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What if the Tower of Babel Never Fell?

A Midsummer Night's Dream Meets the Bible in this Old-School Fantasy JRPG!

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King Reinhart: Caspian, as it is now your sixteenth birthday, it is time for you to prove your worth as the heir to Achaea's throne. You must first show your ties to the dragon, Fafnir, by awakening him from his slumber. Only then can you fly to the Tower of Babel. Once at the top of the tower, you will be able to receive the Mandate of Heaven. Don't fret, you don't need to do this alone; I have made arrangements with Ruth's Tavern in order for you to gain companions for your journey! In addition, here's 1000G in order to properly equip you and your companions and a world map so that you never get lost. Good luck on your quest! Godspeed!

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Romancing Monarchy is an old-school fantasy JRPG heavily inspired by classic 8-bit RPGs such as Dragon Quest III. As the Prince of Achaea, it is your duty to obtain the Mandate of Heaven to continue your family's rule over Achaea. After assembling a party of four at Ruth's Tavern, you set off to explore the world in search of the Mandate, while meeting new faces on the way.
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Features:

- A Fast, Strategic, and Exploitable Battle System
- 2 Endings
- 10+ Hours of Gameplay
- Many Sidequests
- A Complex Class-Changing System with 15+ Classes
- 7 Playable Characters
- A Catchy 8-bit-esque Soundtrack
- A Difficulty Slider
- Non-Linear Game Design Similar to Classic 8-bit RPGs

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Latest Blog

Massive Update!

Romancing Monarchy has been updated to version 1.50!

Notable improvements include:

- Bug fixes
- Endgame re-balancing (endgame enemies have less HP)
- Skill re-balancing (the instant-kill spells miss more often and cost more MP)
- Class re-balancing (the Mariner class is now more useful, as it learns X-Fight--a passive skill that allows one to attack three additional times)
- A secret class (Mime)
- The ability to explore underwater in the Berean Grotto (a dungeon in the game)

I am planning on making this version of Romancing Monarchy commercial this summer, so any more feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
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  • Rouhana
  • RPG Maker MV
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  • 05/06/2018 03:48 AM
  • 06/26/2018 08:22 AM
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The game won't start - it's missing weaponskill.js! Maybe double-check your deployed verson. :)
@IAmJakeSauvage Thanks for letting me know! I will add it back in as soon as I can.

Edit: I have just updated the files! It should be good to go now. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
I don't know if this is a bug, or not, but I can't save.
EDIT:
Never mind figured it out. This game fun by the way. I really like the music.
@Rose_Guardian Thank you for your feedback! I really appreciate it.

Also, for anyone wondering, you are initially only able to save the game in the overworld. Later on in the game, however, you are able to obtain an item that allows you to save anywhere by completing an optional sidequest.
welp, with five out of six orbs attained, now's a good time as any to write up all the bugs/issues/oddities I've encountered:


MILD SPOILERS BELOW PLAYERS



Bugs
  • The shapeshifter staff disguise breaks eventing & battles when it times out. I specifically encountered this during the scene before you get the yggdrasil leaf: the game soft locked at the part where theibes(?... I forgot her name) see the monster. she just stands there and never runs away. I also encountered this during the golgotha king and queen boss fight: I activated the disguise by accident and thought nothing of it going into battle. then the timeout jingle plays and I'm suddenly transitioned out of battle with no warning.
  • Theibes is still in jericho after you finish her quest chain. she stills warps you to the elf village too. fortunately, only the warp remains active, not the actual quest/event (at least I hope, all my saves after I used that warp :p)
  • The games crashes if you press left while on the left edge of the bestiary... I think.the game crashed in the bestiary and said it was a error about a direction not being assigned?
  • There is an error saying "file 'camilla.png' not found" in the pictures folder. there really IS a camilla.png though,It jut has the default generic name. I fixed this by copying the generic one and renaming it.


Suggestions/Nitpicks
  • It feels like the health of fodder is off later in the game. I dunno, maybe I'm underleveled (I'll have my save attached to the post) or missed a town and/or good equipment but my team damage output just isn't enough to take out 3000-9000 hp random encounters in a reasonable amount of time unless I spam death spells.
  • As I far I've gathered, no NPC hints at the tower holding Excalibur. one NPC in Cana talks about the volcano area nearby where a legendary hero dipped his sword to power it up, but that's it.
  • A world map or mini-map would be nice, in-game or otherwise.
  • Mariner class' level 20 ability is pretty disappointing. I mean death skill is pretty good, but equip axe is redundant with warrior(who gets other equip passives too), and is pretty meager compared to compared a class like crusader, which gets their best multi-target death spell before level 20 and mp regen with equip perks... yeah, mariners a bit lacking.
  • while on the subject of classes, beserker perks are also pretty lacking. her attack bonus is quite noticeable at least, and she is the only class with 2 stat perks. I guess I'm just upset that she doesn't have any active skills.

