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  • ghearoid 10 Jan 2018 10:44:21 2,783 posts
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    I'm missing two rare blades. I didn't think I'd be in a gotta catch 'em all mood, but I am. :)

    I haven't bought the season pass, not enough information about the contents for me. If might bite later on if the story content looks good and I fancy a second playthough.
  • Zero_g 10 Jan 2018 11:03:19 173 posts
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    @Mola_Ram
    I felt the same way about the zelda pass. I havenít been able to muster the enthusiasm to drop back in and complete any of the content.
    For the cost of the XC2 season pass Iíve been able to buy an entirely new game. 🤔
  • Mola_Ram 10 Jan 2018 11:09:11 16,880 posts
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    Yeah look, I'll pony up for the games I already like (such as this one), but I'll be warier if I get burned again.

    But hey, at least I can tell people on here if it turns out to be substantial content!
  • ecu 10 Jan 2018 11:13:27 80,242 posts
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    I already bought the season pass, I got the game for £25 so I figured I might as well.

    Funnily enough, the legendary core I got from the bonus items turned in to just a regular blade.
  • Zero_g 10 Jan 2018 11:35:19 173 posts
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    @ecu
    It wonít seem funny when youíve burnt through as many legendary, rare and common cores as I have. 😞

    Edited by Zero_g at 11:35:34 10-01-2018
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2018 11:56:56 7,545 posts
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    Ah so the boosters are for influencing element chances when core cracking, I see. I've picked a few up but it hasn't told me anything about them yet (I've only opened the first story core).
  • GuybrushThreepwood 10 Jan 2018 12:06:58 1,561 posts
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    I bought the BOTW season pass and wasn't impressed and won't get it for this game from what I've read.
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2018 16:27:23 7,545 posts
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    Yeah I held back on botw season pass (and got chastised for it) yet it proved to be the right call for me. I'm not going to throw more money at them just because the core game is good, I will however keep an eye on this one to see if it proves worth it.
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2018 17:33:00 7,545 posts
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    So what's the point in the bonus levelling from inns? You level up anyway under your own pace. Is it just a way of throttling levelling for those that don't want to steamroller the game? I don't quite see why it exists?
  • Duffking 10 Jan 2018 17:42:59 15,144 posts
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    I suspect it's for people who want to do a lot of sidequesting without overlevelling themselves for the main story.
  • GloatingSwine 10 Jan 2018 17:46:14 3,663 posts
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    Yeah, the XP from inns is all your sidequest XP, only combat XP gets directly applied.

    It's so you don't end up level eleventy billion and squish all the story fights with no effort or input.

    (Edit: Also the only season pass I have on the Switch is FE Warriors)

    Edited by GloatingSwine at 17:49:46 10-01-2018
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2018 17:58:09 7,545 posts
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    Wow, the map and general world orientation in this really is a fucking travesty. God knows what it was like before being "patched". It's pretty unforgivable really in this day and age. I've got to move on from gormott now and I have literally no idea where or how to get there. Theres not even a quest guide reminding me of the name of the place. Utterly shocking.

    Finally found my way, the open world design is impressive the way everything is folded in on itself but seriously that was nuts.

    Edited by ChiefGB at 19:05:55 10-01-2018
  • Zero_g 11 Jan 2018 08:57:22 173 posts
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    I finally hit chapter 7 last night. I get the feeling that Iím dragging this out somehow, my party are all in the mid 60ís and higher.
  • THFourteen 11 Jan 2018 11:24:47 46,874 posts
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    I LOVE the fucking music in Mor Ardain.
  • GloatingSwine 11 Jan 2018 11:40:01 3,663 posts
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    I don't think there was anywhere I didn't love the music.
  • Duffking 11 Jan 2018 11:47:32 15,144 posts
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    @ChiefGB if you've got the quest active, and you're on the correct continent (and it's not dependent on a specific weather condition/time of day) it *should* show you where to go on the map (hit X) or compass in my experience
  • GuybrushThreepwood 11 Jan 2018 12:16:50 1,561 posts
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    I'm just on Chapter 3.

    Learnt from reading online that there are Affinity quests that I should have been doing including in the starter area and that if you don't then your Blade will be always less than they could be. Not sure how you trigger them, but I'll have to take a look.

