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Re: April 2019 Together Retro: Monster Raising (NOT POKEMON)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:59 am
by BoneSnapDeez
pierrot wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Okay, turns out the monster raising in Dragon Quest V begins earlier than I recalled. Got the caravan and have recruited a Brownie and a Slime. Brownie is holding his own, but the Slime had 8 HP to start and died in his first battle. I mean, he is a Slime.
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Wait, what? How far into the game are you? I don't remember it being possible to recruit anything until the hero becomes a beast master.


The first town you reach after escaping from slavery (the one with the casino in it). There you find a guy who sells the caravan.

Re: April 2019 Together Retro: Monster Raising (NOT POKEMON)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:42 pm
by pierrot
BoneSnapDeez wrote:
The first town you reach after escaping from slavery (the one with the casino in it). There you find a guy who sells the caravan.

Oh, okay. Yeah, that's where I thought it was. How did you get there so quickly? Dang.

Re: April 2019 Together Retro: Monster Raising (NOT POKEMON)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:13 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
I rule.

(I also started the game on March 29th or so.)

Re: April 2019 Together Retro: Monster Raising (NOT POKEMON)

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:58 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
The crew is growing...
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Re: April 2019 Together Retro: Monster Raising (NOT POKEMON)

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:54 am
by noiseredux
I'm like 3 hrs in, and haven't gotten to a point where I can recruit any monsters yet.

Re: April 2019 Together Retro: Monster Raising (NOT POKEMON)

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:52 am
by MrPopo
You have to finish being a child before you get monsters.

Re: April 2019 Together Retro: Monster Raising (NOT POKEMON)

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:22 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
Isn't noise in his mid-30s? Let's show a little respect.

I'm loving Dragon Quest V. I appreciate how linear this one is, and how the NPCs actually drop useful hints.

As I recall, when I played the DS version, I only consulted a walkthrough once or twice, and that was just to inquire about monster recruitment.

I'm at a funny spot right now, where my main character is joined by two monsters in the core party. The Slime Knight is such a useful recruit, and can picked up early. He can wield decent swords and has some excellent healing capabilities. I've had some crappier monsters join up that I need to dump eventually.

Re: April 2019 Together Retro: Monster Raising (NOT POKEMON)

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:09 pm
by pierrot
Yeah, the slime knight is pretty beast for a while. Were you going to be using monsters in place of later human characters, Bone? Only having two slots for characters other than the MC in the main party is one of those things about the SFC version that kind of keep me from playing much of it in that form.

Re: April 2019 Together Retro: Monster Raising (NOT POKEMON)

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:35 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
pierrot wrote:Were you going to be using monsters in place of later human characters, Bone?


We'll have to see!

As for now, I have my jaguar back (no longer a baby). So it's "Dave" (main character), the jaguar, and the trusty slime knight.

Dave is level 30. Rolling right along.

Re: April 2019 Together Retro: Monster Raising (NOT POKEMON)

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:07 am
by pierrot
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Dave is level 30. Rolling right along.

You're crushing this game. Are you using a fast-forward feature, or anything?