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Artikel mit dem Stichwort ‘valentine's day’

DQX Valentine Quest End Result

Mittwoch, 13. Februar, 2013

Astortia Queen Valentine Event

Results came in on Monday and nothing really changed for the queen voting:

queen_final

That’s an average number of votes of 123234.25 for the last 4 days, which is less than on the last few week days we have single day data for. So the 2nd week end wasn’t as strong as the 1st one.

For the monsters a few places still did change and sootheslime was replaced by drackyma, a palette swap of another DQ mascot.

Through Friday Through Saturday Through Sunday Through Monday Through Tuesday Through Wednesday Through Second Sunday

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For the last 4 days of the valentine quest players can get 3 pieces of chocolate per day from Maiyu. When you exchange these with another player (or simply give them to one) they will change into chocolate themed furniture for your house. There are 5 sorts of chocolate and furniture they turn into so by trading chocolate with other players they can try to get a full set or their preferred pieces of furniture.

DQX Valentine Contest Voting Quest, Day 5 to 6

Samstag, 9. Februar, 2013

Astortia Queen Valentine Event

From February 1st to 10th 2013, players can vote their favorite beauty in all of Astortia. The winner will be declared queen and players will receive a gift from the Valentine Queen.

To go along with the female of choice there is also a contest for the most popular monster. The female of your choice will give you 10 pieces of chocolate which you have to throw at monsters in her place. The one that receives the most chocolate will be the winning monster.

SE have stopped giving us updated rankings after Wednesday so this is the complete ranking data to expect before the end result which is supposed to be announced on the 11th. Trends have started to change for these two remaining days.

Day 5: Tuesday

English ~ Day 5 percentage trend Tuesday percentage trend
Maiyu 216097 28,84% – 0,25% 35231 27,63% – 1,21%
Fuhra 116281 15,52% + 0,19% 20975 16,45% + 0,93%
Queen Arwe 91126 12,16% + 0,10% 16135 12,66% + 0,49%
Sohmya 73415 9,80% – 0,08% 12002 9,41% – 0,39%
Phantom Thief Poyccrin 65566 8,75% + 0,05% 11486 9,01% + 0,26%
Runana 57371 7,66% – 0,03% 9577 7,51% – 0,15%
Sage Mareen 46697 6,23% – 0,05% 7631 5,99% – 0,25%
Queen Deohre 41316 5,51% – 0,05% 6691 5,25% – 0,27%
Precianna 25831 3,45% + 0,01% 4467 3,50% + 0,06%
Jenya 15481 2,07% + 0,11% 3296 2,59% + 0,52%
All 749181 127491

Maiyu’s lead still is in no danger but she keeps losing the most, followed by Sohmya. Fuhra is gaining the most, as are Jenya and Arwe. Poyccrin isn’t gaining as much as these three but she’s starting to give Sohmya heat.

Day 6: Wednesday

English ~Day 6 percentage trend Wednesday percentage trend
Maiyu 251932 28,73% – 0,12% 35835 28,04% + 0,40%
Fuhra 137805 15,71% + 0,19% 21524 16,84% + 0,39%
Queen Arwe 107391 12,25% + 0,08% 16265 12,73% + 0,07%
Sohmya 84995 9,69% – 0,11% 11580 9,06% – 0,35%
Phantom Thief Poyccrin 76940 8,77% + 0,02% 11374 8,90% – 0,11%
Runana 66949 7,63% – 0,02% 9578 7,49% – 0,02%
Sage Mareen 53816 6,14% – 0,10% 7119 5,57% – 0,42%
Queen Deohre 47986 5,47% – 0,04% 6670 5,22% – 0,03%
Precianna 30426 3,47% + 0,02% 4595 3,60% + 0,09%
Jenya 18749 2,14% + 0,07% 3268 2,56% – 0,03%
All 876989 127808

Now things start to get interesting. Maiyu still losing but gaining in the single day percentage, cementing her lead more sovereignly. Jenya is the exact opposite.

Poyccrin’s catch up with Sohmya is losing momentum. Precianna trending favorably.

Vote percentages by days

This diagram demonstrates very well that end positions were likely already decided on the first day.

A lot more fluctuations if we compare the single days but not much of a chance of positions actually changing. Poyccrin looks like she could be crossing streams with Sohmya but she was trending downward slightly on Wednesday. Let’s see what the final blind days will bring.

Votes per day

Friday as the first day and beginning of the week end is the second strongest day in votes. Saturday even stronger and Sunday showing first signs of less participation, likely because people had to prepare for their working Monday. The week days very stable with a slight gain on Wednesday.

One account pays for up to three characters, so the participant numbers don’t translate to human players one to one.

DQX Valentine Contest Chocolate Quest, Day 1 to 6

Freitag, 8. Februar, 2013

Astortia Queen Valentine Event

From February 1st to 10th 2013, players can vote their favorite beauty in all of Astortia. The winner will be declared queen and players will receive a gift from the Valentine Queen.

To go along with the female of choice there is also a contest for the most popular monster. The female of your choice will give you 10 pieces of chocolate which you have to throw at monsters in her place. The one that receives the most chocolate will be the winning monster.

SE have stopped giving us updated rankings after Wednesday so this is the complete monster ranking data to expect before the end result which is supposed to be announced on the 11th. Positions had pretty much stabilized by Wednesday.