    End of Chapter 2 was tougher than I thought and getting lost, I had mobs repopulating which was a bit of an immersion breaker. Had fun taking on a sleeping named mob.
  • Graxlar_v3 11 Jan 2018 12:24:19 1,119 posts
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    @GuybrushThreepwood IF you go to the Affinity chart you will see Pyra has a quest to kill 5 of the wolfie things. If you do that she gets one of her orbs light up and you can then move onto the next level.
  • Duffking 11 Jan 2018 12:27:18 15,144 posts
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    @GuybrushThreepwood what Grax says, plus sometimes in a blade's affinity chart it'll want a specific quest or something done

    For most blades you'll fill a lot of it out without trying, but it's worth checking every now and then. I made a concerted effort around chapter 7-8 to fill out my main blades charts. But it wasn't essential.
  • GloatingSwine 11 Jan 2018 12:31:46 3,663 posts
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    GuybrushThreepwood wrote:
    I'm just on Chapter 3.

    Learnt from reading online that there are Affinity quests that I should have been doing including in the starter area and that if you don't then your Blade will be always less than they could be. Not sure how you trigger them, but I'll have to take a look.
    Only rare blades have affinity quests (not fixed character ones like Pyra), and when they have one an orb or orbs on their chart will tell you what the quest is and often where to go to start it.
  • Mola_Ram 11 Jan 2018 13:06:32 16,880 posts
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    Most of the Blade miniquest things aren't arduous or anything. Though some do take forever and ever to complete (looking at you, Ursula).
  • ghearoid 11 Jan 2018 13:16:43 2,783 posts
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    Ursula's quest is long. She was my first or second rare blade and I'm only half way to completing it. I use her Merc mission repeats to build up new blades though so it has its uses.

    She is useful in combat too, Beary bitch slaps the crap out of enemies. It's very satisfying.
  • THFourteen 11 Jan 2018 13:20:24 46,874 posts
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    @GuybrushThreepwood

    Donít feel bad I missed the affinity quest stuff too and Iím on chapter four.
  • Zero_g 11 Jan 2018 14:37:55 173 posts
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    @ghearoid likewise I have used her merc missions to level the useful field skills of common blades (and some rares) e.g. salvage mastery, production, transport and industry etc.
    By itís taking bloody ages to get her to lvl 5 affinity.
  • ChiefGB 11 Jan 2018 14:41:05 7,545 posts
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    @nope,nothing beyond a vague top screen icon. It turns out you can't even see the story quest requirements if you have a side quest active. Upon deactivating my side quest it gave me a better clue in the description which helped but I was wondering for a good hour or two before which is a bit pants.
  • ecu 11 Jan 2018 19:02:19 80,242 posts
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    The enemy and npc names in this game are so weird. Feels like theyíve gone through a random word generator.
  • ChiefGB 12 Jan 2018 00:03:42 7,545 posts
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    Ok, I can see how people would say they find the combat confusing, there's shit tons going on, I haven't been able to work out proper combos. Those indicators in the top right aren't explained very well.
  • GuybrushThreepwood 12 Jan 2018 08:04:08 1,561 posts
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    I managed a combo last night! First one ever! Did over two thousand damage (which I realise is pitiful, but it's a lot to me). I saw that the top symbol that was flashing was a flame and even I could work out that one and on my next Pyra special it kicked in. Normally it's an earth one and Radishpon is "thinking about it" at the time.

    I also finally discovered that you can "wait" and do another round of specials to increase the art level as well. Level 4 was neat.

    Thanks for the tips on affinity. Seems a couple have a quest in gormont. Got Ursula as my first rare. Sadly bonded to rex, but she'll do.
  • Gaol 12 Jan 2018 10:49:04 3,275 posts
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    The one thatís flashing is your current position, you need to select one of the two branches to the right.
  • THFourteen 12 Jan 2018 11:12:49 46,874 posts
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    Gaol wrote:
    The one thatís flashing is your current position, you need to select one of the two branches to the right.
    Jesus Christ

    Really?!! How am I finding this stuff out on 50 hours played :-D

    I need to pay more attention.
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