The Let's Play Archive

Digimon World 3

by GeneralYeti, giver336

Part 16: Palette Swap

Update 16: Palette Swap

So, hey, folks, you ready for the hit new sensation that is Amaterasu Server?

I hope you like this song, because that's all you're gonna be hearing for the entire update.

It's, uh. It's exactly the same as Asuka Server only someone put the colors to Night mode.

Oh, so it's nighttime in the Real World or something? So we've been officially at this game...for one day? In one day, Kite was able to beat 3/4 of the Server Leaders. Hm, I guess he's just that efficient? You hear stories of people reaching level 80 in a week in World of Warcraft.

Or is this a permanent server setting? Because that would be lame.

Also 90% of the NPCs are now Oinkmon. Well, now we know they won't have anything useful to say.

Maybe some of the pigs are smarter than the rest. Give them a chance.

Qing Long is this server's Seiryu; where Asuka Server uses the Japanese names for the Four Symbols as their town names, Amaterasu Server is gonna be using the Chinese names. Because why create a new map when you can just recolor the old ones, right?

At least it makes sense because it's just another server? But I will be angry if we're forced to do everything over again.

Well, we're in a new area, so strap in because we've got a lot of new enemies.

In East Wire Forest, where we are now:

Name: Blossomon
Level: Ultimate
Location: Amaterasu East - Wire Forest East, Wind Prarie

Drops: None

3 STR, 2 DEF, 3 SPR, 3 WIS, 3 SPD,

EXP: 168, BIT: 340

Regular Attack: No Element
Technique: None

In-game model:
Actual design:
Name: Flymon 2* (Red Color)
Level: Champion
Location: Amaterasu East - Wire Forest East, Divermon's Lake, Wind Prairie

Drops: Glasses

3 STR, 2 DEF, 3 SPR, 3 WIS, 4 SPD,

EXP: 165, BIT: 330

Regular Attack: No Element
Technique: None

These are the only two in Wire Forest East, and frankly they're both pretty pathetic. Blossomon dies to Fire and Flymon doesn't have much defense, so just whale on it with whatever. Of course, Flymon is a palette swap, so is it that surprising? Glasses, by the way, lowers the chance of missing.

Anyway, we'll be heading off towards Amaterasu City, since it's the central area. If anyone knows how to get the Digi-Egg of Knowledge, they'll probably be there.

Also, we have new enemies in West Wire Forest, too!

Name: Cherrymon
Level: Ultimate
Location: Amaterasu East - Wire Forest West
Amaterasu South - Phoenix Bay, Ether Jungle, South Cape

Drops: Recovery Crest

3 STR, 3 DEF, 3 SPR, 3 WIS, 3 SPD,

EXP: 189, BIT: 380

Regular Attack: No Element
Technique: None

Oooooo, he looks cool.
Name: Snimon
Level: Champion
Location: Amaterasu East - Wire Forest West
Amaterasu Central - Wire Forest Entrance, Plug Cape

Kicking Trees: Asuka Central - Central Park, Plug Cape, Shell Beach, Wire Forest Entrance
Asuka East - West Wire Forest

Drops: None

3 STR, 2 DEF, 3 SPR, 3 WIS, 4 SPD,

EXP: 215, BIT: 420

Regular Attack: No Element
Technique: None

Cherrymon is a jack of all trades, but weak to fire. Same treatment as Blossomon. Snimon, you can handle the same way you handle Flymon. (Basically, just treat these two as slightly upgraded enemies from the previous screen.) Recovery Crest acts like Datamon's Tech, in that it slowly lets us regain health during battle. Fun fact: Datamon had a small chance of dropping it, if you really felt like trying to get the damn thing. I didn't, because fuck fighting Datamon multiple times.

Hey, pal! What's up? You're not a pig!

Rename this update to 'Chauvinism'

Trooper: Hey, you wanna Digimon Battle with me?

Sure, why not.

Alright, so the thing you need to know about Amaterasu Server?

It doesn't pull punches. This is the state I was in after somehow making it through the fight against the Trooper; his two Dokugumon had a stupid high chance of proccing the poison effect on their regular attacks, and Sukamon has really high defenses coupled with pretty strong attacks. The regular enemies aren't really dangers yet, but they're not the 'just hit attack and wait to win' type of enemies, I actually have to use Techs against them.

