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CloudBuster

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Yeah but the same could be said about the Astrals (even though they're hostile at first to test Noct). They go above and beyond to make sure he's able to fulfill his duty so if he's turning against them I wouldn't be surprised to see the messengers follow suit.
I mean from a duty perspective you're not wrong but Gentianna/Shiva was involved in their lives on a far more personal level than the others as well. Titan and Bahamut weren't constantly checking up on the kids to talk to them and to get to know them while also guiding them. Gentianna's been more like a friend to them than just another deity so it's why I can see her being much more lenient. She's the only astral that actually sheds tears and actually shows emotions toward Noct and Luna in the entirety of the story while also entrusting Noct with a personal matter of her own which is to put Ifrit to rest once and for all. Anyway even if she isn't on board I feel like Umbra definitely would be since his sister straight up dies to be at Luna's side in her time of need. So that's what makes me think the dogs are definitely more loyal to Noct and Luna than they are to the Astrals and thus Umbra would help out in such a scenario. Either way the reason the time travel thing is my ideal solution is because it just solves so many problems we have and addresses so many aspects we want explored while granting a majority of people their wishes the best it can.
 
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CloudBuster

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By the way, how much do you think will cost each new episode?! Nobody is talking about that.
I'm gonna guess around $10 ideally since they're supposed to be considerably bigger than what we received with the Bros' episodes and if they're really huge maybe $15 at most. With Aranea's probably being the normal $5 since it's being marketed as a sidestory and presumably that means it'll be as big as Episode Ignis at most. Though there's also no real solid evidence to suggest that it'll be any shorter than the other DLCs just that it won't feed into the alternate grand finale story the other 3 episodes are working towards. Either way I'd cap the possible price at $10 since I think even they know no one would buy essentially 60-80 dollars worth of DLC back to back like that. I'm thinking they'll aim to keep the total price of the new content under $40.
 

Vallen

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I'm gonna guess around $10 ideally since they're supposed to be considerably bigger than what we received with the Bros' episodes and if they're really huge maybe $15 at most. With Aranea's probably being the normal $5 since it's being marketed as a sidestory and presumably that means it'll be as big as Episode Ignis at most.
I kinda suspect that her DLC will be upgraded to full size once they realize just how much content there is to tell regarding the empire. Plans along the dev cycle change, and I could very much see them realizing there is much more to show/tell in that section of the narrative.
 

CloudBuster

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I kinda suspect that her DLC will be upgraded to full size once they realize just how much content there is to tell regarding the empire. Plans along the dev cycle change, and I could very much see them realizing there is much more to show/tell in that section of the narrative.
Yeah like I said later in my post just because it's labeled as a side story doesn't really give us any info about its length. Only thing that title confirms is that it won't be feeding into the alternate grand finale. It could be just as long as the other new episodes, it could be longer, or it could be the shortest story related content we'll ever get. Won't know till we see more though judging by the fact that not only is it a year away but it's not even the first one in the new batch of Episodes it'll probably be pretty sizable.
 

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By the way, how much do you think will cost each new episode?! Nobody is talking about that.
I think it will be 40 bucks. They will probably add a lot of content that could have been updates so the prize can be increased, like it happened with the Royal Pack.
I also think they will release all as a pack instead of individual pices that can be obtainable as a Season Pass.
 
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stolas

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I think it will be 40 bucks. They will probably add a lot of content that could have been updates so the prize can be increased, like it happened with the Royal Pack.
I also think they will release all as a pack instead of individual pices that can be obtainable as a Season Pass.
I doubt that it would be that much. $49 is how much FFXV Royal Edition costs now and thats over 100 hours of content. Those episodes will be max 3-4 hours a piece. It will probably cost $20 max all together.
 

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I don't understand how SE couldn't have just implemented something like this. It doesn't seem that difficult. Though I'd like more aggressive enemies with hard mod too
especially considering the multitude of ways they could make the game harder.

a part of me think if they planned to add hard-mode they would have done before the pc release...
 
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CloudBuster

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especially considering the multitude of ways they could make the game harder.

a part of me think if they planned to add hard-mode they would have done before the pc release...
It's weird cuz it was on the survey too alongside "better armiger abilities" and "more magical stats." Apparently they were able to make Armiger Unleashed and deliver on the armiger upgrades despite Tabata admitting they got little to no feedback regarding it and I'm guessing the extra spells in Comrades are the result of the magic stats option yet they were unable to throw in a simple boost in difficulty? That's strange. I actually went back and looked at that survey btw, we've actually managed to get quite a lot of what was mentioned on it and will get 3 more pieces directly related to it in 2019. Actually kinda crazy since I thought we'd get only get the top 3 options made.
 

CloudBuster

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So looking at the survey so far we've gotten:

1) Cor's activities: Epsiode Gladio, Royal Edition

2) Line of Lucis: Royal Edition and likely more in Episode Ardyn

3) Ifrit's Betrayal: The Chapter 12 update

4) World of Ruin: Comrades

5) Noct's disappearance: Also Comrades though tbh idk what they entirely meant by this one, was it gonna show us what was happening inside the crystal? cuz WoR and Noct's disappearance are kinda the same thing or at least go hand in hand.

