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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty: 5 Star Mythic Loot Guide by FSD
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Loot was considered a huge deal in Nioh, and while Yasuda has gone on record to say that there isn't as much loot in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, there is still actually quite a bit of it to collect between armor sets, a plethora of different weapon types and accessories.

There are five types of equipment rarities including:

✮ - Common
✮✮ - Rare
✮✮✮ - Epic
✮✮✮✮ - Legendary
✮✮✮✮✮ - Mythic


The two rarities you want to focus your time on will be Legendary & Mythics with the other rarities being salvaged and sold at the Blacksmith. The drop rate of Legendary & Mythic are not that high and if you are looking for every piece of high-spec equipment; it can take a good while to get a complete Legendary collection of...
Winter Brawl 3D 2023: DOA6, DOA3, DOA5LR Top 8 Stream & Results
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Big E Gaming's Winter Brawl: 3D 2023 started at 12pm EST at the Double Tree Hotel located at Cherry Hill, NJ. This tournament is a small, comfortable and intimate environment for 3D fighting games of all types, including three different Dead or Alive games. The first title to be showcased at Bifuteki's Twitch stream is Dead or Alive 6, and you can observe the complete bracket for all three featured games at Big E Gaming's Start.GG for Winter Brawl: 3D 2023.

Dead or Alive 6 Top 8 Results

One of the star performers at this show was Scarlet Hurricane & Tina. While they may have lost to Jager in the opening fight, the movement, speed, reaction and timing has been nearly impeccable. Hurricane made a great tournament comeback after his loss to Jager by defeating Kambo with flash...
Three Main DOA Games to Play at Winter Brawl 3D 2023 Tournament
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Winter Brawl 3D is less than two weeks away, and now is the time to plan your trip to Cherry Hill, New Jersey for a chance to compete in a tournament that is hosting three Dead or Alive main games on its roster. Big E Gaming has gone all out for DOA, and we appreciate just how much Big E has done for this franchise. If Dead or Alive 6 is not your favorite title you also have Dead or Alive 5: Last Round & Dead or Alive 3++ to choose from which has never been done before in our community history!

This is an intimate event with a COVID Policy attached, giving us a player capacity of 250 fighters. Big E isn't looking to create record numbers for this event, but he is honoring the offline scene and he is remembering DOA in the process. If you want to fight and showcase your skills, please consider registering today at Big E's organized and well-structured Start.GG. Some members from...
Lu Bu is the Toughest Team NINJA Fight Since Dagra Dai or Alpha-152
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Lu Bu is one of those bosses that is extremely satisfying to fight but can also completely destroy you in one or two moves if you make a mistake with your deflects. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is not just about perfecting those deflects, but it's also about Wizardry and magic, which can you help you considerably in this fight. Some critics have stated that Wizardry does not serve a purpose in Wo Long, but that is far from the truth, and listening to that advice will likely not help you progress through the game.

The best tip that can be given to anybody struggling with Lu Bu is use the Frost Lance Water Phase Spell. This spell can be casted quickly and it will diffuse Lu Bu's fire when he uses the Flame Weapon Fire Phase Spell. Things can escalate really quickly if you allow Lu Bu to use his Fire Spells because the damage increase and spread is ridiculous.

You fight Lu Bu in Part 4 Episode 1, and I did not know I would be fighting him as the boss after playing arguably...
Dead or Alive 6 ++ Update 2 Released
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There is a new second update to Dead or Alive 6 ++ by @Rev_an and it's available now for PC players! Check out the Patch Notes for all of the serious gameplay changes, character tweaks and other various adjustments. If you like what you see download 6++ Beta Update 2 and get ready for action! Rev has some additional comments that he left in the forum as a type of summarization for this update:

There's an updated dll and config file this time, so make sure you replace those as well as the character data. This also breaks the base mod's compatibility with Vanilla 6 since we're using one of the [gameplay] section's toggles; so make a backup of and remove d3d11.dll if you need to turn the mod off. It will no longer be sufficient to empty out the replacements folder.

