5 Tips for Dragon’s Crown beginners

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In less than 24 hours, you all are in for a treat. Atlus and Vanillaware’s latest baby, Dragon’s Crown appears. I’ve been playing and I have to say, it’s something to be excited about. At the same time, this is a really big game. Yes, there’s a lot of grinding, but if you’re playing it right, working towards the harder difficulty levels, higher character level caps and intending to play online, you’ll spend a lot of hours searching for the crown.

To help you out, I’ve put together a list of five tips you should know, before you start playing Dragon’s Crown. Keep these in mind as you play the game, if you want to get started on the right foot.

  • Make one of each character. I know, you probably have an idea in your mind of which Dragon’s Crown character is going to be your star. And that’s good. But, don’t let that keep you from experimenting a bit. There are six characters, after all, and you never know. You could find out you prefer using another character. I didn’t think I’d like the sorceress, but now she’s one of my favorite characters.
  • Stick with shining equipment. Special equipment, that has good traits, a high level or is just generally awesome, is shiny. There’ll be a yellow or blue glow around the equipment’s icon. This is rare loot, and is better than the other items you may find. These are the items that you can rely on and keep with your character for a long time.
  • Visit each initial area at least 3 times. This isn’t just about level grinding. Sure, you will get stronger, but you may find a hidden area you didn’t discover before, collect better look, memorize what runes are in the area, or complete a quest. Not to mention, the more familiar you are with a location, the better you can aid your allies once you get online.
  • Always have more than one side-quest active. You can activate more than one side-quest from the adventurer’s guild at a time. Load up on them. This is especially helpful after unlocking the ability to play online. Your character can then go from dungeon to dungeon, without stopping in town, and perhaps knock out two or three quests with a group.
  • Equip your skills. A number of the skills learned at the Adventurer’s Guild have to be equipped in your bag. If you don’t equip them, you can’t use them in the field. Always make sure to immediately put them in your bar so you’re ready when you head out. Also, make sure to grab extra bag space from the common skills, so more skills can be equipped at once.
  • Dragon’s Crown comes out on August 6, 2013. Which means PS3 and Vita owners can start playing it tomorrow. In case you’re still on the fence about the game, you can go ahead and read our review. I’ve been playing for over two weeks now and I highly recommend it. It’s a fantastic game, especially played with friends, and even more so if you all have Vitas.

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