Dragon Quest XI:Echoes of an Elusive Age |OT| This One Goes To XI

So I'm about to go do the Yggdrasil tree I think, is that about halfway or more? This game is huge and I love it.

I was using Jade w/claws to hearken back to my love for DQ4's Alena, who is also a princess that uses claws. But then I got two falcon swords from mini medals and magic doors, and wanted to see how it worked with Erik's dual wielding. Turns out, pretty damn nice. And since I didn't really use any of Jade skills, I sadly switched her out for what is basically 4x cut doing +20-30 damage on average, not counting all the extra crits you can land as well.
Jade is easily your strongest single target damage dealer until late game with Erik. Go spears and rush to multi-thrust then pivot towards her 7 hit kick in fisticuffs.
 
Has anyone found a good way to get damage with Sylvando, he just seems to do less damage then everyone.
I think his supporting abilities are more important then his damage dealing capabilities. I always kept him in my party, together with the hero,
hendrick
and rab. Synvando buffed the two damage dealers and healed them from time to time.
 
So last night i gave the 10 token machine slots another go. And holy crap guys i got the Jack Pot in metal mode in just 10 minutes since i started playing!! What are the chances of this happening?? Overall i'd say i've played the 10 token machine slots for around 2 hours and 10 minutes and i got 250k tokens!!
 
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Finished the campaign last night. Loved it, I think this is the best rpg I played since The Witcher. I went in to the last stage around level 51 and it wasn't too bad. I wouldn't have wanted to go in any lower than that because it was a bit touch n go there for a bit. I only went in with 4 bottles of magic water which was a bad mistake cos by the end both of my healers were out of mp and it was Sylvando who was keeping the party going. Took me about 67 hours. I didn't do many sidequests and I never felt as if I did any grinding, apart from one area near the start of the game when my party got wiped, but it took about 5 minutes to grind a level and that was enough. I didn't do any of the post game content. Instead I decided to jump back in and start again which is the hallmark of a great game.
 
Finished the campaign last night. Loved it, I think this is the best rpg I played since The Witcher. I went in to the last stage around level 51 and it wasn't too bad. I wouldn't have wanted to go in any lower than that because it was a bit touch n go there for a bit. I only went in with 4 bottles of magic water which was a bad mistake cos by the end both of my healers were out of mp and it was Sylvando who was keeping the party going. Took me about 67 hours. I didn't do many sidequests and I never felt as if I did any grinding, apart from one area near the start of the game when my party got wiped, but it took about 5 minutes to grind a level and that was enough. I didn't do any of the post game content. Instead I decided to jump back in and start again which is the hallmark of a great game.
I got to the end at around 74 hours and level 53. I found the last fights pretty straight forward, but I didn't have any draconian options enabled. I'm on a business trip now, so haven't had a chance to start the post game but I'm pretty excited to. I really wanna level to 99 and unlock everyone's skill grids so I can stop feeling restrained in how I play with each character hehe. The game lets you be really flexible since it doesn't even cost a turn to switch someone's equipment around. It is definitely a great game and I don't think there's any way someone who enjoys traditional JRPG gameplay could dislike this game. It feels like the first real modern console JRPG, but I never played the Trail of Cold Steel games on PS3, just Vita (They come out on PS4 early next year y'all! So excite.)
 
So last night i gave the 10 token machine slots another go. And holy crap guys i got the Jack Pot in metal mode in just 10 minutes since i started playing!! What are the chances of this happening?? Overall i'd say i've played the 10 token machine slots for around 2 hours and 10 minutes and i got 250k tokens!!
That same thing happened to me but.... it happened ...
At the demon casino
which is where I last left off so I imagine that it is not a permanent thing.
 
I just got the ship after leaving Gondolia and instead of going where I was supposed to, I went straight north and found a Casino in Puerto valor! I'm guessing there's another casino later in the game but it might be different. Any casino strategy for that one in particular? I read elsewhere Poker is the way to go but they didn't seem 100% sure and there was no strategy mentioned.
 
I just got the ship after leaving Gondolia and instead of going where I was supposed to, I went straight north and found a Casino in Puerto valor! I'm guessing there's another casino later in the game but it might be different. Any casino strategy for that one in particular? I read elsewhere Poker is the way to go but they didn't seem 100% sure and there was no strategy mentioned.
Personally i just went with the 10 token machine slots (and staked 90 tokens each turn). I think it's relatively easy to win a lot in a short time.Like i said in a previous post in just over 2 hours i won more than 250K tokens. Actually it was more than that since i had already spend some of the tokens for prizes. Just get out of the casino first after you initially buy the tokens and if it happens that you loose them then reload the game and you will be out of the casino again with all your tokens. Actually you should always leave the room in order for the game to autosave after you win enough tokens.
 
just beat the main game... ah that fuzzy feeling I get when I beat an rpg... takes so much time and effort and then its like .... over.