Update 2 is trying out a big...
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is Breaking Company Records
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Team NINJA's Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty has not only received strong review scores, but it's also breaking company records despite being a Day 1 Game Pass title. If you're interested in seeing what the excitement is about, we implore you test out Wo Long for yourself on Day 1 Game Pass. If you've never signed up for Game Pass before, it's only one dollar to start, and the quality here completely dominates the old build of the Final Demo.

While Nioh 1 & 2 are extremely successful and fun games, the general audience of gamers appeared to find more appeal in Wo Long as its all-time peak currently sits at 75,373. This number is nearly double Nioh 2's 41,273 all-time peak. That being said, Wo Long has created interest for Nioh 2 among players with a 17% increase since Wo Long's release.


Since Fumihiko Yasuda has taken over as president of Team NINJA Studios; the company has been...
Reviews for Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty are Strong
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Professional Reviews

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty reviews have started coming in strongly for: PC Steam, Playstation 5 and XBOX Series X. Steam currently leads the review race at 82, Playstation 5 and XBOX are very close to that with an average of 81. The game was predicted to score about the same as Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy or Dead or Alive 6 with both titles having an average rating of 72 at launch which means that Wo Long is currently performing better than both titles by almost 10%.

Wo Long is slightly lower than Nioh 2 in ratings, but not by much. Nioh 2 averaged a Metacritic score of 85 percent between its various editions. Team NINJA provided me with a review & content creation copy of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Digital Deluxe on PC and XBOX and we will give unbiased context and review of the game. From what I have played the...
EVO Japan 2023 Dead or Alive 6 Side Tournament Confirmed
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After five years of no appearances and skipped opportunities the official Yesu Twitter account has confirmed that Dead or Alive 6 will be a side tournament at EVO Japan 2023 alongside Skullgirls: 2nd Encore. This tournament is happening because EVO Japan allows for people to officiate and register games to their side tournament roster. Yesu is a subbranch of Jesu who will be officiating and managing the tournament as the organizer.


EVO Japan will help majorly as a platform to showcase our community talent, but EVO Japan does not manage these side tournaments. FSD will reach out to the organizer to see how bringing DOA6 to this big-name event came about. EVO Japan begins March 31st and runs through the second of April. Please stay tuned for future updates pertaining to this EVO Japan side event including entrants, brackets and game stream schedule...
New Venus, Yukino, Announced for DOAX: Venus Vacation & Other Announcements
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Today Team NINJA has announced a new Venus to the Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation brand. Considering that we've had ZERO news or references from Team NINJA pertaining to Dead or Alive since November at the G-STAR Keynote; this is fairly big news for fans of Team NINJA products. Team NINJA's new character is named Yukino, and she seems to be interested in photography. Like all new Venus characters, she starts off at a premium price until going F2P at a later date.


Considering that this is one of Koei Tecmo's biggest drawing streams of all time they also decided to show off the Marie Rose costume DLC for the next Fatal Frame game. Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse releases March 9th, 2022. A few weeks past Wild Hearts and only six days ahead of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. Koei Tecmo is going all out before the next wave of big titles.

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Hoodless Wins Frosty Faustings XV Tournament
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Hoodless organized the Dead or Alive 6 side tournament at Frosty Faustings XV showing us once more why he is the DOA6 World Champion by also competing and winning the tournament. Dragon Ninja's Ryu Hayabusa was on point, and he had defeated his opponents convincingly until he once again had to confront his strongest opponents: Rig and Hoodless.

We have all seen that Hoodless has definitely been on a streak lately with Killy being the only thorn in his side. Everyone has a reason to fight, and it's clear to the viewers and it's clear to the offline scene that his reason to fight is to continuously prove himself and show the best gameplay using the most complex characters. He's a true master of stance changes and timing putting his mastery level on display against one of the strongest Hayabusa players that actively plays.

Dragon Ninja was watching Flame Falco and Memphis Legends patiently and probably intensely as this match was hyped by the spectators and for good reason...
Opinion: Koei Tecmo Continues to Protect the Image of Dead or Alive
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By now most people know that Dead or Alive has been exploited by a plethora of sniveling con artists out there in the adult entertainment world, and Koei Tecmo has seemingly double downed on getting the police and courts involved with this outrageous idea that people think they can do whatever they want with characters they don't own. Koei Tecmo has "cracked down" on advertisers of adult entertainment using their characters to sell sex and now it's in the form of a body pillow that is in custody.

