_ _ ____ | |__ __ _ ___| | __ / / / | '_ \ / _` |/ __| |/ / / / /____ _ _ _| | | | (_| | (__| < / / // ___|| | | | (_)_| |_|\__,_|\___|_|\_Y_/_/| | _ | | | | | |_| || |_| | __ __ _ \____(_)___(_)_____ \ \ / /__ | |_ _ _ __ ___ ___|___ / \ \ / / _ \| | | | | '_ ` _ \ / _ \ |_ \ \ V / (_) | | |_| | | | | | | __/___) | \_/ \___/|_|\__,_|_| |_| |_|\___|____/ ____ _ _ _ | _ \ ___ __| | ___ _ __ ___ _ __ | |_(_) ___ _ __ | |_) / _ \/ _` |/ _ \ '_ ` _ \| '_ \| __| |/ _ \| '_ \ | _ < __/ (_| | __/ | | | | | |_) | |_| | (_) | | | | |_| \_\___|\__,_|\___|_| |_| |_| .__/ \__|_|\___/|_| |_| |_| -- .hack// G.U. Volume 3 Redemption ----Guide by Googlrr ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. This FAQ/Walkthrough may be posted on the following websites: www.GameFaqs.com www.neoseeker.com www.supercheats.com Credit: Me for creating the walkthrough The creators of .hack//G.U. Sanjumoke for helping me with the Chaotic PK section and for the Natsume section. The 4 different people to correct me on Taihaku <C> = Complete <I> = Incomplete Table Of Contents Control-F codes ----------------- --------------- 1. Introduction------------[intro] 2. Version History---------[versionz] 3. FAQ---------------------[FAQZ] 4. Walkthrough-------------[walkthrgh]<C> -----The Begining----------[Beginnn] -----Sage Palace-----------[saggee] -----End of Sage Palace----[palaceEND] -----After 'The Rebirth'---[rebirttth] 5. Item/Equipment Lists----[eqptlst](0%) 6. Mecha Grunty Sidequest--[mechagront]<C> 7. Area Word List----------[lolwordlists]<I> 8. Quests------------------[qwestz]<C> 9. Forest Of Pain----------[FoP]<C> 10. Avatar-----------------[avbatlz]<C> 11. Blacklisted PK's-------[pklistslol]<C> 12. Chims Kicker Campaign--[chmkik]<C> 13. DoppelGanger-----------[doppgang]<c> 14. Natsume----------------[natsumez]<C> 15. Affection/Marriage-----[afecshun]<C?> 16. Contact Info-----------[contactinfo] Introduction [intro] -------------------- This guide is based off my times and experiences playing the game, excluding the info contributed to me through email. This intro is going to be a place where I might ramble a bit, and 90% of people wont read it anyways. Some people have asked me why I made a walkthrough for a game so simple like .hack. There is a few reasons for it. One, I just wanted to be the first person to release a Walkthrough. The Second is for people who didn't play the first 2 games. Some people who picked up on the game at volume 3 might have some troubles, so the walkthrough is there to guide them. The rest of the guide all has good purpose, and points out things that are not-so obvious. Version History [versionz] -------------------------- Version 0.5 Main Walkthrough Finished. Other sections 1/2 done 9/18/07 Version 0.6 Mecha Grunty Section Fixed, quests section completed, avatar battles completed, Started the doppelganger section and added the Chim kicker campaign 9/19/07 Version 0.7 Completed the Chaotic PK section and Natsume section thanks to sanjumoke Halfway complete with the Forest of Pain. Fixed Minor Typos. 9/22/07 Version 0.8 Forest of Pain 75% complete Revised the Word list section for smaller filesize Complete spellcheck of the document. Added some FAQ's. 10/3/07 Version 0.822 Forest of Pain 100% complete Fixed the Blacklisted PK section Split the walkthrough to 4 different parts Fixed a few of the lists so they are less ugly FAQ--Frequently Asked Questions [FAQZ] -------------------------------------- Q: I defeated all the Chaotic PK's and checked the boards, but I still can't get Natsume? Help plz? A: Natsume can only be unlocked after beating the game. Q: How many characters are in the game? D= A: There are 22 characters in total. Sakubo counts as 2, for Saku and Bo. The 3 azures, Shino, Bordeaux, Tabby, and Natsume can only be unlocked after you beat the game. Q: Where can I see all those cool CG scenes in the Game? :( A: http://youtube.com/user/Googlrr :D Q: I unlocked all the characters, but I can't get the marriage card? Why is this? A: If you tell Saku to take a hike, you can't get married. You must have all 22 of your 'friends' to get the card. You need to be NICE to Saku. Q: Will you be putting AR/Codebreaker codes in your guide? A: If I had the resources I would, but me not owning these cheating devices makes it hard for me to put any codes in here and know how reliable they are. Q: How do I block Chaos Gehanna? A: Contributed by 'Alison': "When he first uses the attack, you press square and fire off shots DONT CHARGE IT!!! just fire a blast of it, after you fire off one blast and destroy them, wait til they get a little close, then start swinging your sythe, the first few swings will destroy a majority, and while your chargeing your final swing, more will crash into you doing no damage, then your "disc" shot will destroy the rest" Walkthrough [walkthrgh] ----------------------- -=-[Beginnn]-=- Well here's the beginning of my walkthrough for .hack//GU volume 3. In the beginning of your game, I recommend transferring data from Volume 2. Upon conversion you will receive the following items: Holly Arrow x 10 The Wheel x 10 Wizard Soul x 15 Hell Raiser x 10 Warrior Soul x 15 Bonus GP x 10,000 A special Video And all your items and stats from the previous game, so you can't go wrong. Well once you start you are greeted into your new game by some movies. They give you a little insight on Ovan, and Yata loses the serpent of lore. Once the movies are over and done with go and check your e-mail. Its a .hack game. What else would you do? You will have 7 messages (6 if you didn't convert data) After reading the e-mails you will have access to a new root town, Breg Epona, and a new advanced @home. And you lose your Divine Awakening to a new, cooler awakening, Avatar Awakening. --So now do exactly what they tell you to do. Go to the new root town and-- --check out the advanced @home.-- Well Melo Grunty is missing. Time to find time. Invite Atoli and Silabus to your party and leave that useless dog behind. --Go to Sigma Universal Ocean's Glide-- This is a level 96 field and I don't think it should be a challenge for anyone, especially if you did the data transfer. The gruntys for the mission are found on the isolated little islands on the bottom and left. Once you collect them Melo Grunty will give you an oh so subtle hint as to his location...He's in the upper right corner. All is fixed with Melo Grunty. Head back to your new @home. Watch the scene and learn the amazing new plot twist...Checking your e-mail. More messages from your 'unseen ally', one from Melo Grunty, and one from Pi. There's an emergency and you must meet at Ravens @home, in Mac Anu. Well I guess some of the higher ups thought an AIDA-infected Sakaki was better for running The Serpent of Lore than Yata was. After your little scene you must once again, check your e-mail. Well, Major Sakaki incident and what do we do next? We go questing of coarse :D. --Invite Silabus and Gaspard to your party and take the 'Dubious Dog'-- --quest from the quest shop.