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Karathrax

aka Kara

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Hi;

I wanted to edit the Drake page to add the Wing Flap Attack to the attack table.  How do you insert an extra row in the table?

Thanks in advance

Allgorhythm (talk) 00:46, December 6, 2014 (UTC)Allgorhythm



No problem man. I just wanted the opinion of a pro MK player.

Zeus OfThe Aegis (talk) 18:13, June 20, 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for the wishes Kara :]


Who in their right mind deletes your Profile page Kara? IP 71.196.94.78 just did.

Restoring it, just fyi. Cheers!

PSNID: Id-in-use Pawn: Eclair 15:11, July 30, 2014 (UTC)


Hi 

I've been reading through wiki and noticed that ur quite knowledgable about DD (understatment i know) i was wandering if u could give me a few pointers about gameplay?

I bought DD:DA about a week ago and im still on a massive learning curve, from what ive read from wiki most of the good stuff (armours and weapons) are post game in BI. Am i right in assuming its best to fly through the main quest and take my time on NG+. im level 45 at the mo only opened 3 vocations. Strider Assasain and now Warrior. do i take my time first time around?


Ps sorry if it was rue of me to contact direct (if i have) *New to wiki

DemonicPre5ence (talk) 19:26, July 30, 2014 (UTC) DemonicPre5ence

Re: Unwanted edit to user page

I can apply two levels of protection to your profile & talk page.

  1. Lock it from new and unregistered users.
  2. Lock it from all users (you will be unable to edit your own page if this level of protection is applied).

Harassment and vandalism from other users is against wiki policy. Alternatively, you can report the issue to me and if the anonymous or registered user breaks this policy a ban is generally instituted.

ObsidianDraconisDragon's Dogma Admin 01:28, July 31, 2014 (UTC)

Don't mention it

Its no problem. I was new to wiki editing myself when I first joined here. You pickup a lot as you go. And source mode is your friend. Definitely compare and learn in that mode as you go to make things simpler in the long run ;)

Thanks for all the contributions you've been doing.

Brohamond (talk) 03:44, September 4, 2014 (UTC)

Source Edits

You can also use the Source tab when posting on Talk pages. In this case I clicked the Edit button beside the last post and appended a new subheading (because it relates) by using three equals signs. This should make it easier for the recipient to spot any new messages by creating an item in the TOC at the top of the Talk Page.

You can do it directly on the blank screen that comes up when clicking the "Leave Message" button by choosing the source tab then clicking the "Heading" button (giant A) from the strip above.

Just noticed that I don't see your TOC, I don't remember how I added mine, sorry. In any case, you're most welcome. Nice to see you getting your feet wet.


--BarrelHornet3 (talk) 04:04, September 4, 2014 (UTC)


Moved too blog section, new too this updating info thanks anyways


Hey Kara,  

I loved your additions to the Pawn Inclination page.  Terrific writing, thank you !

I'm on vacation right now with spotty WiFi service.  It's hard to be away from the game but someone has to keep beach resorts in business, right ?  

SphericalMass49 (talk) 02:25, September 25, 2014 (UTC)

Throwing things

Hi. The two categories Category:Holdable objects and Category:Carryable objects were supposed to be one for the things you can pick up around the world eg Barrels (two hands), and the other for things you equip from the inventory eg Throwblast (one hand).

It's not really clear from the titles but I couldn't think of better names..

Revenant Wail

Nice photo ^^

Brohamond (talk) 19:00, November 27, 2014 (UTC)


hey karathrax im a fellow xbox user by the name of angl3242 i sent you a friend request22:27, November 29, 2014 (UTC)~17ely


Hello, Kara ! 

I just wanted to send a personal "Thank you".  I FINALLY landed my first three online Ur kills on Nov. 30 with two of your pawns while employing the Strider strategy you wrote.  It was very helpful in slaying the Ur in a single round during grace.  Big ups ! 

