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  1. Tatiana and Forsythe
  2. DIDN'T NEED HIM ANYWAYS actually I was about to pick him Clair and Boey even though he's the worst D:
  3. Time for what I could never get away with in a Gaiden Draft: Palla and Catria
  4. goin' with my lord and Saber
  5. Nice video once again. It's just a shame you're playing the Genny version since you miss out on like the BEST SONG:
  6. I'm really glad you're doing a playthrough of this. A lot of older sports games go forgotten, but this one helped define the era so it's really cool seeing it in action again. It's also a lot funnier as a 25 year old than it was as a 5 year old. The run is looking pretty solid so far even if weaker opponents make things a little easier. Are you trying to prove you can play every genre of game on your Youtube or something? :P
  7. As others have said you can just clear all of the other enemies in a chapter then just have a thief attack your healer until you're happy with their level. I suggest not bothering with leveling them, though. Magic users can't promote until you get a bishop ring very late in the game, and all of the unpromoted healers just have awful bases and growths across the table. Just stick with Wendel and Boah as your primary healers since they actually have stats and combat much, much earlier in the game and actually have comparable or better stats than a promoted healer. If you feel like promoting any magic users just use Merric since he actually has good stats and you don't have to mess around to level him up.
  8. I posted this in a duplicate thread: Whether this is some sort of a ban on rooted users or not seems speculative at this point. I have been told that bans of that nature are not an uncommon practice, but other than that there is no evidence that this is intentional. I agree with FangXV that the random nature of the error at least suggests that it is an actual error and not some sort of ban for certain users or devices so I remain optimistic. Either way, I think the most important takeaway from all of this is to link your account to keep your data safe from things like this happening.
  9. Currently, there is a nasty thing called communications error 803-3001 going around, and once it hits you will not be able to play your game, and your data may be compromised. You may have to delete your game and/or data, re-download and start from scratch. However, you can recover your data if your account is linked to Nintendo. Apparently this is especially likely to hit rooted devices or emulators. If you are running your game on anything like that, I advise that you link your Nintendo account to it if possible as a precaution. Even if you're on a "normal" device, you still should consider linking your account since this error is still possible even if it's less likely. There is a chance that this error gets fixed in the future and everything is fine, but again I recommend being cautious and linking your account. It's a hassle, but believe me: even if you end up having to re-download the game, at least you still have the option to. I have multiple 5*s after only a couple hours and my account is in complete limbo until things either get fixed or I give up and restart. The best write-up I could find on the topic: Have fun, but be careful!
  10. These are rationalizations for poor map design then reasons why the map designs are great. Sure, Gaiden works as a game, but it's much more in spite of its map design than because of it. There are just too many maps that are just have way too much going on in them (Celica chapters 3/4) and maps that have nothing going on at all (most Alm maps) to say that they are beneficial to gameplay. Having large open spaces does not add any interesting to the game like putting chokepoints at a premium. It just means that you park your best 1-2 units out in front while most of your utility units get to barely do anything or flat out go run and hide because the entire map is a frontline.
  11. Easy mode isn't necessary but it makes the game more enjoyable. Basically you don't need to grind no matter what mode you play, but if you prefer to have a larger team and not only use the higher-tier units (think pegasus knights, Thundersword!Cliff, Saber), you're going to want to do easy mode. I don't think Very Easy mode is really necessary unless you're a beginner to the series.
  12. Also keep in mind this game uses the promotion item system of the GBA games, NOT like Shadow Dragon. You will need the Hero's Crest for Mercenaries, Knight's Crest for Cavaliers (armors can't promote), dragon's whip for pegasus, orion's bolt for archers, and bishop's ring for mages/clerics. This normally isn't a big deal, but promotion items are incredibly spread out in this game. The first promotion item is a hero's crest that appears in chapter 10, then a knight's crest and orion's bolt a few chapters later. The problem is, the bishop ring and dragon's whip don't appear until Tiki's map, so don't count on promoting people like Merric or Caeda until very late in the game. If you want a sage and dragon knight at a reasonable time, you should look towards Wendell and Minerva (use a speed ring on her) since they are some of the better units in the game anyway. A few of the characters are also a bit different aside from the promotion thing. Don't bother leveling up the healers since they need to be attacked to level up and are worse than Wendell, Boah, and Merric (excaliber to locked to him this game.) The axes users are kinda worse in this game since axes are heavy and can't promote. Still, they do have really good defense growths to help compensate, and Barts in particular grows to be an okay unit. Wolf and Sedgar lose their insane growths and once again can't promote. Sedgar is really only good for helping vs dragon knights but Wolf might be the best bow user in the game unless you're really patient with Gohdin. Xane copies a unit's current HP in this game so he's effectively a double of your strongest unit. Very handy unit to have around. Experience point gain is flat this time around, so prepromotes with good growths and mediocre bases like Astram and Midia are quite a bit better than in the DS game. That's all I can remember for now. That should be plenty to get you started towards building a team heheh.
  13. I don't think you can really do it in a normal playthrough without grinding or on easy mode. The Grey pictured was done in a normal mode without grinding, but he probably killed the majority of units in both Alm and Celica route of chapter 3, which is a far from normal playthrough.
  14. While Gaiden's status screen would give that impression, oddly enough physical attacks will use the boosted power stat while magic attacks only use a character's base power.