If we are going to do some pillow-talk here I personally feel no remorse for the individual(s) arrested for this case. Stop using DOA unethically and unauthorized as your hobby horse to get money and get a real job or career like everyone else! If you don't want to work at Koei Tecmo, use your skills with the franchises they create for proper content creations that are within the means...
Celebrity Joe Rogan Plays DOA with his Daughter & Thinks Marie Rose is Hot
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Sometimes the title says it all, but it's hard not to mention someone classified as a worldwide celebrity that thinks your game is awesome, and this is the case for Joe Rogan and Dead or Alive. Now I'm sure his daughter doesn't play competitively, but she does beat up her dad with Marie Rose! Joe Rogan went as far as to say that Marie Rose is "hot as fuck." The good news for Rogan here is that Marie Rose is eighteen years old, but the bad news for him is they are a bit far off in age. 37 years a part to be more precise.


Ivana of the DOA community posted the Tweet this morning confriming the statement from the Joe Rogan Podcast, and I personally couldn't help but chuckle at his description of the moves and character. I'm sure playing the game with his daughter is a memory he enjoys, and I found it touching myself. His daughter could have chosen a more popular fighting game like Tekken or Street...
Dead or Alive Tournament Winter 2023 Schedule
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Dead or Alive has shown some sparks of life lately, and it will be making a comeback to the offline scene to kick off a promising 2023. Outside of our regular Hoodless Weekly in North America and MIKADO Channel 4 Tournaments in Japan we haven't seen a lot of activity for our mainstay fighting series, but this looks to change next month with two huge offline tournaments for Dead or Alive 6 and appearances from classics such as Dead or Alive 2: Ultimate and Dead or Alive 3 ++ to keep you thoroughly entertained.

The biggest reveal is from Big E Gaming who announced the return of Dead or Alive 6 at Winter Brawl. Dead or Alive 6 is being featured at Winter Brawl as a main game (at this point in time) and the tournament will take place at Double Tree hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ March 18th. We will announce further details as they come to us including Registration Link, Event Time & Tournament Pools. Another big announcement is that Dead or Alive...
DOA6: Arcade Tournament Streaming from MIKADO Channel 4
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Happy Holidays! Over the past year Dead or Alive 6: Arcade has been making a comeback in Japan not only with the number of people playing, but also increased viewership and interest due to efforts of the Japanese DOA community & Mikado Channel 4 Arcade. They hosted a fun and free tournament for Intermediate and Beginners and their regular monthly tournament. Mr. Kurogane is the regular Kula Diamond player, and his professionally organized tournaments are streamed on a separate Mikado Channel.


The Mikado Game Center promotes Dead or Alive 6: Arcade on a weekly basis streaming the players that come by to show off their skills and with monthly events. They stream on YouTube and save the VODs for your viewing pleasure. We are in the process of getting names of the players that show up regularly so we...
Master Live at XBOX & Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Pre-Order Bonuses Explained
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DOA Super NINJA and Community Manager, Master streamed live from Seattle on the official XBOX channel for the promotion of Team NINJA's Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. He will also be answering questions so it might be a good time to express those; whatever they may be. If you're interested in playing Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, please continue to read this article for the examination of pre-order DLC images and builds that will correspond with these exclusive armor pieces.


Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is coming out March 3rd of 2023 and Team NINJA has announced their pre-order packages for this masterpiece in the making. There have been many video game news giants that have posted the names of the DLC and the packages for sale, but very few that have seen or shown the images of the armor and given a detailed explanation on what they could possibly do. You may have missed the demo; you might be wondering which armor piece...
TEKKEN 8 Borrows Mechanics from the Dead or Alive Franchise
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While more recent titles from Team NINJA such as: the anticipated Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty & critically acclaimed Nioh have not seen a lot of environment gameplay it has always been at the heart of Dead or Alive since the 90s and now TEKKEN 8 is borrowing various elements from its long-term rival.

Harada has also made sure to mention early on that this mechanic is not just for visual flair but will expand the stages as well and that environments will also play a vital role in the gameplay itself like DOA always has. What other fighters can you mention that have gone out of their way to go the extra mile with visual design and scale of a level?

