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Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen (PC/Steam)

Post by Victoria Raverna » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:24 am

Surprised that I can't find Dragon's Dogma thread in PC Games forum.

I'm starting to play the game. For experience players, any tip or advice for beginner?

Also anyone that played the Steam version has good main pawn that I can borrow?

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Post by Jag » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:09 am

Played it awhile back and enjoyed it. I don't have it installed and my pawns weren't that great. You can find some really good pawns though.

I'd probably just google some starting hints and tricks. The game has a massive fan base.

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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:04 pm

I'm just finally getting around to this from the Summer sale and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. I'm still figuring things out, but the game is taking me back to the days of being repeatedly punished in Gothic 2 (not a bad thing) as you walk around and explore. Still learning the ropes, but I like what I see so far.

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Post by coopasonic » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:07 pm

Yeah this game can be HARD. There are no guard rails. You will constantly run into things that will kick your butt. Our OO brethren have some very useful puns hiding out there in the cloud.
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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:18 pm

Yes, I saw a whole bunch of OO pawns, but they were so high level, I was afraid that by taking them I'd be cheating somehow or losing out on XP. I also missed the point where the pawns you hire don't level - so the one guy that started with me was at level 6 and I was dying as a level 12 player (likely) because he couldn't really help me. It was only when I went into the rift and then hired out a pawn closer to my level that I finally was able to start moving forward. Huge difference. There was also some choice gear waiting for me at the city - half the problem was that I was wearing stuff that was seemingly fit for a peasant fighter. No matter where I went, I just couldn't find gear that was any good - until I checked in at the city. But getting to the city? That was a fun run (with the cart).

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Post by Eightball » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:54 pm

Smoove_B wrote:Yes, I saw a whole bunch of OO pawns, but they were so high level, I was afraid that by taking them I'd be cheating somehow or losing out on XP. I also missed the point where the pawns you hire don't level - so the one guy that started with me was at level 6 and I was dying as a level 12 player (likely) because he couldn't really help me. It was only when I went into the rift and then hired out a pawn closer to my level that I finally was able to start moving forward. Huge difference. There was also some choice gear waiting for me at the city - half the problem was that I was wearing stuff that was seemingly fit for a peasant fighter. No matter where I went, I just couldn't find gear that was any good - until I checked in at the city. But getting to the city? That was a fun run (with the cart).
I actually love this game. Played it on the Xbox, then when they released it on the PC, played it on this. There's no issue with using high level pawns, and basically as you use them, they acquire more and more crystals for their owners, so there's literally no downside in using them. Feel free to use the most powerful you can.

You can min max the crap out of your characters (different vocations grow attack, defense, health, and stamina at different rates), but feel free to level multiple classes as they unlock different augments that you can use regardless of what vocation you end up playing. For example, I thought Warrior was really boring, but it has an Augment called Clout that increases your strength by 20%. That's freaking powerful. So I would level up Warrior to unlock that, and then use that for whatever melee character I'd play.

It always ended up being an Assassin or Ranger. Bow + ability to scramble up enemies and chop them to shreds with daggers never got old.
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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:39 pm

It's the first game that I can honestly say really brings me back to the early days of discovering (and eventually loving) Gothic 2. Now that I know that about the OOers pawns, I'll grab some, thanks. I'm currently playing as a Fighter with my own personal pawn as a Strider. I was using the Rift stone to find Mages and Sorcerers to round out my party and so far, so good (now that I've been doing that).

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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:34 pm

Ok, so even with Hepcat's level 39 sorcerer, I was still getting my ass handed to me for a while doing some of those quests. Now that I'm around level 24 or so, things are better - though I just had an absurd battle with dire wolves and an ogre. I was going to change my class, but I've come to really enjoy shield bashing the hell out of everything, so for now I'll stick with the sword and board tactics. I did come across a random pawn while walking on a main road and she was all about healing (which I'm sorely missing), so she's the final addition to my party.

I think the pawn banter (based on what they know) is my favorite part of this game so far - between providing extra insight during a fight or giving guidance/directions while we're on the map, it's a really interesting feature of the game. I haven't been doing too many secondary quests, just mainly sticking to the story and slowly moving forward. I think my only complaint so far is the great distances you need to cover that invariably leave you in the dark (and using your lanterns). Maybe there are places I can camp off the beaten path that I haven't discovered yet, but being able to rest "on the road" in a safe area until the sun comes up would be nice option. It's not a deal killer by any means, but in terms of my preference it's not to be heading out into the wilds under the cover of darkness.

I am also thankful for the teleportation stones which I've been using to return to the main city and from what I understand, they weren't always in the game. I can imagine how laborious it was to run from a finished quest all the way back home to report it. Why not use a pigeon?

Still really enjoying the hell out of this game. It's not perfect by any means, but it's been quite enjoyable.