SphericalMass49 (talk) 21:41, December 2, 2014 (UTC) (JonGGonzales1)

I've already edited my comment, but I wanted to apologize for incorrectly attributing the "Pawn Inclination" to your sole authorship.  In my mind you "wrote the book" on the subject of pawn inclinations, so it was an honest mistake ! - JonGGonzales1 SphericalMass49 (talk) 02:03, December 7, 2014 (UTC)

Hi;

Thanks for the editing advice.  I had tried the right click method previously but all I got was the context menu for the browser and not the visual editor.  Your suggestion regarding the source code was spot on.  I went to the source editor, copied and pasted an entire row to duplicate it.  Then, I went back to the visual editor and replaced the text in the duplicated row with my own.

Allgorhythm (talk) 14:43, December 7, 2014 (UTC)Allgorhythm

Help, Kara !

I created the new category "Group Stamina Curatives" but I can't seem to add the other 6 group stamina curatives.  I noticed you already added "Mushroom Potage" (there are 7 total that I'm aware of), and the other 6 are : Rousing Perfume, Rousing Incense, Finest Herb Ale, Perfect Herb Ale, Select Herb Ale, and Secret Herb Ale.  How do I add these other 6 to the category, please ? - JonGGonzales1  SphericalMass49 (talk) 05:14, December 8, 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your help with the Group Stamina Curatives !

I'm so embarrassed to have started a task and to pass on my unfinished work to you.  Thanks for bailing me out ! - JonGGonzales1  SphericalMass49 (talk) 07:26, December 8, 2014 (UTC)

Pawn vocation and build

Hey Karathrax! :)

I'm planning to start an alt next weekend, a high strength Assassin with balanced defenses (both at least 300). I have the build sort of figured out by now, but I was wondering if you could recommend me a good overall levelling pattern for the Main Pawn. I'm planning on ultimately setting my Cristina as a Fighter (or maybe I'll have to think about it some more), so I think I'd like to have a Strider or a Ranger on the alt's Pawn. Saba0th (talk) 22:04, December 8, 2014 (UTC)

Cool, thanks! I have something similar cooked up for my alt's Arisen, but with a lot more strength. :D BTW, have you seen this? Finally there will be an announcement from the Dogma team! Or the DMC team! Or someone else...

EDIT: I forgot to ask before: what would be the best set of inclinations for that pawn? --Saba0th (talk) 17:40, December 9, 2014 (UTC)

Alright, do you know how the initial questionnaire should be answered? I wouldn't want to end up with inclinaions screwed up from the beginning. Especially with a Guardian. Saba0th (talk) 00:06, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

Ok, thank's anyway, and for all that stuff. :) As far as I remember, my main GT's pawn had some effed up inclinations until I got to post-Dragon (I think it was like Guardian/Medicant/Nexus or G/Nex/Med), so as long as I don't get something stupid like Pioneer/Nexus etc., I'll have to deal with whatever I get. :P Thanks again for all your answers! --Saba0th (talk) 01:39, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

Wait, I can't make up my mind now, with this pawn's vocations. I can't decide if I want a Sorcerer or a Ranger/Strider. Is there any way to have a good balanced build for a pawn? Saba0th (talk) 00:21, December 11, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Yes, I think I might go this route for a pawn, and have a strength biased build on my alt Arisen only. Then I'll be able to set the pawn as a Sorcerer for some double-casting with my main Arisen! >:D --Saba0th (talk) 02:22, December 11, 2014 (UTC)

Alright, one last question (I'm probably lying). How much strength would a build need for it to be considered "High Strength"? I'm playing with a build for my Arisen, and this is what I wanted to use, but I'm now wondering if I couldn't drop some strength for more HP and Magick Defense.
Eg. something like this. A perfectly defensively balanced, high strength build. --Saba0th (talk) 14:40, December 11, 2014 (UTC)

The first or the second one? :P -- Saba0th (talk) 20:25, December 11, 2014 (UTC)