I am watching the credits now and it is pretty fantastic
what a fantastic gaming experience this was. 9/10 for sure. I am not sure how much longer into the future I can enjoy actually dedicating the boatload of time to playing jrpgs. I have been so reluctant to finish playing persona 5 but finishing this games me want to play it again

Was kinda hoping for more between gemma and luminary but I guess that wasn't really a thing to be fleshed out. Also kinda find it awesome that the cinematic character models don't even look any better aside from hair physics than the in game models
 
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Personally i just went with the 10 token machine slots (and staked 90 tokens each turn). I think it's relatively easy to win a lot in a short time.Like i said in a previous post in just over 2 hours i won more than 250K tokens. Actually it was more than that since i had already spend some of the tokens for prizes. Just get out of the casino first after you initially buy the tokens and if it happens that you loose them then reload the game and you will be out of the casino again with all your tokens. Actually you should always leave the room in order for the game to autosave after you win enough tokens.
That's what I did. 10 token machine. When you finally get metal mode, it's pretty obvious that's where the money is. I was lucky and got 5 metal mode, which means 30 silver spins. During those spins, I won a few free spins and more silver spins so at the end, I stayed in metal mode for almost 100 spins. I got 5 7s once and the rest was just a slow climb. I got around 300K total in around 3 hours.
 
just beat the main game... ah that fuzzy feeling I get when I beat an rpg... takes so much time and effort and then its like .... over.

I am watching the credits now and it is pretty fantastic
what a fantastic gaming experience this was. 9/10 for sure. I am not sure how much longer into the future I can enjoy actually dedicating the boatload of time to playing jrpgs. I have been so reluctant to finish playing persona 5 but finishing this games me want to play it again

Was kinda hoping for more between gemma and luminary but I guess that wasn't really a thing to be fleshed out. Also kinda find it awesome that the cinematic character models don't even look any better aside from hair physics than the in game models
You should consider loading your save back up and finishing the game for real. It fleshes out the characters more, it's kinda surprising how much more there is to do.
 
You should consider loading your save back up and finishing the game for real. It fleshes out the characters more, it's kinda surprising how much more there is to do.
I dropped almost 2 hours into post game. There is so much content still left that it makes me feel like the main ending of the game is only to give people a stopping point of around 60 hours so they can continue to do other things with their lives lol.
 
I dropped almost 2 hours into post game. There is so much content still left that it makes me feel like the main ending of the game is only to give people a stopping point of around 60 hours so they can continue to do other things with their lives lol.
60 hrs? I just finished it an hour ago and it took me 137 hours xD
 
The casino was a good excuse to use the Hori Pad 4. (PS4)

Start off with a couple of thousand tokens>hit the 10 tokens machines>set the betting amount for max (90 tokens) and leave it on autofire all night. Wake up the next morning with over 1 million tokens. 👍🏻
 
I'll be honest here, I'm at the point where hoping I'm done with the game soon. Let's just say that I'm at the point where I added the horn and it feels like the game is telling me that I could beat the baddie whenever I wanted to...but that I should go grind for a bit and do side quests in each town, and I kind of don't want to. My average character level is 50 and I'm playing on regular mode. Could I go finish the game now, or do I need to grind for awhile and do side quests which just have me go through the same environments again, but this time the enemies eyes glow?
 
I'll be honest here, I'm at the point where hoping I'm done with the game soon. Let's just say that I'm at the point where I added the horn and it feels like the game is telling me that I could beat the baddie whenever I wanted to...but that I should go grind for a bit and do side quests in each town, and I kind of don't want to. My average character level is 50 and I'm playing on regular mode. Could I go finish the game now, or do I need to grind for awhile and do side quests which just have me go through the same environments again, but this time the enemies eyes glow?
I went for it with my hero at level 60 and the others between 56-59 I think. Didn't feel hard. Maybe you can give it a go. I had
Hero, Hendrick, Sylvando and Rab
as my characters.
 
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dragon quest games are always have been long, I remember 7 on ps1 took over a 100 hours, and dragon quest 8 took me around 100 hours. If you want to do the post game stuff in Dragon quest 11, it can take around 90 hours.
 
