Saturday, March 28, 2015

YT Channel Update And All That (End of March 2015)

Ok its been a really busy month for me. With all the chaos going on with my YT channel. I'm working to restore videos that were removed due to many many things. If you don't know about it a quick recap.

Youtube Banning & Restoring Old Videos 

A few weeks ago someone hacked my google account and started wreaking havoc on many things uploading videos that got my YT almost banned, adding devices to my account that I don't own, etc. After explaining that to Youtube staff they released my account from purgatory. However at the same time many of my videos particularly related to final fantasy were removed on the grounds of spam. When I explained that those weren't spam I got a reply back stating that the descriptions qualified as spam. Either cause of the description being insanely long explaining certain things or cause like every other popular youtuber I had extra tags. Yet mine were related to the video. Apparently Youtube doesn't like Extra tags or super long descriptions. So they proceeded to remove the videos. Long story short someone didn't like my youtube videos popping up in there search and proceeded to mark them all as spam.  So since the videos in the technical sense qualified as spam. They were removed. I can't dispute them as there's a silly limit on this. You can only dispute 2 videos every 6 months about whether or not they violate the Terms of Service. And I lost well over 150 videos.  I ended up learning a lot about how stupid youtube's system actually is through reading and asking around about what to do. It really is a screwed up system with no one to correct its flaws, only cover over them with a blanket.

I tried to reupload some of the videos that were once removed however I caught sight of another issue. Youtube doesn't allow the videos that violated there policy to be reuploaded again. You can try to change the file name. Yeah that old trick doesn't work anymore. Unless I edit every video there's no way to reupload them. Editing said videos however would end up making the quality much worse than what they were as I noticed with my own personal test. So the only way to fix this was rerecord everything and do it at a higher quality cause well I have that power now.  The videos removed were ancient and long before 720p and 1080p were even available. Obviously these were before 60fps was available as well.

So what I pretty much resolved myself to do and painfully is to go through every Final Fantasy game that was removed from my youtube and add some that weren't even on the channel yet as well. This is a long, arduous, and painful process. There's a lot of the Final Fantasy games I just don't like to replay. And then there's some that I just don't want to play ever again. Anyway what I ended up doing is making a poll at where to start first.

From my poll http://strawpoll.me/3865436 As of 3/28/2015 
Final Fantasy IX (Final Fantasy 9) is finished. I literally just finished it last night. Completed everything. It is being uploaded to Youtube. Soon to be moving on to the next one on the list which apparently is Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy 6) PSX Version.  I'm gonna make a new poll sooner or later after I knock off a couple of the first games.

Bills, doctors, financial stuff.

Looking at how things are going financially. Its not going well at all. I pretty much broke even this month. After finishing my taxes, paying for my medication, Renewing my license, and taking care of other needs. I literally broke even this month. So what I'm gonna end up doing is finding ways to cut down on spending.

The hospital I go to for my appointments is very stupid. There system is so backwards I'm surprised I'm not dead due to medical error. When I went to refill my meds I had to do it online cause the hospital where I got the prescription from is a good 45 minute drive. They didn't give me prescription that I could just take to my local drug store. The first time I got it. My medicine was $10 bucks. And I could just go to my grocery store's Pharmacy and get it for $4 bucks. Anyway to refill I have to put it in online. They don't tell you how much it cost till after you put the order in and after you put in your credit card info. You don't get to review your order for the total or anything. Well I never I got notified how much it actually was. I had to go to my bank and find out how much was taken out of my account.  $10. No big deal just wish I knew ahead of time. When I got my medicine in the mail. I ended up receiving the wrong receipt. Luckily it was the right medication. I had to call the hospital about this error. And pretty much they say they don't know how it happened. Yet apparently its happened before many times. There phone system took forever to get through. I end up on the phone with lazy people that don't know what they're doing. They also can't speak clearly. Had the phone on max volume couldn't understand them half the time. Sheesh.  Yeah if possible I won't be getting my meds through the hospital anymore.

Taxes gave me an unexpected cost. I had to pay to file my taxes this year. Which last year I didn't have to pay. Not fair.

One of the main ways I'm looking into is going with Gamefly. I never even gave it thought before cause I don't like to rent games. My past history with rentals taught me that much. I was robbed back when I was 17 years old for a rental. And I had to pay full price for the game. (It was Onimusha 3 and the game literally just came out).  Also I don't really trust the whole thing with using USPS mail system. In the past couple of years I've seen stupid things happen to our mail system where I live. I don't really trust it but at the same time its more or less all I have. Anyway it seems Gamefly is the best way to go to save me some money. If you guys know about Gamefly or something else entirely let me know.

