. That's how you sell your console, how you gain visibility during the launch window, thus it's how you expand your franchise. Why make a one-off port on the Switch, when you can make sure your franchise will get a great start on the next console, with visibility, and thus kickstarts needed sequels. Simple as. Marketing 101.
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>>331109425
It's a bigger and more complex game than the majority of the Wii U games.
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>>331110141
What makes you think Xenoblade is even a trilogy to begin with? For the most part all the games are isolated from each other and have a fairly conclusive end to them besides XBX. Knowing Monolith if anything they want to make a series spanning 6 parts like perfect works so either way whatever story you're imagining won't be wrapped up within the switch expected lifespan.
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>>331110668
Please don't ruin my Elma4smash delusion
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>>331110781
Takahashi has a massive boner for the trinity and he has already been hinting at a third storypath to compliment XC and XCX storylines it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if we get 3 separate trilogies.
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>>331111619
>Takahashi has a massive boner for the trinity
But when it comes to games he really doesn't. The only series of his that's ended as a 'trilogy' is Xenosaga and it's only that way because it was basically cancelled.
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>>331110781
>What makes you think Xenoblade is even a trilogy to begin with?
Nothing, there could very well be a numbered Xenoblade 4, then 5 and so on. Yet, I kinda doubt it. Games are indeed isolated from each other as you said, yet, they're still linked (I mean, for 1 & 2 ) through common lore, a common root cause, which you can't detach yourself tfrom. I don't think you can do much storywise to expand it to 6 games. A third game is already stretching it, really, there's only so much you can do with Titans and Klaus' shit, though it's true they introduced infinite dimensions. They also introduced the Fog Beast issue so it can be a plot point for XC3, with that thing coming from god knows where, either XC3's world or some higher/lower/imaginary domain, or whatever dimension it was sucked into by Klaus. We shall see how XC3 plays out, maybe there will be story hooks for a XC4, but even there, I feel it's easier to build a PW-saga spawning a lot of games out of XCX. It's still an half empty shell as of know, but with a lot of little bits of lore scattered thorough, and it has the advantage to being set in an era where humanity has spaceships. I know they technically have high tech ships in XC2, and even XC1 if we stretch it a bit, but XCX's seems far more suited to have a story spanning across multiple games just because of them. And it's also set in an era where humanity longs to return to Earth if possible. Returning to Earth already happened in XC2, that part of the PW is already covered.

