Part 41: Please Use The Game MechanicsUpdate 41: Please Use The Game Mechanics
Well, weve got nearly every sidequest checked off the list now. Theres one more that requires some pretty specific circumstances, and the reward is shit, so I may not get it done by the end, but Ill do my best.
Time to start pushing into the penultimate cave, Danaan.
Our new ally, Tiny, is joining us for this expedition.
Hes labeled as a Humanoid monster, and to be honest, I dont know if those classifications mean anything. I havent seen any weapons that do 50% more damage to Plants or anything, for example.
To reach Danaan, head west from Kasimir and cross the lilypad. Tabatha is here on Holidays, and this is the only place you can propose to her, as shes hinting here.
Tucked into the corner is a cave. Which...leads to more caves.
Theres a fork inside, and on the left is this sign, and Danaan.
If its just another monster summoner Im leaving.
: So it would seem.
: What could the Sechs possibly be up to?
: I dont know, but I plan on finding out.
: Right. Ill try to see what I can learn too.
She just turns around and leaves. Good effort, Mist.
So, welcome to Danann. Its built into the side of a mountain, so there are a lot of little mini-caves inside. Its also pretty big and weird shaped and I may have trouble explaining it through screenshots, my bad.
The first little cave leads to a few fields, as well as this hilarious fuck you wall of poison in front of the water source.
Outside again, weve got a recolor of an old rival. Meet the Arch Demon. They have powerful physical attacks and can paralyze you.
Every one of Tinys hits knocks other monsters on their ass, which is hilarious, and gave me time to down the spawner, but they are invincible while on the ground. So its not exactly optimal.
Theres a branch off to the east here, but Im going to make things simple and just run all the way north first.
This weird floating set of leaves is the next foe in Danaan, and also not a recolor! This is the amazingly named LEAFBALL. Its a caster and it spams Swordstorm.
These Swordstorms hurt, too, that was 60 damage.
I hide behind the spawner as it annihilates Tiny, and...heres the issue with the spear.
Rune Factorys hitboxes hate you. Greatly. Flicker has caused Donnel to disappear in this shot, but look at the floating spear. That did not count as a hit.
Im thinking I might just have to stick with the sword.
Time for take 2.
So, forget all that happened, welcome back to Rune Factory. This is Update 41, and were off to the penultimate cave with
Oh, the sword is so much nicer. Look at all those damage numbers.
Sure, we both got Paralyzed, but Medicate is a godsend. Danaan is quite a bit tougher than the Kasimir Ruins.
Anyway, past two forks, we finally reach the big cave over here.
It looks like another throwaway farming cave at first, but theres a nice little passage in the back.
Theres also AAAHHHHHH.
Jesus I hate this model. This is the Blood Panther! He melees you, thats about it. Sometimes he might get a crit.
Return to the weird abyss you came from, demon.
The cave eventually leads to a fork. Youre probably understanding why I was dreading trying to describe this place now. Well, heading north first, as has been the norm in this cave so far
Okay maybe now, just a little.
Heres the highest tier Ore in the game, Platinum. Its good. Not much else to say about it, its required for a lot of the best equipment.
Also Id like to note that Snaga got stuck on that corner. Id like to mention that this cave really, really loves getting monsters stuck on the geometry.
The southern path leads to actual progression in the cave.
Also, this guy, the Necro. Allegedly he can Seal you and steal your Health.
I say allegedly because he aggrod on Snaga, who was behind a rock, and Snaga couldnt get around the rock, and thus they stared at eachother for a good several seconds as I smacked down the spawner.
It was a sad fate.
Anyway, weve got a locked door here. Probably because I havent destroyed all the spawners-
: (In fact, Im sure of it! After all, people are supposed to live in harmony with the land! It seems Mist rubbed off on me more than I imagined )
Well, lets not worry about that for now. Lets just put the farming in the back of our minds. Lets check out some fire.
You can get through here dousing only one of the flames. As you can see, this is a polished speedrun of Rune Factory, on update 41.
Snaga got owned by a laser as soon as I got in here. This is egams older brother, the Little Wizard. It uses Water Laser instead of Fireball, but is otherwise the same squishy caster.
Once youre close enough here, they cant really do much to you.
This is a pretty handy crafting material.
Thats as far as I can get for now in the main path, so lets go back and investigate those two forks outside I skipped.
Since this cave is outside, you can see the different effects from the times of day, like the sunset here. Thats really cool, and I like it.
Anyway, this fork hides an upgrade to the Silver Wolf, the Hunter Wolf. Its basically just a stat upgrade of its Toros cousin, but it does hurt. A lot.
As you can see via the complete demolition of Snaga.
Aside from the spawner, though, this is a dead end.
The other fork has another Arch Demon spawner.
This was welcome, given how low I was getting on HP.
But...this is another dead end. I suppose thats all I can do in here for now, so Ill have to
...Anyway, fastforward to the next day.
Im going to need to use a Watering Can a lot soon, so Im going to grab the third tier. Thankfully, I have all this stuff just on the shelf.
54 squares is a great capacity, but theres another reason I want this. It has to do with that Charge 3.
Jean is out of the loop.
Anyway, I just bought five packs of seeds. Spinach has the shortest growing period of the fall crops, so I grabbed those. And, yes, all five packs will be necessary.
So, you might think Oh, just need to pick some patches in this cave to open that door!
Youd be wasting your time. Theres a specific set.
And theyre hidden NORTH of the fire wall!
Up in this room, theres a pool of water, which helps mitigate the annoyance factor here.
As well as five patches. Well have to use them all, unlike the Kasimir ones.
After much clearing, heres a demonstration of why I wanted this can. A fully charged use of this waters a 3x3 square, making this all go much, much faster.
Since there are no festivals for a long time, I can just sleeping bag away the days, watering on each and then repeating.
Hubris is knocking at the door.
Im sure Im not forgetting anything.
The spinach is making some decent progress.
Oh shit the good hut is almost out of food. And I dont want their FP to drop...I like my large produce
A very sorrowful orb. Ill be back, spinach.
So I bought a ton of this from Camus and shoved it in.
Now, to return to my spinach!
...You know, I think this is a good time to break. Next time well do the second half of Danaan.