I'll be honest here, I'm at the point where hoping I'm done with the game soon. Let's just say that I'm at the point where I added the horn and it feels like the game is telling me that I could beat the baddie whenever I wanted to...but that I should go grind for a bit and do side quests in each town, and I kind of don't want to. My average character level is 50 and I'm playing on regular mode. Could I go finish the game now, or do I need to grind for awhile and do side quests which just have me go through the same environments again, but this time the enemies eyes glow?
I was round 51/52. It wasn't that bad. I nearly wiped but that was cos I had Rab and Selena in the line up and only had 3 bottles of magic water. It would've been way easier if I'd gone in with 7/8 bottles.
 
Wait, do people really don't want to play post game.

Here's a little tip

Game has 3 acts or parts.

First is when big world change happens

Second when you revert it

Third is post game. Post game is literally canon continuation of the story where many lose ends are tied and even how it connects to other games
 
Wait, do people really don't want to play post game.

Here's a little tip

Game has 3 acts or parts.

First is when big world change happens

Second when you revert it

Third is post game. Post game is literally canon continuation of the story where many lose ends are tied and even how it connects to other games
wait waht?! do all of the dragon quests do that?... the third part?
 
I thought the last bit would just be them side quests I didn't bother with so I started the game again to see what it was like with a different line up and different skills. Now I wonder if I should go back to my old game or just keep going.
 
It really depends on how you want your story to end.

Where you stopped is perfectly acceptable, and far more realistic, you won't lose much story wise, however I am sure you noticed the lose ends regarding the original Luminary, the Erdwin's star and characters.

Also best weapons and armors are in the post game, as well as the story in post game being fully voiced and continues normally, albeit I can't tell you much without spoiling because the beginning of act 3 is a huge spoiler for certain characters.

Also one thing you can do in third part is marry Gemma :p
 
I seriously wouldn't even call it post game to be honest. The game has three parts, the game rolls credits after part two for story effect, but it never felt like the end of the game to me.

Anyway, I'm probably really going to beat the game soon, after I spent about two hours today going from level 51 to 99. I think I'm ready now...

Also one thing you can do in third part is marry Gemma :p
In a universe where Jade exists, marrying Gemma aint exactly a selling point.

One of the best things about the 3ds port of DQ8 was that instead of getting with the princess, you could choose to marry Jessica instead.
 
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How'd you do that?
Three pep powers.

Hallelujah to increase exp
Electro plate (or something close to that) to turn the enemies into three metal slimes
Durge of Dundrisil to put them to sleep.

If everything goes according to plan (save before doing this), everyone will gain four or five levels per battle until they reach level 70, then they'll gain 7 or 8 levels per battle.
 
Three pep powers.

Hallelujah to increase exp
Electro plate (or something close to that) to turn the enemies into three metal slimes
Durge of Dundrisil to put them to sleep.

If everything goes according to plan (save before doing this), everyone will gain four or five levels per battle until they reach level 70, then they'll gain 7 or 8 levels per battle.
its easier to use Eriks ability that always gets a crit, its called critical claim, it 1 shots any metal slime, even king metal slimes. You can save your characters pep, by switching them out with other members, till all 3 characters have their pep ready.
 
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Three pep powers.

Hallelujah to increase exp
Electro plate (or something close to that) to turn the enemies into three metal slimes
Durge of Dundrisil to put them to sleep.

If everything goes according to plan (save before doing this), everyone will gain four or five levels per battle until they reach level 70, then they'll gain 7 or 8 levels per battle.
Whoa. Will need to grind to get these skills now.

But are these slimes guaranteed not to flee, after I do my first pep? They're always quick to flee. That's an issue.
 
Whoa. Will need to grind to get these skills now.

But are these slimes guaranteed not to flee, after I do my first pep? They're always quick to flee. That's an issue.
You start out by having Erik, hero, Rab, Jade, and Sylvando pepped. Get pep pips at octagonia casino in the third act. Once they're all pepped up, save, then go fight an enemy, use hallelujah, then replace Erik with Rab, repep the hero and jade, fire off the electro plate to summon some slimes, then hopefully Rab will come up with his turn to put them to sleep. Use various crit moves like Erik's or Jade to instakill the slimes. There are several things that can go wrong, so save after you get everyone pepped up the first time.
 
You start out by having Erik, hero, Rab, Jade, and Sylvando pepped. Get pep pips at octagonia casino in the third act. Once they're all pepped up, save, then go fight an enemy, use hallelujah, then replace Erik with Rab, repep the hero and jade, fire off the electro plate to summon some slimes, then hopefully Rab will come up with his turn to put them to sleep. Use various crit moves like Erik's or Jade to instakill the slimes. There are several things that can go wrong, so save after you get everyone pepped up the first time.
Ok thanks.

Also, I just started post game and
I didn't expect going back to the past meant the other characters' levels are weakened again :/. Took me so much time getting them near 60 and now they're back to 37s.
 