Streaming

I apologize. I've tried to stream again a few times and I'll just be honest. The streams were just complete crap. My capture card is subpar. Using Roxio Gamecapture Standard which only goes up to 720p. While I don't care much for quality this capture card is really funky about what it captures. I can't really capture games older than PS2 on it. It really just doesn't want to work with me to be perfectly honest. When I try to stream with OBS apparently OBS is a crap program. No one was able to solve my problem I had with it. I posted on there official forums. I asked other sites for help. I even asked people on YouTube for help. No one seems to know at all. I honestly think that if I was more popular someone would be able to help me out but can't complain about that now. I tried and got no good results.

So I was forced to used Adobe FME which is actually outdated streaming software. Adobe doesn't support it anymore so there's no more updates for it. Also with it there's absolutely no commentary that can be done with it. Every time I streamed however I still got problems that I was unable to fix. Even now I'm stuck looking for another new microphone cause this one I bought for like 15 bucks shorted out on me for some reason.  Why is it everything I buy crap out on me when I really need it. I don't know what to do but to possibly save money or just never stream again. I don't know at this point. I'm looking into this whole hosting thing with Twitch. But at the same time I'm looking for people to host and host back like a collaboration of sorts.

Games

Well with the games Aside from the plethora of Final Fantasy games. Here's what I'm working through.

Gundam Breaker 2: This game is finished. There's generally nothing else to do except the extra missions. I don't really want to do those solo cause I recall those are insanely hard and unforgiving. I don't think there's anymore DLC coming out for the game. The last I remember is Gundam DX which was yesterday (as when I'm typing this).  So there's generally nothing to do. Unless I can find a group to play with that isn't really going to bum rush the game.

SoulCalibur Lost Swords: Well this game never updated with any actual quest so I guess there's nothing left to do. I see the game is still looking to milk players for all there money. They released Lexia who cost $90 to get. They added more weapons but I don't really see a point. I finished every single Normal and Master quest that was up there so I don't think there's anything left to do. The Soul Edge Scramble stuff is rather boring. You pretty much have to be godlike in levels and have godlike equipment to beat it now. I don't reccommend anyone to download this game even if it is Free to Play. Unless your a die hard Soulcalibur fan or you have some discipline never to buy a thing for this game, don't bother. It does have a bit of a following going so there's players around. But I just don't see the appeal for this game anymore. Unless the game updates its quests I don't see myself playing this.

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire: Its going along slowly. I'm sorry. I'm stretched so thin with everything. Its stressful to work with. I'm currently looking to train some Pokemon for Lavaridge Gym cause I have no Pokemon that are advantageous to that gym.

Skylanders Trap Team: Well I was generally done with the game cause I can't find the extra stuff for cheap. My sister actually went on Skylanders shopping spree last week and got all the extra stuff I was missing so I'm gonna use some of her stuff and buy some of my own to play. Expect a couple more videos of this in the future.

Upcoming Games

Dragonball Z Xenoverse: After seeing this game. I find myself really wanting it. I'm not happy with the spammy ki blast moves but I think I can play this for a bit. I am rather disappointed that I can't make a character of other races of Dragonball. I mean you got those demon races with tons of different looks. Then there's those giant dinosaur/dragon guys like Giran. And there's the androids....cyborgs...whatever I guess those count as humans. Maybe there will be a Xenoverse 2 and it'll have those races. Also hopefully much better character customization. Looking at the game I don't like the whole bit about clothes giving stats. Its something I'm just going to have to deal with.

Final Fantasy VI (FF6): Well next on the list according to this poll is FF6. So I'll get to work on that.

Ratchet & Clank Future A Crack in Time: I think I'll jump back on this as well. I want to finish it.

Sonic (Insert something here): I haven't decided on what Sonic game to go with yet. Probably will be a Wii title. I'll figure it out sooner or later.

Strike Suit Zero: I will be jumping back onto this game. Just trying to balance things out.

I think that's all I can think of to mention.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Is Gamefly worth the trouble?

Considering how things are going in terms of getting new games for my YT channel cause that's all ppl wanna see these days. I figured that Gamefly may be the best option for me. I'm rather hesitant cause its renting games. Pretty much every game I play I own but I can't seem to keep up with everyone else friends in particular with what games everyone's playing. I can't constantly keep shelling out 60-70 bucks trying to keep up with that.

