Story of Seasons Stuff
RF4 Resources (READ BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS)
>[NOTICE: The recipe for the "OP wand" is incorrect. The correct order is Dragon Bones, then Rainbow Waterpot.]
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny FAQ
Marvelous AQL made the Bokujo Monogatari series, localized in the west as Harvest Moon until Bokujo Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi, which will be published by XSeed games as Story of Seasons.
Natsume owns the name Harvest Moon and made Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, which is unrelated to Bokujou Monogatari.
Forbidden Magna has been released in North America, Europe, and Australia as "Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven".
Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is scheduled to be released in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale is scheduled to be released in North America in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Story Of Seasons's EU release will be on the first quarter of 2016
My best save is at level 50, there is not much to do beyond this level.
Colliseum is postgame material, you get it as a request from Jocelyn, you can fight bosses from the game there again (and you can fight Frontier's Green Ruins boss, felt nice). You have several challenges in it, from easiest (fighting off waves of normal mobs) and up with bosses. I don't remember exactly, been a while since I did it.
Nah, I'm at a far lower level at present. Most good RPGs have a challenge mode that makes use of a maxed out level. I'm wondering if Tides does as well.
What's the level cap?
What's the difference between recipe bread and recipe bread +?
You'll eventually get to a point where the only way to unlock the last crafting recipes is through grinding the +breads.
And then they have no use.
But by the point where you get them all, you'll likely never want to see a Farming Bread+ ever again.
>start up RFF
>what the fuck am I listening to
>get hoe, and also tools for farming
>terrible noise from wiimote (even though it's off?) with no way to turn it off in options
Starting out great!
No. I'm saying that the song that they used for the OP isn't as good as the song featured in the trailers of the game.
The one I posted is the trailer music for tides/oceans and it isn't actually in the game.
Post comfy RF/HM music
Courtesy of our lovely drawfriend.
Tried to draw Dolce in a halloween costume to keep up with the times.
Maybe I'll clean it up a bit tomorrow.
It's the dress' cut being low and all, I didn't really give her that much volume. Also it might seem bigger because her default outfit is all covered up
Thanks to you as well!
Anyone know what kind of technique is used in this pic?
>drawfriends accept RF4 requests
>SoS/HM requests are ignored
what did we do to gain your ire
What about those great Ellie and Elise drawings?
Hey bud I got my request once, just ask it nicely and B patient.
Yeah, my waifu is not a popular choice, but it's been 5 generals already and drawfriends either never read my post or flat-out ignored it. Never an update.
I feel so lifeless right now.
had another one to go with this but I don't think I'll be able to post it tonight.
glad to see my old work getting posted
I don't know if I like where this thread is going.
> mfw seeing this thread every day while browsing /vg/
> mfw 3DS broke months ago
> mfw I still can't afford to repair it
> mfw want to play SoS or RF4
or MH or Sm4sh
> mfw playing any old HM or RF just makes me miss the 3DS ones even more
H-how has your summer/fall been, /rfhmg/?
Lazy spring, been waiting to start work but routine criminal history check is taking fucking forever, I'm getting bored of NEET life and want money for more vidya.
Kinda the same situation RF4 just lazy days.
>unlock Rune Prana
>can't be fucked doing it
>take a year to get to through each level
>rather be farming and getting giant crops
at Rune Prana 5 right now
Spring was interesting, got hired for a job that wanted to send me to a 2 month training in Memphis (I live in Oregon), it was paid and only 2 months so I went for it, training was fucking useless since my college actually taught me how to program already, but whatever it was paid.
I get back and work at my home location for like a month before they want to send me to Nashville, and while I liked visiting Tennessee like hell I was gonna live there, so I told them to fuck off and have been NEET since.
Running a bit low on cash so looking for something else to get some more money while I contemplate a career change, cause both programming jobs I have had thus far have been shit even though I like doing it as a hobby. Been getting like no bites though so it is slow going.