>>331111619
I'm kinda expecting this as well, though by that time, Takahashi will be quite old, retirement will be around the corner, and past due, even.
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>>331112728
From how I see it Xenoblade 2 and Futures Connected don't really need a sequel unlike Xenoblade X. Things seem fairly concluded and no major loose ends to make a sequel necessary for those stories.
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>>331113337
>Things seem fairly concluded and no major loose ends to make a sequel necessary for those stories
You were correct if it were just OG XC1 and XC2 being concerned. No loose ends. But FC throws that out of the window. It was made for a reason, and not just for muh Melia, it's an excuse. There were millions of ways to conclude her story if they wanted, without introducing loose ends. Yet they did it, they introduced plot points acting as sequel hook, plot points that will be addressed in a sequel.
Now, could it end here? Yes, it's still fairly concluded as you said, nobody would freak out if no XC3 happens. But then again, they deliberately made Future Connected that way to introduce sequel hooks. And up to it's very evocative title.
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You can nab a couple of level V unrefined Aux cores during the first 2 chapters of XC2. What is the point of letting you get them that early if you can't even get their required refinement materials until you can get to the world tree?
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>>331115578
It's always cool to get powerful items early, even though you don't have yet the requirements/level to equip it up. Give you more of an incentive to progress. It's nothing new in jrpgs, it has always existed. Same reason why the Blade Skills tree also exists the way they are : so even though you get KOS-MOS (aka the equivalent of the ultimate post-game weapon) on your very first pull, you don't steamroll the enemies too much, as you have to progress through the story to complete the tree. It's a fail-safe. Same philosophy for the Aux Cores refinement, the fail-safe being that you don't get the materials until later.
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>>331116721
>It's a fail-safe
The chests they are in are already locked behind skill checks though if you are lucky enough to gather the required blades that early you should get a nice reward not a big go fuck yourself they could of quite easily given you a level 3 core or something instead of something that is useless until endgame.
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>>331118703
If it's locked behind skill checks it's clearly a chest meant for people to come back to in the lategame. It'd be waaay more of a 'go fuck yourself' to come back to it after 50 hours and get a shitty lv 3 core for your efforts.
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>>331120019
I mean one of the chests in question is in Argentum and needs level 2 focus and level 2 lockpicking and it gives you a damage heal V you can unlock it straight after unlocking blade resonance if you are lucky and roll Kora or buy Sheba otherwise you have to wait until you unlock Roc during chapter 4 hardly the endgame chest you are trying to sell it as.
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>>331115578
>What is the point of letting you get them that early if you can't even get their required refinement materials until you can get to the world tree?
Honestly better than wasting the effort required to open them anyway
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I now know the fun of Disciple Lorithia with an underleveled party. Managed to beat her with the boring setup of Melia, Riki, and Sharla, but hoo boy.
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>>331140476
How vital was sharla in keeping your party alive? I tend to have her in my party when against higher level enemies
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>>331140476
You can cheese virtually everything in the game while being massively underleveled with just Sharla and Riki once you have set them up properly in fact I think the only thing you can't cheese with them is that mechon superboss because you can't get both topple and spike immunity.
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>>331141778
I usually employ the "who needs healing when you kill everything with chain attacks" strategy with Fiora, Dunban, and Reyn, but I felt like she was fairly important here. Mainly because those little exploding ether balls can really ruin your day. I basically had Melia with two summon ices at all times and Riki and Sharla there to keep Melia alive when everything inevitably aggro'd on her.
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Final Update before I finish this challenge.
I spent the last oh, 50-75 hours grinding out Ursla's quest, because if I decide to NG+ this file I don't want to do that ever again. You can't make me. Unless there's a Morag, Brighid, Pyra, Mythra fivesome involved.
While doing that I filled out other nodes again for potential NG+ future, and for leveling up idea levels as high as I can for the damage. This also included me feeding Pyra, Mythra and Perun so much I'm surprised they weren't as round as Boreas when done.
Sadly this also included me trying to remember how to get to the lake in Spirit Crucible which netted me a death against Xavier because I panic Chain Attacked too early and with my A Trust Pyra instead of my S2 Mythra. My favoritism isn't a problem, shut up.