So there won't be too much of a difference in damage between those two builds? I figured the second one was safer, if only a tiny bit, so I wanted to go with that... Argh! Decisions, decisions... ---- Saba0th (talk) 20:50, December 11, 2014 (UTC)

Hey Kara! Another bunch of questions, this time about skills. I hope I'm not too much of a bother, I've asked you a lot recently. Ok, so, since I've decided to make Cristina a Warrior/Fighter, I'd like to ask you about some of the skills. Here it goes:

  1. Is Divine Defense any good on Fighter pawns?
  2. Are i-frame skills worth it on pawns? They don't seem to be using them to avoid damage. Or is that just a matter of training?
  3. Is it good to have an aggro-generating skill on a Warrior, or would it be better to swap it with something else?
  4. How is Pommel Bash on Warrior pawns?

And a bonus one: I've decided to join the rent club over at GameFAQs. Would it be OK if I started from Saturday (20.12), though? If so, I'll PM you with my data. (Hope you don't mind, but I've added a dividing line. Didn't want make any more mess on your talk page.) Saba0th (talk) 12:48, December 15, 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, at least now I know which skills not to use. Looks like War Cry has to go! Although I think I've already swapped it out for Whirlwind Slash... Or maybe I wanted to, but forgot to do this! Lol. Anyway, thanks for taking your time to answer all these questions, it's been of great help to me. : ) --Saba0th (talk) 15:16, December 16, 2014 (UTC)


I recently wrote an article on character building. @JonGGonzales1 who is editing it suggested that you take a look at it.  The article is not intended to provide an optimal build but more a baseline that people can use to optimize their characters. 

http://dragonsdogma.wikia.com/wiki/Maximizing_Arisen_and_Main_Pawn_Stats

I wrote it because a couple of people on the forum were spinning their wheels using the automated builder.  The main problem is they had no system so it became a whack-a-mole game.  So, I wanted to demonstrate how you could use the tool more systematically by establishing a baseline of one of the extremes.

Although I was aware that vocation had a substantial effect on character build, I, myself, focused more on having fun with the different vocations than with a mathematical approach.  However, I do understand the math.

Anyway, I would appreciate any insight you might have.  I have very thick skin so you don't have to worry about offending me.  (Not that someone who eats Ur-Ds between meals would feel the need to be hesitant. =D)

Allgorhythm (talk) 20:57, December 12, 2014 (UTC)Allgorhythm


I'm pretty much out of time today.  I won't mind it a bit if you wordsmith.  I'd already come to the conclusion that I needed to emphasize that I was creating a point of reference and not an ideal build.  The thought process is like solving a jigsaw puzzle and find an edge.  The edge I provide is the 1958 points.  There is only one way to get to the 1558 max at level 99.  That finds the edge and is the key to the methodology.  Since you're on the edge, it's a lot easier to see how you can trade off the points to get the results that you, as an individual player, want.

Anyway, I'll continue to work on it but I will not, in any way, be put off if you make significant changes to the language.  Allgorhythm (talk) 21:42, December 12, 2014 (UTC)Allgorhythm

I thought I'd start a PS3 game.  I have both the original Dragon's Dogma as well as Dark Arisen.  How long do I have to play the original before I can cash in on the Save File when I start Dark Arisen?

Thanks in advance Allgorhythm (talk) 03:22, December 16, 2014 (UTC)Allgorhythm


Thanks for capturing the missing 'N'.  I hope things are starting to get a little more structure.  I still have to address the difference between Arisen and Main Pawn since, obviously, the main pawn cannot be an Assassin.  Moreover, since the Main Pawn cannot be an Assassin, you don't get the nice clean balanced outcome you do with Arisen.  So, I was going to use this as a test case to demonstrate how players can take the result of the methodology and make the adjustments that best suit their games. Allgorhythm (talk) 14:48, December 17, 2014 (UTC)Allgorhythm

I knew at the time I started DD:DA that I should, at least, have popped in the DD disk.  Oh well, that regret pales in comparison to the regret I have for letting DD sit on the shelf for more than two years.

