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Dragon Quest Fridays - Event and Spectacle

lolwhoopslolwhoops happy accidentHalifaxRPGamer Staff
Fresh off the hype of Dragon Quest XI's announcement, here comes lolwhoops with a Dragon Quest event for all the RPGamers who love the venerable series. Every friday we shall gather and play games in this series. I will be streaming my playthrough of Dragon Warrior 7 (PS1 release of Dragon Quest 7) followed by Dragon Quest 8. These games are epics and will take more than a single friday, so it will be a weekly hangout. Everyone's invited!

Whether you would like to watch someone play Dragon Quest games, chat about Dragon Quest games, or play Dragon Quest games while chatting about them and watching someone play them, then this event is for you! But let's not leave it simply at the stream, since not everyone will be available when the stream goes up. I will update this page at the end of every stream with my progress and other interesting details and I want you RPGamers to do the same!

Play your Dragon Quest whenever you have time and post updates here with me on fridays. Hopefully we can have a nice showing and lots of discussion on the games. But is that it? Are we just going to keep our beloved series to ourselves? Is our passion for gaming's most iconic RPG series simply going to bloom on these forums?

Nay! It will not simply be play and enjoy it while talking to friends. We will take our experiences to social media as well, tweeting at @DragonQuest and @SquareEnix (and/or whoever else seems like a good idea), to show the love and passion in the West for the series. Take to your blogs, take to your favourite forums, take up arms and show the true will of Dragon Quest fans! This is our quest!

My stream will run from 6 PM eastern until roughly 10 PM eastern. I might go longer if I feel like it, but it'll be at least 4 hours. Follow me on twitch here.

I encourage anyone and everyone to stream their own playing of Dragon Quest. Any day of the week is fine for playing, we just have to make a concerted effort every friday on social media. Join the quest for Dragon Quest in the West!
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this is my twitter! come twit with me

Comments

  • Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs Wannabe Mistborn Lucario Administrators
    I really should use this as a reason to finally start on Dragon Quest V on the DS. I played and enjoyed IV and own V, VI, IX, and Rocket Slime. My Dragon Quest experience is limited and perhaps a bit odd.
    Bravely second...
    The courage to try again...

    Twitter: BerryEggs

  • smacdsmacd Full Members
    Maybe I shall join in, since I'm playing a few DQs as it is already. Is there a way to stream from an N3DS or an android without expensive hardware or modifications?
  • lolwhoopslolwhoops happy accident HalifaxRPGamer Staff
    The best thing you can do is stream using cameras/cell phone set up to capture video. There's ways to do it, but it seems really annoying.This video here shows you what you can do. Streaming from ps3/4 or pc is straightforward enough, but 3ds is a bit of a pain.

    Remember, a part of this event is social media related, so if you can you should tweet at the right people on fridays. I know not everyone has social media, so forum posts are great too, but if anyone has a blog or feels like doing fan art or anything like that, everything Dragon Quest related can be included!
    lolwhoops: a Gamer's Blog
    ^^is my blog! Updates whenever I feel like it! :D which happens a lot more often now!
    this is my twitter! come twit with me
  • lolwhoopslolwhoops happy accident HalifaxRPGamer Staff
    The first Dragon Quest Fridays stream has ended. There was a small crowd who came out to enjoy the spectacle. I played just about exactly 4 hours and unlocked a new island where I parked the party for the night. We'll do it again next week! Same time, same place!

    A few things I would like to say about this game: The opening is basically 2 hours of puzzles until you get to your first battle against 3 slimes. The first couple of bosses are actually not bad thanks to a guest character helping out. Tonguerats are the most valuable team member for the enemies for the day, with their ability to make you shudder for a turn while also doing 5-6 damage per attack. A group of 4 of them was not pleasant to fight.

    Someone suggested I play with a walkthrough, but I'm hoping to get through as much as I can without one. Blind playthrough is probably not going to be the most entertaining though, considering the possibility I will have to back track a bunch. At least the encounter rate is high, because random encounters every 5 steps makes a Dragon Quest game a happy experience!

    So, yeah. First stream was a success! Let's try to make this next week a little bigger and rock Square Enix's boat come next friday!
    lolwhoops: a Gamer's Blog
    ^^is my blog! Updates whenever I feel like it! :D which happens a lot more often now!
    this is my twitter! come twit with me
  • Strawberry EggsStrawberry Eggs Wannabe Mistborn Lucario Administrators
    I had to work late today, so I couldn't watch the steam. Also, I still need to put down Fire Emblem long enough for some DQ V. :P
    Bravely second...
    The courage to try again...

    Twitter: BerryEggs

  • lolwhoopslolwhoops happy accident HalifaxRPGamer Staff
    Heyo everyone! Just want to let you know that the Dragon Quest Fridays stream for this week is about to take place! About 25 minutes from this post, in fact! Come hang out and watch me play Dragon Quest 7. We can chat, kill some of the low end monsters, maybe fight a boss, and do a few puzzles. The stream will hopefully run for 4 hours, so you got plenty of time to jump in.

    It's a blind playthrough though, so expect the possibility of getting lost or side tracked with exploration.