After finding the radioactive lake I finished up Electra's quest (where I died 4 times trying to run past Angry Monkey II: Angrier Monkey), started and finished Newt's, and finished Agate's. Then finally, FINALLY I beat Ursla's quest and began my final prep until a thought hit me. I still had rolls left and it's not like I could level up my idea level anymore anyway, so why not finish off my allowed rolls?
Starting with Zeke, who still has the highest Compassion at 6, I rolled with 5 boosters for...Adenine. Wha? Then rolling on Nia with Truth boosters to see if I can get something icy yet hot. I instead just got a Common Ice BBall, which actually does open a few things I couldn't do up. Then for the last roll of the game, I went down Compassion again so I could do the Nopon Lore Sidequest and got...Dagas.
I'm starting to think Boosters don't work.
But hey, Kaiser Zone.
So now I shall see how far I can take these new toys before I end this ones and for all.
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>>331156808
I thought she was pregnant with how her hair looks on her abdominal area.
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>>331157067
>I spent the last oh, 50-75 hours grinding out Ursla's quest,
The madman
I genuinely fear for your sanity after this shit
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>>331162261
The worst part was I actually couldn't do some of the Special missions to gain fans and multi stamps because of my limited Blade Pool.
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If they remake X they need to make Skell races a thing so I can initial D all over Mira.
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I've been playin XB2 for a few days, I'm currently on chapter 7 and have a few blades awakened but the random aspect of it and needing some rare item to transfer them is fucking annoying.
Can I use cloud saves and savescum my way into better awakenings?
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>>331186360
Yes, it's possible to do that.
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>>331186471
Nice, I guess I'll waste a few hours with it.
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Let's not lose our heads though!
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>>331178947
Kek
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Can you fit the entire explorable world of say Mario 64 inside of just 1 decent sized area in a xenoblade game?
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>>331186360
You can buy those transfer items in NG+, and it's not like you need to have perfcet Blade on Driver luck, I mean we a guy literally running a file with Ursula on Rex, Two Axes on Nia, and a Tank Zeke.
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>>331205147
Maybe? Gormotti is probably the best bet though
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>>331205147
well how tall is mario versus rex
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I wish they made nightcap Dromach one of his alt skins shit makes me laugh everytime I see it.
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>>331209274
I wish they made Dromarch story relevant.
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>>331211224
At least he didn't get the Roc treatment.
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>>331211913
who?
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>>331211913
Aegaeon in 2 is the worst though. That said, he does have Torna even if it's not much
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>>331212842
Not at all Rex uses Roc's twin sickles during all the cutscenes in the spirit crucible yet not only does Roc not get any lines he isn't even present in the cutscenes no other blade gets shit on that hard.
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>>331212842
Aegaeon also at least has a kind of Blade Quest involved which is the linchpin to finishing off the second/third most in depth questline in the game with the Brionic/Lindwurm questline even if he isn't part of it after the fact.
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>>331213971
Forgot about that one, that sucked.
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Any way to speed up boosting location affinity in the 5 areas of Xenoblade 1?
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Do mechs make playing XBX more fun or just more of the same in the grand scheme of things?
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>>331220585
From what I've heard here, Mech combat is a worse version of Ground combat but having the ability to fly is cool
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>>331220585
They aren't balanced very well in my opinion most fights either end up with you steamrolling your opponent or visa versa. Also when you get the flight module it completely ruins the exploration of the game you go from having to navigate the terrain whilst taking note of enemy locations and behavioral patterns to just flying straight to quests objectives and then fast traveling back.
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>>331220585
Its bad and good.
There are some areas exclusive to mech's only but they aren't great enough to justify completely invalidating normal ground travel.
Like in Primoridia finally getting ot that third stratum on foot is so great. And being strong enough to defeat the two large dudes on the top of the bridge is awesome. But Skell's just invalidate that.