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Post by Eightball » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:58 pm

Yeah it's really fun, and they put a lot of places to explore. Lots of weird bits to it, too...and it changes drastically as you'll see after one point. Kinda crazy..it's like a Newgame+...but then they actually have a full Newgame+, oh and there's also that dungeon area called Bitterblack which is a whole other mess!
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Post by Smoove_B » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:16 pm

I am at the "changes drastically" portion of the game, as mentioned - did not see that coming. I really enjoyed the entire experience.Thanks to Hepcat, Jag, AWS260 and ultra lurker Fafhrd for your pawns. They absolutely helped me get as far as I am now. Hopefully the next wave of OOers can use my pawn to help them. :D

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Post by Freyland » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:17 pm

Have the game, haven't touched it. How does one use someone else's pawns?

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Post by Smoove_B » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:28 pm

All will be revealed when you start playing. The game actually goes out of the way to give you access to the pawns of the people you're friended with on STEAM that own the game.

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Post by Freyland » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:12 am

Uh, Smoove? Will you be my friend? *Sniff*

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Post by Smoove_B » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:42 am

I think I just found you on STEAM, so link up. It's definitely nice to have a group of friends that have already played so you can hire out their pawns. :D

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Post by Madmarcus » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:57 pm

I'm enjoying this so far. I wish the crafting was less tedious since I know I'm going to pick everything up anyway.

I would like to support OO friends (and perhaps get some more options of pawns to look for) so feel free to sent a friend request if you are still playing. Particularly if you want a 25 or so level warrior/fighter.

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Post by hepcat » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:29 pm

Wow, didn’t realize my pawns were being used by folks. I need to go back and finish the game one of these days. It’s one of my favorites, but I’ve been on a console kick for the last year.
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Post by baelthazar » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:41 am

hepcat wrote:Wow, didn’t realize my pawns were being used by folks. I need to go back and finish the game one of these days. It’s one of my favorites, but I’ve been on a console kick for the last year.
They actually re-released this for PS4 with HD textures and 4K support (I think). I am not sure if there is a difference between the new PS4 version and the PC version (does anyone know)?

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Post by Madmarcus » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:58 am

I don't know whose pawns I'm using but I have used some from OO friends. I did move away from most of them though; I'm only level 30 and I'd prefer to use pawns of similar level.

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Post by Madmarcus » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:59 am

I don't know whose pawns I'm using but I have used some from OO friends. I did move away from most of them though; I'm only level 30 and I'd prefer to use pawns of similar level.

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Post by hepcat » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:31 pm

My pawns would be easy to spot. They all look broken down by life.
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Post by Madmarcus » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:18 pm

Mostly the ones I've seen are fairly generic female adventures in appearance. The exception is Royko; a short, round male mage.

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Post by Skinypupy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:44 pm

I'm guessing I'll probably be triple-dipping (Xbox, PS4, PC) on this when it comes out on PS4.

Playing it along with everyone else on launch when everyone's pawns are being used a lot is really pretty awesome. It's not nearly as cool when you try and jump into it a year after the fact though.
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Post by baelthazar » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:42 pm

Skinypupy wrote:I'm guessing I'll probably be triple-dipping (Xbox, PS4, PC) on this when it comes out on PS4.

Playing it along with everyone else on launch when everyone's pawns are being used a lot is really pretty awesome. It's not nearly as cool when you try and jump into it a year after the fact though.
Just FYI, it is already out for PS4.

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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:49 pm

Madmarcus wrote:I'm only level 30 and I'd prefer to use pawns of similar level.
I had that same thought for a while...and then the game started routinely cleaning my clock. Even with two pawns that were 15+ levels higher than I was, the big fights were still no joke. Plus, the pawns do offer help in other ways. This isn't really like a traditional party-based RPG (IMHO) where having higher level party members ever felt like I was "cheating" or somehow doing something wrong. It's actually such a cool feature that I can't say I ever thought would work, but it does.
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Post by Skinypupy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:21 pm

baelthazar wrote:
Skinypupy wrote:I'm guessing I'll probably be triple-dipping (Xbox, PS4, PC) on this when it comes out on PS4.

Playing it along with everyone else on launch when everyone's pawns are being used a lot is really pretty awesome. It's not nearly as cool when you try and jump into it a year after the fact though.
Just FYI, it is already out for PS4.
Well...then maybe I won't be playing it on launch. I really don't have time for another game right now.
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Post by Skinypupy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:49 pm

Or maybe I'll have absolutely no willpower, stick Divinity 2 on the back burner, and dive headlong into this on PS4. :horse:

I'm really hoping this will be the version that finally wrinkled out all the bugs. I hit a game breaking bug 20 hours in during my initial Xbox attempt, and the pawn system was completely broken for the first couple weeks after launch on PC (which I didn't realize until I got about 6 hours into it. Gave up in frustration and didn't go back.) Keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes well, as I really do enjoy this game. It just kinda throws everything at the wall, and somehow it all just...works.
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