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  1. 2 hours ago, DefyingFates said:

    It does sound like him, doesn't it? It just sounds a bit mature at the same time, which is what makes me think otherwise. Thanks!

    Yuri talks at 1:26 and his voice is clearly different from the voice speaking at 1:01, so they're probably different people.


    The datamine had a fifth character who is 38 years old and has a Minor Crest of Seiros, so he's probably the person speaking at 1:01.

    I wish that the character lineup was bigger, but oh well. We can transfer the Wolves to the main game afterwards so it isn't too much of an issue.

  2. 11 hours ago, Silver Lightning said:

    Also, quick question, does anyone know when exactly most Nintendo dlc starts downloading the day of release? I will unfortunately have to be traveling on 2/13 so I'd like to have it downloaded before I go. I remember Torna was around midnight at the start of the release day, but will this be similar?


    6 hours ago, DefyingFates said:

    I'd also like to know this please!

    Wave 3 was released at 8:00 PM EST, so Wave 4 should release whatever time that is in your time zone.

  3. 44 minutes ago, Jotari said:

    This begs the question, how are events accelerated in Silver Snow? Because Gronder still happens, just off screen in Silver Snow.

    I haven't played Silver Snow yet so that was my mistake, as another explanation I'll just attribute it to Thales being arrogant.

    Thales: Mwahaha, all of Fódlan's nations have fallen! We do not even need the King of Liberation to eliminate the rest of those beasts!

    Honestly I'm not too troubled by the lack of explanation so I haven't thought about it too much. Maybe we'll get an explanation when Three Houses gets an artbook in four years.

    1. The final battle with Edelgard takes place two months earlier than it does in AM, so she either isn't as desperate, didn't have time to heal from her injuries in Gronder, or didn't have time to prepare her transformation.
    2. He does and we just don't see it because the game ends.
    3. Faerghus is being occupied by Rhea and the Knights of Seiros, so Cornelia doesn't attempt her coup because it's harder to take over with the Knights around.
    4. Having Byleth's help makes Claude more proactive in trying to solve Fódlan's problems himself.
    5. Ferdinand speculates that Nemesis was awakened when Shambhala was destroyed by the Javelins of Light, so he wouldn't awaken if that didn't happen in CF or AM. SS ends a month before VW so maybe his revival wasn't ready yet.
    6. Rhea is bedridden for VW's final chapter, so even if she was losing control she would be too weak to hurt anyone. Perhaps she was more injured in VW than in SS.

  4. It's established that those who slither in the dark can make artificial Crest Stones, which are mainly used to mass produce Demonic Beasts. With Aymr being created by them for Edelgard's use, the likely explanation is that Aymr's Crest Stone is also artificial. Why it has the Crest of the Beast on it isn't explained anywhere, and there's no evidence that there's any specific reason to be found in-game. The revived 10 Elites use replicas of their Heroes' Relics, so maybe Aymr's Crest Stone was originally intended for a replica of Blutgang.

  5. This seems to be an unpopular opinion, but I think picking Byleth and giving them the lords' Heroes' Relics is probably the best realistic outcome we could have gotten (adding three characters isn't a realistic outcome). And we finally got a FE stage that's actually based on a FE location, which is nice since Arena Ferox barely counts. We are also fortunate enough for the stage to be graced by the presence of Lorenz Hellman Gloucester and the almighty Gatekeeper himself.

  6. You know, by the time the second fighter's pass is done, Sakurai will have been working on Super Smash Bros. for almost ten years straight. Smash 4 started development in April 2012, development on Ultimate started immediately after 4's DLC was finished, and the second fighters pass is expected to be finished by December 2021. And then Sakurai will announce Fighters Pass 3, featuring eight characters releasing by 2025.

    Also I'm wondering of Balthus is Malos's long lost twin or something.

  7. Here's an observation: back when the datamine came out, we couldn't tell from the data which female was Constance and which was Hapi (from context clues we could determine who Yuri and Balthus were). But since they both use magic in the trailer, we can now tell that Constance is DLC3 and Hapi is DLC4. As for their Crests, we now know that


    Constance has the Crest of Noa and Hapi has the Crest of Timotheos. As for the other two, Yuri has the Crest of Aubin and Balthus has the Crest of Chevalier.


  8. 28 minutes ago, Armagon said:

    @Lightchao42 @lightcosmo so uh, i need to make a confession. Your names are so similar that i accidentally did a mixup. Since i wanted to follow up on the Rotbart thing that Lightcosmo posted, I accidentally tagged Lightchao thinking he was Lightcosmo. But you're both Xenoblade fans so it worked out in the end.

    Ah yes, Torna ~ The Golden Country. Also known as "Mythra gets bullied by everyone: the game".

    It's fine, this reminds me of the time when the admin of a Minecraft server I frequented always called me Lightning, even when there was someone actually named Lightning playing at the same time so it was hard to tell who he was referring to.

    P.S. Please leave Mythra alone.