And the combat is retarded. Its just stat minmaxing to make your super weapon do a big 1 shot damage. Because it takes AGES to recharge and all you other arts don't even come close in terms of damage. Except for meme stuff like mag up disk bomb and appendage crush SAMs.
You just spam your arts to try and get a cockpit to get a refresh. Its so fucking boring just floating their waiting for your arts to recharge only to do tiny damage until the super weapon is ready.
Its far more fun baiting all air enemies to the ground and beating them up overdrive style.

Don't Worry is pretty damn great though.
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>>331211224
I wish Dromarch wasn't utter dogshit in combat. Other than that he's pretty cool.
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>>331223196
Its pretty much the biggest flaw of X2.
Some characters from a gameplay perspective are just awful and its such a pain to use them compared to others.
There should have been ways of making every Blade OP if you invested a ton of effort into them.
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>>331223317
>There should have been ways of making every Blade OP if you invested a ton of effort into them.
While it's true that there are some Blades meant to be better than others due to the options they have (like more Aux Cores slots for example), they also have a specific niche they can do and you can equip three of them to change what a Driver can do in battle. There would be no point giving everyone the same number of Aux Core slots for example because otherwise you will just equip the same things on every Blade and play them the same way. In that case might as well only be able to equip one Blade instead of three.
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>>331223317
Funny enough Sharla has kinda the same problem in XC1; decent enough character, but totally worthless in combat.
Though honestly for particular reasons I like Dromarch better.
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>>331223196
He isn't a bad blade in combat at all its just that on regular difficulty the meta is highly skewed towards hyper offense in BoC where chain attacks are nerfed, crit healing is nerfed and enemies attack harder and more frequently the defensive blades really start to shine.
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>>331224376
>There would be no point giving everyone the same number of Aux Core slots for example because otherwise you will just equip the same things on every Blade and play them the same way
That's kind of wrong though.