All without your Counter Crest, too. Glad to see that has been removed.

(This guy was a fucker. It took me like 10 tries to beat him. I hate poison.)

10 tries? What a fucking NOOB LPer!

So, uh, the water in this area. It looks like someone spilled a lot of Kool-Aid.

It also has a new enemy for us to fight!

In-game model:
Oh my god, that is a shit-ass re-color.
Name: Ebidramon 2* (Pink Colored)
Level: Champion
Location: N/A?

Fishing: Amaterasu Central - Central Park, Plug Cape, Shell Beach, Wire Forest Entrance
Amaterasu East - West Wire Forest
Amaterasu South - South Cape
Amaterasu West - N Badland East, Pelche Oasis, S Badland

Drops: TP Chip 2

3 STR, 3 DEF, 2 SPR, 3 WIS, 3 SPD,

EXP: 240, BIT: 480 -

Regular Attack: Water Element
Technique: None

Note: Can Run Away

Don't fight this thing! It will fuck you up. I gave it a shot, and the damn thing one-shotted all of my Digimon. The 2 free TP from its drop (using it will up our TP count by two, which is damn helpful) might be tempting, but I would recommend not fighting it until much, much later. Basically, same as the rest of the fishing 'mons.

Sooo, fight this Digimon, got it. Stop being a wuss, Yeti.

Trooper: You're suspicious. Let's Digimon Battle to see who you are!

Moving along, we have another Trooper here.

All of his Digimon are Dino-type Digimon, which means that they die on account of I have Armormon (Dino Buster does double, or even triple damage to Dino-type enemies, and he hits three times with the Multi Crest) and Taomon (who has basically Blizzaga).

I'll be chopping large portions of the travel out, mainly because A) there's no NPCs for us to talk to anymore, and B) we've already SEEN ALL OF THIS SHIT. FUCK you game for padding out your fucking length by making us go through the same areas twice. (At least Leomon is replaced by... Panjyamon, a completely white version of Leomon. )

Why couldn't we have a more convenient form of fast travel? I was actually okay with this at first. Thematically different city names, some new enemies, plot is moving and a different look. It was far better than what the fetch quests had, but having to walk around everywhere again kills whatever pacing/momentum we built up.

Did...did you guys not actually draft a long story? I don't understand this.

At least something in this area is new:

Name: Antylamon
Level: Ultimate
Location: Amaterasu Central - Central Park, Shell Beach

Drops: Wind Chip

3 STR, 3 DEF, 4 SPR, 4 WIS, 2 SPD,

EXP: 220, BIT: 450

Regular Attack: No Element
Technique: Dark Elemental (Magic-Dark)

(Fun fact: this is the Virus form of Antylamon. The Data form has slightly darker skin and pants)

Name: H-Kabuterimon
Level: Mega
Location: Amaterasu Central - Central Park, Wire Forest Entrance

Kicking Trees: Asuka North - Kulon Mine

Drops: None

4 STR, 2 DEF, 3 SPR, 3 WIS, 4 SPD,

EXP: 222, BIT: 610

Regular Attack: No Element
Technique: None

Alright, remember how I said this game wasn't pulling punches? Yeah! They're throwing Megas as regular encounters now, and H-Kabuterimon deserves the title. The fucker's a bastard, with high speed and strength.

I approve of this. At least the EXP is...nice?

There are, however, prizes.

This guy won't fight us, unfortunately. Jerk.

Jerk if someone doesn't fight you. Jerk if they put up a fight. Yeti, there is no pleasing you.

I'm not entirely sure why I took this screenshot. Probably because every person in the game, bar the A.o.A people, have two parts to their name: [Description] [Name]. But this pig is just Nero. I guess even Roman emperors can play games

Cesar would have joined, but the controller was taken by Brutus

At least we've made it in to Amaterasu City, so we can relax, maybe grind a bit, and -

What's this?

Knightmon: Deleting the virus now!
Kite: He-hey wait! I'm not a virus!

Knightmon: Deleting the virus now!
Kite: It's no use. Knightmon was reprogrammed by the A.o.A! Hmm... I guess I should check out the other cities for now.