Want to buy SoS, but also don't want to pay full price for it especially with my current cash situation, maybe I can leverage getting it for Chirstmas from my family if I can wait that long.
>tfw summer is 2 months
>tfw you saved enough not to do summer work
>tfw road trips with mates and getting pissed at the beach
Best season in real life but not RF/HM that belongs to autumn
You don't know fast until you get rocket boots
Going back to RF4 from SoS is so refreshing
>you are now imagining Selphy singing this song while she happily reads a book
Done with the Iris request
now anon you can stop making pity posts
Well you've sated him, but there's still that "Milf Pico" guy out there too, dudes thirsty for that one.
Dat Iris tho, I'm a fan. She's the one I waifu'd in that game too because GLOW
I'd like that list above, except I don't hate Doug that much
(and I'm no doug for you anon), so he'd be tamed by the Shoe, and Frey and Lest would be married.
Also, Lumie hooks up with Bado, and maybe Blossom could find love again with Volkanon.
>Rune Factory is called "a fantasy Harvest Moon"
>Harvest Moon is already a fantasy game
Nah, HM is set in a contemporary world with some fantasy elements. It's like how Star Wars is arguably scifi but has fantasy elements.
RF is a full blown fantasy with dragons, fairies, magic, monsters, etc.
Yes they do.
I read that "no no no..." in Shoe's voice.
Happy Halloween /rfhmg/.
Oh joy, event gaming copypaste time again.
Because one wasn't enough to torture you, event management is a double-dicking by TWO RNG rolls: the first one rolls which day in the future an event takes place and is done at least 1 day in advance, and the second rolls at 6 AM on that day to determine the specific event that takes place. A day that's designated as an event day WILL roll an event, so it's that first roll that's really the worst of it.
The way I've managed it as of late is to wait until the end of a festival day or event to get clearance, set the critters to handle the fields, round up people in events I'm hoping to see, saving and then doing several repetitions of sleeping for a week and resetting and taking note of when people tend to leave the most. Play up to within 2 days of that earlest event day, save and then sleep+reset through until the event you desire triggers on that day.
I'm glad to add another reverse-mermaid supporter to the fold.
I'm confused. Is that saying the top row is "god tier" and the lower one is the "shit tier no waifu," or are all of them in the god tier and no waifu (or not waifuing) is in the shit tier?
The answer is clear anyways, so I agree there is no room for a 'debate'.
Excellent taste friend
That is one strange...whatever that is that Amber's holding. The top looks like a jar stopper, but the shape and coloring makes me think of those carrot confections
Friendly reminder that all of the MC's children in RF4 are Amber's.
Methinks it's a weird shaped squeeze bottle; the one you use for sauces and vinaigrette for salad dressing. Quite common in salons for use in applying dye.
It's just what the honey bottles look in RF4 for some reason.
Sort of, but they just have a slight fillet leading to a flat bottom, they don't go full point. I'm just wondering why the artist didn't think to themselves "Hmmm, a bottle with a pointed bottom? Am I sure about this?"
>lest catches his waifu being violated by amber
>he tries to do something about it but she merely points behind him while still ovipositor-deep in his spouse
>alas, it was too late and another amber was already upon him; everyone in town met a similar fate, none being spared from the debauchery
doug predicted the end of the world all along
So I've played a lot of HM games (only haven't played Save the Homeland, Hero of Leaf Valley, Grand Bazaar, and Tale of Two Towns)
But I've only played RF4 and RFF (and didn't play much Frontier because Runey system was terrible).
What other RF games are high quality? Best waifus? Best mechanics?
RF1 is somewhat dated and limited in the waifuing. RF2 is kinda slow due to story reasons.
Oceans is more like a standard RPG than a RF game due to no real farming. The combat is neat at first, but gets old quickly. Good waifus though.
I hate emulating Wii games, personally, and I already own it.
The Runeys were godawful, I don't understand why they even added them.