-- Go to Sigma Unseen Alien Elf Animal to do the quest. Refer to the Quest section if you need help. Now you have your hunters scroll and can take the quest in the Mercenary district if you want. You will also get the Book of Stamina. Time to log out and check your e-mail. 4 new mails. 3 don't matter. After you're done with that go to Theta Hidden Forbidden Hades. Now you will become some uber 1337 hacker and enter the bugged areas that the Serpent of Lore can't reach. Go to the bottom-right corner of the map (fairy orbs help) and get a cutscene. Once that's over then we're off. And then...What a surprise. You need to log out and check your e-mail. Seems like something's up with Taihaku. a PK tournament where you can PK in Lumina Cloth and Beg Epona. Seems like a bundle of fun. As for now, Log in and head over to Lumina Cloth to talk to Sirius. Now another obvious thing...The tournament leader is infected by AIDA D= Go log out and read your e-mails. Oh shit. Its Sakaki who's behind this D= Anyways, time for our regular meetings with Canard...Wait, when did we start having these? Take the warp over to Canards @home. At the entrance to the @home you will see Gaspard being owned by some PK-ers. Nothing too important happens here and you will be prompted to check your e-mail...again. You will get an e-mail from Silabus about Gaspard and they are complaining as usual. Kuhn will want you to meet him in the outer part of Theta Hidden Forbidden Hades and using the anomaly warps to go to the outer area. Meet Kuhn in the same area that you met in before. Kuhn will point out the obvious to you with information that you probably already had guessed before this point. After that just leave and check your e-mail again. After a few useless e-mails you will get an e-mail saying that you are able to register for the Sage Palace Tournament. Go and revoke your Holy Palace title and join for this one. Antares and Matsu will come up to you at the arena counter and tell you that both of them will be joining too :O. Right after that short Cutscene, Silabus will shortmail you saying that Gaspard is in trouble (like anyone cares) Go to the Breg Epona Plaza. It turns out Silabus is a liar and Gaspard was just doing his job and trying to run the shop. Now you will conveniently have a shop running in Breg Epona. After this go and check your e-mail. Kuhn will ask you to bring Atoli and him to Sigma Calm Betrayal's Longing. Endrance and Sakubo are late for the meeting :( In this case the logical thing to do isn't to wait for them, but to leave the entrance to go to the very end of the dungeon and wait. Head over to the Beast Statue of this Dungeon. Apparently, They were just late, but they're pissed off too. Sakubo and Endrance tell you to gtfo and leave. Now your stuck without Endrance as a partner in the tournament and you need someone with an epitaph to join. Atoli awakens her epitaph on the spot like some sort of magic and conveniently fills your spot for a partner. Its fun times from here on out with Kuhn and Atoli. Go and check your e-mail. Endrance is acting different, eh? But he isn't important now. We have a crisis on our hands so the best thing to do it...Go questing with Matsu. Invite Matsu and whomever you like to do the 'Hail Bikman' quest. If you need help with this part check out the quests section. -=-[saggee]-=- Time to do the usual stuff and go check your e-mail. It looks like its time for your first round. Round one consists of 5 battles. Each leader is one of the infamous Chaotic PKs. I would recommend being around level 105. I will update with a list of all the people in this '5 round' round later on. After you win you get to watch Sirius get defeated. a hacked trio called the 'Hetero Trio' defeated Sirius in the tournament. You later find out he is now a lost one. Check your e-mail to get a letter from Kaede. She wants you to grab Pi and meet her in Sigma Wise Calamity's Water Mill. She will be waiting inside the beast temple for you so use this moment as a training place. It can't hurt to try and get a good score. Once in the beast temple you find out that Kaede and Zelkova know a little too much. They know about all your hacking and your shenanigans. Now log out and check your e-mail. Its time for your second Sage Palace arena round. This time you get to fight Iyoten, Asta, and one of the Chaotic PK's, Maniac Helluger. Iyoten: Level 107 Blade Brandier Asta: Level 106 Edge Punisher Maniac Helluger: Level 106 Blade Brandier With 3 melee people it might get hard to get an attack in. If you are having trouble try playing with the guard button and using Rengeki Counterattacks to get your openings. Using Beast Awakening with your Dual Swords is helpful too. Try and guard cancel right before the charge attack to keep your attacks faster and stronger. Once you reduce Iyoten down to almost nothing for health you get a nice scene of Haseo almost snapping on them. In the end he give them the 'won't go back to being the Terror of Death' spiel and you get over it. Now just log out and check your e-mail again. Kuhn thinks it will be a good idea to do the Chim Chim song quest so go ahead and invite him and a person of your choice. For help refer to the Quests section. You can not participate in the Chim Kicking Campaign. Now log out and check your e-mail again. You get to learn about how Sakaki told bullshit stories to get his way into controlling 'The World'. You will also have an e-mail from CC corp about your Semi-Final match against Antares. Invite Kuhn and Atoli into your party and go and register for the tournament. To make sure your ready, make sure you are of proper level to fight this: Antares - Level 110 Blade Brandier Bigwig - Level 106 Blade Brandier DIAKOKU - Level 106 Blade Brandier After the match, Sakaki will turn Evil Bitch on you and expose your avatar to everyone in 'The World'. Lucky you have Taihaku to save you, even if its only because he wants to kill you. After the scene log out and check your e-mail. Time for more questing. Invite Antares and a member of your choice to your party for some quest. Take the Steam Professors Research quest. Check the quests section if you need help. You may now participate in the Mecha Grunty Campaign Now log out and check your e-mail...again. Time for the tournament finals. Grab Atoli and Kuhn and register for the final Match against the