I know that if Electra had 3 AUX slots I'd min max her block with Emergency Block, Block Rate and Perfect Shield to make her amazing. But instead I have to pick only one of those 3. Having 3 slots would mean we could hit niches way harder then just one. It means you could have damage up stuff plus that one slot for niches rather then just the one.

And the other reason that it's wrong is that its the game's bad design for making niches such. In a similar way to aggro in both 1 and 2, there is a whole system behind it and ways you can buff up how much you gain. But its completely invalidated by the fact that simply doing more damage and not dying in some way is far better. Like you're right in the sense that if say Electra had 3 slots, you probably would just use the standard 3 cores for max damage, but that's because its far more useful then trying to build on her niche. In other words the games bad design makes people less want to play niches because even if you did have 3 aux slots, they'd still be not as practical as the min max way of playing.

Its more then just aux slots. Some Blades have shit skill tress, terrible arts on some drivers and awful damage scaling on specials.
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BORN IN A WORLD OF STRIFE
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>>331225660
AGAINST THE ODDS
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>>331223196
Why claim a cat be dogshit?
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>>331226105
I wanted to make a joke about that but couldn't figure out how.
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Speaking of silly jokes, am I the only one bemused by the fact XC2 automatically assigns Shulk and Fiora to Rex and Nia? I get that it's because Attacker and Healer but still, kinda funny to think about.
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>>331220585
Mech combat and exploration is worse and more brain-dead than on-foot, so it drags the game down.
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>>331224924
And then you have X where literally everyone is a tremendous downgrade combat-wise from the mute literal nobody MC that can do anything and easily solo every encounter. At best your teammates devolve into soul voice fodder.
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>>331228605
I'd blame the AI moreso then their stats and skills alone.
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>>331224376
>they also have a specific niche they can do and you can equip three of them to change what a Driver can do in battle
what's the niche of "reducing enemy Blade Combo damage", something that you'll rarely ever see in game
what's the niche in being a tank that cannot draw aggro unless her Blade Art activates and that needs you to be at the mercy of RNG (only for your party members to draw aggro back because they're dealing far more damage)
some skill trees are straight up shit, being able to slot in aux cores on your blades would help them a fuckton, no clue why they didn't implement that on NG+ when extra accessory slot is a thing
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>>331225209
You're pretty much correct yet unless the aggro system is changed, you're better off leaving the game like this. There isn't that many Aux Cores in the first place and running Affinity MAX Attack, Barrier or whatever else on everyone would be boring. If you have an issue with something, temporarily switch Blades.
Also what "making every Blade OP if you invested a ton of effort into them" axctually mean anyway?

>>331229920
>what's the niche of "reducing enemy Blade Combo damage", something that you'll rarely ever see in game
>what's the niche in being a tank that cannot draw aggro unless her Blade Art activates and that needs you to be at the mercy of RNG (only for your party members to draw aggro back because they're dealing far more damage)
Shit niches, but niches nonetheless
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>>331229920
>what's the niche of "reducing enemy Blade Combo damage", something that you'll rarely ever see in game
I'll admit that the game doesn't make them very visible but the majority of the main quests encounters and boss fights are drivers that constantly use blade combos. Also Electra with 2 Aux core slots would be broken as fuck.
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>>331228747
I blame the fact mix-and-matching skills and arts from various classes, Decoy in general and Infinite Overdriving on top of everything can make you literally invincible, meaning there's no point in relying on teammate AI at all. In a "normal" scenario, you'd specialize in one of three roles, I.e. Tank/Healer/DPS, and have your teammates pick up the slack of the other roles, but in X you can become a literally untouchable DPS, meaning you don't need a tank to take aggro from you and the tank doesn't need an healer to keep him alive, so there's no points in having teammates around.
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>>331227125
I think it's also because they can potentially join you right after chapter 3 so Morag and Zeke haven't joined your party yet, Rex and Nia are the only available drivers at that point.
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>>331212842
Aegaeon shines mostly in Torna, he was quite a character there.
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>>331231821
Yeah, I figure that's the other reason for it, but my brain just defaults to "haha cuck cat"
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>>331239107
>this is your brain on waifufaggotry
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>>331239845
Rest assured, I've been a dumbass my whole life, not just since getting into Xenoblade.
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After many playthroughs now salvaging feels really weak I wish that they added core crystals and core chips to their drop tables to make it more relevant. As soon as you hit like 500k gold there is almost no reason to do it anymore outside of quest requirements.
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>>331247160
I mean the monsters who come up in salvages can drop interesting stuff. I mean shit you can get Overclocking Bangles before even getting Mythra
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>>331248783
>I mean shit you can get Overclocking Bangles before even getting Mythra
What use is that? smash farming is pointless until you get to Mor Ardain and really inefficient until you get to Temperatia and manage to bag a few gold chips.
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>>331250264
Faster Blade Combos via swap canceling after an attack?
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I wonder just how bad Mythra's cooking is.
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>>331270605
Mythra's pussy is the only meal I need out of her. Just imagine how heavenly an Aegis tastes, I bet it has actual addictive properties.
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>>331270605
Mythra's cooking had more tentacles.
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HOLY FUCK LISTEN TO ZANZA THE DIVINE IN REVERSE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA DEEPEST LORE
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>>331230793
Another major problem is that the game kind of needed you to do this.