MY SAVE

GLOBAL FILE (probably useless)

This all being said, I've had a lot of fun with this game now that I'm 35 small medals in, fingers crossed I didn't miss any :P

Preemptive EDIT: I just realized there's a difficulty slider in game. I still stand by my point, as the random encounters aren't too hard per se, just too long.
Preemptive EDIT 2: Also, apparently the beastiary glitch is gone too. got it really early game though, so maybe it happened when I scrolled over a certain "???????" entry that I have now.

EDIT 3: where is the last orb? In the temple of fafnir I have every orb except the top one on the right
Thank you so much for your helpful feedback, kalledemos! It is very greatly appreciated!

author=kalledemos
Bugs
  • The shapeshifter staff disguise breaks eventing & battles when it times out. I specifically encountered this during the scene before you get the yggdrasil leaf: the game soft locked at the part where theibes(?... I forgot her name) see the monster. she just stands there and never runs away. I also encountered this during the golgotha king and queen boss fight: I activated the disguise by accident and thought nothing of it going into battle. then the timeout jingle plays and I'm suddenly transitioned out of battle with no warning.
  • Theibes is still in jericho after you finish her quest chain. she stills warps you to the elf village too. fortunately, only the warp remains active, not the actual quest/event (at least I hope, all my saves after I used that warp :p)
  • The games crashes if you press left while on the left edge of the bestiary... I think.the game crashed in the bestiary and said it was a error about a direction not being assigned?
  • There is an error saying "file 'camilla.png' not found" in the pictures folder. there really IS a camilla.png though,It jut has the default generic name. I fixed this by copying the generic one and renaming it.


Thank you for informing me about these bugs--I have just fixed the Shapeshifter Staff, Thisbe, and camilla.png problems. The downloads section is now updated so that these are fixed.

For the Shapeshifter Staff bug, I eliminated the need to wait one minute to revert back to your original form. Instead, you now stay in your disguised form until you manually use the Shapeshifter Staff again yourself. This way, you will not automatically revert back to your original form during inopportune moments, such as battles and cutscenes.

I'm not too sure about how to fix the bestiary bug, as the bestiary feature comes from a plugin I had not made. If I find any fixes to this issue, I will make sure to update the game.

author=kalledemos
Suggestions/Nitpicks
  • It feels like the health of fodder is off later in the game. I dunno, maybe I'm underleveled (I'll have my save attached to the post) or missed a town and/or good equipment but my team damage output just isn't enough to take out 3000-9000 hp random encounters in a reasonable amount of time unless I spam death spells.
  • As I far I've gathered, no NPC hints at the tower holding Excalibur. one NPC in Cana talks about the volcano area nearby where a legendary hero dipped his sword to power it up, but that's it.
  • A world map or mini-map would be nice, in-game or otherwise.
  • Mariner class' level 20 ability is pretty disappointing. I mean death skill is pretty good, but equip axe is redundant with warrior(who gets other equip passives too), and is pretty meager compared to compared a class like crusader, which gets their best multi-target death spell before level 20 and mp regen with equip perks... yeah, mariners a bit lacking.
  • while on the subject of classes, beserker perks are also pretty lacking. her attack bonus is quite noticeable at least, and she is the only class with 2 stat perks. I guess I'm just upset that she doesn't have any active skills.


At the moment I have added two more NPCs to the game--one explains about the location of Excalibur, and the other speaks about the Schwarzwald (an end-game optional dungeon/area). These NPCs are also found in the updated download file.

Your other suggestions such as class balancing and end-game enemy HP are very valid and helpful points. While I haven't changed these yet, I will definitely take them into account as I continue to update my game!

Although I have not yet added a world map into the game, one is now uploaded to the images section here. I hope it helps!

author=kalledemos
EDIT 3: where is the last orb? In the temple of fafnir I have every orb except the top one on the right


The last orb (called the Peridot Orb) is obtained by purchasing it from the mariner salesman in Tyre (the one who originally sells you the Hikou Feather). If you have purchased all his other items and have found at least four Dragon Orbs, he offers to sell it to you for 30,000G.

author=kalledemos
This all being said, I've had a lot of fun with this game now that I'm 35 small medals in, fingers crossed I didn't miss any :P


I'm glad that you are enjoying the game! Thanks again for all your help and feedback!
Uh oh, he keeps saying "that's all I got to sell for now, check back later", although I have all the other orbs... it's probably because I set the others at the temple already :(
Yep, I noticed that bug as I was fixing the others earlier as well. Originally I had it set to trigger if the party held the Amethyst Orb, but with the latest update I set it to check a variable that corresponds to the number of Dragon Orbs obtained to see if it was greater than or equal to 4. If you download the latest update (1.10) he should be able to sell you the last orb.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your continued interest in my game!
Hello Rouhana,
Your game is amazing, and I'm specially delighted to feel again the atmosphere of the eight-bit era games along with the last enhancements of RPGM MV. Congrats for the excellent work!

I meet up now with a problem: after warping to the elf village and getting the Yggdrasil leave, I can't find the ship neither at Parthia (as expected) nor at any shore of the continent and I stay blocked in Achea. I wish to say that I didn't feel the need to change the class of my 4 characters (landknecht, thief, cleric and mage) who are at 25-26 level. If that issue is not a glitch, what did I miss or what did I wrong?