Ok thanks.

Also, I just started post game and
I didn't expect going back to the past meant the other characters' levels are weakened again :/. Took me so much time getting them near 60 and now they're back to 37s.

Shortly into part 3, you meet a guy who casts a spell and brings everyone back up to where they were
 
Version 1.01 update is now available
https://gematsu.com/2018/10/dragon-quest-xi-version-1-01-update-now-available
PlayStation 4

  1. We have identified a bug which can sometimes cause the game to crash when the player is 300m away from their horse on the field, this has been fixed.
  2. People’s names (such as “Robert”) have been removed from the list of prohibited words when selecting the main character’s name at the beginning of the game.
  3. Multiple text bugs have been fixed.
Steam

  1. We have identified a bug which can sometimes cause the game to crash when the player is 300m away from their horse on the field, this has been fixed.
  2. Players are now able to send log data to the Dragon Quest XI development team in cases where the game crashes.
    Players are able to choose between three (Low, Medium, High) pre-set graphic settings before launching the game (see below for details).
  3. People’s names (such as “Robert”) have been removed from the list of prohibited words when selecting the main character’s name at the beginning of the game.
  4. Multiple text bugs have been fixed.
  5. It is now possible to move the command selection cursor using the left stick, and by extension WASD on keyboards, with very few exceptions in certain screens.
  6. It is now possible to select which key exits the game (by default this is set to Esc) and it is also possible to bind the Esc key to a different function.
  7. More frame rate options have been added; 90 fps, 120 fps, 144 fps as well as the option to leave the frame rate unlocked.
  8. Finally, we have seen a number of questions about the in-game language in the Steam version of Dragon Quest XI. It is possible to change the in-game language by changing the language setting of Steam itself.
Full details on pre-set graphics settings:

  • Low
    • Antialiasing Quality: None
    • Post-Processing Quality: None
    • Shadow Quality: None
    • Screen Percentage: 65%
    • Display Mode: Windowed
    • Resolution: 1280×720
  • Medium
    • Antialiasing Quality: 3
    • Post-Processing Quality: 2
    • Shadow Quality: 2
    • Screen Percentage: 83%
    • Display Mode: Full-Screen
    • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • High
    • Antialiasing Quality: 6
    • Post-Processing Quality: 3
    • Shadow Quality: 3
    • Screen Percentage: 100%
    • Display Mode: Full-Screen
    • Resolution: 1920×1080
 
The PC patch breaks the orchestral music mod, but you can reapply it and it'll work again.

Edit - Read the wrong post. The patch breaks the mod and it takes more than just reapplying it to make it work again. There's a workaround in the guide on Steam and they're working on something better than that.
 
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Just beat the game today. Took about 60 hours, well short of the 80-100 I kept hearing everyone say. Granted, I didn't do too many of the side quests since I didn't much care for the rewards and I didn't do the last four main side quests before the final boss, since my entire team was at Lvl 99, but I still had a hell of a time.

The final boss kicked my ass twice before I went online and discovered that you had to "use" the light sword as an item before you could get to the real fight. Stomped him after that though. Final team was Hero, Rab, Eight, and Jade
 
Just beat the game today. Took about 60 hours, well short of the 80-100 I kept hearing everyone say. Granted, I didn't do too many of the side quests since I didn't much care for the rewards and I didn't do the last four main side quests before the final boss, since my entire team was at Lvl 99, but I still had a hell of a time.

The final boss kicked my ass twice before I went online and discovered that you had to "use" the light sword as an item before you could get to the real fight. Stomped him after that though. Final team was Hero, Rab, Eight, and Jade
I just beat it tonight as well, though I did just about everything short of grinding out every accolade. Took me 107 hours, a very very enjoyable platinum. Just a wonderfully made game that managed to keep me engaged and entertained the entire journey. Is there a spoiler thread? I'm wondering what people's thoughts were regarding the very final scene post credits. Maybe PM me or wrap it in spoiler tags if we discuss it here?
 
It depends if you play with hard monsters on, the game can take longer. And doing all the side quest also can take extra time. If you don't play with any difficulty settings and just rush through the game, it can be beaten a lot faster.
 
I just beat it tonight as well, though I did just about everything short of grinding out every accolade. Took me 107 hours, a very very enjoyable platinum. Just a wonderfully made game that managed to keep me engaged and entertained the entire journey. Is there a spoiler thread? I'm wondering what people's thoughts were regarding the very final scene post credits. Maybe PM me or wrap it in spoiler tags if we discuss it here?
I thought the post credit scene was charming. A new adventure begins in the classic way.