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@  xcrash1998 : (30 November 2019 - 11:07 PM) New fictional holiday "Index Day"
@  Fire Blazer : (28 November 2019 - 08:52 PM) yeah just guest bots and stuff I think :( we really were active once upon a time though...
@  kirant : (26 November 2019 - 03:48 PM) No invasion. I imagine a lot of guest bots visiting for indexing purposes.
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:15 PM) How is most people online at 959 for the 8th of October of this year? Is that right? Did I miss something or was there somekind of spambot invasion?
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:06 PM) I know what you mean, it gets awkard to post something unrelated to the current conversation, and even if somebody picks up on it, it would just become a huge mess in the c hatbox if a multitude of groups talk about different topics.
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
@  Elwood : (27 October 2019 - 10:08 PM) Only reason I'm even on Serenes was because I had hacking questions. @Ezra yeah I figured it must be an age thing. I've been called an old man by many a child because I use Facebook.
@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.
@  Ezra : (26 October 2019 - 05:49 AM) I think it's because a lot of newer FE players didn't frequent forums growing up. And those that do probably end up on Serenes.
@  Elwood : (25 October 2019 - 07:30 AM) I would love to revitalize this place I'm just not sure how that would be done. I mean with how main stream FE seems to have become I'm honestly surprised we don't have more members.
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 08:04 PM) tfw u not coming here results in not seeing a PM from last month T_T ok gonna try and check at least every couple weeks now even if there's nothing here, lol...
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 07:54 PM) I come here almost never because I've fallen out of habit and basically just accepted the forums are dead :( it's neat you come here every day tho

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Postgame Planning (spoilers)


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#1 Mercurius

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:07 PM

So now that I've completed my first run on Hard Classic with little intended grinding and various other stupid decisions like never touching the forge ever and never getting the Boots from the DLC I figure I should do another run with some better foresight to prepare myself for the notoriously difficult postgame content. Testimony claims people have done it before DLC overclassing was even available so I am going to do it without 'em too.

 

  • I will be doing the second run on Hard Casual. Because it feels stupid to me to have to deal with permadeath in a postgame dungeon and because Normal Casual is for chumps. I will also be turning animations off the whole way through and shamelessly abuse the hell out of the turnwheel because I already got the proper experience on my first run anyway.
  • I will be focusing on ten units because only that many can go into Thabes Labyrinth anyway. Camus and Faye will be given the free DLC Villager's forks. for extra levels. Camus, along with Atlas, Kliff, and Deen, will go through at least one mercenary loop to make up for my inability to overclass.
  • I saw that bridge next to Rigel Falls on the map before, had a whimsical thought of "lol, wouldn't it be funny if I could cross that?" even though it wasn't connected to the lines, and didn't bother trying on my first run. Turns out I can cross it and that it's great for lategame grinding. Gotta be ready for anything.
  • I will use absolutely no stat fountains at all until after I have recruited Tatiana and Conrad, and I will then have those two hog ALL the stat boosts from them and stat boosting food. I'm playing on casual anyway, they won't be as important as they were on classic.
  • I will look up which sidequests are actually worth doing for rewards.
  • I will use the Boots on Faye because she has Rescue.
  • I will make sure to forge the Rapier, Rhomphaia, Saunion and Beloved Zofia.
  • I will hold the Taurus Star Shard when grinding.
  • I won't recruit anyone I don't need, outside of the characters they force you to have. Valbar can go to hell.

My team will be:

  1. Alm/Hero
  2. Celica/Princess
  3. Tatiana/Saint
  4. Faye/Saint
  5. Silque/Saint
  6. Camus/Gold Knight
  7. Kliff/Gold Knight
  8. Conrad/Gold Knight
  9. Atlas/Gold Knight
  10. Deen/Gold Knight

Because who needs class balance when your team has the best dresses and armors.

 

Items I will need to keep in mind (because people will need them and because Alm/Celica can switch their equipment via the convoy without issue) include...

  • Rapier (Super effective against armored units and cavalry units)
  • Rhomphaia (Combat arts which are super effective against armored/cavalry)
  • Saunion (Range+2, meaning 2-5 range in total)
  • Beloved Zofia (I don't know how good Ragnarok Omega will be for sure but it sounds OP.)
  • Gradivus (1-2 range and Camus' official weapon, in the final dungeon)
  • Blessed Shield (Half damage from terrors)
  • Hexlock Shield (Half damage from magic)
  • Speed Ring (TEN SPEED BOOST, either going to someone with stupidly high strength or Silque)
  • Mage Ring (Range+2)
  • Rusted Ring (Potentially forged into a Mage Ring, can't be savescum'd for it though)

Are you going to be crazy enough to take on the Thabes Labyrinth without paid DLC too?


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#2 GyppyGirl2021

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:53 AM

I might do it at some point in the future. Most of my damage done in the boss battle was via people who had gone through the villager loop (Conrad and Deen), and the characters I overclassed didn't even see that much combat (with the exception of Alm).

 

Granted, I was playing on normal casual, so I don't have much room to talk, but...


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 03:58 AM

My team will be:

  1. Alm/Hero
  2. Celica/Princess
  3. Tatiana/Saint
  4. Faye/Saint
  5. Silque/Saint
  6. Camus/Gold Knight
  7. Kliff/Gold Knight
  8. Conrad/Gold Knight
  9. Atlas/Gold Knight
  10. Deen/Gold Knight

 

So, how balanced is this game?



#4 Mercurius

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:18 AM

In terms of cross-class balance, I hear apparently other people like 9 Dread Fighters + Alm or Celica for postgame. Dread Fighters being basically the only anti-mage class in the game.


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