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A place to discuss all things Fire Emblem. Also, first.

  1. What's new in this club
  2. Your FE Warriors roster

    If this is anything like Hyrule, they'll be non-playable boss characters on launch until a free update makes them playable.
  3. Your FE Warriors roster

    These may or may not be playable characters but Validar was explicitly confirmed to at least appear in History Mode while Gharnef is also suggested of appearing as well.
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    Jelly donut confirmed. Also MCorrin.
  5. Your FE Warriors roster

    Cinnamon roll confirmed.
  6. Fire Emblem essentially didn't exist outside Japan until Marth and Roy appeared in SSB, and even once they went international, none of the games sold particularly well outside Japan (and even within Japan, FE sales never quite saw what they did on SNES) until they altered the formula to try to widen the franchise's appeal. When a game franchise known for strategy shifts its direction to include mechanics that take a lot of that strategy away, it's going to anger existing fans, and it only angers them more that these games are selling well.
  7. There does seem to be a lot of elitism on sites like Serenes Forest, though as others have said there are always people like that when you start diving deep into a specific fandom. For example if you are looking for tips on Monster Hunter you'll find a lot of helpful people but there'll also be a few people trying to lord their skills over others. I don't know if there's anything specific about Fire Emblem that draws out these types of people except maybe just that the franchise has historically been pretty challenging (or at least heavily punishes mistakes) so when people think they're good at a game like this they feel the need to let others know about it and deride them for playing on easy or casual.
  8. Elitism and Fire Emblem: A Rant

    Definitely. Seen my share as well. Whether it's a gaming community or elsewhere.
  9. You're find elitist assholes in every community, and although it's absolutely true that there's some insufferable pricks on, say, Serenes Forest and the Fire Emblem reddit, most are decent enough.
  10. Elitism and Fire Emblem: A Rant

    @Tyranogre and @K Well said. I got into it via the easier modes. The first time I tried a Fire Emblem game, I had my ass handed to me. But I gave it another try some years later and haven't looked back. I'm glad that they've made it more user friendly so that newer users can ease their way in.
  11. There has always been elitist fans in FE; tho, it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be. The comparison between Metroid and FE isn't really fair because the devs didn't change the Metroid games in anyway to make it easier for people to get a 9%-items-reverse-boss-order-speedrun. The core game is still the same and doing a speedrun like that is something probably only 1% of its fanbase can do. FE has changed to include more beginner friendly features so stuff that 100% of its fanbase could already do would become easier.
  12. Is it just me, or does the Fire Emblem fandom seem to be a bit... elitist? Not on this site, thankfully, but in the community at large. Like, fans who look down on other fans just because Awakening was their first game, or because they play on Casual Mode, or because they only play it for the waifus. Perhaps the worst of them are the ones who legitimately believe that the franchise should have died with the DS remakes. Why does there have to be a divide? Why can't people just be allowed to enjoy Fire Emblem in their own way? Casual Mode does nothing more than remove a feature that only serves to scare away potential fans. For me, at least, I almost passed the series up because I didn't like the idea of being so severely punished for a relatively minor mistake. If Zora hadn't convinced me to give the series a fair chance, I never would have played what ended up becoming one of my favorite series. In regards to the "weeaboo-pandering" aspect, people have forgotten that attractive characters have always been one of the series' biggest selling points. A major factor in Nintendo's decision to release the games outside of Japan was because westerners loved playing as Marth and Roy in Melee. Do you ever see Metroid fans talking down to people who can't pull off a 9%-items-reverse-boss-order-speedrun of Super Metroid, or because they started with Prime? No! So why do we see such elitism in the Fire Emblem community?
  13. Your FE Warriors roster

    Big sisters and little brothers confirmed.
  14. Favorite Fire Emblem?

    Lehran's Medallion is a good one. I always liked the idea of it being a dangerous token, and the way characters had to sing to it to keep its power down. And then your understanding of what the medallion really is changes between the two games which is also a clever way of expanding the story and lore of Tellius without betraying the concepts established in PoR.
  15. Favorite Fire Emblem?

    The Archanean shield would be my favorite for a few reasons. I like its design and its integration into the gameplay of allowing Marth to open chests, plus the whole idea about it being able to seal away dragons if all the orbs are in place is interesting. I also enjoy the fact that it's become a bit of an iconic image for the series similar to Falchion, and how it sort of plays an important role in FE Cipher too, where its orbs are essentially used to represent a player's vitality.
  16. Favorite Fire Emblem?