Thanks for your help!

Please forget my request: the answer was obvious!
Old_Timer,

Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm delighted that you enjoy my game!

In regards to the ship problem, it was an oversight on my end--I had forgot to set the ship location to be near Álfheimr when you go there with Thisbe (when you get the Yggdrasil leaf). Luckily, since you have the Teleport spell, it should not be an issue to continue adventuring. Whenever the Teleport spell is used, your ship will follow you as well.

In addition, changing classes in Romancing Monarchy is completely optional; it is still possible to beat the game without ever changing your class.

My latest update of the game has patched all bugs I have come across, while also balancing the gameplay and adding new features. I highly recommend you try out the new version if you get the chance!

Thanks again for your feedback--I really appreciate it!
Hi.
This seems to be a great game.
When you step on the blue circle and comes to a tower,if you go up to the floor where
the thorn whip is)
you can`t go down the stair to the right where you came from.You´re trapped there and can`t go back to the cave.Or is it me that missed something
Hello kenlan,

You can fall from the edge of the floor without any harm!
Hello Rouhana,

Thank you for these informations. I downloaded your 1.50 release and copied my save files in the new folder: all seems OK, let's play now!

I experimented another issue running the game on Windows 7 64 bits (RAM 4Go): I experimented frequent and seemingly random crashes, with return to the desk without any warning. Independently of these crashes, I noticed an unusual heating of the processor and frequent triggering the fan, while the task manager showed 4 instances of Game.exe running simultaneously.

The problem disappeared when running the game on Windows 10 64 bits (RAM 8Go), which might point to an overload of either or both RAM and processor. I add that in my experience not all MV games encounter the same problem.

Did you have any information or idea concerning that issue?
Hello kenlan,

Thank you for your feedback!
Is this the location you are talking about in the tower?

If so, I just double checked and I was able to go down the stairs to the right. To get back to the cave from the tower, you would need to step onto the blue teleportal again. In addition, as Old_Timer said, you are able to walk off the edge of the tower to get back to ground level.



Hello again Old_Timer,

Thank you for informing me about this problem.

I've never experienced this issue before. I run on Windows 10, however, so that could possibly be why. My game is bigger than most MV games, so that could be a reason why it may take more RAM and/or processing power to run it. Thus, I would recommend to continue playing on Windows 10 if the game runs better on it.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you! Once again, thank you for your feedback!
Hi.
I`m playing this game and having a great time.It`s hard but fair and just great.
Feels oldschool but not with the bad things and at the same time new and fresh.
But i have problems with MV games ,it suddenly closes down and some games lags alot but this doesn`t lags for me but when i try to
dive underwater in the cave it just :now loading and nothing else happens.What can cause that besides from my computer?My computer is not a monster but not so bad.Any ideas?I have turned everything else down.

Hi kenlan,

I'm glad that you are enjoying my game!

Thank you for notifying me about this issue. It seems that the parallax I had for the maps underwater had accidentally been deleted when I deployed the game. Thus, the game loads forever because it is trying to search for that file.

To fix this, you can add a blank image to the parallax folder in the game's images folder and title it "Water.png" (but without the quotes). That image will now be shown instead for the parallax of those maps.

Alternatively, since exploring underwater is optional in Romancing Monarchy, you could skip this section and continue playing the game if you'd like.

I am so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but I thank you again for highlighting this problem.
Thanks.It worked.
Another question:
Is Tip toe broken?Or where can i use it?It feels and sounds like it doesn`t work.

EDIT:This is weird,my nr 3 character has dual cast.But i can``t use my nr 2 character because(Nora)my nr 3 with dualcast is choosing for my nr 2.Then she doesnt have dualcast,she just cast the spell once.And if i choose a spell and attack she casts a spell but my nr 2 character attacks.
If i choose to let all attack it is my nr 1 then my nr 3 2 times then my nr 4 that i choose to let attack.But then all my 4 characters attacks once.
English is not my first language but i hope you can understand.

EDIT 2:Even if i take away the dual caster from the party she still shows up when i try to use my nr 2 character.
@kenlan:

Tiptoe shouldn't be broken; it is able to be used outside of battles and it halves the encounter encounter rate for 100 steps.

Dualcast, however, seems to not be working exactly as intended. I never noticed as it was implemented into the game very late in development. Thank you for informing me about this; I will be sure to fix it.
Hi
.In the tower
you find Divine whip , but it says Mithril whip in the ineventory.And in the last tower it should be more uniqe stuff.
It is some there like divine armor but it should be more and not things that you can buy.
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I think magic, for example Elemancer is dealing too little damage.I had a fighter and he was taking care of everything.Maybe balance it a little(?).
My Cleric/Crusader had the Divine staff and was dealing much more damage with it than with magic.

Beside the few small things this was a really great game.I had alot of fun.
Are you gonna expand it or add things now when it went commercial?
How many small medals are there?I got.
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