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I'd like to see a bit more coordination between the multiple artists for the sake of diversity.
Maybe I'm over-analyzing things, but I thought part of the reason they invited so many guest artists was to try and find a more permanent artist? The only hangup is that three of the guest artists were previously involved with the series. (Praxis and Theory were drawn by CHOCO, Gorg was Soraya Saga, and of course Kunihiko Tanaka).
Think of getting back on this. Got all the DLC a long time ago (I finished everything in Torna except for beating the Superbosses, and one quest that I think kinda required beating them).
Before I do New Game+ for the base game, I want to see about rolling some of those Blades I didn't get the first time around. Anyone got advice on how to better my chances for some of them (I didn't get KOS-MOS at all for one thing)?
I think I heard that Rare Blades you already got in a previous play through stick around in your party later on on New Game+, or at least are easier to get the second time around.
Just max out your luck with common blades with a luck modifier and hopefully chips that boost luck (there are no such examples for Ether Cannons or Tank blades), and use idea boosters for the according element. Other than that, just roll, roll, roll. Of course, when you activate New Game+, there will be the six Tornan blades unlocked in the potential pool, and one static encounter unlocked after a certain event in Chapter 9. You'll want to stock up on Compassion boosters for those. You can forget about Justice boosters.
Blades stick to your drivers upon starting New Game+, but you need to re-obtain those drivers in the story proper. Poppi's forms are locked away until you get to QT mode in Chapter 4.
Edited by RainingMetal on Mar 22nd 2020 at 4:05:40 AM
Got it. So I don't have to worry about doing all their quests again I suppose?
If you filled out the slot on a Blade's affinity chart from doing their quest, you don't need to do the quest again (although you can if you want to).
However, if that slot on the chart isn't filled in because a slot before it isn't filled in, you'll need to do the quest again.
More specifically, if the quest was completed, it's done and you only "need" it for the quest specific rewards (the affinity chart is unchanged and the node stays filled in), or just cleaning up the map and quest list. If you didn't finish the quest, the node will remain unfilled and you'll need to restart the quest from the beginning once you meet the prerequisites.
As for other nodes... they can be a bit weird as to what progress carries over and what doesn't, although completed nodes will always stay filled in.
No, if you completed the quest, but the quest's node on the affinity chart didn't get filled in (either because you didn't look at the chart afterwards or one of the pre-requisite nodes isn't filled in), you need to redo the quest.
You can't fill in a level 4 or 5 'complete the quest' node if the level 2 'use this pouch item' node of the same skill isn't filled in.
I... don't recall it being possible to start a Blade quest if you can't fill in the node in the first place? Or was I just that obsessive about filling in the charts that it never came up when I played?
It can happen to some blades.
Zenobia is a good example. The only requirement for starting and finishing her blade quest is to unlock level 5 of her affinity chart, which simply requires completing a sequence of merc missions.
Completing her blade quest fills in the level 5 node for Superstrength, but levels 2-4 require killing specific unique monsters.
If you complete the quest without killing those monsters, and then start a new game, you'll need to redo the quest before you can fill in the node.
It happened to me since I didn't obtain Zenobia until soon before starting NG+, and I planned to go around doing all the monster killing as I progressed through the story.
Edited by justinkal on Mar 23rd 2020 at 10:12:16 AM
I think you have do aaaaaaaaaall of Ursula's missions again. But this isn't much of an issue if you just have it in the background as you play through the game.
"Isn't much of an issue", hahahahaha.
Ursula you have to start over if you didn't completely finish the quest.
Basically, don't do New Game+ if you haven't finished Ursula's quest if you started it. It's imperative that you get her early so that you can spend as much time in the background doing her merc missions. Should you start a new game, you'll restart all of your progress on it if it isn't completed.
Or you could be me, and have her be one of the last four blades you needed to get.
I'd say that if you don't get Ursula by Chapter 4, you'll want to re-roll your game and hope you get a column where she shows up more. My latest game was in Column 2, with the lowest odds and no pity, but by some miracle, I got her in Chapter 2.
While Ursula's quest is irritating, I really don't think it warrants restarting your entire game. Just ignore her till you're hankering for NG+.
Or you could do the least stressful thing and ignore Ursula altogether
Re-rolling the entire game just because you didn't get Ursula early is very, very excessive. Her quest is a pain-in-the-ass but it's not like you're on a time limit to complete it.
Especially since you might wind up like me and go through 200 Legendary Core Crystals at super high Luck and maxed out idea levels and still fail to get KOS-MOS.
Edited by justinkal on Mar 24th 2020 at 3:30:18 AM
KOS-MOS' odds are equally bullshit regardless of what tableset you rolled into. Only thing you can do about her is slave away for Legendary Crystals and pray until well past your eyes bleed.
(I too have only her left after all this time)
I was actually lucky enough to get her during the main game, well before I started farming cores post-game.
Instead, Newt was my white whale for post-game farming.
I'd say it's more because her lessons are really convenient for filling out blade charts. Seriously, if any random blade needed to become static, it's Ursula, because getting her late in the game is a death-knell.
KOS-MOS was one of the first rare blades I got, and I am forever thankful for that.
For me, the last holdout was Vale, tho a check back to posts I made about a year ago will document the agony I went through trying to roll Petroka.
Edited by asterism on Mar 24th 2020 at 10:25:16 AM
I got her late in the game and I've done most of my blade quests. On a clear file, yeah, but I did them.
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