Dragon Quest X Online Playthrough (Part 1)

I had a whole mess of problems trying to get you guys this footage, so I hope at least some of you enjoy it.  First problem is that I need to mask my IP in order to play the game, but doing so causes Twitch to go crazy.  Then I used FRAPS to record the footage, but the file sizes were insane so I lowered the resolution to 320p.  I’ve since fixed the problem so the next video will start in 320p, but then go to 720p afterwards.  Sadly the servers are now down until next weekend so there won’t be an update until Friday afternoon.  I’ve also trimmed the fat, and won’t be showing you guys the 20 hours of grinding I do.  This will be very concise, and to the point.

I really hope you guys enjoy a brief look at Dragon Quest X.

By the way, I do have the original video I captured on Twitch, but it’s almost unwatchable because of the continuous lag.  That said, at least you can see where the above video takes place after the intro.

9 thoughts on “Dragon Quest X Online Playthrough (Part 1)”

    1. I’ve actually been looking at different solutions to continue playing the game past the July 10th cut off. This was the first phase of the beta, that much we know, but there’s been no word yet on when phase 2 will begin. While I’d love to play the console version, that may prove to be more difficult than I originally thought. On the PC you can easily mask your IP, but as I saw today, if the VPN servers aren’t fast, you can easily get booted from the game. Happened to me twice today. On console, I’d have to buy a USB WiFi adapter so my PC emits the wireless signal and my Wii U would have to connect to that. It might just be easier to wait for the PC release and play it like I have been. I don’t know though, this has been way more fun than I thought it would be. I’ve priced a Japanese Wii U, and they cost $400 for the Premium version, and the game costs around $80. So with shipping and import duties you’re looking at around $610. The DQ bundle itself, with shipping, costs $700, but that doesn’t include the import duties, which I’m sure would be crazy high.

  1. I’ve been desperately trying to figure out how to set up a Japanese Square Enix account to play in the online version but I can’t seem to. Like I know how to sign up but when I try and do a username it won’t accept anything I type in. I know you have to have 4 symbols like @#!$ and some numbers which I’ve been trying so I have no clue what it is I’m doing wrong. Also is there anything else I have to do to play in the online version? Would appreciate your help.

    1. Hi Rick, I wish I would have known about this before, but I found a sort of walkthrough of exactly how to setup a Japanese Square-Enix account and get into the beta. Follow the instructions here to the exact detail: http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/06/22/dragon-quest-x-pc-beta-everything-you-need-to-know-to-register-install-and-play/

      Now that won’t allow you into the beta. In order to get into the beta you’re going to need to mask your computer’s IP. In order to do that visit this site: http://www.softether.org/5-download and follow the instructions on the FAQ portion. It’s a free VPN service that will allow you to mask your IP. That said, it’s not that amazing compared to OverPlay and services like that, but hey it’s free.

      Finally the very last thing you’re going to need to do is play through the offline portion of the game before you can make your way to the online portion. I highly recommend you follow the videos I’ve posted in order to catch up. Just so you know the first phase of the beta test ends on July 10th, but I’m sure there will be additional beta times added later on. I’m already going to pair up with another English-speaking player I contacted on YouTube, and we’d love to have you join us, so hit me up at jarrod@projectcoe.com and we can exchange Skype info, etc.

  2. Thanks very much! This is a huge help. I really hope Square Enix decides to publish this in the West because they are really putting out a lot of Dragon Quest RPG fans.

  3. Well sorry to bother you, but the part I can’t seem to get right now matter what I enter is the username… Please help and thanks because the instructions don’t say what to do for a username (And I’ve tried using characters too).

  4. Well I figured everything out, but when I restarted my computer the VPN now doesn’t want to connect to any of the servers! I disabled my firewall but it still won’t work. I’m on a windows 8 any tips or clues?

  5. Ugh, well I’m sorry for the spam but I finally figured out how to run the VPN but now when I click the Dragon Quest X client I get a pop-up with all “?????” and i’ve tried starting it as an administrator and that doesn’t work either, I restarted my computer and that still didn’t work. This game was JUST working last night too so I don’t know what’s going on…

    1. Hey Rick, send me an email to jarrod@projectcoe.com, we’ll Skype chat so I can explain certain things if you’re ok with that. You’ve done nothing wrong at all so far. Visit this link: http://www.projectcoe.com/?attachment_id=18966 it shows the times the servers are up. Like most betas, the servers are only online for a portion of the day. The beta for phase 1 ends on July 10th, and keep in mind that in the link those are all Japanese times. As such you have to factor in the time differences for you. For me, I can only play from midnight to 11AM, which is far from ideal. Thankfully it works in my favor for Friday and Saturday. So if you want further information, just send me an email to that email address with your Skype info, and the subject DQ or whatever and we’ll go from there.

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