Hetero Trio (lol). The Hetero Trio are as follows: Hetero: Level 109 Flick Reaper Levcistic: Level 107 Lord Partizan Axanthis: Level 107 Lord Partizan Once you Defeat Hetero you get to have your first avatar battle of the third game. Its an easy battle this one is. The list of attacks and moves can be found in the Avatar section of my guide. Check your e-mail again. Time for more questing time. Hooray. Grab Atoli and a member of your choice and take the Story of Kudan quest. Refer to the quest section for help/info. The lucky animal tells your a nice little prophecy :D Hoorah. You can now participate in the Lucky Data Collection Campaign. check your e-mail. It be time for the final Match against Taihaku. Here's his info. Taihaku: Level 113 Steam Gunner You don't actually fight Sakubo or Endrance. Now, Taihaku is a tad annoying and does damage. If you're having troubles, stay on the defensive and counter rengeki him when you can. When he turns a pink color, your speed will be greatly reduced. He will walk towards you and try to explode. The best thing is just to try and stay as far away as you can during this, because you can't do damage during it anyway. While in this Pink Aura, any skills that are used will be countered with an explosion, so don't use skills during this. Set your party members strategy to conserve SP to stop them from using skills. Using the Avatar awakening on him while he is in glowing pink will cause him to return normal for a little bit, and give you 1 virus core :P When he is about 1/2 health, you get a small cutscene. at 1/4 health, you get another. You break his sword, and Sakaki gets pissed. Endrance beats down Sakaki, and he turns AIDA on you. Refer to the Avatar section for help against him. -=-[palaceEND]-=- After you own Sakaki in an Avatar battle, head over to Ravens @home. Then do the usual plotline, check your e-mail. Go to Icolo's @home in Lumina Cloth and speak with Taihaku. He gives you a sword that you wont be able to use for quite some time. After the scene you get a mysterious short mail from Saku, and it was actually nice. Go out behind the Arena and talk to Saku. You get to learn that there is no Saku =D Nao log out and check your e-mail. Oh that commentator. What a silly guy :D Aside from his useless e-mail, Check the ones from Bo and Pi, then go to Ravens @home. WHAT??? YATA IS AWAKENING....Congratulations! Yata has awakened into an epitaph. After all that, Go to Sigma Ethical Prodigy's Prophecy. You can skip the first 2 floors, because everything important is ALWAYS on the last floor. Go to the Beast Statue in the upper right corner. Yata goes crazy and attacks you with Fidchell. Refer to the Avatar section for help on this. After all the online gaming story and drama, return to town, then log out and check your e-mails. Yata sends you some background info about his history with Ovan and how they were past hackers. Pi sends you a message about AIDA being found in town. Log in to go investigate it. Once logged in, go to the lower left corner of the town. Its a long secluded alley with nothing in it...except AIDA. You get to see Aina and Bo 'playing' and then they disappear. Invite Pi and any member of your choice to your party and perform Area hacking here. Proceed to the outer dungeon. In the outer dungeon, kill all 8 parties of monsters. Then you get to learn that Bo and Aina aren't even there. After you're done there, log out and check your e-mail. Gaspard e-mails you about a thread he found on the Rumors board. The thread is about a 'Ghost Girl'. Once you leave the forum, Pi e-mails you. She wants to find information from the person who made the topic. Log in and go to the secluded corner from earlier. The little whore refuses to tell you anything and logs off. Then you hear some 'screaming'. Go to the bike shop. Its your good friend Piros the Third :D He gives you the area words Sigma Fading Moonflower Glory. Go there with Pi and any other partner of your choice. In there, go all the way left. Activate the portal with Chim spheres. Use the portal. Next, pick the portal that is farthest away from the one you just came from. In the next one, choose the green portal farthest away from the white portal. Proceed to the next floor. In the next room, go to the right. There is a path that goes in the shape of a square. You want to take the portal on the bottom left. Then, follow the path until you are faced with more portal options. Take the upper teleport. In the third room, go directly right until you get the screen fuzz that indicates data anomaly. Use area hacking here and go into the outer dungeon. In the outer dungeon there are yet more portals. Take the one in the very top left area of the map. Next, take the portal to the right, and then continue walking right until you get a scene with Bo and Aina. Now you can leave and check your e-mail. Antares wants you to take the Lawless Fort quest with him, so log in and invite him to your party. You can also bring along a member of your choice. Info on the quest is in the quests section. After that log out and check your e-mail. Yata has stuff to tell you so go to Raven's @home. You learn the prophecy and talk to Ovan. He wants to meet you in Sigma Immersed Crime's Paraphrase. Invite any 2 people you wish and go there. Once there, skip to the second floor. On the second floor, go to the top and take the green portal. Then, take the bottom pink portal. On the third floor, the area hacking point is in the top right corner of the map. Once in the outer dungeon, go left. Choose the bottom pink portal. Keep taking the pink portals until you are faced with an option. Once there, chose the portal that is on the left. Continue following the pink path again until you find a save point. I recommend you use this because Ovan is hard. Area hack here and go through. Once you are through the portal, you see your good buddy Ovan. You need to defeat him. I was level 122 for this fight. Boss: Ovan Health: 6800 Attacks: The Attack he does the most is a spin-and-shoot thing. He spins around doing damage, points his gun at you, and shoots you. The blast sends you across the arena. He also does a shockwave attack. He will stay still momentarily, and then he jumps up in the air and lands, creating a large shockwave. Charges a laser and fires it. This is one huge ass laser and does rape damage. He will also use his AIDA like powers to summon Neighbors. They are Reject, light, and Restore neighbors. Light Neighbor: The light neighbor is used for the offensive. It moves around the arena attacking you and your partners. Reject Neighbor: Circles around Ovan. While the Reject Neighbor is alive, Ovan is invincible. Kill it to make him