So anyone have experience with Gamefly? Is it worth the 22.95 a month?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sigh....The Inevitable Quest to Rerecord almost every FF Game.

If you haven't heard. I'll give the quick version.

Due to someone's hacking attempt and flagging of my videos a lot of my Final Fantasy Videos are gone. Youtube stats that the videos that were flagged break the Spam policy. Cause of extra tags. Stupid yes. But whatever. 


Even if I have backups of the videos that were removed I can't reupload them. Cause they get instantly rejected by Youtube's automated system. Stating that it breaks the Terms of Use. If I edit them they can get by but the quality goes straight to hell. 


So instead of wasting days of editing videos. I decided to rerecord the final fantasy games that were removed and the ones I haven't got around to putting up (or even playing). 
Now the question is where should I start. I made a poll about it here:


http://strawpoll.me/3865436
Please vote and I'll check it to see where to start. 


*Note: I forgot to add Dirge of Cerberus to the poll. Not that it really matters.*

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Situation Resolved Sorta - Its a bittersweet end

First I want to thank those that tried to help. There were many that just got me absolutely more frustrated and I had to take a walk and leave the house for awhile to clear my head. Lets just say if I wasn't on my medicine I would've likely killed myself last night.

Basically it went down like this.

Google reports that there was some suspicious activity on my account and locks it. I check it out and well my YT account is banned among many other things.

After rectifying my account issues. I find my youtube account was suspended due to spam. After discussing this with them and explaining that I was hacked they released my account.

The strike was still on my channel though so I had to appeal the strike. That was successful but youtube replies back and states that the videos in question did not meet Community Guidelines and was therefore removed. I said to myself ok its only 2 videos and they were pointless funny stuff anyway.

Then I get well over 150+ notifications in my Gmail saying that more videos were removed for not meeting community guidelines. I could not appeal these at all. Upon further investigation it was videos that were related to Final Fantasy. Whoever it was did not like my final fantasy videos and wanted them gone.

After trying to find ways to contact youtube cause they don't have a phone number and emails are only for counter claims (copyright), Copyright, and Law breaking issues. I had to resort to a forum and hope they would answer.

No one really did. But 2 people I guess they work for youtube I don't know. But I get the an explanation saying that my descriptions constituted as spam. Apparently tags in description they said constitute as spam. I can't really prove that its not spam cause I don't have access to those videos anymore nor there descriptions. Just straight notifications that they're rejected due to "Inappropriate Content".  Most of the videos removed I know were just long paragraph descriptions explaining parts of the game or strategies. I know some of them like Final Fantasy X had tags in the description. But I'm sure Chocobo's Dungeon didn't have any tags in descriptions nor did FF12 or FF4.

Well there's no arguing with Youtube. The damage is done. All I can conclude is that someone got mad that my videos came up in the search results and marked it as spam. Or a bot came into my account and wrecked everything. And during the downtime Youtube goes well it violates our community guidelines so its convenient for us to just remove every last video instead of putting them back.

What does this mean? Well unless there's a way to get every single video that was removed back to reupload them again. I'm gonna have to play through Final Fantasy 1- 13 all over again. *dies*

The only video Playlist intact are:
Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13
Final Fantasy 8
Final Fantasy 7

Everything else is dead. Unless someone out there knows how to download removed videos from youtube or just happens to have a copy of them somewhere. I'm stuck replaying all those games that were destroyed.

Thanks to those that helped. I'll make a video later its 5AM.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hacked?! WTF?! Seriously? (Update)

I know it could happen to anybody. And it happened to me. I wake up this morning finding my Youtube account has been suspended on grounds of "spam, unwanted content, etc."

When I check to see what video was the one infringing the Youtube Community Guidelines. I get a response back in my Gmail saying it was title "-_-"  (http://youtu.be/eSDtneAOQ0g

Of course the link is disabled. So there's nothing I can do to check the video.  As far as my knowledge goes I never uploaded such a video. I would go as far to say I would never title a video like that. Not without the game name next to it or just something funny. 

Most I can figure is that I pissed off someone in the youtube community and that person actually got his/her revenge.  That's just speculation.  When I go to check my recent activity. This morning I had issues signing in to my account saying that some suspicious activity was going on. The only difference I noted was that there was a Samsung phone tied to my Google account. I don't own a Samsung anything as far as I know. I can't afford such a thing. I tried checking a detailed account history but nothing.  Most I have is an account was disabled the minute I login.  And Apparently someone signed in my account using my IP.