    I want to say Grado's Sacred Stone just because I think it's hilarious that the titular Fire Emblem is destroyed in a flashback. Ultimately, out of the games I've played, I think the Shield of Seals fits the title best. I've never played the Tellius games, though, and from what I've seen of them, I feel like Lehran's Medallion would be the next solid contender.
  17. Not your favorite game, but your favorite macguffin called the Fire Emblem.
  18. Your FE Warriors roster

    There was an interview that NintendoEverything translated that GoNintendo posted 2 days ago with the producer and director of the game about a few things. Surprisingly they were thinking of removing Lucina but realized how important she was after talking to Nintendo about it. https://gonintendo.com/stories/287484-fire-emblem-warriors-devs-talk-coliseum-mode-character-choices-a The main parts I'm pointing out are these: - Lissa was given an axe due to a lack of axe characters, and Lissa can use an axe if promoted to War Cleric in other games - Frederick was also given an axe due to the same reasoning as Lissa This makes sense because they can class up to use an axe. The reasoning makes sense a bit since there aren't a lot of units that start out as axe wielders as most units that can eventually use an axe either class changed or switched to a different class chain to be able to. That's why I brought up the Vaike in my other post since he's one of the few characters that start as an axe wielder. These are some characters from Awakening that could fill the base Axe Wielding role (no class ups with one exception) Vaike Basilio Gerome Walhart Priam (Spotpass character) Donnel (the exception) For the Shadow Dragon side at least for the Heroes, Ogma's group has that covered. There are probably some major enemies that uses an axe too. As for Fates on the Birthright side, it's pretty much Rinkah (uses the axe equivalent, clubs) and Scarlet. I now see what they mean by "lack of axe characters." Also, Kellam has been confirmed guys. You just aren't seeing him.
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    Just for the record, there is a screenshot of the game's convoy floating around which heavily suggests there may not be a weapon type dedicated to shurikens/daggers, and staves don't appear to be a proper weapon in the game either despite there being some kind of healing function Lissa has access to. The other six are still in though, as full-fledged categories of different types of weapons you can use. Going off this, I think they probably aren't going to add anyone like maids or ninjas (unless they try to rework them as sword users?), and anyone in the roster who is known for healing will likely just use another type of weapon for their attacks instead, like Lissa who now specializes in the axe.
  20. Your FE Warriors roster

    In all the games, I think there are only three lords/primary protagonists who don't use swords in any capacity: Hector, Ephraim, and Micaiah. The difference here is that "sword" isn't a weapon type in HW. Link, Zelda, Fi, and Toon Link's swords are Light-type; Ganondorf, Zant, and Ghirahim's swords are Dark-type; and Impa and Tetra's swords are Water-type. Correct me if I'm wrong, as I don't know for sure, but I'd imagine FEW is replacing those elemental types (and there were only five: Light, Dark, Fire, Water, and Lightning) with traditional FE weapon types (Sword, Axe, Lance, Bow, Staff, Shuriken, Tome, Shapeshifter already brings us to eight) and I'm not sure how much more they can break those up before things get too convoluted. Given, every weapon in HW had different properties even within the same type, and they're going to give each character in FEW a unique moveset regardless of how they classify things, but formally breaking up the different classes into subclasses doesn't really make much sense.
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    One idea that I had is that maybe they could diversify the roster with different types of swords. Ryoma already uses Katanas, but maybe someone like Ogma, for example, could use a broadsword. Going back to Hyrule, that game also had a large number of sword users (Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Impa, Zant, Ghirahim, Young Link, Tetra, Toon Link, Toon Zelda), but their movesets were almost nothing alike.
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    @XLW Why bring up Hyrule Warriors when the base game also used only 3 games in the series? It only expanded to Majora's Mask and Wind Waker when DLC was a thing until Legends came out. There would honestly be no way to have a 29/30 base character roster with all 14 games in the series, having them cover the weapon triangle, cover outside the triangle (mages, archers, transformations) while having the important/popular characters from each game to satisfy the fanbase. Now I've only played half of the releases in the States, but aren't most of the main characters sword users, something people complained about in the Smash series? I'm sure there are exceptions in some of the games alongside some popular ones but there are either going to be some games getting more representation than others or some fan favorites (like Hector) won't make it in. I'm sure DLC will be a thing in Fire Emblem Warriors and that'll at least help if they go to other games in the series for those characters. You can't have this game without the Vaike! I'll probably post my roster for one of the 3 games represented later.
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    It'd be a missed opportunity to not be able play as a giant bunny. Tiki is a big given for stone users but I'd have to imagine there ought to be more than just manaketes.
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    I'd kind of like to see Panne from Awakening or Kaden/Keaton from Fates in Warriors. Not because I particularly like their characters–in fact I rarely used them in my playthroughs–but just for the variety of having more shapeshifters. I'd like to see what the developers could do with that "weapon class," so to speak.
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    Yeah the idea of playing as a Risen seems so wild but honestly I think that would be pretty cool to see happen because of how unconventional it'd be. Instead of a hero or otherwise human character it'd be a nice change of pace to play as a literal monster for once. So I want to believe the dev team probably realizes the same and will make it happen.