Maybe I'll do it, though. I never got to really see the results of marriage to Uzuki or Cinnamon because of those Runeys.
>TFW finally unlocked levelizer recipe, have a literal fuckton of ingredients and dudes that once scarfed hundreds of items to tame are now rolling over with a handful
>TFW fantasizing over and over about literally nuking Leon and half the town in the next Buddy Battle
Keep at it Anon and keep doing the requests, your misery now makes victory all the sweeter.
Fuck, I didn't know this. I just looked it up and it's so simple too.
Time to play Frontier for the first time. Is Rosetta still best girl?
Well, you can't build bee boxes on your farm, you have to rent them. It's pretty terrible.
I really went into RFF sure I was gonna marry Rosetta. I spent like 80% of playing through the game thinking I was gonna waifu Rosetta.
I ended up marrying Annnette.
She really delivered
>not growing a
20x20forest on the farmland Eda passes down to you.
Here are some:
>some things you know about past games doesn't apply on SoS (selling crops, buying stuff, stamina management and recovery, etc.)
>last two trade countries are a grind
>really small farm space. 20x20 plots
>no minigames in festivals
>speaking of festivals, they're really boring
>foraging materials becomes a chore
can make wine, but can't make beer, sake, mead, vodka even though the materials are in the game
>literally everything is against you at the beginning
>mining is an afterthought
something sad will happen as you play
But despite all this, I'm quite enjoying it.
There are like 12 fucking waifus in that game, don't freak out just because four random guys didn't pick your favorite.
She's mid tier in that game IMO, doesn't have a design or characterization that turns me off, but likewise doesn't DO anything for me either.
>My First Errand event
>I Want to Get Stronger event
>That "Why did you merry Daddy/Mommy?" public confession event
>Tandem tripping with Shoe
>All the other day-to-day stuff
Oh god this makes up 10-fold for all the shitty kids from the earlier games. Now imagine if there were 5-6 others running around all this fucking adorable and despair we don't have that cuteness.
What couples' kids would have what costumes for Halloween?
Maybe 1, though it's pretty dated and lacks a lot of the polish of later games. 2's entirely skippable and 3 is the closest mechanically but completely lacks in postgame content.
RF3 was pretty good in that sense, 9999 levels, stats go up to 16 bit, and there's a dungeon where the monsters scale with your level and will probably rape you hard if you don't play good/smart.
>2's entirely skippable
No its not, it has some of the greatest voice acting of all time. Also, crashing weddings may take forever, but its well worth the wait.
Whenever someone complains about bad dubs, I show them that video with Jake in it.
Jake got stuck doing...whatever the hell his job is, but he just wanted to be a dentist.
>put off tides since it Rf on the ps3 looking like it would miss the hand-held feeling
>instead I missed out on everyone greeting to me out of the blue
Walking through town and having everyone say hi as you walk past feels so good. Amazing atmosphere
>has a cute human form
>can tease her all game long
>can't actually date her
If only there was an actual Coal item so you could see the poor kid's self-worth completely collapse much to the horror of your spouse, and if only there were other kids to multiply the schadenfreude 10-fold.
>You will never get a halloween event where you hand out treats to all the town kids, and depending on how awesome or crappy they are the next morning you find your side of the castle has been pelted with varying amounts of crap
>You will never get roped into playing town Santa and have to sneak around Christmas Eve leaving gifts for the kids, with parents getting super-pissed at you for the rest of the year if you screw up because they have to provide make-up gifts on the spot to prevent total meltdowns (if they do at all)
>You will never have the option to provide varying levels of dosh ranging from chump change to a million smackers for the kids on New Year's Day, with fallout like the parents stealing it for themselves or the kid spending it all on chocolate or buying an Elefun
Oh, what could have been...
I haven't played animal crossing so I can't compare the two, but SoS has designated spots that can be customized with decorations that you craft. You don't get to rearrange the town layout.
You are given permission to decorate areas as you progress in the game. You can also customize your farmland and are given more freedom to do so. There are certain items that are restricted to the farm, but most things are fair game.