The armor system didn't work, the evasion system kind of worked but needed a ton of Evasion gems which just made you miss out on damage ones. When going up against tough foes you either needed to spam Decoy, or set up your AI with tons of Overdrive gems so they had it up all the time and you got the super armor bonus.

I did sort of make a conventional party when I tried the second way. But it was mostly just H.B tanking and him spamming last stand to keep the party's TP up and I'd heal him and everyone else with smooth recovery. But even in that system without the overdrive super armor even at 12k HP he could still be 1 shotted by some Tyrants so it wasn't the best system anyway.
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>>331098458
X port would make no sense when they just spent 2 years overhauling xenoblade 1
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>>331292360
>Xenoblades is that your name?
>Our name is the Monados
Trinity Processors foreshadowing?
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>>331221382
You can, and should, have explored almost the entire map by the time you get the flight module. It's super late in game.
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>>331228605
nah, the are delicious tp batteries and potential buffers.
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Xenoblade 2 is one of my favourite games, but goddamn I hate the gacha mechanic for getting rare blades.

Also assigning blades sucks for NG+. What if I gave a few blades to one of the characters I don't get to use until several hours into the game?
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>>331302607
I'd hardly call 25% of the games content left to do super late.
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>>331292619
>The armor system didn't work
Really? It seems kinda broken considering the amount of shit you can equip and the Resistances. There's things I find weird about it though, like when I was reading/watching guides for X, I didn't understand why the Defense stat was considered useless by some compared to Resistances (and also after playing DE, why 2 made Physical/Ether Defense work like X's Resistances) until I learned how Physical/Ether Defense worked in 1, which I didn't expect at all. It seems they just carried the old defense system and combined it with a new one.

>>331302728
>tp batteries
Kek
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>>331325584
It sucked because there is nothing you can do to increase your armor beyond the hard value of the armor piece.
There are no armor up gems. Just resistances.
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>>331326207
Ah I forgot about that. Understandable
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im at the start of chapter 8 how much is there left without saying how much chapters are left. long ways, little more?
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>>331327778
What game? we aren't psychic lad.
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>>331328068
oh, XB2
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>>331328346
You are almost at the climax of the game.
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>>331292619
>The armor system didn't work
It did but only when you factor in elemental resistances, stack enough and you can make any fight a pushover with the right armor because you'll be taking 1 damage from anytyhing the enemy throws at you
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>>331321536
>25% of the games content
>fight the Zu pharg
>go through 1 ganglion dungeon and fight the pro ares
>the final battles at the lifehold core
I mean, there's a lot of post game stuff, but that's not relevant to the discussion. The main part of the game is almost done by the time you get the flight module. The last chapters are much shorter than most of the earlier ones. And yeah, you should have explored almost everything before then. X tosses a bunch of roadblocks in the way of you rushing the story to begin with, so there's no point in trying to rush it.
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>>331327778
A lot of sidequests open up midway through chapter 8, so how much you have left is up to how much sidestuff you want to do. You're on the final stretch of the story, maybe 7-10 or so hours left.
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>>331350927
I thought those were weights until I clicked on the thumbnail.
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Is overide feature in xeno 2 limited?
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>>331367453
They are unlimited but they are a pain in the ass to get until you reach NG+ where you can buy them to get them on a first playthrough you have to max out a 4 star common blades affinity tree.
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>>331367453
Overdrive protocols are one use. You can grind them, but only in the endgame.
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>>331295993
Why isn't he orange? AHHHHH!!!
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>>331372413
Because the Ontos core is red in DE.
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>>331367453
You get 3 Overdrives from chests in Torigoth, Garfront and Mor Ardain IIRC, then 1 more for each Driver Affinity Chart you complete, then 1 more for every 4 crowns Common Blade you release after filling their entire Affinity Chart.
So that's 3 guaranteed, 6 max from party member charts and then X more for each 4 crowns Commons you release.