  9. 30 minutes ago, Armagon said:

    @Lightchao42 so I turned Xenoblade 2 on again and

    Not even 10 seconds in into today's playtime. I saved in the worst spot in Gormott last night.

    It really was just a matter of time.

    Once Xenoblade Definitive Edition releases, we will all have to face Rotbart the Territorial once again...

    Speaking of giant gorillas, while trying to finish Electra's quest I had to go past Immovable Gonzalez, which I haven't defeated at that point. I could never run past it before it one shotted me, so after doing this a few times I decided it would be easier to level up to lv99 and just fight it (this basically amounted to heading to the nearest inn). I planned on replaying Xenoblade 2 half a year ago, but Three Houses came out shortly after so I never got around to it. Hopefully Rotbart won't kill me too much if I go back to it.

    Speaking of Xenoblade and Three Houses, fighting the Death Knight in Mercedes's paralogue reminded me...



  10. So to commemorate the new year I went back to Xenoblade 2 to do Kora's quest and defeat Tyrannotitan Kurodil. Besides that, Three Houses, and Doom, I recently got Weegee's Mansion 3, Dragon Quest XI, and Astral Chain, as well as Pokémon Shield to see how its simultaneously better yet worse than the previous games. I started reading The Lord of the Rings too, which I've wanted to do for a while now. I'm finished with college so now I have a wealth of free time (though even if I wasn't finished I would still have the month off).

    On the topic of Star Wars, I haven't seen The Sky of Risewalker yet but "Weird Al" Yankovic made a song about The Phantom Menace so I think that makes it the best Star Wars movie.

  11. 5 hours ago, Armagon said:

    @Interdimensional Observer @Shadow Mir @Lightchao42 since i know you three have played Xenoblade Chronicles, i have a question for you regarding the Heart-to-Hearts. I've gotten into a discussion with someone who argues against removing the Affinity requirements, saying that the Affinity levels add subtext into the HtH scenarios. My rebuttal to that was that the subtext doesn't really matter since the HtHs can be viewed in any order and it's totally possible to view a HtH with Affinity higher than required. It's not like FE Support conversitons where you have to view them in order.

    The reason i bring this up is because this is the first time i'm hearing that the Affinity level directly affect the scenarios themselves. I always saw it as a mere requirement, especially after Xenoblade 2 lets you view them the moment you find them. Like, do you think this Affinity/subtext thing matters in the long run or would removing the Affinity requirements just be better?

    I would need to reread the HtHs to refresh my memory, but maybe they can work on a case-by-case basis where some conversations have an Affinity requirement or require viewing a previous conversation, but most don't. Alternatively they can be locked until certain points in the plot if necessary (which XC2 does in one case). HtH requirements didn't bother me too much compared to other quality of life improvements I would like to see, though I wouldn't mind if they were changed in the Definitive Edition.

  12. Three Houses has been out for almost half a year now, so here we can reflect on our predictions on the plot (pre-release or post-release) and see how accurate they were.

    I'll start with mine (I played Verdant Wind first):


    Is Sothis the goddess? Well everyone predicted this so I'm not going to dwell too much on it...

    Is the Flame Emperor related to Adrestia/Edelgard? The Flame Emperor is Edelgard, so I assume that counts as being related to her (they do share 100% of their DNA after all). The Golden Deer route has the least about of foreshadowing about their identity so I didn't suspect Edelgard until right before the reveal. Before then I thought the Flame Emperor would die at the end of White Clouds and Edelgard would fight for his ideals during Part II.

    Is Rhea Seiros? Yes, she is. I picked up on the foreshadowing (Seiros's remains not being in her tomb, Seiros mentioning her mother in the intro and Rhea telling Byleth that she lost her mother after Jeralt's death), but I wasn't quite sure if Rhea was Seiros or just related to her until the end of Verdant Wind. Somehow I didn't think she was a dragon until the end of White Clouds.

    Is the final boss Seiros transformed into a dragon? Yes, on some routes, but not on the route that I played first.

    Is Flayn a dragon/Saint Cethleann? Flayn isn't very subtle about being much older than everyone else, so as a Fire Emblem fan the natural assumption is that she's a dragon, but I thought she might be Saint Cethleann who survived into the present. It turns out that she's a dragon and Saint Cethleann. Until their paralogue I assumed that Seteth was unrelated to Flayn and that he adopted her for her protection, but it turned out that he's her dad instead. Likewise, I didn't suspect anything about Seteth being Saint Cichol until that point.

    Is Byleth's mother Rhea/related to Rhea? The idea that Rhea is Byleth's mother is dismissed fairly quickly, but Byleth's mother was an artificial human created by Rhea so I think that counts as them being related.

    Is Rhea/the Church evil? Everyone thought this, but the answer is only "sort of." Rhea is shady, but you only fight the Church on one route and Rhea is much more complicated than just being an evil religious leader.

    Was Nemesis good/demonized by Seiros? No, it turns out he's actually worse than what the Church says of him.

    Is Byleth descended from Nemesis? No; even the characters think this at first, but Byleth and Nemesis both have the Crest of Flames for a different reason.