I never had to log in at 4AM. In fact I just turned off my PC around that time.

Fuck this isn't good. I need help.  Youtube is taking forever with the appeal. I need help. From someone. I don't know what to do. Youtube is taking forever with the appeal. Likely never to answer it. The company I'm partnered with will not answer.  Ugh someone help. 



Update 3/9/2015 2pm


So Youtube releases the channel but not the strike. Apprently it was more than one video marked as spam it was 2. Neither one of those is spam. 
"-_-"  (http://youtu.be/eSDtneAOQ0g)  I still have no idea what this is but considering when it was uploaded back in 2011 I'm 95% sure its not spam.

"STAY AWAY FROM THE SUMMONER!!!" (http://youtu.be/i8xOH7YFNmo) This was marked innapropriate content. Which is just a video of that scene in FFX about the villagers yelling at Tidus to well Stay away from the summoner. And this was back in 2013. Don't know how this is inappropriate content. But Youtube is operated mostly by bots its seems. At least I'm starting to believe that more and more.


So obviously this is someone that hates me and doing some foul play on my videos. I'm pretty sure someone out there really hates me and wants my channel gone. Marking one video spam and the other Innapropriate is proof of that. Anyway youtube isn't removing those strikes either it seems.  Despite saying that my account isn't in violation. They won't remove the strike. I appealed it and waiting for a decision. Probably won't happen and I'll have to wait 6 months. 

As for the hack that part was real. There's still a phone that I don't own at all on my channel and someone logging in my account using my IP at the time I logout at 4AM. I don't know how that happened but I do know that ppl can easily mask IPs as another person's in this time. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Suikoden Week 2:

Well between the last part. You should be well on your way to the Great Forest. You can pick up a few recruits on your way if you wish.

  • Sheena: Simply bringing Lepant with your group and talking to him in Seika

After you trek/Grind through Great Forest with Kirkis. When you come across the village of the elves don't forget to shop there. Cause well it's not gonna be here in a few hours.

Dwarves' Village

Upgrade some weapons and armor and get moving to your next location. At the Vault you can grind the robots here for a Trick Rune and some other nice items. The trick rune can be used for another party member. Not just any one. But Meg can also use it along with Juppo.

Gigantes: 

Nothing really hard about this boss just more of a who can outlast who.

Major Battle: Pannu Yakuta Castle
Your first major battle and everything can easily go wrong. Reload save wrong. Its basically rock, paper, scissors format of combat. Swords beat Bow, Bow beats Magic, Magic Beats Sword. Predicting what the enemy will do is the issue right now. You only have thieves to rely on for intel on there next move. They're very unreliable. One of 3 things will happen. They'll tell you the next attack, They'll steal money, or they'll say "I didn't see it coming,"  Yeah....And if you choose wrong you'll not only lose a chunk of your forces but you risk losing a party member permanently. If that happens Reset! Retry again. Bow is somewhat a safe zone to play But not really.

You can grind in this area for some decent armor and shields if you're really lucky. You won't have to shop for a bit getting armor here.

Dragon

And now a boss. Well your party isn't anything notable cause a lot of characters forced there way into your party slots. So just use what you have that works.

Duel: Kwanda Roseman

1 on 1 with Kwanda Roseman. Use the guide to help you out here to make things really easy.  Basically you choose Attack, Defend, or Desperate attack.
Attack beats Defend
Defend beats Desperate Attack
Desperate Attack beats Attack
Character levels also help here a lot. Leaves more room for mistakes.


Keep Kwanda alive. So he can join you. Then pick up:

Recruits:


  • Templeton - At the now Burnt Village of the Elves he'll join and give you a map.
  • Gon - With Kuromimi in the party at Kobold Village he'll ask to join.
  • Fu Su Lu - You gotta pay his tab at the Kobold Village 
  • Lorelai - If you're Level 25 she'll join you at Seika village Inn.
  • Apple - While you're still there in Seika, Visit Mathiu's school to find Apple


Major Battle: Fortress of Garan

This is easier than the first one but still be careful all the same.  Once you win this one. You'll get thrusted into another Major battle at Pannu Yakuta Castle. Unfortunately You lose it automatically. You have to figure out a way to fix that poison problem before you liberate this area....

A Weekend of MOBAs

Well I tried out some MOBA games cause friends wouldn't Stop Nagging me till I did. I had a semi-free weekend so here what I got from them.  If you have anything to add to improve my experience I honestly would like to hear it. These are general first impressions of the games. My only experience before these was just League of Legends. So just a heads up.