I have looked at the PS3 site and they do a fine job.  However, it appears to me that the topic you run is a little more relaxed and that appeals more to the gamer in me.  I play the PS3 as much as I do the XBox but I've got my PS3 games spread over a couple dozen PSN IDs. 

The 360 game will still be my main game and my PS3 game will be my 20-20 hindsight game.  I wasn't going to start the PS3 game until I had finished the 360 game (assuming that I ever get out of BBI).  However, I wanted to play @Montrealmanu's Madeleine Doppelganger on the PS3 so that's pushed my schedule up quite a bit. Allgorhythm (talk) 17:05, December 17, 2014 (UTC)Allgorhythm

Fashion Dogma

Hey Kara! : )

I'm getting bored out of my ass in the dorm, so I've decided to pester you with some more of my questions. This time it should be fun, though.

I've been trying to cook up a new outfit for Cristina (Ranger) and came up with something like this: Ancient Circlet (that one's been a staple of all my sets for some time now; interchangeable with Laurel Circlet, if debilitations are not a problem), Hard Leather Plate, Skull Belts, Gauntlets of Oblivion, Denim Hosen, Dark Over-Knee Boots (I do so love these!) and a Blasphemer's/Hellfire Cloak. And now I've been looking into some other torso armor possibilities, but can't really think of anything that would fit with the rest of the outfit. Any recommendations?

Also, I figured I could dress her up in the Mummer's Wear, just for fun. Any idea what could go well with this? Umm, preferably something more revealing. :P

And, uh, could you check if Cristina's (and thus, my Arisen's) head isn't too small? For some reason, I'm getting a feeling that it might be, even though the slider is just two points shy from the maximum size. --Saba0th (talk) 21:08, January 13, 2015 (UTC)

Eh, this game has something wrong with the sizes. It all looked good some hundred hours ago, when I also made their heads bigger. Now I'll have to make them even bigger? And about the eyes, I figured the current size suited her somewhat, but I'll see again when I get back home. Hey, actually, what's Segnbora's head size on the slider? I have her in the team, and while her head doesn't necessarily feel bigger than my girls', I'm betting it is in the Character Edit.

And, hmm, how it is that I'm sometimes coming up with the same outfits as you do, without ever seeing them? Ha, there must be some telepathy involved! ;) --Saba0th (talk) 10:52, January 14, 2015 (UTC)

You're too kind. :)

Hmm, Cristina's head size is just one step lower than Segnbora's, then. But when I get it up, it feels too large, yet when I get it back to where it was, it feels too small. :/
So her square jaw is messing with her eye size? Heh, I'll look into it, but tweaking such details is usually driving me nuts. It looks good with her lip and eye styles, together with the makeup I gave her, and I can't really bring myself to changing it (the square jaw).

Back to the actual fashion, what kinds of outfits/sets or just armor pieces would you like on a female Ranger? --Saba0th (talk) 21:59, January 14, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! I remember once putting the Dark Lorica, my usual Dark Over-Knee Boots, some clothing, a Nomad's Cape and a Dragonwing Circlet on my Arisen. For some reason this reminded me of Bat Girl, haha! :P

But like I said on the Rent Club thread, I'm a die-hard fan of the Denim Hosen - Dark Over-Knee Boots combo (usually with the Hard Leather Plate), so I'm generally trying to build my outfits around this clothing set. That, and I think Cristina looks good in black, lol. :P (Draken too!)