un-invincible o.O Restore Neighbors: These are ANNOYING. As soon as you see a restore neighbor, do whatever you can do kill it. These heal Ovan by 100 at a time. When you bring Ovan to 1/2 health, he does an attack using his deformed arm and does massive damage to you. This can not be blocked, and is activated every time he goes past half (restore neighbors can bring him up). My Strategy for Defeating Ovan: For my strategy, you need a lot of healing items, SP items, and items to revive partners. For this you need to switch your awakening a lot. First, start the fight. Beat him down and destroy his neighbors using any method you want. Try to conserve your awakening. Once he brings out restore neighbors, use the Avatar awakening. This will kill all the neighbors usually. Now, get him to about 1/2 health (after he does the deformed arm attack). Keep killing the neighbors until he brings 2 LIGHT neighbors and 1 REJECT neighbor. Now use healing items and stuff to bring your Morale bar to its max. Switch your awakening to BEAST awakening. Now destroy the 2 LIGHT neighbors, and then kill the reject neighbor LAST. As soon as you kill it, use the beast awakening and switch to Dual Swords. Do the sword cancel thing (do the rounds with the sword and right before you charge to dash, hold guard. This cancels the attacks and lets you resume much, much faster). Use this to bring him d down as far as you can. If that doesn't kill him, get the neighbors to be 2 light and 1 reject. Kill the 2 light, then fill the morale with items on your partners. Use beast awakening again. You should be able to do a good 1,500-2000 damage with 1 beast awakening if done right. After you defeat Ovan, he tells you you're not strong enough(even though you just kicked his ass) and he calls his avatar. Refer to the Avatar section for help with this. -=-[rebirttth]-=- After you beat Ovan, he activates 'The Rebirth'. Pretty much, the whole internet is reset. During this, Zelkova hacks your character and you get your Xth Form. You can now use Guns and perform the Double Trigger attack. Your avatar awakening scene is also different. You awaken in the netslum. An area for unusual AI's and hackers :D Go north to a door to find Zelkova. You talk and talk and blah blah. When you return, log out and check your E-mail. Once you read all your mail, exit to the main desktop. Check your e-mail again. Go to Delta Hidden Forbidden Bulwark. Talk to Yata, look down the cliff, see some scary shit, etc. Log out and check your e-mail again. Aina is waiting for you D=. Invite and 2 people you want and go to Sigma Incense World's Build-Up. Go to the second floor. Go to the bottom of the second floor and take the pink teleporter. Then, take the pink teleporter on top. On the third floor, go directly right to get to the beast statue. Aina is pissed D=. Right after she leaves, there's tremors...on the internet. Go to Ravens @home to see what's up with this shit. Seriously...Earthquakes on the internet? Go look for Aina. Sigma Fleeing Dismayed Emotion. On the very left side of the map, you find Aina under attack. Defeat the 3 Cubia Gammora. After you rescue Aina, return to the Serpent of Lore. You need to speak to the Godess, Aura. Go to Delta Hidden Forbidden Holyground. Make sure you are well prepared with healing items. Once in The Hulle Granz Cathedral, you try to summon the goddess. The 3 azure knights appear to defend her. Fight them. Boss: Azure Kite - 6000 health Azure Orca - 3500 health Azure Balmung - 3500 health Sometimes, Azure Orca and Balmung glow blue. From what I understand they cannot be hurt during this. Most of their attacks are standard player attacks, on a stronger scale. Kite has the ability to revive his 2 partners, so don't bother with them. Take out Kits to win. When Kites life is low, the 3 will do a combo on you. This combo takes out massive portions of your health. My strategy: Same as I used for Ovan. Go up a little and read it. Replace Ovan with Kite. When kites life gets lower he will start to move around and attack instead of just casting. After you beat them, Aura commands them to stop. Stuff happens and Azure Kite gives you his weapons, Empty Skies. Really good dual swords. After that little fight head off to the Serpent of Lore. You get teleported to the Netslum. The netslum is a very nice root town. You can travel to areas from any server, and access your @home from it. Go to the bridge and formulate your plans. Then head back and talk to Silabus and Gaspard. Gaspard is setting up a shop in Netslum :D Log out and check your e-mails. Zelkova sent an e-mail to everyone in 'The World' asking for help. He then asks you to return back to the bridge you just came from. Go there and he gives you the area words of the corroded areas with the Cubia Gamora in them. The areas are: Delta Hidden Forbidden Bulwark Delta Hidden Forbidden Radiation Delta Hidden Forbidden Battlefield Delta Hidden Forbidden Dragonbein In Delta Hidden Forbidden Radiation... Alkaid is awake :D She can now be used as a partner, but she's kinda week at the moment since she just woke up. Use your Area Hacking here to open the outer dungeon. Go inside and kill the Cubia Gomora. There are 4. Inside, go Left, then south. Take the pink portal. Fight this Gomora. Follow the path until you come to a three-way fork. There is 1 Gomora to the south and 1 to the left. Take the pink portal on the top and fight the last Gomora of this area. Leave In Hidden Forbidden Bulwark.. While Moontree is holding off the Gomora, use your area hacking and use the warp. Inside, walk straight left. Ignore the first pink portal. You will run into 2 parties of Cubia Gomora. Kill them. Continue on and take the pink portal on the bottom. There will be 2 more Cubia Gomoras. Now, go down and to the right. Kill this Gomora, then take the portal. Fight this last one and leave. In Hidden Forbidden Dragonbein... Go to the top of the map and use your area hacking. Warp. Inside the outer dungeon, Go left and find one of the Cubia Gomora's. Keep going left and follow the path until you encounter another Cubia Gomora. Continue following the path until you find another, then go right, and run into one more. Go up and take the pink portal, and then go left. Another Gomora. Then go left to find one, and then down to find one, and then take the portal and go left for the last. Leave. In Hidden Forbidden Battlefield... While Kestrel holds the Cubia Gomora off, Use the area hacking. In the outer dungeon, follow the only path you can until you find one of the Gomora, then go all the way up to find another. Now follow the path and take the pink portal, and continue to follow the path upward. There's the 2 last Cubia