Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Catch-All

Got a little bored running an escort quest. Then I stumbled upon the Tomb of the Unknown Traveler and fought a Rock/Crystal Cyclops. All while somehow keeping my dude alive. And all of a sudden I was loving it again.

Done!

I need to play this some more. Stoopid 2012 and its stoopid non-stop awesome games.

I also just noticed your sig Higgledy, nice.

Redwing wrote:

I need to play this some more. Stoopid 2012 and its stoopid non-stop awesome games.

I also just noticed your sig Higgledy, nice. :)

I really like the image of a massive green Hulk sat hunched over a tiny keyboard and considering his response to a thoughtful post.

Xeknos is my gamertag. I have a mage pawn folks can use if they like.

Xeknos wrote:

Xeknos is my gamertag. I have a mage pawn folks can use if they like.

Friend request sent.

You have quite a lot of games.

Higgledy wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

Xeknos is my gamertag. I have a mage pawn folks can use if they like.

Friend request sent.

You have quite a lot of games.

Xbox is my main console. I'm kind of insane.

Grrr. Getting frustrated with my stupid pawns. They're always espousing the benefits of enchatments to help fight certain enemies but in the heat of battle they annoyingly refuse to do so and often run around in circles instead of even casting other spells. In this regard the magick knight was really handy as I just enchanted my weapons with whatever I needed. I just wish I had more fine-grained control on their actions rather than just two 'help' commands which don't appear to be different. I just be missing something - off to the wiki with me!

Sit em down in the chair and give them a stern talkin' to. But check the wiki to make sure you're saying the right things.

I don't like the fighter. I think I'm just going to learn a few skills and rush on to assassin or something.

Holy crap. I just realized. Selene is totally Schierke from Berserk.

Grenn wrote:

Sit em down in the chair and give them a stern talkin' to. But check the wiki to make sure you're saying the right things.

I don't like the fighter. I think I'm just going to learn a few skills and rush on to assassin or something.

Well, they have the right skills and will enhance me if we're not in battle when I tell them to but when we're in the thick of it they just run around and do their own thing. My personal pawn does really well as a fighter or strider so I'm quite happy with her, it's just the single player pawns that I'm having trouble with.

Skills and tendencies are seperately noted and addressed. You'll have to root around the search results for pawns with both the skills and behaviors you'd like.

Blind_Evil wrote:

Skills and tendencies are seperately noted and addressed. You'll have to root around the search results for pawns with both the skills and behaviors you'd like.

Sorry, I meant attributes like guardian and scather. Getting "my terms" confused with the "game terms".

I picked up some new support pawns and now they're much better... though, they tend to cancel out each other's (and sometimes their own) magick... which can be annoying when you're wanting a fire enchantment and they simultaneously cast fire and holy.

If they make a Dragon's Dogma 2 I hope they address the "awareness" of the pawns a little better.

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I feel like just having instead of "come, go, help and help" they had "come, go, heal, buff" it would mitigate this a whole lot.

I've been trying to find out why they have two "help" commands. I figured it was to differentiate between the two pawns you have as hirelings... only, when I used either one they all respond and, of course, there's no way to know which button would call which pawn as they're assigned colours and your button presses are not colour coded...

The Wiki has nothing on this as far as I can see and the manual, whilst thicker than most manuals these days and thus gets extra points for that, just says "order pawn to HELP" on both counts.

Also, why the game allows you to move around and play when autosaving but not when manually saving is beyond me...

Just got this game and so far been having a blast. It is definitely crueler and more old fashion in a lot of respects, but it gives you a hell of a lot of freedom and stuff to run around in. Any tips for starting out? I've been playing a mage and that seems a little boring as I just sort of stand back and lob fireballs. That being said unlocking a few more skills has helped in that respect quite a bit. Also it really sucks that bandits can kill me in about three hits.

I really like the pawn system and the overall atmosphere of the game, it's very engrossing. Although there are so many side quests I'm sort of ignoring them unless I solve them along the way of the main quest. When a big fight gets going the game really shines. After I max out my mage rank I think I'll go fighter or something.

This and journey were one of the reason I bought a ps3. Super happy with both so far.

Feel free to friend me, ccesarano, though my pawn happens to be a Mage as well.

Feel free to friend me as well on the PS3. I haven't played in a while, but I believe my pawn is a fighter-type.

Same here! PSN name in my sig.

