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The Fire Emblem Dating and Gambling Game!

KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
edited January 21 in Singularity Engine++
All Credit To SilverWind for this delightful and informative OP
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“Hello and welcome back to the dating game! Lady Corrin you've had a little time to think about those hellos, so do you have your questions all set? Remember, you can ask any question you'd like aside from name, age, occupation, income, or whether you’re related by blood or otherwise-- good luck!”

“OK, Bachelor #1, I’ve been cooped up in a fortress my entire life. Where would you take me on our first date, and why?

“That’s easy. We’d go archery training on the remote mountains of Hoshido. That way, we’d have the place to ourselves and won’t run into any Nohrian scum.”

“Ooookay that’s nice but I’m pretty sure you’re my brother. Bachelor #2, let’s say we’ve made plans to go out, but your boss calls and tells you you’ve got to work overtime at the office instead. What do you tell him?”

“I would protest. But if he insisted I would have to go to work for the sake of the kingd—er, company. …I would make sure he didn’t follow through on any threats to kill you, though.”

“Aw, that’s really sweet of you but I’m pretty sure you’re another brother of mine, SO. Bachelor #3, tell me—if we get together, you’re not going to suddenly call me ‘sister’ in the middle of a plot scene or DLC, right?”

“…You really don’t want me answering that question, Corrin.”

“Time to choose, milady! The question is, which lucky bachelor will it be?!”

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What is Fire Emblem?

Fire Emblem is a series of games best described as “fantasy chess, where the units can smooch each other.” The newest addition to the franchise, Fire Emblem Fates, is actually three separate games, Birthright, Conquest, and Revelations (available March 10 as DLC), each telling a different path of a branching story. A staple of the FE series is how units that fight together can develop relationships, have unique 'support conversation' events, and make each other stronger in battle. And no, not all your romance options are adoptive siblings, though there are an unusually high amount of them this time around.


What’s new to Fates?
  • Phoenix mode, a difficulty where characters revive the next turn after they are killed
  • The ability to create a reloadable quicksave mid-chapter in Casual and Phoenix mode
  • Weapons no longer have usage amounts (they no longer break), and instead have different stat benefits and drawbacks
  • New classes, such as Maid, Butler, and Ninja, as well as new ways to reclass (e.g. to have a unit take on the class of their partner or selected best friend)
  • Revisions to the Pair Up system, where paired up units can either guard or attack, and enemies can now pair up as well
  • Two same sex romances (your gal can smooch a specific gal in Birthright; your guy can smooch a specific guy in Conquest; both are likewise available in Revelations)
  • My Castle, a customizable base of operations that other players can visit, battle, and create magical babies with you via wifi and StreetPass

I heard this series involves permadeath?


Yes, if you play in Classic mode, units that die in battle either die for real or are too injured to fight in the future. However, Casual and Phoenix modes are available where units revive after a chapter or after a turn, respectively.
Aside from the different modes above, you can also choose a range of difficulties, from Normal, Hard, and Lunatic.


Which version should I get?

Some people will be playing through all three versions, but if you must choose one, Nintendo recommends you choose between Birthright or Conquest. Revelations is often called the “true” path, but it apparently contains plot events that may be confusing if you haven’t played either Birthright or Conquest first.
If you want to purchase more than one version, you can save some money if you purchase the other paths as DLC from within the game:
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Yes, but which version should I get?

If you want to choose based on gameplay mechanics, here are some things to consider:
  • Birthright is the easier game; Conquest is more difficult
  • Birthright has Awakening style simpler chapter objectives (e.g. rout the enemy); Conquest has more difficult objectives and maps
  • Birthright allows grinding and you can gain experience and levels between chapters; Conquest is traditional FE and you cannot grind outside of the EXP DLC map
  • Birthright is hailed as new FE “Awakening-like”; Conquest is old-school FE

If you want to choose based on story, Birthright has you playing as the traditional ‘good guys’, defending the peaceful Kingdom of Hoshido from the invading Nohr army. In Conquest, you remain with the Kingdom of Nohr, and try to reform the corrupt country from within.

