September102014
August282014
morphoskyvgamestuff:

bishopmyers:

morphoskyvgamestuff:

Having ridiculous speed stats and using the evade reaction make Auria near impossible to hit. It’s like the first time ever I focus on speed in any game ever, because dodging the attacks is actually POSSIBLE.
I’m also trying to complete the Arena, but the avatars are kinda impossible to defeat if they cast Regeneration and have two consecutive turns.

Ah, yes, the Shadow Avatars are brutal! If you’ve picked up Auria’s Final Awakening, Perdition, it can help a lot due to the enormous damage output. Rend to Sorrows can also poison them and offset most of the regeneration.
EDIT: If all else fails, there’s also the Diamond Diadem, although there’s a very small window in which you can potentially afford it and it requires you to be an exceptionally bad person.

I started another new cycle, after getting the Relinquish ending, and I’m planning on maybe “leveling up” a little bit more before attacking the Shadow Avatars. I still don’t have Perdition, though, but I’m back at level 24 for now. Thanks for the tips!

If I recall correctly, you get Perdition by finding the four sigils and taking them to Yomi. The two tricky ones are in the Contention Core and the new location in the Remission main quest, both of which are missable.

morphoskyvgamestuff:

bishopmyers:

morphoskyvgamestuff:

Having ridiculous speed stats and using the evade reaction make Auria near impossible to hit. It’s like the first time ever I focus on speed in any game ever, because dodging the attacks is actually POSSIBLE.

I’m also trying to complete the Arena, but the avatars are kinda impossible to defeat if they cast Regeneration and have two consecutive turns.

Ah, yes, the Shadow Avatars are brutal! If you’ve picked up Auria’s Final Awakening, Perdition, it can help a lot due to the enormous damage output. Rend to Sorrows can also poison them and offset most of the regeneration.

EDIT: If all else fails, there’s also the Diamond Diadem, although there’s a very small window in which you can potentially afford it and it requires you to be an exceptionally bad person.

I started another new cycle, after getting the Relinquish ending, and I’m planning on maybe “leveling up” a little bit more before attacking the Shadow Avatars. I still don’t have Perdition, though, but I’m back at level 24 for now. Thanks for the tips!

If I recall correctly, you get Perdition by finding the four sigils and taking them to Yomi. The two tricky ones are in the Contention Core and the new location in the Remission main quest, both of which are missable.

August272014
morphoskyvgamestuff:

Having ridiculous speed stats and using the evade reaction make Auria near impossible to hit. It’s like the first time ever I focus on speed in any game ever, because dodging the attacks is actually POSSIBLE.
I’m also trying to complete the Arena, but the avatars are kinda impossible to defeat if they cast Regeneration and have two consecutive turns.

Ah, yes, the Shadow Avatars are brutal! If you’ve picked up Auria’s Final Awakening, Perdition, it can help a lot due to the enormous damage output. Rend to Sorrows can also poison them and offset most of the regeneration.
EDIT: If all else fails, there’s also the Diamond Diadem, although there’s a very small window in which you can potentially afford it and it requires you to be an exceptionally bad person.

morphoskyvgamestuff:

Having ridiculous speed stats and using the evade reaction make Auria near impossible to hit. It’s like the first time ever I focus on speed in any game ever, because dodging the attacks is actually POSSIBLE.

I’m also trying to complete the Arena, but the avatars are kinda impossible to defeat if they cast Regeneration and have two consecutive turns.

Ah, yes, the Shadow Avatars are brutal! If you’ve picked up Auria’s Final Awakening, Perdition, it can help a lot due to the enormous damage output. Rend to Sorrows can also poison them and offset most of the regeneration.

EDIT: If all else fails, there’s also the Diamond Diadem, although there’s a very small window in which you can potentially afford it and it requires you to be an exceptionally bad person.

6PM

Awakening Wednesday: Relationships and Gameplay

(Cross-posted from the Project BC blog)

The topic this week is relationships and how they relate to gameplay.

Although you play as Dakura by default in Vacant Sky Awakening, events marked with the heraldry of another character allow you to change to that character’s perspective and make decisions as that character.