It's not for everyone. It's somewhat grindy in the long-run and the start of the game is slow.
It gets easier as you play it and I really enjoyed the farming, so I have no regrets about it.
the simplified farming is a little bit of a let down, but the safari sounds tight. I don't really get the concept of selling crops to other countries though. If I streetpass with someone from another country, I can tell crops in their store and make more money or something?
The safari is actually really simple. It's noting special.
The other countries are your trading partners. They each sell their own goods and unlocking them is how you progress in the game. That's where some the grind comes in.
Is there a cheap way to put soil growth rate back up in RF? I have some fruit trees on a plot and the growth rate is all the way down to 0.8x. I don't want to pull them off since they take so long to grow and the stuff you can buy from the grocery store is still kinda expensive for me.
I just got SoS, but the soundtrack is horrible. There's one track thats pretty much a 10 second loop playing constantly and the others seem just as repetitive. Does it get any better with the other seasons?
I'm not a fan of the spring theme either. IMO the best are fall and winter. Summer is kinda garbage.
Anyone know where I can get an undub of frontier? I keep hitting dead ends.
>There there, Forte, everything is fine now.
>Don't be scared. Everyone knows that skeletons aren't real.
The first thing I did when I first realized what was at the bottom of the maze was wonder how badly I could slap Leon's shit in the buddy battle before anything else.
Taming it while under leveled was a difficult but rewarding experience next buddy battle.
I'm sorry for bullying your monsters with a God on the way Xaio.
I just hope to hell I don't draw my kid as an opponent, she hasn't won a thing since being born no matter how much save-scumming I try and the last thing I need is to add utter annihilation to her list of festival disappointments.
>Finish the Turnip Festival unranked because of rubberbanding bullshit
Tell my kid "I'm so proud of you!"
"I don't know why...I didn't win...(sniffle)"
Considering it's a 5-year-old versus her Overman father and a bunch of cheaty-ass adults that's just depressing to hear.
RF3 had so many great girls.
And yet the best one was still off-limits...
>finally unlock tropical country
>little desire to play anymore
This happens to me in every harvest moon and rune factory. I'm really into it then near the end I completely burn out and don't really know what to do. I never even did post game in tides despite liking the game a lot.
farming in RF3 was pretty much completely optional. it helps cooking stuff for healing items and sometimes you need certain crops and meals for townsfolk but "mainstory" wise you can just spend the time you would be farming with grinding a bit more.
That picture is too heart warming.
Is she being comforted because
her father doesn't love her the same way he loves her sister?
Sometimes MC just feels like touching the cow. Is that so wrong?
but she's crying.
>Local Farmer Dies of Cardiac Arrest in Front of Merchant Loli
did somebody say golems
>turns all the way into a giant bird
>the god-bird is pretty much her true form
Sounds like a monster girl to me.
I got tired of the RNG's bullshit and finally beat it.
I always save before sleeping, it's an old HM habit because back in the old days you could avoid problems by save scumming like that. Anyway, I noticed an event started this day, so I loaded my save from the night before, grabbed Amber and Dylas, and started sleeping/restarting until eventually getting the damn Memories event.
Finally I can have closure.
Quite a bit later.
One of her last few requests from what I remember.
After she comes to terms with it she'll periodically assume that form in combat, making her an interesting phys/mag hybrid attacker to bring along - basically what Doug wishes he was in RF4 if he wasn't a useless jobber.
>a kid born then or slightly before is already ruined by minecraft, calladoody mainstream trite and tumblrite society and will never discover RF in the first place
>yfw sprites are the last people you have to befriend
why do they even exist if they don't show up on your map
>mfw chasing Anette the hedgehog around town
I just need you to deliver something. Slow the fuck down.
I literally married her, and catching up to her to give her shit was basically never an issue.
She makes a big counter clockwise loop around the town through the day, just go to her next destination and meet her there.