SMITE

Upon playing the tutorial I already realized one thing. This game needs PC Controller support. The game plays in 3rd person view and aiming and attacking is controlled like a 3rd person shooter. The way the controls were mapped made me beg for this to be a PC controller. I know there's a ton of commands. But you could map that to either the controller or the numpad. To be honest it felt like I was playing Elder Scrolls in 3rd person view. Only difference is I can see the lines of where my attacks will go.

The real downside for this was the massive amount of downloads I had to do for this game. Even at my internet speed (My ISP is Comcast/XFinity) I was gonna sit at my desk for over an hour just to install the game. The amount of gods there are is somewhat nice. But this game definitely wants you to stick to very few characters as possible instead of mastering every single one. The individual characters have there own levels as well as your own. Overall its good. But likely better if you have the time to devote to it. Team based combat seems to be like many others. So your allies can easily pull ahead of you and pretty much put the "I in Team".

Heroes of the Storm Beta

OMG The most fun I ever had. Blizzard knows how to make things entertaining. From the opening movie to the tutorial and training. This game is very entertaining. And very expansive too.

Unlike Most MOBAs your team levels up instead of just an individual player. So not only does no one get left behind. But this stresses real team work. The idea of using mounts to travel quickly is a great idea. I really love the ability system. You're not always going to stick to the same set of moves every match. There's at least 2 or more branching paths your character can go. Even there ultimate skill isn't always going to be the same. You're also able to get mercenaries on your side. By of course beating them up.  What's also a bonus is you can see how long it'll take before the enemy respawns. Even towers have ammo now?!

Well the downsides I found in this game. Is the frame rate gets really bad when fights start to escalate. So team fights + minions + other objects can lead to some serious drop in frames. What also bothers me is the cost of these Heroes. They go for about 6 - 10 bucks a character. Blizzard will definitely find a way to make that money. I don't even want to think about the character skins and mounts.  Overall I can't wait to see the full game in action. Even if I don't know 2/3rds of the cast. Very beginner friendly and easy to manage.

DOTA 2

I honestly have to go UGH after playing the other 2. I started the tutorial and ended up coming across a glitch in the 2nd part. -_-.  Besides that. The characters look somewhat cool and unique. But the graphics are definitely missing that step (and this is coming from a guy who doesn't care for graphics). It looks like the graphics for this game were never updated among the many many updates this game receives. What's nice is that you can download some customizable stuff for character or make your own look for a character. That's cool if you're very creative and know how to do all that.

I got suckered into a match with bots by a friend. I really don't know what there deal is with rushing someone who's trying to learn the basics. I understood absolutely nothing about this game. And I played League of Legends. Obviously that didn't help me one bit. The shop mechanic is a pain. There's no instant teleport back to base. You gotta buy that item or you're hoofing it. Everything felt unorganized. I didn't even know how to center and lock my camera. I know there's those MOBA vets that will respond saying I need to learn to play with my camera unlocked but I'd like to be able to quickly see where the hell my character is. I'd like to lock and unlock my camera at my own discretion. The tutorial didn't explain the controls much. I probably should've just picked the "I'm new" option instead of saying I have experience in LoL.

I honestly don't think I'll be playing this one. It doesn't seem to fit my interest or ease me in to playing the game. I think this game's worst aspect is how unforgiving it is. While you're picking your character if you didn't finish picking in time. You're able to re-select. Problem is the game has already started. So you're left behind literally everyone runs off. So imagine in a match with 4 human teammates that aren't your friends. You take too long to pick that's already everyone yelling at you for taking too long. The character select screen didn't help. Good thing there's an option to use a grid view instead of sliding along. There's just WAY TOO MANY Characters to have a slider that goes a character one by one. Overall very meh experience and didn't have fun got more frustrated than anything.

If I was to find a good side with DOTA 2. It would be the character I chose voice was nice over the rest of the game.

Those were the 3 MOBA Games I tried out. Personally I like Heroes of the Storm the best. If they can work out the frame rate issues. It'll be golden.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Suikoden Quick Guide I guess (Week 1)

This is just a quick reference guide for Suikoden 1.  Nothing special. I'm unable to upload a full walkthrough due to Konami claiming it. If you want a full guide you should check out here: 

http://www.suikosource.com/games/gs1/ 

Very reliable guide to reference there. 

Ok for week one this will cover From the start of the game to acquiring your castle.