Frankly, I’d choose a side based on which siblings you find more appealing, your Hoshidan birth family, or your Nohrian adoptive one.
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Customizing Your Avatar


Once you’ve selected the version you want to start playing, you’ll get to customize your avatar (by default named Corrin). Here are some things to get you started:

Helpful Tips
  • To quickly reset your game, press L, R, and Start together.
  • My Castle rewards are terrific! To maximize the number of visit and battle points you get per My Castle visit, always: 1) Leave feedback on the castle with Felicia/Jakob/the castle attendant, 2) leave a gift with the castle lord or lady, and 3) after completing the battle, leave feedback on the fight.
  • Also to help rack up the number of My Castle points, search for castles that are "Easy Seize", which usually have stationary units and an unoccupied throne for seizure.
  • You can turn down the difficulty mid-game (but you can’t turn the difficulty back up). This will also reincarnate your dead characters if you move from Classic to Casual or Phoenix.
  • Reclassing or promoting your units no longer resets their level, so you have to choose characters’ level ups and classes more carefully, and you shouldn’t promote a unit until they reach Level 20 if possible. If a unit is past the levels where skills are acquired in a new class, it will learn the previous skills one level up at a time, starting with the lowest levelled skill. Don’t fret too much about this, as there are items that can raise a unit’s level cap (ordinarily at 40) another five levels, and you can do this all the way up to level 99.
  • There are child characters, and if you are playing a male avatar and want all the child characters, you must romance a woman who can’t romance anyone else, such as Scarlet or Flora.
  • Unfortunately, the same sex romance options lock you out of some kid characters :|

Useful References

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    Okay, so. What do you think is the weirdest starting class you can choose for Corrin? I'm about to start my Revelations playthrough and want to do something really different and out of the ordinary. I played a troubadour in birthright cause I wanted to be a maid and I played a samurai in conquest cause I...wanted Astra, I guess.

    Plz halp

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    Oni Savage, get those dragon abs

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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    P.s. I'm marrying Forrest and there's nothing you can do to stop me

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    Just make sure Leo marries a Hoshidan sibling so when you marry forest you can be making out with both your families at once

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  • TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    Made a run at Conquest 26 last night and had to reset when Silas got killed by a barbarian.

    Which I thought was odd, because dude's a Paladin and has solid Defense. Then I looked and noticed he has 37 HP. At level 18. And I promoted him at Cavalier 20. I'm not expecting Awakening levels of HP here, but really? That's only 5 more HP than Elise! You have less health than my Sorcerer Ophelia, who is 5 levels below you!

    Considering the depth of cavalry on my team, it might be time for Silas to hit the sidelines.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    HP seems like a pretty dire stat for most of the cast in fates

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    I don't get people on the sidelines or such as I take them out for a run for fun
    But some of them get eaten easily

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  • Theodore FlooseveltTheodore Floosevelt have you seen this boy? he's on TV's game of thrones!Registered User regular
    Terrendos wrote: »
    Made a run at Conquest 26 last night and had to reset when Silas got killed by a barbarian.

    Which I thought was odd, because dude's a Paladin and has solid Defense. Then I looked and noticed he has 37 HP. At level 18. And I promoted him at Cavalier 20. I'm not expecting Awakening levels of HP here, but really? That's only 5 more HP than Elise! You have less health than my Sorcerer Ophelia, who is 5 levels below you!