Gomora. Leave the area. Now return to Zelkova at the bridge. Now you know the location of Cubia's main body, so make sure you equip yourself with some good armour, good weapons, and some healing items. When your ready, head to Sigma Excited Conflict's Fate, via the Chaos gate in Netslum. Once in the map, use a Fairy's Orb to reveal everything. Use this to make your way towards the second floor. On the second floor, take the first pink portal that you come across. Then continue right and take the next one you pass. Head up and to the left and take the warp point. Proceed on to the next block. In block 3, follow the path until you come across 2 portals. Take the one on the top. Now, take the pink portal closest to the white one. Go all the way left and then down to a small room. Use area hacking to open the outer dungeon. In the outer dungeon, follow the main path until you come across a pink warp. Take the warp, and continue on and take the only other pink warp. Now there's a row of 4 pink warps. Take the 2nd from the top. Go to the right. **I recommend you make good use of the save point here** Use area hacking and take the warp. Now you have to avatar battle. Look in the Avatar section for helps. After you beat 3 Cubia Alpha, the Cubia Beta shows itself and you get to fight it. This one is a little more difficult but shouldn't pose too much of a problem. Refer to the avatar section for helps. Now its time to infiltrate the Cubia through the mouth. Once inside, I recommend using the Aura lightshere. Now, invite 2 partners that you DON'T want to use for the last fight. When you have them picked out, go to the next area and fight the Doppelgangers. They are literally you and your partners. He will change weapons when you do, and is invincible during that time. .:My Strategy:. First, use the Justice attack on them, then use the double trigger. While they are in the air, use your gun and keep shooting them. Keep them in the air as long as possible. Try to stay under them so they don't fall. As long as they are in the air, they are powerless to stop you. This is a useful way to kill anything that you can knock upwards. Now, since they are revived, you leave those 2 partners behind. Invite 2 more that you still DON'T want for the last battle. Go to the next area and you fight...more doppelgangers. The same strategy as above works on them too. After you beat them, you leave them behind again. Invite 2 more that you STILL DON'T CARE ABOUT. Proceed and fight yet another round of doppelgangers. After you defeat them, invite your 2 BEST PARTNERS and proceed. I used Zelkova and Endrance since they are good damage do-ers. Now you fight Cubias Core. Cubias core is like a gigantic yeti, or at least I think so. You need to defeat the left and right core of Cubia. The cores are only hurt-able when they are actually extended into the battlefield. The shockwave of Cubia's cores landing hurts you so be careful. The right hand (left side of the screen) can shoot out meteors from it. The left hand (right side of the screen) can poison you, put you to sleep, and cause you to attack your partners. Cubia Gomora are also constantly being summoned. Once you kill the 2 cores, Cubia backs up a bit and then rams the field. This does a good amount of damage and pretty much hits the whole field. Now the Cubia Core shield is exposed. You must break. From what I experienced, the While in the shield state, Cubia does not attack, and only summons Gomoria at you. After the shield is broken, the Core itself is exposed. Cubia will do that ramming attack again. Now, Cubia will shoot lasers at you, which can do an amazing amount of damages. He still summons the Gomoria too. The best way to beat him here is with beast awakening and Dual swords or guns. After you win, you get a cool little scene with Ovan lending you his power. He gives you the power to defeat Cubia. At the end of all that, return to the desktop and check your e-mail. You have a LOT of it. IT seems like Shino woke up from her Coma, so go to Hidden Forbidden Holyground to meet her. After you re-unite with Shino, that's the end of the game. You are prompted to save your status. For winning, you get the area word BBQ Plate. God Chims will appear here. You also get the Member addresses of Shino, Kite, Azure Orca, Azure Balmung, and Bordeaux. If you did the Abyss quest things you can also do the Forest of Pain to unlock Tabby. GAME END Mecha Grunty Sidequest [mechagront] ----------------------------------- The Mecha Grunty Quest can be a bit annoying and time consuming. The best way to do it is to just find a map where he is close by the entrance and also has a chim supply nearby. The map I used was Theta Pursuing Military Alga Grass. I found this area useful the Mecha Grunty is right there near the beginning, and a useful supply of chim can be found on the other side of the bridge to the right. Only one pack of monsters separates the 2, and you will be able to 1 hit them. About 1 out of 4 times I encounter a battle area here so it can also help with the bounty quest. After you give him all the chim spheres, you get an awesome scene of him flying away :D Prizes: First Checkpoint - Air Rollershoes Second Checkpoint - Steam Apron Third Checkpoint - Steam War Suit Fourth Checkpoint - Steam Shield Fifth Checkpoint - Superhero Suit After Saving Mecha Grunty those 30 times, take to the guy in the Harbor of Mac Anu to receive your prizes. If you did all 30 times, you will receive an e-mail about a new quest addition, "Farewell Mecha Grunty". Refer to the quests section for info on this. Area Words [lolwordlists] ------------------------- **This section is specific to volume three and will not include those of the **previous versions. This may change if I have time but right now no. "Story Mode" means you will unlock the word simply by going through the story "Get a B - S rank on any level XXX area" means just that. First Word: Universal - Story Mode Unseen - Dubious Dog Quest Calm - Story Mode Unknown - "A strange place" in Community Forum. Courageous - Get a B - S rank on any level 101 area. Gathering - Hail Bikman Quest Serving - Get a B - S rank on any level 102 area. Wise - Story Mode Clamorous - Get a B - S rank on any level 105 area. Glowing - Chim Chim Song Quest Boisterious - Get a B - S rank on any level 108 area Uncover - Steam Professors Research Quest Looming - Story of Kudan Quest Clashing - Ask for in the 'Found the Abyss!..I think' thread in Forums. Ethical - Story mode Fading - Story mode Immersed - Story mode Fleeing - Story Mode Running - The Goblins Are Coming! Quest Undeterred - Last Salute of the Goblins Quest Passing - Beat The Goblins Are Coming! Quest and