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Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Jay » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:09 pm

Came out on like Tuesday, for North America.

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*done via Japanese site, shooped the names in myself

I just got it last night since the release date totally went under my radar!
Anyone else playing? I lucked out and scored an artbook anyways.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Unlimited » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:53 pm

Hmm...
What is it about?
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Jay » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:00 pm

Same things as the other two Etrian Odysseys before it.

Dungeon crawls, OCD character/party optimization, perfect completion mania, merciless difficulty, and being your own cartographer.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Thunderbolt » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:41 pm

I did not know this came out.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Glahardt » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:47 pm

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Also, I'm still not done with 2. :<
Single party carried my fine right until the fifth stratum.
And now they reached max level and still can't beat the boss on level 23. :[
Leveling up a second party now but it got pretty boring so I slowed down a lot.

Still waiting for mine to arrive.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Jay » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:16 am

If you're stuck like that, it sounds like it's time to start rethinking your party and also retire all of them for extra skill points lol

Maybe quest for l33ter gear.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Glahardt » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:20 am

I've considered it, but I'm not retiring them just yet, since in the first I can pretty much go up to 27th without too much trouble. And level cap wasn't reached yet. But I retired my characters in the first one before cap was reached too. So no cap raise. :[
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Jay » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:32 am

Lol, well, it's not like EOI and EOII are the same game xD
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Glahardt » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:56 am

Yeah but the difference can't be that fucking huge.
Besides, if my second party fails I have some of the members of the first party to fall back to.
I was using a war magus for my first party's healer, could very well be the problem since I didn't have another class that inflicts status upon the enemy to make him more effective. And he heals for a lot less than an actual medic anyway.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Icha » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:48 am

GET A HEXER NOW GLAHARDT, revenge or whatever it was called is really strong.
One time when I was high, I thought I was in an ambulance dying. Turns out I was just eating sherbert.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Glahardt » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:25 am

Already got one.
Grinding now.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Glahardt » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:34 pm

来た~~
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Ryute » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:51 pm

I just got this game recently but I am having trouble picking my starting party and where to put there skill points. Any advice?
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Glahardt » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:31 pm

Use Prince/Princess.
Lots of auto-heal passive skills. With conditions, of course.

Usually just go with your gut feeling for a beginning party, get a feel for the classes but remember to have a look at the skill tree. Of course, don't forget to bring a healer.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Jay » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:03 pm

Monk or Princess in your party. Choose one or both. If both, make sure Monk has at least one Healing and Princess has some Royal Veil. Get Guard Order if you do not get a Hoplite.

If only Monk, build a party that's strong while using TP, which means it'll tire out faster for dungeon crawling but be more effective against FOE or bosses. Get a class that has abilities that help keep your party from getting hit (such as Hoplite).

If only Prince/ss only, make sure you stock up on medica or have some way to do minor touch up healing. Get plenty of Royal Veil. Get Guard Order if you lack a protective class such as Hoplite. Build a party that performs well over a long time without using much TP. This party will be great at dungeon crawling, but be weaker against FOE or bosses (though it can get through).

Following those three main models, you're fairly well set for the first stratum. For DPS's sake, you will probably take out the Monk or Princess, if you used the first option, since you can simply have one subclass the other (which ever you like). Same with the other two choices: most common subclass for Monk or Prince/ss is the other healing class.

But yeah, otherwise, just go with your gut.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Ryute » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:30 am

Thanks for the tips! I'm probably going to make an all girl party...or a harem party.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Jay » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:11 pm

That is very easy in this game.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Glahardt » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:06 pm

Haha.
My first EOII party.
The only guy is the War Magus.
But he ain't getting any from the ladies.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Ryute » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:59 am

Alright my starting party is:
Frontline: Gladiator, Monk, Hoplite
Back Row: Princess, Ninja

The music in the game is kickass even if I'm still on the first floor...

EDIT: Ugh, a ram one hit ko'ed my ninja...did I go too far in B1F? Also a bit confused on skill points. I put some into Royal Viel for princess, got a heal skill and increased healing rate with monk, for the hoplite I got provoke and shield mastery, for Gladiator I'm starting the sword skills, and Ninja I put points in knife mastery and tp reduction. Is there anything good to aim for with these classes? Should I put any points into common skills?
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Jay » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:12 am

I don't think common skills are used that often, though I may be wrong.

And ram...? You mean a Great Lynx perhaps? That's the only thing I could think of that'd one-hit anyone, and it would indeed be what they do.

You will soon get to know the Escape button very well. And not just for ignoring battles too weak for you. Far more often for ones too strong for you.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Ryute » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:20 am

Ah yes the great lynx that's the name of the monster. So I should usually escape battles when it's a single monster right?
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Glahardt » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:45 pm

Haha, not quite.
I've won over this plant thing in B2 in my first battle with its kind, it was alone.
The fucking bird on B2 I still can't beat.
Also, experience points for beating FOEs!
It's been so long!
Never did quite understand why it was removed from EOII.

As for common skill...
I'm too concerned with unlocking skills right now so I didn't bother with it. And I'm quite happy to let my farmer do all the dirty work of mining, chopping and harvesting anyway.

And my current party is all girls lol.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Jay » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:28 pm

Ryute wrote:Ah yes the great lynx that's the name of the monster. So I should usually escape battles when it's a single monster right?

No, but if it one shots someone, make a mental note to run away from it for a while. xD
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Ryute » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:12 pm

Oh man I am breezing through B1 and then B2 the monsters start killing me easily (the normal monsters not the wandering FOEs they scare me). Grinding to level 6 and buying new equipments still lead to my defeat. The Greenduck bill playtus monster always seems to kill one of my party members before we can escape. One of the npcs told me they aren't there at night but the giga centipedes are... Am I missing something or I am supposed to not be able to kill these monsters since it's like the great lynx.

On a side note is there an easy way to make money? The fishing mechanicism doesn't yield much cash and selling loot doesn't either.
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Re: Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

Postby Jay » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:24 am

You're pretty much supposed to explore B2 and B3 exclusively during night.

Gigapedes can be slightly nasty, but they're far better than the Largebills.

As for money, harvesting items from harvest points + loots will get you the most fastest.

... of course, I say fastest meaning that it's very slow going at the beginning, but it is still kinda slow anyways. Without a farmer you'll always be strapped for cash.

With a farmer, you'll usually have to put up with a redundant spot during FOE and boss fights, as a con.
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