You can also wait for NG+ and buy as many as you'd like for bonus EXP, or buy the DLC which comes with a bunch more (like 10 or so?)
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https://www.nintendo.co.jp/software/feature/ranking.html
Noice, for 03/2021, Xenoblade 2 overall ranked #6
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>>331391106
Yes, it got a boost with the announcement of Pyra and Mythra in Smash, it's currently 37. https://store-jp.nintendo.com/software/ranking/ It's been in the top 50 for a month and a half now.
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>>331391106
It made its thing.
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Will we ever get side quests as good as X?
Like I can actually remember a ton of them unlike the other games where its pretty much an empty void in my mind.
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Does the bonus multiplier stack per enemy killed or do I only get the bonus from the last enemy killed and the prior ones are null?
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i want to fucking CUM inside azurda
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>>331419016
I'd rather big Azurda cum in me.
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>>331419807
>>331419016
Seriously ive been waiting almost an hour for a reply to my question
But the shit that people reply to is shitposting bara furry shit
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>>331420376
Try googling it retard
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>>331420434
I did
Theres not enough information on the bonus multiplier in Xenosaga
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>>331420584
And I don't know either, so I didn't answer.
But I do know how I feel about Azurda, so I answered.
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>>331420376
I would answer you if I played Xenosaga, but I haven't yet.
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>>331420648
I fucking hate 4chan sometimes
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>>331420737
>>331420648
You guys should really play it
Theres plenty of connecting stuff to Xenoblade
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>>331420968
Yeah, I know that there are a lot of Xenosaga things referenced in the Blade games. I had PCSX2 set up for playing Ratchet and Clank a few months ago, but I need to put the drive it's on back in my PC because I'm a lazy cunt and don't want to figure out the right settings all over again.
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>>331420648
how do you feel about azurda... anon?
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>>331420376
Majority of the people in this general have only played Xenoblade 1, 2, and maybe X. The 4 people that have played Saga are probably sleeping or just don't remember because it's been so long; that being me.
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>>331443839
And me. And same, I don't really remember. Logics dictates it's per enemy. Doesn't matter anyway, it's not worth it to sync the bonus slot to the final blow on a common enemy. It's worth doing it on bosses rather than waste time doing it on common monsters.
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is there anyway to prevent Tora from switching Poppi forms aside from controlling him yourself? my set up has Poppi alpha basically invincible but as soon as he switches blades he gets his shit slapped in and I want to control the DPS so I can maximize damage output.
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>>331457175
The only way to force AIs to swap blades for any reason is to set up a Blade Combo of the element of the Blade you want them to use.
If you want Morag to use say, Theory the best bet would be set up a Blade Combo that uses Ice.
This also works with Driver Combos if a certain blade has the next link in that combo as well.
Apart from that, yes only controlling them makes them use the blade you want.
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>>331458531
The male party members will also switch to do driver combos too though, saying that I think if I take all his reaction arts off of Poppi's other forms that might solve my problem he keeps switching into her third form to inflict break.
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>>331459115
If he has QTPi and is getting his shit slapped the dude has way bigger problems than keeping Tora on Alpha.
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>>331460745
I'm playing with all the difficulty sliders on max you absolutely have to use a dedicated face tank and healer, if you don't you have to level up until your like twice what you are fighting's level so your agility is high enough to start dodging everything. healing is nerfed really hard on these settings so QTPi can't just self sustain.
I wish I never unlocked QTPI she has 2 reaction arts so I am basically locked out of doing driver combos since I can't unequip both.
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FINALLY, as a follow up to my request in the previous threads, I finally found the Xenosaga III complete Unreleased Tracks album that disappeared from the internet after ffshrine's death (other than a fucking Youtube upload, or the other album that is easily available but misses like 40 tracks variations or instrumental variations).