Ha, why do I get the feeling that she'll turn into a She-Draken before long? You know, first the Vocations, now the armor? Hehe, I only need those Str/Mag Master Rings. And some 2000 more hours of play and experience! But really, it looks like things are going in this direction. Great minds think alike, or something along these lines, eh? :P

Actually, could you tell me a one good (or bad, would be fun too)-looking piece of armor (for yellow Vocations), that I could start building an outfit around? I'm liking these kinds of challenges! :D --Saba0th (talk) 23:46, January 14, 2015 (UTC)

Okay, I've made Cristina's head and eyes larger. Please tell me it looks good now. Otherwise I'm afraid I might go OCD on these details. :/ (Edit: Forgot to sleep. she should be updated now.) Damn, sorry for pestering you. :( It looks a lot better now, than before. Thanks for your help. --Saba0th (talk) 23:27, January 17, 2015 (UTC)

Well, let's just say that, after returning home, I sort of came back to my senses and started to feel guilty for some reason. :P I'm thinking it does look much better now. But please, check it out when you can and tell me what you think. Thanks! : ) --Saba0th (talk) 12:13, January 18, 2015 (UTC)

Just another quick question: some leg clothing that looks good with the Trophy Set? I'm not too fond of the Silk Tights. -Saba0th (talk) 13:16, January 23, 2015 (UTC)

Ahaha! XD :P

Well, in theory, I'm at the age of adulthood by now (and tomorrow's my 20th birthday! :D). In theory... Yeah, right. :|

>.>

<.<

...

And the reason I hadn't been considering the Delta Guard was that damn "loincloth". Although now that I look at it, it isn't half bad. Okay, I think Cristina's got a new outfit. Only problem is, I don't know which cape should I give her. Help? :P (Alright, I know a few that would be good, namely: White Hawk's, Dignified and maybe the Lordly Cloak. But I've found out just now that the Mahogany Cape looks nice with the set, so I think that's what I'll be going with. There isn't any other similar cape, right?)

(BTW, would you perhaps have some unupgraded Trophy Boots, so as to check their base value and add it to the page? We could then put the value of the whole set on the new Trophy Armor Set page. EDIT: Oh wait, I just noticed I have them. Disregard. :P)

EDIT 2: A bit off-topic, but I'm having some doubts about Cristina's inclinations. Would it be ok if I set her up as a U/Ch/Mit/Sc or better leave her at U/C/Mit/Med? --Saba0th (talk) 12:38, January 24, 2015 (UTC)

Noooo, I knew you'd do that! That was so wrong! D:

But I'm not a native speaker, so... :P

Hmm, I still think I'll go with the Mahogany Cape, because... reasons.
Edit: But you know what? I'm not really liking this set (and the looks of Heaven's Keys for that matter). It makes my girls look fat and silly, so I'll only be leaving it on Cristina for a day, then she'll be back into her regular Abyssinal set (when I make her a Fighter for the next week) or the "Black set". --Saba0th (talk) 20:00, January 24, 2015 (UTC)

Daimon

Hey, Kara. I recently added the fire breath and possession roar to Awakened Daimon's table. Could you see if everything's all right with them? I'm not too sure about what I wrote in the Possession Roar's description (that part about pawns always getting possessed if the are not 100% resistant, that's what I remembered Ghost had written on GameFAQs). Also added some attacks for the Living Armor (not my addition, but I'm wondering if their FMS isn't just a Compass Slash. It only hits twice, afterall). Cheers and Happy Birthday, again! --Saba0th (talk) 20:43, February 24, 2015 (UTC)

Oh yeah, someone also added Daimons stats to the article, but the table might need some fixing. I'll look for some templates. Edit: Apparently, there are none. Or I'm not noticing them in the Category:Templates. --Saba0th (talk) 20:46, February 24, 2015 (UTC)

Death

Here's Draken's latest observation:  

Draken Team

Draken: A well-formed party can often fell even foes stronger than they.








I think what he's saying is that he wants you to play as a Magick Archer.

In all seriousness, Draken, once again, excels.  Months ago, I saw your 20 sec takedown of Death as a Ranger with Blast Arrows.  I was completely blown away.  I still consider it to set the standard for an elegant takedown of a full-health Death on Hard Difficulty.  

Anyway, I recently played with Segnbora and I now have Draken.  They are both exceptional and what I have learned from them has contributed to my appreciation of this great game.