To note at the start. If you intend to import your save data to Suikoden II. To keep your character name the same in the 2nd game. Name your character in all capital letters (ex. BRANDON). This is cause the game will attempt to rename your character to Mcdohl. If you spell your name normally (ex. Brandon) the name will take your first letter and change the rest to say Mcdohl (ex. Bcdohl). It'll look weird when the other characters talk to you but get used to it.

Optional Boost:

As soon as you gain control of your character. You'll have to return home. The moment you enter your house you can leave town. Head to the inn SAVE!!! Leave town you can train on the monsters around here. I reccomend fighting the Bonbon and Crow monsters first. Anything else has a high chance of killing you in 1 to 2 turns. You can keep fighting out here return to rest at the Inn (its free) save and redo.  

-You can take Ted with you if you feel like it. But don't progress anymore after that just leave the house. You'll miss the big payoff if you take anyone else.

-If you fight the Mosquitoes there's a chance they can drop a Holy Crystal.

After training to (Level 10-ish) leave Gregminster alone and go south to Lenankamp. You can level up your weapon to 5. Shop for some armor. 

Leave and head east of Gregminster to reach Rockland. Save at the Inn and you'll find a character named Marco. You can play a mini-game to guess where the coin is under the cups. Play it at 100 Bits for about 10 rounds. Make a note of where the coin was each time. Now reset the game. Reload your save. Now play the game again. But at a higher bet. That list you made of where the coin use it cause the coin will be in the "EXACT SAME SPOT" where they were. So now you just cheated Marco out of untold amounts of Bits. You can easily be set for a good portion of this game with this method. Just get as much out of it as you can cause you won't be here very long.

Now that we have money. Save and now we go west of Gregminster to Mt.Tigerwolf.  Take note that this area is tough. So either bribe or run like hell if comes down to it. Cross Mt.Tigerwolf you can't take a rest at the house you come across halfway so don't bother. Once you cross it you'll make it to the Town of Sarady. In the northeasternmost house talk to the man here. You'll get a choice of taking 1 of 2 crystals. 

Fortune Crystal
Prosperity Crystal

Fortune Crystal can used as a Rune and its equip effects is double the Bits you acquire after battle. Prosperity Crystal doubles the amount of EXP you get after battle.

Don't equip this to the Hero cause of future events. If you do make sure to remove it before you fight the bandits boss. That ends the optional stuff you can do right now.

Main Story:

You can either train your other party members or let them slowly catch up as you progress through the story. Just keep your Focus on Gremio and Cleo for now due to story events. Move Ted, & Cleo to the back row. 

Boss 1: Golem


Easy spam Gremio & Pahn's Unite attack for some damage or just use Free Will. The Free Will command has a good chance of letting party members land critical hits. Don't worry shouldn't be too hard to deal with if it is go level up some more.

-Cleo has the best Magic Stat aside from the hero. So give her the Fire Rune when you get the chance.

Boss 2: Queen Ant

Just Survive you can't kill it anyway.  An event will happen and you'll finish it off. 

Boss 3: Varkas and Sydonia

If you equipped the Fire Rune to Cleo you can have her spam magic while the others slowly pick off the bandits one by one.

-After this Pahn leaves the party for a bit. Be careful as you can trigger a destructive glitch that replaces Gremio with Pahn. You won't be able to progress the game either forcing you to reset.

-Don't bother with equipping or powering up Odessa. You'll see why.

-You can grind Water Rune Pieces from the Blue Slimes.

Optional

-You can head to Great Forest and grind here. You can auto level as well if you have a rapid fire controller. Easily reach LVL 20. Remember to buy some Pointy Hats to avoid Balloon status.

Main Story

Boss 4: Zombie Dragon
This boss can be pretty tough with his breath attack so be ready to heal up with medicine.

-Just like with the Hero if you intend to import your data to the 2nd game. Name your castle in all CAPS. 

-Well now you can recruit ppl. 

Boss 5: Assassin
Just survive. He'll run away.



Current Available Recruits at this point

  • In Kaku there's Sergei (he'll add an elevator to your castle)
  • In Kwaba There's Chandler (he'll be the castle's item shop). To add more items to your castle's shop visit each and every town's item shop.
  • In Seika you have Marie, Onil, and Antonio. Marie is your castle's Inn. Onil will be able to help you remind yourself what you need to do next. To get Antonio keep resting at your castle until Marie talks about there being a lack of food and she needs a cook.
  • Garan the bridge in the southwest part of the continent you'll find Kai. A pretty decent party member.