Better grab it before it disappears again
https://mega.nz/file/M5RW2LSY#FtTovC_9BWZWPiMmNeh0rfr_CXufKdmmcdI301m1gqg

God bless the guy that shared it on squid-board.ru

Also, Promised Pain is one of the best end boss battle themes of all times. Yes, above that overrated One Winged Angel. Fight Me.
https://youtu.be/m1slhzf1L_g
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>>331419807
I want to cum inside big Azurda.
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How come we don't have Poppi's weight specs?
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was the guy that did the voice direction for XB2 also did the voice direction for Breath of the Wild? I remember hearing something like that
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>>331483380
If KOS-MOS is anything to go by she's very heavy probably.
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>>331484451
I'm sure I remember somebody commenting on Lila's weight during chapter 4.
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>>331484256
No, but I feel like I noticed that 1 and 2's English voice directors had very similar names (Jimmy and Jeremy Livingstone) but having searched Google for it I seem to be smoking crack.
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>>331447663
yeah I honestly don't remember. I do remember Citrine doing that attack that lowers everyone's hp to 666, immediately boosting and doing that attack that does exactly 666 to everyone though.
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Minge
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And Thus, Anon Beat Challenge
So doing as many quests as I could to get my new blades I got in my final rolls I hit a wall and decided to just bumrush up the World Tree, making Indol hate me. Well fuck you too then.
As I ran up the tree it turns out Haywire Redcliff can actually hurt and can snipe better than Widowmaker and died.
I then learned I could have failed because there's a level 4 Elec check on the World Tree. Thank you Electra.
Getting to Jin I forgot how much he hurt...mostly because I never fought Jin anywhere close to the expected level and ended up dying because greed for Chain attacks orbs. Thankfully Amalthus is a big dumb retard and gave me much less trouble building orbs for me to kill him.
With That all done I begin to clear up some of my quests...only to find I can't do Secret Cure and Birds of a Feather due to lack of commons. I couldn't do Dagas and Adenine because lack of Earth Mastery and I couldn't even finish Ursula's affinity chart because I couldn't make it to Skyward Throne.
I tried taking my frustration out on some UMs, namely the Bat and Deer you can fight on That 70's Levels, dying to both but only getting my revenge on the former. I then took my frustration on being unable to do Secret Cure on the UM I would have fought anyway but once again died to Orb Greed.
With that done I said 'Fine let's end this' and proceeded to do the Shadow Friends Fights and then Aeon. Landing one final full burst with Run Saver Morag getting the last hit.
So to answer the question I asked at the start of the run, 'Can you beat Xenoblade 2 with Limited Rolls'? Yes...but FUCK if it's not stressful as SHIT
So Final Tally.
Death Count 67, 8 Core Crystals for 4 party members, and over 200 hours of stamp collecting, node farming for idea levels, and me being mad and bad.
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>>331522707
Congrats
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>>331522707
Final Thoughts. This was certainly an interesting challenge, and while at first it seemed we'd all share some laughs here and there it became super stressful midway, especially with the 'Where are the Earth Blades' arc. But I learned more about a game I love that I can apply to future less stressful runs and learned just how much you miss in the game if you don't use the tools the game offers.
Would I recommend this challenge to anyone else? Only if you are far more lenient on yourself than I was. The range I gave myself was too low. If I rolled 3 on the initial spinner I would have been FUCKED. I'd say make it someting like 6-12 or try the 'Roll Per Chapter' method I came up with with 2-4 per chapter.
But, the challenge is finally over...
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NOT!
You think I'm going to end this without doing the Optional Superbosses!? HELL NAW! We're taking this run as far as we can! Orion, Ophion, Kurodill? We're going until I run out of bosses to kill!
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>>331522707
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf1DkBQRQj4
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>>331533362
I watched Evangelion for the first time not long ago and while I think I understood that part, still what the fuck did I just watch
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>>331554042
Kino
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>>331391106
Pyra's looks like it will genuinely stab you when you try using it.
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>>331372652
Its red with gold/yellowish stuff around and somewhat inside the crystal (the part that makes the cross). My logic is red and yellow makes orange.
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>>331523740
I admire your perseverance
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>>331481527
>tfw the blade cycle means every titan has a womb
>even the males
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I've come to appreciate the xenoblades' games for their relatively simple and atraight forward stories and themes compared to gears and sagas. Not they they're bad but I feel those games plots are overambitious and tries to be a lot clever than it really is. I've noticed when thinking more about gears and sagas how there are a lot of silly and convoluted parts to the plot which one may tell me to just not think too deeply into it but those games try to be thought provoking as well.
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>>331578187
Imagining living in a titan sized Brighid.
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>>331578187
Where do you think the core Gramps gives you in the Blade pull tutorial came from?
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>>331523740
Gratz but what exactly were your constraints/ goals? from my understanding the bare minimum number of optional cores you have to open to complete the game is 1(Herald for the guaranteed electric mastery) you can do everything except that one field check in the world tree with just the story blades.
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I had a dumb dream where xenoblade 3 or a retelling of xenoblade 1 is just an anime version of osmosis Jones since those games have you on giant titans and being basically a single called organism by scale.
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>>331578465
Based Tora always asking the right questions
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>>331579081
What if Jin learns the truth
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How was the first ever core crystal made?
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>>331578837
My restraints were
Story Blades only, no Quest Blades. I could DO said quests but not open them. Obviously this only applies to Praxis' quest and Vess who I didn't even try the latter because I knew required Earth Mastery.
I could only open a limited number of times on Each character, which I determined by a spinner and for this run I got 8 with 3 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
No using Tora and Poppi after getting Zeke because they can break the game and defeat the purpose of the run
Would avoid overleveling as much as possible (I did oopsie that one in Chapter 6 with the Torna boss fight but that was me forgetting their levels)
And No Overdriving Blades, whatever someone rolled they kept.
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>>331578314
I kinda miss that overambition though, it's flawed exactly as you said, but it really makes them a unique experience in my eyes. But I also don't forget games should be games and fun first and foremost, as such I'm okay trading part of that lore/story elements for gameplay instead, like the Xenoblade games did. It's an acceptable tradeoff. Still, while I'm glad Xenoblade 2 went back a bit more to those roots, we're still far from it, and I kinda wish it pushed things a bit further. But I also know it would only appeal to a specific kind of people such as me, and the moment they do that is the moment they may lose parts of the userbase. I think Takahashi reached a right balance as of now, and I'm fine with things going on that way.
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>>331579856
So in other words XB2 tried to do a bit of everything without going all in to any.
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>>331579816
Ah right, which bosses gave you the most shit and what difficulty are you playing on?
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>>331580757
None of the actual story bosses gave me any trouble. Like I think the most deaths in a story boss fight I had was Chapter 4 against Patty and Mik, which was like 3? Even the dreaded Phantasm fight I did relatively well.
And I played on Normal because BoC to me is artificial difficulty. It's hard in the same way harder difficulties in Digimon Next 0rder function for those 2 people who know what I'm talking about. It's just not fun in any way to me.
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>>331581150
Please send help I must be 4 times over the drop rate for Earth absorb on Tiger! Tiger! I almost have half a million ether crystals now fuck me.
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Oh I forgot to mention last night when listing off quests I couldn't beat
I actually couldn't beat the final Merc level quest because I lacked Info Collectors in my commons.
So yes, Roc was stuck at level 4, forever
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>>331583630
We took the commons for granted it seems
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>>331583630
F
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>>331583630
He is probably one of your best tools against the superbosses too thanks to his evasion art being unable to his S+ ranks will really dampen his damage output.
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>>330845215
No.
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>>331292360
I've always found the "DUDE LISTEN TO THE MUSIC BACKWARDS" thing kinda silly but this is kinda neat.





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