    Is Jeralt evil/is he Thales? After Tomas turned out to be Solon and with Monica probably being Kronya, I started suspecting everyone of being secretly evil. Alois's supports with Byleth indicate that something strange is up with Jeralt, so I thought he might secretly be Thales if he's impersonating someone like his subordinates are, but it's disproven when they both showed up at the end of Chapter 9 (and, you know, Jeralt died). Thales does impersonate someone, but it wasn't Jeralt.

    Is the final boss of Azure Moon Edelgard? Yes, but I thought she would transform into a giant dragon instead of a more demonic version of her normal self.

    Incidentally, I didn't suspecting anything off about Tomas until Sothis called him suspicious. I didn't suspect anything about Jeritza either until the Death Knight showed up, and that's only because I recognized his voice (though I first I thought Patrick Seitz was just double casting). I also had some sort of theory about the Heroes' Relics being made from the goddess's bones, which wasn't quite correct but was close to the truth.

    Now it is your turn. Which of your predictions turned out to be hilariously wrong (or hilariously right)?

  13. For a review on Crest lore,


    Nemesis stole Sothis's blood to get the Crest of Flames and the Ten Elites got their Crests from the Nabateans that Nemesis killed at Zanado. Nabateans can give people their Crests via blood transfusion with seemingly no ill effects, which happened with Jeralt and the ancestors of everyone else with a Saint's Crest. Those who slither in the dark have a different procedure that usually results in the victims going insane and/or dying, which is how Lysithea got her Crests.


  14. I finished Crimson Flower two days ago, after my last college final. It was fun and I appreciated the different perspective from the other routes.


    I've been looking forward to siding with Edelgard since she turned out to be the Flame Emperor, and I was satisfied with it because fighting against every other faction made it feel like a real war. Ignatz, Annette, and Cyril were the characters spared, as were Claude, Flayn, and Seteth (Mercedes, Shamir, and Alois were spared by virtue of being recruited, and Raphael didn't show up at all).

    Maybe this is because I played Verdant Wind and Azure Moon first, but I didn't mind it being shorter than the other routes. I prefer it being short to the developers adding filler chapters, at least.

    Also here are the endings I got for the three routes:

    Verdant Wind: Byleth/Marianne, Claude/Leonie, Lorenz/Lysithea, Ignatz/Raphael (Hilda stayed single)

    Azure Moon: Byleth/Dimitri, Ashe/Ingrid, Annette/Mercedes (Dedue, Felix, and Sylvain stayed single)

    Crimson Flower: Byleth/Edelgard, Hubert/Bernadetta, Ferdinand/Dorothea, Caspar/Linhardt, Mercedes/Jeritza (Petra stayed single)

    Overall I'm glad I played the routes in the order I did (Verdant Wind, Azure Moon, Crimson Flower), because I got the big lore out of the way first and playing Crimson Flower last gave me access to Jeritza. I'll get to Silver Snow eventually but I'm taking a break for now.

    Also, I want to say that enemy Pegasus Knights are terrible and I hope I never have to see one again (though I probably will). Really, who thought it would be a good idea to give them enough strength to one round most of my units and give them enough defense to not be one shot in return?

    But while I'm waiting for Christmas, I got Doom 2016 because it was half off on the eShop. It's quite fun, and I wonder if Dimitri would like killing every last one of the demons...

  15. Killer Queen has already touched that reply button.

    Anyway I'm on the last chapter of Crimson Flower, but I'm not finishing it now because Chapter 17 took longer than expected and I have work to do. When it's done I'll finally be able to talk about Three Houses' plot in a mostly informed manner (Silver Snow aside, I'll get to that later), but at the moment I have a paper to write.

    But on a tangent, one of Edie's advice box notes says that light from the Blue Sea Star takes millions of years to reach Fódlan, as determined by astronomical research. Does this mean that Fódlan's astronomers have already determined the speed of light and stellar distances? The speed of light wasn't accurately determined in our world until 1899. Science is truly amazing...

    Rhea at the end of CF be like

  16. On 12/11/2019 at 7:09 PM, lightcosmo said:

    Doing post game content in Xenoblade 2, and was curious what a good crystal farming technique is, I remember it being mentioned somewhere but cant quite remember all the steps. Any help would be great.

    The most effective grinding method is fighting the Relentless Aruduran. But you have to work to encounter it; have you encountered the Infant Ardun in Torigoth? Hopefully you didn't kill it. It starts at level 1 and you have to feed it items until it reaches level 99, after which it grows into the Relentless Aruduran that you can fight at your liesure. Since it's a Unique Monster, you can fight it as much as you want, and performing Driver Combos on it will get you plenty of Core Crystals. This page has a list of items you can use to make it grow.

    If you happened to kill the Ardun before it grew up all the way, you're locked out of fighting the Relentless Aruduran unless you play New Game Plus, so hopefully you left it alone. In that case, you can grind Core Crystals by fighting another Unique Monster instead, though it won't be as efficient.

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