>Oh wait, she's too obsessed with fish outfits.
>Its not 2016 yet
I just wanna farm in a new HM game.
>aunt, brother and me play HM BtN
>aunt married karen on her playthrough, says she's really pretty
>bro married popuri coz she's an easy skank and quite clueless
>me torn between mary the bookworm, ann the tomboy, and elli the kind nurse
The three of them are quite right in my strike zone, but I can only choose one.
>IT'S BUDDY BATTLE TIME
>Been spending the last month grooming bosses from Rune Prana and Sharance Maze to finally shove Leon's shit in after all the years of him dominating
>Spared no expense, whipped up the best foods to give Chimera 2 and Terrable that much more overkill
>Bado and his monsters are fuckin' vaporized 3 seconds in
>Forte's Discovery and Endeavor burn up on entry
>FINALLY, THE LAST ROUND WHERE SWEET REVENGE IS TO BE MINE
It's Lin Fa
Reset, try again, this time commit spousal and child abuse in the first 2 rounds
IT'S LIN FUCKING FA
RESET, LIN FA, RESET, LIN FA, RESET, LIN FA, RESET, LIN FA, RESET, LIN FA, RESET, LIN FA, RESET, LIN FA, RESET, LIN FA, RESET, LIN FA
Last backup save is over a month ago before I even tamed any of my team The true salt in the wound is that this isn't just an RNG screwjob, but that refusing to fight is exactly the sort of thing Leon would do to truly piss the MC off at this point. How I truly fucking hate him.
Yeeeeep. Buy a shitton of ingredients for gold juice, then ship that shit out and buy a shitton of levelizer ingredients. Maybe set a chemistry station and mixer and shipping box in the hotel to chain things along more efficiently.
>First time playing
>Decide ill play hardmode to get the most out of it
>Beat act II in my first autumn
>ok time to grind out for act 3 and catch up on farming
>Memories event triggers early winter
>Enter rune prana in year 1
>get my shit pushed so far in I didnt need to eat that day
Holy fucking hell im going to have to step it up to survive postgame
Especially that room filled with the fire dudes, seriously fuck that
I think ill stick it out on hard, the point being that I need to investigate the intricacies of the game to beat it, so it lasts me longer and is more in depth.
I remember blitzing RF3 and getting to endgame without scratching the surface.
Ive never used wands much, Ive always favored the gloves
>First time playing
>hardmode, gotta get most out of it.
>act 3 begins
>rune prana 1
>upper room to the left
>get instantly rekt by some fire bitches
>cannot reach them because I didn't use fucking magic one time in my playthrough.
>my pets with ranged attacked cannot do shit because the fucking bricks block their attack
>grind till I can get a decent wand
>upgrade it to ignore defenses
>change to normal
>finally kill those commies
>sell the wand, and keep playing on normal
>save the useless dragon that does not offer any dialogue and usually repeats itself.
at least I still keep getting events, and the memory one still hasn't triggered.
Befriending them is useless anyway, right? Unless there's new information I haven't seen yet. It seems like there's absolutely no point to befriending them, I only talk to them if they're right in my way
You gotta save before the festival. The only way I won after 3 festivals was making an okay outfit and resetting until most of the other competitors were faceless NPCs, and then reset more to get the prize I wanted. All of the festivals that actually give you good stuff are rigged as fuck
There's a list of all the clothing values in the contest. It's still super RNG based, SoS festivals all feel like RF4's fishing size contest after the first year or two. Don't like it at all since I got really accustomed to dominating RF's other festivals after I established myself, yet here I am struggling in Year 5. Wouldn't be so bitter if I weren't still missing at least 3 clothing sets, which are in turn blocking me from buying any more from the traders.
Random Number Generator. In SoS and RF4 there is a big randomness factor to account for. This means you have no real way of knowing if you'll win, even if your performance/thing is literally perfect (and it needs to be to even have a chance). But it also means savescumming contests works.