Oops edited for a forgotten signature

Allgorhythm (talk) 02:08, March 23, 2015 (UTC)Allgorhythm

Thank you for the compliments! I am very fond of my pawns-- Segnbora less so than Draken. Aurelien (GT: Nezhariel) is fun, but I don't have the connection or affection for him that I do for my first.  That sounds sort of creepy and Stockholmish, but I think that if you spend a lot of time and effort on a pawn, it's understandable that one would like it, too.

Hah, Magick Archer! But... but...but... I'm too impatient to charge that bow!  >.< And... and... climbing! Ptui!

Seriously, there are two reasons I don't climb unless I absolutely have to. Once upon a time I wrecked my right wrist weaving on a loom that wasn't set up correctly (Friends don't make friends weave linen...) and, a number of years later, when I took up DD and then DD:DA, I fought the online Ur. Lots. I did hundreds of hours of online round hours. Well, there were a pair of infamous Saturdays when the online Ur was stuck at 1.7 health for 14-16 hours, despite a huge number of GF folks throwing themselves at it, myself included. I wrecked my right wrist all over again. Since then, the button mashing for 100/1000 Kisses just plain ol' hurts.

Can't do it. And that's also why I don't do more than a round or three on the online Ur these days, despite having an Arisen designed and built expressly for that purpose-- Segnbora's master. 

Karathrax (talk) 22:10, March 26, 2015 (UTC)

(see, I forget signatures, too)

The charging time is bad.  What I find the biggest disadvantage is the absence of proper aiming.  I got really comfortable with a bow in Two Worlds.  You had a plethora of weapons to choose from but with a bow, you could shoot and move and take out opponents that overpowered you from a distance.  Damage was greatly increased for headshots so accuracy was paramount.  Rangers, Assassins, and Striders all have proper aim.  I would have preferred the same for, at least, the core shooting of MA.  The Ricochet Hunters are very useful, though, for clearing out the riff-raff so you can concentrate on the significant fights which, except for Death, I tend to fight exclusively with daggers.

I would have gone to Assassin with daggers and bow primarily but I started taking all the Badges of Vows pictures.  The badges tend to be in dark places to begin with and, if there were pictures at all, quite a lot of them were so dark they were barely visible.  So, I light up the area with Magick Radiance so they show up a lot better.

I can understand your hand issue.  I have osteoarthritis in mine and can no longer devote the time I used to with mindless shoot-'em-ups.   I guess the Ur-D battle lasts a little longer than Daimon.  I understand the Ur-D has quite a few hearts to slash.

Victory

Segnbora: Arisen, I'll remember the time we spent together.







Speaking of long charge times, I'm trying to get a better understanding of Sorcerers.  That's why I picked Segnbora up.  I saw she had High Fulmination equipped and I'll be doing a High Fulmination test.  Nei and Ellia (Allie's sister) are set up with only High Fulmination equipped and I'm curious what spells Segnbora will choose.  Anyway, sparks will fly.  BTW, Segnbora's dialog above is not as cheesy as the game's translation makes it out to be.


Allgorhythm (talk) 14:31, March 27, 2015 (UTC)Allgorhythm

Hello Kara,

I've been very disturbed lately by the undignified comments directed by "a certain user", and it's taken a great deal of restraint for me to resist the urge to denouce him.  Such comments are a blight on the supportive community we all wish to nurture.

Since Obsidan Draconis appears to be an admin in absentia, unavailable or unwilling to take action, I'd suggest that the best response to a troll may be to avoid engagement and simply ignore his posts.

In solidarity, 

SphericalMass49 (talk) 16:56, March 30, 2015 (UTC)

Last time I reported the user to ObsidianDraconis, he did take action. He's likely busy. Now I reported "that guy" again. I believe the user's behavior warrants a ban, and a severe at that. But it's up to our admin to decide.

Really, the guy reminds me of this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=22dNz4s9JME.