6) New Armiger abilities: Royal Edition (Armiger Unleashed)

7) New stat changing magic: Comrades March update (Even though most people probably wanted it in the campaign I guess it was easier to implement in Comrades from the get go rather than making adjustments to the campaign's magic system cuz of the Elemancy system. Idk just brainstorming here)

Now for what we haven't gotten yet but know we're getting from this survey:

1) Ardyn's past: Episode Ardyn (funny enough it seems we were never actually promised playable Ardyn since there's no Ardyn option in the playable characters category like there is for Luna so that means we lucked out big time that we didn't get a few simple cutscenes/slide show presentations like the Astral War or yet another external media for this like they initially implied by suggesting a movie or book)

2) Luna's activities: Episode Luna

3) Playable Luna: Episode Luna

4) Playable Aranea: Episode Aranea (seems this is also something we lucked out on as we were never promised any story with her let alone anything as substantial as the fall of Niflheim and the opportunity to see things from their perspective)

Things that we haven't gotten from it (but might, who knows?):

1) Playable character Cor

2) Playable character Iris

3) Playable character Gentianna (Honestly while I don't think she'll ever be playable I think we'll probably get her as a party member in Episode Luna unless maybe Pryna is the party member and they bring back the ninja forms as an afterlife thing for the dogs and gameplay wise a ninja type character would be a good way to cover Luna's lack of melee combat experience similar to Prompto with Aranea)

4) Hard difficulty (Honestly with how much of the survey we surprisingly managed to get into the game when you really look at it I can see hard mode easily being added in later down the line as an update since people have been asking for it a lot and it's not something that requires a terrible amount of work)

Anyways I was bored so I thought I'd whip this up and have fun. Take it as you will but yeah kinda surprising how much of the survey actually got realized in some shape or form.
 
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So looking at the survey so far we've gotten:

1) Cor's activities: Epsiode Gladio, Royal Edition

2) Line of Lucis: Royal Edition and likely more in Episode Ardyn

3) Ifrit's Betrayal: The Chapter 12 update

4) World of Ruin: Comrades

5) Noct's disappearance: Also Comrades though tbh idk what they entirely meant by this one, was it gonna show us what was happening inside the crystal? cuz WoR and Noct's disappearance are kinda the same thing or at least go hand in hand.

6) New Armiger abilities: Royal Edition (Armiger Unleashed)

7) New stat changing magic: Comrades March update (Even though most people probably wanted it in the campaign I guess it was easier to implement in Comrades from the get go rather than making adjustments to the campaign's magic system cuz of the Elemancy system. Idk just brainstorming here)

Now for what we haven't gotten but know we're getting from this survey:

1) Ardyn's past: Episode Ardyn (funny enough it seems we were never actually promised playable Ardyn since there's no Ardyn option in the playable characters category like there is for Luna so that means we lucked out big time that we didn't get a few simple cutscenes/slide show presentations like the Astral War or yet another external media for this like they initially implied by suggesting a movie or book)

2) Luna's activities: Episode Luna

3) Playable Luna: Episode Luna

4) Playable Aranea: Episode Aranea (seems this is also something we lucked out on as we were never promised any story with her let alone anything as substantial as the fall of Niflheim and the opportunity to see things from their perspective)

Things that we haven't gotten from it (but might, who knows?):

1) Playable character Cor

2) Playable character Iris

3) Playable character Gentianna (Honestly while I don't think she'll ever be playable I think we'll probably get her as a party member in Episode Luna unless maybe Pryna is the party member and they bring back the ninja forms as an afterlife thing for the dogs and gameplay wise a ninja type character would be a good way to cover Luna's lack of melee combat experience similar to Prompto with Aranea)

4) Hard difficulty (Honestly with how much of the survey we surprisingly managed to get into the game when you really look at it I can see hard mode easily being added in later down the line as an update since people have been asking for it a lot and it's not something that requires a terrible amount of work)

Anyways I was bored so I thought I'd whip this up and have fun. Take it as you will but yeah kinda surprising how much of the survey actually got realized in some shape or form.

I'm seriously hoping that one of the 2 comrades updates this year actually do the 10 year timeskip Iris/Aranea. They teased it several times now and even had hints to their designs existing but we haven't seen them yet.

Similar to how they gave us a playable bros mission under a "Future" section in the quest-line, just add a semi story heavy set of quests for Daemon-Slayer Iris with Aranea as her party member. It's definitely a highly requested feature and it completely fits within the idea of Comrades. Hopefully it does get implemented.

Edit: Cor's 10 year timeskip design exists already. He could also technically be a party member, if the Quest/Episode takes place before he's stationed in Insomnia.
 

CloudBuster

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I'm seriously hoping that one of the 2 comrades updates this year actually do the 10 year timeskip Iris/Aranea. They teased it several times now and even had hints to their designs existing but we haven't seen them yet.

Similar to how they gave us a playable bros mission under a "Future" section in the quest-line, just add a semi story heavy set of quests for Daemon-Slayer Iris with Aranea as her party member. It's definitely a highly requested feature and it completely fits within the idea of Comrades. Hopefully it does get implemented.

Edit: Cor's 10 year timeskip design exists already. He could also technically be a party member, if the Quest/Episode takes place before he's stationed in Insomnia.
Yeah if they want Comrades to stay relevant they're gonna have to have some more story in it and give us some more cool exclusive things like Daemon Slayer Iris who apparently trained with Cor and other cool stuff like how Aranea came to be a revered hero to the people of Lucis according to Talcott. Would be nice to see what the Bros did besides getting their asses kicked by random Glaives as well. Right now though in anime terms if the main game is the main series and the bros' episodes are like movies then Comrades is that really big pile of filler that while having some cool moments mostly just exists to take up space.
 

Loganight

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I was really surprised and felt let down that the taking of Insomnia and Ifrit's fight weren't lined up timeline-wise with the events of chapter 14 when they updated comrades so who knows maybe one of the upcoming patches will advance time to the same point as chapter 14 and could finally show the characters who're already in comrades such as Iris, Aranea, and Cor aged up.