check your E-mail Second Word: Ocean's - Story Mode Alien - Dubious Dog Quest Betrayal's - Story Mode Mortuary's - "A strange place" thread in the Community Forum. Familiar - 'Hail Bikman' Quest Calamity's - Story Mode Passive - Chim Chim Song Quest Lakeside's - Steam Professors Research Quest Muddled - Story of Kudan Quest Frissions - Ask for in the 'Found the Abyss!..I think' thread in Forums. Prodigy's - Story mode Moonflower - Story mode Moonbeam's - Get a B - S rank in any level 116 area Crime's - Story mode Dismayed - Story mode Stellar - Get B - S rank in any level 124 area Speed's - The Goblins Are Coming! quest. Legerity's - Last Salute of the Goblins quest Queen's - Get B - S rank on any level 132 area Engaging - Get B - S rank on any level 121 area Bull's Eye - Get B - S rank on any level 146 area Blue Silver - Get B - S rank on any level 150 area Third Word: Glide - Story Mode Ceremony -Get a B - S rank on any level 96 area. Elf Animal - Dubius Dog Quest Longing - Story Mode Shady Rite - "A strange place" thread in the Community Forum Mascot - Hail Bikman Quest Water Mill - Story Mode Fairy - Chim Chim Song Quest Metal Beast - Steam Professors Research Quest Daydream - Get B - S rank on any level 110 area. Seer - Story of Kudan Quest Oracle - Ask for in the 'Found the Abyss!..I think' thread in Forums. Prophecy - Story mode Glory - Story mode Paraphrase - Story mode Utopia - Get a B - S rank on any level 122 area. Emotion - Story mode BBQ Plate - Obtained in an E-mail after game completion. Sin Realm - Obtained in an E-mail after game completion. Rider - The Goblins Are Coming! Quest Goblin - Last Salute of the Goblins Quest Raven - Get a B - S rank on any level 143 area Wall paper list [lolpaperlists] ------------------------------- Found on the Apkallu forum: 14 19-23 24-56 Wallpaper 004: Beat Cubia in an avatar battle in the Serpent of Lore Wallpaper 009: Beat Corkenik the 2nd in an avatar battle in the Serpent of Lore WallPaper 008: Beat Fidchell in an avatar battle in the Serpent of Lore WallPaper 007: Beat AIDA<Victorian> in an avatar battle in the Serpent of Lore WallPaper 006: Beat AIDA<Grunwald> in an avatar battle in the Serpent of Lore WallPaper 010: Beat all Volume 3 avatar battles in the Serpent of Lore WallPaper 015: Clear the Forest of Pain Quests [qwestz] --------------- ==Dubius Dog== Suggested Level 97 "Test for the bounty hunters advanced license" Reward: Book of Stamina Go to the second floor. On the first big room of the second floor you get a little cutscene with the Heatwave hound. Continue down the path to the area right before the entrance to block 2. You will get another scene with the Heatwave Hound doing some...spinning thing. Go to block 2...and receive your next cutscene, also with spinning. Go to the area to the right and then down, and you will get more cutscene. Go to the area to the right and down...again. You will get moar cutscene and this time the hound shows itself. You fight it. It has about 5000 and wasn't too much of a problem. ==Hail Bikman== Suggested Level 107 Reward: Book of Sense Area word Sigma Gathering Familiar Mascot Mission: Find the Grunties The first floor of this place has nothing important on it. Use a fairy orb and skip on to the next floor. On this floor just go to the far right and you will get a fun little scene with the grunties. Then by some chance a boss monster will appear. It has about 5000 health and was easy. It didn't even try to attack me once. After this the quest is ended. ==The Chim Chim Song== Suggested Level 105 Reward: Book Of Wisdom "The Chim Chims have disappeared from the farm. I want you to find out why" Mission: Solve the mystery of the Chim Chim Area Words Sigma Glowing Passive Fairy There's nothing of significance on the first floor. On the second floor you will come to a fork in the road. take the passage to the right. There will be an easy boss typed monster. After that, you learn where the chim are going. End of quest. ==Steam Professors Research== Suggested Level 108 Reward: Book Of Stamina Retrieve memory from Steam Robot 'Mosa Machine''s brain computer. Area Words Sigma Undercover Lakeside's Metal Beast Condition: Obtain Mosa Machines Memory. Defeat the enemies at the 3 treasure boxes. Once all the devices are set go to the southern side of the lake for a small cutscene and a mini-boss. The boss has 3333 health. ==Story of Kudan== Suggested Level 110 Reward: Book of Power "I want to get data on the 'Silvermane Kudan' Area Words Sigma Looming Muddled Seer Mission: Kick the Silverman Kudan First 2 floors aren't useful. Use Fairy Orbs and go through them quickly if you wish. The third floor is where the silvermane Kudan is. It can be found in the southernmost part of the floor. ==Lawless Fort== Suggested Level 116 Reward: Book Of Wisdom Area Words Sigma Vulnurable Barren Safe House The PK's are spread out on 3 floors. 3 of them are on the first floor. 2 of them are on the second floor. 5 are on the third floor. Negimaru and Grein are 2 of the PK's. They are a little annoying to fight since the are good at catching you in combos, but just lay on the guard button and wait until they break their combo. ==The Goblins Are Coming!== Suggested Level: None Reward: Book Of Power Goblins stole a muffler. Get it back. Sigma Running Speed's Rider Solo Quest. Bring No one. This quest is really annoying (at least to me who hates bike and racing games) but it comes with due rewards. Anyways, you need to ram your bike into the 5 goblins. The first Goblin you need to hit once, then the second comes out. Hit the second one twice, and the 3rd and 4th come out at the same time. They both need to be hit twice. After that, The last goblin comes out. Hit him once, and he will get faster. The second time you hit him, he gets even more fastness. The third time you hit him, it ends and you win. My Strategy: First, ride around them and feel out their pattern. Once you have a feel of their pattern, fill the boost bar with chims. Then cruise up as close to you can to them, and boost. Hopefully you hit them. If you miss, repeat this. This worked for me on all the goblins except the last. For him I just used the speed boost from across the map and tried to hit him blindly. You may now participate in the Highway Master Campaign. ==Last Salute of the Goblins== Suggested Level: None Reward: Book of Sense Area Words Sigma Undeterred Legerity's Goblin Beat the "The Goblins Are Coming!" quest to unlock. This time, its a race. This one is much easier than the previous quest. All you need to do is do 5 counter-clockwise laps of the map. Simple enough. Just hug the wall as long as you can, grab any chim you see. If you are too close to a