Sorry you have to deal with this crap, Kara. --Saba0th (talk) 18:52, March 30, 2015 (UTC)

I am a bad person-- his responses are absolutely and totally predictable, and he's jumped exactly as high as I've wanted him to do.   >:D  It is cruel, but funny to see someone embarrass themselves this way, but the only thing to blame is his immaturity and self-control; there is nothing making him look bad other than his own actions.

I'll lose interest when I get up to make myself another cup of iced coffee.  And keep in mind that once he goes away, he'll be completely forgotten an hour after his last post.

Karathrax (talk) 19:05, March 30, 2015 (UTC)

I see what you mean about the 1,000 Kisses button mashing.  There's a big difference between taking Daimon out with 1,000 Kisses and doing it for almost ten minutes with Ur-D.  The time I concentrated on only one heart was murder.  To add insult to injury I didn't even destroy the heart and I exceeded the damage cap.  I think I'll defer the energetic approaches to Grace and use less vigorous approaches to chipping away at the regular Ur-D.

BTW, I had Tanit for a very long time.  I didn't want to release her while I was having all the bad connection errors.  Things finally settled down--I released both Tanit and nakina and took the plunge to meet the  Seneschal and finish the game or rather the first playthrough since you never finish the game.

And I almost forgot the signature again Allgorhythm (talk) 16:40, April 17, 2015 (UTC)Allgorhythm

Congratulations on your 500th Online Ur-Dragon Kill

This accomplishment is astounding.  It means that you have fought and beaten more than two thirds of the Ur-Dragon generations that have appeared.  This is truly impressive!

Allgorhythm (talk) 00:57, May 10, 2015 (UTC)Allgorhythm

Thank you!  501 now, I sneaked into Lament at the last possible moment, having come home just in time from the grocery store, hahah!

Believe me, I know how difficult it is.  I have fought each of the 12 consecutive generations beginning with generation 708 but have managed only 4 formal kills.  Generation 708 gave me the Messiah achievement but I lost connection as the game was accessing the server.  So, although I got the achievement and all the high quality rewards, I did not register a formal kill.  Of the 11 generations since then, it was my intent to fight each Ur-Dragon in Grace.  Counting 719, I have only managed to do it four out of the eleven opportunities.  In short, I find what you have done to be phenomenal.

BTW, I killed 719 pre-Grace and that was cool.  After just missing 718's Grace, I fought 719 non-stop from full-health to zero health.

Allgorhythm (talk) 02:26, May 10, 2015 (UTC)Allgorhythm

Character Creation

I'm getting OCD over character creation again. :P

I realised I don't really like how my main Arisen looks, so I went into Character Edit and blah blah blah... After I made my main account's Arisen taller (only one notch from the middle of the slider), I'm thinking her head looks too small now. This gives the perception of the body being improportionately large. The weird thing is, that she's now just as tall as my alt Arisen (and Yusaris, too), with whom I don't have that problem at all. Head size settings are the same for both of them: one notch lower than the max value.

I don't know why it feels this way. Is this just a matter of getting used to? --Saba0th (talk) 23:47, May 10, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I don't think it's the armor, since I'm pretty sure I was getting the same impression even when I took it off. I also remembered about that one proportion, though I only ever checked it by sight.

That bit of a perfectionist is not giving me rest, so I guess I'll take a ruler or something and measure that up. But who knows, it might all start to look normal when I check it again today. If nothing can be done about that, then I guess I'll just revert to her previous height (which is the same as Cristina's). Gah, gotta hate it when games do that! >_< --Saba0th (talk) 08:02, May 11, 2015 (UTC)

Okay, I took a piece of paper, marked both the head and torso lengths on the Status screen, then measured the head with a ruler. On my zoom level, the head was about 6cm long. The torso was about 15 cm long measured from collarbone to pubic symphsis (is that correct?). Measured against it, the head fit exactly 2 1/2 times. If this is correct, then my mind must be playing tricks on me. Should I seek a doctor now? XD --Saba0th (talk) 19:44, May 11, 2015 (UTC)

Re: What do you think?

http://dragonsdogma.wikia.com/wiki/Bitterblack_Isle_Beginner_Strategies#WikiaArticleComments I think it should be a personal blog entry - that's how it reads.