I have a bearded middle-aged man as my pawn, if that's any incentive!

Ditto on PS3! I've friended a lot of people already, but there are some that are still pending. matthewgwoodard on PSN (too bad I can't change my PSN id!)

Redwing wrote:

Same here! PSN name in my sig.

I have a bearded middle-aged man as my pawn, if that's any incentive!

Or at least in your profile page

master0 wrote:

Just got this game and so far been having a blast. It is definitely crueler and more old fashion in a lot of respects, but it gives you a hell of a lot of freedom and stuff to run around in. Any tips for starting out? I've been playing a mage and that seems a little boring as I just sort of stand back and lob fireballs. That being said unlocking a few more skills has helped in that respect quite a bit. Also it really sucks that bandits can kill me in about three hits.

I really like the pawn system and the overall atmosphere of the game, it's very engrossing. Although there are so many side quests I'm sort of ignoring them unless I solve them along the way of the main quest. When a big fight gets going the game really shines. After I max out my mage rank I think I'll go fighter or something.

This and journey were one of the reason I bought a ps3. Super happy with both so far.

I only have an XBox, but I'll be your friend in spirit. NOW! For beginning advice:

You're going to the Witchwood. You see those 3 bandits? Press the Start button. Now, press the Select button. Select Yes to save. Now go to the bandits and....yep, there were 3 more behind the rocks and you're dead. Now you can restart where you saved and NOT back in town. Also, feel free to swap out your pawns. Don't keep a lvl 6 just because he was the first. They don't level up with you.

Grenn wrote:

I only have an XBox, but I'll be your friend in spirit. NOW! For beginning advice:

You're going to the Witchwood. You see those 3 bandits? Press the Start button. Now, press the Select button. Select Yes to save. Now go to the bandits and....yep, there were 3 more behind the rocks and you're dead. Now you can restart where you saved and NOT back in town. Also, feel free to swap out your pawns. Don't keep a lvl 6 just because he was the first. They don't level up with you.

Where the hell were you when *I* was first starting out?!!

I think the best advice to really give anyone is "save early, save often". Everything else falls into place after that.

So, I'm at the End Game portion (post-dragon).

Spoiler:

Am I right that, basically, it's one boss fight after another at this point? I loved the combat with the beholder, but in general I hate boss fights. I'm not sure I can slog through to the end if it's just long, annoying fight after long, annoying fight — even though I think the strange turn the world has taken is awesome.

The Griffin has landed (via Royal Mail.) Adventure begun.

Duoae wrote:

Where the hell were you when *I* was first starting out?!!

;)

Six restarts. That's how I learned.

lostlobster wrote:

So, I'm at the End Game portion (post-dragon).

Spoiler:

Am I right that, basically, it's one boss fight after another at this point? I loved the combat with the beholder, but in general I hate boss fights. I'm not sure I can slog through to the end if it's just long, annoying fight after long, annoying fight — even though I think the strange turn the world has taken is awesome.

Spoiler:

Yup, it's pretty much all boss fights. A few of them are interesting and new, others are just tougher versions of previous enemies. The good news is that it doesn't take very long to collect the required number of stones. If you've come this far it's worth pushing through to the end, the story only gets crazier from here on out.

I can't imagine liking this game or even playing it for more than two hours if you don't like boss fights >_>

Yeah I missed the quest at witchwood. I tried following that road twice and fighting the first two groups of bandits was easy the third group killed me. It was only later that I found out I shouldn't have followed the road after the first group. Can't finish it now cause I finish the escort mission to the main city, which blocks that mission. That was pretty fun mission for an escort bit. I'm getting tempted at starting over, I sort of want to go archer now, or warrior. I think I'll enjoy it more and leave the fighting to my pawn.

Swapping out the pawns is good to know, I kept my first two all the way to the big city (didn't have any problems combat wise mostly). I'll definitely save more often too.

master0 wrote:

I'm getting tempted at starting over, I sort of want to go archer now, or warrior. I think I'll enjoy it more and leave the fighting to my pawn.

Don't start over, just switch professions.

mateofalcone wrote:
Redwing wrote:

Same here! PSN name in my sig.

I have a bearded middle-aged man as my pawn, if that's any incentive!

Or at least in your profile page :D

Hrrm, I thought I'd added it to my sig. I didn't even bother checking! I'll add it later, heh!