goblin, boost away. They will attack you. If you are too far behind, boost. Otherwise, don't boost. Save your chim for when you need it. As a reward for winning, you get the Demon Safe Shoes. These are awesome. While wearing them, enemies can't see you. This is really useful for times when you don't want to fight, or for the Forest of Pain. ==Farewell Mecha Grunty== Suggested Level 132 Reward: Gurah Fist Sigma Developed Steel's Magic Fist When you arrive in the area you are greeted by Mecha grunties "older brother" and you get to fight his 'Metal Dragons'. I assume by now you know how to break defenses. Now chase down the giant metal thing. Take the green warp point at the bottom of the map. Then go up, then left and take the warp up there. Now its a Boss Battle. Black Gurah - 2550 Proto Gurah - 5555 Annoying little buggers. Did about 600 in one combo. Kill the Black Gurah first. Proto Gurah just heals back again after. Then, after the scene is over, kill Proto Gurah. What a sad ending for a quest Dx Gurah Fist: All normal attacks are critical Forest Of Pain [FoP] -------------------- Unlocking the Forest of Pain: Check the 'A Strange Place' thread in 'The World' section of the community forum. Ask for the area words. Enter and exit 'The World' to get the response. Then, go to the area words until the end of the dungeon. Then, later on in the game, a thread called "Found the Abyss!...I think" will show up in the community Forum. Ask for the words and go there and speak to the god or whatever it is. Now, after beating the game, you will unlock the Forest of Pain. The Forest of Pain is, to my understanding, 100 rooms long. Every 5 levels is a boss fight. Bosses have a lot of defenses and are hard to kill without beast awakening. Level ending in 1-4 and 6-9 have missions. These missions are shared between boss fights. Example: 31-34 have one objective that only needs to be completed once throughout the set. These objectives are optional, but recommended, because they reward you with good healing items. The boss and objective lists are listed below, but are at the moment incomplete. 50 is last warp you can take. After that you no longer have checkpoints. Bosses Blocks Maxima Bazooka 5 and 10 Forest King 15 and 20 Giga Mammoth 25 Darklords Shade 30* Sorceror Owl 35 and 40 Megalo Adamant 45 and 50 Dryramas 55 and 60 Brigandine 65 The One Death 70** DeepOne 75*** Huge Grudge 80 Judgement 85 Tinder Baron 90*** Chaos Empress 95 True Cernunnos 100**** *"Special" Boss. Receive Pure Medallion for winning **Deformed version of The One Sin. Strike the arms to break shield, then attack the body. Receive Unlimited 50 SP item for winning. Pure Medallion - Recover 350 HP (infinite uses) ***Has SP armor. Keep attacking until all its SP is drained, or use beast awakening. ****The True Cernunnos. 9999 HP. Lots of Defence (I was doing 3-7 damage at level 150 with pimped out weapons). Rewarded with DG-Z guns when killed. After beating, you will see the second, hidden epilogue. After beating this, all parts of .hack GU 3 pertaining to the story line are finished. Notable Floors in the Forest of Pain: 36-39: Doing the Objective gives you an unlimited fairy orb item. 50: You meet Tabby. Check e-mail to get Member Address. 51-54: Do the objectives to get the DG-Y guns. (not too great, 10 attack) 61-64: Doing the objectives gets you an unlimited warp to any platform item. 81-84: Do the objectives to get unlimited smoke screen, and Indulgence. (Indulgence is good for Zelkova.) Objectives list ('x' is a variable and can be any number): Perform x combo Perform x skill triggers Break x objects open x treasure or trap boxes Perform Awakening X times* Clear while being KO'd X time(s) or less. Defeat X enemy parties. *This can be a half-awakening. Fill the awakening Gauge halfway, then use beast or demon awakening. These count towards the number. This is an ongoing section. Don't E-mail me info about this because chances are I'll catch it myself. Avatar Battles [avbatlz] ------------------------ [[[AIDA<Grunwald>]]] Uses a regular attack in which it crawls close to you and slashes you once. This is often repeated several times in a row. Archene Shot -- Shoots balls of web at you that can be easily avoided by dashing Kobold Bullet -- Shoots 4 bullets at you. The bullets move slow and can be blocked by slashing them with your scythe. Arachno Trap -- shoots string at you. The string typed stuff then moves up and down. If it hits you, you get caught in a web and the AIDA will do an additional attack. [[[AIDA<Victorian>]]] Shoots an array of bullets. Dodge with side dash. Moves up close and attacks. Royal Bullet- Shoots many bullets out. Can be blocked with slash. Excellent Ray- Charges and shoots 3 beams ahead. Dodge with side dash. Elegant Orb- Shoots an orb at you. Block it with the slash. If the orb is blocked successfully, it is sent back to the Victorian and will stun it. [[[Fidchell]]] Fidchell can teleport around different sides of the screen. Its regular attacks include: A small barrage of bullets, can dodge or block with slash Teleports close up to you and does some funky glowing move that damages you. Another un-named attack that Fidchell will use is a data- drain like orb. It isn't really a data drain, and can be repelled with slash. If repelled, it stikes Fidchell and stuns. If it hits you, you will be hit with the 'Will Of Gods' attack. Spinning Death- Shoots out 1 to 2 discs. Break them with slash. Will Of Gods- You get stuck in a box and damage will be done to you. Quadra Halo- Shoots 4 lasers directly ahead. Dodge with Side Dash. Data Drain- Unblockable. Mash buttons to escape. [[[Corbenik 2nd]]] Corbeniks regular attacks include: Shoots out an array of bullets. Can be dodged or blocked with slash. Shield. Corbenik can shield himself from all damage. He cannot be hurt at this time. Variant Summon- Summons little AIDA's beings that come at you. Destroy with slash or shoot them Celestial Wrath- Beams fall from the sky. Where ever the first beam lands, go the opposite direction. Mental Vamprism- Sends out a Data Drain-like seed. If it hits you, it does massive damage. Slash at it to send it back at him to stun him Data Drain- Unblockable. Mash buttons to escape. [[[Cubia Alpha]]] Can shoot small orbs at you. Can be dodged with side dash. Summons many Cubia Gomora. Kill them by charging your gun. Ectoplasm- Cubia Alpha uses this when you're too close. It does little to no damage and only knocks you away. Destroy all the Cubia Gomora to stun Alpha. [[[Cubia Beta]]] Shoots bullets at you. Dodge with side dash. Jihad - Shoots lasers in random directions. Gomora - Makes many Cubia Gomoras. Chaos Gehenna - Makes a huge orb, explodes