I picked up Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest again and have gotten around half of the second gen recruits. I hit 100 hours of gameplay on my save (not counting all those hours unrecorded due to resets) and I realized I still had a long way to go.
Once I get all of the second gen recruits, the completionist in me will need to get all of the Support Conversations between the next gen and their parents, and those amongst themselves. And all that won’t really count as progress in the storyline. Let’s see how many more hours it’ll take me to do all of this.
Finally, after getting “stuck” at the same point for months and months, I’ve finally gotten all of the first gen characters to an A-Rank Support level with anyone and everyone they can have Support Conversations with in my Fire Emblem Fates Conquest playthrough. But now I’m facing a more difficult situation – who do I pair up?
I don’t know why I’m overthinking this, but I don’t want to go just willynilly and do the pairings without any thought. I want pairings that would make sense to the characters and to the game’s story; and I’ve been stuck on this for days now.
Whatever. I’ll just have to read through the Support Logs again and base my decision there. Maybe I should match up the royal family first and work my way from there?
This past weekend, I realized that I’ve gone through several games already and have barely made any progress in Fire Emblem Fates Conquest – I play it occasionally, grinding on Boo Camp and collecting gold, but I’ve been stuck on the same stage and have not gotten any S rank Support Conversations yet. So I made it a point to shift my focus back to this game and move a couple of steps forward.
After five attempts, I finally made it past Chapter 23 with only one casualty, Ike (Fire Emblem amiibo are awesome). It was an acceptable loss as I could spend Gold to recruit him again, which I did. Before falling in battle, he had levelled up twice to 25 and he gained his Aether skill (I was wondering why he didn’t have this).
Now I have clear goals for this game: Get all Support Conversations to Rank A, partner up everyone and start recruiting their children. These are goals that I can work on with spurts of playtime, so I won’t need to put a halt on my Bravely Second playthrough.
I’m now at Chapter 22 in Fire Emblem Fates Conquest and I can’t help but wonder how bad I am at this game, because I’m stuck and can’t see myself moving past this chapter without doing lots of grinding. Maybe my dependency on Ike and that Ryoma clone that I picked up is now coming back to haunt me; my troops are now quite underlevelled compared to what I’m facing in this chapter.
Thank goodness for that Boo Camp DLC that I bought – not only was it useful when I was playing Birthright, I wouldn’t be playing Conquest if it weren’t for this DLC mission. And I’m sure that I’ll make good use of this when I get to Revelations.
With that said, I’m shifting my focus to my palate cleanser Super Mario Maker. Conquest is now the palate cleanser to that game. And maybe after I’m done, I’ll start my Shovel Knight playthrough.
I hate to admit it, but I’ve become highly dependent on that Ryoma clone that I picked up from one of the player castls that I visited. He’s so strong, he only gains 1 XP every time he kills an opponent. He’s that strong and yet he can still get killed. That’s how hard Fire Emblem Fates Conquest is.
I’m now at Chapter 21 after 30 hours of saved gameplay (meaning resets aren’t counted). I wouldn’t have gotten far without Ryoma and Ike. This game is tough (if you don’t want anyone to die).