 Sarian icon

Sarian event icon

Decisions made while controlling another character affect how that character develops and interacts with others in the future, even when you’re not controlling them. In addition, the decisions you make while controlling other characters determines what skills they will learn. However, the most important use of character events is deciding who that character will spend their time with.

Most character spaces provide an opportunity to spend the event with someone else. This boosts the relationship between the two of them, which is crucial because…

In Vacant Sky Awakening, there are no levels or experience points.

relationship_system

Each pair of characters has a bidirectional relationship. The strength and nature of that relationship dictates how well those two characters perform together in battle. Each relationship confers certain benefits upon the people in it as long as both people are in battle together. After all, success in battle isn’t all about how talented you are as a fighter, but how well you work together with your allies.

Thus, the most effective team is often the one with the strongest relationships. Although characters who join you later in the game, like Naora, have powerful stats and abilities, you might want to consider visiting character spaces and hanging out with them to help them get to know the rest of your team better before chucking them into battle.

As a result, choosing how to spend your character events is an important decision. Do you want to bolster one relationship in particular? If so, you could spend all of Korelli’s events with Sarian and all of Sarian’s with Korelli, which will make them a powerful team, but you’ll be in trouble if you ever need to swap one of them out of the party. In addition, you might decide to hold off on using your character events until new party members have joined so that you can work better with them instead.

One of the primary goals of Vacant Sky Awakening is to make it a role-playing game in the purest sense of the word. Not only do you make decisions as Dakura, but you also direct the decision-making, growth, and relationships of everyone in the party. We’re putting a lot of work into making these choices an intrinsic and personal aspect of the game and hope that you enjoy seeing how it plays out!

3PM

morphoskyvgamestuff:

I got two different bad endings! Man, I’m good at this. And of course, Weapon is there to sass me each time. God I hate him.

-Resurrection

-Resignation

Now I’ll go sell someone into slavery, and maybe I’ll accept a side-quest that probably involves killing innocent people.

3PM
August242014

auntmorphriska:

bishopmyers:

auntmorphriska:

I’ve finished Vacant Sky Act II+ and I really enjoyed it!

The story/world/concepts and characters are super interesting and compelling, you’ll have moral choices to take, you can travel to cool places at some point, you can give gifts, feed the cats, etc.

The battle system was also pretty nice, there are a lot of options and that’s something I like in rpgs. The fights aren’t too easy nor too though. The graphics and the art are nice. The music is great.

Spoiler stuff under

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Hurray, thanks for playing! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I hope you didn’t run into too many bugs. Act II+ is kind of a bloated mess and was really tough to debug because of the sheer volume of choices.

Out of curiosity, what route did you take through the story and which ending did you get? There are a few different ways Act II+ can turn out.

I didn’t know there are multiple endings. I’ll check that!

I think I took the “please, don’t kill people” route, because each time I was asked to maybe kill someone, I chose to not, and I’ll elaborate under the read more

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Ahhh, so it sounds like you wound up on the canon route! There are actually a fair few decisions you made that you weren’t aware of since they’re not presented explicitly. Next time you play Act II+, for instance, try recruiting Vel last. You might be surprised what a difference that makes.

(Also, you were close: It’s Halo Locks.)

August232014

auntmorphriska:

I’ve finished Vacant Sky Act II+ and I really enjoyed it!

The story/world/concepts and characters are super interesting and compelling, you’ll have moral choices to take, you can travel to cool places at some point, you can give gifts, feed the cats, etc.

The battle system was also pretty nice, there are a lot of options and that’s something I like in rpgs. The fights aren’t too easy nor too though. The graphics and the art are nice. The music is great.

Spoiler stuff under

Read More

Hurray, thanks for playing! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I hope you didn’t run into too many bugs. Act II+ is kind of a bloated mess and was really tough to debug because of the sheer volume of choices.

Out of curiosity, what route did you take through the story and which ending did you get? There are a few different ways Act II+ can turn out.

8PM
And here’s a still that’s not potato quality. Pretty much my takeaway from working on Dakura is that we need to deck out all of our characters with gold jewelry from now on.

And here’s a still that’s not potato quality. Pretty much my takeaway from working on Dakura is that we need to deck out all of our characters with gold jewelry from now on.

8PM

morphoskyvgamestuff:

READY TO PARTY.

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