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The drop outs

LouiesawLouiesaw (26) only makes the top 30 on the first day but is one of the strongest enemies on the list. It speaks for its popularity that people would go to the trouble to raise the tension of such a strong opponent but obviously not enough were willing to keep at it for the following days.

snow_sanguini jailcatSnow sanguini (29) and jailcat (28) aren’t as strong by far (though Snow sanguini has a good critical attack rate) but you have to walk a bit of a distance to reach them, so they lost out to more easily available enemies after the first day.

king_slimeKing slime hangs on to the top 30 for a full 4 days but in the end his appearances were too rare and he was too far off the easily available spots to compete with the other enemies.

The drop offs

slimeIt might be surprising that the blue slime wouldn’t rank higher and that he even loses places. But if you haven’t kept a Rulerstone for one of the original locations reaching him takes quite a bit of a walk so that explains why he doesn’t match up to she-slime.

Teeny_SanguiniThe teeny sanguini suffers from this fact as well. Only beginners will easily encounter it.

bud_brother BasarahnaBasarahna starts out pretty high at 17 on day 1. He drops a high amount of money which explains his popularity. But he can also be tough to defeat so people might not have wanted to raise his tension. Bud brother, who inhabits the same popular hunting ground as Basarahna, has more staying power.

slime stackThe slime stack is another money maker, if you’re at a lower level. Like most slimes, it seems to lose chocolate to the leading she-slime.

The leveling favorites

tombreroTombrero must be the most hunted enemy of all. You can find him at Muse Beach and in the West of Orphea and he is said to be perfect for leveling a range level 20 character.

feralbeast pink_sanguiniThe pink sanguini is similarly popular with level 30 somethings. As is Feralbeast but the cave where it dwells in high numbers is always overcrowded with adventurers.

ghoulGhoul has massive amount of experience points and is ideal for leveling range level 50 characters, so it even gains places despite its strength.

The easy MP restorers

spiked_hare BludgerigarSpiked hare and bludgerigar are easy to defeat and often drop small bottles of magic water which restore 10 MP, an essential item.

The Gren entry level monsters

skullwasher leery_lout beakon

The highest riser must be the skull washer, a palette swap of the skullgaroo. From 8 to 2, that is quite a feat. He is also close by Gren, the most frequented city in all of Astortia. The leery lout and beakon are his neighbors and gain places as well.

The Curalana Beach monsters

takomett rock_diving_devilsummer_wolf

Takomett, rock diving devil and summer wolf all inhabit this region which is another favorite leveling spot for level 30 somethings.

Muse Beach

clawcerer man_o'_war slime_knightChimaera tombrero

Clawcerer, man o‘ war, slime knight and chimaera are neighbors of tombrero at Muse Beach.

Orphea

gremlin spiked_hare tombrero slime stackChimaera

In the east of Orphea gremlin is a neighbor to spiked hare and in the West tombrero is joined by slime stacks and chimaeras. These also benefit from the popularity of tombrero and spiked hare.

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DQX Valentine Contest Voting Quest, Day 1 to 4

Montag, 4. Februar, 2013

Astortia Queen Valentine Event

From February 1st to 10th 2013, players can vote their favorite beauty in all of Astortia. The winner will be declared queen and players will receive a gift from the Valentine Queen.

To go along with the female of choice there is also a contest for the most popular monster. The female of your choice will give you 10 pieces of chocolate which you have to throw at monsters in her place. The one that receives the most chocolate will be the winning monster.

About the valentine chocolate custom: This was probably established by the chocolate producing industry but in Japan women are expected to give their male colleagues and friends chocolate for valentine’s day. This is often called duty chocolate and doesn’t mean a whole lot.

In Dragon Quest X the valentine chocolate raises the tension of the targeted monster when thrown at them. If they become too strong they might defeat you in battle so most players tend to throw them at weaker monsters since they’re easier to fend off. The currently winning monster (by a large margin) is the cute she-slime which populates the outskirts of most villages and is ideal for leveling a new character or job before you go further out into the map where the stronger monsters await.

Throwing the chocolate rather than handing it over is reminiscent of throwing beans at devils which is meant to keep them away. It’s a recurring gag in manga to throw valentine chocolate at men like they’re devils, reflecting its function as duty chocolate and the women not actually being interested in the men they have to give the chocolate to.

I will cover the monster ranking in a later article, here is the queen ranking for now:

1. Maiyu

Maiyu

Maiyu helped the hero in the second Ogre key emblem quest by kicking some sense into the Ogleed warriors who were turned pokemon by Mareen (spoiler). Her victory in this contest is pretty much set in stone already, but her 30.41% lead on the first day has shrunk to 29.09% and on Monday she only got 27.59% of the vote anymore.

2. Fuhra

Fuhra

Fuhra failed her gradution test which she took together with the elf hero. Her father keeps making her do stuff like take part in this contest. Or be a reluctant priestess (a cheeky younger Yuna, if you will).

She has a pretty solid hold on place two and has actually been gaining votes by percentage, from 14.5% by the end of Friday to 15.33% by the end of today.

3. Queen Arwe

Queen Arwe

I wrote a whole article about Arwe, so spoil yourself here.

Her third place is stable and she follows a similar pattern as Fuhra, gaining percentages over time. With 12.06% it’s unlikely she’ll be a danger to Fuhra’s second place.

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