This sort of inspiration makes the community wonder if we will see a special guest Dead or Alive character such as Kasumi or Ryu Hayabusa someday. Fans of both series have wanted to see some type of collaboration for years and with announcements like this, we could be edging closer to that; not to say it...
Player-Made DOA6++ Gets First Update
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If you haven't already, be sure to take a look at the Dead or Alive 6 ++ Beta for Steam players, and if you have played before, update your game with the first update for completely new changes. There have been many discoveries made already by casuals and professionals alike, but this controversial take on a controversial game continues to be met with a mixed reception as it continues its beta phase. You are completely free to have your opinion, but please be respectful of one another's work and inspire @Rev_an with constructive criticism and feedback.

Anyone that liked Dead or Alive: Dimensions is in for a real treat as moves from the game continue to break into the mold of Dead or Alive 6. To me this is one of the more interesting components of Dead or Alive 6 ++. To give us elements we haven't experienced with the game before.


And this one might interest players like...
FSD Matt Ponton is First to SS Dead or Alive 2: Ultimate
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Through the Insignia client, FSD's Matt Ponton was the first person on the planet to SS the refreshed Dead or Alive 2: Ultimate leaderboard via XBOX Live on the original XBOX. Some players are making strides to beat his rank, but it only took this professional player less than two days to get the coveted SS title. Matt Ponton is no joke when it comes to the older titles of DOA and him and Rikuto are among the most dangerous men in DOA2 and DOA3 respectively.


Can you compete with his score? Watch his performance in the VOD provided and follow Ponton at Twitch for more great content. Learn more about setting up your original XBOX to LIVE at our official Insignia newspost and also read and...
Dead or Alive 2: The New 28 (Dreamcast Mod Series)
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Hello There, Welcome To My Dreamcast Mod Series!

This Certainly Won't Be On Any Dreamcast Mini.

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Give You The Lowdown On How This All Came Together.

The Final, The Prequel, The Vanilla & The Prototype Timelines Now Dubbed The New 56.

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Fourteen Characters X Four Timelines = 56!

--------The Final Timeline-------

Final 2021/Tengu Edition, The Final Rehash, Loving Twice, Five By Five, Twenty Eight.

One Zero, Wishful Mags, Code Chronus, All Bets Are Off, 42 O'Clock.

Fiction Of Life, What Awaits You, Not So Premium, A Different Look.

Trust Tina Plan, Dive Into 56 & Ending The 56.

--------The Prequel Timeline--------

Time Ninja, Loving Infinity, 7th Heaven, Cloud 9, End The 28, Action 28, Vanilla Bonkers

Dive The 42, Playmakers, Five Stars Match...
Team NINJA is Planning to Reboot Dead or Alive and NINJA Gaiden
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Some breaking news has been released today during Team NINJA's keynote at the South Korea G-Star conference by Fumihiko Yasuda that Dead or Alive and NINJA Gaiden reboots will be the future of the company after the release of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty & Rise of Ronin. The final image presented in the breaking story has been translated by key individuals in our community including @WAZAAAAA and @Matt Ponton respectively:


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Team NINJA's Future - Reboot of Popular Series - Images of NINJA Gaiden & Dead or Alive

There is a lot of information in this story, and we will break all of it down here at Free Step Dodge, but this looks like extremely positive evidence of a future and now is probably not...
First DOA2U XBOX LIVE Online Fights in Almost 13 Years
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The Insignia client for the original XBOX released today, and because of this, Matt Ponton was able to stream the first Dead or Alive 2: Ultimate online matches to happen on the original XBOX LIVE in almost thirteen years. Ponton selected Jann Lee to fight Echo's Ayane in a yellow bar online match, and surprisingly, this faceoff seemed smooth for a yellow bar quality bout.

Please stay tuned for more quality streaming from Matt Ponton. Give him a follow at Twitch as he is streaming the game at its highest possible quality and he's also very polite and helpful for players trying to setup their consoles to the service. Remember you must first get an invite by signing up at Insignia's site. There are further instructions at their official website to help you on your quest back to this incredible Team NINJA experience.

Ponton plans on streaming more later today and/or...

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