it, and has many Gomora swarm you. They can be killed by your gun or slashing them, but escaping without damage is difficult. A rather easy avatar battle if you can get used to blocking his attacks. Blacklisted PK's [pklistlol] ---------------------------- The blacklisted PK campaign can be found in the back ally thing of the mercenary district of Mac Anu. All you need to do is kill the 7 chaotic PK's once. After you do this, you will be able to unlock Natsume as a party character. A good place to use for finding the chaotic PK is Sigma: Screaming Aster's Berserker Just keep entering the area, killing the battle area, and leaving until all of the Chaotic PK people are defeated. BlackListed PK Reward for Defeating Genjyo the Fatal - Sanity Fan//28000 GP Kaotin In The Shadows - Confusion Leaf//29000 GP Magical Pokotan - Steel Crest//30000 GP Silent TERU - Steel Shell//31000 GP Poison Lei Lei - Ein Baku Jawbone//32000 GP Lady Bomber Jahad - Niku Baku Jawbone//38000 GP Yokochi "Steel" Taro - World Mirror//44000 GP Reward as a bonus for killing all Blacklisted PK's: Grudge Water Chims Kicker Campaign [chmkik] ------------------------------ This ones simple enough, right? Just kick 1000 chim. A good place to do this is Theta Pursuing Military alga grass. Once in the map go to the right, across the bridge, to find 5 chim trees. Just go around kicking them until you have enough. Rewards: Checkpoint 1: Halcyon Scroll Checkpoint 2: Abyss Scroll Checkpoint 3: Vitality Scroll Checkpoint 4: Sanity Scroll Checkpoint 5: Dusk Chim Chim DoppelGanger [doppgang] ----------------------- The doppel Ganger can be found in field that are not related to the story. If the field was used in the story, then doppel will not appear. Areas with third word Moonlight will have a doppelganger in the very beginning of the field. After entering a field, wait 5 minutes for the doppelganger to appear. He will appear anywhere on the field. Going into a battle resets this time. The doppel ganger has SP armor. After beating him, you get his armor, but it makes fighting him kinda annoying. Just beat him down for a while until he reaches 0 SP and you can hurt him, or use your beast awakening. Beast awakening is like instant win. You just need to do beast awakening and use your guns and you should be able to kill him by the time the awakening ends. I recommend you bring Zelkova into this fight with you. He has items that heal your HP to its max, your SP to its max, and heals you from dead to max. Killing him Once will get you new Guns DG-0 and the item Bygone Servant. The guns have about 2 less attack than the starter guns, but had the skill avenging bullet, and the Bygone Servant is just proof that you killed the doppelganger. Killing the Doppel Ganger the Second time will make you lose the Bygone Servant item, and the Own King if you had it from previous games, but gain the 'Other Self' armor, and the accessory 'Shadow' is you had the Own King. Other Self has these abilities: Reduce damage taken by physical attacks 75% Reduce damage taken by magic attacks 75% Convert Normal Damage into SP damage. When SP is 0, damage is dealt to HP normally. Shadow has these abilities: Gradually increase HP (recovers more than HP regen 2) Gradually increase SP (recovers more than SP regen 2) Increases damage from Physical attacks, arts, spells, and attack items by 1.25. Natsume [natsumez] ------------------- Natsume "The Edgemaniac"- Beat all 7 Chaotic PKs. Then Log Out and check "The World" forums from the Community Forums. There will be a post about another PK. Go to a few areas and she will be there. She is yelling something about Tri-Edge and Kite. Now, head back to the Forums and there will be talk about how Haseo was fighting full out and how they saw the PK on the back streets of Breg Epona (Sigma Server). Head there and you will see Natsume (who apparently has dual personalities) conversing with that golden gladiator, who's music just makes you want to smash your game with a pipe, Piros the 3rd. He tries to introduce you, but Haseo cuts him off. A clueless Natsume is then forced by Piros (who seriously needs to get an attitude adjustment around that girl) to give you her member address. Affection/Marriage [afecshun] ----------------------------- This is a short guide on raising affection. I'm not going to go into great detail on this though. Affection goes like this. Red is the worst color. After red is blue, then yellow, and then pink is the highest. Each color can have 5 orbs. Once you get a '6th orb' you go to the next color with no orbs. The highest affection you can get is Pink with 5 orbs. The main things to raise your affection with someone: 1. Give them gifts. Equiptment, etc. I found giving them the Books of ____ items to work well, and then just make them use it on myself. 2. 'Favorite' actions. Each character has a favorite action. Watch the battle and try and figure out what theirs is, and then keep doing it. Rengeki is a favorite action for every character. 3. Cards. Send them cards, and try not to be a jerk to them. Be nice in your cards and you will always get an 'Affection increase'. 4. God Chim Chim. God Chim Chim raises affection a lot. Well, not a lot, since it varies. Sometimes he gives you 1 orb, sometimes he gives you an entire color. Just find a map ending in 'BBQ plate' with a God Chim Chim near the entrance. Things that you SHOULDN'T do: 1. Never send them a card, and in response tell them to pound sand. This will just give you an affection decrease. 2. Don't let them die. Everytime they die in battle, they lose affection. Marriage: To unlock 'Marriage' you need to get all 22 characters. For those who are having troubles, Sakubo counts as 2. Saku, and bo. Then you need the 2 characters unlocked after the game s beaten. Tabby, and Natsume. During the story, you NEED to be nice to Saku and convince her to stay, or no marriage for you. Once you have all 22 characters, you will get an e-mail from CC corp and from Aura. Then, you will have the marriage card. You only get one of these cards, so save before you use it. Then, you can send it to anyone that you have the max affection with. Contact Info [contactinfo] -------------------------- You may contact me via AIM, MSN, or my e-mail. AIM: Googlrr MSN: Googlrr@hotmail.com (I only log on this every so often) Email: Googlrr@yahoo.com If you need to contact me using e-mail please put "DotHack Guide" as the subject field or it WILL be deleted as spam mail. I get so much spam mail per day that I basically delete everything. If I'm not on the messengers at the time leave me an offline message. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. Copyright 2007 Trevor Carmichael.