    Considering the depth of cavalry on my team, it might be time for Silas to hit the sidelines.

    yeah silas has been really coming through for me in the latter half of the game as xander lite, but it required an hp-boosting item

  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    I only play Fire Emblem fates on my weekends and I hate the fact I blow through the battery 3 times every weekend since I got birthright

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  • SilverWindSilverWind Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Alas, alas for my prepared OP :P

    I'll give you guys a snippet

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    Hey I mean you got something I'll put it up there and like credit the heck out of you

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  • Theodore FlooseveltTheodore Floosevelt have you seen this boy? he's on TV's game of thrones!Registered User regular
    leo lookin real mischevious. what's that dude up to

  • SilverWindSilverWind Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    If you want an outrageous looking class while still having a lot of utility, Whippy, Dark Mage (into an eventual Dark Knight) is a good pick!

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    leo lookin real mischevious. what's that dude up to

    Maybe he's pleased at his chances at the FE Dating Game, where you can ask the bachelors anything except name, age, career, income and whether you're related be it by blood or otherwise!!

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    I think going troubador/maid is already probably the most zany thing you can do with the MU

    You could try to turn them into a rally bot instead (maybe start with dark flyer seal), alt class is pegasus knight

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    OP updated with wholly original content do not steal (unless you're silverwind in which case please don't tell the police I stole your op)

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  • Theodore FlooseveltTheodore Floosevelt have you seen this boy? he's on TV's game of thrones!Registered User regular
    what is the deal with hana's little piece of hair

    is it a tear in her headband?? or is it just a weirdly shaped piece of hair???

    ???

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I'm quietly dying at the OP, thanks @SilverWind

    Also support building has reignited my love of Hisame & Hinata, they are so great and their father/son dynamic is so great


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  • Theodore FlooseveltTheodore Floosevelt have you seen this boy? he's on TV's game of thrones!Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    I think going troubador/maid is already probably the most zany thing you can do with the MU

    You could try to turn them into a rally bot instead (maybe start with dark flyer seal), alt class is pegasus knight

    mechanists are weirdos. you could be a mechanist I spose

  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    Whippy wrote: »
    Okay, so. What do you think is the weirdest starting class you can choose for Corrin? I'm about to start my Revelations playthrough and want to do something really different and out of the ordinary. I played a troubadour in birthright cause I wanted to be a maid and I played a samurai in conquest cause I...wanted Astra, I guess.

    Plz halp

    If you play a Wyvern Rider you are playing as a dragon who rides around on a dragon

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  • SilverWindSilverWind Registered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    I'm quietly dying at the OP, thanks SilverWind

    Also support building has reignited my love of Hisame & Hinata, they are so great and their father/son dynamic is so great


    I was really happy that Leo had such a hilarious official art head like that, just for you @Janson

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I might have to take a break from support-building because as much as I enjoy the character exposition, the grinding is mindnumbingly boring. I wish it was possible to replay chapters; not just the maps, but to be able to go through the story/original map setup. Although of course that would be nigh on impossible, what with half the enemies later joining your party.

    At the risk of sounding really stupid, how on earth do you change your greeting/calling card in My Castle? And choose a team, and set it to easy-seize (like I don't see the option?).

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    Terrendos wrote: »
    Made a run at Conquest 26 last night and had to reset when Silas got killed by a barbarian.

    Which I thought was odd, because dude's a Paladin and has solid Defense. Then I looked and noticed he has 37 HP. At level 18. And I promoted him at Cavalier 20. I'm not expecting Awakening levels of HP here, but really? That's only 5 more HP than Elise! You have less health than my Sorcerer Ophelia, who is 5 levels below you!

    Considering the depth of cavalry on my team, it might be time for Silas to hit the sidelines.

    the funny thing about silas is in revelations he joins as a level 18 cavalier with 39 hp. 39!

  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    Wyborn wrote: »
    Whippy wrote: »
    Okay, so. What do you think is the weirdest starting class you can choose for Corrin? I'm about to start my Revelations playthrough and want to do something really different and out of the ordinary. I played a troubadour in birthright cause I wanted to be a maid and I played a samurai in conquest cause I...wanted Astra, I guess.