    Stream is here
    lolwhoops: a Gamer's Blog
    ^^is my blog! Updates whenever I feel like it! :D which happens a lot more often now!
    this is my twitter! come twit with me
  • lolwhoopslolwhoops happy accident HalifaxRPGamer Staff
    Hey everyone! It's nearing that time again! Dragon Quest Friday is scheduled for 6 PM EST tomorrow! Come hang out, talk games and Dragon Quest, and support the event on social media! Tweet about the stream, tweet to Square Enix about Dragon Quest, tweet about tweeting, just get talking! We're on the third friday, so hopefully things start picking up.

    Lots of interesting things have started happening in the game, too. It started slow, but I've just been destroyed by a boss. I have to get some farming done I think, just to get enough levels that I can beat it with no magic. I'm in a cavern that seals magic, so I need to stock up on herbs and wreck the guy with some good weapons.

    As always, the stream will go for 4 hours. Depending on how things go, I may have to start streaming on another day as well and I'm looking for suggestions of days and times. I can't be streaming later than 12 AM my time, so 11 PM EST and i don't think I could ddo it too early, mainly because my girlfriend needs to sleep so she can go to work not feeling awful. The main reason I'm thinking of a second stream is, well, if the game is 100 hours long minimum and I stream 4 hours a week....well....25 weeks minimum to beat the game is way too long. I'd like to finish this game before I get too old.

    So, yeah! Next stream is tomorrow! JOIN MEEEEEE!
    lolwhoops: a Gamer's Blog
    ^^is my blog! Updates whenever I feel like it! :D which happens a lot more often now!
    this is my twitter! come twit with me
  • lolwhoopslolwhoops happy accident HalifaxRPGamer Staff
    Dragon Quest Fridays is finished for this week! It was a very eventful stream. I had to do some grinding early on to take out a boss while being unable to use magic. It took a bit, but the second attempt took down the boss. Then I got lost for a half hour trying to find the next shard I needed. Turns out it was just a chest I missed in the last dungeon, so after back tracking I found it and promptly felt stupid.

    Then we went back in time to a kingdom under assault by mecha soldiers. They're quite powerful and can attack multiple targets and multiple times per turn. They're also resistant to damage too, which makes them tough customers. Good experience though. With the help of a grief stricken mechanical engineer and a guard captain, we infiltrated the mecha lair and killed the mecha leader. Before his death the leader spoke of the demon lord sending him to weaken the humans. Sounds like the big baddie of the game, doesn't it? After that he was crushed by his strongest robot, which was then smashed to bits by us. Battle of the ages, it was.

    I headed back to town, rested and saved, and called it a night after 4.5 hours. Join in next time for some more Dragon Quest action!

    Also, when should do my second day of streaming? I'd like to do it on a day and time that more people are available and willing to come hang out. I would very much so like it if I had someone to talk to more often. It must make me look really silly to be talking to myself for four hours.
    lolwhoops: a Gamer's Blog
    ^^is my blog! Updates whenever I feel like it! :D which happens a lot more often now!
    this is my twitter! come twit with me
  • lolwhoopslolwhoops happy accident HalifaxRPGamer Staff
    Well, the last two weeks were a bust but Dragon Quest still calls. So, this week's stream will be starting soon ( like 5-10 minutes) and be going until about 10-11 pm eastern. But that's not all! I will be streaming Saturday and maybe even sunday making this DRAGON QUEST WEEKEND!

    So it's gonna be a good 8 hour stream, so join in and cheer along the home team.
    We're gonna be heroes, we're gonna beat slimes, we're gonna have one hell of a time
    If I don't get hungry then I won't need rest, we're gonna run on this Dragon Quest!

    As always, join me here on my twitchy channel.
    lolwhoops: a Gamer's Blog
    ^^is my blog! Updates whenever I feel like it! :D which happens a lot more often now!
    this is my twitter! come twit with me
  • lolwhoopslolwhoops happy accident HalifaxRPGamer Staff
    Well, it was a heck of a stream today. Turns out I had my mic muted for long periods of time and was talking but obviously no one could hear me! Boy did I feel silly. OBS crashed on me 3 times over the course of 9 hours, which isn't too bad considering it happens completely randomly and there seems to be no way to stop it.

    Story wise, we saved a second town from grey rain that turned them to stone, we found a casino where I bravely turned away from Gamblor, the gambling demon, who would have enslaved me as I tried to win the cool equipment. Along the way, I got lost completely for a while but eventually I did figure it out. I made my way to this Dharma temple thing to change classes (finally) but some bad stuff happened and I was forced into a death camp with no abilities or magic! I had to scrap my way out, with poor Maribel being almost completely useless, and eventually I saved a lady who runs Dharma. She sent us to take back the temple, which just happens to be above several different labyrinths for some reason. I stopped right as I got to an arena where I'm expected to fight my way out.

    Seems like next time will be when I'll finally get to change classes. Be sure to join in if you can!
    lolwhoops: a Gamer's Blog
    ^^is my blog! Updates whenever I feel like it! :D which happens a lot more often now!
    this is my twitter! come twit with me
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