And then we're thrust into battle, even after Kite says we should go check out the other cities.

Good, he listened!

(You should really watch that video.)

(He's not joking, you really should. It's FUNNY.)




So, guys, I hope you saved! Because Knightmon is literally impossible for us to defeat. Even if he wasn't programmed to automatically block all attacks, you saw how much damage I'd do with Justice Strike, and that's a Signature Tech. That shit does damage. And it was doing 1 point of damage to Knightmon.

Oh, and you don't get a chance to, y'know, not fight Knightmon. Once you've walked up to him - since you're expecting to be able to get to Amaterasu City - the game just straight up kicks you into the impossible battle, murders you, and then boots you to the title screen.

A punch in the dick would be more polite than that.

See, the thing is? You're not supposed to head to Amaterasu City. Nowhere does it say to go anywhere else, but fuck you! Trial and error, bitch. Get wrecked by Knightmon, and only then do you realize you should be going to Qing Long City first. I mean, you could make the case that the enemies are too strong for you, but I just figured that I'd need to grind a little bit, like the game made us do the FIRST time we visited Central Park.

Anyway, be right back, grinding out a few levels in the Asuka Catacombs against Musyamon.

Wooooooow, this game just went full retard. Holy shit, the "I guess we should check the other cities" is a last-minute hint before you hit the Game Over screen. It's like Kite's sending a message to his past self.

This goddamn game.

Grinding Results:
Veemon: Lv. 32 -> Lv. 35
-Veemon unlocked Devimon Digivolution (Paildramon lv. 25, Dark 160)
-MetalGreymon Lv. 52 -> Lv. 80
--MetalGreymon learned Rising Fire (Lv. 60)
--MetalGreymon learned Giga Destroyer (Signature Tech) (Lv. 70)
--MetalGreymon can now Load Magic Missile (Lv. 80)

Monmon: Lv. 33 -> Lv. 35
-Angemon Lv. 38 -> Lv. 50
--Angemon can now Load Small Heal (Lv. 40)
--Angemon learned Mega Tornado (Lv. 45)
--Monmon unlocked MagnaAngemon Digivolution (Angemon Lv. 50)
-MagnaAngemon Lv. 1 -> Lv. 6
--MagnaAngemon learned Air Blast (Lv. 5)

Renamon: Lv. 33 -> Lv. 35
-Taomon Lv. 53 -> Lv. 80
--Taomon learned Thunder Field (Lv. 55)
--Taomon can now Load Electro Bolt (Lv. 65)
--Taomon learned Bonhitsusen (Signature Tech) (Lv. 70)
--Taomon can now Load Snowstorm (Lv. 80)
-WarGrowlmon Lv. 56 -> Lv. 60
--WarGrowlmon learned Speed Up (Lv. 60)

Alright, mainly just grinding here; MetalGreymon is inching ever closer to max level, while Veemon learned Devimon just by leveling up and hitting the Dark Resistance threshold. Monmon managed to unlock MagnaAngemon, so I'm switching for the better version of Angemon, if only so I can eventually have access to some okay Wind Techs (even if Monmon's SPR is shit). Finally, Renamon got Taomon up to 80 so I could load Snowstorm, and continued work on WarGrowlmon.

I also did a little tiny bit of training; Renamon got 5 TP worth of Defense and Spirit each, Monmon got 5 TP worth of Defense and Speed each, and Veemon got 5 TP worth of Power and Spirit each.

I found this in Divermon's Lake, where Nick was standing, while I was on my way to Qing Long. Unfortunately, there's no palette swap of Divermon, who is now ridiculously easy.

Of course...

Did we seriously fight the re-color before the base form?
Name: Ebidramon
Level: Champion
Location: Amaterasu East - Divermon's Lake, Kicking Forest

Fishing: Amaterasu East - Kicking Forest
Amaterasu South - Bulk Bridge, Tranquil Swamp, Bios Swamp, Jungle Grave, Phoenix Bay, Ether Jungle, South Cape

Drops: Water Power 2

3 STR, 3 DEF, 2 SPR, 3 WIS, 3 SPD,

EXP: 170, BIT: 340

Regular Attack: Water Element
Technique: None

This one's a little bit easier to deal with than its pink cousin.