I haven't read the whole thing - but it seems way too detailed and prescriptive.

XuEn (talk) 03:40, June 19, 2015 (UTC)

Re : Perfect Block technique description

Hi Kara, It's been awhile. I hope you've been well.

I understand that it's not necessary to hold the shield in guard position prior to executing the Perfect Block itself.

I was trying to articulate my specific technique I used in the video. 

Perfect Blocking, for me, is the single most difficult skill to master in DD. I still think I suck at it. Most players probably suck at it.

I feel this is partly because I feel no one has taken the time to adequately demonstrate proper Perfect Blocking technique on film. I even asked Ghost of Kirin to do it, but he demurred.

How does one Perfect Block Condemned Gorecyclops attacks ? Can Cursed Dragon breath be Perfect Blocked? What is the correct timing against enemy spells ? No one has put this information out there.

So I'm going to try to do it.

In trying to hone my technique, I found that I occassionally timed the block late and would get damaged by the incoming attack.

To mitigate my late timing, I found that "pre-blocking" and then quickly releasing and re-pressing at the moment of impact made my window of vulnerability much smaller.

Is that correct ? It feels like it.

As always I defer to your expertise in this game, Kara.

But what I described was in fact the exact technique I used in the video. I can qualify the technique in the description that the "pre-blocking" is not necessary, but it's a technique that makes Perfect Blocks easier for me. And most importantly, I think it can help other players.

I know it's not "textbook", but I think the pre-blocking technique is worth mentioning to people and they can decide for themselves if it works for them. At least let's put the idea out there for discussion and debate ?

I'll await your feedback before I re-post the video and write the description.

Respectfully,

Jon Gonzales, SphericalMass49 (talk) 04:21, January 17, 2016 (UTC)

OK I got your message, Kara and I'm glad you understand my point.

Your opinion matters a great deal to me.

I'll take your suggestion and post the video accordingly.

Yours, 

Jon Gonzales aka SphericalMass49 (talk) 06:22, January 17, 2016 (UTC)

Pawn built amd Fashion Dogma

Pawn Built-Well,I just want to ask about Pawn Built.I ask this question at Ranger but no one answered!So,I just ask you,I raised my Pawn's built from,  

Mage(Lv.1-Lv.10)>Strider(Lv.10-Lv.60)>Warrior(Lv.60-Lv.110)>Sorcerer(Lv.110>Lv.180)>Ranger(Lv.180-Lv.200)

And end up with

Primary Stat-HP(4670)-ST(3250)

Offensive Stat-Strength(2700[550])-Magick(940[520])

Defensive Stat-Def(514)-MDef(314)

Knowledge:All 3 Star

And all of the stat was added with equipment stat.

Fashion Dogma-I'm getting bored with my Arisen and Pawn's Equipment.Can you give me a list of equipment that's give good looking for my Arisen and Pawn?Their equipment is

Arisen-She is Ranger though,so her equipment is Laurel Circlet(I don't like Head Armor that covered my Arisen and Pawn's face[Because I spend 2 Hour to create their beautiful face]) Dark Lorica,Assassin's Armguards,Hunter's Shirt and Royal Cuisses.Oh,and her cape is Direwolf Cape(I love that Icy look and what's more,Ice is my favorite element)and Dragon's Glaze and Helmbarte Daggers is her weapon.

Main Pawn-She is a Sorcerer right now,so her equipment is Adept's Hat,Mantle and Robe with Patterned Gambeson,Dragonroar and Dragonwing gloves and boots.Hallowed Dragon is her weapon and Ancient Cape is her shoulder armor.

I'll wait for your answer.

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