    Plz halp

    If you play a Wyvern Rider you are playing as a dragon who rides around on a dragon
    What does the dragon fang animation look like if Corrin is playing a mounted unit anyway

    Does it start with your horse/dragon/bird/birdhorse just freaking out and running away

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  • TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    It just becomes the default "special" attack animation.

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  • ZenyatooZenyatoo Registered User regular
    what is the deal with hana's little piece of hair

    is it a tear in her headband?? or is it just a weirdly shaped piece of hair???

    ???

    I think it's intended to be an Ahoge. Which is sort of fitting for her character wise.

  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    So guys who should I use for my Ephraim route playthrough

    I think I want to bench Seth this time, and use Kyle or Forde or Franz, whoever turns out best, and then Gerik instead of Joshua, but after that...

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I really need to get this damn game.

    But I also really need actual, real money.

    Curse you, medical expenses.

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  • DaypigeonDaypigeon AXE COMMANDER Registered User regular
    Wyborn wrote: »
    So guys who should I use for my Ephraim route playthrough

    I think I want to bench Seth this time, and use Kyle or Forde or Franz, whoever turns out best, and then Gerik instead of Joshua, but after that...

    Duessel's got some interesting supports, though he kind of fits into the same role as Seth

    So does Knoll, but his deal is going to be more outlined by the story than hidden entirely within supports this go-round. Still, Summoners are so hilarious/busted that you should see one at some point, as well as a Wyvern Knight if you didn't get one last time, both classes have fun animation and gimmicks.

  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    summoners sound tedious and unnecessary but I've never even used one so I'm not the best judge on that

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Eh? What do summoners do?

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    they summon fodder phantoms

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    That's...new.

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  • DaypigeonDaypigeon AXE COMMANDER Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    summoners are pretty abusable if you feel like playing even slower and safer than normal, but they also let you go more aggressive than normal if you keep a single phantom alive long enough

    also their phantoms' gear is randomized so sometimes you get the hilarious Devil Axe Phantom

    at the very least their model looks...significantly better than the Druid's pointy triangle sleeves. There's not any real reason to take a Druid over a Summoner unless you need more Anima users.

    Daypigeon on
  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    druids had one of the best sprites but yeah they blow in SS

  • WybornWyborn GET EQUIPPED Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Didn't one of the secret shops have Nosferatu for sale? Really hard to say anybody who can use GBA-era Nosferatu sucks, especially with an unlimited supply

    And looking at it Luna got nerfed to shit and gone, what the H. Reducing its hit rate by half? Go to Hell!

    I'll be using Knoll anyway because I like dark magic users as a rule, they're my favorite breed of tank. I'll save some speedwings for him, it'll be hilarious.

    Dropping Ross because Gerik can probably use axes just fine after promotion. Marisa instead of Joshua. Gonna keep Colm because I'll want to steal those stat-up items early on, at least. Maybe drop Neimi... for Tethys? There were never a ton of enemy flyers that I remember so a Sniper isn't super useful, though Neimi was pretty decent (no Rebecca but who is). I'll probably use Gilliam this time. Wait, no, Amelia. Gotta make room for Eirika and Myrrh.

    So

    Eirika
    Ephraim
    Myrrh
    Knoll
    Natasha (maybe Moulder?)
    Gerik
    Marisa
    Tethys
    Amelia
    Vanessa
    Best Cavalier
    Colm

    Hm. Not a super balanced team but it should still get me to the end I think.

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    knoll has no defense and no luck(literally, his luck is 0) so he's incredibly frail and can't dodge anything. he's definitely tricky to use as anything but a summoner sitting very, very far away from anyone remotely hostile

    cormag and joshua also have new interactions on chapter 15

    you're going to have fun on ghost ship

  • DaypigeonDaypigeon AXE COMMANDER Registered User regular
    snipers are only crazy useful in the postgame stuff, so you should be ok for that (Gerik can also become a ranger if necessary)

    Knoll comes fairly late though, so you might want a mage for the early chapters

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