Something I discovered while wandering through Wind Prairie: Taomon + MagnaAngemon is actually a DNA digivolution. How about that.

They combine to form Phoenixmon ([sic], real name Hououmon), who heals the entire team to full health and removes all status ailments. It does cost 200 MP, though, so use sparingly and only as a last resort.

Anyway, now that those shenanigans are out of the way, we've finally made it to Qing Long City.

Soldier: Go ahead relax in this city![sic]

Game, there's like five people in this town that aren't Oinkmon or generic shop NPCs, can you please not fuck up their dialogue?


Jesus Christ! At least Datamon was poorly programmed, but you assholes can SEE! "Herp Derp, nothing wrong with a 10 year old helping us when he isn't wearing a uniform and when the minimum age of our crime organization is 18! No sir, I see no issue with this!"

Hold the fuck up, why doesn't the Crony ID get us past the Knightmons? I mean, they're like Datamon in that they're guards, yes? And A.o.A. runs this shit, and we have their ID, so...? Someone explain this!

I do take the opportunity to upgrade Renamon and Veemon; the stat boosts aren't much, like 2-4 points a piece, but every little bit helps now that the game has decided it's gonna start shitting on me if I fuck up.

Soldier: The A.o.A's got style!

Y'know, I'm not really sure where it happened, but this game took a left turn into somewhere along the line. I mean, plot is progressing, so I guess it's good news?

Certainly better than the *NOTHING* that was going on at the start.

Soldier: I can just feel the greatness of the A.o.A.

Soldier: I wonder what the boss is going to do with them though?

Well, you all were remarkably unhelpful. Maybe the Qing Long Leader can point us in the right direction.

Kite: Qing Long Chief, where is the Digi-Egg of Knowledge?
Qing Long Chief: I don't know that either, but why are you asking? You are not one of us!
Kite: And if I'm not, what are you going to do?
Qing Long Chief: I'll capture you like the others!

Yeah, uh huh, good luck with that, chief.

Let's rumble!

First up: Deltamon vs. WarGrowlmon. The thing just looks so dumb, the first time it showed up I actually sat on the menu option and just laughed at it. Still, it dies to Ice techs pretty quickly.

I used up all my laughter on the Knightmon video.

Next up: Triceramon (with bonus candy corn horns! It's Halloween! ) vs. MetalGreymon. I don't even need Ice Techs or Dino Buster to wreck that thing, I can do it by punching it in the face real hard

Finally, uh...

Name: Kimeramon
Level: Ultimate

3 STR, 5 DEF, 1 SPR, 4 WIS, 3 SPD,

EXP: 223, BIT: 420

Regular Attack: No Element (Chance of sleep)
Technique: Dark Elemental (Magic Dark)

Kimeramon is a brick, but it's not that hard if you give it something to fight that is equally tanky. I started off with MagnaAngemon against it, but he wasn't able to do the job and so I had to switch out to WarGrowlmon. Unfortunately, Sleep is a status effect that leaves me no choice but to switch out, so MetalGreymon joined the fun and finished the dumb thing off.

Kite, no, you murdered the Qing Long Chief.

Good man.

Kite: !!! Huh?! There's something on the ground... Huh? What is this? Blue ID Pass? It might come in handy, so I'll take it with me. But no sign of the Digi-Egg of Knowledge... I wonder what's happening in the Real World...

Smash cut to the Real World! Man, this place is kinda fucked. Traffic lights are going nuts... Shouldn't the police be out in situations like this?

Ah, SHIT! Ms.Madd hacked the Traffic Lights! Quick, jack into the street lights before the bus ferrying our not-girlfriend explodes!

Computer Seiya: ...What?! What is going on?
Mail Lover Saki: Shut up! I can't hear my cell phone!
Shopper Teruko: ?! What should I do? Where's the police?!

There were five A's in her whaaaaat?! and I couldn't resist

This is literally 1 of 2 maps in the Real World

Kite: I'm not going to let the A.o.A have their way!

Short update, since I was able to cut out a lot of the wandering around heading to Qing Long City, but it's the best stopping point for now. Next time, we'll be putting that Blue ID Pass to good use and heading down to South Sector, after clearing out the rest of East Sector.